Kiev Major Group Stage seeding and schedule IS OUT!

Kiev Major Group Stage seeding has been released. All 16 teams will compete in the first round starting on Monday, April 24th at 08:00 CEST.

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The first round seeding has been broken up into two sections with eight teams competing in each. The first round will begin at 08:00 CEST followed by the second group of eight teams starting at 11:30 CEST. Based on the results of Round 1, the second round seeding will be determined and continue at 15:20 CEST.

Round 3 and Round 4 will take place on Tuesday, April 25th starting at 8:00 CEST.

Kiev Major format has been revealed as a modified verson of the Swiss Format.  Usually, Swiss format is used with a single pool of teams and is based on scores – so teams will face others of the same performance and result level and will not play every team. The attempt is to put  more emphasis on the group stage and more accurate seeding for the main event.


Kiev Major Group Stage seeding and schedule:

April 24, 2017

09:00 EEST/08:00 CEST

Secret vs VGJ
iG vs mouz
Random vs iG.V
OG vs SG

12:30 EEST/11:30 CEST

Liquid vs Thunderbirds
Faceless vs VP
DC vs Newbee
EG vs Tnc

16:00 – 16:20 EEST/15:00 CEST

  • Round 2 Seeding


16:20 EEST/15:20 CEST

  • 4 Round 2 High Matches


19:50 EEST/18:50 CEST

  • 4 Round 2 Low Matches


23:20 – 23:40 EEST/22:20 CEST

  • Round 3 Seeding


April 25, 2017

09:00 EEST/08:00 CEST

  • 2 Round 3 High Matches
  • 2 Round 3 Mid Matches


12:30 EEST/11:30 CEST

  • 2 Round 3 Mid Matches
  • 2 Round 3 Low Matches


16:00 – 16:20 EEST/15:00 CEST

  • Round 4 Seeding


16:20 EEST/15:20 CEST

  • 3 Round 4 High Matches


19:50 EEST/18:50 CEST

  • 3 Round 4 Low Matches


Kiev Major format

Group stage:

  • April 24-25
  • One group of 16 teams
  • Four Rounds of matches will be played
  • All matches are best-of-three
  • Matchups are based on same win/loss record
  • Teams will not play same team twice


Main event:

  • April 27-30
  • Single elimination bracket
  • All matches best-of-three
  • Grand Finals best-of-five


Kiev Major


The Kiev Major is scheduled to take place between April 27-30th at the National Palace of Arts, in Kiev, Ukraine with 16 teams competing for the $3,000,000 prize pool. National Palace of Arts is one of the main theater venues in Kiev, Ukraine. It was opened in 1970 with a seating capacity of almost 4,000 in the main concert hall – approximately the same size as the Wang Theater where the Boston Major was held this last fall.

In the past, StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 hosted CS:GO at the event successfully.

The event will be hosted by PGL and will be the last Major pre-TI7.


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