StarSeries round 5 match-ups

The draw for the first round of the Swiss stage at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 event has been made, with the six remaining teams having learned their fate.

With the fourth Swiss round in the rearview mirror, there are now just three playoff spots up for grabs, with big-name teams such as FaZe, SK Gaming and fnatic still not safe from elimination.

The fifth round will begin with a mouth-watering clash between FaZe and SK, respectively the No.3 and No4. teams in the world, according to our current world ranking.


NiP to face fnatic in a Swedish derby 

CLG and Immortals will then face each other for survival in the tournament, with Ninjas in Pyjamas and fnatic taking the stage for the final match of the day.

Below you can find the schedule for the final round of the Swiss stage: 

17:50 Europe FaZe vs. Brazil SK
19:05 United States CLG  vs. Brazil Immortals
20:20 Sweden fnatic vs. Sweden NiP
CLG - Immortals, what a joke... Thinking that one of these subpar teams will make it to the playoffs and that one of FaZe and SK will not makes me want to kill myself. Good luck to all teams though.
2017-04-07 17:24
SK gets VP,G2 and Astralis in a row Immortals gets two asian teams and CLG. now either FaZe or SK will be out while they're clearly better than Immortals and CLG swiss system ruining another tourney boys
2017-04-07 17:25
Well, it has its flaws but I'm convinced that it's one of the best formats around. However, the group format we saw at Katowice was nice too, a little bit of suspense but the top teams shouldn't make it to the semis directly
2017-04-07 17:26
How anyone can actually think the swiss system is good is beyond me, its purely based on luck.. Look at immortals, havnt performed at all and now they seem to get into playoffs from getting extremely lucky getting tier 3 and 4 teams. Worst system in history.
2017-04-07 17:29
Well GSL can be worse... Remember Group D at Cologne 2016 ? :(
2017-04-07 17:30
except its not, swiss is the ultimate shit. One team can have bad luck and only face the best teams while a stinking shit team gets lucky and advance to quarters because of it. Now we at least get 2 crap teams in quarters who'd never win against for example faze or SK in a bo3.sigh...
2017-04-07 17:32
I suppose that the second "shit team" you're talking about is HellRaisers, but I disagree: They had a lucky draw vs CLG but they actually beat FaZe and NiP so props to them.
2017-04-07 17:34
That had nothing to do with GSL being flawed, it had to do with the Valve grouping system being retarded. That will always be a problem regardless of the system used. I mean Optic had to face the 2 finalists to start the Atlanta Major. Randomness has no place is competitive sports, so the Swiss system should be abolished IMO.
2017-04-07 18:59
yea, this kind of retarded system rewards you for losing your first matches.
2017-04-07 17:34
+1 Only two or three big events have use this system and it already has shown more problems than the group system. It seems like you'll always one lucky team (fnc at the major, clg imt here) and 1 or 2 with shitty draws (g2 and optic at the major, sk here). Best format would be the group system with real seeds.
2017-04-07 17:44
#98
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Denmark moosp 
Didn't immortal and heroic qualify from that system? As I remember all the good teams ended in one group and Astralis and crap teams in another group.
2017-04-07 17:43
At the time astralis was a crap team lol. One group had 4 of the top 5 teams and another group had teams ranked 9 through 13.
2017-04-07 17:52
yes but it wasn't as bad at the major because the best teams in the world are attending, here you have 3 asian teams and clg, who prolly won't even make to major qualifier. inviting trash teams ruins the system and therefore a few upsets screw the whole tournament
2017-04-07 17:35
what? ofc it was bad at the major, Fnatic managed to get to semi finals without having to face any of the favorites of winning the major, they got to semis by beating Envyus,Mouz,Gambit and North while Astralis and Na'vi faced eachother at quarters. this system is luck based.
2017-04-07 17:46
the problem with swiss system in this tournament is there are too many "free win" againt those asian team, and somehow all goes to immortals. if only involved top 20 teams its would be better
2017-04-07 17:37
i doubt that, look Fnatic run at Eleague major, they lost their first match to G2 then they got matched up with Envyus, Mouz and North they made to playoffs and played against Gambit at the quarters so they made to semis without facing any of the favorites, meanwhile G2 got fked up for winning their first match because they got put against VP, Astralis and North in a row so would be better if they lost their match against Fnatic.
2017-04-07 17:40
FaZe shouldn't lose vs HR.
2017-04-07 18:04
They should make matchups the other way around. 1-0 teams should meet 0-1, 2-0 meet 0-2, 1-1 meet 1-1, etc. The more wins you have, the easier team you meet afterwards. Not like now when a team loses 2 matches and meets another easy team, while the 2-0 guys have to face tier-1 teams to move on.
2017-04-07 18:55
#33
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Germany Necha 
ez for sk clg and Fnatic
2017-04-07 17:25
#47
NBK- | 
United Kingdom Vaguee 
North?
2017-04-07 17:24
#41
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Turkey BaraNn_ 
wow clg vs immortals ofcourse
2017-04-07 17:24
#77
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Germany Necha 
yeah immo shaky
2017-04-07 17:33
#79
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Israel Encryp7eD 
Starladder, you're a joke. CLG immortals?? Fnatic NiP????
2017-04-07 17:33
#124
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Germany Necha 
It's Random. idiot
2017-04-07 22:54
#125
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Israel Encryp7eD 
just adds to the point
2017-04-07 22:55
ropz would fuck all these noobs 1v5
2017-04-07 17:24
#3
twist | 
Sweden kysak 
damn, imt vs clg is really fucking retarded
2017-04-07 17:23
#10
France Bouf 
ez
2017-04-07 17:23
#11
Dodz | 
Finland NexuBoB 
ez vp
2017-04-07 17:23
good match
2017-04-07 17:23
#14
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Brazil StupidNigNogs 
picks: faze clg fnatic ezpz
2017-04-07 17:24
#15
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Asia bossen1 
lul
2017-04-07 17:23
16 ;-; sad matchups tho
2017-04-07 17:23
ns
2017-04-07 17:23
#18
United States sotz 
clg
2017-04-07 17:23
yay
2017-04-07 17:23
#23
Jame | 
Russia lumi2k 
w0w
2017-04-07 17:23
faze vs sk rly
2017-04-07 17:23
#26
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Europe whiteninja 
grat games incoming
2017-04-07 17:23
omfg
2017-04-07 17:23
Rip faze
2017-04-07 17:23
NIP 16 FNATIC 11
2017-04-07 17:23
vs fnatic, should be easy!
2017-04-07 17:23
#63
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Serbia EKI.CS 
not easy but they can do it <3
2017-04-07 17:26
rip
2017-04-07 17:23
#35
gob b | 
Germany Flexb0y 
WOW HOW NICE
2017-04-07 17:23
#36
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Europe maybedontknow 
2 lucky shitty teams in the playoffs.... very nice once again
2017-04-07 17:23
Got to love random draws
2017-04-07 17:24
Immortals with the UYA mvp and clg draws what a shit show. neither clg or them deserve the spot in playoffs
2017-04-07 17:24
Absolutely ridic bs
2017-04-07 17:25
#112
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United States Prattatat 
IDK when comparing similar opponents so far Faze and CLG are equal. Faze lost 10-16 against HR and CLG lost 11-16. CLG beat Gambit on Gambits god map and won 16-14. Faze beat Gambit on a map that favors Faze 16-13. Past successes are obviously in Faze's favor but in this tournament they've played pretty equally.
2017-04-07 18:11
#40
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Russia klepan 
Nip go go go
2017-04-07 17:24
Fnatic vs NiP Oh boy, this is gonna be good.
2017-04-07 17:24
Immortals the easiest match Up ever...
2017-04-07 17:24
Nip Imt Sk
2017-04-07 17:24
nip fnatic best game
2017-04-07 17:24
Immortals from 0:2, to 3:2? i think CLG cant take immortals now, brazilians are hungry and mad to go into playoffs
2017-04-07 17:24
RIP NIP LUL
2017-04-07 17:24
#49
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Hungary R4MMy 
lul faze-sk and clg-immortals :D
2017-04-07 17:24
Faze vs SK man, this is unbelievable...
2017-04-07 17:24
#53
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Finland kappaboi 
clg and immortals dont deserve spot in playoffs but whatever
2017-04-07 17:25
#55
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France t3r4byt3 
These draws have been an absolute joke, VP and Fnatic drawing the hardest opponents and IMT drawing the easiest
2017-04-07 17:25
immortals take my energy
2017-04-07 17:25
They don't need it, they get the easiest team 3 times in a row now. Will be a disgrace if the qualify w/o beating a single good team even once.
2017-04-07 17:44
#59
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Estonia Delan0 
That is a shitty ass draw. Immortals and clg should face tougher oposition. I feel bad for whoever loses the sk faze match
2017-04-07 17:25
Immortals has faced UYA then MVP then CLG. 3 of the shittiest teams at the event.
2017-04-07 17:26
#67
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Estonia Delan0 
At least clg has put up some fight but yeah. I like the swiss system altogether but there needs to be seedings inside the system somehow from preventing this. Whichever way one looks at this but the best teams arent advancing to the playoffs today.
2017-04-07 17:28
#60
Jame | 
Russia lumi2k 
looking forward to watch a swedish derby, gonna be cool
2017-04-07 17:25
#62
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Finland BIMMER_M3_E36 
This is fucking BS, Immortals won 2 asian teams and now they are put against CLG? LMAO TIER 5 TEAM WILL MAKE IT TO PLAYOFFS
2017-04-07 17:25
#78
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Denmark Nix0z 
So? Would you rather have a borring group stage where everything is close to predictable.. Or embrace the beauty of the unknown. You can't deny that these matches and this system brings action and excitement to the viewers. The teams can't complain. If you have what it takes you win.. if not you lose.. that's life.
2017-04-07 17:33
#95
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Finland BIMMER_M3_E36 
I'd much rather see this matchup in the semifinals where both of these teams belong, not a QF against SK and immortals that ends in 31 rounds
2017-04-07 17:41
#69
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Denmark Nix0z 
This is great! Amazing matches. I love this system ;) And the teams have nothing to complain about. If you are good enough you make it, if not you don't. deal with it.
2017-04-07 17:29
Oh yeah,you can easily gauge how good immortals is ,they gotta play UYA,MVP and CLG to make it to playoffs.
2017-04-07 17:34
#89
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Denmark Nix0z 
So why even invite other teams? Why not just play 2 semi finals with the 4 best teams in the world and the event is over. Is that what you want?
2017-04-07 17:35
Every format has problems.They should work on sorting them out,with seeding or some shit,because "If you are good enough you make it, if not you don't. deal with it." this statement makes no sense,if you beat asian teams( top 100) to get to playoffs while others play top 10 teams to do so.
2017-04-07 17:37
#96
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Denmark Nix0z 
That's how the system works. So that Barcelona gets Juventus and Bayern gets real madrid in champions league is unfair and should never happen in this stage of CL? That's the magic of this system, and that's why we get to see all this amazing matches in the early stages... Anyways. You got your opnion and i got mine. That's ok ;)
2017-04-07 17:43
You have the opinion since neither of the DK teams are in the shit this time. MSL insane luck saved them. The CL comparison is incorrect as that is in the playoff, CL has groups, with seeding where the best two advances. Amazing matches should not be BO1.
2017-04-07 17:49
#111
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Denmark Nix0z 
Danish teams or not does not change my opinion. We don't agree. playoff @ CL or whatever it might be. I like the unknown fact and that all teams can face each other by draw. Have a good evening
2017-04-07 18:07
So you don't believe in seeding at all?
2017-04-07 23:12
Barcelona Juventus Bayern Madrid are still teams of good level... UYA MVP ? you must be joking man :/
2017-04-07 18:19
Faze and Fnatic will advance.
2017-04-07 17:30
CLG-Immortals are you kidding me
2017-04-07 17:31
#73
NEO | 
Vietnam thachsinh 
this is a joke, hope FAZE get to playoff T____T
2017-04-07 17:31
#74
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Russia rainsjer 
Rip SK
2017-04-07 17:32
lmao Every format is bad because teams are too incompentent to made to the playoffs so the fanboys starts crying.
2017-04-07 17:32
#80
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United Kingdom Lightning_DC_ 
This draw couldn't have been worse lol 2 best teams against each other 2 worst teams against each other 2 middle teams against each other
2017-04-07 17:33
Couldn't agree more. The best teams should face worst teams based on previous results.
2017-04-07 19:01
surely it couldn't be better? teams who are the same level match up vs each other in order to have the best matchups possible, unless you want to see your team go through in which you'd want them to play a weaker team which is fair enough
2017-04-07 19:03
I just want to see as many good teams go through as possible. Rather see good teams play against each other in Bo3 than Bo1
2017-04-07 20:23
XANTARES Most damage 105.6/round
2017-04-07 17:34
#85
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Israel Encryp7eD 
CLG immortals... and i thought starladder knows how to do things the right way...
2017-04-07 17:34
rigged why not SK vs immortals ? faze vs fnatic nip vs clg
2017-04-07 17:35
Faze vs SK...and SK don't get a break either. I would rather see these two teams in a play off rather than Immortals and CLG
2017-04-07 17:35
GSL best format fuck Swiss system
2017-04-07 17:36
Immortals from 0 - 2 to a 3 - 2 gifted af
2017-04-07 17:38
This draw is a fucking joke
2017-04-07 17:43
#100
suNny | 
Argentina Sunnie 
Question: The match-ups are random or .. ? It seems naughtily unfair for some teams ..
2017-04-07 17:44
Matchups are random.
2017-04-07 17:55
#102
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France t3r4byt3 
GSL groups with proper seeding is the best tbh, fuck this random Swiss bullshit
2017-04-07 17:45
the match ups are retarded as fuck...srsly...
2017-04-07 17:51
#108
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Brazil wAc 
swiss system should stars to randomize using the seeds, current format sucks really hard
2017-04-07 17:55
clg - immortals hahahah xD
2017-04-07 18:22
They should make matchups the other way around. 1-0 teams should meet 0-1, 2-0 meet 0-2, 1-1 meet 1-1, etc. The more wins you have, the easier team you meet afterwards. Not like now when a team loses 2 matches and meets another easy team, while the 2-0 guys have to face tier-1 teams to move on.
2017-04-07 18:57
agreed
2017-04-07 19:15
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