StarSeries i-League S5 first round matchups drawn

The first round Swiss group stage matchups of the upcoming StarSeries i-League S5 tournament have been drawn.

The group stage draw was once again done live on stream, with StarLadder's head admin Yegor "Panda" Kolomiets drawing the eight BO3 matchups. Going into the draw, the five invited teams were given a higher seed, while the remaining 11 qualifier seed were given a lower one.

Gambit will take on their countrymen AVANGAR in the first round

Some of the more high-profile opening games are mousesports - North and NiP - HellRaisers, but interestingly, we will also see three domestic derbies on the first day. Virtus.pro will clash with the Polish challengers AGO, Gambit will have a chance to get revenge on AVANGAR for the defeat in the CIS qualifier, and Liquid will take on NRG in a North American battle.

The full first round draw for StarSeries i-League S5 is available below:

Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. China TYLOO
Europe mousesports vs. Denmark North
Sweden NiP vs. Europe HellRaisers
North America Liquid vs. United States NRG
Brazil SK vs. China VG.Flash
Sweden GODSENT vs. Australia Renegades
Poland AGO vs. Poland Virtus.pro
Kazakhstan Gambit vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR
Ukraine Yegor 'Panda' Kolomiets
Yegor 'Panda' Kolomiets
Age:
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Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.35
Maps played:
8
KPR:
0.94
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.21
ez for k1ck oh wait
2018-05-21 16:22
#6
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
lol
2018-05-21 16:22
#43
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Denmark Twick_ 
Here before any expected
2018-05-21 16:27
Expected
2018-05-21 16:27
#77
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-05-21 16:47
#93
NiKo | 
Austria adse_ 
expected
2018-05-21 16:58
#144
Hvid | 
Germany te1mo 
Expected
2018-05-21 19:46
#156
NiKo | 
Austria adse_ 
Faze will win
2018-05-21 22:56
Faze will die in plain crash
2018-05-22 01:42
catch
2018-05-22 07:32
SK will still 0-3
2018-05-21 19:03
#2
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United States ascendaNt_88 
t2 event why no ast
2018-05-21 16:25
Navi Mouz Hellraisers NRG SK Renegades Ago Gambit
2018-05-21 16:27
Only two t1 teams...
2018-05-21 16:49
#95
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France Gugus_Patacus 
Liquid Navi mouz = 3
2018-05-21 17:01
Sure, liquid is t1 as well but he didn't have them in his post and I forgot about them so yea, 3 t1 teams
2018-05-21 17:13
#96
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Poland veryloserguy 
navi, mouz,nip, sk, liquid, gambit is six t1 teams, but I expect that fakeflag braindead can't even count to six, nt
2018-05-21 17:05
Nip? Sk? Gambit? Ahahahahhahaha good one:DDD Agree with liquid tho but he didn't have them in his post
2018-05-21 17:12
Nip, Sk, Liquid and Gambit are T1 my friend. you need to learn how to measure the tiers level
2018-05-21 17:15
No, they aren't t1 teams at all. T1 teams are for me teams,that are contenders for atleast semifinal in big events on consistent basis and those teams are FAAAR from it atm
2018-05-21 17:20
#129
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Poland Lulzinho 
So ylwhat you trying to say is that we have only 4 tier 1 teams? You know there's two semis, that gives 4 teams. Your logic is invalid my not friend
2018-05-21 18:37
+1
2018-05-22 17:41
I said on consistent basis, not all the time... So we have: Astralis, faze, mouz, Navi, liquid and fnatic Those teams are t1 atm. You rly can't say that team which went out in groups like 4 time in a row and then reach quarters is t1(sk). Or gambit... Like wtf
2018-05-22 19:39
#202
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
you right
2018-05-23 13:13
liquid are contenders. they went to final in dallas
2018-05-22 22:03
Too much posts already. Agree with liquid but I already wrote that in different post .. But this is the only team I can agree with
2018-05-22 22:07
SK Isn't tier 1
2018-05-21 19:01
yes they are
2018-05-22 17:41
Not atm imo, but they will be soon i think
2018-05-22 19:25
SK no. Nip can be but who knows wtf they’ll do and gambit same as nip
2018-05-21 19:04
ofc they are. give a moment and you will see
2018-05-22 17:42
#167
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Canada zizzle21 
OFFICIAL DEFINITION TIER 1: Realistic chance of beating worlds #1 team in a Bo3... therefore only tier 1 teams at this event is Navi Liquid Mouz
2018-05-22 12:07
#104
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Bangladesh N0SP4C3 
They declined the invitation
2018-05-21 17:16
#105
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United States ascendaNt_88 
PepeHands
2018-05-21 17:17
They declined the invitation because of tight schedule and playing ECS Finals.
2018-05-22 06:58
VP---- legend of CS)))))
2018-05-24 08:49
Gl boys
2018-05-21 16:22
Eyy
2018-05-21 16:22
GL Liquid
2018-05-21 16:22
Ok
2018-05-21 16:23
gl nrg
2018-05-21 16:23
ago vs vp nice
2018-05-21 16:23
#12
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Norway Phancy11 
Polish derby nice
2018-05-21 16:23
#59
NEO | 
Poland kola5410 
Expected as fuck
2018-05-21 16:32
lol ez for vp
2018-05-21 16:23
#122
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Denmark YOVNGPETER 
For AGO*
2018-05-21 18:23
lol nice joke ez for poland
2018-05-21 18:53
#132
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Denmark YOVNGPETER 
AGO = Poland
2018-05-21 18:54
lol AGO = JOKe
2018-05-21 19:00
#135
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Denmark YOVNGPETER 
AGO better than VP right now so stfu and still think that your poor team can do sth in any tournament
2018-05-21 19:02
LOL alternax ? hello At least we dont blame a Chinese lan after we lose at it against tyloo XDDDD AGO GOOD team >pick one
2018-05-21 19:13
#203
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Poland vzk 
im fan of both teams but please Pago's team won more rounds against Avangar than VP today on mirage
2018-05-23 14:47
I hope your still watching cuz if your actually a fan of Vp you should know they never have a good first map and then they start to warm up
2018-05-23 15:12
Thats what I thought
2018-05-23 15:22
#14
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Poland Kazahi 
Ago vs Vp Nice
2018-05-21 16:23
#15
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Poland (Pery) 
EZ MONEY FOR AGO
2018-05-21 16:23
Ago vs VP LUL
2018-05-21 16:23
bo1 or bo3?
2018-05-21 16:23
#40
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Norway Phancy11 
It's BO3 Swiss like previous starladder if I remember correctly.
2018-05-21 16:25
#52
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Europe RadduZEW 
i think so
2018-05-21 16:30
#18
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Poland SeweryNN 
Polish derby
2018-05-21 16:23
Will it be BO3 swiss system or just BO1?
2018-05-21 16:23
BO3 swiss system.
2018-05-21 16:24
thx
2018-05-21 16:25
starladder so 90% bo3
2018-05-21 16:25
BO3, added it in the article now as well to avoid confusion
2018-05-21 16:25
#92
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
thx, great job as always
2018-05-21 16:57
#20
allu | 
Indonesia KAKKIKU 
Hard for tyloo
2018-05-21 16:24
#21
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
Ago vs vp LMAO xD interesting Match
2018-05-21 16:24
gambit vs avangar too
2018-05-21 16:25
#61
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
Yes
2018-05-21 16:33
#114
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Argentina Renardo 
i hope gambit finally wins against them :(
2018-05-21 17:34
#119
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Poland 0VERATED 
I hope VP finally crush ago to show who is and was polish top 1, cheer for gambit too
2018-05-21 18:08
#192
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
Vp win always ago win online vs vp not lan i think
2018-05-22 19:06
very nice p.s. easy tournament for navi
2018-05-21 16:24
#23
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Poland zJe 
GL ALL
2018-05-21 16:24
11211221
2018-05-21 16:24
#25
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Dominican Republic WhyUBullyDocc 
Ez polish derby
2018-05-21 16:24
vp vs ago, battle of tier 3, poland cs in 2018 feelsbadman...
2018-05-21 16:24
#28
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
NiP vs HR PogChamp
2018-05-21 16:24
#128
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Sweden Theo143 
;( why u do dis
2018-05-21 18:37
#29
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Poland grzybJ 
ez for ago top1pl
2018-05-21 16:24
KZ/KZ US/US PL/PL rig more pls
2018-05-21 16:24
#50
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United States Prattatat 
+1
2018-05-21 16:29
right? wtf is that shit.
2018-05-21 21:31
#207
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World shekidem 
rigged as shit
2018-05-24 22:41
#33
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CIS CA1MAN 
let's hope no ukrainian mafia and no cut internet
2018-05-21 16:24
#36
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Germany grabke 
Rigged as always. Remember S4 fiasko drawing teams who can`t play each other because they played before.
2018-05-21 16:25
if mouz is gonna win a tournament in 2018 it has to be this one. no FaZe, no Astralis, no excuses. only s1mple can stop them really
2018-05-21 16:25
woxic
2018-05-21 16:32
#63
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Czech Republic Skleepy 
They already won StarSeries 4 in 2018 (not counting V4).
2018-05-21 16:35
*another tournament
2018-05-21 16:52
#91
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
they need to take down Liquid/Na’Vi then ez
2018-05-21 16:56
FFS ITS BEEN 4 MONTHS WHEN CAN WE SEE VIRTUS PRO VS KINGUIN I WANT TO SEE TAZ VS VP WOW THAT'LL BE GOOD
2018-05-21 16:26
#53
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Norway Phancy11 
When kinguin qualify somewhere maybe?
2018-05-21 16:30
#101
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India TYZ4 
ESEA
2018-05-21 17:14
#44
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Denmark YOVNGPETER 
GO GO AGO TOP 1 PL let's show them who is better!
2018-05-21 16:26
#45
STYKO | 
Europe jjohny98 
RIP polish and Kazakhstan fans
2018-05-21 16:27
#47
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina MRYENER 
omg ago vs vp
2018-05-21 16:27
Why is Faze not in this?
2018-05-21 16:28
#49
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Norway Phancy11 
Same as astralis - busy schedule
2018-05-21 16:29
#51
STYKO | 
Europe jjohny98 
Faze declined invite
2018-05-21 16:30
#54
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United States Prattatat 
Faze astralis and C9 turned down invites due to schedule
2018-05-21 16:30
#62
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Macedonia ydjoon 
Faze, astralis, c9 turned down because theyd rather focus on ecs lan which has a bigger prize money.
2018-05-21 16:34
#55
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Poland misioneos 
ago vs vp xD
2018-05-21 16:31
Ez win for Flash in the first match and HR vs Gambit or NaVi vs HR or Gambit in the final, lez go.
2018-05-21 16:31
#57
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Sweden ericlindberg 
ez for nip
2018-05-21 16:31
ez 4 VG.FG
2018-05-21 16:35
#65
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Poland kkkkkkkkkkkkk 
rip vp
2018-05-21 16:36
Howcom Astralis aren't going to this event?
2018-05-21 16:36
#90
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
decline because too close to ecs
2018-05-21 16:56
#67
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
Tier 2 event, only NAvi tier1, xD.
2018-05-21 16:36
#164
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
Ma friend, dont forget Liquid and Mouz, that still not ez for Simple winning his first LAN in 2018
2018-05-22 06:52
#68
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Ukraine minemax 
Liquid vs. NRG, AGO vs. Virtus.pro, Gambit vs. AVANGAR LUL
2018-05-21 16:38
Nice, AGO vs VP for top1 Poland
2018-05-21 16:36
#111
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Europe DJkpot 
BnTeT top 1 polish player
2018-05-21 17:23
#70
Estonia rYm 
AGO > VP
2018-05-21 16:37
#71
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Poland Damjano 
Go VP!
2018-05-21 16:37
#72
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Poland Kamil_TK 
AGO < VP
2018-05-21 16:44
#74
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World nakTriceps 
SK will demolish VG.F. They are showing improvement. SK will be back after this tournament.
2018-05-21 16:47
#75
Australia DubL 
some of these are pretty good matchups liquid vs nrg will hopefully be close excited to see if vg.flash can upset SK
2018-05-21 16:47
#82
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Brazil beckergod 
no chance for china x sk, it's a bo3 bro, and sk full pratice now
2018-05-21 16:49
#76
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Poland pawlon23 
Ago vs VP NICE
2018-05-21 16:47
#79
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Brazil beckergod 
lol, free money to sk, ez game
2018-05-21 16:48
NaVi Mouz HR Liquid SK Renegades VP Gambit
2018-05-21 16:50
#84
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Slovakia GUZU 
+1
2018-05-21 16:50
The only close matches will be renegades vs godsent and and nrg vs liquid
2018-05-21 19:21
#160
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Sweden KarlXII 
+1
2018-05-21 23:15
#85
Edward | 
Russia T1mm7 
NAVI pls))
2018-05-21 16:51
#87
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Poland Marcines 
EZ AGO
2018-05-21 16:53
#148
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Poland @Fridzu 
Yyy? No?
2018-05-21 21:26
ago vs vp gambit vs avangar nice tier2 matchups
2018-05-21 16:54
AVG tier 1
2018-05-21 21:46
#89
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
ez mouz and liquid favourites to win whole thing
2018-05-21 16:55
#94
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Finland SininenMF 
>North >High-profile game Pick one
2018-05-21 16:58
#97
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Poland KubelakK 
AGO Vs VP :O People are saying that AGO is no 1 of Poland right now Well, we will see it after this match :D
2018-05-21 17:10
#107
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Poland poeiy 
Twitch chat will expload during this match :D
2018-05-21 17:19
#168
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Poland KubelakK 
Yup, definitely :D
2018-05-22 17:35
#99
EliGE | 
United States mehrfth 
this actually might be pretty easy for Liquid either Liquid, mouz, or navi will win SK dark horse
2018-05-21 17:11
Keep sleeping on HellRaisers
2018-05-21 23:14
#162
EliGE | 
United States mehrfth 
i intend to
2018-05-22 01:09
YEE AGO VP FINALLY
2018-05-21 17:16
#108
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Finland coswell 
Three domestic matches... what are the odds of that. Rigged.
2018-05-21 17:20
#110
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Philippines KieRR 
Sk will lose
2018-05-21 17:22
#112
 | 
Europe b7ack0ut 
AGO VS VP POGGERS
2018-05-21 17:26
#113
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
Go Ninjas !
2018-05-21 17:34
vp about to get fucked big dick style
2018-05-21 17:39
no astralis no faze no party
2018-05-21 17:51
Come on SK/NiP/NaVi, if one of you don't win this you're not gonna win tourneys with Astra/FaZe/C9 in them either
2018-05-21 17:54
mouz, navi or liquid will win.
2018-05-21 20:07
#118
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Poland KasPro 
Ago vs vp Bo1 ago win Bo3 vp win
2018-05-21 18:03
no
2018-05-21 18:16
#123
 | 
Poland KasPro 
nt
2018-05-21 18:30
nt tylul
2018-05-21 18:31
#126
 | 
Poland KasPro 
ooga booga
2018-05-21 18:34
ago v vp :D:D:D
2018-05-21 18:34
#127
 | 
Netherlands SvB1 
Ez for number 1 Polish team AGO
2018-05-21 18:37
#131
 | 
United Kingdom Xradas185 
VP lose to AGO :(
2018-05-21 18:53
#149
 | 
Poland @Fridzu 
Nope.
2018-05-21 21:27
#200
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United Kingdom Xradas185 
Plz b tru
2018-05-23 08:01
Gg gambit :(
2018-05-21 19:10
ago vs vp on lan .. noice ; o
2018-05-21 19:15
no astralis -1
2018-05-21 19:17
#143
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Poland rzabaldz 
Polish derby Poggers
2018-05-21 19:40
Ez for FaZe Oh wait...
2018-05-21 21:16
AGO - VP Lan Bo3 WAITING <3
2018-05-21 21:19
Kak Gambit popali na turnir? Oni zhe prigrali AVG na qlavah, a tam odin slot tolko byl?
2018-05-21 21:44
thnx
2018-05-22 21:46
#153
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Poland Spanksss 
Ago VP hype
2018-05-21 22:07
#155
Zeus | 
Russia F4RAD3Y 
Top
2018-05-21 22:51
ez 4 s1pmle
2018-05-21 23:02
#161
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Korea ecsta_s1 
s1mple deserves again
2018-05-22 00:45
#193
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Russia RoneEZ 
Natus Vincere Mousesports NiP Liquid SK Renegades Best polish team Avangar EZZZZZZZZ
2018-05-22 19:08
#199
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Other ichiran 
So Ez for Ae tyloo numba WAN player
2018-05-23 00:39
China go go go
2018-05-23 09:52
mouz ez tournament, if s1mple doesnt show up
2018-05-26 17:05
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