StarSeries i-League CS:GO Season 7: Detailed info on the qualifiers
An update of the format of StarSeries i-League CS:GO has affected not only the prize pool, venue and a format of the final clash, but also the qualifiers. In the 7th season, 3 teams will go through the qualifiers in North America, Europe and China, while another one has already received an invite as a worthy representative of South America.
StarSeries i-League CS:GO Season 7 qualifiers in Europe will be held in two stages. In the first stage, the 16 invited teams will be divided into 4 GSL groups, with 4 teams in each. According to the outcome of the group stage, 8 teams - 2 winners of each group, will advance to the next stage.
The second stage of the qualifiers will be the Playoffs. In the first round, the winners of the group stage will be seeded into pairs to play the elimination matches. The four defeated teams will leave qualifiers, and the four victorious teams will go on to the classic Olympic bracket of the Playoffs, where they will be joined by another 4 invited teams.
In North America, the qualifiers will be held in a similar format. The NA-qualifiers group stage will be attended by 8 teams that will be seeded into 2 GSL groups. Four winners of the group stage and four invited teams more will be seeded into the Single-Elimination bracket of the Playoffs, where they will fight for a slot in the LAN.
The group stage of the Chinese qualifiers will be held in the same GSL format with 16 invited teams. But for the next stage winners will be seeded into Double-Elimination playoffs bracket. The winner of qualifiers will receive a ticket to the seventh season of StarSeries i-League LAN-finals.
All qualifying matches in North America, Europe, and China will be played in Best-of-3 format.
Schedule of the regional qualifiers:
- • December 6 - December 20 - Europe Qualifiers
- • December 7 - December 18 - North America Qualifiers
- • December 13 - December 23 - Asia Qualifier
One participant of the StarSeries i-League already known, is Team Wild, winners of the Gamecon Brasilia 2018.