StarSeries i-League Season 6 announced; to feature BO1 Swiss stage

Professeur
July 12th, 2018 16:00

StarLadder revealed details about the upcoming StarSeries i-League season, which will take place in early October.

StarSeries i-League Season 6 will be similar to the previous seasons of the competition in many ways, with 16 teams traveling to Kiev, Ukraine, where they will compete for a $300,000 prize pool. To host the tournament, StarLadder will once again cooperate with ImbaTV, who specialize in the Asian market.

The event will take place in the CyberSport Arena

The tournament will be played in the Kiev CyberSport Arena, which hosted StarSeries i-League Season 4 and the group stage for Season 5, as well as many other Counter-Strike events in the past. StarSeries i-League Season 6 will take place on October 7-14, after ESL One New York and before Blast Pro Series Copenhagen.

The first five days in Kiev are reserved for the Swiss stage, which is reverted back to BO1s after BO3s were used for the past two seasons. The playoffs, open to visitors, are to be played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with BO3s used in all matches except for the final, which will be a BO5.

Starting it all off will be the StarSeries i-League GGBet Qualifiers in Europe and North America, with Asian qualifiers being held by ImbaTV. Details about the number of qualifier slots for each region, as well as the total number of invited teams, have not been revealed yet.

#1
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Czech Republic HnzS 
victory royale
2018-07-12 16:00
#9
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France edrissss 
nt prodka
2018-07-12 16:01
prokda*
2018-07-12 16:02
#28
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Finland hotdog^ 
poggers
2018-07-12 16:03
#62
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Ukraine dashbug 
What's the matter with "prokda" memes?
2018-07-12 17:33
long story, google it
2018-07-12 17:48
Lol
2018-07-12 16:00
#3
Hobbit | 
Kazakhstan Mus1kkk 
Rofl
2018-07-12 16:01
#4
SmithZz | 
United Kingdom twbb 
Oke
2018-07-12 16:00
#12
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France edrissss 
hello, is it going home?
2018-07-12 16:01
#21
SmithZz | 
United Kingdom twbb 
Well the result last night makes me say no
2018-07-12 16:02
#61
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Hungary Shiron212 
FeelsBadMan
2018-07-12 17:26
#5
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Ukraine twil 
cool
2018-07-12 16:01
#6
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New Zealand VouNou2006 
Bad shit
2018-07-12 16:01
expected
2018-07-12 16:01
#8
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Germany zeolikk 
Wtf
2018-07-12 16:01
#10
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Lithuania aisTISsS 
k
2018-07-12 16:01
LUL
2018-07-12 16:01
#13
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
That's actually cool
2018-07-12 16:02
#14
bondik | 
Ukraine TBOY(2) 
want to be at this event
2018-07-12 16:02
#15
topkek | 
Russia Dedirex 
k
2018-07-12 16:02
#16
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
More? omfg
2018-07-12 16:02
#18
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Brazil digozamaral 
Bo1 swiss OMEGA LULLLL
2018-07-12 16:02
#26
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United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Bo1 Swiss is 2nd worst only to the randomiser format
2018-07-12 16:03
#66
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
But bo5 final
2018-07-12 17:48
#19
oskar | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
why back to bo1, wtf
2018-07-12 16:02
If I had to guess, the previous SS had multiple days of >14 hour broadcast days. Which is killer on everyone but the players, so the Bo3 may've been too time consuming.
2018-07-12 16:16
Here's hoping StarSeries get a major soon. They've been putting on some amazing events this year (and prior). ... They've also been supporting CS:GO since its inception.
2018-07-12 16:02
#59
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World lalt 
I don't think they have any change to get major as long as they make contracts with shady gambling sites.
2018-07-12 17:21
Since the introduction of swiss system, CSGO is going downhill quickly. What to expect from such cuck system anyway
2018-07-12 16:02
Double Elimination is nearly the same as Swiss though. If you win,you play against another winner, if you lose, you play against another loser and so on.
2018-07-12 16:49
#23
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United States CatalystGO 
Sad to see a BO1 Swiss stage instead of BO3. Hopefully that change is reverted for season 7. Overall though, I can’t wait to see more awesome CS. These tournaments don’t disappoint.
2018-07-12 16:02
#24
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Sweden pontus767 
Bo1 swiss stage with the time for a bo3 one, i dont get it.
2018-07-12 16:03
#25
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Brazil Charizaldo 
terrible format
2018-07-12 16:03
#52
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Sweden fanofH 
+1
2018-07-12 16:49
#27
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
R.I.P. BO3 group stage, more random is coming
2018-07-12 16:03
BO1 SWISS in 2018? lol, no reason to watch the groups then
2018-07-12 16:05
Rip bo3 :(
2018-07-12 16:05
#31
Xyp9x | 
Denmark BoytanG 
And reseeding pls
2018-07-12 16:05
#gonavi
2018-07-12 16:05
#33
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Russia NAV1_DAV1 
expected
2018-07-12 16:06
wtf why not bo3
2018-07-12 16:07
#53
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Sweden fanofH 
+1
2018-07-12 16:49
#35
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Ukraine ksay 
shit format
2018-07-12 16:08
No GOd Please NO NO NO. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Why you change from BO3 swiss. You were the saviour. I'll still watch all the matches but I am dissapoint
2018-07-12 16:08
#55
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Sweden fanofH 
+1
2018-07-12 16:49
#37
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Sweden wyv0 
Bo1 swiss has been shit for the past year, they know it has been shit for the past year, at least in the sence of competetive integrity. Theres only one reason why they do bo1 swiss system for these fucks, they either save money or get more money out of it. RIP competetive CSGO you will be missed (*)1998-2016(*)
2018-07-12 16:08
Yeah, if you can't do Bo3 Swiss it's probably better to stick to the GSL System. Swiss itself is a pretty good system, with re-seeding it'd be much better.
2018-07-12 16:15
#39
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Brazil LukkasYuki 
Hard 4 Mibr
2018-07-12 16:12
whyyyyyyyyyyy
2018-07-12 16:12
#42
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Ukraine bleckvat 
swiss bo3 better lol
2018-07-12 16:16
#43
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Italy unb11 
EZ for NaVi
2018-07-12 16:16
wtqqqq
2018-07-12 16:16
Why no Bo3? 2 Answers: Money and exhaustion. Bo3 Swiss means 3 days with dual 12-16 hour stream. It costs alot (even for such a low budget country like Ukraine) to have 2 production crews, x2 talents and then let them run 12-16 hours per day for several days. The worst is, that it only brings a little more viewers to Bo1 swiss. So to save money you run Bo1 swiss, you can kick 1/3 of the production crew, cut 1/3 of the talent and you will not lose 1/3 of the viewers, as people will just watch the Bo1 swiss games all day on a single stream. That they also go back to the tiny cybersport arena and not use a big venue shows, that they cut the budget.
2018-07-12 16:18
#46
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Europe treyhard 
cool
2018-07-12 16:25
This event is rigged as fck. I'll stay away from betting on this event .
2018-07-12 16:26
#48
LeX | 
Russia mddn 
Nice
2018-07-12 16:32
#49
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Latvia Tibro 
harow
2018-07-12 16:36
Sad to see it change back. The long format gave at least 6 maps of experience to even the worst teams and was a great way to get experience. That being said I think the format was prohibitively long considering the majority of the tournament would not bring in as much viewership and perhaps organizers felt the same way
2018-07-12 16:36
BO3 they host 7 days is that too expensive?
2018-07-12 16:46
#65
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Ukraine TimaSicK 
yeah, imagine for country like UA it is prolly a lot holding talents for english and russian viewers, also the whole crew, staff, admins must get paid, so like yeah
2018-07-12 17:48
Wow more betting sites, don't you guys get enough money from tech sponsors?? Why are y'all so greedy?
2018-07-12 17:00
#57
Snax | 
United States Freakmode 
Improving the format, not making it worse, would make more sense but ok
2018-07-12 17:07
RIP Starladder Major XDDD
2018-07-12 17:14
#60
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Hungary Shiron212 
noice
2018-07-12 17:26
SAD!
2018-07-12 17:36
i guess they know that not gonna reachive major, so why the fuck even bother investing money to provide amazing tournament for players and viewers while faceit, can host leauge where team need only 6 maps to win whole thing, and they get major
2018-07-12 18:28
expected
2018-07-12 18:36
RIP event :(
2018-07-12 19:42
#70
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Ukraine fr1teN2K 
ez navi?
2018-07-12 22:55
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