StarLadder LAN Finals teams decided

posted by Tigrish,
With the last online matches for StarLadder Star Series Season IV played today, there is now a confirmed list of teams which will be battling it out at the offline finals in Kiev's Cybersport Arena from the 20th to the 23rd of December.

Some of you will be disappointed to hear that neither se No Tidehunter nor de Mousesports managed to conquer a place in the finals, however, the abundance of strong teams present should make for an entertaining finals! For example ru [color=gold]Virtus.Pro[/color] have been on fire lately with a winning streak of no less than 20 games, in addition eu[color=gold] Fnatic.Eu[/color] recently managed to snag their first Dota 2 LAN victory in the THOR Open tournament.

Teams that will be forced to drop down into the Pro Series next season include ua [color=gold] Illuminate[/color] and the disbanded se FUBAR who were merged into se Svenhunterz. The Pro Series finals tomorrow will determine who will get to join Star Series next season, with the THOR Open third place finishers se 4 Friends + Chrillee among the teams competing. Both ru XX5 and se [color=gold]Pulse eSports[/color] will have to prove their worth to remain within the Star Series. Pulse in particular has been playing with a lot of stand-ins lately and this may yet prove problematic for them in the future.

Prizepool distribution:

1st place – $8000
2nd place – $4000
3rd place – $2000
4th place – $1000