After the harsh qualifier stage, CS:GO Berlin Major 2019 has officially entered the main event. Vitality, AVANGAR, and DreamEaters rounded out the list of attendants. With that, 16 teams will fight for 8 slots to play-offs in this New Legend Stage.

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16 teams will join in the battle for the Legend Status

StarLadder has announced the match-ups for the upcoming New Legends Stage. The format is the same as the New Challengers Stage with 16 teams to play in Swiss System Format. The initial match-ups are seeded using HLTV’s World Ranking.

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Round Robin Format will be used to determine those who advance

Teams with 2-0 scoreline will battle it out in a Bo3 to claim the high seed ticket to the Play-offs. Teams with 2 losses will take the decisive Elimination matches for the last chance.

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Those who win 3 matches will proceed to the play-offs. Teams with 3 losses will be eliminated.

The deciding Elimination and Advancement matches are Bo3. All the other matches are Bo1. 8 teams with 3 wins will proceed to the New Champions Stage – the play-offs. Any team with 3 losses have to stop their run in the Major.

Interesting match-ups

Astralis vs. DreamEaters

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Going up against the defending champion is no easy task at all

According to the HLTV World Ranking, the defending Major Champions Astralis will play the first game against DreamEaters. Will the Danish giants prove themselves well in the opening matches or the CIS dark horse pass the first acid test? Only time will tell.

Team Liquid vs. CR4ZY

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Will Team Liquid keep up their stellar performance earlier this year to win the Major?

Team Liquid has finished their boot camp and looks raging to go. Their Dota 2 division has just finished #2 in The International 2019 with a miraculous lower bracket run. Will Team Liquid CS:GO impress the world and bring home the second Major for North America? They will face CR4ZY in the opening match. The rookie squad in this Major has made their debut in the major with an impressive 3-1 record.

Fated match: FaZe Clan vs. Mousesports

Finn "karrigan" Andersen will have a chance to take revenge on his former teammates in the opening match. With an up and coming roster, karrigan has led the squad to multiple victories over the top contenders like MIBR, G2, or fnatic. Moreover, ever since moving to mousesports, karrigan has beaten his former teammates 2 times in a row, winning 4 straight maps. Let’s see if the Danish IGL can extend their winning streak against the likes of Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and Håvard “rain” Nygaard.

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Can mousesports replicate the dominant showing they displayed in the New Challengers Stage?

The New Challenger Stage will kick off tomorrow. Tune in for more of the highest level competition of CS:GO.