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StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 7

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[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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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
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
North20 [2]
1Denmark aizy
2Denmark valde
3Denmark Kjaerbye
4Denmark cadiaN
5Denmark gade
CDenmark mithR
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

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 ViCi
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 ViCi
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 ViCi
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 ViCi
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.