StarSeries Season 5: Group Draws and Schedule
The organizers of the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 5 have revealed the draws for the group stage and the schedule of the tournament, as well as its format.
The event will start on May 28th and will continue until June 3rd, the venue of the tournament is National Palace of Arts “Ukraina”, located in Kiyv, Ukraine. It will begin with the group stage, which will feature a Swiss system format with all series being best-of-three. Sixteen participating teams, that either qualified through the regional qualifiers or were invited by the organizers, will compete in the single group. The first round, which will be played on May 28th, will look as follows:
Monday, May 28th, Round 1 (UK Time)
- 8:00 AM – Team Liquid vs NRG Esports
- 8:00 AM – SK Gaming vs VG.Flash Gaming
- 11:00 AM – Natus Vincere vs TyLoo
- 11:00 AM – AGO Esports vs Virtus.pro
- 2:00 PM – mousesports vs North
- 2:00 PM – AVANGAR vs Gambit Esports
- 5:00 PM – Ninjas in Pyjamas vs HellRaisers
- 5:00 PM – GODSENT vs Renegades
Based on the results of the group stage, eight best teams will advance to the playoffs stage. It will be held in a single-elimination format with best-of-three series (including the final). The prize pool of the event is set at $300,000, the winner will get $125,000.