posted by towerrrr,
The online stage of the StarLadder Season VII is taking its closure, while the teams are getting prepared for the offline LAN finals in ua Kiev, Ukraine. The LAN finals will kick off on the 10th of October and will last until the 13th.

Following their great performance through out the group stage, the two time defending champions se Alliance are entering the LAN finals as the team with the most wins trough the group stage. Notably, Alliance managed to drop only two games in the group stage of the tournament from by Power Rangers and ua Na'Vi. The organisers of the StarLadder Star Series decided to let Alliance choose their opponent for the LAN finals in Kiev, following their first place in the group.

ua Na'Vi, eu FlipQ, and ru Team Empire are entering the LAN finals as the last three teams that managed to get a spot next to Alliance. The three teams ended up the groupstage with same results, which made the final day of the online stage of the StarLadder Season VII even more interesting. world didn't manage to win their last games against 4FC, Virtus.Pro and FlipQ, and therefore the chance of a tiebreaker between these four teams didn't occur.

However due to a wrist injury experienced by de Adrian 'Fata' Trinks, FlipQ will not be attending StarLadder's LAN finals. is the next team in line to take FliQ's slot but are unable to attend as well due to short notice. Instead the sixth ranked team ru RoX.KIS will attend the LAN finals.

LAN Final Teams

The Alliance se Jonathan 'Loda' Bergse Gustav 's4' Magnussonse Henrik 'AdmiralBulldog' Ahnbergse Joakim 'Akke' Akterhallse Jerry 'EGM' LundkvistTeam Empire ru Roman 'Scandal' Sadotenkovru Airat 'Silent' Gazievru Ivan 'Vanskor' Skorokhodua Andrey 'Mag' Chipenkoua Andrey 'alwayswannafly' BondarenkoNatus Vincere ee Clement 'Puppey' Ivanovua Danil 'Dendi' Ishutinua Alexander 'XBOCT' Dashkevichua Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikovde Kuro S. 'KuroKy' TakhasomiRoX.KIS ru Stanislav 'BzzIsPerfect' Glushanru Vladimir 'Yol' Basovru Vadim 'Sedoy' Musorinru Igor 'Nexus' Lisakovskiyru Andrey 'androidP' Pishchikov


The playoff stage will see a double-elimination system, with the regular best-of-three games until the grand final, where we will see a best-of-five games finale.

English coverage for the LAN finals will be provided by our own au Toby 'TobiWan' Dawson who will be joined by ar Bruno 'Statsman' Carlucci this time.

Playoff Bracket:


10th October (Thursday):
1500 CEST ua Navi vs ru Empire

11th October (Friday):
1200 CEST se Alliance vs ru RoX.KIS
1500 CEST Lower Bracket Round 1

12th October (Saturday):
1500 CEST Upper Bracker Final
1800 CEST Lower Bracket Final

13th October (Sunday):
1800 CEST Grand Final