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CS:GO - StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 guide

Everything you need to know about the StarLadder Berlin Major.

The StarLadder Berlin Major will be the second Major CS:GO tournament of the year, and it'll see a number of the best teams in the world duke it out for the whopping $1 million prize pool.

Of course, it's not all about the money, though. The prestige of winning a Major title is a dream for pro CS players, so we're guaranteed some incredibly exciting matches as each point can mean the difference.

Below you'll find our guide hub so you can keep updated on everything it has to offer. Who's playing? When is it on? How can you watch all the action? Just read on, we've got you covered. We'll also keep this guide updated as the tournament rages on, so bookmark this page to stay in the loop!


We'll break down the results from each of the Stages just below as the competition progresses:

Champions Stage

Quarterfinals Bracket:

  • ENCE vs Renegades
  • Team Vitality vs AVANGAR
  • Astralis vs Team Liquid
  • Natus Vincere vs NRG Esports

Legends Stage

Top eight teams who progressed to the Champion Stage:

  • ENCE
  • NRG Esports
  • Astralis
  • Team Vitality
  • Team Liquid
  • Natus Vincere
  • Renegades

Challengers Stage

Top eight teams who progressed to the Legends Stage:

  • North
  • mousesports
  • G2 Esports
  • NRG Esports
  • CR4ZY
  • Team Vitality
  • DreamEaters

When does it start?

Here's when the Berlin major is due to arrive.

  • New Challengers Stage: Friday 23rd - Monday 26th August
  • New Legends Stage: Wednesday 28th August - Sunday 1st September
  • New Champions Stage: Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th September

What's the Prize Pool?

A total of $1 million is on the line, with half of that going to the team which wins out overall.

Who’s there?

The biggest teams in the world will attend and fight for that $500,000 grand prize.

Team Liquid are the ones to beat, with something of a stranglehold on S-Tier competitions for the last few months. FaZe Clan make an appearance, sporting big names like olofmeister and GuardiaN, while Natus Vincere of Ukraine look to pull through having taken victory in the last StarLadder-run event.

Here’s a full list of teams competing in the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019:


  • Astralis
  • ENCE
  • Natus Vincere
  • MIBR
  • FaZe Clan
  • Team Liquid
  • Renegades
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas

New Challengers:

  • Vitality
  • Complexity
  • HellRaisers
  • mousesports
  • CR4ZY
  • forZe
  • Syman
  • North
  • G2
  • NRG
  • Grayhound
  • DreamEaters
  • INTZ

How’s it work?

The top 8 Challenger teams advance for the opportunity to fight it out against the Legend teams. The first two stages use a Swiss bracket format, with best of 3 matches for advancement and eliminations.

The top 8 from the Legend Stage advance to the Champion Stage, which uses a single elimination bracket type, a traditional knockout format. Quarter, Semi and Grand Finals are all best of 3.

Where can I watch it?

The English language broadcast can be found on StarLadder’s Twitch channel which we've embedded down below. StarLadder also offers another channel which streams the action for the Russian speakers out there. We’ll update you when the casting team is confirmed.

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