Two More Teams Receive SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Invites

by Kevin Hitt

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(Photo: StarLadder)

The SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Finals have added two more teams to their list of competitors. No. 2 SK Gaming and No. 5 Ninjas is Pyjamas have just received invites to participate in the Season 3 Finals.

Ninjas in Pyjamas, the Season 2 defending champions, defeated G2 in the finals last September. Also in Season 2, SK Gaming was invited, but declined the invitation due to Fernando “fer” Alvarenga going under the knife to remove a pre-cancerous tumor and relieve pressure in his eardrum.

SK Gaming and Ninjas in Pyjamas will join two CS:GO powerhouses on the invite list in the forms of current No. 1 team in the world Astralis and No. 3 Virtus.pro. Astralis and Virtus.pro met in the finals of the ELEAGUE Major in a match that went the distance with Astralis doing just enough to win the event.

This now makes known four of the 16 teams that will participate in the $300,000 tournament which starts on February 10 with the offline finals taking place from April 4-9, in Kiev, Ukraine.

There are still four more invite spots available for tournament organizers to bring in the teams they want to see. On top of that, there are three qualification spots available for the Chinese region, three for the European region, and two for the North American Region.

Current list of teams participating in the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Finals:

  1. Astralis (Invited)
  2. SK Gaming (Invited)
  3. pro (Invited)
  4. Ninjas in Pyjamas (Invited)
  5. Invite
  6. Invite
  7. Invite
  8. Invite
  9. China Qualifier
  10. China Qualifier
  11. China Qualifier
  12. Europe Qualifier
  13. Europe Qualifier
  14. Europe Qualfier
  15. North American Qualifier
  16. North American Qualifier

The European Qualifier starts on Friday, February 10 and goes until February 28. The Chinese Qualifier runs from February 21-28, while the North American Qualifier goes from February 13-18.