StarLadder Major team list finalised
All 24 teams for the StarLadder 2019 Major have been determined following the end of the Minors and of the Play-in qualification tournament.
The qualified trio will join the top two teams from each of the four Minor Championships and the Returning Challengers from IEM Katowice in the New Challengers Stage of the Major, kicking off on August 23 at the Verti Music Hall.
The Returning Challengers are the teams who finished 9th through 14th at IEM Katowice except Cloud9, who lost their spot due to being unable to retain the majority of the line-up that competed at the Polish Major.
Below you can find the 16 teams who will be duking it out in the New Challengers Stage:
The top eight teams of the initial stage will advance to the New Legends Stage - also taking place at the Verti Music Hall -, joining the eight-best sides from IEM Katowice, including defending champions, Astralis, and the current No.1 team in the world, Liquid.
The following eight teams have already secured entry into the New Legends Stage:
Both the New Challengers Stage and the New Legends Stage will feature a Swiss system, with a best-of-three format being used in all progression (2-0 and 2-1 pools) and elimination matches.
The top eight teams of the New Legends Stage will progress to the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs, called 'New Champions Stage', which will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Arena from September 5-8.
Below you can find the schedule for the three stages of the Major and the links where you can purchase tickets: