StarLadder Minor: Group Stage Seeding and Schedule
The organizers of the approaching Dota 2 minor tournament StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor have revealed the seeding for the event’s group stage. Royal Never Give Up, OG, Flying Penguins and Old but Gold have been seeded into Group A, while Vici Gaming, Gambit Esports, Demilition Boys and BOOM ID will play in Group B.
The group stage is scheduled for March 7th – 9th and will feature a GSL format with best-of-three series. Top two teams from each group will make it to the playoffs, while the others will be eliminated. The playoffs stage will be played on March 10th and feature a single-elimination bracket with best-of-three semifinals and best-of-five grand finals.
Event Schedule (UK Time):
- 10:00: RNG vs Flying Penguins
- 13:30: Old but Gold vs OG
- 17:00: Group A Winners’ Final
- 10:00: Vici Gaming vs Demolition Boys
- 13:30: Gambit Esports vs BOOM ID
- 17:00: Group B Winners’ Final
- 08:00: Group A Lower Bracket Semifinal
- 11:30: Group B Lower Bracket Semifinal
- 15:00: Group A Upper Bracket Final
- 17:00: Group B Upper Bracket Final
- 10:00: Semifinal #1
- 13:30: Semifinal #2
- 17:00: Grand Finals
The winner of the event will get $125,000 in prize money, 120 DPC points and will also qualify for the major tournament DreamLeague Season 11. StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor is the first Dota Pro Circuit event this season to feature such a tournament format. All four previous DPC events featured double-elimination brackets, with no teams being eliminated after the group stage.