StarSeries groups, schedule released

The groups and schedule for SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals have been announced. Two of the groups will feature a Swedish and a Danish derby.

Only two days away from now the SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals will kick off, and we now know how the seeding has turned out to be.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Sweden NiP France G2 CIS Natus Vincere Poland Virtus.pro
Denmark Dignitas Europe FaZe Denmark Astralis France Envy
Sweden GODSENT Ukraine FlipSid3 Denmark Heroic United States Cloud9
Ukraine HellRaisers Korea MVP Project China TYLOO China VG.CyberZen

The group stage format itself will be standard fare for a 16 team tournament, in the form of a double-elimination bracket, where the first day matches, as well as the second day losers and winners matches will be BO1, and they will be played in a studio environment. From the deciders and onwards it will be BO3, broadcasted from the Palace Ukraina in Kiev.

Below you can see the full schedule.

Wednesday, September 7th
10:00 Sweden NiP vs. Ukraine HellRaisers BO1
11:30 Sweden GODSENT vs. Denmark Dignitas BO1
13:00 France G2 vs. Korea MVP Project
BO1
14:30 Europe FaZe vs. Ukraine FlipSid3 BO1
16:00 CIS Natus Vincere vs. China TYLOO BO1
17:30 Denmark Astralis vs. Denmark Heroic BO1
19:00  Group C - Winners match     BO1
20:30 France Envy vs. United States Cloud9 BO1
         
Thursday, September 8th
10:00 Group A - Elimination match
    BO1
11:30 Group A - Winners match     BO1
13:00 Group B - Elimination match     BO1
14:30 Group B - Winners match     BO1
16:00 Group C - Elimination match     BO1
17:30 Poland Virtus.pro vs. China VG.CyberZen BO1
19:00 Group D - Elimination match     BO1
20:30 Group D - Winners match     BO1
 
     
Friday, September 9th
08:00 Group A - Decider     BO3
11:30 Group B - Decider     BO3
15:00 Group C - Decider     BO3
18:30 Group D - Decider     BO3
         
Saturday, September 10th
08:00 Quarter-final #1     BO3
11:30 Quarter-final #2     BO3
15:00 Quarter-final #3     BO3
18:30 Quarter-final #4     BO3
         
Sunday, September 11th
11:00 Semi-final #1     BO3
14:30 Semi-final #2     BO3
18:00 Grand Final     BO3

Coming up later today, we will bring you an in-depth preview of the teams and groups, so stay tuned to the site.

#1
Aleksib | 
Bangladesh 696969 
n1
2016-09-05 17:26
#22
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Ukraine  Pasha 
ez for navi
2016-09-05 17:26
#32
s1mple | 
Turkey solfex 
+1
2016-09-05 17:27
#108
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Bangladesh smallzoid 
where is navi ? xd
2016-09-05 18:18
#122
cromen | 
Sweden aura^C 
Umm Natus Vincere my dude
2016-09-05 19:08
ez vp n1 again
2016-09-05 17:36
easy for ELeague Champion virtus.pro from Poland
2016-09-05 20:16
so close
2016-09-05 17:26
#5
MEZi | 
Finland Sukrami 
eZ aF
2016-09-05 17:26
#6
eneshan | 
Poland [P]iku 
m1
2016-09-05 17:26
GL boys!
2016-09-05 17:26
good luck to all teams!
2016-09-05 17:29
ez 4 tyloo mouse sens gods
2016-09-05 19:29
Nice!
2016-09-05 17:27
Why is the group C winners match swapped with the 2nd group C semifinal match? That shouldn't be a thing...
2016-09-05 17:27
edit - figured it out some teams have online games on these days also
2016-09-05 17:30
my guess is that HLTV fucked it up, because it would be impossible to have the winners match before the semis match...
2016-09-05 17:31
check edit bro ^^ :)
2016-09-05 17:31
usually online matches are postponed if the team is at a LAN, again I think it is just a typo.
2016-09-05 17:33
eleague qualifiers some teams have dropped out of this lan to attend those closed quals as eleague > this lan, they won't postpone those
2016-09-05 17:34
That might be true, however how would you be able to have the winners match when the winner of the VP v CyberZen match hasn't occurred yet. Oh nvm, they are in group D lawl. I see now...
2016-09-05 17:36
#60
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Other kimbadim 
But it's not impossible as it's the group C winners match swapped with a semifinal match of group D, not both group C matches
2016-09-05 17:36
yeah I see that now lawl, I thought VP and Cyberzen were in group C.
2016-09-05 17:37
It's not a semis man.
2016-09-05 17:54
of the groups it is.
2016-09-05 17:54
Doesn't make sense man.
2016-09-05 18:22
you're confused with the groups, but this is possible :)
2016-09-05 18:59
VG or VP comes late, so they cant make it on the first day of the lan. So they let the first game of Group D play on the 2nd day and play the winners match of Group C on the first day after the Group C opening games. You confused the groups.
2016-09-05 20:32
#17
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Europe BanMeIfYouCan 
nice
2016-09-05 17:26
EZ
2016-09-05 17:26
#23
Europe bueR 
ofc nV and VP same group.
2016-09-05 17:27
#148
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Poland Cazzorel 
+1 xD
2016-09-05 22:49
#24
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World rainsje 
ez FaZe
2016-09-05 17:27
eZaF stich memes bestest
2016-09-06 09:58
#25
CeRq | 
Bulgaria v35 
HYPEEEE
2016-09-05 17:27
a.Godsent,dig b.faze g2 c.navi astralis d.vp,c9
2016-09-05 17:27
a. NiP, Godsent seems more likely, but I agree with the other groups
2016-09-05 17:32
#65
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Other kimbadim 
Don't underestimate the asian teams guys
2016-09-05 17:39
Don't be silly
2016-09-05 18:09
#28
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Indonesia CoronaHypeZ 
Ez for g2
2016-09-05 17:27
No
2016-09-05 18:13
#30
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France t3r4byt3 
Nice, Group C winners match and Virtus.pro vs VG.CyberZen got switched
2016-09-05 17:27
#31
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Croatia mds818 
Left side>right side lmao
2016-09-05 17:27
Sweet
2016-09-05 17:27
#34
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Poland mamba99999 
Why does VP play so late ?
2016-09-05 17:28
#105
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World Vidua 
Best seed.
2016-09-05 18:14
#35
dennis | 
Slovakia Jarci 
lol c9 can actually get to the playoffs from this group:D
2016-09-05 17:28
Nip Ez
2016-09-05 17:29
eZaF
2016-09-05 17:29
ez4VP
2016-09-05 17:29
#39
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France t3r4byt3 
Probably something like: GODSENT NiP G2 FaZe Na'Vi Astralis Virtus.pro EnVyUs
2016-09-05 17:29
#43
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United States MAY0 
C9 Vp
2016-09-05 17:30
#53
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France t3r4byt3 
I don't have that much faith in C9, though it is possible
2016-09-05 17:34
Saw the flag, cringed
2016-09-05 19:14
#144
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United States Scrub_Disney 
NV have a stand in and a bot what more do C9 need to win against them?
2016-09-05 20:33
DeViL is actually better then most of c9 on LAN though and Sixer has the experience to do well. Literally 3 of those players can explode and alone carry against C9. C9 on LAN is yet to be seen :/.
2016-09-05 22:49
#149
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United States Scrub_Disney 
?? They literally just played on LAN against Heroic and played extremely well against them. suggesting that C9 doesn't also have the potential for players to explode and hard carry a game is just short sighted. For example, Yung Stew.
2016-09-05 22:55
Heroic is overrated af.. They beat Astralis when Astralis were playing like tier 3 almost and Dignitas which is a mid tier 2 team and are all of a sudden considered by people good yet they utterly ignored the fact that they are 3-7 in EPL and came third in an NA LAN without even SK, Renegades and TL. By no means am I saying that C9 can't make it out of groups but I wouldn't put them as favourites entirely quite yet.
2016-09-06 09:08
#165
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United States Scrub_Disney 
Oh that makes sense i wasn't saying they are favorites, but i was saying it would be like 60-40 to get out of groups for them. I thought you were saying they had no shot XD
2016-09-06 11:55
it's actually possible that they make it out of the group though
2016-09-05 22:05
Godsent havent played that Well yet and nip seem good again so why is everyone saying godsent > nip?
2016-09-06 09:51
Sucks that NBK can't attend the event. C9 have a real nice shot of making out of groups. FeelsGood
2016-09-05 17:29
#48
Europe bueR 
yeah they can 2-0 nV as long as they don't drop the ball against the chinese.
2016-09-05 17:32
gl tyloo and vg
2016-09-05 17:30
#44
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Korea GodPutin 
A: 1st.NIP, 2nd.godsent B: 1st.G2, 2nd.faze C: 1st.Navi, 2nd.Astralis D: 1st.c9 2nd.vp
2016-09-05 17:31
tyloo > astralis
2016-09-05 19:33
faze ez
2016-09-05 17:32
#51
Snax | 
Poland Mval 
You know what will happen here :)
2016-09-05 17:32
vp out in groups gets rekt 16-0 by vg ikr
2016-09-05 17:35
#55
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Denmark DanishDelight 
if more than one swedish or danish team, they will always end up in group together^^ Is it a coinsidence that it always ends up like that, or they not want one country to have several spots in playoff?^^
2016-09-05 17:35
#70
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Other kimbadim 
Well it is actually possible that all danish or all swedish teams advance to the playoffs Also China and Ukraine (edit: and France) have two teams each which are not in the same group
2016-09-05 17:42
#72
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Guess that's true. It's just amazing how often I see the 2 danish or swedish teams in same group :)
2016-09-05 17:44
Just because tournament seeds usually using pools for seedings. And when you have 3 Danish teams, one of which is "legend" and 2 other "challengers" sometime that happens.
2016-09-05 17:46
#76
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Denmark DanishDelight 
In my opinion they should put the 'challenger' team in another group, instead of having to face their big brothers from home, with whom they probably played and lost 200 times already
2016-09-05 17:48
IF you still think that someone "PUT" teams in groups, you're wrong. Just a random seed bro. Astralis is in 2nd pool, Heroic and Dignitas in 3rd.
2016-09-05 17:49
#81
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Denmark DanishDelight 
i were just making a simple question/statement since it happens in almost every tournament, nothing else :)
2016-09-05 17:51
#79
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Denmark DanishDelight 
and i'm not complaining, just thinking it must suck for the challenger team to almost always have to face their legend team from home country, who probably also beat them 200 times already
2016-09-05 17:50
meh... heroic beat them on last LAN, so :D
2016-09-05 17:52
Yeah, they also beat Dignitas at that lan, but i dont see it happening again. Astralis looked yesterday like they're getting into shape again
2016-09-05 18:07
VP to rape C9 again
2016-09-05 17:36
Nice cloud9 could actually make it out of groups. GL to the teams
2016-09-05 17:37
Ez for Tyloo
2016-09-05 17:39
nvm Astralis vs Virtus.pro final
2016-09-05 17:39
VP NV C9 in the same group again...this shit has been going on since 2014,cant they keep these 3 teams apart?
2016-09-05 17:40
#133
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Canada 67KAMIJOSH 
It's a love story brah
2016-09-05 19:44
#67
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India transformer 
Group A and D. Really good matches
2016-09-05 17:40
Nice groups :o
2016-09-05 17:40
most chance vp
2016-09-05 17:41
#71
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France t3r4byt3 
Why are VP, nV and C9 always placed together in the same group?
2016-09-05 17:44
every fucking time. Same shit since ESWC 2014
2016-09-05 17:55
Gonna be interesting, first tourny in a while without a br team for me to root for. Im going with VP :)
2016-09-05 17:47
#75
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Faroe Islands _shubaN 
cant wait for this
2016-09-05 17:47
LELELELELLELEELLELELEL
2016-09-05 17:48
#80
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
VP vs Na'Vi Grand final
2016-09-05 17:50
would be sick
2016-09-05 17:53
#82
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Spain akproxx 
Godsent nip G2 faze Navi astralis Vp Clown9
2016-09-05 17:52
most izi tournament win for VP orginal Fnatic lineup they destroy no SK and izi aim maps pratice in group stage
2016-09-05 17:53
#87
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Turkey powergs 
Vp C9 again lol
2016-09-05 17:53
#89
byali | 
Poland vezz. 
So VP can come on thursday, lose 2 quick BO1's and leave with $3000 . Good for them.
2016-09-05 17:54
ez TyLoo upset
2016-09-05 17:55
G2 got an easy group...wtf?
2016-09-05 17:56
#94
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France t3r4byt3 
ikr? thought they'd be with VP and GODSENT in the same group or some shit
2016-09-05 17:57
They can lose to flipside and faze, they are alle same level :)
2016-09-05 18:14
flipside is not as good as G2 or Faze. G2 is heavily favoured against both teams. I don't really care about online results, faze is a "new" lineup and hasn't been lan tested. We'll see how they do here, but for all intents and purposes G2 should be coming out first in the group.
2016-09-05 18:21
#96
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Turkey KacaKTV 
ez 4 navi
2016-09-05 18:02
Wtf is this schedule
2016-09-05 18:04
Niiice hyped
2016-09-05 18:06
expected
2016-09-05 18:09
Good luck to HellRaisers and Cloud9!
2016-09-05 18:17
There is way too much commas on this article.
2016-09-05 18:18
g2 always vs asians
2016-09-05 18:24
RIP HR, good luck though :)))
2016-09-05 18:25
Who is stepping in for NBK?
2016-09-05 18:29
SIXER
2016-09-05 19:33
Oh yeah, I forgot. Thanks man
2016-09-05 21:45
cloud9 on lan, interesting... Kappa
2016-09-05 18:31
Let's Go Virtus.Lan!
2016-09-05 18:32
Major format, too bad losers or winners aren't bo3
2016-09-05 18:37
Group B - ezst group of my life
2016-09-05 18:40
nip and heroic GLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
2016-09-05 18:45
ez for chineez beobl.
2016-09-05 18:49
#120
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Poland Grzywinczi 
lol vp ez
2016-09-05 18:49
#123
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Netherlands Imrivendill 
eZaF FaZe
2016-09-05 19:11
#125
hippien | 
Poland VitzA 
Lantus.Pro
2016-09-05 19:14
#126
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Brazil Ferla 
Ez 4 na'vi
2016-09-05 19:22
Group A: NiP; GODSENT Group B: FaZe; G2 Group C: Na`Vi; Heroic Group D: VP.G2A; Cloud9.G2A
2016-09-05 19:23
#132
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Latvia GlicKelele 
ez 4 NaVi
2016-09-05 19:41
A: GODSENT + dignitas B: G2 + FaZe C: NaVi + Heroic D: VP + NiP
2016-09-05 19:50
Ez VP. Pasha kerry
2016-09-05 19:51
#137
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Australia SUNSPY 
I hope the biceps is stronk m9, really felt for him and VP at Cologne, thought they were playing their best ever lately.. Kato form was amazing and to be so dominant is something, but the level of competition now is much higher so I have been really impressed with them.. knew theyd win Ebola League after SK were DQ'd, Cologne performance was a huge pointer hey. Hope your boys do it for Poland, gl :D
2016-09-05 20:05
#136
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Australia SUNSPY 
Nice groups, this is gonna be awesome ! First impressions.. seems NaVi gonna win ? IMHO pretty likely but lots of other chances if NaVi don't have it on the day. VP might still be up to it, if Taz and pasha are still in the form from last couple of tourneys.. Swedes could step up, G2, even C9 and Faze have a chance, no ? it's great to see the overall level still rising, fantastic scene IMHO We all like to rank teams and see it as pretty much a fact a certain team is #1 etc, but in reality there is not a lot between a large number of teams now ? one player underperforming can make a big difference when its so competitive. Choking has always been a thing, and can be obvious to notice, pressure and expectation can break the razor sharp focus required.. conversely there are plenty of players who can rise to the occasion. GET HYPED BOYS Bloody tourney better not be a huge letdown now, highly doubt it tho :P
2016-09-05 20:02
#138
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Turkey partyoctopus 
Switch Cyberzen and Tyloo then Tyloo can make it out of groups.
2016-09-05 20:12
Man, why do you think so? Group D is more difficult, my opinion.
2016-09-06 04:29
#166
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Turkey partyoctopus 
In group C heroic is in a good form, Na'Vi is pretty good and Astralis can play good(maybe). But in group D Envy is shit, C9 is not that good. Yeah VP is good but they can make it out as 2nd.
2016-09-06 16:53
lets go tyloo, cyberzen and c9. for c9 to get out of groups they have to beat envy and cyberzen has to beat vp. for tyloo to get out they just going to have to play their ass off, they won't beat navi but they maybe can beat astrallis and heroic.
2016-09-05 20:12
#141
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United States xWho 
Did the Group C match already happen, or did HLTV screw up?
2016-09-05 20:19
#142
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Germany lawlig 
So hyped to see those teams :o
2016-09-05 20:23
GOOOOO SK++! EZZ
2016-09-05 22:59
Nip will bring Magic after Forest new Mouse pad = dropping 50bomb :DDD
2016-09-05 23:05
Good luck, TyLoo and VG !
2016-09-06 03:59
lol tyloo is so bad, ez 0-2 Go Home La
2016-09-06 04:40
NaVi would be the champion
2016-09-06 04:30
HR should exchange spot with MVP project,then we will have 4 pretty fair group. nvm nip will rekt all
2016-09-06 05:31
Predictions: A:NiP-GOD B:Faze_G2 C:Navi-Heroic D:VP-C9 QF: NIp-Heroic:2-0 GOD-Navi:1-2 FAZE-C9:2-1 VP-G2:2-0 SF Nip-Faze:2-0 Navi-VP:2-1 Final: Navi vs Nip Navi removed cache Nip removed mirage Navi picked train (65-35 for navi) Nip picked nuke (80-20 for nip) Navi removed cobble Nip removed overpass Dust 2
2016-09-06 05:40
Rofl, Noobs in Pyjamas get out from group stage
2016-09-06 11:16
gl tyloo vg mvp
2016-09-06 08:33
#162
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Finland jayss 
ez group for GODSENT
2016-09-06 11:15
A: 1. dignitas; 2. HellRaisers; 3. BOTSENT; 4. NiP B: 1. Flipsid3; 2. FaZe; 3. G2; 4. MVP C: 1. Heroic; 2. Na`Vi; 3. TyLoo; 4. Astralis D: 1. VP; 2. Cloud9; 3. nV; 4. VGCZ
2016-09-06 11:18
#167
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Norway apx- 
EZ AF 4 FAZE.
2016-09-06 16:56
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