StarLadder Major New Challengers Stage first match-ups, schedule revealed

StarLadder has released the complete the schedule and the first-round match-ups for the New Challengers Stage of the Major.

The second Counter-Strike Major of the year will kick off on August 23 with the New Challengers Stage, featuring 11 teams determined through the Minors system and five Returning Challengers from IEM Katowice.

As a baseline seeding tool, StarLadder used HLTV.org's ranking between March 4 – when the first post-Katowice ranking update took place – and August 12, with the impact that roster changes have on teams' ranking points unaccounted for.

The first match-ups for the StarLadder Major are in

Each team was assigned an ELO rating matching their seeding. After every match, the teams' ELO is adjusted – the winners taking a portion of the losers' points –, with the following round's match-ups being determined accordingly.

The top eight teams of the New Challengers stage will progress to the New Legends Stage, joining the eight-best teams from IEM Katowice. Both stages will be held at the Verti Music Hall and feature a Swiss system, with all progression (2-0 and 2-1 pools) and elimination matches featuring a best-of-three format.

Below you can find the match-ups for the first round:

France Vitality vs. CIS Syman
United States NRG vs. Russia DreamEaters
France G2 vs. China TYLOO
Denmark North vs. Brazil INTZ
Brazil FURIA vs. Europe HellRaisers
Europe mousesports vs. Russia forZe
Kazakhstan AVANGAR vs. United States Complexity
Serbia CR4ZY vs. Australia Grayhound

As part of Valve's plan to reduce the impact of the Majors on the tournament calendar, the New Challengers Stage has been reduced from five to four days. During the first three days of this stage, two matches will be played simultaneously on the main and secondary English streams at all times.

The full schedule for the New Challengers Stage looks as follows:

Friday, August 23
12:00 - France Vitality vs. CIS Syman
12:00 - United States NRG vs. Russia DreamEaters
13:15 - France G2 vs. China TYLOO
13:15 - Denmark North vs. Brazil INTZ
14:30 - Brazil FURIA vs. Europe HellRaisers
14:30 - Europe mousesports vs. Russia forZe
15:45 - Kazakhstan AVANGAR vs. United States Complexity
15:45 - Serbia CR4ZY vs. Australia Grayhound
17:00 - Round 2 match #1 | BO1
17:00 - Round 2 match #2 | BO1
18:15 - Round 2 match #3 | BO1
18:15 - Round 2 match #4 | BO1
19:30 - Round 2 match #5 | BO1
19:30 - Round 2 match #6 | BO1
20:45 - Round 2 match #7 | BO1
20:45 - Round 2 match #8 | BO1

Saturday, August 24
13:00 - Round 3 match #3 | BO1
13:00 - Round 3 match #4 | BO1
14:15 - Round 3 match #5 | BO1
14:15 - Round 3 match #6 | BO1
15:30 - Round 3 match #1 | BO3
15:30 - Round 3 match #7 | BO3
18:45 - Round 3 match #2 | BO3
18:45 - Round 3 match #8 | BO3

Sunday, August 25
12:00 - Round 4 match #1 | BO3
12:00 - Round 4 match #2 | BO3
15:15 - Round 4 match #3 | BO3
15:15 - Round 4 match #4 | BO3
18:30 - Round 4 match #5 | BO3
18:30 - Round 4 match #6 | BO3

Monday, August 26
12:00 - Round 5 match #1 | BO3
15:15 - Round 5 match #2 | BO3
18:30 - Round 5 match #3 | BO3

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2019-08-17 15:00
EZ FOR G2 NA CS LUL
2019-08-17 15:00
GERMAN CS OMEGALUL
2019-08-17 15:04
#30
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
Hype)))
2019-08-17 15:09
#57
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France papybouc
Liquid is too strong and skilled for any team, but I support French team because it's a major, and nothing is over 😉 Exepted liquid, NA cs is too bad ( envy, nrg < Vitality)
2019-08-17 15:39
I agree with Vitality being better than nrg, but saying NRG is 'too bad' is quite odd considering they're a worthy top 10 team (and with adding an IGL such as Stanislaw, they have a decent chance to make a good Major run). That being said, I'd give Cloud9 a bit time and lower the expectations and they might become a proper top 20 team as well, who knows even better. NA has an overall lesser proscene than EU, but the NA top really competes with the EU top scene.
2019-08-17 16:17
#103
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South Africa @FyreCS
+1111 respectable opinion and facts Thank you for respecting the scenes and players
2019-08-17 17:43
Ty friend
2019-08-17 23:09
thank you kind sir for your words of wisdom
2019-08-17 18:05
No problem friend
2019-08-17 23:10
2 teams ain't really competing imo
2019-08-19 23:41
If you say so, imo it is, certainly if it's #1 and #5
2019-08-20 13:19
na man, the opposite of na is europe not germany...so, yea.. you fucked yourself there
2019-08-19 13:30
+1 NA CS is just a meme
2019-08-17 15:06
TRUE LULW
2019-08-17 15:26
#65
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Sweden Trkmag
+1
2019-08-17 15:53
ez major for virtus pro
2019-08-17 15:02
:( sad man
2019-08-17 15:35
+100
2019-08-17 15:08
Don't sleep on dreameaters
2019-08-17 16:19
3-1 imo. Every year we have a lesser known CIS team show up (Gambit, QBF, Vega.)
2019-08-17 17:01
+1
2019-08-17 19:14
#115
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North America Tic0
The complete the schedule. lol
2019-08-17 19:15
yes
2019-08-17 15:00
#4
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Netherlands SvB1
nice
2019-08-17 15:00
#5
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United States SWiFTzZzZz
Let’s go oBo
2019-08-17 15:00
OBo < Frozen, Sergej, Brollan
2019-08-17 23:44
:) xD
2019-08-17 15:00
#7
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CIS sai_
ez
2019-08-17 15:00
syman 0-3
2019-08-17 15:00
decent matches
2019-08-17 15:00
first
2019-08-17 15:00
#24
JoJo | 
Russia N1kDaN
nt
2019-08-17 15:04
i cry evritime
2019-08-17 16:05
#13
STYKO | 
Norway AdNiB
NICE
2019-08-17 15:01
#14
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Turkey xxxjet3
Rip mous
2019-08-17 15:01
Lol
2019-08-17 15:34
RIP SEMEN ZYWOO 16-0
2019-08-17 15:01
ez for g2, tyloo wil go back in asia, where they belong
2019-08-17 15:01
French dont like early games. They can sucks
2019-08-17 15:58
ez for furia
2019-08-17 15:02
#18
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France CocoBiceps
Mouseport didn t get a good elo
2019-08-17 15:02
#76
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Myanmar xdcc
its just based on rankings and theyre behind all the other teams above them on left side. less of mousesports fault and the fact that forze is playing well only very recently so complexity and grayhound got rated over them tho id prefer the player vote ELO ESL Katowice did but atleast theyre also using ELO
2019-08-17 16:08
When I check I see Mouz is higher ranking than North
2019-08-17 17:26
#126
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Myanmar xdcc
"As a baseline seeding tool, StarLadder used HLTV.org's ranking between March 4 – when the first post-Katowice ranking update took place – and August 12" on march 4 mousesports didnt even exist
2019-08-17 21:51
You are right i prefer too the katowice system But they seems To stop this because even esl stop use this
2019-08-17 21:59
HYPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
2019-08-17 15:02
#21
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Europe LoookATme
Idk gonna be hard to predict
2019-08-17 15:03
#22
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India Noobdian
Nice
2019-08-17 15:04
lets go tyloo
2019-08-17 15:04
FURIA got the hardest unseeded team, can smell the upset
2019-08-17 15:06
HR in 2k19 lol
2019-08-17 15:11
>Hellraisers >Hardest unseeded team Pick one
2019-08-17 15:13
which ones from the right side are better than em huh
2019-08-17 15:13
Forze is easily better. Even defeating HR two weeks ago.
2019-08-17 15:17
Froze definitely better
2019-08-17 16:05
#78
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Myanmar xdcc
+1 forze is better while complexity, tyloo, grayhound probably gonna be around same level
2019-08-17 16:11
Lmao none of those teams are around the same level.
2019-08-17 16:16
#127
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Myanmar xdcc
have you actually watched any HR matches?
2019-08-17 21:52
#145
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Czech Republic PaYaB
well, there was a break & they are bootcamping atm, so we shall see...
2019-08-18 03:22
Can g2 get lucky for once?
2019-08-17 15:06
#72
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Myanmar xdcc
lucky already plays for g2
2019-08-17 16:01
Lol
2019-08-19 07:15
Vitality > Syman (95%/5%) NRG > DreamEaters (90%/10%) G2 > Tyloo (60%/40%) North > INTZ (70%/30%) Furia > HellRaisers (70%/30%) Mousesports > forZe (60%/40%) AVANGAR > Complexity (55%/45%) CR4ZY > Grayhound (80%/20%) #### (IMO)
2019-08-17 15:09
Agree but furia more live 60>40 imo
2019-08-18 19:36
G2 vs Tyloo again? Srsly, they've met twice in the previous major
2019-08-17 15:12
I was thinking the same haha. «Didnt they play much against each other in last major?» xD
2019-08-19 07:06
#36
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Poland Julka
HYPE
2019-08-17 15:13
#37
XigN | 
India h4rd^
Let's go China Tyloo
2019-08-17 15:15
DreamEaters 0:3
2019-08-17 15:16
Let’s go CR4ZY
2019-08-17 15:16
Leftside teams > right side except for maybe ForZe can probably take down mousesports in their current form.
2019-08-17 15:17
#44
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Sweden go0s3
no
2019-08-17 15:22
+1
2019-08-17 15:31
RAYZ, ZAEBAL! KOGDA VIDOS V TRUCAX??!
2019-08-17 15:22
#43
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Morocco Most!
Let's go NRG
2019-08-17 15:22
#45
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Russia Glihhh
Rip mousesport
2019-08-17 15:24
Let's go tyloo
2019-08-17 15:29
lets go g2
2019-08-17 15:29
#49
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Sweden go0s3
lets go team zywoo
2019-08-17 15:30
#50
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Russia Jet1k
forZe vs mouz POG
2019-08-17 15:31
POG
2019-08-17 15:33
POGGERS
2019-08-17 15:36
#56
faveN | 
Israel wetz
Pretty boring
2019-08-17 15:38
mouz fucked xD
2019-08-17 15:39
No. Complexity and Crazy
2019-08-17 16:01
Lmaoooooooooooo
2019-08-17 16:30
cool match ups
2019-08-17 15:44
#61
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Serbia d1ckson
Ez šuškanje
2019-08-17 15:45
Vitality > Syman NRG > DreamEaters G2 > TYLOO North > INTZ FURIA < HellRaisers mousesports < forZe AVANGAR > Complexity CR4ZY > Grayhound
2019-08-17 15:47
#69
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Sweden go0s3
FURIA > HellRaisers fixed.
2019-08-17 15:59
Grayhound > CR4ZY Both will go to the next stage anyways
2019-08-17 20:54
#63
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Netherlands Polakva
Vitality NRG G2 North FURIA forZe AVANGAR CR4ZY
2019-08-17 15:50
+1
2019-08-18 01:44
I AM SAYING GRAND FINAL VS : NAVI AND VITALITY
2019-08-17 15:52
#66
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Netherlands gelm1r
wtf is this shit mouz actually have to play vs a decent team while all the others are full of shit great
2019-08-17 15:54
#91
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France Ghoul98
0/8
2019-08-17 16:47
That how the seeding works man seed 1 vs 16, 2 vs 15, etc and idk how mouse is on the 6th seed
2019-08-17 21:40
#68
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Kazakhstan despard
CIS will play elimination matches against each other xaxaxa
2019-08-17 15:59
EZ for mouz against overrated cis tier 20 team
2019-08-17 16:01
Nt mouz's asshole will be leaking after getting rekt by forze
2019-08-17 16:22
pray that woxic is gonna save ur ass again by hitting 40 frags
2019-08-17 17:14
Go Forze, i bet they advanced to next stage, at 4,00 odds.
2019-08-17 16:03
#77
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African Union mikecool
leggo!
2019-08-17 16:07
extra spicy tbh
2019-08-17 16:24
this major is gonna be Cr4zy!
2019-08-17 16:25
#87
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China HEIDASHUAi
G2 vs Tyloo again LOL
2019-08-17 16:29
#88
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Poland Hanse
Dreameaters loosing vs NRG, Complexity/AVG and HR to leave with 0-3, ez diamond pick'em on first stage
2019-08-17 16:29
#90
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France Ghoul98
Finally some CS mens))
2019-08-17 16:46
Vitality < Syman NRG < DreamEaters G2 > TYLOO North > INTZ FURIA > HellRaisers mousesports > forZe AVANGAR > Complexity CR4ZY > Grayhound
2019-08-17 16:47
#95
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Serbia nocturnSRB
xd
2019-08-17 16:51
Vitality > Syman NRG > DreamEaters G2 > TyLoo INTZ < North FURIA > HellRaisers mousesports > forZe AVANGAR < Complexity CR4ZY > Grayhound
2019-08-17 16:49
Everything true except avangar and col
2019-08-17 17:32
+1
2019-08-18 01:54
#94
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Serbia nocturnSRB
Nice
2019-08-17 16:50
#96
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Netherlands alway$
ebaniy rot pizda cng timam((9(9
2019-08-17 16:56
No, they have big chances, btw wont be a surprise if cis teams upset as always
2019-08-17 17:31
#163
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Netherlands alway$
well, forze has a small chance of winning, but the avangar, syman, dreameaters are outsiders in this tournament
2019-08-19 14:59
I mean forze are 100% in groups
2019-08-19 17:00
#177
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Netherlands alway$
yea
2019-08-22 11:41
Hey Guys, has starladder announced the Talent lineup for the Major yet?
2019-08-17 17:50
ez for Vitality NRG G2 North FURIA Mouz Crazy Avangar
2019-08-17 17:52
No interesting match-ups.
2019-08-17 18:05
mouse forze north gonna choke g2 is gonna play a close one and furia is about to get rekt by oskar
2019-08-17 18:23
mouz quick 16-0
2019-08-17 18:24
bye shitZe and shiteaters
2019-08-17 18:24
EZ 4 DE
2019-08-17 18:43
Vitality > Syman NRG > Dreameaters G2 > TyLoo North > INTZ FURIA > Hellraisers mousesports > ForZe Complexity > AVANGAR CR4ZY > Grayhound
2019-08-17 18:47
#130
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Germany Nappien
I think Grayhound will take this one
2019-08-17 22:41
#113
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Denmark twinseN
LOL vitality vs syman ?
2019-08-17 19:07
thats how seeding works
2019-08-17 20:50
#116
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Chile strong221
Let’s go G2 !
2019-08-17 19:18
Hype
2019-08-17 19:24
yeah, this starts looking like Vitality 3-0 and Syman 0-3.
2019-08-17 19:42
#119
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Denmark twinseN
G2 - forZe would have Been better :)
2019-08-17 19:47
vitality > syman NRG > DreamEaters G2 > TyLoo North > INTZ FURIA > Hellraisers Mousesports > ForZe Complexity < AVANGAR CR4ZY > Grayhound
2019-08-17 20:30
I can’t see where it says what time zone the times are in?
2019-08-17 21:32
Let's go boys
2019-08-17 21:34
#133
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Lebanon ryBBah
Liquid NRG final confirmed , no question about it! #NA2ndMajorINC #EUfangays #NAisTop1
2019-08-17 23:11
#144
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Czech Republic PaYaB
0/8
2019-08-18 03:18
#148
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Romania kr1tex
0/8
2019-08-18 03:46
10:00pm - 6:45am thanks
2019-08-17 23:11
ya it suks
2019-08-18 00:46
#154
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Australia opzy
We get it a little earlier thank god, but half the games are still in the middle of the night, and during my trial final exams lol
2019-08-18 13:16
Vitality NRG G2 North FURIA mousesports AVANGAR CR4ZY
2019-08-17 23:49
2019-08-18 01:19
#172
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United States _Nohj
not bad
2019-08-21 05:44
#143
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Brazil Kacas
I prefer when every team rank each other. Why did they change?
2019-08-18 03:13
#153
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Italy NathaNN
Ye
2019-08-18 12:46
#146
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China ljl84451
I'm crying. Why is it always G2 vs tyloo in major
2019-08-18 03:31
#147
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Romania kr1tex
RIP Semen Gaming, won't be surprised if they get 16-0ed
2019-08-18 03:46
#149
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Romania kr1tex
Vitality > semen - I'd say 16-3 NRG > dreameaters - 16-7~ G2 > tyloo - 16-8~ North > INTZ - 16-7/16-8 Furia > HellRaisers - 16-11~ Mouz > Forze - 16-11/16-13 Complexity > Avangar - 16-10~ Cr4zy > grayhound - 16-8~
2019-08-18 03:53
#Vitality #NRG #G2 #North #FURIA #mousesports #AVANGAR #CR4ZY
2019-08-18 09:34
Vitality 3-0 Syman 0-3
2019-08-18 10:27
Vitality NRG TYLOO INTZ FURIA mou Avangar Cr4zy
2019-08-19 15:51
Grand finale is Faze vs. Vitality :D Neo will use Virtus.Plow magic ONCE MORE
2019-08-19 16:17
#170
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Europe FJUL
nice qualifier
2019-08-20 15:39
#173
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Peru AgentLF
Vitality and NRG got the 3-0 ez
2019-08-21 05:46
Ez
2019-08-21 14:55
Vitality NRG G2 North FURIA mousesports AVANGAR CR4ZY
2019-08-21 15:43
nt
2019-08-24 11:43
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