NiP and OpTic Qualified for FACEIT Major: London 2018
2018-07-23

NiP and OpTic Qualified for FACEIT Major: London 2018

Europe Minor Championship - London 2018 has concluded, finalizing the line-up for FACEIT Major: London 2018. Ninjas in Pyjamas won the event by defeating OpTic Gaming in the grand final with the 2-0 score. Both teams qualified for the major.

The event was held on July 19-22 at Twickenham Stadium in London, and featured eight teams that made it through the closed qualifiers. First, they competed in a GSL group stage, and then top two teams advanced to the double-elimination playoffs. As the winners of the event, NiP received $30,000 in prize money, while the runner-up OpTic Gaming got half of the sum - $15,000.

Group A Group B
1. OpTic Gaming 2-0 32-18 1. Sprout 2-0 35-25
2. ENCE eSports 2-1 61-54 2. Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1 64-59
3. 3DMAX 1-2 74-81 3. Red Reserve 1-2 75-77
4. LeftOut 0-2 47-61 4. Team Kinguin 0-2 38-51

Playoffs Bracket:

Tournament Results:

Place $ USD Seed Team
1st $30,000 FACEIT Major: New Challenger Ninjas in Pyjamas
2nd $15,000 FACEIT Major: New Challenger OpTic Gaming
3rd $5,000 - ENCE eSports
4th - - Sprout
5th-6th - - 3DMAX, Red Reserve
7th-8th - - LeftOut, Team Kinguin

FACEIT Major: London 2019 will take place on September 5-23 at SSE Arena, Wembley in London. 24 teams will compete for a $1,000,000 prize pool.

FACEIT Major Participants:

The Current Legends
  • Cloud9
  • FaZe Clan
  • Natus Vincere
  • MiBR
  • mousesports
  • Winstrike Team
  • G2 Esports
  • Fnatic
The New Challengers
  • Gambit Esports
  • Vega Squadron
  • Space Soldiers
  • BIG
  • Astralis
  • Team Liquid
  • North
  • Virtus.pro
The Minors' Champions
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (EU)
  • OpTic (EU)
  • compLexity Gaming (America)
  • Rogue (America)
  • HellRaisers (CIS)
  • Team Spirit (CIS)
  • Renegades (Asia)
  • TyLoo (Asia)