The first seven teams making their way to the StarSeries i-League Season 7 tournament have been revealed by the tournament organizer.
The team list is looking strong to open things up with Liquid and NRG making the cut from North America while MIBR and Wild will represent Brazil (for the most part). The latter earned their place at the event by winning GAMECON Brasilia 2018.
The Swedes of Ninjas in Pyjama who have looked re-energized as of late will be in attendance as well. mousesports and TyLoo round out the seven invited teams with 9 spots remaining open in the 16 team event.
Six of those nine spots will be direct invites while the remaining three will be earned via qualifiers for teams in Europe, Asia, and North America.
After several teams pulled out of the recent Season 6 event, StarSeries has upped the prize pool to $500,000 from the $200,000 previously awarded. With this change, we can now see five of the seven teams currently set to attend in the top 10 of the HLTV rankings.
The event will run from March 30 to April 7 and take place in Shanghai, China.