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FACEIT London quarter-final matches revealed as Major reaches New Champions Stage

Published: 17/Sep/2018 9:07 Updated: 17/Sep/2018 9:34

by Ross Deason

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The New Legends Stage at the FACEIT London Major has concluded and the top eight teams at the $1 million event have been decided.

The final day of action in the New Legends Stage featured best-of-three matches between teams with a 2-2 record and saw HellRaisers triumph over Fnatic, FaZe take down G2 and MIBR survive a marathon game against NiP.

Shortly after the conclusion of the MIBR vs NiP match, the draw for the quarter-final stage of the tournament was revealed:

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Matches will resume on September 20, beginning with BIG vs Natus Vincere followed by compLexity Gaming vs MIBR.

Those first two matches will decide the shape of the top half of the bracket – the losing team will be eliminated and the winners will advance to the semi-finals.

On the other side of the bracket, Team Liquid vs HellRaisers and Astralis vs FaZe Clan will be played on September 21. At first glance, the Astralis vs FaZe game should be the most exciting of match of the quarter-final stage.

The semi-final matches are scheduled for September 22, while September 23 is reserved for the Grand Final which will be a best-of-three like all of the other playoff games.

The matchups and schedule for the first round of matches in the FACEIT London Major’s New Champions Stage can be found below:

Team 1 vs Team 2 Time (BST) Time (EDT) Time (PDT) Time (AEST)
BIG vs Natus Vincere 15:15 (September 20) 10:15 (September 20) 07:15 (September 20) 00:15 (September 21)
compLexity vs MIBR 18:45 (September 20) 13:45 (September 20) 10:45 (September 20) 03:45 (September 21)
Team Liquid vs HellRaisers 16:15 (September 21) 11:15 (September 21) 08:15 (September 21) 01:15 (September 22)
Astralis vs FaZe Clan 19:45 (September 21) 14:45 (September 21) 11:45 (September 21) 04:45 (September 22)
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Team Liquid right to ditch Twistzz | Richard Lewis reacts at BLAST Global Finals

Published: 22/Jan/2021 10:54

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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2021 is showcasing incredible skill and talent within the Counter-Strike community for the BLAST Global Finals, and one team is swooping in with incredible moxie.

Richard Lewis​ reacts to Team Liquid’s crushing of NAVI on day 2 of BLAST Premier Global Finals, and says it’s all down to one man – Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo. The Brazilian sensation starred for Liquid as they knocked s1mple and co. down into the Lower Bracket.

Richard doubles down on his call to cut Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken from the starting lineup, and makes an early prediction for the team after they’ve found a new lease of life.

Coming right off of the bat with a 2-0 victory, Team Liquid is continuing to prove they’ve got much more to show than what we saw with their performance in 2020. Previously losing to NAVI at the Intel Extreme Masters Final, beating top-tier opposition was something that they struggled to grasp. Sinking low into the world rankings, getting deep runs was nigh on impossible for the team.

When discussing why this happened, Lewis notes that he’s previously indicated that Twistzz was dragging the team down, without a proper AWPer and in-game leader. He even suggested previously that FalleN would be a perfect match for the team, and seeing this pay off in real-time is great news.

Of course, the Team wasn’t pitch-perfect, with Jake ‘Stewie2k’ Yip still bottom in fragging, but a win of 2-0 is still an incredible landslide, showing fantastic tenacity against NAVI.


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