HLTV.org live from Kiev

HLTV.org's coverage crew has arrived at the Kiev Cybersport Arena, where the StarSeries i-League S5 group stage will take place.

StarSeries i-League Season 5 will feature the same format as the last season of the competition, that took place in February. Sixteen teams will play a BO3 Swiss system group stage over the first five days, with the eight best teams advancing to the playoffs.

For this edition of the tournament, the playoffs will be hosted in the Palace "Ukraine", a 3,700 seater theater, on Saturday and Sunday.

Liquid start the tournament by facing NRG

The first two matches have just started, Liquid, NRG, SK and VG.Flash have kicked off StarSeries i-League S5. HLTV.org's two-man team, consisting of Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin and Josip "brcho" Brtan, have also arrived to the venue and are ready to bring you coverage of the event..

As it all begins, check out our article outlining the four key storylines of the event, and feel free to refer to our viewer guide to get up to date on the schedule, attending teams and the format.

For timely updates about the results of the event, be sure to follow HLTV.org on Twitter and Instagram.

expected
2018-05-28 09:26
#5
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Finland S1rva 
Unexpected
2018-05-28 09:28
#10
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India B4ri 
expected the unexpected
2018-05-28 09:50
Expected the unexpected that was expected by you.
2018-05-28 10:05
#18
rain | 
Czech Republic CyberBOT 
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!
2018-05-28 10:09
#25
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected the spanish inquisition!
2018-05-28 10:37
#41
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Palestine zwe 
expected from hltv
2018-05-28 13:22
#21
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United Kingdom RannarrCSGO 
Expected
2018-05-28 10:13
Sick!
2018-05-28 09:26
#3
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Sweden ThorinEk 
Okay
2018-05-28 09:26
nice
2018-05-28 09:27
Kyiv*
2018-05-28 09:30
#11
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Sweden shonk 
Kiev is the capital city of Ukraine, bisected by the Dnieper River and known for its religious architecture, secular monuments and history museums. The 11th-century Kiev Pechersk Lavra is a monastery and pilgrimage site encompassing several gold-domed churches. It's known for its catacombs lined with the burial chambers of Orthodox monks, and a collection of gold objects from ancient Scythian times.
2018-05-28 09:55
kakaya raznica?
2018-05-28 10:02
Kyiv – transliteration of the Ukrainian spelling Kiev – transliteration of the Russian spelling
2018-05-28 10:06
#17
LeX | 
Russia mddn 
and what? They should always write Moskva not Moscow? :D
2018-05-28 10:07
Nope, just in this case picking transliteration from Russian language over Ukrainian one for the Ukrainian capital doesn't make sense.
2018-05-28 10:12
#23
LeX | 
Russia mddn 
It is the commonly accepted english language spelling of the name. russian or ukrainian language in this case not makes sense its about english
2018-05-28 10:18
+1
2018-05-28 11:43
what a lowbait noinfo 1. there are no difference between ukr or rus 2. actually Kiev doesn't come from Russian language now please go to school
2018-05-28 11:42
#37
Boombl4 | 
Ukraine dr1ve 
You can call the city as you wish, but official transliteration is Kyiv. And don't write bullsh*t like Russian and Ukrainan is the same language^_^
2018-05-28 12:16
damn smart you are. Who said rus and ukr are the same languages? Kiev isn't the translation from rus because nobody translates the word, it already exists in english as town (kiev)
2018-05-28 12:18
#39
Boombl4 | 
Ukraine dr1ve 
lol, 1. there are no difference between ukr or rus - its ur replica. Where did u read this shit "it already exists in english as town (kiev)" ??? Kyiv is official transliteration, u can call as you wish.
2018-05-28 12:25
i said there are no difference between ukr kyiv or rus kiev, you just got me wrong already exists in english as kyiv isn't a popular name for the ukrainian capital transliteration, whatever, everyone calls it Kiev..
2018-05-28 12:30
#19
Zero | 
Slovakia _Z1GGY_ 
Kyiev*
2018-05-28 10:11
#7
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
cooooool
2018-05-28 09:32
#8
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Sweden ThorinEk 
Why is no one commenting here?
2018-05-28 09:36
#9
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India ashwani597 
Because it's expected xD
2018-05-28 09:42
#13
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Ukraine TBOY(2) 
Kyyv
2018-05-28 10:01
#22
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Ukraine TheVodkaGuy 
Kyiv lol
2018-05-28 10:14
#26
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Ukraine EarthAintFlat 
UEFA, FIFA call it Kyiv. So should you
2018-05-28 11:36
#27
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Denmark Notallama 
Kiev is not a nice city
2018-05-28 11:42
#30
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Ukraine EarthAintFlat 
You are not a smart person.
2018-05-28 11:49
#31
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Denmark Notallama 
An accusation without any knowledge to base it on, is exactly what a dumb person would do.
2018-05-28 11:51
#35
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Ukraine EarthAintFlat 
You have just knocked together 2 things that are not related to each other, maybe if you weren't ignorant you'd comprehend this simple logic of what formal city's name is used among the international community.
2018-05-28 12:01
#32
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Ukraine hellokitty1 
only Kyiv
2018-05-28 11:57
#33
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Russia RoneEZ 
Kiev? What is this? StarSeries on Kyiv, not?
2018-05-28 11:59
#34
Boombl4 | 
Ukraine dr1ve 
Kyiv)))
2018-05-28 12:01
#36
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Ukraine kek1 
ITS NOT kiev its kyiv
2018-05-28 12:02
#42
b0RUP | 
Denmark rijaH 
Great coverage inc. ;D
2018-05-28 14:03
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