The StarSeries i-League S7 has applied quick changes to the list of attending teams, with Team Liquid opting out of the race. With the StarSeries kicking off on March 30, 2019 in Shanghai, HellRaisers will step in.
- Team Liquid opt out of StarSeries i-League S7 over busy seasonal schedule
- HellRaisers will attend in their stead
- The total prize pool has been boosted to $500,000 from $300,000 for previous editions
Team Liquid Cancels StarSeries i-League S7 attendance, HellRaisers Have the Spotlight
North American esports powerhouse, Team Liquid, will not attend the Shanghai-based StarSeries i-League S7 event later this year, citing a busy CS:GO season for the team. In their absence, European competitive gaming organization HellRaisers will step in.
The StarSeries i-League S7 will allow a total of 16 teams to join the fray, with $500,000 on the line. The event is one of the major draws for the international competitive CS:GO community, with teams from Europe, America and Asia all lining up to participate.
Team Liquid were among the first six to make the shortlist of invitees to the event, but HellRaisers are the right squad to substitute, as they have already been joining the competition for five seasons in a row.
Placed 14th in the world rank list compiled by HLTV.org, the European team is well-poised to raise all hell in the established order of things.
The current line-up includes:
- Kirill “ANGE1” Karasiow
- Bence “DeadFox” Böröcz
- Özgür “woxic” Eker
- Issa “ISSAA” Murad
- Abay “Hobbit” Khasenov
StarLadder and ImbaTV have teamed up for the season, boosting the overall prize pool from $300,000 for previous editions to the present level.
More tweaks to the pre-event competitive structure was also introduced, with 12 teams receiving direct invites and four others remaining to settle it out throughout qualifiers in the aforementioned regions.
The list of attendees is finally available in full, with all teams gearing up for the clash one month from now.
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