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StarLadder Berlin Major 2019


[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:
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:

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 America 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. North3-087-76+11
Train

Train

2:1
2. mousesports3-072-59+13
Inferno

Inferno

2:1
3. G2 Esports3-1112-93+19
Overpass

Overpass

1:2

2:0
4. NRG Esports3-181-42+39
Overpass

Train

Inferno

2:0
5. CR4ZY3-1133-117+16
Nuke

Train

1:2

2:1
6. Team Vitality3-2116-91+25
Dust II

Mirage

Inferno

2:0

2:1
7. AVANGAR3-2103-1030
Inferno

Inferno

Dust II

0:2

2:1
8. DreamEaters3-2114-113+1
Overpass

Overpass

Inferno

1:2

2:0
9. forZe2-397-111-14
Inferno

Train

Nuke

0:2

0:2
10. Grayhound Gaming2-3131-121+10
Nuke

Train

2:1

2:0

1:2
11. Syman Gaming2-397-98-1
Dust II

Train

Inferno

2:0

1:2
12. FURIA Esports1-353-70-17
Inferno

Train

Nuke

0:2
13. HellRaisers1-349-69-20
Inferno

Inferno

Dust II

0:2
14. Complexity Gaming1-371-86-15
Inferno

Inferno

2:0

0:2
15. TYLOO0-339-70-31
Overpass

Train

0:2
16. INTZ eSports0-342-78-36
Train

Mirage

1:2

 Click here for detailed results of The New Challengers Stage matches

New Legends Stage[edit]

#TeamMatchesRoundsRDRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5
1. ENCE3-064-30+34
Overpass

Inferno

2:0
2. NRG Esports3-079-55+24
Dust II

Dust II

2:0
3. Astralis3-1125-110+15
Dust II

Nuke

0:2

2:1
4. Team Vitality3-181-63+18
Inferno

Dust II

0:2

2:0
5. AVANGAR3-184-83+1
Overpass

Vertigo

Overpass

2:1
6. Team Liquid3-2116-102+14
Mirage

Dust II

Overpass

2:0

2:0
7. Natus Vincere3-2125-92+33
Overpass

Overpass

Nuke

2:0

2:1
8. Renegades3-2143-135+8
Dust II

Vertigo

2:0

2:1

2:1
9. mousesports2-395-119-24
Mirage

Inferno

Nuke

0:2

0:2
10. G2 Esports2-3114-121-7
Overpass

Nuke

Inferno

1:2

1:2
11. CR4ZY2-3120-139-19
Mirage

Train

Mirage

1:2

1:2
12. MIBR1-343-76-33
Dust II

Inferno

Inferno

0:2
13. FaZe Clan1-381-810
Mirage

Dust II

Mirage

1:2
14. North1-372-76-4
Inferno

Inferno

2:0

0:2
15. Ninjas in Pyjamas0-334-64-30
Dust II

Train

0:2
16. DreamEaters0-334-64-30
Dust II

Overpass

0:2

 Click here for detailed results of The New Legends Stage matches

New Champions Stage[edit]

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

Player Spotlights[edit]

VODs[edit]

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

Interviews[edit]

New Challengers Stage[edit]
New Legends Stage[edit]
Champions Stage[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 +2 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

References[edit]

  1. "#FaZeCSGO: Today we welcome Filip “Neo” Kubski". FaZe Clan. 2019-05-13.
  2. RusseD (2019-05-29). "Changes in NAVI.CSGO roster". Natus Vincere.
  3. Lukas "Kameeleon" Berć (2019-06-19). "NiP welcomes new blood to the CS:GO roster". Ninjas in Pyjamas.
  4. Ninjas in Pyjamas (2019-06-25). "As @PlopskiCSGO is unable to attend the upcoming Berlin Major with us due to Valve rules, Cloud9 has agreed to lend us @goldenmajk as a temporary stand-in to complete the line-up in Berlin.".
  5. MIBR (2019-06-25). "QUE OTA".
  6. Luminosity (2019-06-25). "CSGO ROSTER UPDATE: felps will join our starting roster (on loan) and LUCAS1 will join MIBR(on loan)".
  7. Wilton "zews" Prado (2019-07-12). "STATEMENT REGARDING MIBR AND PLANS FOR THE FUTURE".
  8. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2019-07-18). "StarLadder adjusts roster rules ahead of Berlin Major". HLTV.org.
  9. John Nomis (2019-03-03). "Cloud9 Announces Return of Golden, Departure of Flusha". Cloud9.
  10. "Welcome AMANEK - CS:GO Roster Update". G2 Esports. 2019-03-07.
  11. "Announcing the 2019 CS:GO roster". mousesports. 2019-03-14.
  12. "oskar & lmbt are back in HellRaisers". HellRaisers. 2019-03-17.
  13. AVANGAR (2019-03-18). "AVANGAR CS:GO roster update".
  14. Mnmzzz (2019-03-22). "Rambo silently assumes head coach role on Cloud9".
  15. Andrew "aMies" Miesner (2019-03-22). "Welcome Hunter "SicK" Mims to coL.cs". compLexity Gaming.
  16. Cloud9 (2019-03-23). "Please join us in welcoming Daniel @vice_cs Kim to #C9CSGO on trial as our fifth!".
  17. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2019-03-28). "HellRaisers try out loWel". HLTV.org.
  18. John Nomis (2019-03-31). "Thank You, kioShiMa". Cloud9.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "StarLadder Major 2019 Official Rulebook and Regulations". StarLadder. 2019-04-26.
  20. "Fifth Player Found: HellRaisers Welcome loWel!". HellRaisers. 2019-04-05.
  21. AVANGAR (2019-04-12). "Today we’d like to welcome SANJI as our #CSGO roster starting 5th.".
  22. "nukkye Becomes Fifth Player, Hobbit Transfer Listed". HellRaisers. 2019-04-15.
  23. Andrew Miesner (2019-06-03). "Changes to #COLCS: Stanislaw Stepping Down, Dephh Stepping Up and oBo Stepping In". Complexity Gaming.
  24. [Inside source]
  25. Yehor "pANda" Kolomiets (2019-06-17). "right".
  26. AVANGAR (2019-06-24). "CS:GO ROSTER UPDATE".
  27. AVANGAR (2019-06-25). "Пятый игрок уже здесь! Добро пожаловать, AdreN " [Our fifth player is already here! Welcome, AdreN!] (in Russia Russian).
  28. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2019-07-18). "StarLadder adjusts roster rules ahead of Berlin Major". HLTV.org.
  29. "HellRaisers StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 Roster". HellRaisers. 2019-07-20.