FACEIT Major: Results of the Opening Stage
2018-09-10

FACEIT Major: Results of the Opening Stage

The opening stage of FACEIT Major: London 2018 has concluded with eight teams being eliminated and the other eight competitors advancing to the next stage of the major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament.

The New Challengers Stage was held on September 5th – 9th with 16 teams competing in a Swiss System Format. Rounds 1 to 4 were best-of-one, while Round 5 was played as a best-of-three series. Top eight teams made it to the next stage.

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

The competition will resume on September 12th with the New Legends Stage, which will follow the same format. Top eight teams from the opening stage will compete with top eight teams of the previous major to determine eight participants of the final stage of FACEIT Major. The organizers have already revealed the pairs for the opening matches.

Opening Matches of The New Legends (UK Time):

September 12th
  • 10:00 AM – G2 Esports vs HellRaisers
  • 11:30 AM– Winstrike Team vs Team Liquid
  • 1:00 PM – FaZe Clan vs BIG
  • 2:30 PM – Fnatic vs compLexity
  • 4:00 PM – MIBR vs TyLoo
  • 5:30 PM – mousesports vs Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • 7:00 PM – Natus Vincere vs Astralis
  • 8:30 PM – Cloud9 vs Vega Squadron

The final stage will be held on September 20th – 23rd at SSE Arena, Wembley. Eight teams will compete in a single-elimination bracket with best-of-three series. The winner of the event will get $500,000 in prize money.