StarLadder announced Thursday the next season of StarSeries i-League CS:GO, StarSeries i-League Season 6, sporting a $300,000 prize pool.​

​​Held in Kiev, Ukraine, the ​Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament kicks off with StarSeries i-League: GGBet Qualifiers for Europe, America and Asia. Qualifying teams will advance to the finals at the Kiev CyberSport Arena from Oct. 7-14. 

StarLadder changed the format for the upcoming season, making the group stage a Swiss best-of-one, the playoff bracket best-of-three and the grand final a best-of-five.

Natus Vincere won ​StarSeries i-League Season 5 on June 3, kicking off a tournament run for the Ukrainian organization that included winning the ​CS:GO Asia Championship and ​ESL One Cologne. StarSeries i-League Season 6 will be the third StarLadder tournament of 2018.

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