posted by Sun_Tzu,
The Alliance have said that their reason for not attending is their heavy practice schedule, as they are putting every bit of their effort towards preparing for The International, which is a mere month away now. The natural downtime which just about every LAN event has is undeniably a concern for such a team who in a very real sense have to be considered one of the favourites going into this years International.
This opened it up for three teams to make it through the final qualification bracket, which in the end was not needed as Netolic.ru after losing their game to iNfernity.rs bowed out, as they were concerned if they would be able to get their visas in time even if they did qualify. This meant that in the end iNfernity was joined by last seasons LAN Finalists Rat in the Dark as well as Imaginary Gaming, who ended the cupstage in fifth place overall.
Teams attending LAN Finals
Quantic Gaming Artur 'Goblak' Kostenko Sebastien 'Ceb' Debs Titouan 'Sockshka' Merloz Thibault 'Funzii' Calonne Airat 'Silent' GazievFnatic.EU Tal 'Fly' Aizik Adrian 'Era' Kryeziu Johan 'BigDaddyN0tail' Sundstein Kalle Juhanpoika 'Trixi' Saarinen Kai 'H4nn1' HanbueckersMousesports Adrian 'Fata' Trinks Dominik 'Black^' Reitmeier Pascal 'paS' Lohmeier Max 'Qojqva' Broecker Troels 'syndereN' NielsenEvil Geniuses Clinton 'Fear' Loomis Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho Robert 'Bdiz' Tinnes Jio 'Jeyo' Madayag Alaan 'Bamboe' FarajFlip.sid3 Brian 'MaNia' Strandby Mikkel 'miGGel' Berg Jesper 'Miracle' Nyhlén Christoffer 'Ryze' Winther Jonathan 'unicorn' ArgeImaginary Gaming Severin 'SEVtm' Philip Gregory 'Banz' Puivif Fabian 'Vladtepes' Borie Dimitri 'Spidah' Killy Alexandre 'Sky' AlbezaRat in the Dark Riku 'Buugi' Fält Eetu 'Lapiz' Seppälä Olli 'Sifla' Vidberg Ari 'Spin' Raimi Daniel 'daco' NygårdiNfernity.rs Gordan 'g0g1' Prosic Viktor 'Buktop' Knezevic Nenad 'grizine' Lukic Damir 'Mitch' Skaricic Dario 'rio' Podunavac
Schedule and tickets
The schedule for the games themselves have no yet been released, but the schedule for visitors to the LAN event has been made public:
Saturday 13th July - 12:30 CEST Doors Open
Saturday 13th July- 13:00 CEST Matches Start
Sunday 14th July - 12:30 CEST Doors Open
Sunday 14th July - 13:00 CEST Matches Start
Tickets for the event are on sale, and the venue will be larger than last time, allowing for more than 100 spectators to attend the LAN event. Tickets are on sale here for 7€ per day, with each day having separate day-passes sold for them..