The event will take place from February 17-25 at the Kiev Cybersport Arena, which has hosted a number of StarLadder competitions in the past, with 16 of the world's best teams in attendance.
The prize pool has been kept the same from last season, which culminated with an offline event at the National Palace of Arts, also in Kiev, in April 2017. With Aleksi "allu" Jalli and Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey still on the roster, FaZe won the event after beating Astralis in the final.
Eleven of the 16 slots will be filled through invites, while the remaining five places will be determined by regional qualifiers, to be held in Europe, North America and Asia.
Details about the Asian qualifier have already been confirmed by Starladder, with the other qualifiers due to be announced only in 2018 along with the invites.