HLTV.org live from Berlin

Our four-man crew has arrived at the Verti Music Hall in Berlin, Germany, where the StarLadder Major is about to kick off with the New Challengers stage.

Vitality, Syman, NRG, and DreamEaters are ready to start 2019's second Major with the first two matches of the New Challengers stage, which will run over the course of the next four days.

We have arrived at the venue of the first two stages, the Verti Music Hall, with our four-man crew, and are ready to bring you full coverage of the $1,000,000 tournament including galleries and interviews.

It's day one of the StarLadder Major

Make sure to check out our viewer's guide for the first stage of the event for everything you need to know to watch. You can also read up on some of the biggest storylines going into the Major in a preview of the first phase.

We have released a number of other features and interviews in preparation for the start of the Major, as well:

Russia StarLadder Major Rookie: DreamEaters
CIS StarLadder Major Rookie: Syman
Brazil StarLadder Major Rookie: INTZ
Russia StarLadder Major Rookie: forZe
Serbia StarLadder Major Rookie: CR4ZY
Other The evolution of the Majors

Spain Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran: "If we can mirror what we did in practice, we're going to surprise a lot of people"

United States Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan: "So far this bootcamp has been the most productive one I've had with Complexity"

United States Chet "ImAPet" Singh: "Our ranking won't have any effect on pressure"

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram to get the full scale of our coverage, as we will be posting regular updates on the social media platform with the happenings in Berlin.

United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
United States Chet 'ImAPet' Singh
Chet 'ImAPet' Singh
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
785
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
good
2019-08-23 11:54
#5
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Brazil IsFree 
F5
2019-08-23 11:55
"Hey aleksib, we will kick you after the Major, but now we still need you to lead us in game" trash org
2019-08-23 11:55
+100 so fcking pathetic
2019-08-23 11:57
#22
cry | 
Brazil IsFree 
And all of that after YOU buliding a solid team whit YOUR leadership and strats, literally boosting them to tier one smh, cuz it wasant individual skill
2019-08-23 11:58
#21
cry | 
Brazil IsFree 
yeah right? Props for my niBBa aleksiB for the professionalism, Id just quit and say fuck y'all, dick move, worse then MSL whit North
2019-08-23 11:57
#29
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Germany L1lK1M 
People always think that there is no communication before such news releases... they probably discussed this internally.. Aleksib will definitely find a new place in a good org... I hope its FaZe!!!!
2019-08-23 12:16
"[...]This came out of the blue for me, and at first it hurt.[...] His statement ;-)
2019-08-23 12:56
MATCH DELAY WORST MAJOR EVER
2019-08-23 13:10
#2
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United Kingdom Xradas185 
1st EDIT: DAM
2019-08-23 11:55
#8
cry | 
Brazil IsFree 
axaxaxaaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxxax
2019-08-23 11:55
3st :( Edit: number
2019-08-23 11:55
#19
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Turkey montpaylit 
F5
2019-08-23 11:57
ooh
2019-08-23 11:55
ooh?
2019-08-23 11:55
I have boner every time when major starts. OOOH!
2019-08-23 11:56
oooh man i wanna cum
2019-08-23 11:59
Watch how zywoo plays, It helps me always.
2019-08-23 12:01
#6
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United States Donnycsgo 
EZ
2019-08-23 11:55
EZ?
2019-08-23 11:55
#13
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United States Donnycsgo 
Yes, EZ4LIQUID
2019-08-23 11:56
ez 4 liquid to 0-3
2019-08-23 11:56
#15
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United States Donnycsgo 
talk to my hand cuz i aint listening
2019-08-23 11:56
#7
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Australia JAY_DAWG 
cool
2019-08-23 11:55
cool?
2019-08-23 11:56
#17
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Sweden Trkmag 
coggers
2019-08-23 11:56
#18
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
Pog
2019-08-23 11:56
POGGERS LEZ GO
2019-08-23 11:59
Let's go Vitality
2019-08-23 12:02
#27
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Greece NaviGuy 
Ez major for navi
2019-08-23 12:05
#28
Snax | 
Europe Krychaaaa 
+1
2019-08-23 12:16
+1
2019-08-23 12:23
Berlin = the best, same as Cologne.
2019-08-23 12:22
#31
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Hungary bill25 
EZ4LIQUID
2019-08-23 12:23
Live Kappa
2019-08-23 12:57
So, will this even start today?
2019-08-23 13:08
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