Thijs Moves to the Winners' Group, Lifecoach and Lothar to the Last Chance Qualifiers of the StarLadder StarSeries Season 1
The final day of group stages is done for Nihilum and Lothar didn't manage to quite make it through, despite making it to the very last game, with a turn 2 joust being the deciding factor on who made it through to the next round.
But it's not all over for Lothar and Lifecoach as there will be a last chance group stage as well, after the winners' group stage next week, so there's still a chance of getting more Nihilum players to the LAN finals. The next stage of the tournament will be the winner's groups, where Thijs will have to end in the top 2 of his group to secure his spot at the LAN finals in Kiev. If he doesn't, he'll be moving to the last chance group stage together with Lothar and Lifecoach, albeit skipping a few rounds there.
Tune in next week for the next round of matches of the StarLadder StarSeries Season 1!
Day 2 went better as Thijs made it through Group B to the second stage of the event, going 2-1 and ending the day on a high note with the 3-0 sweep vs. Kolento's secret Paladin. Next up it's Lothar playing on Monday in Group C.
Day 1 wasn't a good one for Nihilum as Lifecoach is out of the tournament after moving to the winners' match but then losing two in a row. We still have Lothar and Thijs in the running and Thijs' group is coming up tomorrow (Friday) starting at 18:00.
StarLadder is back to Hearthstone once again and the main event is about to start. The tournament consists of 12 invitees and 4 qualifiers, and will be played out over two weeks with 4 days for group matches (Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday) and two players from each group moving forward to the finals. Nihilum got 3 players invited with Lifecoach, Thijs and Lothar each having their own group to hopefully dominate, so let's start hoping for an all Nihilum grand finals!
The 15,000$ series begins today, Thursday 3rd, and the very first match features Lifecoach vs. Lostov, starting at 18:00 CET. The groups play out double elimination style, with 2 wins taking you to the next stage. You can watch it all here:
Thijs' group is up tomorrow, starting at 18:00 as well, while Lothar will have to wait a little for his Monday matches.