The New Legends stage of the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 begins today, with North currently sitting on top of the leaderboard alongside mousesports. The second major CS:GO event of the year, 24 teams have been fighting it out for the title of champion, and their cut of the $1,000,000 USD prize pool up for grabs.

Eight teams have been eliminated after the conclusion of The New Challengers Stage at the StarLadder Berlin, meaning there are 16 teams left in the competition. Eight teams will progress from The New Legends stage of the event straight into the playoffs, the other eight being sent home.

The New Legends Stage will be of a similar format to the New Challengers Stage. Initial games will be Bo1, Elimination and Advancement matches will be Bo3. At the end of the first stage, the top 8 teams will proceed to the New Legends Stage, the bottom 8 teams, also being sent home.

Going into The New Legends Stage of the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, North currently sit atop the leaderboard at 3 – 0, as do mousesports. G2 Esports, NRG Esports and CR4ZY are all at 3 – 1, with Team Vitality, AVANGAR and DreamEaters all at 3 – 2, making up the top eight teams who will progress to The New Legends Stages.

forZe, Grayhound Gaming, Syman Gaming, FURIA Esports, HellRaisers, Complexity Gaming, TYLOO and INTZ eSports all fell short and have been eliminated from the StarLadder Berlin competition.

Coming into The New Legends Stage, eight more teams have been seeded into the competition.  Astralis, ENCE, Natus Vincere, MIBR, FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, Renegades and Ninjas in Pyjamas will all suit up in preparation to take on the competition and fight for the StarLadder Berlin title, and the top prize of $500,000.

Astralis and Ence should be favourites coming into this competition after finishing 1st and 2nd respectively at the Intel Extreme Masters XIII in Katowice back in March. Astralis claimed the top prize of $500,000 with ENCE claiming the runners up prize of $150,000.

Who will win the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019? Only time will tell. CS:GO fans should keep their eyes peeled on Esportsnow for updates on this event. Can’t wait for that? Read up on the latest news from the Dota 2 Destiny Cup Season 2 and see who is the favourites to bring home the gold.