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StarLadder Berlin Major 2019

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[e][h]StarLadder Berlin Major 2019
League Information
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
Germany Berlin
Venue:
Mercedes-Benz Arena
(The New Champions Stage)
Verti Music Hall
(The New Challengers Stage)
(The New Legends Stage)
Prize Pool:
$1,000,000 USD
Start Date:
2019-08-23
End Date:
2019-09-08
Teams:
24
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Maps
Dust II • Inferno • Mirage • Nuke • Overpass • Train • Vertigo
Chronology

The StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 is the 15th Valve-sponsored Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship and the second Major of 2019. The tournament features a $1,000,000 USD prize pool and 24 teams as with previous Majors. The Berlin Major is notably StarLadder's first time being the host of a Valve tournament in the Counter-Strike space, with them having hosted multiple events in 2018-19 Dota 2 Pro Circuit earlier in the year.

About[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Format[edit]

A graphical explanation of the Swiss System format
  • The New Challengers Stage: August 23rd - 26th, 2019
    • 16 Team Swiss System Format
      • The initial match-ups are seeded using HLTV's World Rankings from March 4th to August 12th
      • Following rounds are seeded using a "Live ELO Rating" system with the initial seeding as the baseline
      • Elimination and Advancement matches are Bo3
      • All other matches are Bo1
    • Top 8 Teams proceed to The New Legends Stage
    • Bottom 8 Teams are eliminated

  • The New Legends Stage: August 28th - September 1st, 2019
    • 16 Team Swiss System Format
      • The initial match-ups are seeded using HLTV's World Rankings from March 4th to August 12th
      • Following rounds are seeded using a "Live ELO Rating" system with the initial seeding as the baseline
      • Elimination and Advancement matches are Bo3
      • All other matches are Bo1
    • Top 8 Teams proceed to The New Champions Stage
    • Bottom 8 Teams are eliminated

  • The New Champions Stage: September 5th - 8th, 2019
    • Single-Elimination bracket
    • Seeded using Swiss scores & "Final ELO Ratings" of The New Legends Stage
    • Quarterfinals & Semifinals are Bo3
    • The Grand Final is Bo3

Prize Pool[edit]

$1,000,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

Tournament Circuit Points
Place RMR Points
1st 800 pts
2nd 600 pts
3rd - 4th 600 pts
5th - 8th 600 pts
9th - 11th 300 pts
12th - 14th 300 pts
15th - 16th 300 pts

Participants[edit]

The Current Legends[edit]

For notes on the "Current Legends" Click here.

1 May 13th - FaZe Clan replace Kazakhstan AdreN with Poland NEO, who is added on trial. [1]
2 May 29th - Natus Vincere replace Ukraine Edward with Russia Boombl4. [2]
3 June 19th - Ninjas in Pyjamas bench Sweden dennis. [3]
4 June 25th - Ninjas in Pyjamas will use Sweden Golden as a stand-in for Sweden Plopski as the latter is unable to compete due to qualifying for the Europe Minor with Team Ancient. [4]
5 June 25th - MIBR loans Brazil felps to Luminosity Gaming in exchange for Brazil LUCAS1. [5][6]
6 July 12th - MIBR bench Brazil coldzera at his request. [7]
7 July 17th - StarLadder remove the section from the rulebook preventing any roster changes or substitutions except under the emergency transfer section. This allows Brazil zews to play for MIBR without an emergency required on the part of Brazil coldzera. [8]

The Returning Challengers[edit]

For notes on the "Returning Challengers" Click here.

1 March 2nd - Sweden Golden returns to the active roster of Cloud9 while Sweden flusha departs. [9]
2 March 7th - France AmaNEk replaces France bodyy on G2 Esports. [10]
3 March 14th - Turkey woxic leaves HellRaisers to join mousesports. [11]
4 March 17th - Czech Republic oskar and Ukraine lmbt are signed by HellRaisers, Hungary DeadFox is benched, and Ukraine ami is released. [12]
5 March 18th - Kazakhstan KrizzeN steps down from AVANGAR due to health issues. Uzbekistan SANJI joins the team as a stand-in. [13]
6 March 22nd - United States Rambo replaces United States valens as Cloud9's head coach. [14]
7 March 22nd - United States SicK is signed by compLexity Gaming. [15]
8 March 23rd - United States vice joins Cloud9 on trial. [16]
9 March 28th - Spain loWel joins HellRaisers on trial. [17]
10 March 31st - France kioShiMa is released from Cloud9. As a result, Cloud9 no longer retain three players who competed at IEM Katowice. To retain the spot, Sweden flusha, France kioShiMa, or United States Zellsis will need to return to the roster for the event. [18][19]
11 April 5th - Spain loWel completes his trial and joins HellRaisers full-time. [20]
12 April 12th - Uzbekistan SANJI joins AVANGAR full-time, as Kazakhstan KrizzeN's rehabilitation requires additional time. [21]
13 April 15th - Kazakhstan Hobbit is benched by HellRaisers. As a result, HellRaisers no longer retain three players who competed at IEM Katowice. To retain the spot, Hungary DeadFox, Turkey woxic, or Kazakhstan Hobbit will need to return to the roster for the event. [22][19]
14 June 3rd - United States oBo replaces Canada stanislaw on Complexity Gaming. [23]
15 June 14th - United Kingdom keita officially joins Complexity Gaming as a coach. [24]
16 June 17th - Due to Cloud9 and Lazarus Esports participating in the North American Closed Qualifier, Cloud9's Returning Challengers spot has been voided, and will be filled through the 3rd Place Play-In. [25]
17 June 24th - Kazakhstan fitch is benched by AVANGAR. [26]
18 June 25th - Kazakhstan AdreN is signed by AVANGAR. [27]
19 July 17th - StarLadder remove the section from the rulebook preventing any roster changes or substitutions except under the emergency transfer section. This allows HellRaisers to use their full lineup, assuming their fifth player was registered as coach. [28]
20 July 20th - HellRaisers announce that they will be using their current roster. Having replaced Hungary DeadFox with Lithuania nukkye from reserve, they will not have their coach present at the Major. [29]

The Minor Challengers[edit]

Results[edit]

New Challengers Stage[edit]

#TeamMatchesRoundsRDRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5
1.NorthNorth NorthNorthNorthNorth North3-087-76+11INTZ eSports
Train
Syman Gaming
Train
CR4ZY
2:1
2.mousesports mousesportsmouzmousesports mouz3-072-59+13forZe
Inferno
AVANGAR
Inferno
G2 EsportsG2 Esports
2:1
3.G2 EsportsG2 Esports G2 EsportsG2G2 EsportsG2 Esports G23-1112-93+19TYLOO
Overpass
DreamEaters
Overpass
mousesports
1:2
forZe
2:0
4.NRG EsportsNRG Esports NRG EsportsNRGNRG EsportsNRG Esports NRG3-181-42+39DreamEaters
Overpass
TYLOO
Train
Syman Gaming
Inferno
AVANGAR
2:0
5.CR4ZY CR4ZYCR4ZYCR4ZY CR4ZY3-1133-117+16Grayhound Gaming
Nuke
FURIA Esports
Train
NorthNorth
1:2
DreamEaters
2:1
6.Team Vitality Team VitalityVitalityTeam Vitality Vitality3-2116-91+25Syman Gaming
Dust II
INTZ eSports
Mirage
DreamEaters
Inferno
HellRaisers
2:0
Grayhound Gaming
2:1
7.AVANGAR AVANGARAVGAVANGAR AVG3-2103-1030Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming
Inferno
mousesports
Inferno
HellRaisers
Dust II
NRG EsportsNRG Esports
0:2
Syman Gaming
2:1
8.DreamEaters DreamEatersDEDreamEaters DE3-2114-113+1NRG EsportsNRG Esports
Overpass
G2 EsportsG2 Esports
Overpass
Team Vitality
Inferno
CR4ZY
1:2
forZe
2:0
9.forZe forZeforZeforZe forZe2-397-111-14mousesports
Inferno
Grayhound Gaming
Train
FURIA Esports
Nuke
G2 EsportsG2 Esports
0:2
DreamEaters
0:2
10.Grayhound Gaming GrayhoundGhGGrayhound Gaming GhG2-3131-121+10CR4ZY
Nuke
forZe
Train
INTZ eSports
2:1
Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming
2:0
Team Vitality
1:2
11.Syman Gaming Syman GamingSymanSyman Gaming Syman2-397-98-1Team Vitality
Dust II
NorthNorth
Train
NRG EsportsNRG Esports
Inferno
FURIA Esports
2:0
AVANGAR
1:2
12.FURIA Esports FURIA EsportsFURIAFURIA Esports FURIA1-353-70-17HellRaisers
Inferno
CR4ZY
Train
forZe
Nuke
Syman Gaming
0:2
13.HellRaisers HellRaisersHRHellRaisers HR1-349-69-20FURIA Esports
Inferno
Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming
Inferno
AVANGAR
Dust II
Team Vitality
0:2
14.Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming ComplexityCOLComplexity GamingComplexity Gaming COL1-371-86-15AVANGAR
Inferno
HellRaisers
Inferno
TYLOO
2:0
Grayhound Gaming
0:2
15.TYLOO TYLOOTYLOOTYLOO TYLOO0-339-70-31G2 EsportsG2 Esports
Overpass
NRG EsportsNRG Esports
Train
Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming
0:2
16.INTZ eSports INTZ eSportsINTZINTZ eSports INTZ0-342-78-36NorthNorth
Train
Team Vitality
Mirage
Grayhound Gaming
1:2

 Click here for detailed results of The New Challengers Stage matches

New Legends Stage[edit]

#TeamMatchesRoundsRDRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5
1.ENCE ENCEENCEENCE ENCE3-064-30+34AVANGAR
Overpass
MIBRMIBR
Inferno
Team Vitality
2:0
2.NRG EsportsNRG Esports NRG EsportsNRGNRG EsportsNRG Esports NRG3-079-55+24Renegades
Dust II
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Dust II
Astralis
2:0
3.Astralis AstralisAstralisAstralis Astralis3-1125-110+15DreamEaters
Dust II
G2 EsportsG2 Esports
Nuke
NRG EsportsNRG Esports
0:2
CR4ZY
2:1
4.Team Vitality Team VitalityVitalityTeam Vitality Vitality3-181-63+18NorthNorth
Inferno
FaZe ClanFaZe Clan
Dust II
ENCE
0:2
mousesports
2:0
5.AVANGAR AVANGARAVGAVANGAR AVG3-184-83+1ENCE
Overpass
Renegades
Vertigo
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Overpass
G2 EsportsG2 Esports
2:1
6.Team LiquidTeam Liquid Team LiquidLiquidTeam LiquidTeam Liquid Liquid3-2116-102+14CR4ZY
Mirage
NRG EsportsNRG Esports
Dust II
AVANGAR
Overpass
NorthNorth
2:0
mousesports
2:0
7.Natus Vincere Natus VincereNa`ViNatus Vincere Na`Vi3-2125-92+33G2 EsportsG2 Esports
Overpass
DreamEaters
Overpass
mousesports
Nuke
MIBRMIBR
2:0
CR4ZY
2:1
8.Renegades RenegadesRNGRenegades RNG3-2143-135+8NRG EsportsNRG Esports
Dust II
AVANGAR
Vertigo
DreamEaters
2:0
FaZe ClanFaZe Clan
2:1
G2 EsportsG2 Esports
2:1
9.mousesports mousesportsmouzmousesports mouz2-395-119-24FaZe ClanFaZe Clan
Mirage
NorthNorth
Inferno
Natus Vincere
Nuke
Team Vitality
0:2
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
0:2
10.G2 EsportsG2 Esports G2 EsportsG2G2 EsportsG2 Esports G22-3114-121-7Natus Vincere
Overpass
Astralis
Nuke
MIBRMIBR
Inferno
AVANGAR
1:2
Renegades
1:2
11.CR4ZY CR4ZYCR4ZYCR4ZY CR4ZY2-3120-139-19Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Mirage
Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas
Train
FaZe ClanFaZe Clan
Mirage
Astralis
1:2
Natus Vincere
1:2
12.MIBRMIBR MIBRMIBRMIBRMIBR MIBR1-343-76-33Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas
Dust II
ENCE
Inferno
G2 EsportsG2 Esports
Inferno
Natus Vincere
0:2
13.FaZe ClanFaZe Clan FaZe ClanFaZeFaZe ClanFaZe Clan FaZe1-381-810mousesports
Mirage
Team Vitality
Dust II
CR4ZY
Mirage
Renegades
1:2
14.NorthNorth NorthNorthNorthNorth North1-372-76-4Team Vitality
Inferno
mousesports
Inferno
Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas
2:0
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
0:2
15.Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in PyjamasNiPNinjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas NiP0-334-64-30MIBRMIBR
Dust II
CR4ZY
Train
NorthNorth
0:2
16.DreamEaters DreamEatersDEDreamEaters DE0-334-64-30Astralis
Dust II
Natus Vincere
Overpass
Renegades
0:2

 Click here for detailed results of The New Legends Stage matches

New Champions Stage[edit]

Quarterfinals
Quarterfinals
Quarters
QF
Semifinals
Semifinals
Semis
SF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
ENCEENCEENCE
0
RenegadesRenegadesRNG
2
September 5, 2019 - 15:30 CEST
54
1
1611
5
129
3
166
10
Team VitalityTeam VitalityVitality
1
AVANGARAVANGARAVG
2
September 5, 2019 - 18:30 CEST
97
2
168
8
169
7
116
5
103
7
1612
4
RenegadesRenegadesRNG
0
AVANGARAVANGARAVG
2
September 7, 2019 - 15:00 CEST
19610
921
22923
611
65
1
1610
6
NRG EsportsNRG EsportsNRG
2
Natus VincereNatus VincereNa`Vi
0
September 6, 2019 - 15:00 CEST
1610
6
125
7
1952
102
17101
51
AstralisAstralisAstralis
2
Team LiquidTeam LiquidLiquid
0
September 6, 2019 - 18:30 CEST
168
8
87
1
166
10
139
4
NRG EsportsNRG EsportsNRG
0
AstralisAstralisAstralis
2
September 7, 2019 - 18:30 CEST
105
5
1610
6
95
4
1610
6
AVANGARAVANGARAVG
0
AstralisAstralisAstralis
2
September 8, 2019 - 18:00 CEST
63
3
1612
4
54
1
1611
5

Additional Content[edit]

Streams[edit]

Primary
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Secondary
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Articles[edit]

Previews[edit]

Conclusions[edit]

Interviews[edit]

New Challengers Stage[edit]
New Legends Stage[edit]
New Champions Stage[edit]

Videos and Photos[edit]

Galleries[edit]

Highlights[edit]

Country Representation[edit]

# Country/Region #P ΔPrev. Major Players
1 Brazil Brazil 15 +5 FalleN, fer, TACO, LUCAS1, zews, yuurih, arT, VINI, KSCERATO, ableJ, kNgV-, chelo, xand, DeStiNy, yel
1 Russia Russia 15 +2 flamie, electronic, Boombl4, Jame, facecrack, Jerry, almazer, xsepower, FL1T, Perfecto, speed4k, kinqie, Krad, Forester, svyat
3 Denmark Denmark 11 +6 device, dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk, karrigan, aizy, valde, Kjaerbye, gade, JUGi
4 France France 9 -1 NBK-, apEX, RpK, ZywOo, shox, kennyS, Lucky, JaCkz, AmaNEk
4 United States USA 9 -2 nitr0, EliGE, Stewie2K, ShahZaM, SicK, oBo, Brehze, Ethan, tarik
6 Australia Australia 7 0 AZR, jks, Liazz, Rickeh, dexter, DickStacy, malta
7 Finland Finland 6 +1 allu, Aleksib, sergej, Aerial, xseveN, ottoNd
7 Sweden Sweden 6 -6 olofmeister, f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, REZ, Lekr0, Golden
9 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 5 -1 buster, qikert, AdreN, neaLaN, Ramz1kBO$$
10 Canada Canada 3 -1 Twistzz, NAF, stanislaw
10 China China 3 -3 somebody, Summer, Attacker
10 Ukraine Ukraine 3 -5 s1mple, Zeus, ANGE1
13 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 +1 NiKo, huNter-
13 Lithuania Lithuania 2 +1 nukkye, EspiranTo
13 New Zealand New Zealand 2 0 Gratisfaction, Sico
13 Norway Norway 2 0 rain, jkaem
13 Serbia Serbia 2 +2 LETN1, nexa
13 Slovakia Slovakia 2 +1 GuardiaN, frozen
13 United Kingdom United Kingdom 2 0 ALEX, dephh
20 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 1 +1 t0rick
20 Belgium Belgium 1 +1 Keoz
20 Bulgaria Bulgaria 1 0 CeRq
20 Czech Republic Czech Republic 1 +1 oskar
20 Estonia Estonia 1 +1 ropz
20 Hong Kong Hong Kong 1 0 Freeman
20 Indonesia Indonesia 1 -1 BnTeT
20 Jordan Jordan 1 0 ISSAA
20 Mongolia Mongolia 1 0 erkaSt
20 Netherlands Netherlands 1 +1 chrisJ
20 Poland Poland 1 +1 NEO
20 Spain Spain 1 +1 loWel
20 Turkey Turkey 1 -1 woxic
20 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 +1 SANJI

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