Coming up this weekend will be the SLTV XII Finals, and confirmed details have now been announced for the tournament taking place March 27-29.
The twelfth iteration of SLTV Starseries will meet its conclusion this coming weekend at the Kiev Cybersport Arena in the Ukrainian capital. Between March 27-29, six teams will compete for the $38,000 prize pool.
The total prize pot for SLTV XII was $50,000 to be exact, as $2,000 has gone to each team's travel support to make it to Kiev. The prize distribution at the event itself—based on placing—will be:
1. - $18,000
2. - $9,000
3. - $5,000
4. - $3,000
5-6. - $1,500
The six competing teams, who made their way through the regular season and last-chance qualifiers, will be:
The tournament will run in a double elimination format, with all matches being best-of-three's. EnvyUs and Virtus.pro, who placed first in their groups in the second group stage online, will be placed slightly ahead in the winner's bracket to meet the winners of the two matches lower down.
In addition to the increased prize pool and team count compared to previous seasons, the SLTV XII Finals will mark a few more inaugural occurrences for the long-running tournament.
Firstly, a wide spread of casters and analysts has been chosen for the event, for both Russian and English speaking viewers.
The team for the Russian stream will be:
Igor "sL4M" Sopov
Yuri "Strike" Tereschenko
Taufik "tafa" Khidri
Fyodor "Kvan" Zakharov
Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy
Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov
Amiran "ami" Rekhviashvili
Meanwhile the casters and analysts for the English stream—who will also be on-site—are:
Duncan "Thorin" Shields
Daniel "ddk" Kapadia
James "JZFB" Bardolph
Auguste "Semmler" Massonat
Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl
Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett
Janko "YNk" Paunović (observer)
And perhaps most importantly for us here at HLTV.org, this will be the first time that a team from HLTV will be on-site at the Kiev Cybersport Arena to bring you updates, results and photos of the action this coming weekend.
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