StarSeries, the $300,000 tournament in Kiev, kicks off with some of the top teams battling it out in Ukraine, including NiP, GODSENT, Virtus.pro and Astralis to name a few.
All group games for StarSeries will be played Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th September, with the tournament final being played on Sunday the 11th.
Catch all the action on the official StarSeries Twitch channel.
3-4. $25,000 each
5-8. $10,000 each
9-12. $4,500 each
13-16. $3,000 each
Dupreeh of Astralis was interviewed for the official Astralis website ahead of the tournament and here’s what he had to say: “The boot camp for POWERLAN in my opinion went really well and although we didn’t win POWERLAN which was the goal for us, I think we learnt a lot which is why we decided to hold another one.
“We weren’t satisfied with losing POWERLAN and we get a lot more out of our practice when we actually sit together in a room at boot camp.
“So far we have got some pretty solid results by beating FaZe five out of six times and I think we improve all the time from practicing so that makes us happy.
“Right now I don’t think there is a team I fear in that way – the only one I do fear is us.
“Our own individual performances can differ so much – either we play really well or we play like a bunch of scrubs. I think we are our own worst enemy.
“SK isn’t going to be there as far as I know and they would be the best team to beat and obviously playing the new NaVi line-up is going to be tough, but it would be fun to beat them on their home turf.”