The StarLadder CS:GO Berlin Major 2019 is well underway, and with the New Legends Stage now complete, it's time to look ahead to the New Champions stage, as the remaining teams meet in a single-elimination bracket to determine a champion.
16 teams from around the world descended on the Verti Music Hall in Berlin, Germany to compete in the New Legends Stage, but only 8 advanced to the New Champions stage. Not only have these eight teams earned a playoff spot, but they've also earned a place in the Legends stage of the next major, in Spring 2020.
Now the eight teams compete against each other in single-elimination bracket for the chance to raise the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019. Topping the group are ENCE and NRG Esports, who went 3-0.
Two top teams in Astralis and Vitality advanced on the fourth day, with 3-1 records alongside CIS-region AVANGAR. And the favorites in Liquid advanced with a surprising 3-2 record, with Natus Vincere and a resilient Renegades team.
How to watch the Berlin Major New Champions stage?
The StarLadder Berlin Major New Champions stage will be streamed on the StarLadder's official Counter-Strike Twitch channel, which we've included below for your convenience. Alternative language broadcasts will also be available.
StarLadder CS stream
No Majors Club - Alternative Stream
For those who want an alternative to the official broadcasts, Richard Lewis hosts the "No Majors Club", which sees himself, producer Sam Davies, and a host of guests including talent and pro players who aren't at the Major offer much less formal coverage of the games.
The New Champions stage will use a single-elimination bracket. No double eliminations here, if you lose, you're out. The seeding is based the teams' scores from the New Legends stage, and teams with the same score will be seeded based on their Final ELO rating from the New Legends stage.
All playoff series will be best-of-three matches. The winner of the grand finals will hoist the trophy, and take home the lion's share of the prize pool. All eight teams have already confirmed their spot in the New Legends stage of the next major.
With the tournament nearing its end, there are a lot of teams that have already been eliminated. You can check out who finished where and made how much money by visiting our Berlin Major Final Placements and Prize Split hub.
The New Champions stage begins on September 5th. Here you can view the bracket schedule and the final results.
Thursday, September 5, Day 1
|BO3||ENCE 0-2 Renegades||06:00||09:00||15:00||16:00||00:00|
|BO3||Team Vitality 1-2 AVANGAR||09:30||12:30||18:30||19:30||03:30|
Friday, September 6, Day 2
|BO3||Natus Vincere 0-2 NRG Esports||06:00||09:00||15:00||16:00||00:00|
|BO3||Astralis 2-0 Team Liquid||09:30||12:30||18:30||19:30||03:30|
Saturday, September 7, Day 3
|BO3||Renegades 0-2 AVANGAR||06:00||09:00||14:00||17:00||00:00|
|BO3||NRG Esports 0-2 Astralis||09:30||12:30||17:30||18:30||03:30|
Sunday, September 8, Day 4
|BO3||Astralis vs AVANGAR||08:30||11:30||17:30||18:30||02:30|
The StarLadder 2019 Berlin Major has reached its final stage as the Top 8 teams only have three series wins separating them from one of the most prestigious titles in CSGO.
One side of the Quarterfinal bracket features four teams looking to complete a shocking run to the title, while the other is filled with teams aiming to cement their legacies.
ENCE and Renegades have been looked down as recurrent underdogs for much of their history.
Renegades are the bustling band of Aussies who have grinded their way to prominence with help from Norwegian veteran Joakim ‘jkaem’ Myrbostad. Meanwhile, ENCE have impressed since their CSGO revival, but are looking to silence doubters by hoisting a trophy at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Vitality and AVANGAR will face each other, and the two teams are similarly rooted in their home soil pride but each with different narratives.
The Kazakhstan org AVANGAR are having an exciting run at Berlin. Having come in through the Qualifiers, they earned their spot in the Top 8 after grinding Best of 1’s (BO1) against Renegades and Team Liquid, the latter of which are favorites to go all the way.
On the other hand, the Frenchmen of Vitality alongside English player Alex ‘ALEX’ McMeekin have been showing consistent flair backed by a core group previously seen wearing Envy jerseys.
But they’ve been bolstered by rising CSGO phenom Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut who could pull off an incredible feat of leading his team to a Major at only 18 years of age.
Then there’s the other side of the Quarterfinals which is stacked from top to bottom.
It’s going to be a battle of legendary teams when Astralis and Team Liquid face each other in the first stage of the playoffs.
In the early heavy-weight bout, Astralis will look to get back to their winning ways that made them unstoppable in 2018, while Team Liquid will look to stamp their era by toppling off the previous world champions.
The winner of NRG versus Natus Vincere (Na’Vi) will have the right to play against either Liquid or Astralis.
North American fans have been banking their hopes on Team Liquid all year, but NRG have been impressive at the StarLadder Major.
They ascended the New Challengers Stage in 3-1 fashion, and only got better in the next stage as a 3-0 team to make their first Major playoff appearance.
But they’ll be facing a starving Na’Vi team.
They’ve been looking shakey this Major, and the star-studded squad has yet to collect a premier trophy in 2019, sans the top spot at StarSeries Season 7.
With roster rumors already filing in for important members of the team, Na’Vi are entering the playoffs with purpose, making them a dangerous elite opponent.
The StarLadder 2019 Berlin Major playoffs have numerous implications with every series, and fans will want to keep up with the action when it all unfolds starting September 5.
|Tres 'stunna' Saranthus||Stage/Desk host|
|Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill||Analyst|
|Sean '[email protected]' Gares||Analyst|
|Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche||Analyst|
|Duncan 'Thorin' Shields||Analyst|
|Alex 'Machine' Richardson||Desk host/caster|
|Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett||Desk host|
|Henry 'HenryG' Greer||Caster|
|Jason 'moses' O'Toole||Caster|
|Daniel 'ddk' Kapadia||Caster|
|Harry 'JustHarry' Russell||Caster|
|Sue 'Smix' Lee||Interviewer|
|James 'BanKs' Banks||Interviewer/Content Maker|
The New Legends Stage is all wrapped up. Here you can view the full results and rankings from the second group stage of the major.
|Eliminated||Ninjas in Pyjamas||0-3|
Wednesday, August 28, Day 1
|BO1||ENCE 16-5 AVANGAR||02:00||05:00||11:00||12:00||20:00|
|BO1||Astralis 16-9 DreamEaters||03:15||06:15||12:15||13:15||21:15|
|BO1||Renegades 14-16 NRG Esports||04:30||07:30||13:30||14:40||22:30|
|BO1||Team Liquid 16-9 CR4ZY||05:45||08:45||14:45||15:45||23:45|
|BO1||Team Vitality 16-9 North||07:00||10:00||16:00||17:00||01:00|
|BO1||FaZe Clan 16-8 mousesports||08:15||11:15||17:15||18:15||02:15|
|BO1||Natus Vincere 17-19 G2 Esports||09:30||12:30||18:30||19:30||03:30|
|BO1||MiBR 16-12 Ninjas in Pyjamas||10:45||13:45||19:45||20:45||04:45|
Thursday, August 29, Day 2
|BO1 - 0-1 Seeds||Renegades 13-16 AVANGAR||02:00||05:00||11:00||12:00||20:00|
|BO1 - 0-1 Seeds||Natus Vincere 16-7 DreamEaters||03:15||06:15||12:15||13:15||21:15|
|BO1 - 0-1 Seeds||Ninjas in Pyjamas 10-16 CR4ZY||04:30||07:30||13:30||14:40||22:30|
|BO1 - 0-1 Seeds||North 13-16 mousesports||05:45||08:45||14:45||15:45||23:45|
|BO1 - 1-0 Seeds||Team Liquid 9-16 NRG Esports||07:00||10:00||16:00||17:00||01:00|
|BO1 - 1-0 Seeds||FaZe Clan 7-16 Team Vitality||08:15||11:15||17:15||18:15||02:15|
|BO1 - 1-0 Seeds||ENCE 16-8 MiBR||09:30||12:30||18:30||19:30||03:30|
|BO1 - 1-0 Seeds||Astralis 16-7 G2 Esports||10:45||13:45||19:45||20:45||04:45|
Friday, August 30, Day 3
|BO1 - 1-1 Seeds||Na'Vi 17-19 mousesports||02:00||05:00||11:00||12:00||20:00|
|BO1 - 1-1 Seeds||Team Liquid 18-22 AVANGAR||02:00||05:00||11:00||12:00||20:00|
|BO1 - 1-1 Seeds||MiBR 4-16 G2 Esports||03:15||06:15||12:15||13:15||21:15|
|BO1 - 1-1 Seeds||FaZe Clan 9-16 CR4ZY||03:15||06:15||12:15||13:15||21:15|
|BO3 - 2-0 Seed||ENCE 2-0 Team Vitality||05:30||08:30||14:30||15:30||23:30|
|BO3 - 0-2 Seeds||Renegades 2-0 DreamEaters||05:30||08:30||14:30||15:30||23:30|
|BO3 - 2-0 Seeds||Astralis 0-2 NRG Esports||08:45||11:45||17:45||18:45||02:45|
|BO3 - 0-2 Seeds||NInjas in Pyjamas 0-2 North||08:45||11:45||17:45||18:45||02:45|
Saturday, August 31, Day 4
|BO3 - 1-2 Seeds||MiBR 0-2 Natus Vincere||02:00||05:00||11:00||12:00||20:00|
|BO3 - 2-1 Seeds||G2 Esports 1-2 AVANGAR||02:00||05:00||11:00||12:00||20:00|
|BO3 - 1-2 Seeds||FaZe Clan 1-2 Renegades||05:15||08:15||14:15||15:15||23:15|
|BO3 - 2-1 Seeds||Team Vitality 2-0 mousesports||05:15||08:15||14:15||15:15||23:15|
|BO3 - 1-2 Seeds||Team Liquid 2-0 North||08:30||11:30||17:30||18:30||02:30|
|BO3 - 2-1 Seeds||Astralis 2-1 CR4ZY||08:30||11:30||17:30||18:30||02:30|
Sunday, September 1, Day 5
|BO3 - 2-2 Seeds||Renegades 2-1 G2 Esports||02:00||05:00||11:00||12:00||20:00|
|BO3 - 2-2 Seeds||Team Liquid 2-0 mousesports||05:15||08:15||14:15||15:15||23:15|
|BO3 - 2-2 Seeds||Natus Vincere 2-1 CR4ZY||08:30||11:30||17:30||18:30||02:30|
The New Challengers Stage is now complete, but if you missed any of the action, are are wondering how teams performed, you can view the full rankings, alongside every result, from the first week of competition.
Friday, August 23, Day 1
|BO1||Team Vitality 8-16 Syman Gaming||02:00||05:00||11:00||12:00||20:00|
|BO1||NRG Esports 17-19 DreamEaters||02:00||05:00||11:00||12:00||20:00|
|BO1||G2 Esports 16-10 TYLOO||03:15||06:15||12:15||13:15||21:15|
|BO1||North 16-6 INTZ Esports||03:15||06:15||12:15||13:15||21:15|
|BO1||FURIA Esports 16-6 HellRaisers||04:30||07:30||13:30||14:30||22:30|
|BO1||mousesports 16-6 forZe||04:30||07:30||13:30||14:30||22:30|
|BO1||AVANGAR 16-13 Complexity Gaming||05:45||08:45||14:45||15:45||23:25|
|BO1||CR4ZY 16-13 Grayhound Gaming||05:45||08:45||14:45||15:45||23:25|
|ROUND 2||MATCH||PT||ET||BST||CEST||AEST (next day)|
|BO1||North 16-14 Syman Gaming | 1-0 Pool||07:00||10:00||16:00||17:00||01:00|
|BO1||NRG Esports 16-7 TYLOO | 0-1 Pool||07:00||10:00||16:00||17:00||01:00|
|BO1||G2 Esports 16-9 DreamEaters | 1-0 Pool||08:15||11:15||17:15||18:15||02:15|
|BO1||Team Vitality 16-9 INTZ Esports | 0-1 Pool||08:15||11:15||17:15||18:15||02:15|
|BO1||mousesports 19-17 AVANGAR | 1-0 Pool||09:30||12:30||18:30||19:30||03:30|
|BO1||Complexity Gaming 5-16 HellRaisers | 0-1 Pool||09:30||12:30||18:30||19:30||03:30|
|BO1||FURIA Esports 11-16 CR4ZY | 1-0 Pool||10:45||13:45||19:45||20:45||04:45|
|BO1||Grayhound Gaming 9-16 forZe | 0-1 Pool||10:45||13:45||19:45||20:45||04:45|
Satruday, August 24, Day 2
|BO1||Team Vitality 14-16 DreamEaters | 1-1 Pool||03:00||06:00||12:00||13:00||21:00|
|BO1||NRG Esports 16-4 Syman Gaming | 1-1 Pool||03:00||06:00||12:00||13:00||21:00|
|BO1||AVANGAR 16-8 HellRaisers | 1-1 Pool||04:15||07:15||13:15||14:15||22:15|
|BO1||FURIA Esports 10-16 forZe | 1-1 Pool||04:15||07:15||13:15||14:15||22:15|
|BO3||G2 Esports 1-2 mouseports | 2-0 Pool||05:30||08:30||14:30||15:30||23:30|
|BO3||Complexity Gaming 2-0 TYLOO | 0-2 Pool||05:30||08:30||14:30||15:30||23:30|
|BO3||North 2-1 CR4ZY | 2-0 Pool||08:45||11:45||17:45||18:45||02:45|
|BO3||Grayhound 2-1 INTZ Esports | 0-2 Pool||08:45||11:45||17:45||18:45||02:45|
Sunday, August 25, Day 3
|BO3||G2 2-0 Forze | 2-1 Pool||02:00||05:00||11:00||12:00||20:00|
|BO3||Furia 0-2 Syman | 1-2 Pool||02:00||05:00||11:00||12:00||20:00|
|BO3||NRG 2-0 AVANGAR | 2-1 Pool||05:15||08:15||14:15||15:15||23:15|
|BO3||Complexity 0-2 Grayhound | 1-2 Pool||05:15||08:15||14:15||15:15||23:15|
|BO3||Dreameaters 1-2 CR4ZY | 2-1 Pool||08:30||11:30||17:30||18:30||02:30|
|BO3||Vitality 2-0 Hellraisers | 1-2 Pool||08:30||11:30||17:30||18:30||02:30|
|BO3||AVANGAR 2-1 Syman | 2-2 Pool||02:00||05:00||11:00||12:00||20:00|
|BO3||ForZe 0-2 DreamEaters | 2-2 Pool||05:15||08:15||14:15||15:15||23:15|
|BO3||Vitality 2-1 Grayhound Gaming | 2-2 Pool||08:30||11:30||17:30||18:30||02:30|
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