The Starladder | i-League Invitational #1 was almost exactly one year ago, in mid-April 2016. Since so much has changed in the mean time, these invites do not have anything to do with the results of that event. Vici Gaming Reborn were the champions one year ago, but members of that team are now Vici Gaming while some have moved on to other organizations.
Similar to the last Invitational, the LAN event will feature just eight teams Last year’s event had six invites and two qualifier teams but StarLadder have not announced if that break down will change this year.
What has been confirmed is that the tournament will take place on May 18th-21st in Shanghai, China, as originally announced.