The Kiev Major Group Stage will be played in a Swiss Stage. You can find the full details on the Official Website: https://t.co/c0dl877Dc8
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) April 14, 2017
The Swiss format will be used at the Group stage of the Kiev major. Many tournaments in CSGO / Dota2 are utilising the Swiss format. It provides a good opportunity for teams to potentially not be knocked out by a surprise defeat.
More details about the tournament can be found out on thekievmajor.com