June 11, 2019
The last Minor of the 2018-2019 DPC season will kick off tomorrow in Kiev for the Starladder Ukraine Minor.
It is the last chance for two teams to book a ticket to the final DPC Major of the 2018-2019 season. Eight teams will be competing in Kiev for one of two available slots for the EPICENTER Major and the last shot at collecting enough DPC points to earn a direct invite to TI9.
While a ticket to EPICENTER could make any TI9 dreams come true, Alliance, EHOME and Mineski are right on the cusp and need the Major DPC points to clinch an invite. Without that, they can easily fall out of contention and be relegated to the closed qualifiers.
compLexity Gaming would need to qualify and then take a 5-6th place finish while hoping other teams didn’t pass them up. Team Anvorgesa, Team Sirius and Winstrike all would need to qualify and then take a top 3 spot to consider heading to TI9 directly.
NiP is the only team that is playing without the same type of pressure, having already secured enough points to be working on their visas for China already.
Starladder Ukraine Minor groups
The eight teams have been divided into two groups of 4 teams each:
Group A Group B
Anvorgesa Team Sirius
EHOME Ninjas in Pyjamas
Alliance compLexity Gaming
Starladder Ukraine Minor format
The group stage will be held in the GSL-format, following the results of which, two teams from each group will go to the Playoffs, where they will be expected by the Double-Elimination bracket. All matches of the tournament will be held in the BO3-format, except the final one, in which there are going to be at least 3 maps (BO5).
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