A Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event StarSeries & i-League Season 7, which is sponsored by GG.Bet, begins this weekend in Shanghai, China. The event will see sixteen teams from all over the world competing for a prize pool of whooping $500,000.
The event is scheduled to start on March 30th and will begin with a group stage. During the group stage sixteen participants, among which are BIG, ENCE, FaZe Clan, Fnatic, MIBR, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, North, NRG Esports, Renegades, TyLoo, Rogue, Team Vitality, Team Spirit, Panda Gaming, and paiN Gaming will play in a single group with Swiss System Format and best-of-three series. The group stage will continue until April 4th and determine eight participants of the playoffs stage. The organizers of the event have already announced the match-ups for the first round.
The playoffs will be played from April 5th – 7th and feature a single-elimination bracket with regular matches being best-of-three and grand finals being best-of-five. The grand finals are scheduled for 9:00 AM, April 7th. The winner of the event will receive $250,000 in prize money.