Astralis Defeated Na`Vi to Become Champions of FACEIT Major London 2018
2018-09-24

Astralis Defeated Na`Vi to Become Champions of FACEIT Major London 2018

FACEIT Major: London 2018, that has been going on in London since September 5th, has concluded. In the grand finals Astralis defeated Natus Vincere in a confident way, proving that currently they are indeed the strongest team in the world.

In the final best-of-three series Astralis emerged victorious on both maps: they defeated Natus Vincere at Nuke (16:6) and Overpass (16:9), receiving $500,000 in prize money and their second major title – earlier they placed first at ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017. On their way to the grand finals Astralis won 8 series and lost only 2 maps.

FACEIT Major: London 2018 was held on September 5-23. The first two stages were held in a Swiss System Format, while the final stage featured a single-elimination bracket with 8 competitors and best-of-three matches. The prize pool was set at $1,000,000.

New Champions:

New Legends Results:

# Team Matches Rounds
1. compLexity Gaming 3-0 48-23
1. Team Liquid 3-0 51-32
3. Astralis 3-1 63-37
3. Natus Vincere 3-1 62-43
3. BIG 3-1 56-37
6. FaZe Clan 3-2 90-68
6. HellRaisers 3-2 113-94
6. MIBR 2-3 90-84
9. Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-3 90-100
9. Fnatic 2-3 75-102
12. G2 Esports 1-3 83-112
12. Vega Squadron 1-3 45-52
12. Cloud9 1-3 58-73
15. TyLoo 0-3 37-61
15. Winstrike Team 0-3 30-51
15. mousesports 0-3 26-48

New Challengers Results:

# Team Matches Rounds
1. Team Liquid 3-0 51-30
1. Ninjas in Pyjamas 3-0 60-43
3. Astralis 3-1 74-48
3. compLexityGaming 3-1 55-54
3. HellRaisers 3-1 69-70
6. BIG 3-2 92-69
6. VegaSquadron 3-2 99-89
9. North 2-3 92-96
9. Team Spirit 2-3 84-90
9. OpTicGaming 2-3 91-112
12. Gambit Esports 1-3 55-61
12. Rogue 1-3 56-67
12. Renegades 1-3 45-63
15. Space Soldiers 0-3 36-51
15. Virtus.pro 0-3 24-48

Event Results:

Place $ USD Seed for IEM Katowice Major 2019 Team
1st $500,000 Legends Stage Astralis
2nd $150,000 Legends Stage Natus Vincere
3rd-4th $70,000 Legends Stage MIBR, Team Liquid
5th-8th $35,000 Legends Stage compLexity Gaming, BIG, HellRaisers, FaZe Clan
9th-11th $8,750 Challengers Stage Ninjas in Pyjamas, Fnatic, G2 Esports
12th-14th $8,750 Challengers Stage Vega Squadron, Cloud9, TyLoo
15th-16th $8,750 - Winstrike Team, mousesports
17th-19th - - Team Spirit, OpTic Gaming, North
20th-22nd - - Renegades, Gambit Esports, Rogue
23rd-24th - - Space Soldiers, Virtus.pro