NRG qualify for StarSeries i-League S5

NRG continue their tear in online competitions, qualifying for another LAN—this time the StarSeries i-League Season 5.

The tournament will take place in Kiev, Ukraine on May 28 - June 3, with $300,000 up for grabs. StarSeries i-League S5 is expected to have the same format as the preceding season, with BO3 Swiss System being used in the 16-team group stage and single-elimination playoffs following.

NRG breezed through the North American qualifier

The North American qualifier for the tournament featured the likes of Rogue and Complexity, who made their way through the group stage, and the likes of Renegades and NRG who got invited directly to the bracket stage. The latter two teams showed the most in the playoffs, with NRG 2-0'ing Swole Patrol and Luminosity to reach the grand final, while Renegades defeated eUnited 2-0 before achieving a hard-fought victory over Complexity.

The grand final saw Train being played first, with Renegades' pistol round win being returned on instantly by Damian "daps" Steele's squad, who then went to take the 5-1 CT-side lead. Renegades made it competitive for the rest of the half, finishing only 9-6 down, but were blown out in the second half and NRG soon closed it out 16-8.

Overpass followed, where NRG would once again grab a good start on the CT side. Renegades took the first gun round, but an instant reset from the side of NRG left them in a tough spot and allowed them to only muster one more round for the half (13-2). After the switch, the North American side closed out the game promptly, finishing it 16-3 and taking the series.

 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 40 - 18 +22 95.4 1.60
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 44 - 22 +22 88.4 1.47
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 36 - 23 +13 93.9 1.45
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 30 - 21 +9 89.6 1.29
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 28 - 24 +4 76.8 1.13
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 28 - 36 -8 84.2 0.93
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 27 - 34 -7 66.4 0.84
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 26 - 37 -11 64.9 0.76
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 14 - 36 -22 44.5 0.56
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 12 - 36 -24 41.5 0.43

NRG are now qualified for four upcoming LAN events: IEM Sydney 2018, the ESL Pro League S7 Finals, StarSeries i-League S5 and the ECS S5 Finals, only missing out on ESL One Belo Horizonte, where they were bested by Torqued in the semi-final of the qualifier.

Currently, only three teams for StarSeries i-League Season 5 are known. One CIS and two European teams are set to grab spots through their respective qualifiers, while the remaining spots at the 16-team event will be filled through invites.

The following teams are now confirmed for StarSeries i-League Season 5:

Europe mousesports
Europe HellRaisers
United States NRG
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#1
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African Union BoyBetterKnow! 
onliners nrg?
2018-04-27 10:49
#5
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
phenomenal
2018-04-27 10:50
#23
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Lithuania arres 
Well, we will soon have 4 lan events to see
2018-04-27 12:01
#26
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United States Trump2020KAG 
100% just like ss
2018-04-27 12:16
+1
2018-04-27 13:03
we will see
2018-04-27 17:48
NRG is growing
2018-04-27 10:49
congrats
2018-04-27 10:49
nice
2018-04-27 10:49
XD
2018-04-27 10:50
#7
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
gud news
2018-04-27 10:50
#8
2018-04-27 10:50
#9
NBK- | 
France Guigui1 
wow
2018-04-27 10:50
#10
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Spain JasonRacism 
OnlineRG
2018-04-27 10:50
LanRG
2018-04-27 10:52
#12
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
oNlineRG
2018-04-27 10:56
#13
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Bulgaria nekzcs 
they are not ss and they will show up on lan too
2018-04-27 11:04
#18
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina MRYENER 
0/8
2018-04-27 11:24
#20
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Bulgaria nekzcs 
8/8
2018-04-27 11:31
#40
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United States johnB_ 
0/8
2018-04-27 17:59
#41
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Other wholelottared 
8/8
2018-04-27 18:16
8/0
2018-04-27 19:57
#44
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Bulgaria d0peY1 
0/8
2018-04-28 18:37
#14
Xyp9x | 
Germany l9nkz 
ez for cerq aka best awper in 2018
2018-04-27 11:08
#15
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Sweden sinto02 
NiceRickGang
2018-04-27 11:15
#16
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Portugal fakit0 
WTF Renegades ...
2018-04-27 11:17
ez
2018-04-27 11:18
#19
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Australia MatthewJKS 
Yeah the boys! Oh wait.
2018-04-27 11:30
NRG online PogChamp NRG on LAN OmegaLUL
2018-04-27 11:31
#22
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Germany skraby 
NRG BREHZEd through RNG lmao
2018-04-27 11:38
yeah nice pun by profeseur
2018-04-27 12:17
#24
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Sweden Akoulad 
Finally see can see how much Onliners these are!!
2018-04-27 12:03
AZR and USTILO lol
2018-04-27 12:11
#28
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African Union mikecool 
rekt xD
2018-04-27 12:20
gj, Nahtey
2018-04-27 12:24
#31
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
wtf they write 16-3 and post a screenshot directly below it that say 16-2 200IQ Hltv authors
2018-04-27 13:23
#32
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Oceania nobrac 
- azr & ustilo
2018-04-27 14:01
#33
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North America AALEX01 
Congrats
2018-04-27 14:12
damn these americans are so ugly...cant believe my eyes
2018-04-27 14:21
NaVi invite next?
2018-04-27 15:05
space soldiers NA version
2018-04-27 15:15
Onliners.
2018-04-27 17:21
#39
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Germany grabke 
NRG vs. SS would be nice extreme onliners LAN Match.
2018-04-27 17:54
This was quite the amazing showing from NRG. They were all really good from an individual point of view and as a team they all played really well. They went really aggressive as CTs at times early in the rounds but always with trade possibility and it always worked in the team's favor and caught Renegades off guard. CeRq is just a machine overall. Good positioning, always smart in his peeks, mixing up his angles, playing for the team and pretty much having an impact in every round. Definitely my favorite player at the moment and will certainly be one of the best AWPers in the world very soon. Everyone performed great at an individual level and the team-work, mid-game calls, trades, executes, etc. all looked on point. This team has now qualified for 4 offline events and I'm really excited to see what they can do next week in Sydney. Astralis will be a big test and a good learning curve for this team.
2018-04-27 19:20
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