Starladder, along with ImbaTV, have announced season 2 for their Invitational tournament. It will take place from the 18th to the 21st of May in Shanghai, China and eight teams will be competing for $100,000.
The online qualifiers will begin on the 14th of April, only two weeks before the Kiev Major kicks off. As of right now we are not sure how many of the teams will be invited and how many will have to qualify for the event.
Starladders full statement can be read here: https://starladder.com/en/dota-2-invitational-s2/news/new-invitational-tournament-will-be-held-in-shanghai