After Epsilon and Natus Vincere qualified for the Finals by topping their respective groups in the regular season, the next four teams in each group were placed in a relegation round.
Places two and three were put in the upper bracket, as opposed to the next two finishers. LDLC were first to qualify, as they topped Copenhagen Wolves and NiP in the upper bracket.
In the lower bracket Titan battled through HellRaisers, Copenhagen Wolves and Virtus.pro before facing NiP in a best-of-three series to determine the fourth Finals participant.
Following a 16-14 win on de_inferno, Kévin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans‘s men handily defeated NiP 16-7 on de_cache to clinch the fourth finals spot, joining two other French teams and Na`Vi in Kiev:
SLTV StarSeries IX Finals will be held on October 18-19 at Kiev’s CyberSports ARENA, and HLTV.org will naturally provide you with full coverage of the $35,000 finals.