K1 League begins tomorrow

K1 League has announced specific match schedule for Group A which will run from May 26 until June 3. A very unorthodox match format was announced as well.

As previously announced, Group A features the heavy favorites Natus Vincere as well as three Chinese teams MI5, ETeng and hiQi. Group A will be played over the next two weekends in Shanghai.

While the actual tournament format is regular including two groups of four where each team plays one another twice and the final four advance to a best-of-three single elimination bracket, the match format is fairly different.

Na`Vi practicing CSOL in Shanghai 

In each match, teams play the first half until either team reaches nine rounds. In the second half, the team that won the first half needs to win one more round than the other team did in the first half to guarantee a win, or the other team needs nine.

If there is a tie, regular max rounds three overtime is played to determine the winner, there are no ties even in the group stage. Teams get one point for a win and zero for a loss in the group stage.


Saturday, May 26

10:00 Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. China MI5
11:00 China ETeng vs. China hiQi
12:00 Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. China hiQi

Sunday, May 27

10:00 China MI5 vs. China ETeng
11:00 Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. China ETeng
12:00 China hiQi vs. China MI5

Saturday, June 2

10:00 Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. China MI5
11:00 China ETeng vs. China hiQi
12:00 Ukraine Natus Vincere
vs. China hiQi

Sunday, June 3

10:00 China MI5 vs. China ETeng
11:00 Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. China ETeng
12:00 China hiQi vs. China MI5

According to our sources, all teams arrived in Shanghai earlier this week and have been practicing Counter-Strike: Online since then. CSOL is a game built on CS:CZ for Asia that is very similar with the addition of a couple of new guns and the fact it works with a micropayment format.

All matches will be played with a roundtime of two minutes, freezetime of ten seconds and a map randomly drawn from the map pool that features de_dust2, de_inferno, de_nuke, de_train and de_tuscan.

Teams in Group A:

Ukraine Natus Vincere ceh9, Edward, markeloff, starix, Zeus
China ETeng forget, HZ, PiPi, Rita, songxiao9
China MI5 lovezhu, qhz, qz, Richie, Vincent
China hiQi higirl, KOKO, sola, speee, tkt

All matches will be broadcasted via stream and we will do our best to have the links added under hot matches here on HLTV.org. Matches kick off tomorrow at 10:00 with Natus Vincere taking on MI5.

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Some easy money for NaVi
2012-05-25 15:16
8 replies
not CS1.6 but CS:Online)
2012-05-25 15:28
7 replies
Samesame different name.
2012-05-25 15:37
6 replies
totally different, CS:O sucks -___-
2012-05-25 22:08
5 replies
2012-05-26 00:24
+1 super sucks
2012-05-26 08:38
Yes !As a chinese,I didn't like this game which made by Nexon.
2012-05-27 03:41
agree :) cs:go zalypa i huinya @@@@@@@@
2012-05-27 14:42
1 reply
eha.Today Na'Vi was lost the game.So...NaVi lost the game.....but it is real NaVi?You know ...
2012-06-03 15:18
Ukraine twil
gogogo Na`Vi
2012-05-25 15:16
Brazil spunkky[sA]
#1 is completely right hahaha
2012-05-25 15:18
gg navi gl to tyloo and TFE
2012-05-25 15:20
5 replies
TyLoo? TFE? they don't participate
2012-05-25 15:31
4 replies
They are in Group B which will run after Group A.
2012-05-25 15:40
3 replies
mm..my fault
2012-05-25 15:41
1 reply
haha XD
2012-05-25 15:45
hehe~~your ID is so humorous~~In china,the police will fine you ~~ehaha
2012-06-03 15:21
easy Na`Vi.
2012-05-25 15:20
1 reply
Do you know CSOL is not CS1.6? Ii is a net game,not a e sport game.If navi don't adapt to the game,they will lost this game .
2012-05-27 03:38
Japan mameloff
CSO is shit gg navi!!
2012-05-25 15:21
1 reply
Bazooka jajajajajaja :D it will make their days)
2012-05-26 10:08
It is not CS :( weapons for money... omg
2012-05-25 15:22
where is tyloo
2012-05-25 15:24
1 reply
they in the group B
2012-05-25 17:14
NaVi got zero points in CSOL training match at last day with MI5. :DDDD
2012-05-25 15:24
1 reply
must be kidding
2012-05-26 05:40
easy money 4 NaVi
2012-05-25 15:27
What a shit tournament !:D
2012-05-25 15:33
final: Tyloo versus navi :D
2012-05-25 15:34
2 replies
2012-05-25 15:37
1 reply
Tyloo is in group B, this is group A :)
2012-05-25 16:53
crazy tournament format
2012-05-25 15:36
Pretty much weird round rules. What was the problem with 15? If a team loses the pistol round as CS and then does two ecos and then again loses gun round they are pretty much fucked. :S
2012-05-25 15:39
Navi is getting more and more patethic.
2012-05-25 15:39
lol only 4 teams?;/
2012-05-25 15:42
1 reply
Group B stage will begin on June 9,and then information from Group B will be released.
2012-05-25 15:46
easy 4 Na`Vi :)
2012-05-25 15:44
na`vi sad xD
2012-05-25 16:23
easy for Navi ;)
2012-05-25 16:33
CSOL sucks
2012-05-25 16:41
navi full line up?? i mean is markeloff back?
2012-05-25 16:42
1 reply
i think yes :D
2012-05-25 16:54
lol wtf is wrong with this game
2012-05-25 17:29
easy for navi
2012-05-25 17:32
Can you watch this via HLTV ips?
2012-05-25 18:36
1 reply
All matches will be broadcasted via stream[...] I don't think so.
2012-05-25 21:15
gl HaveFunn -GO NAVII
2012-05-25 19:20
so this will end in july?
2012-05-25 20:11
1 reply
July 1st.
2012-05-25 21:21
gl Na`Vi! :D
2012-05-25 20:20
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Uzbekistan SHemaNtw
tyloo *steelseries ? Gde
2012-05-25 20:23
Macedonia EXTOL[t]
2012-05-25 20:39
A tournament for CS Online, well it is an Asian only game right?
2012-05-26 02:16
2012-05-26 05:35
this is gonna be fun to watch go NaVi
2012-05-26 06:19
Yea, CS:O.. I don't want to win Na'vi because is not the right game for them, if i was in their place, i never participate for CS:Online :)))) eh if they will lose it has an excuse, crapy game :))
2012-05-26 07:49
lol what is this game on stream
2012-05-26 10:41
Does anyone know WHERE in shanghai this is held? If any chinese or non-chinese could help me out and find the adress somehow i would appreciate it so much :(. Really dont wanna miss this opputunity. PS. is this the website: k1.tiancity.com/index.html ? (can only read pingyin :/)
2012-05-26 13:10
csol is as aol=sucks ^^
2012-05-26 13:49
female character :D
2012-05-26 14:45
Nice ceh9
2012-05-27 11:36
navi out. eteng and mi5 advanced from group A
2012-06-03 11:31
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