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All teams participating in StarSeries & i-League Season 8 confirmed

Aditya Singh Rawat

12th, Oct, 2019

Cover Image Courtesy: StarLadder CS:GO | Thumbnail Image Courtesy: StarLadder CS:GO

StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 8 has confirmed all the teams participating in the tournament with Na’Vi and North rounding-up the last of the direct invites, while Imperial e-Sports qualify through Campeonato Brasileiro de Counter-Strike Season 1, a local Brazilian tournament which acted as the South American regional qualifier.



The $500,000 mega event taking place from 21st - 27th October in Belek, Turkey will witness a total of sixteen participants, twelve of whom have been directly invited for the event while the remaining four made it through their respective regional qualifiers.

Teams
Status
Current Ranking (HLTV)
Most Played Map (Last 3 Months)
AVANGAR
Direct Invite
5
Inferno - 26
Evil Geniuses
Direct Invite
3
Nuke - 13
Fnatic
Direct Invite
4
Dust 2 - 7
FURIA Esports
Direct Invite
12
Train - 14
G2 Esports
Direct Invite
11
Dust 2 - 15
MIBR
Direct Invite
14
Mirage - 12
Mousesports
Direct Invite
7
Dust 2 - 16
Natus Vincere
Direct Invite
9
Nuke - 6
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Direct Invite
13
Dust 2 - 9
North
Direct Invite
16
Inferno - 8
Renegades
Direct Invite
10
Mirage - 6
Team Vitality
Direct Invite
6
Dust 2 - 14
Heroic
EU Qualifier
28
Mirage - 10
5Power Gaming
Asian Qualifier
87
Dust 2 - 15
Invictus Gaming
Asian Qualifier
55
Train - 17
Imperial e-Sports
CBCS Season 1 
63
Nuke - 2


The event will be following the usual two-stage format, Group Stage followed by the Playoffs.

For the group stage, the sixteen teams will be split into two groups of eight teams each with both the groups following a double-elimination GSL format and all the matches being a three-game series.

Image Credit: Liquipedia


Top four teams from each group will qualify for the playoffs which will also be following a double-elimination format, the top two teams from each group will move on to the upper bracket while the other two will be placed in the lower bracket.

Image Credit: Liquipedia



This season of the StarSeries & i-League is going to be really competitive as twelve of the top sixteen teams in the world will be competing in the tournament.

In the absence of both Astralis and Liquid, let’s see if Fnatic are able to double up with another victory following their success at DreamHack Masters Malmo 2019 or will EG bounce back and claim another victory following their victory at ESL One: New York 2019.



Written By

Aditya Singh Rawat 

Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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