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K1 League begins tomorrow
Time: 2012-05-25 15:15
Game: Counter-Strike 1.6

K1 League has announced specific match schedule for Group A which will run from May 26 until June 3. A very unorthodox match format was announced as well.

As previously announced, Group A features the heavy favorites Natus Vincere as well as three Chinese teams MI5, ETeng and hiQi. Group A will be played over the next two weekends in Shanghai.

While the actual tournament format is regular including two groups of four where each team plays one another twice and the final four advance to a best-of-three single elimination bracket, the match format is fairly different.

Na`Vi practicing CSOL in Shanghai 

In each match, teams play the first half until either team reaches nine rounds. In the second half, the team that won the first half needs to win one more round than the other team did in the first half to guarantee a win, or the other team needs nine.

If there is a tie, regular max rounds three overtime is played to determine the winner, there are no ties even in the group stage. Teams get one point for a win and zero for a loss in the group stage.


Saturday, May 26

10:00 Natus Vincere vs. MI5
11:00 ETeng vs. hiQi
12:00 Natus Vincere vs. hiQi

Sunday, May 27

10:00 MI5 vs. ETeng
11:00 Natus Vincere vs. ETeng
12:00 hiQi vs. MI5

Saturday, June 2

10:00 Natus Vincere vs. MI5
11:00 ETeng vs. hiQi
12:00 Natus Vincere
vs. hiQi

Sunday, June 3

10:00 MI5 vs. ETeng
11:00 Natus Vincere vs. ETeng
12:00 hiQi vs. MI5

According to our sources, all teams arrived in Shanghai earlier this week and have been practicing Counter-Strike: Online since then. CSOL is a game built on CS:CZ for Asia that is very similar with the addition of a couple of new guns and the fact it works with a micropayment format.

All matches will be played with a roundtime of two minutes, freezetime of ten seconds and a map randomly drawn from the map pool that features de_dust2, de_inferno, de_nuke, de_train and de_tuscan.

Teams in Group A:

Natus Vincere ceh9, Edward, markeloff, starix, Zeus
ETeng forget, HZ, PiPi, Rita, songxiao9
MI5 lovezhu, qhz, qz, Richie, Vincent
hiQi higirl, KOKO, sola, speee, tkt

All matches will be broadcasted via stream and we will do our best to have the links added under hot matches here on HLTV.org. Matches kick off tomorrow at 10:00 with Natus Vincere taking on MI5.

Tags: K1 League, Natus Vincere, MI5, ETeng, hiQi

Some easy money for NaVi
2012-05-25 15:16:37
not CS1.6 but CS:Online)
2012-05-25 15:28:55
Samesame different name.
2012-05-25 15:37:28
totally different, CS:O sucks -___-
2012-05-25 22:08:22
2012-05-26 00:24:06
+1 super sucks
2012-05-26 08:38:15
Yes !As a chinese,I didn't like this game which made by Nexon.
2012-05-27 03:41:38
agree :) cs:go zalypa i huinya @@@@@@@@
2012-05-27 14:42:59
eha.Today Na'Vi was lost the game.So...NaVi lost the game.....but it is real NaVi?You know ...
2012-06-03 15:18:38
gogogo Na`Vi
2012-05-25 15:16:44
#1 is completely right hahaha
2012-05-25 15:18:06
gg navi
gl to tyloo and TFE
2012-05-25 15:20:26
they don't participate
2012-05-25 15:31:00
They are in Group B which will run after Group A.
2012-05-25 15:40:50
mm..my fault
2012-05-25 15:41:44
haha XD
2012-05-25 15:45:14
hehe~~your ID is so humorous~~In china,the police will fine you ~~ehaha
2012-06-03 15:21:00
easy Na`Vi.
2012-05-25 15:20:48
Do you know CSOL is not CS1.6? Ii is a net game,not a e sport game.If navi don't adapt to the game,they will lost this game .
2012-05-27 03:38:54
CSO is shit
gg navi!!
2012-05-25 15:21:49
Bazooka jajajajajaja :D it will make their days)
2012-05-26 10:08:18
It is not CS :( weapons for money... omg
2012-05-25 15:22:08
where is tyloo
2012-05-25 15:24:19
they in the group B
2012-05-25 17:14:42
NaVi got zero points in CSOL training match at last day with MI5. :DDDD
2012-05-25 15:24:29
must be kidding
2012-05-26 05:40:58
easy money 4 NaVi
2012-05-25 15:27:28
What a shit tournament !:D
2012-05-25 15:33:32
final: Tyloo versus navi :D
2012-05-25 15:34:53
2012-05-25 15:37:09
Tyloo is in group B, this is group A :)
2012-05-25 16:53:46
crazy tournament format
2012-05-25 15:36:40
Pretty much weird round rules. What was the problem with 15?

If a team loses the pistol round as CS and then does two ecos and then again loses gun round they are pretty much fucked. :S
2012-05-25 15:39:36
Navi is getting more and more patethic.
2012-05-25 15:39:38
lol only 4 teams?;/
2012-05-25 15:42:24
Group B stage will begin on June 9,and then information from Group B will be released.
2012-05-25 15:46:01
easy 4 Na`Vi :)
2012-05-25 15:44:38
na`vi sad xD
2012-05-25 16:23:15
easy for Navi ;)
2012-05-25 16:33:19
CSOL sucks
2012-05-25 16:41:08
navi full line up?? i mean is markeloff back?
2012-05-25 16:42:43
i think yes :D
2012-05-25 16:54:53
lol wtf is wrong with this game
2012-05-25 17:29:02
easy for navi
2012-05-25 17:32:28
Can you watch this via HLTV ips?
2012-05-25 18:36:13
Jonathan E. - HLTV.org
All matches will be broadcasted via stream[...]

I don't think so.
2012-05-25 21:15:30
gl HaveFunn -GO NAVII
2012-05-25 19:20:40
so this will end in july?
2012-05-25 20:11:32
Jonathan E. - HLTV.org
July 1st.
2012-05-25 21:21:38
gl Na`Vi! :D
2012-05-25 20:20:20
tyloo *steelseries ? Gde
2012-05-25 20:23:09
2012-05-25 20:39:52
Dare_Dev1L - HLTV.org
A tournament for CS Online, well it is an Asian only game right?
2012-05-26 02:16:02
2012-05-26 05:35:30
this is gonna be fun to watch go NaVi
2012-05-26 06:19:25
Yea, CS:O.. I don't want to win Na'vi because is not the right game for them, if i was in their place, i never participate for CS:Online :)))) eh if they will lose it has an excuse, crapy game :))
2012-05-26 07:49:30
lol what is this game on stream
2012-05-26 10:41:30
Does anyone know WHERE in shanghai this is held?

If any chinese or non-chinese could help me out and find the adress somehow i would appreciate it so much :(.

Really dont wanna miss this opputunity.

PS. is this the website: http://k1.tiancity.com/index.html ? (can only read pingyin :/)
2012-05-26 13:10:27
csol is as aol=sucks ^^
2012-05-26 13:49:42
female character :D
2012-05-26 14:45:52
Nice ceh9
2012-05-27 11:36:04
navi out. eteng and mi5 advanced from group A
2012-06-03 11:31:08

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