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May 24, 2018

Faceit London Major

Major aspirations

It is time for the Major once again, and for the first time in the history of CS:GO it has fallen to Faceit to host it. Shortly after DreamHack Stockholm we will thus venture to London, UK, to play the Challengers Stage.

Following the 0-3 exit at the ELEAGUE Boston Major, we have been placed amongst the 16 teams, that will be trying to qualify for the New Legends Stage, from where 8 teams will qualify for the playoffs. Confused? Don't sweat it, here is a breakdown of North's road to the Grand Final 😎

Stage 1: Minors Stage

There are 4 minors, which each qualify 2 teams to Stage 2. The 4 minors are: Americas, Europe, CIS and Asia. Because North was part of Stage 3 in the last Major, we have been invited directly to Stage 2.

In Stage 1, teams such as NRG, compLexity, OpTic Gaming and NiP will step in

Stage 2: Challengers Stage

This is where North begins the journey. The Challengers Stage consists of 16 teams, 8 of which are the teams from the last Major, that didn't qualify for the playoffs. The last 8 teams are the 4 x top 2 teams from the Minors. The team list looks like this:

  • North
  • BIG
  • Vega Squadron
  • Astralis
  • Space Soldiers
  • Team Liquid
  • Gambit Esports
  • Virtus.Pro
  • EU #1
  • EU #2
  • NA #1
  • NA #2
  • Asia #1
  • Asia #2
  • CIS #1
  • CIS #2

Stage 3: Legends Stage

The third stage consists of 16 teams once again. The 8 teams that made the playoffs last Major and the 8 teams that qualify from the Challengers Stage. The 8 best teams form the Legends Stage qualify for the Champions Stage and gets to play on the big stage.

The current team list is:

  • Cloud 9 (reigning champions)
  • FaZe
  • NaVi
  • mibr (fomer SK Gaming)
  • Fnatic
  • Mousesports
  • Winstrike (former QB Fire)
  • G2 Esports

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