StarLadder Major 2019 New Champions Stage preview

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The final stage of StarLadder Major 2019 - New Champions Stage - will take place on September 5-8. Finland ENCE, USA NRG, Denmark Astralis, France Vitality, Kazakhstan AVANGAR, USA Liquid, Russia Natus Vincere & Australia Renegadeshave entered the final stage of the tournament race for the title of world champion in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Here is the preview of the StarLadder Major 2019 playoffs.


StarLadder Major 2019: The New Champions Stage will take place at the multifunctional Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, the home arena of the local sports clubs Aisbeeren (hockey) and Alba (basketball). The total capacity of the sports complex is up to 17,000 spectators.

Participants and format

The StarLadder Major 2019 playoffs will host the eight strongest teams in the group stage, which took place from August 28 to September 1.
New Legends Stage Results

List of participants:

Finland ENCE (allu, Aerial, xseveN, Aleksib, sergej)
USA NRG (stanislaw, tarik, Brehze, Ethan, CeRq)
Denmark Astralis (Xyp9x, dupreeh, gla1ve, device, Magisk)
France Vitality (NBK-, RpK, apEX, ALEX, ZywOo)
Kazakhstan AVANGAR (AdreN, SANJI, buster, qikert, Jame)
USA Liquid (nitr0, NAF, EliGE, Stewie2K, Twistzz)
Russia Natus Vincere (Zeus, flamie, s1mple, electronic, Boombl4)
Australia Renegades (jks, AZR, jkaem, Gratisfaction, Liazz)

StarLadder Major 2019: New Champions Stage participants will face a Single Elimination grid with up to two wins. The seeding was based on the results of the group stage of the tournament, taking into account the performance of Elo teams from the same pool.

New Legends Stage results

The playoffs will feature the lion's share of the $1,000,000 to $930,000 prize pool. The champion team will receive a reward of $500 000.

Distribution of the prize pool:

1. $500 000
2. $150 000
3-4. $70 000
5-8. $35 000

What to expect of the playoffs?

The start of StarLadder Major 2019 was held in a genuine atmosphere of excitement and competition, typical for the highest level tournaments in any sport. The spectators of the current major are probably witnessing one of the most exciting and unpredictable championships in Counter-Strike's history: the Global Offensive, which once again confirmed the specialty and prestige of Valve's tournaments.

StarLadder Major 2019 playoffs include teams that each qualify for the championship title or at least the Grand Final. Seeding a single elimination bracket only fuels interest, because already in the quarterfinals we will see a confrontation between Astralis and  Liquid, who came to Berlin as the main favorites. In the rest of the matches of the quarterfinal, we are expecting no less intriguing rivalries, the winners of which will have absolutely equal chances for the championship title.

From 5 to 8 September, all fans of the competitive CS:GO will have a fascinating story to tell, which must be presented with spectacular matches at all stages of the playoffs. Get ready!

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