StarLadder have announced the final participant of the StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 5 finals in SK Gaming. The Brazilian majority roster will join fifteen other contestants in Kiev, Ukraine on May 28 - Jun. 1 to face off for a whopping $300,000 prize pool. The group stage of the tournament will feature a Swiss, best-of-3 format, where the top eight teams will advance to the play-offs. The concluding stage of the tournament will take place at the National Palace of Arts "Ukraina", featuring a single-elimination, best-of-3 format, grand final included.
Below is a breakdown of the prize distribution, followed by a table containing the finalised list of participants:
Total prize pool: $300,000
1st place - $125,000
2nd place - $50,000
3-4th places - $25,000
5-8th places - $10,000
9-11th places - $6,000
12-14th places - $4,000
15-16th places - $2,500
|Team Liquid||mousesports||Natus Vincere G2A||Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|SK Gaming||GODSENT||AGO Esports||North|
In recent times SK Gaming have been busy with adapting to their recently refurbished roster. The addition of Jake "Stewie2k" Yip has presented more than just communicational challenges, particularly in light of the playstyle difference between him and the previous roster member, Epitácio "TACO" de Melo. In addition to this, the team has adapted a different approach to in-game leading, whereby Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo is no longer the sole shotcaller, instead employing Marcelo "coldzera" David as the IGL on certain maps.