Official: StarLadder to host next Major in Berlin

StarLadder has confirmed that it will host the second Major of 2019 in the German city of Berlin.

The 15th Major in CS:GO history will be held in its entirety in Berlin and will culminate with the playoff stages held at the iconic Mercedes-Benz Arena, home of the grand final of the 2015 League of Legends World Championship and of last year's PUBG Global Invitational.

The Minors will be held during the second half of July, while the Major itself will begin on August 20, right after the player break. Schedule-wise, this is a significant change from the FACEIT Major, which began only on September 5 and was the second post-break Big Event, after DreamHack Masters Stockholm.

The StarLadder Major is officially announced

The news marks the return of a CS:GO Major to Germany, where three events of this stature were held on a yearly basis between 2014 and 2016, all of which in Cologne. More significant, though, is the fact that this is the first time that StarLadder has won the right to host a Major, making it one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the Kiev-based company, which has been heavily involved in the Counter-Strike scene since 2012.

"Our company was founded out of an immense passion for Counter-Strike," said Alexander Chegrinez, Head of Business Development at StarLadder.

"Our very first tournaments many years ago started with CS. This game was and remains as a critical part of who we are, we grew up with it, and couldn’t be more excited.

"It is a great honor for us to host the 15th anniversary Major in such a stunning venue, and for such an incredible community! We will do our best to impress the fans and deliver a truly memorable Major!"

StarLadder has not yet announced where the offline stages preceding the Champions Stage will be held, but it is likely that at least some of them will be played at the Berlin studio that the company is about to open for the PUBG Europe League (PEL).

Below you can find the schedule for the different offline stages of the StarLadder Major:

July 17-21 – Europe & Americas Minors
July 24-28 – CIS & Asia Minors
July 29 – Minor Play-in
August 20-25 – Challengers Stage
August 27-September 1 – Legends Stage
September 5-8 – Champions Stage

Details regarding the qualifying process for the Major will be announced at a later stage, while tickets will go on sale in April, StarLadder has announced.

#2
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United States ascendaNt88
nice
2019-02-18 11:01
im in history, mibr's 4th major victory
2019-02-18 11:06
#72
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Austria shaak!
ntnt
2019-02-18 11:08
#75
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India Tritium
You are in the dreams too
2019-02-18 11:09
#89
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st
alternate reality
2019-02-18 11:14
#138
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New Zealand rOtten_97
alternate dream
2019-02-18 11:35
#249
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Poland Bendarta
Alternate attax
2019-02-18 12:51
#325
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Russia GramDEL
Lol
2019-02-18 13:57
#468
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Estonia Eduzera
loL
2019-02-20 18:58
#98
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Russia Roneeee
3 and no
2019-02-18 11:17
3rd is IEM Katowice
2019-02-18 12:04
#214
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Canada LARRATT
no
2019-02-18 12:20
#248
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Russia Roneeee
AXAXXAXAXAXXAXA
2019-02-18 12:50
Great start, eh?
2019-02-20 18:23
RUSH and c9 had great start at boston too eh?
2019-02-21 12:48
So? It doesn't matter
2019-03-18 15:33
nice bumping dead threads
2019-03-18 16:51
Nice prediction
2019-03-18 16:51
Disbanded team how do they win major?
2019-02-18 12:15
wake up!
2019-02-18 13:10
#406
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Brazil Vitor_IS
+1
2019-02-18 18:16
Wow
2019-02-18 11:00
Why after player break tho? That's really bad for the level of competition
2019-02-18 11:26
Rip :*(
2019-02-18 12:43
Tbh it also makes sense that the play3rs voted that way because look at it this way. Even though teams played with their rosters for a long time with a major at the end of a season, they are very burned out and you still wont get the highest quality cs from every team. If you do it in the middle of a season, the major loses its value. The beginning of a season makes sense because all the teams are fresh and it starts off the new season with a banger.
2019-02-18 14:59
#359
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Italy Gio_bose
+1
2019-02-18 15:33
In concept that makes sense don’t know about in practice
2019-02-18 17:17
#4
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Russia Sur10n
NICE!
2019-02-18 11:00
+1
2019-02-20 18:31
Wooo
2019-02-18 11:00
#7
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Austria ArmendZTC
pog
2019-02-18 11:01
#8
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Bulgaria vectralsoul
YOOOOO
2019-02-18 11:01
brazil should have a major
2019-02-18 11:01
#92
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st
Denmark
2019-02-18 11:14
#313
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Denmark Twick_
For fædrelandet!
2019-02-18 13:45
sure. and no one will go there. security nightmare. valve is not stupid.
2019-02-18 11:49
No one died last time
2019-02-18 11:53
#188
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Kazakhstan Massaget
Wow, thats a big achievement
2019-02-18 12:00
Wtf
2019-02-18 12:05
impressive
2019-02-18 12:15
"last time" Insinuating its happened before
2019-02-18 13:22
Not my intention lul
2019-02-18 13:31
not going to brazil anymore lol
2019-02-18 13:31
aww(((
2019-02-18 14:17
Well you would have read that even INDIA isnt safe. But India is getting a full fledged ESL ONE event in 2 months. esl-one.com/dota2/mumbai-2019/ A lot of other "SAFE" countries dont get events.
2019-02-18 15:37
"even INDIA inst safe" dude everyone knows india isnt safe, 3rd world countries tend to be like that
2019-02-18 18:04
Thats the thing. India is safe. Nothing happens in Mumbai.That is why the event is happening in Mumbai. Unless ofcourse you count out the terrorist attack that happened 12 years ago,and in which i almost died.
2019-02-18 22:50
dude from what im hearing, theres a lot of terrorist attacks, although yeah i understand why you mean Mumbai, its the safest, still not very safe though, I mean. Im all for CS being in india, just stop hacking lol
2019-02-18 23:26
Nice
2019-02-18 16:50
Its not that bad, only in 26 of ours 27 states.
2019-02-18 14:12
wtf are you talking about sandnigger? at least we don't have rapefugees knife attacking people every single day
2019-02-27 19:37
#326
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Russia GramDEL
Nah, way too far, expensive and not safe
2019-02-18 13:58
#354
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Germany cTm|oNe
You are to poor to Host a major
2019-02-18 15:25
#438
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Brazil P4uloVisk
expected from romenia ? hmm
2019-02-19 02:05
#448
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Germany cTm|oNe
România hosted a Major.
2019-02-19 11:48
#479
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United Kingdom KennithS
Which envy won :D
2019-02-26 09:09
Why no cologne
2019-02-18 11:01
#129
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Germany IceZan
Asking the important questions
2019-02-18 11:33
Too early
2019-02-18 12:56
2 ESL majors in 2019?
2019-02-18 12:57
happened up to 2016
2019-02-18 13:22
Yeah, but back then we had 3 majors a year not 2.
2019-02-18 13:44
true
2019-02-18 14:17
Noice
2019-02-18 11:01
This was leaked a week ago
2019-02-18 11:01
Just rumors, now its official
2019-02-18 11:33
Yay, wait half of the year for major, wp valve :D
2019-02-18 11:01
#110
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Denmark Lassy
its been like this since columbus :7
2019-02-18 11:23
yeah, let's have major every month
2019-02-18 11:33
Its like this for a reason lol, if it was every month than 1. Valve will loose a lot of money with 1 mill prize pools and 2. The novelty will wear off, it used to be 3 a year and that was a bit eh
2019-02-18 13:23
Look how many majors have Dota2 in one year, and back later here.
2019-02-18 13:26
Dota 2 has double the amount of concurrent players as csgo, so thats kinda invalid
2019-02-18 13:28
So if csgo players will increase x2, we will have 4 majors? nice logic, hope this major will be last...
2019-02-18 13:31
i never said that, im just saying why would they put more money into keeping the cs community alive when dota 2 is more alive, if that makes any sense, and gains them more money, honestly i prefer 2 a year, builds up some suspense,
2019-02-18 13:33
ok
2019-02-18 13:34
#360
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Italy Gio_bose
Wtf do you mean if it were more often it would lose its value
2019-02-18 15:35
yeah three majors would be great actually, like in golden times
2019-02-18 18:45
#14
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Russia Astrali5
OMEGALULLL
2019-02-18 11:01
Nice!
2019-02-18 11:01
Niiice
2019-02-18 11:01
Sick newssss nice!
2019-02-18 11:01
#18
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Lithuania andy_
Coool
2019-02-18 11:01
#19
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Norway Alexed
YES FINALLY
2019-02-18 11:01
Great
2019-02-18 11:01
#21
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World shadow_11
thank god there is no NA major in 2019 <3
2019-02-18 11:01
+1
2019-02-18 11:03
+1
2019-02-18 12:09
Lol xD. Eleague hosted two memorable majors in NA and produced the best stickers (especially Boston) one could ask for.
2019-02-18 12:55
#270
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World shadow_11
How do you drag eleague into this? Im talking about majors in NA which is the worst timezone wise. The whole of asia and some parts of europe cant watch it live because of the timings.
2019-02-18 13:14
Sucks to be you
2019-02-18 16:48
I understand your problemo. Even I face the same problem regarding time zone for NA majors. I thought you were talking about quality of majors, so that's why talked about eleague, which hosted both NA majors. I watched faze vs cloud9 eleague Boston final. I missed the overpass map for some reason. But I watched the inferno map until the end. It ended at around 4:30 am (my local time - IST). I left dejected after faze lost from 15-11, and slept for an hour before I boarded my college bus at 6 am.
2019-02-18 16:58
#440
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North America SLGam1ng
its going to be the opposite for us na viewers as well lol there are katowice games at 4 am for me lol
2019-02-19 04:46
Doubt he means quality of the Major and more about the time zone issues for Europe
2019-02-18 14:49
Facepalm...
2019-02-18 11:01
deserved
2019-02-18 11:01
Nex Major Sivas PLS
2019-02-18 11:01
Lul
2019-02-18 11:12
#124
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Turkey Tormund1
it will be Bayburt
2019-02-18 11:29
#175
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Turkey thcnkpln
No it will be batman
2019-02-18 11:52
#184
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Denmark EricoviC
SIvas? is that a joke? :D It should be in Istanbul, Ankara, izmir or something. :D ps: Dont get angry, I am sivasli as well.
2019-02-18 11:58
sivas is the capital of the world and will always remain so!
2019-02-18 13:09
#337
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Denmark EricoviC
Explain brother:)
2019-02-18 14:19
#217
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Canada LARRATT
nex will not qualify
2019-02-18 12:22
LUL
2019-02-18 13:50
#26
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Turkey nopaznowin
niceee
2019-02-18 11:02
#27
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Georgia Broozman
Let's go!
2019-02-18 11:02
#28
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India Tritium
Gg
2019-02-18 11:02
#29
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Russia QibyVGZEN
SL4M "n" STR1KE! good news
2019-02-18 11:02
#135
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CIS elpsss
strike in weplay , halo
2019-02-18 11:34
#273
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Russia QibyVGZEN
Starladder can rent strike from weplay like RuHub x2
2019-02-18 13:18
no more slam n strike
2019-02-18 13:05
#272
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Russia QibyVGZEN
Starladder can rent strike from weplay like RuHub
2019-02-18 13:16
what about xaoc and Qikert “n0tail” Petrik
2019-02-18 14:58
september again :(
2019-02-18 11:02
FOOKIN WACK
2019-02-18 11:02
#32
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz
ya yeet
2019-02-18 11:02
PogU
2019-02-18 11:02
wait berlin or turkey ?
2019-02-18 11:02
CIS
2019-02-18 11:05
I like them hosting the major but was hoping it would be somewhere in CIS so they can get a major like starladder said they wanted to give them. oh well.
2019-02-18 11:02
#59
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Sweden Div-\
A wild guess is that getting visas to Berlin is super easy, while it would be more difficult for other countries.
2019-02-18 11:05
#137
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Russia Nikosimus
If CIS gets a Major, it'll be Epicenter Moscow, that's the only option
2019-02-18 11:34
#37
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu
Fucking joke Starladder and not in CIS, fuck this shit
2019-02-18 11:02
If they will do good, I guess second one would be in CIS, Kiev I guess
2019-02-18 11:16
Yh but i think moscow would be better
2019-02-18 11:33
#218
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Canada LARRATT
china china
2019-02-18 12:23
In terms of visa, probably not that great, as almost everyone from EU would have to get a visa, with Ukraine it is much easier,as most of the European citizens do not need to get a visa to get there
2019-02-18 13:20
Nt Martzial law xd
2019-02-18 15:54
#362
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Italy Gio_bose
Probably because of visa issues
2019-02-18 15:36
its gonna be one of the best major
2019-02-18 11:02
best would be in their home city
2019-02-18 11:16
berlin is ok
2019-02-18 12:13
#40
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Poland ruhoks
totally unexpected
2019-02-18 11:02
Finally
2019-02-18 11:02
#42
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France StickyRice
Can't wait !
2019-02-18 11:02
Niseee
2019-02-18 11:02
I just woke up 1 min ago lol
2019-02-18 11:02
Good life
2019-02-18 11:34
"Right after the player break" Oh come the fuck on Volvo you had one job
2019-02-18 11:02
Hopefully no teams take time off until after the major. The last major after the player break was shit
2019-02-18 11:23
Really getting confused now: Check out @CSPPAgg’s Tweet: twitter.com/CSPPAgg/status/1097516885870..
2019-02-19 15:40
#459
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Italy Gio_bose
I think valve fucked up cuz Thorin's talking about the faceit major whereas the csppa is talking about the starladder major
2019-02-20 00:41
BIG WIN ON HOME SOIL?
2019-02-18 11:02
Right after the playerbreak? Nice... I guess they should move the playerbreak then
2019-02-18 11:03
Nice!
2019-02-18 11:03
Nice i will be there for legens stage
2019-02-18 11:03
Wow! Congratulations, Germany and Ukraine! Can't wait already!
2019-02-18 11:04
#52
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Poland vzk
Great
2019-02-18 11:04
ez for Berlin International Gaming
2019-02-18 11:04
Nice
2019-02-18 11:04
Nice mann
2019-02-18 11:04
#56
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Bulgaria Briashand
Pog
2019-02-18 11:04
#57
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Serbia feimx
BIG in front of their own crowd gonna be fire
2019-02-18 11:05
#60
s0m | 
United Kingdom LFX
Why are loads of companies that have never hosted a major suddenly hosting them? Faceit iem and now starladder, weird
2019-02-18 11:06
#74
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Norway nunz1o
IEM ??? Bruh ESL is hosting this major "IEM Katowice 2018" and is not the first time
2019-02-18 11:09
#78
s0m | 
United Kingdom LFX
It is the first iem major, esl is just the org that own them
2019-02-18 11:10
Iem has always been powered by ESL , IEM isn't the organization , but the sponsor of the ESL event "Intel Masters extrême"
2019-02-18 11:47
#197
s0m | 
United Kingdom LFX
Yeah but this isn't called ESL katowice is it? It's called IEM katowice
2019-02-18 12:06
#211
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Canada LARRATT
intel paid more for it to happen
2019-02-18 12:16
IEM is just a brand, dude. All it signifies is that Intel is the main sponsor. ESL is the org that actually organizes the events, as always with the IEM brand.
2019-02-18 12:25
#222
s0m | 
United Kingdom LFX
Man I just want ESL Cologne to be a major again
2019-02-18 12:26
#366
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Italy Gio_bose
But it's still all run by ESL IEM is just the name and the sponsor of the tournament
2019-02-18 15:45
#79
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Argentina MrRioKai
Times are changing bro
2019-02-18 11:10
#116
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Pakistan perth
Because valve dislikes ESL and their handling of majors. After Katowice, I'd be surprised if they ever got a major again.
2019-02-18 11:26
Why?
2019-02-18 12:13
#367
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Italy Gio_bose
Nice bait
2019-02-18 15:46
#365
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Italy Gio_bose
IEM??? ESL is the organiser same production as any other ESL major. It's nice to have a wide range of organisers do majors not just ESL and dreamhack. Examples of good's major for organisers on their first time: MLG Columbus 2016 Eleague Atlanta 2017
2019-02-18 15:44
#61
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Czech Republic PaYaB
PogU, but VOLVO still running 1million prize pool only...
2019-02-18 11:08
Lanxses arena when?
2019-02-18 11:06
#76
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Czech Republic PaYaB
There'll be ESL One Cologne 2 months before this.
2019-02-18 11:13
How to get tickets?
2019-02-18 11:07
Ticket shop will open in April
2019-02-18 17:05
Yes, I've read it, but on which website?
2019-02-19 00:11
Its in Germany so probably eventim.de or eventbrite
2019-02-19 00:14
Thank you brother :)
2019-02-19 10:38
Another major in Noscene ResidentSleeper
2019-02-18 11:08
big, sprout, alternate attax, expert, unicorns of love = no scene?
2019-02-18 11:12
Only BIG and Sprout, rest is irrelevant but doesn't change the fact that the german scene is bigger than the finnish
2019-02-18 11:36
Ence>all germans team Anyway big is carryed by a turkis boy And gob b also turkish—>german no scene
2019-02-18 11:49
Imagine talking about scene as a russian
2019-02-18 11:50
Nt, a Russian alone is carrying the third best team in the world
2019-02-18 12:32
s1mple is not russian, nt
2019-02-18 12:35
This guy is like coldzera, he gets the awards but the real reason behind his success is fer
2019-02-18 12:57
which russian?
2019-02-18 13:28
electronic
2019-02-18 13:30
Electronic flamie bombal4 jame dosia These guys as 5 can beat any german team
2019-02-18 12:36
the only good player in this list is Jame and maybe electronic, they couldn't even beat Sprout
2019-02-18 12:37
#67
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Ukraine ksay
thorin might actually be at the major this time LEL
2019-02-18 11:08
ez for Astralis
2019-02-18 11:08
#69
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Portugal IGotHooes
Oh yes
2019-02-18 11:08
Ez 4 germoney
2019-02-18 11:08
Let's hope no shady sponsors :D
2019-02-18 11:09
Holidays going to be applied today xD
2019-02-18 11:09
#81
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Netherlands Williamo15
Finally a Mayor I can attend!
2019-02-18 11:10
Damn
2019-02-18 11:10
#83
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Italy Fil0Nerd
POG
2019-02-18 11:11
#84
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Russia Praeter
Faking bloody 'ell, why not CIS?!
2019-02-18 11:11
Cause cis is a shithole
2019-02-18 12:41
germoneyyy nice!
2019-02-18 11:12
Amazing cant wait to go there
2019-02-18 11:14
Why not in Kiev
2019-02-18 11:14
Why in kiev
2019-02-18 11:21
Because in Kiev there was no major
2019-02-18 11:22
And StarLadder is a Ukraine organization
2019-02-18 11:23
But Germany is better in Infrastructure
2019-02-18 11:38
In Kiev, too, is not bad.
2019-02-18 11:55
You answered your own question. There was a major in Kiev already...
2019-02-18 13:30
Dota 2. I do not watch this discipline
2019-02-18 13:32
#368
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Italy Gio_bose
Probably because of visa issues
2019-02-18 15:49
Maybe
2019-02-19 10:50
cant wait to go there lets goo
2019-02-18 11:14
YES finally See you at the next major guys
2019-02-18 11:15
this major also co-host by Imba.This is the first time chinese side co-host a major too
2019-02-18 11:16
#166
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China Maltose
i'm interested that imba's isn't shown on this news, so i'm not sure how much do imba get involved in the major?
2019-02-18 11:47
Idk either...this news not even mention
2019-02-18 18:36
POGCHEMP!!!
2019-02-18 11:17
#100
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Finland EdiEz
That's nice
2019-02-18 11:19
#101
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Kazakhstan c1assic
Lul
2019-02-18 11:20
Liquid vs renegades
2019-02-18 11:20
majors are too often, should be once in year
2019-02-18 11:20
Too often?? There should be atleast 4 each and every year
2019-02-18 11:29
Wpuldn't be that special then, 2 is enough
2019-02-18 11:37
Well it Doesnt hurt the Dota 2 community. Which shows that Valve only cares bout Dota
2019-02-18 11:39
#196
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV
yh but then dota2 has the international
2019-02-18 12:06
3 was enough and imagine Valve doing some super major for CS just like TI is
2019-02-18 12:05
tennis has 4 grand slams. one for each season would be nice cs around the world
2019-02-18 14:07
#369
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Italy Gio_bose
No because then it would take the value away from the major
2019-02-18 15:50
doubt roger federer and tennis fans would say any of the grand slams have less value
2019-02-19 12:25
#451
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Italy Gio_bose
The more you have of something the less valuable it becomes the more majors there are the more rare they are if they are more rare they are then more valuable
2019-02-19 12:31
0/8 nt
2019-02-18 11:33
#444
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China Maltose
how'bout making it once/4 yrs
2019-02-19 09:58
Imagine BIG winning that major! Hopefully I’ll be back from America in time to attend the Champions Stage, definitely will try to get tickets
2019-02-18 11:20
If you want to do a major in germany take cologne not this shit
2019-02-18 11:22
Ikr
2019-02-18 11:40
xantares time #GOBIG
2019-02-18 11:24
Big comeback from virtus.pro !!!!
2019-02-18 11:24
lol
2019-02-18 11:40
Nice joke man
2019-02-18 13:51
#117
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Spain Minixx77
August? RIP
2019-02-18 11:26
what's wrong about the date
2019-02-18 20:33
#426
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Spain Minixx77
holiday
2019-02-18 20:54
Not for me
2019-02-18 21:19
#118
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Sweden Lagge15
So only 5 more months until Fnatic disappointed me again?
2019-02-18 11:26
Yos
2019-02-18 11:38
Yep
2019-02-18 12:27
no words
2019-02-18 11:28
Nice one! BIGs gonna win this
2019-02-18 11:28
they will disband in 2 months lowtrash clan
2019-02-18 11:36
lel k
2019-02-18 11:41
-ukranian studio -host in berlin ce europa XD
2019-02-18 11:29
thx russia my ukrain friend
2019-02-18 11:35
u r welcome
2019-02-18 11:49
in 7 months liquid will be back to back champs
2019-02-18 11:30
do you even believe in this shit? xD
2019-02-18 11:58
#127
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Korea Damianlee
Good job organizers! 3 majors in a row with no biased crowd, nice Majors in the US were terrible on that point
2019-02-18 11:31
The crowd will be behind Big during starladder major, no matter what happens. The crowd won't be biased only when home team disqualifies early or doesn't play.
2019-02-18 17:05
#397
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Korea Damianlee
I meant it's not the kind of crowd that boo/ghost the opposite team when BIG plays like we recently saw in Brazil/USA/Turkey
2019-02-18 17:22
Poggers
2019-02-18 11:32
OHHHH MYYYYYY GOOOOOOOOOOD
2019-02-18 11:33
ajkfhgjbhadgswghngüwojwHPGJRH LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2019-02-18 11:35
#140
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Russia Ne1son
Lul, when major in russia? XD
2019-02-18 11:35
#455
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Germany Surcal___
hope never, rip visas
2019-02-19 17:11
#142
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Brazil baldok1
wtf
2019-02-18 11:35
#145
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Russia Nikosimus
For all of those who asks for CIS: #137 SL wont hold a Major in Russia, you know why, and Kiev wont be allowed by Valve
2019-02-18 11:37
#150
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Luxembourg alex24
remove Putin and the next major is gonna be in Russia 100%
2019-02-18 11:39
#159
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Russia Nikosimus
Believe me, it's 100x times easier to do w/o a Major in Russia than to move Pootin
2019-02-18 11:42
#162
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Luxembourg alex24
guess u were right the last dictator Stalin, died of natural causes
2019-02-18 11:43
po4emy ne Minsk togda?
2019-02-18 11:41
#164
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Russia Nikosimus
K sozhaleniyu, Belarus naher nikomu ne sdalas', da i s bablom u nih problemi, net smisla provodit' tam mazhor
2019-02-18 11:47
Why not in CIS? ResidentSleeper
2019-02-18 11:38
nice ez 4 mibr
2019-02-18 11:40
Berlin? Serjezno 4to li?
2019-02-18 11:41
I wanted to see epicenter moscow or saint petersburg Much more preference
2019-02-18 11:42
why not host in China or Russia??? I'm disappointed in you starladder
2019-02-18 11:44
china shit timezone and bad crowd russia no words always bad crowd
2019-02-18 11:48
russia bad crowd? dude epiccenter moscow was an amazing event, and they showed us all the amazing russian women in the crowd!
2019-02-18 13:12
#456
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Germany Surcal___
u rly think a company from kiev go to host a major in russia ?
2019-02-19 17:12
#167
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Poland FitPolak
I would love to see majors in Berlin and Warsaw. At least one of this thing come true.
2019-02-18 11:48
At least there is Katowice major
2019-02-18 17:08
This is so great!
2019-02-18 11:48
brazil and deenmark deserve a major, germany have so much tournaments per year
2019-02-18 11:51
Denmark yes Brazil not so much
2019-02-18 11:57
#202
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Denmark Zorrondo
+1
2019-02-18 12:13
#358
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Czech Republic PaYaB
+1
2019-02-18 15:30
Nu vse avtomati ne poluchu
2019-02-18 11:56
Ok nice
2019-02-18 11:56
#185
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Poland Shlatter
6 days group stage? Pog
2019-02-18 11:58
2x EU major yay
2019-02-18 11:58
And that's a travel to Berlin next september. Hope I will get 4-day tickets this time.
2019-02-18 12:01
#191
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Ukraine beazztov
Why not Kyiv?
2019-02-18 12:01
#195
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Netherlands @Deji
Why Berlin WTF
2019-02-18 12:05
#198
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Sweden pontus767
6 days for Challengers and Legends, should mean an improved format?
2019-02-18 12:07
#209
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
All Bo3 swiss groups might be the format used
2019-02-18 12:15
#356
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Czech Republic PaYaB
+1
2019-02-18 15:29
Great place for a major but i don't understand why denmark or sweden are left out for years?! Both deserve a major.
2019-02-18 12:12
huge +1
2019-02-18 23:54
2020 should have both majors in NA then?
2019-02-18 12:14
both EU again NA majors suck
2019-02-18 12:23
#212
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United States Freakmode
unexpected
2019-02-18 12:16
3 EU MAJORS IN ROW LET'S GO!!! No one gives crap about NA.
2019-02-18 12:20
EZ4NAVI
2019-02-18 12:20
wtf so far away the next major isnt until end of August
2019-02-18 12:23
#223
LeX | 
Russia mddn
hope for russian studio in venue
2019-02-18 12:27
qikert “n0tail” Petrik Xaoc analyticsss
2019-02-18 14:55
Find free/cheap home on last days of August in Berlin, 18y.o, no smoke
2019-02-18 12:28
Hey guys this gonna be worth despite the organizator?
2019-02-18 12:28
#228
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Libya NoobGreen
Why only 3 days ?? 😢
2019-02-18 12:34
It's 4 days each stage
2019-02-18 13:22
some day in shanghai please starladder
2019-02-18 12:34
#236
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United Kingdom Peath
Wait did StarLadder just cuck the top teams out of a holiday?
2019-02-18 12:41
#238
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
c o o l
2019-02-18 12:42
A W E S O M E
2019-02-18 12:43
#240
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United Kingdom munt_
Let have all our teams perform really shit, awesome idea for timing a major well done.
2019-02-18 12:44
Very cool😎
2019-02-18 12:46
good crowd
2019-02-18 12:47
Was hoping for ELEAGUE. My favorite when it comes to production by far.
2019-02-18 12:48
RUSSIANS INVADE GERMANY ONCE AGAIN
2019-02-18 12:49
#457
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Germany Surcal___
there is no russian team in top 15 nt
2019-02-19 17:13
#247
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Indonesia Exodd
Does StarLadder make good major?
2019-02-18 12:49
is the first major host by them
2019-02-18 12:59
#376
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Indonesia Exodd
Ok thanks Mourinho
2019-02-18 16:08
#250
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Russia NOD777
SLTV THE BEST
2019-02-18 12:52
BIG out of this major LUL
2019-02-18 12:54
wow nice
2019-02-18 12:54
OMG WHY NOT IN THE SUMMER LIKE IN JULY UGHGHGHGHG
2019-02-18 12:55
EZ4BIG
2019-02-18 12:55
#256
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Hungary lemusz
Bomb has been planted Allahu Akbar!
2019-02-18 12:56
#261
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India S2H
Wow and atleast VP can show there power now.
2019-02-18 12:59
Berlin international gaming let's go
2019-02-18 13:00
Why Germany? What the fuck has they done to CS? StarLadder is also trash! TRASH MAJOR
2019-02-18 13:02
kek umad
2019-02-18 13:34
checks flag mad cuz bad BUG
2019-02-18 13:42
"trash major" lol... how can you say that to something that will happen in 5 months? Umad because you're an annoying kid!
2019-02-18 13:44
Yay.. Major on my backyard!
2019-02-18 13:46
kek
2019-02-18 13:44
Mad cuz Sweden too irrelevant to get a major axaxaaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-02-18 13:46
3 majors vs 0, not even a top 10 mad cuz bad
2019-02-18 13:47
axaxaxaxaxaaxaxa cry is free men))))
2019-02-18 13:48
sweden has 4 majors nt fakeflagging cuck
2019-02-18 13:56
I'm a Fnatic fan, so j only had them in mind. Fakeflaggar inte BTE xD
2019-02-18 14:42
#265
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Germany ConAction
Major in germanyyy
2019-02-18 13:08
POGGERS
2019-02-18 13:11
2020 ESL One Colonge Major.
2019-02-18 13:18
Finally StarLadder Major....
2019-02-18 13:20
I guess I'm go to Berlin! :D
2019-02-18 13:21
Finally gonna be able to be at a major!
2019-02-18 13:24
player brake when?
2019-02-18 13:26
POG
2019-02-18 13:28
Nice is close for whole europe and Esl Cologne is in Gwrmamy and Major too
2019-02-18 13:29
#291
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Ukraine zCainee
PogYou
2019-02-18 13:29
See you in Berlin,Germany, everybody. I will go to Berlin. Tyloo and VG!!!!!!
2019-02-18 13:36
Ayyyy good match schedule times again:D
2019-02-18 13:43
#308
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United States @Fridzu
XD
2019-02-18 13:44
#309
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Germany cipeaX
Pog
2019-02-18 13:44
#316
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Vietnam Oida
German city of Berlin.
2019-02-18 13:47
#319
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Slovakia TheSp3tre
Lol
2019-02-18 13:49
#320
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Other admin_1
mouse vs VP final?
2019-02-18 13:50
Starladder <333
2019-02-18 13:56
How is Berlin in september?..
2019-02-18 13:59
horrible, like all other months
2019-02-18 14:13
Horrible like it rains all the time?
2019-02-18 16:36
Horrible in there being crime everywhere
2019-02-18 16:51
LETS FKN GOOOO
2019-02-18 14:10
Why not in CIS? Fucking retarded.
2019-02-18 14:11
Kewl shit i guess
2019-02-18 14:17
Katowice major Berlin major Best for my timezone
2019-02-18 14:20
Esl and faceit have been shit. Time to switch it up
2019-02-18 14:21
#344
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle
Krakow - Berlin 700km on car.... Nice choice valve
2019-02-18 14:57
#353
Rak | 
Czech Republic dobre
watafak
2019-02-18 15:13
#347
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Brazil davidzor
Very happy for the company. Dreamhack should host another soon as well!
2019-02-18 14:59
#351
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Latvia Tibro
starladder <333
2019-02-18 15:01
#352
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Brazil Murilul
1m prize pool zzzzzzz cmon Valve
2019-02-18 15:04
one millon $ in 2019 ?? DOTA2 is 5 MILLION......
2019-02-18 15:44
great news!
2019-02-18 15:51
Lol
2019-02-18 15:52
Feelsbad for Russia and Ukraine. Still no CIS major :(
2019-02-18 15:55
StarLadder held two big events of other game in Minsk Arena last year. Why tf this one is not there? Very good place.
2019-02-18 16:04
#378
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Germany BIG2020
BIG in Berlin PogChamp
2019-02-18 16:15
#379
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China angle409
"ImbaTV will be event co-organizer". It's the First time China co-organizes csgo major! SL-I MAJOR.
2019-02-18 16:25
Looking forward to all the censorship! Keep it up boys! ;)
2019-02-18 17:34
#400
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China angle409
lol
2019-02-18 17:38
#381
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Ukraine hukutka94
Wow, Finally Starladder will make CIS great again!
2019-02-18 16:26
nice
2019-02-18 16:40
Mercedes Benz Arena Pog
2019-02-18 16:51
#390
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Poland Kobel_
Poggers, I have even closer to Berlin than to Kato
2019-02-18 17:03
#395
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Belarus Polotsk
That's nice.
2019-02-18 17:19
Ez
2019-02-18 17:21
I want a Major here :/ We're in the middle of Europe you guys
2019-02-18 17:28
#402
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China angle409
nobody live there. valve wants crowds. my prediction is they will move major to China in 2020.
2019-02-18 17:49
#421
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Turkey Slapdash
No way they would do that.
2019-02-18 20:05
Our population is bigger than: Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, Finland, Norway and the Balkans. Also, we're in the middle of Europe and even though our CS scene is small, there's a lot of czech players actively watching professional CSGO
2019-02-19 14:31
+10000
2019-02-25 08:15
+10000000 o2 arena c'mon
2019-02-25 08:15
#403
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United Kingdom FEodAL
good date good luck
2019-02-18 17:50
1945 mojem povtorit' !
2019-02-18 17:56
+1
2019-02-23 15:02
#407
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Chile strong221
Rip eleague #ez4big btw
2019-02-18 18:20
#410
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Brazil igster
HELLO STARLADDER VALVE HERE LAST MAJOR
2019-02-18 18:41
We will get to see Dasha <3 aka Khaleesi of esports
2019-02-18 18:53
very interesting
2019-02-18 19:07
Deserved
2019-02-18 19:10
great
2019-02-18 19:19
Mercedes-Benz Stadium > Mercedes-Benz Arena
2019-02-18 19:26
Expected
2019-02-18 19:56
#429
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Ukraine den37773
nice
2019-02-18 22:42
#432
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Ukraine CrystalUA
Ukrainian organization holds major in Germany. NICE
2019-02-18 23:29
It is really nice
2019-02-19 02:16
#441
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Finland xvilleezz
Delays delays delays inc xDDDD
2019-02-19 05:48
not MIBR
2019-02-19 07:55
nice
2019-02-19 08:16
Drugs, techno and CS let's go.
2019-02-19 10:09
#452
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France Uexo
another major in germany ...
2019-02-19 12:46
#458
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Brazil Wegenes
DreamHack Major ?
2019-02-19 17:30
wat
2019-02-26 12:29
#460
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Albania mars1ck
gg to astralis lol
2019-02-20 03:11
cool when the CIS company holds a tournament not in the CIS
2019-02-20 12:18
Ukraine is not a CIS member irl.
2019-02-22 16:19
BIG will win
2019-02-20 13:09
wtf Starladder not CIS wtf
2019-02-20 15:46
cool
2019-02-20 18:27
Interesting, could turn out great. I'd still love to see a major in Denmark though :/
2019-02-20 18:30
#469
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Iceland caverat
oh no hope this major goes well
2019-02-21 02:05
Currently backpacking across Europe and currently in Berlin (Staying near Alexanderplatz). It is definitely a good city to have a major in, logistically getting to the stadium is easy, it's so close to the city centre and there is such an amazing nightlife scene for spectators outside of tournament hours. Definitely a good decision!
2019-02-22 22:54
cant wait to see big not getting in the major
2019-02-22 22:56
OMEGALUL
2019-02-25 08:14
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