The qualifiers for StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 5 are in full swing with Fnatic already qualified through the SEA qualifier. Today the event also announced the two invited teams for this $300,000 minor: Newbee and NaVi.
After a strong start to the season Newbee, currently 4th in the DPC standings, have started to show off that they are no gods lately and even missed the playoffs in ESL One Katowice. The team somewhat returned to form last week in Bucharest where they made their way to the semi-finals, eventually falling to VGJ.Thunder.
NaVi's season has featured a lot more downs than ups but they have shown off moments of brilliance. The invite to StarLadder may baffle some as there are stronger teams currently on the scene but the local fanbase in Kiev more than warrants an invite for these local heroes. NaVi is currently ranked 7th in the DPC standings.
StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 5 will take place in Kiev, Ukraine, between the 11th and 15th of April.