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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:
Verti Music Hall
(The New Challengers Stage)
(The New Legends Stage)
Mercedes-Benz Arena
(The New Champions Stage)
Teams:
24
Prize Pool:
$1,000,000 USD
Start Date:
2019-08-23
End Date:
2019-09-08
Liquipedia Tier:

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
A11st 800 pts
A22nd 600 pts
A3A43rd - 4th 600 pts
A5A85th - 8th 600 pts
A9B29th - 11th 300 pts
B3B512th - 14th 300 pts
B6B715th - 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 NorthNorthNorth North3-087-76+11INTZ eSportsINTZ eSports
Train
Syman GamingSyman Gaming
Train
CR4ZYCR4ZY
2:1
2.mousesportsmousesports mousesportsmousesportsmousesports mouz3-072-59+13forZeforZe
Inferno
AVANGARAVANGAR
Inferno
G2 EsportsG2 Esports
2:1
3.G2 EsportsG2 Esports G2 EsportsG2 EsportsG2 Esports G23-1112-93+19TYLOOTYLOO
Overpass
DreamEatersDreamEaters
Overpass
mousesportsmousesports
1:2
forZeforZe
2:0
4.NRG EsportsNRG Esports NRG EsportsNRG EsportsNRG Esports NRG3-181-42+39DreamEatersDreamEaters
Overpass
TYLOOTYLOO
Train
Syman GamingSyman Gaming
Inferno
AVANGARAVANGAR
2:0
5.CR4ZYCR4ZY CR4ZYCR4ZYCR4ZY CR4ZY3-1133-117+16Grayhound GamingGrayhound Gaming
Nuke
FURIA EsportsFURIA Esports
Train
NorthNorth
1:2
DreamEatersDreamEaters
2:1
6.Team VitalityTeam Vitality Team VitalityTeam VitalityTeam Vitality Vitality3-2116-91+25Syman GamingSyman Gaming
Dust II
INTZ eSportsINTZ eSports
Mirage
DreamEatersDreamEaters
Inferno
HellRaisersHellRaisers
2:0
Grayhound GamingGrayhound Gaming
2:1
7.AVANGARAVANGAR AVANGARAVANGARAVANGAR AVG3-2103-1030Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming
Inferno
mousesportsmousesports
Inferno
HellRaisersHellRaisers
Dust II
NRG EsportsNRG Esports
0:2
Syman GamingSyman Gaming
2:1
8.DreamEatersDreamEaters DreamEatersDreamEatersDreamEaters DE3-2114-113+1NRG EsportsNRG Esports
Overpass
G2 EsportsG2 Esports
Overpass
Team VitalityTeam Vitality
Inferno
CR4ZYCR4ZY
1:2
forZeforZe
2:0
9.forZeforZe forZeforZeforZe forZe2-397-111-14mousesportsmousesports
Inferno
Grayhound GamingGrayhound Gaming
Train
FURIA EsportsFURIA Esports
Nuke
G2 EsportsG2 Esports
0:2
DreamEatersDreamEaters
0:2
10.Grayhound GamingGrayhound Gaming Grayhound GamingGrayhound GamingGrayhound Gaming GhG2-3131-121+10CR4ZYCR4ZY
Nuke
forZeforZe
Train
INTZ eSportsINTZ eSports
2:1
Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming
2:0
Team VitalityTeam Vitality
1:2
11.Syman GamingSyman Gaming Syman GamingSyman GamingSyman Gaming Syman2-397-98-1Team VitalityTeam Vitality
Dust II
NorthNorth
Train
NRG EsportsNRG Esports
Inferno
FURIA EsportsFURIA Esports
2:0
AVANGARAVANGAR
1:2
12.FURIA EsportsFURIA Esports FURIA EsportsFURIA EsportsFURIA Esports FURIA1-353-70-17HellRaisersHellRaisers
Inferno
CR4ZYCR4ZY
Train
forZeforZe
Nuke
Syman GamingSyman Gaming
0:2
13.HellRaisersHellRaisers HellRaisersHellRaisersHellRaisers HR1-349-69-20FURIA EsportsFURIA Esports
Inferno
Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming
Inferno
AVANGARAVANGAR
Dust II
Team VitalityTeam Vitality
0:2
14.Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming Complexity GamingComplexity GamingComplexity Gaming COL1-371-86-15AVANGARAVANGAR
Inferno
HellRaisersHellRaisers
Inferno
TYLOOTYLOO
2:0
Grayhound GamingGrayhound Gaming
0:2
15.TYLOOTYLOO TYLOOTYLOOTYLOO TYLOO0-339-70-31G2 EsportsG2 Esports
Overpass
NRG EsportsNRG Esports
Train
Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming
0:2
16.INTZ eSportsINTZ eSports INTZ eSportsINTZ eSportsINTZ eSports INTZ0-342-78-36NorthNorth
Train
Team VitalityTeam Vitality
Mirage
Grayhound GamingGrayhound 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.ENCEENCE ENCEENCEENCE ENCE3-064-30+34AVANGARAVANGAR
Overpass
MIBRMIBR
Inferno
Team VitalityTeam Vitality
2:0
2.NRG EsportsNRG Esports NRG EsportsNRG EsportsNRG Esports NRG3-079-55+24RenegadesRenegades
Dust II
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Dust II
AstralisAstralis
2:0
3.AstralisAstralis AstralisAstralisAstralis Astralis3-1125-110+15DreamEatersDreamEaters
Dust II
G2 EsportsG2 Esports
Nuke
NRG EsportsNRG Esports
0:2
CR4ZYCR4ZY
2:1
4.Team VitalityTeam Vitality Team VitalityTeam VitalityTeam Vitality Vitality3-181-63+18NorthNorth
Inferno
FaZe ClanFaZe Clan
Dust II
ENCEENCE
0:2
mousesportsmousesports
2:0
5.AVANGARAVANGAR AVANGARAVANGARAVANGAR AVG3-184-83+1ENCEENCE
Overpass
RenegadesRenegades
Vertigo
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Overpass
G2 EsportsG2 Esports
2:1
6.Team LiquidTeam Liquid Team LiquidTeam LiquidTeam Liquid Liquid3-2116-102+14CR4ZYCR4ZY
Mirage
NRG EsportsNRG Esports
Dust II
AVANGARAVANGAR
Overpass
NorthNorth
2:0
mousesportsmousesports
2:0
7.Natus VincereNatus Vincere Natus VincereNatus VincereNatus Vincere Na`Vi3-2125-92+33G2 EsportsG2 Esports
Overpass
DreamEatersDreamEaters
Overpass
mousesportsmousesports
Nuke
MIBRMIBR
2:0
CR4ZYCR4ZY
2:1
8.RenegadesRenegades RenegadesRenegadesRenegades RNG3-2143-135+8NRG EsportsNRG Esports
Dust II
AVANGARAVANGAR
Vertigo
DreamEatersDreamEaters
2:0
FaZe ClanFaZe Clan
2:1
G2 EsportsG2 Esports
2:1
9.mousesportsmousesports mousesportsmousesportsmousesports mouz2-395-119-24FaZe ClanFaZe Clan
Mirage
NorthNorth
Inferno
Natus VincereNatus Vincere
Nuke
Team VitalityTeam Vitality
0:2
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
0:2
10.G2 EsportsG2 Esports G2 EsportsG2 EsportsG2 Esports G22-3114-121-7Natus VincereNatus Vincere
Overpass
AstralisAstralis
Nuke
MIBRMIBR
Inferno
AVANGARAVANGAR
1:2
RenegadesRenegades
1:2
11.CR4ZYCR4ZY CR4ZYCR4ZYCR4ZY CR4ZY2-3120-139-19Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Mirage
Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas
Train
FaZe ClanFaZe Clan
Mirage
AstralisAstralis
1:2
Natus VincereNatus Vincere
1:2
12.MIBRMIBR MIBRMIBRMIBR MIBR1-343-76-33Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas
Dust II
ENCEENCE
Inferno
G2 EsportsG2 Esports
Inferno
Natus VincereNatus Vincere
0:2
13.FaZe ClanFaZe Clan FaZe ClanFaZe ClanFaZe Clan FaZe1-381-810mousesportsmousesports
Mirage
Team VitalityTeam Vitality
Dust II
CR4ZYCR4ZY
Mirage
RenegadesRenegades
1:2
14.NorthNorth NorthNorthNorth North1-372-76-4Team VitalityTeam Vitality
Inferno
mousesportsmousesports
Inferno
Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas
2:0
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
0:2
15.Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas NiP0-334-64-30MIBRMIBR
Dust II
CR4ZYCR4ZY
Train
NorthNorth
0:2
16.DreamEatersDreamEaters DreamEatersDreamEatersDreamEaters DE0-334-64-30AstralisAstralis
Dust II
Natus VincereNatus Vincere
Overpass
RenegadesRenegades
0:2

 Click here for detailed results of The New Legends Stage matches

New Champions Stage[edit]

Quarterfinals
ENCEENCE ENCE
0
September 5, 2019 - 15:30 CEST
54
1
1116
5
129
3
616
10
 
 
 
 
RenegadesRenegades Renegades
2
Team VitalityTeam Vitality Team Vitality
1
September 5, 2019 - 18:30 CEST
97
2
816
8
169
7
611
5
103
7
1216
4
AVANGARAVANGAR AVANGAR
2
NRG EsportsNRG Esports NRG Esports
2
September 6, 2019 - 15:00 CEST
1610
6
512
7
1952
102
11017
15
 
 
 
 
Natus VincereNatus Vincere Natus Vincere
0
AstralisAstralis Astralis
2
September 6, 2019 - 18:30 CEST
168
8
78
1
166
10
913
4
 
 
 
 
Team LiquidTeam Liquid Team Liquid
0
Semifinals
RenegadesRenegades Renegades
0
September 7, 2019 - 15:00 CEST
19610
921
32922
116
65
1
1016
6
 
 
 
 
AVANGARAVANGAR AVANGAR
2
NRG EsportsNRG Esports NRG Esports
0
September 7, 2019 - 18:30 CEST
105
5
1016
6
95
4
1016
6
 
 
 
 
AstralisAstralis Astralis
2
Grand Final
AVANGARAVANGAR AVANGAR
0
September 8, 2019 - 18:00 CEST
63
3
1216
4
54
1
1116
5
 
 
 
 
AstralisAstralis Astralis
2

Additional Content[edit]

Streams[edit]

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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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