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SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals: Event Preview

The SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals, a $200,000 event for Counter-Strike®: Global Offensive, is set to go live in Minsk, Belarus from January, 13-17.
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The SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals, a $200,000 event for Counter-Strike®: Global Offensive, is set to go live in Minsk, Belarus from January, 13-17. Eight teams, collectively, from Europe, North America, and Asia will be competing for a share of the first major prize pool of the 2016 season.

The Format


The eight competing teams were placed into two groups, Group A, and Group B. Throughout the whole tournament, teams will played in a best-of-three format.

Group A

  • Natus Vincere
  • G2.Kinguin
  • Luminosity Gaming
  • CyberZen

Group B

  • Fnatic
  • Question Mark
  • Titan
  • Team EnVyUs

The Schedule


The first set of matches at the event have already been determined for the respective groups, with the other matches being identified after the outcome of previous matches.

*All match times are in Central European Time (CET)

Wednesday, 13 January

  • 11:00 - Group A - Na’Vi vs. CyberZen
  • 14:00 - Group A - G2 vs. Luminosity
  • 17:00 - Group A - Winners Match
  • 17:00 - Group A - Elimination Match

Thursday, 14 January

  • 10:00 - Group B - Fnatic vs. Team EnVyUs
  • 10:00 - Group B - Titan vs. Question Mark
  • 13:00 - Group B - Winners Match
  • 13:00 - Group B - Elimination Match
  • 16:00 - Group B - Decider Match
  • 16:00 - Group A - Decider Match

Friday, 15 January

  • 11:00 - Quarter-final #1
  • 17:00 - Quarter-final #2

Saturday, 16 January

  • 11:00 - Semi-final #1
  • 17:00 - Semi-final #2

Sunday, 17 January

  • 15:00 - Grand final

The Prize Pool


The prize pool for the five day event in Minsk, Belarus is a total of $200,000 with all teams leaving with a share of the prize. You can find the full distribution of the prize pool below:

  • 1st: $90,000
  • 2nd: $40,000
  • 3rd-4th: $20,000
  • 5th-6th: $9,000
  • 7th-8th: $6,000

The Talent Team


The SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals will have a 12-man on-air talent team bringing you, the viewer, with all of the information, casting, and expert analysis that you need.

You can find a full list of the talent team below:

  • Sue “Smixty” Lee - Host
  • Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett - Host

  • Daniel “ddk” Kapadia - Caster
  • James “JZFB” Bardolph - Caster
  • Anders “Anders” Blume - Caster
  • Auguste “Semmler” Massonnat - Caster
  • Stuart “TosspoT” Saw - Caster
  • Robin “Fifflaren” Johansson - Caster

  • Henry “HenryG” Greer - Analyst
  • Duncan “Thorin” Shields - Analyst
  • Janko “YNk” Paunovi? - Analyst
  • Mathieu “Maniac” Quiquerez - Analyst


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