The news means that there is now just one spot on offer at the Turkish event, which will go the winner of tonight’s CBCS Season 1 final, pitting Victor “iDk” Torraca‘s Imperial against Evidence for the grand prize of over $6,000.
Natus Vincere will travel to Belek as defending champions, having won the title in Season 7 after defeating fnatic in the final in Shanghai. At the time, the CIS highfliers still had Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev and Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko, who have since been replaced by Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov and Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács.
North, on the other hand, will look to breach past the quarter-finals for the first time since Season 5. The Danish squad are expected to officially confirm the signing of René “cajunb” Borg shortly, with the 29-year-old stepping into the shoes of OG-bound Valdemar “valde” Bjørn Vangså.
StarSeries i-League Season 8 will take place in Belek, Turkey on October 21-27, featuring double-elimination groups and playoffs. Sixteen teams will butt heads in looks to secure the lion’s share of $500,000, half of which will go to the crowned victors.
Below is an updated participants’ list for StarSeries i-League Season 8: