StarLadder Major New Legends Stage viewer's guide

With the New Legends Stage of the StarLadder Major Berlin commencing on Wednesday, we present a viewer's guide containing all the information you need to know about the next stage of the tournament.

The top eight teams from the New Challengers Stage will join the IEM Katowice 2019 Legends to face off in New Legends Stage of the Berlin Major, taking place from August 28 through September 1. Here, the teams will look to advance to the New Champions Stage and earn Legend status from the 15th Major in Counter-Strike history.

The New Legends Stage will see the same format as its predecessor, whereby the 16 contenders will duke it out in a Swiss stage, featuring best-of-three progression and elimination series. Seeding for the first round of matches was determined using HTLV.org's rankings between March 4 and August 12, with each team assigned an ELO rating accordingly, to be updated based on match outcomes.

The New Legends Stage is mere hours away from kick-off

If you're looking to catch the action live, matches will be hosted at the Verti Music Hall, the same venue used for the preceding New Challengers Stage. Once the New Legends Stage concludes, matches will transfer to the iconic Mercedes-Benz Arena for the concluding New Champions Stage, scheduled for September 5-8.

All 16 participants of the New Legends Stage are as follows:

Below is the full schedule for the five tournament days:

Wednesday, August 28
12:00 - Finland ENCE vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR | BO1
13:15 - Denmark Astralis vs. Russia DreamEaters | BO1
14:30 - Australia Renegades vs. United States NRG | BO1
15:45 - United States Liquid vs. Serbia CR4ZY | BO1
17:00 - France Vitality vs. Denmark North | BO1
18:15 - Europe FaZe vs. Europe mousesports | BO1
19:30 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. France G2 | BO1
20:45 - Brazil MIBR vs. Sweden NiP | BO1

Thursday, August 29
12:00 - Round 2 Match #1 | BO1
13:15 - Round 2 Match #2 | BO1
14:30 - Round 2 Match #3 | BO1
15:45 - Round 2 Match #4 | BO1
17:00 - Round 2 Match #5 | BO1
18:15 - Round 2 Match #6 | BO1
19:30 - Round 2 Match #7 | BO1
20:45 - Round 2 Match #8 | BO1

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

Saturday, August 31
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

Sunday, September 1
12:00 - Round 5 Match #1 | BO3
15:15 - Round 5 Match #2 | BO3
18:30 - Round 5 Match #3 | BO3

The New Legends Stage of the Major will see the same on-air lineup, featuring Tres "stunna" Saranthus and Alex "Machine" Richardson in rotating roles and Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett as a full-time desk host. The trio will be joined by familiar faces in Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill, Sean "seang@res" Gares and Jacob "Pimp" Winneche, who will be bringing analysis to the stream. Concluding the lineup are four commentating duos and James "BanKs" Banks and Sue "Smix" Lee, who will be in charge of conducting player interviews.

Rounding out the guide is a full list of on-air talent:

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Stage Host / Desk Host

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk Host / Commentator
Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Desk Host

United Kingdom James "BanKs" Banks - Interviewer
United States Sue "Smix" Lee - Interviewer

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
United States Sean "seang@res" Gares - Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst

United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator
United Kingdom James Bardolph - Commentator
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Commentator
United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell - Commentator
United Kingdom Hugo Byron - Commentator

United Kingdom Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.04
United Kingdom James 'BanKs' Banks
James 'BanKs' Banks
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Canada Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.88
APR:
0.00
United States Sue 'Smix' Lee
Sue 'Smix' Lee
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.09
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
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Romania KennyShoxie1 
nice
2019-08-27 10:47
nip gonna win major
2019-08-27 10:56
#32
FalleN | 
United Kingdom h4m 
1iq statement
2019-08-27 11:49
#45
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Indonesia NameskiY 
Better than s1mple win a Majors
2019-08-27 12:26
#55
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Finland Djkana13 
Pimp ResidentSleeper
2019-08-27 12:51
nip gonna lose to coachbr
2019-08-27 14:10
ENCE < AVANGAR Astralis >DreamEaters Renegades < NRG Liquid > CR4ZY Vitality < North FaZe > mousesports Natus Vincere > G2 MIBR < NiP ez
2019-08-27 11:21
#27
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Ukraine labl3 
Mb mouse > faze?
2019-08-27 11:40
mb, probably, might be biased tho
2019-08-27 11:56
easily one of the better matchups alongside NaVi and G2
2019-08-27 16:46
#66
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Ukraine labl3 
i want navi mouse match in play off bo3. it would be awesome
2019-08-27 18:02
#35
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Denmark Notallama 
"Vitality<North" LOL good luck
2019-08-27 11:50
3-0 team that looks decent vs the team that lost vs Syman, DreamEaters and went to a third map vs Grayhound luck not needed, it's a BO1
2019-08-27 11:56
#41
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Denmark Notallama 
Naive.
2019-08-27 11:58
ok, we'll see. I hope Vitality win but the odds are stacked against them
2019-08-27 12:43
#57
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Finland Faifainei 
Just want to throw it out there that north almost lost to syman themselves and crazy choked badly against them too so it hasnt been that much of a smooth sailing for them either.
2019-08-27 13:50
#62
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France Neil_Gt 
They will. They gonna step up this week, they could win against anybody
2019-08-27 14:19
asd
2019-08-27 10:47
F5 LUL
2019-08-27 11:09
#3
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Finland ENCEL 
pimp...
2019-08-27 10:47
kk
2019-08-27 10:47
POg
2019-08-27 10:47
#6
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United States blessedMMA 
ez for liquid
2019-08-27 10:48
No Thorin, no party
2019-08-27 10:48
#34
FalleN | 
United Kingdom h4m 
Thorin bot
2019-08-27 11:50
#43
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Georgia Vespassean 
+1
2019-08-27 12:12
#72
flusha | 
Sweden XenoRex 
THORIN IS HERE LOL
2019-08-28 17:39
Yeah it was basically the worst kept secret
2019-08-29 04:56
#8
Jame | 
Netherlands KarakurtJ 
Help GTR perform and have a chance to win a package for your team
2019-08-27 10:51
#9
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Norway flipflop 
25 hours to go
2019-08-27 10:53
#26
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Lithuania Vispooh 
24
2019-08-27 11:36
#10
flusha | 
Netherlands DvKDvK 
With 1-1 score it's a BO1 right?
2019-08-27 10:54
#14
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France zertxxs 
Yep
2019-08-27 11:03
#15
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Sweden Kasidro 
Yes only decider games are bo3, so games that can eliminate or qualify you are bo3
2019-08-27 11:05
+1 for being a friendly helper
2019-08-27 12:34
iZ4MIBR
2019-08-27 11:00
#16
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Sweden Lindhan 
Does anyone know at what time the deadline is for pick'em in legends stage? Unable to look now cuz i'm at work.
2019-08-27 11:07
#20
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Romania ali_nah 
Couple hours inbefore the first game starts. CSGO will tweet about it.
2019-08-27 11:23
#21
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Sweden Lindhan 
Thank you very much, i'll keep a lookout! :)
2019-08-27 11:25
+1 for beeing helpful
2019-08-27 12:35
#23
tarik | 
Germany misterE 
1 hour before the first match of Legends Stage, cannot tell you exact time because I don't know where you live.
2019-08-27 11:27
#25
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Sweden Lindhan 
Thanks, then it's tomorrow atleast! Then I can lock them tonight. :)
2019-08-27 11:35
#24
valde | 
Finland Juvi 
You have to lock them 3h15min before first game starts.
2019-08-27 11:27
#30
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Sweden Lindhan 
Thanks, then it's tomorrow atleast! Then I can lock them tonight. :)
2019-08-27 11:46
mhm nice
2019-08-27 11:13
No Thorin no party but Banks poggers
2019-08-27 11:26
Thorin is just a big kid.. Expected from UK
2019-08-27 11:58
+1 pretty expected but you need one immature guy on event like this to get little spicyness
2019-08-27 12:01
#46
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Kazakhstan abilmansur 
1) ENCE - AVANGAR According to the latest statistics of the game will be more or less equal, it will be close game anyways. My prediction is AVANGAR. 2) Astralis - DreamEaters Astralis is really strong team, anyways in this game DreamEaters can surprise and I would like to see it, Nice odd on DE. 3) Renegades - NRG Not following these both teams because of inconsistency. I would bet on NRG as lately they played some okay game. 4) Liquid - CR4ZY No chance Liquid. not need even comment it. 5) Vitality - North This match up will be interesting, my prediction is Vitality even though they struggle in qualifications. 6) FaZe - mousesports This game also considers as one of the equal matches, will be a close game. My bet on mousesports. 7) Natus Vincere - G2 both teams is good but my prediction will be NAVI with no chance to G2 8) MIBR - NiP Its obviously will be close game, my prediction is MIBR
2019-08-27 12:29
#58
Brazil edg 
So... You do think it's going to be crazy if liquid lost, hun?
2019-08-27 13:56
#60
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Kazakhstan abilmansur 
mate everything might happen, it may end up with CR4ZY win, which doesn`t match with my imagination
2019-08-27 14:01
Wednesday, August 28 12:00 - Finland ENCE vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR | BO1 - ez kazach kalash 13:15 - Denmark Astralis vs. Russia DreamEaters | BO1 ez ruski 14:30 - Australia Renegades vs. United States NRG | BO1 ez US 15:45 - United States Liquid vs. Serbia CR4ZY | BO1 not ez LQ 17:00 - France Vitality vs. Denmark North | BO1 Vitality makes fatality 18:15 - Europe FaZe vs. Europe mousesports | BO1 ez faze 19:30 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. France G2 | BO1 ez Satan vintere 20:45 - Brazil MIBR vs. Sweden NiP | BO1 ez Amazon on Fire XD
2019-08-27 12:27
#48
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Russia NOD777 
why separating bo1 in 2 days and putting bo3 in the same time in 1 day? Looks so stupid
2019-08-27 12:34
Aren't the last bo3 deciders played one by one? So I think it's okay:)
2019-08-27 12:36
#54
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Serbia Freeman021 
Cr4zy wins vs liquid, thank me later
2019-08-27 12:47
#56
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Philippines LYrpz 
+1
2019-08-27 13:08
#63
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Kazakhstan abilmansur 
nice odd, gl but not going to happen
2019-08-27 15:40
#68
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Serbia Freeman021 
Thank me later bro :)
2019-08-27 18:44
ENCE > AVANGAR Astralis > DreamEaters Renegades < NRG Liquid > CR4ZY Vitality > North FaZe > mousesports Natus Vincere < G2 MIBR > NiP
2019-08-27 14:00
why nip vs mibr ?
2019-08-27 16:28
Avangar, DE, NRG, Liquid, Vitality, Mous, NAVI, NIP
2019-08-27 19:00
I dont get the guide.. When is a team eliminated from the tourney? And many will be eliminated before bo3? Someone please help a pleb.
2019-08-28 00:45
navi will be the first 3-0 team
2019-08-28 05:12
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