Tournament: SL i-League StarSeries XIV
Date: 13-17 January
Place: Minsk, Belarus
Prize pool: $300,000
SL i-League Starseries XIV Dota 2 betting
The Starseries XIV finals are about to kick off and over $300,000 is on the line. 12 of the world’s best teams will battle it out over 5 days in Minsk Arena in Belarus. With teams such as Alliance who recently won WCA 2015 in China and Evil Geniuses who won The Summit 4 it’s guaranteed to be an exciting tournament. Other teams joining them will be Team Secret, Team Liquid, Natus Vincere, Vega Squadron, Virtus.Pro, Team Spirit, LGD Gaming, Wings Gaming, Complexity Gaming, and Fnatic.
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Possibly the greatest Dota 2 team of all time having won over $8,500,000 in prize money. They recently won The Summit 4 and The International 5.
One of the best teams in Europe right now and has famous players such as Kuroky and Fata. Won The Defense Season 5 and D2CL Season 6 recently and could easily finish top 4 in this tournament.
Ever since Puppey left in 2014 Na’Vi has struggled to find a good lineup. They have been unable to qualify for a lot of tournaments including the majors. There have been signs of improvement in their latest matches so they could surprise.
Won WCA 2015 in China last month and have been looking surprisingly good, the latest patch buffed the heroes they like to use. While it seems unlikely they will win despite their recent performances they could still finish in the top 4.
Had a few good tournaments earlier this season but have fallen off quite heavily since then but they are still one of the strongest teams in the CIS region.
Virtus.Pro brought in Silent from Team Empire as their new carry player a month ago and it seems to have paid off as they nearly won The Summit 4 where they lost 2-3 to EG in the grand finals. Currently the strongest team in the CIS region.
A new team lead by veteran Goblak that impressed everybody when they qualified to the Shanghai Major last week. We still haven’t seen too much of them and they haven’t played internationally yet.
The 3rd best team in China right now and they have had a mediocre season so far. They recently lost the WCA 2015 grand finals against Alliance 2-3 but it was on the new patch. Since then they have had time to practice on the new patch and crushed the Shanghai Major qualifiers.
Unexceptional Chinese team without any big results in China or internationally.
An American team that recently brought in 3 Swedish players Limmp, Chessie and Handsken. Haven’t played much internationally and going by the Shanghai Major qualifiers they struggled a bit against other NA teams.
From Southeast Asia we have Fnatic who has been failing to achieve anything significant since their creation. They have been losing out to most other teams, even in their own region. They did show some impressive performance in the Shanghai Major qualifiers last week so perhaps the new patch has helped them improve.