StarSeries XIV Finals viewer's guide *

If you've been wondering about SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals, when the teams play, who the casters are, or just about anything else about the event in Minsk, Belarus, look no further; here is the viewer's guide with all the information needed.

* schedule has been updated

SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals kicks off tomorrow with group A, which means it's time to gather all information into our viewer's guide.

The first big event of 2016 will take place at the Minsk Arena in the capital of Belarus, and will extend over five days, January 13-17. The first two days reserved for the entire group stage will be closed off to live audience.

The groups are following:

Group A Group B
CIS Na`Vi  Sweden fnatic
Europe G2 Denmark Question Mark
Brazil Luminosity  France Titan
China CyberZen France EnVyUs

All matches in the group stage will be played in best-of-threes, with the first-placed team going directly to semi-finals, while second and third-placed will have battle their way through quarter-finals.

Every playoff match will also be played in a best-of-three, as shown in the full schedule below:

Wednesday, January 13th
11:00 CIS Na`Vi  vs. China CyberZen BO3
14:00 Europe G2 vs. Brazil Luminosity BO3
17:00 Group A winners' match BO3
17:00 Group A elimination match BO3
       
Thursday, January 14th
10:00 Sweden fnatic  vs. France EnVyUs BO3
10:00 France Titan vs. Denmark Question Mark  BO3
13:00 Group B winners' match BO3
13:00 Group B elimination match BO3
16:00 Group B decider BO3
16:00 Group A decider BO3
       
Friday, January 15th
11:00 Quarter-final #1 (A3 vs. B2) BO3
17:00 Quarter-final #2 (B3 vs. A2) BO3
       
Saturday, January 16th
11:00 Semi-final #1 BO3
17:00 Semi-final #2 BO3
       
Sunday, January 17th    
15:00 Grand final   BO3

The $200,000 prize pot will be distributed as follows:

1. $90,000
2. $40,000
3-4. $20,000
5-6. $9,000
7-8. $6,000 

Taking you through the action on the official English stream will be the following 12 of the most well-known figures within the scene:

United States Sue "Smixity" Lee – Host
Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett – Host

United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Caster
United Kingdom James "JZFB" Bardolph - Caster
Denmark Anders "Anders" Blume - Caster
United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat - Caster
United Kingdom Stuart "TosspoT" Saw – Caster
Sweden Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson - Caster

United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer – Analyst
United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields – Analyst
Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunović – Analyst
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez  – Analyst

Apart from English, the event will also be streamed in Chinese and Russian. HLTV.org will bring you a coverage of SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals, including galleries, stats, post-match articles, and more.

United States Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Auguste 'Semmler' Massonnat
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom James 'JZFB' Bardolph
James 'JZFB' Bardolph
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.33
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Daniel 'ddk' Kapadia
Daniel 'ddk' Kapadia
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.68
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.81
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Robin 'Fifflaren' Johansson
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
537
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
Denmark Anders 'Anders' Blume
Anders 'Anders' Blume
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.53
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.19
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
#1
Finland wormi 
fiffy <3
2016-01-12 19:14
#3
Portugal Qu3s7 
1st God Dammit.... wrong thing......
2016-01-12 19:15
#16
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Bangladesh Evil_Potato 
nt fox
2016-01-12 19:18
:(
2016-01-12 19:18
noice
2016-01-12 19:14
#6
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Brunei br0ks 
nice
2016-01-12 19:15
#43
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Belarus f1NESSEA 
yeah, nice
2016-01-12 20:00
#45
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Brunei br0ks 
nice
2016-01-12 20:01
nice, yeah
2016-01-12 20:21
#7
ZywOo | 
France Aladdin70 
bardolph standin for g2 ez
2016-01-12 19:15
neat
2016-01-12 19:15
ez for g2 keepoclaus
2016-01-12 19:15
AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
2016-01-12 19:16
Guys, who will win?
2016-01-12 19:16
#12
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Europe Instabait 
i think someone will win [;
2016-01-12 19:17
#13
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Brazil uk0g 
LGLOYAL
2016-01-12 19:17
Not a big fan of groups having their own days tbh..
2016-01-12 19:17
People always ask for BO3 groups and this is more or less what happens when you do that. It might be better to have each day have half the matches from each group instead though if that is what you are saying.
2016-01-12 19:25
I'm all for bo3 groups and i don't mind the group stages taking two days, but why not have a day for opening games for both groups? Play the tournament one stage at a time, instead of finishing one group before even starting another.
2016-01-12 19:32
nice
2016-01-12 19:17
Looking forward to CyberZen vs Na´Vi, let's go chinaaa :D
2016-01-12 19:18
#19
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Libya Ayudaaa 
Terrible times tbh, most people are busy at that time so the viewership will be low
2016-01-12 19:23
TOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSPOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTT
2016-01-12 19:23
HYPE!!!!!!!!!!!!
2016-01-12 23:03
#21
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Turkey powergs 
Only problem is no VP :(
2016-01-12 19:24
anders,semmler,thorin and fiffy. sounds like quality to me. Im lookin forward :)
2016-01-12 19:25
James <333
2016-01-12 19:25
WHERE'S THE STRANGLER AKA RICHARD LEWIS? WE NEED HIM
2016-01-12 19:26
TOSSPOT I WANNA SUCK YOU OFF <3
2016-01-12 19:28
10:00 SRLYYY???
2016-01-12 19:31
Maniac would both coach envy and analyse?! Wew
2016-01-12 19:34
#32
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Sweden MasturB 
M-m-maniac!!!
2016-01-12 19:34
EZ LG
2016-01-12 19:35
G2 vs LG will be the only interesting match on the first day. Unless CyberZen gets an upset.
2016-01-12 19:37
#35
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Sweden godname 
Maniac rly? isn´t he coach for envy?
2016-01-12 19:38
RIP TITAN :c
2016-01-12 19:43
Group A is kinda weak
2016-01-12 19:44
EZ Fnatic
2016-01-12 19:45
#39
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World Vori98 
Omg this groups are not fear...
2016-01-12 19:46
whoever made this groups must be a braindead retard.
2016-01-12 19:48
What is wrong with them?
2016-01-12 19:52
are you kidding me? you dont put the two finalists of the last major in one group. swap g2 with envy or fnatic and the groups are fine.
2016-01-12 20:16
The only reason for nV being there is because they took Methods spot which would put them in that group.
2016-01-12 20:44
and thats the excuse for having the 2 worlds best teams in one group, alongside with tqm.. instead of simply adjusting the groups accordingly, the starseries org wants the best matches to be played out in groupstages.. still braindead.
2016-01-12 21:23
#82
Kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
It was methods spot the groups were already announced before method withdrew.it would he a little bs to the teams that they suddenly have to face another opponent after thy were already announced of their opponent
2016-01-13 00:37
i tell you what bs is: to work as an organizer who looses money, sponsors and thousands of viewers, because the strongest teams play each other in group stages during the week when people work,study or simply dont have time.
2016-01-13 13:19
braindead
2016-01-12 20:48
No pala, tnx god.
2016-01-12 19:50
Navi vs Cyberzen will have more viewers than g2 vs LG for sure :D
2016-01-12 20:00
Rip Titan
2016-01-12 20:01
and what about CIS casters?
2016-01-12 20:05
Y no VP?
2016-01-12 20:05
? wins?
2016-01-12 20:09
4am??? Oh no
2016-01-12 20:10
Good job by the organizers for rescheduling the G2 match, way more interesting match with the full squad!
2016-01-12 20:18
#53
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Finland Al_Aziz 
R.I.P NA viewers
2016-01-12 20:18
brasilinas will be late, too much white cold coco on the streets...
2016-01-12 20:25
#66
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Belarus ALBiNh0 
yeah, that's cool stuff
2016-01-12 20:53
#67
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Hungary FHarbor 
cold coco best coco
2016-01-12 20:53
fnatic ? and nV in one group???? hahahahahahahahahaha gooo NaVi
2016-01-12 20:25
&zerocold will be minus10cold
2016-01-12 20:26
6 hours between the 2 semi/quarterfinals ? damn, if that is a quick 2-0 game there will be a lot of music-time
2016-01-12 20:34
navi, lg fnatic, tqm _____________ grand final: fnatic vs tqm winner tqm thank me later
2016-01-12 21:42
15 matches in 5 days, an a total of 4 games we cant watch becuse they double booked WTF!! how can they suck so bad at making a schedule. this is fucking madness, what a bunch of retards. if they dont fix this im boycotting this shit event the first 4 days.
2016-01-12 22:10
#71
shox | 
Germany rakFABI 
lol they can't even make good groups haha
2016-01-12 22:15
#75
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Hungary raffai 
I need NIP
2016-01-12 22:41
#76
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Spain akproxx 
wtf these groups monkey admins?
2016-01-12 22:57
Looking forward to seeing cyberzen on lan :D
2016-01-12 22:58
shouldve done the same thing with thursday schedule, ah just realized Group A decider is on thursday for some reason
2016-01-12 23:12
Thorin <3
2016-01-12 23:22
#81
apEX | 
China Darmody 
Where is Richard Lewis? I trought he is package with thooringod
2016-01-13 00:18
hes skipping this one to do NA minor iirc
2016-01-13 07:11
#100
apEX | 
China Darmody 
Thank u my man
2016-01-13 11:30
after decider match i think there only 4 teams left and its call semis not quarter, or i did something wrong? someone tell me pls
2016-01-13 01:09
3/4 teams advance from groups
2016-01-13 01:51
ohhh i see, ty m8
2016-01-13 03:37
great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO GO fn & ?
2016-01-13 02:18
#88
gla1ve | 
Singapore FAZELUL 
Easy 6,000$ for Titan and Cyberzen
2016-01-13 04:13
YES NO NATU
2016-01-13 06:00
3rd worlder whos country got raped by USSR is mad because you have no CS scene
2016-01-13 15:35
Are you retarded? I only hate natu, the finnish scene is good, why the fuck you have to complain? Oh btw shithead, would you like TO SERVE TO FUCKING USSR? I HATE RUSSIANS, THEY ARE CANCER. EVEN GOING TO CENTRE OF RIGA YOU ALMOST CANNOT HEAR LATVIAN LANGUAGE...
2016-01-13 18:22
lol
2016-01-13 18:31
LANs are finally starting. Here's to an awesome 2016 boys. Lets go.
2016-01-13 07:26
#93
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Norway Thorstad 
Isnt maniac coaching envyus?
2016-01-13 07:52
Not at this event
2016-01-13 09:59
gl hf all
2016-01-13 09:16
Why not bo5 final?
2016-01-13 09:59
#98
France yvo 
There is a problem with group no ?
2016-01-13 10:01
gl!
2016-01-13 10:27
delays <3
2016-01-13 12:08
awesome caster and analyst line up
2016-01-13 13:06
semi-finals will be A1 x A2/B3 B1 x B2/A3 or A1 x B2/A3 B1 x A2/B3 ????
2016-01-14 17:07
#108
apEX | 
China Darmody 
females are also allowed to play the male tournaments, they just suck ass at the game so we should award them for being trash ?
2016-01-17 02:18
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