$50,000 and a handful of veterans
Starladder will be working with GG.Bet to bring us the first season of the GG.Bet Invitational. The tournament which takes place from the 1st-7th October, and will be played out purely online. Eight teams will be divided into 2 GSL groups, with the top two progressing to a single elimination playoffs. In other words, to take the lion's share of the $50,000 prizepool, the winning team need only secure 4 wins.
Prize money for all 8 participating teams
Starladder has so far only confirmed 4 of the 7 invited teams, with 1 spot reserved for the winners of the Open Qualifiers.
The Open Qualifiers will be hosted by FACEIT from the 29th-30th September. What might entice new teams to participate in the Open Qualifiers, is that all participating teams receive a share of the prizemoney, with $1,250 going to 7th-8th place.
Given Starladder only announced of 4 of 7 teams, it is highly probable they are still on the hunt for teams to commit to the tournament, leaving room for you and your band of aspiring pro gamers to qualify. Keep an eye out on FACEIT for the sign-ups for the Open Qualifiers.
Participants / Invited teams
Ninjas in Pyjamas
+1 Open Qualifier winner
An English broadcast for the GG.Bet Invitational will be delivered by Beyond The Summit.