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StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 7


[e][h]StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 7
League Information
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
China Shanghai
Teams:
16
Prize Pool:
$500,000 USD
Start Date:
2019-03-30
End Date:
2019-04-07
Liquipedia Tier:
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Maps
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The StarSeries & i-League returns for its 7th Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Season. The tournament features an increased prize pool of $500,000 USD. For the seventh season, the best-of-three format returns for the Swiss stage - which StarLadder describes as "the most successful and objective system" - after the previous event used a best-of-one format in the opening stage.

About[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage: March 30th - April 4th, 2019
    • 16 Team Swiss System Format
      • The Buchholz system is used to seed matches from Rounds 3 to 5
      • All matches are Bo3
    • Top 8 Teams proceed to the Playoffs
    • Bottom 8 Teams are eliminated
    • Click here for a detailed explanation of the Swiss System format
  • First Round (Seeded)
    • Seeding Pool 1: Invited Teams
    • Seeding Pool 2: Qualified Teams
    • Teams from Seeding Pool 1 are drawn versus teams from Seeding Pool 2
  • Second Round
    • Division into 2 groups:
      • Winners of the first round ("High")
      • Losers of the first round ("Low")
    • Each team is drawn an opponent they have not played yet from their group
  • Third Round
    • Division into 3 groups:
      • Teams with a score of 2:0 ("High")
      • Teams with a score of 1:1 ("Mid")
      • Teams with a score of 0:2 ("Low")
    • Each team is drawn an opponent they have not played yet from their group
    • Winners of the high group advance to the next stage
    • Losers of the low group are eliminated
  • Fourth Round
    • Division into 2 groups:
      • Teams with a score of 2:1 ("High")
      • Teams with a score of 1:2 ("Low")
    • Each team is drawn an opponent they have not played yet from their group
    • Winners of the high group advance to the next stage
    • Losers of the low group are eliminated
  • Fifth Round
    • Each team is drawn an opponent they have not played yet from their group
    • Winners advance to the next stage
    • Losers are eliminated
  • Playoffs: April 5th - 7th, 2019
    • Single-Elimination Bracket
    • All matches (excl. the final) are Bo3
    • The Grand Final is Bo5

Prize Pool[edit]

$500,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

Participants[edit]

BIG5, 17 [1]
1Germany gob b 
2Germany tabseN 
3Germany tiziaN 
4Turkey XANTARES 
5Germany nex 
CAustria kakafu 
ENCE [2]
1Finland allu 
2Finland Aleksib 
3Finland sergej 
4Finland Aerial 
5Finland xseveN 
CFinland Twista 
FaZe Clan1, 9, 10 [2]
1Norway rain 
2Bosnia and Herzegovina NiKo 
3Slovakia GuardiaN 
4Sweden olofmeister 
5Kazakhstan AdreN 
CSerbia YNk 
Fnatic [1]
1Sweden KRIMZ 
2Sweden JW 
3Sweden Xizt 
4Sweden twist 
5Sweden Brollan 
CSweden Jumpy 
MIBR3, 12 [3]
1Brazil FalleN 
2Brazil fer 
3Brazil coldzera 
4Brazil TACO 
5Brazil felps 
CBrazil zews 
Natus Vincere [1]
1Ukraine Edward 
2Russia flamie 
3Ukraine s1mple 
4Ukraine Zeus 
5Russia electronic 
CUkraine kane 
Ninjas in Pyjamas27 [3]
1Sweden f0rest 
2Sweden GeT_RiGhT 
3Sweden REZ 
4Sweden Lekr0 
5Sweden draken 
CSweden pita 
North20 [2]
1Denmark aizy 
2Denmark valde 
3Denmark Kjaerbye 
4Denmark cadiaN 
5Denmark gade 
CDenmark mithR 
NRG Esports23 [3]
1Canada daps 
2USA Brehze 
3Bulgaria CeRq 
4USA Ethan 
5USA tarik 
CUSA ImAPet 
Renegades22 [3]
1Australia AZR 
2Australia jks 
3Norway jkaem 
4Australia Liazz 
5New Zealand Gratisfaction 
CSerbia kassad 
TYLOO7, 11 [3]
1China somebody 
2Indonesia BnTeT 
3Indonesia xccurate 
4China Summer 
5China Attacker 
CUkraine Johnta 
ViCi Gaming6, 16, 31 [4]
1China zhokiNg 
2Hong Kong Freeman 
3China aumaN 
4China advent 
5Malaysia kaze 
Team Vitality15, 29, 30 [5]
1France NBK- 
2France apEX 
3France RpK 
4France ZywOo 
5United Kingdom ALEX 
CFrance XTQZZZ 
Panda Gaming24, 26
1China Savage 
2China tb 
3China HZ 
4China bottle 
5China ayaya 
CChina span 
paiN Gaming2, 8, 13, 14, 18

For "News and Roster Changes" Click here.

1 December 16th - FaZe Clan bench Denmark karrigan. [6]
2 December 18th - Team Wild announce the ceasing of all esports operations. [7]
3 December 21st - MIBR and Team Liquid trade United States Stewie2K for Brazil TACO & Brazil zews. [8]
4 December 22nd - Team Liquid sign United States adreN as their new head coach. [9]
5 December 23rd - BIG sign Turkey XANTARES to replace Germany nex who goes inactive due to needing wrist surgery. [10]
6 December 29th - Australia Rickeh leaves Rogue to join compLexity Gaming. [11]
7 January 1st - TYLOO release China captainMo and China DD. China Summer and China Attacker are acquired on a three-month loan from Flash Gaming. [12]
8 January 2nd - Brazil KHTEX leaves ex-Team Wild. [13]
9 January 5th - Sweden RobbaN steps down as FaZe Clan's coach. [14]
10 January 6th - FaZe Clan announces Serbia YNk as the team's new coach. [15]
11 Ukraine Johnta joins TYLOO as their coach. [16]
12 January 12th - MIBR replace United States tarik with Brazil felps. [17]
13 January 12th - Brazil destinyy leaves ex-Team Wild to join INTZ eSports. [18]
14 January 15th - Brazil biguzera and Brazil maxcel join ex-Team Wild . [19]
15 January 21st - HellRaisers replace Team Liquid in the competition. [20]
16 January 31st - Rogue sign Denmark niko. [21]
17 February 1st - United Kingdom smooya steps down from the active roster; Germany nex returns. [22]
18 February 2nd - paiN Gaming sign ex-Team Wild. [23]
19 February 4th - mousesports bench Netherlands chrisJ, Slovakia STYKO and Ukraine lmbt. [24]
20 February 4th - North part ways with Denmark ave and bring on Denmark mithR as a trial coach. [25]
21 February 26th - Team Spirit part ways with Russia DavCost and Russia Dima. [26]
22 February 27th - Renegades replace mousesports due to the latter's roster issues. [27]
23 February 28th - NRG Esports replace United States FugLy with United States tarik. [28]
24 February 28th - China ayaya joins CyberZen. [29]
25 March 3rd - Team Spirit sign Russia chopper and Russia iDISBALANCE. [30]
26 March 9th - Panda Gaming sign CyberZen. [31]
27 March 11th - Sweden dennis goes inactive due to health issues, Sweden draken returns to stand-in.[32]
28 March 12th - Denmark mithR completes his trial for North and is signed as their Head Coach. [33]
29 March 14th - mousesports acquire Turkey woxic from HellRaisers. [34]
30 March 25th - HellRaisers withdraw due to an incomplete roster, Team Vitality will replace them. [5]
31 March 26th - Rogue withdraw due to an incomplete roster, ViCi Gaming will replace them. [4]

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Overview[edit]

#TeamMatchesRoundsRDRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5
1. Fnatic3 - 0116 - 92+24
2:1

2:0

2:0
1. Renegades3 - 0115 - 98+17
2:0

2:1

2:1
3. ENCE3 - 1148 - 120+28
2:0

1:2

2:0

2:1
3. Natus Vincere3 - 1133 - 108+25
1:2

2:0

2:1

2:0
3. Team Vitality3 - 1127 - 125+2
2:0

2:1

0:2

2:1
6. NRG Esports3 - 2160 - 125+35
2:1

0:2

2:0

0:2

2:0
6. North3 - 2170 - 148+22
1:2

1:2

2:0

2:0

2:0
6. Ninjas in Pyjamas3 - 2199 - 197+2
1:2

2:1

1:2

2:0

2:1
9. Team Spirit2 - 3201 - 189+12
0:2

2:1

2:1

1:2

1:2
9. FaZe Clan2 - 3170 - 160+10
2:0

2:0

1:2

1:2

0:2
9. BIG2 - 3129 - 155-26
0:2

0:2

2:0

2:1

0:2
12. TYLOO1 - 3126 - 130-4
0:2

2:0

1:2

1:2
12. MIBR1 - 391 - 115-24
2:0

1:2

0:2

0:2
12. ViCi Gaming1 - 389 - 122-33
2:1

0:2

0:2

0:2
15. paiN Gaming0 - 390 - 122-32
0:2

1:2

0:2
15. Panda Gaming0 - 341 - 99-58
0:2

0:2

0:2

Detailed Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]
Round 1 Matches
North
March 30, 2019 - 11:00 CST
166
10
914
5
137
6
816
8
00
0
1516
1
1
2 NRG
ENCE
March 30, 2019 - 11:00 CST
169
7
611
5
166
10
913
4
 
 
 
 
2
0 Spirit
FaZe
March 30, 2019 - 14:00 CST
168
8
712
5
169
7
69
3
 
 
 
 
Serbia YNk stands in for Slovakia GuardiaN due to visa issues[35]
2
0 paiN
TYLOO
March 30, 2019 - 14:00 CST
132
11
1316
3
135
8
1016
6
 
 
 
 
0
2 RNG
Fnatic
March 30, 2019 - 17:00 CST
1411
3
416
12
19102
52
1516
010
165
11
1014
4
2
1 NiP
MIBR
March 30, 2019 - 17:00 CST
1611
5
46
2
1612
4
35
2
 
 
 
 
2
0 Panda
BIG
March 30, 2019 - 22:50 CST
118
3
716
9
84
4
1116
5
 
 
 
 
0
2 Vitality
Na`Vi
March 30, 2019 - 20:00 CST
33
0
1216
4
1611
5
46
2
75
2
1016
6
1
2 VG
Round 2[edit]
High[edit]
Round 2 High Matches
MIBR
March 31, 2019 - 17:00 CST
44
0
1116
5
1610
6
58
3
94
5
616
10
1
2 RNG
FaZe
March 31, 2019 - 17:00 CST
168
8
310
7
1612
4
33
0
 
 
 
 
2
0 VG
ENCE
March 31, 2019 - 22:10 CST
169
7
610
4
44
0
1116
5
138
5
716
9
1
2 Vitality
NRG
March 31, 2019 - 19:50 CST
136
7
816
8
1550
100
31019
15
 
 
 
 
0
2 Fnatic
Low[edit]
Round 2 Low Matches
Spirit
March 31, 2019 - 11:00 CST
20722
810
11822
327
169
7
69
3
22513
1021
021018
015
2
1 paiN
TYLOO
March 31, 2019 - 11:00 CST
1613
3
22
0
168
8
89
1
 
 
 
 
2
0 Panda
Na`Vi
March 31, 2019 - 15:00 CST
1613
3
24
2
166
10
911
2
 
 
 
 
2
0 BIG
NiP
March 31, 2019 - 13:25 CST
1610
6
514
9
126
6
916
7
169
7
612
6
2
1 North
Round 3[edit]
High[edit]
Round 3 High Matches
FaZe
April 1, 2019 - 20:00 CST
1411
3
416
12
169
7
611
5
137
6
816
8
1
2 RNG
Vitality
April 1, 2019 - 19:50 CST
64
2
1116
5
1210
2
516
11
 
 
 
 
0
2 Fnatic
Mid[edit]
Round 3 Mid Matches
Na`Vi
April 1, 2019 - 13:30 CST
115
6
1016
6
1611
5
413
9
1612
4
34
1
2
1 NiP
Spirit
April 1, 2019 - 13:40 CST
96
3
916
7
1612
4
36
3
1610
6
57
2
2
1 TYLOO
ENCE
April 1, 2019 - 17:40 CST
1611
5
46
2
1612
4
36
3
 
 
 
 
2
0 VG
NRG
April 1, 2019 - 17:30 CST
1611
5
45
1
1611
5
47
3
 
 
 
 
2
0 MIBR
Low[edit]
Round 3 Low Matches
North
April 1, 2019 - 11:00 CST
1981
73
2717
08
1613
3
22
0
 
 
 
 
2
0 Panda
BIG
April 1, 2019 - 11:00 CST
1610
6
56
1
1610
6
514
9
 
 
 
 
2
0 paiN
Round 4[edit]
High[edit]
Round 4 High Matches
Spirit
April 2, 2019 - 17:00 CST
127
5
816
8
1612
4
33
0
139
4
616
10
1
2 Vitality
Na`Vi
April 2, 2019 - 20:45 CST
169
7
69
3
169
7
613
7
 
 
 
 
2
0 NRG
ENCE
April 2, 2019 - 20:50 CST
19801
730
23722
208
168
8
710
3
169
7
610
4
2
1 FaZe
Low[edit]
Round 4 Low Matches
NiP
April 2, 2019 - 14:00 CST
169
7
613
7
167
9
813
5
 
 
 
 
2
0 VG
North
April 2, 2019 - 14:00 CST
1610
6
510
5
169
7
68
2
 
 
 
 
2
0 MIBR
TYLOO
April 2, 2019 - 17:00 CST
163
13
1214
2
139
4
616
10
105
5
1016
6
1
2 BIG
Round 5[edit]
Round 5 Matches
NiP
April 3, 2019 - 14:00 CST
127
5
816
8
168
8
77
0
168
8
714
7
2
1 Spirit
NRG
April 3, 2019 - 17:00 CST
166
10
913
4
1612
4
34
1
 
 
 
 
2
0 BIG
North
April 3, 2019 - 20:00 CST
1611
5
412
8
169
7
69
3
 
 
 
 
2
0 FaZe


Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals
NRG Esports
2
April 5, 2019 - 12:00 CST
257113
8221
022823
2117
166
10
911
2
 
 
 
 
Team Vitality
0
Fnatic
2
April 5, 2019 - 15:00 CST
1611
5
46
2
109
1
616
10
1614
2
11
0
North
1
Renegades
2
April 5, 2019 - 19:35 CST
1610
6
511
6
1610
6
55
0
 
 
 
 
Ninjas in Pyjamas
0
Natus Vincere
2
April 6, 2019 - 12:00 CST
118
3
716
9
166
10
912
3
169
7
611
5
ENCE
1
Semifinals
NRG Esports
0
April 6, 2019 - 19:30 CST
1791
61
2619
29
1790
62
3619
19
 
 
 
 
Fnatic
2
Renegades
1
April 6, 2019 - 16:50 CST
54
1
1116
5
1610
6
58
3
44
0
1116
5
Natus Vincere
2
Grand Final
Fnatic
0
April 7, 2019 - 16:00 CST
138
5
716
9
118
3
716
9
108
2
716
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Natus Vincere
3

Showmatch[edit]

Participants[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Commentators:

Format[edit]

  • Showmatch:
  • Bo1 Showmatch
  • Featuring Players from the attending teams
  • Winners receive money to donate to charity

Results[edit]

Western Titans Titans 2220 Eastern Giants Giants
April 7, 2019 - 15:00 CST
22721
813
21820
027

Prize Pool[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

Streams[edit]

Primary
LanguageEnglish SpeakingRussiaChinaFrance
Streams
Secondary
LanguageEnglish SpeakingRussiaChina
Streams

Previews[edit]

Conclusions[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Videos and Photos[edit]

Galleries[edit]

Highlights[edit]

VODs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ilya "EllanarkJesus" Chabelets (2018-11-30). "​Na’Vi, BIG and fnatic close out the invite list for StarSeries i-League S7". StarLadder.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ilya "EllanarkJesus" Chabelets (2018-11-23). "​FaZe Clan, ENCE and North to participate in StarSeries i-League S7". StarLadder.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Ilya "EllanarkJesus" Chabelets (2018-11-19). "​Six teams invited to StarSeries i-League S7". StarLadder.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "​ViCi Gaming to fill in for Rogue at StarSeries i-League S7". 2019-03-26.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ilya "EllanarkJesus" Chabelets (2019-03-12). "​Vitality to fill in for HellRaisers at StarSeries i-League S7". StarLadder.
  6. "CS:GO update: Today Karrigan is benched with immediate effect, more news to follow.". FaZe Clan. 2018-12-16.
  7. "Comunicado Oficial " [Official Communication] (in Brazil Portuguese). Team Wild. 2018-12-18.
  8. "Liquid Update: Zews & TACO traded for Stewie2K". Team Liquid. 2018-12-21.
  9. "Welcome Back Coach adreN!". Team Liquid. 2018-12-22.
  10. "CS:GO Update – Welcome İsmailcan “XANTARES” Dörtkardeş". BIG. 2018-12-23.
  11. Lucas "LucasAM" Aznar Miles (2018-12-29). "Rickeh joins compLexity". HLTV.org.
  12. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2019-01-01). "AttackeR, Summer return to TYLOO". HLTV.org.
  13. KHTEX (2019-01-02). "7 meses, 10 titulos, fui muito feliz com esses caras, sei que o motivo não é desempenho dentro do jogo, cada um defende seu sonho da maneira que pode... " [7 months, 10 titles, I was very happy with these guys, know that the reason is not performance within the game, each defends his dream in the way that can...] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  14. "Today, RobbaN announces he is stepping down as Head Coach.". FaZe Clan. 2019-01-05.
  15. "OFFICIAL: @AdreNcs will stand-in as FaZe CS:GO's 5th player through the Major, & @YNk has signed on to coach the team". FaZe Clan. 2019-01-06.
  16. "And the search is over. Today we are proud to announce the addition of the Ukrainian Counter-Strike veteran @JohntaCSGO to our CSGO roster, who will join us as the head coach in the upcoming IEM Katowice major and beyond.". TYLOO. 2019-01-11.
  17. "Today we announce the missing piece to get back to the top!". MIBR. 2019-01-12.
  18. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2019-01-12). "INTZ sign destiny, yeL". HLTV.org.
  19. PKL. "biguzera and maxcel join ex-Wild".
  20. Ilya "EllanarkJesus" Chabelets. "HellRaisers to replace Team Liquid at StarSeries i-League S7". StarLadder.
  21. "Please join us in welcoming @OfficialnikoCS 🇩🇰 to the #RogueCS squad!". Rogue. 2019-01-31.
  22. "Goodbye Smooya". BIG. 2019-02-01.
  23. paiN Gaming (2019-02-02). "Carregamos a responsabilidade de trazer grandes nomes pra representar a paiN e honrar a nossa tradição." (in Brazil Portuguese).
  24. "Changes to our Counter-Strike division". mousesports. 2019-02-04.
  25. Christian Slot (2019-02-04). "North adds mithR as coach for upcoming tournament". North.
  26. "Team Spirit has parted ways with Dima & DavCost". Team Spirit. 2019-02-26.
  27. Christian Slot (2019-02-27). "Renegades to replace mousesports at StarSeries i-League S7". North.
  28. "Welcome, Major Champion, @tarik to #NRGCSGO!". NRG Esports. 2019-02-28.
  29. [Inside source]
  30. "Meet the new players of Team Spirit’s CS:GO roster". Team Spirit. 2019-03-03.
  31. Panda Gaming (2019-03-09). "感谢各位关注@PandaGaming电子竞技俱乐部 官方微博".
  32. Lukas "Kameeleon" Berć (2019-03-05). "Ninjas in Pyjamas CS:GO Roster Update". Ninjas in Pyjamas.
  33. Christian Slot (2019-03-12). "mithR new CS:GO Head Coach". North.
  34. "Announcing the 2019 CS:GO roster". mousesports. 2019-03-14.
  35. MIRAA (2019-03-28). "Visa issues keep GuardiaN out of StarSeries Season 7 day one". HLTV.org.