In our last article, we took a hard look at the group stage of StarSeries i-League Season 7 Group Stage. Primarily, the main goal was to uncover the most underwhelming teams in the event. It included teams that went out too early in the event and had a lackluster performance. Since the event has ended, it’s a good opportunity to uncover the winners of StarSeries i-League Season 7. Those are the teams that met and or exceeded expectations, have proven their worth from previous events or showed signs of improvement. Because of said success, they can be regarded as victors.
This is an obvious pick. After all, this is the team that won the trophy in StarSeries i-League Season 7. But it important to understand how they got the trophy in the first place. Because it wasn’t a simple feat. With their first loss in the group stage against Vici (in a bo3), it was hard to estimate Na’vi’s form. However, one thing was certain. S1mple’s form in-game. Even in the bo3 they lost, s1mple put out ridiculous numbers. An ADR of 88.8, 62 kills and a rating of 1.34. These stats are only on par with winning team’s best fragger zhokiNg.
It looked like Na’vi might struggle in this event, if they can only rely on s1mple to do the fragging. But fate was on the side of the CIS team as electronic stepped up massively. At times, his number of frags would surpass those of s1mple. This tag team duo kept the skill ceiling high and their consistency even higher. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the highest rated players of the event were s1mple and electronic. Their performance has created some intrigue for Blast Pro Series Miami. Can they keep up their stellar form?
Heading into StarSeries i-League Season 7, Fnatic’s form was questionable at best. Not qualifying for the major, losing a chance at 500,000$ during the WESG Finals and so
They were really cutting it close in the semi-final against NRG. They won both maps, sure, but those victories were 19-17 in favor of the Swedes. If it hadn’t been for the Swedes winning some important clutches, it could’ve been an NRG versus Na’vi final. But in this last stage of the event, Fnatic did begin to run out of steam. If it hadn’t been for Krimz, the 0-3 loss could’ve led to a more one-sided final. But it looks like Fnatic’s growing pains might finally end.
NRG really had to prove themselves in this event. Prior to StarSeries Season 7, they had an underwhelming showing in the major. They were one of the favorites to qualify for the playoffs in the Spodek arena. Instead, they went out
Just a couple of months prior, whilst the Aussies Renegades were still playing in the Katowice major, they received good news. Since Mousesports no longer had an active roster, it was the Aussies that replaced them for the event in China. When it came to playing in the actual event, Renegades were looking like a solid team. They had just made it to the top 8 of a major and were one of the few teams in that event to take a map off Astralis. It was safe to assume that Renegades can make another top 8 appearances
StarSeries i-League Season 7 Aftermath
Another StarSeries has concluded. StarSeries i-League Season 7 had more prize money, better teams and brought back the bo3 swiss format. It has improved in almost every regard to the predecessor (Season 6). Most importantly, this event has been a good try-out for the teams after the major. Teams like Renegades, NRG and ENCE have proven to be more than just one hit wonders. On the other side of the equation, teams like MiBR and FaZe Clan should probably reconsider their options.