Space Soldiers won't play SL Invitational Shanghai

Space Soldiers won't play SL Invitational Shanghai

Space Soldiers announced that they won’t participate at SL i-league Invitational II Shanghai due to a schedule conflict. Their goal is the EU Minor.

On October 12th, Space Soldiers qualified for the StarLadder event with a perfect 6-0 run in the EU qualifier. In the finals they had the upper hand against HAVU Gaming 2 to 0.

Yesterday, Space Soldiers earned the 1st-2nd place at the European closed qualifier for the next Minor: they defeated ex-Outlaws with a magnificent 16:5 score on Mirage. Unfortunately, both the EU Minor and SL i-league Invitational II will take place in the same days, from November 2nd to 5th.

The November schedule of the tournaments was declared by the management. Please find below the tournaments we will attempt with our CS:GO team:

2-5th of Nov.- ELEAGUE Major 2018 Eu Minor Championship
22-26th of Nov.- WESG EU&CIS Regional Finals

Due to the conflict of tournament dates, We deeply regret to inform that we will not be able to attend the SL i-League Invitational and the ESL Turkey Championship. We thank them for their understanding.
— Space Soldiers

StarLadder hasn’t announced yet which team will replace Space Soldiers in their $150,000 tournament.

A total of 8 squads will battle in Shanghai, China: Gambit Esports and Tyloo received a direct invite, and three more must still be revealed. The remaining three teams earned the right to participate through the regional qualifiers.

Teams for SL i-league Invitational II Shanghai

  • Gambit Esports

  • Tyloo

  • Flash Gaming (China qual)

  • Team Spirit (CIS qual)


Header Image: Space Soldiers

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