The Legends stage of the FaceIt London CS:GO Major marches on, and the fourth round will send more teams home.
Round three took place on September 14, featuring both the first qualifying games for the playoffs and the first elimination games of the Legends stage.
More was on the line in the latter than previous majors, as for the first time teams that finished 0-3 in the Legends stage will not automatically qualify for the Challengers stage at the next major, instead having to qualify through the Minor system.
Defending Major champions Cloud9 hung on by the skin of their teeth in an elimination game against Winstrike, while Mousesports’ Major came to a disappointing end as FaZe Clan handled them easily to send them home.
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On the flipside, compLexity became the first team to lock in a place in the playoffs with a win over BIG, making a compelling case for the surprise team of the tournament. Astralis faced Team Liquid in an intense game in which TL claimed what appeared an insurmountable lead in the first half, only for Astralis to come back for overtime. In the end, the NA side managed to close it out to reach the playoffs.
Following the conclusion of round three, matches were drawn for round four, the final round of best-of-one matches of the event. Three more teams will qualify for the playoffs and three more will be eliminated on September 15, after which the remaining teams will be drawn once more for a best-of-three battle on September 16 to determine the final playoff teams.
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