Starladder Season IX day one coverage
For many this Thursday morning will begin with study or work, but this day will be remembered for the beginning of the grandiose season 9 StarLadder finals. It’s called grandiose for a reason, because for the first time of all seasons, the CyberArena in Kiev brought not only Europe’s best Dota 2 teams, but also added Asia and the USA to the list. All the teams will play for 4 awesome days for a total prize pool of more than 210 000$.
As result of yesterday’s draw, Natus Vincere are in group B, along with iG, EG and RoX.KIS, and in group A we have Empire, Alliance, DK and MVP. This immediately brought up the question “What group is the hardest for teams”, but the community couldn’t decide. Because everyone understands, that in such events it doesn’t matter who is your opponent in the group, if you want to become a champion – you have to be the strongest in the whole tournament.
Natus Vincere [0:1] EG
Invictus Gaming [1:0] RoX.KIS
1st place - $77 500
2nd place - $34 400
3rd place - $24 100
4th place- $13 700
5th-6th places- $6 800
7th-8th places - $4 300
Natus Vincere: XBOCT, Dendi, Puppey, Kuroky, Funn1k
Empire: Vanskor, Fly, Mag, Resolution, Silent
EG: EternaLEnVy, Arteezy, Universe, zai, ppd
DK: Burning, Mushi, iceiceice, LaNm, X!!
Invictus Gaming: YYF, Ferrari_430, Luo, ChuaN, Faith
MVP: SunBhie, Andrew, Danny, jaH, Tralf
The Alliance: s4, EGM, Akke, Loda, AdmiralBulldog
RoX.KIS: Goblak, Bzz, Yol, Sedoy, Solo