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Richard Lewis’ Bot Major final placements & recap

Published: 15/Nov/2020 23:21 Updated: 16/Nov/2020 0:09

by Marco Rizzo

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After a week of quality bot-on-bot action, The Bot Major has concluded, with Gambit beating Heroic 2-0 in the grand final of the most unique CSGO tournament of the year.

Organized by Richard Lewis and Sam Davies, The Bot Major seeks to simulate what a 2020 Major could have looked like. The only difference is that every team participating is composed of aimbots, each dialed-in to resemble their real-life counterparts.

The tournament included all 24 teams that should have qualified for the Major after the last RMR event on the 25th of October. Started by Lewis during the London FaceIT major in 2018, the No Majors Club has since become a fun staple of the CSGO scene.

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“The No Majors Club started as something fun we could do to offer the community a different type of way to watch the Counter-Strike major tournaments,” the CSGO personality explained.

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Bot Major recap

The event provided days of meta-breaking Counter-Strike, with revolutionary tactics such as “grouping up and rushing Mid on Dust 2” or “getting stuck in the Inferno B fountain instead of planting the bomb.”

According to CSGO tradition, the tournament started with 2 Swiss-System group stages before the single-elimination, knock-out rounds. Matches were best-of-one until the BO3 semi-finals, with a few of the matches in the group stages being simulated off-air.

The mysterious coding behind the bots in CSGO made for some hilarious moments as the artificial players constantly aimed their guns way too low and often straight-up ignored each other.

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Heroic and Gambit surprised everyone by being the two teams to eventually reach the final, instead of favorites such as Astralis, NaVi, or G2 Esports.

BOT S1mple was once again denied a Major final as NaVi failed to overcome Heroic after a nail-biting game on Train, with BOT niko performing at a simply incredible level.

The Grand Final would be one-way traffic though, as Gambit recreated another major miracle, brushing Heroic aside on both Overpass and Inferno to take the crown.

Finally, BOT Hobbit would be the lucky piece of code to claim the MVP award after some incredible performances in the finals. You can read the full results of the BOT Major below:

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Champions Stage results

Quarter-Final

Match & Results
FURIA 1-0 Team Spirit
NiP 0-1 Gambit
Heroic 1-0 Evil Geniuses
BIG 0-1 NaVi

Semi-Final

Match & Results
Spirit 1-2 Gambit
Heroic 2-1 NaVi

Final

Match & Results
Heroic 0-2 Gambit

Disclosure: Richard Lewis currently works as Editor-At-Large at Dexerto