The eight teams who will complete in the playoff bracket of the StarSeries i-League Season 7 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event have been confirmed after FaZe Clan’s loss to North on April 3 saw them crash out of the tournament.
The StarSeries i-League Season 7 event, which is taking place in Shanghai, China, kicked off on Saturday, March 30, as 16 teams battled to earn a spot in the playoff bracket, which starts on Friday, April 5.
While teams like fnatic, Renegades and ENCE secured their place in the quarter finals with relative ease, a massive name who won’t be competing on Friday is FaZe Clan, who missed out with a loss on the final day of group stage action.
FaZe and North are two of Counter-Strike’s biggest names, regularly competing at the game’s biggest events over the past few years.
On April 3 though, one of them had to go home, as both teams were sitting with a record of 2-2 heading into a match that would see one head through to the quarter finals, and the other packing.
After missing out on the IEM Katowice 2019 Major, not many thought North would be able to make their way past FaZe, however victories on Train and Dust2 led the Scandinavian organization past their opponents and into the playoffs in the final match of the group stage.
With North securing the final spot in the StarSeries Season 7 playoffs, we now know what the bracket will look like when it kicks off at 5 AM BST / 9 PM PDT / 12AM EST on Friday, April 5.
Fnatic and Renegades, who finished 3-0 in the Swiss format group stages, will face off against North and Ninjas in Pyjamas respectively, while NRG Esports take on Team Vitality in the first match of the day on April 5.
Fans of popular squad ENCE will have to wait until Saturday to see their team in action, as they take on Natus Vincere in the final quarter final on Saturday.
#StarSeriesS7 Playoffs Bracket 🏆— StarLadder CS:GO (@cssltv) April 3, 2019
06:00 CEST - @NRGgg vs @TeamVitality
09:00 CEST - @FNATIC vs @TheNorthIsHere
12:00 CEST - @Renegades vs @NiPGaming
The action starts on Friday 🔥!
06:00 CEST - @natusvincere vs @ENCE (on Saturday) pic.twitter.com/QAdPewQscL
Matches in the StarSeries i-League Season 7 playoffs will be broadcast live on Twitch on Friday, April 5 from the Baoshan Sports Center in Shanghai, China.