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All 24 FACEIT London 2018 Major CS:GO Teams Finalized

Published: 22/Jul/2018 22:42 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Vincent Genova


All 24 teams for the upcoming $1,000,000 CS:GO Major tournament in London have been finalized.

The qualification Minors from each region are now over, producing the eight teams that will join the top 16 finishers of the Boston major.


Rogue and compLexity have punched their ticket through the Americas qualifier, joining Hellraisers and Spirit from CIS.

OpTic Gaming and NiP made it through the European qualifying Minor and rounding out the teams will be Asia Minor champs Tyloo and Renegades.


The eight teams from the qualifying minors will join the bottom eight from the Boston major to form the New Challengers Stage.

The New Challengers Stage Teams

Boston Major Bottom 8


Team Liquid


Gambit Esports

Vega Squadron

Space Soldiers





Minor Qualifying Champions



OpTic Gaming




Team Spirit


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The 16 teams from the New Challengers Stage will fight for eight places in the New Legends Stage, joining the top 8 teams from the Boston major.

The New Legends Stage Teams

Boston Major Top 8


FaZe Clan

Natus Vincere



Winstrike Team

G2 Esports


The New Challengers Stage will take place on September 5 through 9, followed by the New Legends Stage on September 12 to 16.

Finally, the top eight teams to advance out of the New Legends Stage will form the New Champions Stage.

The New Champions Stage will be played on September 20 to 23 and will determine the $500,000 1st prize.

All matches for the FACEIT 2018 London Major will be played in the SSE Arena in Wembley.


Nadeshot frustrated as ESL shut down his restream of CSGO finals

Published: 19/Oct/2020 0:49 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 11:59

by Theo Salaun


Ahead of 100 Thieves’ announced departure from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Mathew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag came under a bit of fire for disinterest in his org’s finals match at IEM New York and, subsequently, admonished by ESL for streaming the event.

Nadeshot came home to Los Angeles after 12 hours of travel and was excited to stream some of the Black Ops Cold War open beta for the first time, but, as the stream started, he also mentioned that he wouldn’t be responding to chat as much as usual because 100T was facing Furia in the IEM New York Grand Finals.


Unfortunately, some found it disappointing that the organization’s founder would multitask and play another game during his team’s final CS:GO match ever, with former pro Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill even calling him out.

With people like SPUNJ discrediting Nade’s loyalty to his team and Black Ops Cold War coincidentally crashing, the 100T CEO attempted to switch over to the big match. But, in another string of disappointments, that idea wasn’t meant to be either.


After trying to watch the Grand Finals with about 13,000 viewers, Nade received word that this re-stream was against ESL guidelines and that he was not allowed to do so.

Frustratedly, he returned to his initial Black Ops Cold War plans and expressed some understanding, as well as disappointment with the tournament organizers’ decision.

“At the end of the day, I get it from a business perspective on ESL’s standpoint,” Nadeshot said. “I mean, they pay for broadcast rights and they’re putting on this tournament and all these things.


But, from my perspective, I have all of their sponsors and broadcast assets on my stream … I’m essentially just on a soapbox right now, blasting the stream but with just 12-13,000 more viewers.”

As he explained on stream, by putting the stream on full screen without any of his brandings, he felt that he was just giving the official broadcast more exposure. But, ultimately, he understands why the decision was made.

In a later clip, following his return to streaming BOCW, the 100T head honcho added further clarification.


While affirming that he fully understands why he wasn’t allowed to re-stream the event and that he respects ESL’s business decisions, he felt that this situation was unique and could have been handled differently: “Well, I got your logos up here, I’ve got none of my sponsors up here. Can’t we just make an exception?”

First criticized for not giving his team’s play enough attention and then reprimanded for giving it too much attention, this wasn’t one of Nadeshot’s more fortunate streams. Still, he understands why ESL came down on him and, perhaps more importantly, he did eventually get to play BOCW without his PC crashing.