StarLadder ImbaTV season 3, the third Minor of the Dota Pro Circuit, will bring back on the camera names that fans have been missing for a while now.
Toby “TobiWan” Dawson will make his only second DPC appearance this year starting tomorrow, March 5th, when he will be back in Kyiv, Ukraine. Yet to join a Major broadcast this season, Tobi’s only DPC appearance this season was at the WePlay! Bukovel Minor, back in January. Someone that’s been missing for even far longer than TobiWan is the unrivalled stats man and analyst Alan “Nahaz” Bester. For him, the Minor starting tomorrow will be his first Valve sponsored tournament since TI9. Nahaz joins the StarLadder ImbaTV talent as host, along with Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden.
Perhaps the biggest surprise coming from the SL announcement is Chan “WinteR” Litt Binn, who, as weird as it might sound, hasn’t been on the Minors, Majors and TIs panels since The international 2018. Over the past two years, Winter returned to his first calling, the competitive scene and worked with various Southeast Asian rosters from the coaching role, or at times even from an active player position. Most recently he played support 5 for Alpha x Hashtag in the MDL Chengdu Major SEA qualifiers but got eliminated at the end of the group stage matches.
StarLadder ImbaTV Minor full talent list:
- Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden
- Alan “Nahaz” Bester
- Chan “WinteR” Litt Binn
- Admir “lizZard” Salkanović
- Dominik “Lacoste” Stipić
- Neal “tsunami” Khandheria
- Owen “ODPixel” Davies
- David “GoDz” Parker
- Toby “TobiWan” Dawson
- Kyle Freedman
The tournament is set to begin on the 5th of March at 09:00 CET with the group stage matches. Eight teams will enter the battle, split into two groups, each with four teams on it. At the end of the group play, the bottom two squads from each group will be eliminated from contention. The tournament has $300,000 and 660 DPC points to offer, as well as spot to the ESL One Los Angeles Major.
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