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StarLadder Berlin CSGO Major: Results, interviews, more

Published: 17/Aug/2019 17:52 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 13:19

by Alan Bernal

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The StarLadder CS:GO Berlin Major 2019 has concluded, with Astralis defeating surprise opponent Avangar in the final to claim the title.

In their victory, Astralis not only become the first organization with four Major titles to their name, but also the first team to win three Majors consecutively.

The Danish squad pulled off the victory despite coming under plenty of scrutiny in the months leading up to the event, with Team Liquid having dethroned them as the world number one. Nevertheless, Astralis were able to overcome their usurpers and secure the trophy.

Here’s everything you need to know about what went down at the event.


Dexerto Interviews at the StarLadder Berlin Major

Interview with Moses pre-Champions Stage

 

Interview with Smix pre-Champions Stage 

 

Interview with James Banks pre-Champions Stage

 

Thorin on ENCE before the quarter-finals

 

Thorin on Renegades before the quarter-finals

 

Thorin picks Team Liquid as Major favorites

 

Thorin on Avangar before the quarter-finals

Thorin on Vitality before the quarter-finals

 

Interview with Jkaem after the quarter-finals

Interview with Kassad after the quarter-finals

Thorin on Na’Vi before the quarter-finals

 

Thorin on NRG before the quarter-finals

 

Interview with Stanislaw after the quarter-finals

 

Interview with Tarik after the quarter-finals

 

Thorin on Team Liquid before the quarter-finals

 

Thorin on Astralis before the quarter-finals

 

Interview with Qikert after the quarter-finals

 

Interview with Dupreeh after the quarter-finals

 

Thorin on Avangar vs Renegades before the semi-finals

 

Thorin on Astralis vs NRG before the semi-finals

 

Interview with Dastan after the semi-finals

 

Interview with gla1ve after the semi-finals

 

Frankie talks about the grand final

 

Thorin on the biggest disappointment of the Major

 

Thorin on the biggest surprise of the Major

 

Thorin’s prediction for the final

 

Interview with Magisk after winning the Major

 

Frankie wraps up the Berlin Major

 

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Vitality hires a bus to bring French fans to the Berlin Major

 

HellRaisers bench their entire roster after early Berlin Major exit

 

Banks notes s1mple’s surprising lack of confidence at the Berlin Major

 

Stewie2K makes dev1ce rage in FPL game ahead of Berlin Major matchup

 

Stewie2k’s Steam account hacked during CSGO Berlin Major playoffs

 

CSGO analyst SPUNJ celebrates in style after Renegades upset at StarLadder Berlin major

 

FaZe Clan’s NiKo destroys CSGO team with insane 1v5 clutch

 

Images of a dejected aleskib go viral after ENCE’s Berlin major exit

 

S1mple reveals his biggest weakness ahead of CSGO Berlin Major playoffs

 

Renegades’ Jkaem reveals main reason for success at Berlin Major

 

Vitality explain why NBK has been benched after Berlin Major exit

 

Dupreeh reveals why Astralis chose Vertigo vs Liquid at CSGO Berlin Major

 

CSGO star NAF shouts out Clayster after falling off map at Berlin Major

 

Astralis make history with win at StarLadder Berlin Major – Final Placements

 

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NBK takes shots at Team Vitality teammates after getting benched

 

Astralis’ Magisk reveals identities of shirtless stage crashers at CSGO Berlin Major

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Stuchiu: The opportunity cost of missing the Karrigan lottery

 

Stuchiu: The Impact of FalleN, The Godfather of Brazilian Counter-Strike

 

Stuchiu: TACO, Brazil’s most decorated CSGO player

 

The story of the StarLadder Berlin Major: Astralis’ CSGO Hat-Trick

 

Dexerto Documentaries

The Berlin CS:GO Major Documentary

 

Fallen: Brazilian CS:GO’s Only Hope?

 

TACO: The Sacrificial Lamb of CS:GO

 

The Cost of Missing Karrigan


StarLadder Berlin Major New Champions Stage General Info

  • Location: Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, Germany
  • Dates: September 5th-8th, 2019
  • Prize Pool: $1 million
  • Total Teams: 8

New Champions Stage Rules and Format

The New Champions stage used 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 were seeded based on their Final ELO rating from the New Legends stage.

All playoff series were best-of-three matches. While only one team – Astralis – could lift the trophy, all eight playoff teams have now already confirmed their spot in the New Legends stage of the next major.

You can check out who finished where and made how much money by visiting our Berlin Major Final Placements and Prize Split hub.


StarLadder Major Berlin 2019 New Champions Stage – Schedule and Results

The New Champions stage began on September 5th. Here you can view the bracket schedule and the final results.

StarLadder Major Berlin 2019 New Champions Stage Schedule and Results

Thursday, September 5, Day 1

QUARTERFINAL MATCH PT ET BST CEST AEST
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

QUARTERFINAL MATCH PT ET BST CEST AEST
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

SEMIFINAL MATCH PT ET BST CEST AEST
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

GRAND FINALS MATCH PT ET BST CEST AEST
BO3 Astralis 2-0 AVANGAR 08:30 11:30 17:30 18:30 02:30

 


StarLadder Talent list

NAME ROLE
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
Anders Blume Caster
Jason ‘moses’ O’Toole Caster
James Bardolph Caster
​Daniel ‘ddk’ Kapadia Caster
Hugo Byron Caster
​Harry ‘JustHarry’ Russell Caster
Sue ‘Smix’ Lee Interviewer
James ‘BanKs’ Banks Interviewer/Content Maker

 


StarLadder Major Berlin 2019 New Legends Stage – Schedule and Results

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.

StarLadder Major Berlin 2019 New Legends Stage Rankings

Rank Team Win/Loss Record
1. ENCE 3-0
2. NRG Esports 3-0
3. Astralis 3-1
4. Team Vitality 3-1
5. AVANGAR 3-1
6. Renegades 3-2
7. Team Liquid 3-2
8. Natus Vincere 3-2
Eliminated CR4ZY 2-3
Eliminated mousesports 2-3
Eliminated G2 Esports 2-3
Eliminated MIBR 1-3
Eliminated FaZe Clan 1-3
Eliminated North 1-3
Eliminated Ninjas in Pyjamas 0-3
Eliminated DreamEaters 0-3

StarLadder Major Berlin 2019 New Legends Stage Schedule and Results

Wednesday, August 28, Day 1

ROUND 1 MATCH PT ET BST CEST AEST
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

ROUND 2 MATCH PT ET BST CEST AEST
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

ROUND 3 MATCH PT ET BST CEST AEST
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

ROUND 4 MATCH PT ET BST CEST AEST
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

ROUND 5 MATCH PT ET BST CEST AEST
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

StarLadder Major Berlin 2019 New Challengers Stage schedule and results

The New Challengers Stage is now complete, but if you missed any of the action, or are wondering how teams performed, you can view the full rankings, alongside every result, from the first week of competition.

StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 New Challengers Stage results 

Rank Team Record
1. Mousesports 3-0
2. North 3-0
3. G2 Esports 3-1
4. NRG 3-1
5. CR4ZY 2-1
6. DreamEaters 3-2
7. AVANGAR 3-2
8. Team Vitality 3-2
Eliminated. Grayhound Gaming 2-3
Eliminated. Syman Gaming 2-3
Eliminated. forZe 2-3
Eliminated. HellRaisers 1-3
Eliminated. Complexity 1-3
Eliminated. FURIA 1-3
Eliminated. INTZ Esports 0-3
Eliminated. TYLOO 0-3

Friday, August 23, Day 1

ROUND 1 MATCH PT ET BST CEST AEST
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

ROUND 3 MATCH PT ET BST CEST AEST
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

ROUND 4 MATCH PT ET BST CEST AEST
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

Monday, August 26, Day 4

ROUND 5 MATCH PT ET BST CEST AEST
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

 

CS:GO

ForZe under fire for signing CSGO coach implicated in cheating scandal

Published: 24/Oct/2020 21:30

by Alan Bernal

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Russian esports org forZe are facing backlash for signing former Hard Legion coach Aleksandr ‘zoneR⁠’ Bogatiryev, who was banned by ESL for abusing a coaching bug that was found to compromise competitive CS:GO matches.

After the initial wave of backlash, forZe clarified that zoneR was brought on for a “testing coach period” to the ‘forZe School,’ a project that teaches and develops emerging CSGO talent. They do not recognize the forZe School as an academy team and said its not affiliated with the main roster.

“Zoner has made a big shameful mistake but we’ve decided to give him a second chance as he’s still a well-experienced coach,” forZe wrote in a statement. His work with the school will be conducted under supervision with the team’s management.

Despite org CEO Sergey ‘MegioN’ Ignatko’s optimism for the signing, debacles within the CSGO competitive landscape in the last year created a perfect storm for doubt on the deal.

“Not the smartest brand development choice, forZe have a lot of lovable characters and their storyline is exciting,” esports host and commentator Alex ‘MACHINE’ Richardson said. “Would be a shame to see an ill-thought out decision damage their reputation or fan base.”

Moreover, people are concerned that the org would position young, impressionable players to work with a person who was found cheating.

“This has to be a joke, right?” FaZe Clan coach Janko ‘YNk’ Paunovic said. “The most blatant cheater in coaching is supposed to set an example for young players? My mind is blown, absolutely disgraceful from forZe.”

On September 1, Hard Legion announced they were parting ways with zoneR, who went by the in-game name ‘MechanoGun’ at the time, following ESL’s decision to ban him as well as two other coaches after an investigation found them guilty of using a coach’s spectating bug.

ESIC csgo coach bug ban
ESIC
ZoneR, listed here as ‘MechanoGun,’ was given a 36-month ban after ESIC found 16 cases of using the coaching bug.

It was initially decided that zoneR would be banned for 24 months from playing or coaching in ESL or DreamHack events. ESL later upgraded his ban to 36 months after the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) concluded their investigation of the bug’s abuse.

Of the 37 CSGO coaches found cheating, zoneR’s three-year ban was the longest penalty issued by far. He was found of using the bug in 16 cases, and had “Tier 1 Aggravated” sanctions levied against him.

This comes at a sensitive time for the CSGO community, who have been anxiously awaiting any further reaction from Valve on the coaching scandal. Some are worried the publisher might create bigger consequences or tweak team structures to prevent it from happening again in the future.

“If Valve removes coaching it’ll be because of some BULL**** like this,” CSGO commentator and BOXR CEO, Mohan ‘launders’ Govindasamy, said.

A similar concern sprouted when CSGO teams whose coaches were implicated in ESIC’s findings were simply demoted from the position to an analyst role; thereby using a loophole to keep working with the team.

ForZe will monitor their partnership with zoneR for the time being, but said they could part ways with him after the testing phase for his position has concluded.