In the legendary phase of the tournament, which kicks off on Saturday, 16 teams will compete for the playoffs. will show the tournament live at Arena and Twitch.
CS: The first round of the biggest tournament of the year in the GO video game, the Antwerp Majors, ended on Thursday with a surprising Kosovo party.
In the first, so-called challenging phase of the tournament, 16 teams battled from eight places to the next, the legendary stage. On Thursday, the last three matches of the challenger stage were played, in each of which the winner was offered a place to continue.
The Kosovo news team Bad News Eagles, which advanced through qualifiers open to the Majors and European Continental Qualifiers, shocked the Brazilian mibr team in Thursday’s playoffs and took their place in the legendary stage of the tournament with a 2-1 win.
Bad News Eagles, or BNE, is the first Kosovar team to enter the game’s major tournament. The team was still ranked 43rd in the game’s world rankings a month ago, but has risen in the rankings after knocking out better-ranked teams in both the continent qualifiers and the majors.
The mibr against Thursday placed second in the American Continental qualifiers, so the team’s drop from the tournament is a nasty surprise for South American fans. However, the Brazilian color will still be seen in the tournament after Imperial clears his way to the legendary stage on the final day of the challenger phase and FURIA will also start his match on Saturday.
From the qualifiers to the legend stage:
Ninjas in Pajamas
The following progressed from the challenger phase:
G2 (Aleksi “Aleksib” Estonian)
ENCE (coach Eetu “sAw” Saha)
Bad News Eagles
In the legendary stage, Finns have tough matches right away
In Antwerp, Finnish colors are seen in the ranks of G2 and ENCE. Both teams progressed convincingly from the challenger stage.
The only Finnish player in the majors will die as G2’s in-game manager Aleksi “Alexib” Estonian. There are no Finnish players on the ENCE team at the moment, but a Finnish coach commands the international bunch at the end of the bench. Eetu “sAw” Saw.
The teams were already playing against each other for a rematch on Tuesday night and ENCE bowed to G2 in a three-card battle with numbers 2-1. However, ENCE got a second chance to grab a place finish on Wednesday and knocked the BNE down 2-0.
The Finns will face high-level matches in the opening round of the legend stage, which will start on Saturday. The third ENCE in HLTV’s world rankings will face FaZen, the number one team on the world list, at 3.30 pm, followed by Stockholm’s major finals when NAVI faces the G2.
Each team will play two matches on Saturday, which will also determine the match schedule for the following days. In the legendary stage competing on the Swiss chart, the winners of the opening matches will play in the second round against the other winning teams, while the losers are promised a match against the other losing team. You can advance to the playoffs with three match wins, and with three losses, the tournament end.