StarSeries i-League Season 8 group draw and schedule revealed

The group draw and schedule have been revealed for the finals of StarSeries i-League Season 8.

The sixteen participants have been split into two equal groups, set to duke it out in double-elimination groups in looks to advance to the eight-team double-elimination playoffs of the $500,000 event.

Natus Vincere will face G2 in their opening match

Group A's highlight opening match will see mousesports take on North, meanwhile, in group B defending champions Natus Vincere will butt heads with G2 for a spot in the upper bracket.

Below are the two group for StarSeries i-League Season 8:

Below are the initial pairings for both groups:

Sweden fnatic vs. Brazil Imperial
Australia Renegades vs. Brazil MIBR
France Vitality vs. China Invictus
Europe mousesports vs. Denmark North
United States Evil Geniuses vs. China 5POWER
Sweden NiP vs. Brazil FURIA
Kazakhstan AVANGAR vs. Denmark Heroic
Russia Natus Vincere vs. France G2

StarSeries i-League Season 8 will take place in Belek, Turkey on October 21-27. Sixteen teams will traverse double-elimination groups and playoffs in looks to lift the tournament trophy, in addition to pocketing $250,000 for first place.

Following is a comprehensive schedule for the event:

Monday, October 21
09:00 - Europe mousesports vs. Denmark North | BO3
09:00 - France Vitality vs. China Invictus | BO3
12:30 - Australia Renegades vs. Brazil MIBR | BO3
12:30 - Sweden fnatic vs. Brazil Imperial | BO3
16:00 - Group A Upper bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
19:30 - Group A Upper bracket semi-final #2 | BO3

Tuesday, October 22
09:00 - Sweden NiP vs. Brazil FURIA | BO3
09:00 - United States Evil Geniuses vs. China 5POWER | BO3
12:30 - Russia Natus Vincere vs. France G2 | BO3
12:30 - Kazakhstan AVANGAR vs. Denmark Heroic | BO3
16:00 - Group B Upper bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
19:30 - Group B Upper bracket semi-final #2 | BO3

Wednesday, October 23
09:00 - Group A Lower bracket Round 1 #1 | BO3
09:00 - Group A Lower bracket Round 1 #2 | BO3
12:30 - Group B Lower bracket Round 1 #1 | BO3
12:30 - Group B Lower bracket Round 1 #2 | BO3
16:00 - Group A Lower bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
16:00 - Group A Lower bracket semi-final #2 | BO3
19:30 - Group B Lower bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
19:30 - Group B Lower bracket semi-final #2 | BO3

Thursday, October 24
11:00 - Group A Upper bracket final | BO3
11:00 - Group A Lower bracket final | BO3
14:30 - Group B Upper bracket final | BO3
14:30 - Group B Lower bracket final | BO3
18:00 - Group A consolidation final | BO3
18:00 - Group B consolidation final | BO3

Friday, October 25
09:00 - Lower bracket Round 1 #1 | BO3
12:30 - Lower bracket Round 1 #2 | BO3
16:00 - Upper bracket semi-final #2 | BO3
19:30 - Upper bracket semi-final #1 | BO3

Saturday, October 26
09:00 - Lower bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
12:30 - Lower bracket semi-final #2 | BO3
16:00 - Upper bracket final | BO3
19:30 - Lower bracket final | BO3

Sunday, October 27
14:00 - Consolidation final | BO3
17:30 - Grand final | BO3

#1
emi | 
Serbia coa_smeker 
This mine -Baka Prase (grandmother pig)
2019-10-17 18:04
#3
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice
2019-10-17 18:03
Natus Vantus
2019-10-17 18:04
#33
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
mouz vs north POG
2019-10-17 18:10
Imperial pirated logo from Keyd Stars wtf
2019-10-17 18:12
1 week tournament for a bo3 finals, wtf
2019-10-17 19:26
Gotta let nip, Navi, and eg have a chance
2019-10-17 20:25
why group a so stacked?
2019-10-17 18:11
#5
Croatia wiel 
coa bot fnatic win
2019-10-17 18:04
#32
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Bosnia and Herzegovina V3DO 
Baka Prase OMEGALUL
2019-10-17 18:10
retardiraniji si od engleskog koji pricas
2019-10-17 18:32
#57
emi | 
Serbia coa_smeker 
ako si derpe napisi ok - edit: resi mirzu :D
2019-10-17 18:50
ok
2019-10-17 18:49
Ez for Eg
2019-10-17 18:03
Cause no t1 teams
2019-10-18 08:12
#4
AmaNEk | 
Europe JaZ1Z 
ok, g2- navi again, nothing new
2019-10-17 18:03
#65
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Latvia HyD4z 
+1 why that again? Lul
2019-10-17 19:21
Confused aswell
2019-10-17 21:45
#6
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Russia Guitarboi 
Oh Edit: why the fuck is imperial there?
2019-10-17 18:06
#19
jks | 
United States Mirbo1 
Yeah what is this team?
2019-10-17 18:05
#30
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Russia Guitarboi 
Na qualifiers < CBCS
2019-10-17 18:07
#64
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Brazil Projectrv 
cbcs is organized by the one of the most important Tv channel in the world(REDE GLOBO). They have sponsors and money.
2019-10-17 19:18
Nice lets go
2019-10-17 18:03
bo3bo3bo3bo3bo3
2019-10-17 20:22
#8
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Switzerland x676 
Imperial ?
2019-10-17 18:03
#29
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Brazil GBRMIBR 
BR Team(they won CBCS Who gave starseries a seat)
2019-10-17 18:08
AVANGAR
2019-10-17 20:23
#83
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Brazil GBRMIBR 
JAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE TIME
2019-10-17 21:31
And GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD REN
2019-10-17 21:53
#9
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Finland Cloud9_1_Major 
Fix Imperial's flag, wrong team.
2019-10-17 18:03
#10
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Sweden meistr0 
Mouz-North G2-NaVi NIP-Furia These 3 games i hope will be insane.
2019-10-17 18:04
mouz 16-0
2019-10-17 18:06
2x
2019-10-17 18:06
#27
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Sweden meistr0 
Nah. I obv think Mouz will win it yeah.
2019-10-17 18:06
#68
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Korea ecsta_s1 
N♿rth will win it
2019-10-17 19:34
#70
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Sweden meistr0 
Depends. Valde could leave before it all starts for OG, who knows.
2019-10-17 19:47
but valde is already out...
2019-10-17 21:17
#82
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Sweden meistr0 
Yeah, forgot about him being removed from the starting 5. But hes still benched & in the team ^^
2019-10-17 21:24
Bo3s, nice
2019-10-17 18:04
#14
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Dominican Republic yolinho 
+111 no random games at least
2019-10-17 18:05
#13
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Brazil DREW^GA 
Imperial BR fix pls
2019-10-17 18:05
#28
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Brazil DREW^GA 
ty
2019-10-17 18:06
#15
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
Pretty much in the bag for EG ngl
2019-10-17 18:05
#16
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Belgium RobinDG 
Ez for erdogan
2019-10-17 18:05
Not this Imperial mens))
2019-10-17 18:05
#18
gAuLeS | 
Canada Yohazin 
Wrong Imperial
2019-10-17 18:05
#20
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France Uexo 
Let's go Vitality ! #VforVictory
2019-10-17 18:06
Why not the old swiss format? I like it.
2019-10-17 18:06
#22
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Australia |bruh| 
You put the good imperial mens)))
2019-10-17 18:06
#24
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Let’s go EG
2019-10-17 18:06
#26
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China Ch1ngCh4ng 
group B LUL KEKW
2019-10-17 18:06
#31
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Kazakhstan k4harman 
ez4avg
2019-10-17 18:07
#34
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Brazil CaioOlive 
DOUBLE ELIMINATION PLAYOFFS POG
2019-10-17 18:11
all bo3s pog
2019-10-17 18:11
#38
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Switzerland LordVoldemort 
3 BR teams and none of them will reach playoffs wasted spots
2019-10-17 18:12
Noob BR team are the best
2019-10-17 22:46
#39
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
nice
2019-10-17 18:14
#40
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
all bo3
2019-10-17 18:16
#41
shox | 
India iejesus 
Letsgo g2
2019-10-17 18:18
#42
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Finland Tusku 
8-team double elim playoffs! there we go, starladder format continues to be the best
2019-10-17 18:18
#66
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1
2019-10-17 19:21
#43
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Only 9 playoffs matches?
2019-10-17 18:18
#44
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United States @FyreCS 
Ez
2019-10-17 18:18
#45
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Poland MaTHeOOO 
mousesports > North Vitality > Invictus Renegades < MIBR fnatic > Imperial NiP < FURIA EG > 5POWER NaVi > G2 AVANGAR > Heroic
2019-10-17 18:19
Imagine actually having balanced groups and a strong bracket
2019-10-17 18:20
#47
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United States @FyreCS 
Furia, NIP, EG, Fnatic win this! Maybe Mouz...
2019-10-17 18:21
#48
ropz | 
Turkmenistan Homo_Deus 
Why 3 Brazilians? - Furia + BIG
2019-10-17 18:21
#49
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Netherlands gelm1r 
rip group a
2019-10-17 18:23
ez win for the bestest team fnatic!
2019-10-17 18:26
#52
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Brazil NahT_ 
4 AM Pepega
2019-10-17 18:32
#53
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Hungary EZ4WINLANDIA 
that's actually a terrible format, sooo many matches you won't be able to see and also many pointless matches. And who the hell will be in the arena at a Turkish beach at 8 am?
2019-10-17 18:33
It is closed to the audience as far as i know
2019-10-18 00:07
#102
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
No one will ever be happy with what ever format. As a spectator it may suck but as a team this is as fair as it gets.
2019-10-18 06:52
#103
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Hungary EZ4WINLANDIA 
Except the bo3 final. Thats really unfair unless they're playing two bo3s if the team from the lb wins the first one.
2019-10-18 07:13
#54
Sakura | 
Japan Ron1E 
Stacked groups and double elimination (if i right) playoffs. Ahh shieeeeet
2019-10-17 18:34
#55
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United States Raptorial 
top 2 teams not present SadPogU
2019-10-17 18:43
NRG and fnatic will play
2019-10-17 18:50
#56
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Indonesia lukerey 
Invictus gaming about to get rekt because v4dim & flying cant cheat on LAN.
2019-10-17 18:48
#60
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China 0asis 
Expect them to play Vitality;D
2019-10-17 18:58
#61
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Turkey Fefalas 
If they are lucky they might have a chance to train with real AK-47:)
2019-10-17 18:59
#62
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Brazil Charizaldo 
we'll see dumau headshotting KRIMZ what a time to be alive
2019-10-17 19:00
#63
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Europe TENNA1 
ez 4 mouz
2019-10-17 19:04
eg will be dead last again because no na crowd xaxaxaxa ez 4 china vs fluke geniuses
2019-10-17 19:40
ANTALYA CROWD OMEGALUL
2019-10-17 19:51
Crowd with Natashas Kreygasm
2019-10-17 20:12
#76
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Brazil you_cego_fdp 
ez4mibr
2019-10-17 20:32
GODXIC LOADING...
2019-10-17 20:42
Consolidation final in 2019...
2019-10-17 20:48
LETS GO MIBR !!!!!! BACK TO TOP 1 OF THE WORLD <3 <3 <3
2019-10-17 21:04
I dont see Fnatic dropping this one tbh
2019-10-17 21:04
Easy for 3 teams AVANGAR FNATIC EG the winner will be one of them
2019-10-17 22:17
#88
woxic | 
Turkey Krytis 
Maybe mouzz?
2019-10-17 22:18
Don't think so bro. Mouz has a incredible rooster but the trophies acquisition, don't came yet
2019-10-17 22:53
#89
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Brazil EZ4ENCEDENS 
erdogan
2019-10-17 22:25
Navi are definitely winning this tournement))))
2019-10-17 22:33
yes
2019-10-18 00:03
#91
fnx | 
Brazil kalil420 
EZ4DUMAU!!! LETS GO DUMAU BRAZILIAN PRODIGY!! YEAHHHHHH LETS GO IMPERIAL! #DUMAUGOD
2019-10-17 22:36
#94
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United Kingdom bruhmusmummus 
navi vs g2 opener as always
2019-10-17 23:05
No Tyloo? What a sh1tty tournament!
2019-10-17 23:13
#96
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Brazil RhU4n 
furia will win
2019-10-17 23:28
based format, very cool
2019-10-18 01:29
#100
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Best format ever!
2019-10-18 02:53
#101
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Nepal ramann 
Fnatic vs EG in the final :D
2019-10-18 06:11
Finally there will be a fantasy ??
2019-10-18 08:34
My first comment on hltv
2019-10-18 13:44
Wtf why always navi vs g2 opener or in the same group, its literally always them
2019-10-18 17:00
#110
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Denmark Ch4nz9 
Group B Strongest
2019-10-18 23:26
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