FACEIT Major: London 2018

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[e][h]FACEIT Major: London 2018
League Information
Series:
FACEIT Major FACEIT Major
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
United Kingdom London
Venue:
Twickenham Stadium
(The New Challengers Stage)
(The New Legends Stage)

SSE Arena, Wembley
(The New Champions Stage)
Teams:
24
Prize pool:
$1,000,000 USD
Start Date:
2018-09-05
End Date:
2018-09-23
Liquipedia Tier:
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Chronology

FACEIT Major: London 2018 is the 13th Valve-sponsored Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship and the second Major of 2018. The prize pool is once again $1,000,000 and the 24-team format introduced at the previous Major will be used again. This is the first Major to be held by FACEIT.

About[edit]

Broadcast talent[edit]

  • Desk Host:
    • TBA
  • Stage Host:
    • TBA
  • Interviewer:
    • TBA
  • Analyst:
    • TBA
  • Commentator:
    • TBA
  • Observer:
    • TBA

Format[edit]

A graphical explanation of the Swiss System format
  • The New Challengers Stage: September 5th - 9th, 2018
    • 16 Team Swiss System Format
    • Round 1 to 4 matches are Bo1
    • Round 5 matches are Bo3
    • The Buchholz system is used to seed matches from Rounds 3 to 5.
    • Top 8 Teams proceed to The New Legends Stage
    • Bottom 8 Teams are eliminated

  • The New Legends Stage: September 12th - 16th, 2018
    • 16 Team Swiss System Format
    • Round 1 to 4 matches are Bo1
    • Round 5 matches are Bo3
    • The Buchholz system is used to seed matches from Rounds 3 to 5.
    • Top 8 Teams proceed to The New Champions Stage
    • Bottom 8 Teams are eliminated

  • The New Champions Stage: September 20th - 23rd, 2018
    • Single-Elimination Bracket
    • The Buchholz system is used to seed the Quarterfinals' matches.
    • All matches (including the Grand Final) are Bo3.

Prize Pool[edit]

$1,000,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

Note: No prize money is awarded to teams eliminated in the New Challengers Stage.

Participants[edit]

The Current Legends[edit]

For notes on the "Current Legends" Click here.

1 March 9th - G2 Esports announce the addition of Spain mixwell, who will be replacing France shox on trial starting after his run in WESG 2017. France SmithZz also steps down as coach, after expressing his desire to return to playing, resulting in manager France NiaK taking over. Both France SmithZz and France shox move to the bench. [1]
2 March 22nd - Brazil TACO steps down from SK Gaming. [2]
3 March 30th - USA Skadoodle announced his inactivity and stepped down from Cloud9. [3] He later announced on April 11th that he was returning to the active roster. [4]
4 March 30th - USA Stewie2K leaves Cloud9 and joins SK Gaming. [5]
5 April 2nd - Cloud9 sign Canada FNS. [6]
6 May 25th - Fnatic sign Sweden Xizt to replace Sweden Lekr0. [7]
7 May 26th - Cloud9 bench Canada FNS. [8]
8 May 28th - G2 Esports bench Spain mixwell. [9]
9 June 4th - France shox and France SmithZz return to the active roster, while France NBK- and France apEX are benched. [10]
10 June 17th - Fnatic replace Sweden Golden with Sweden draken. [11]
11 June 20th - Winstrike Team acquire Quantum Bellator Fire's roster. [12]
12 June 23rd - MIBR sign the former roster of SK Gaming. [13]
13 June 27th - mousesports replace Slovakia STYKO with Poland Snax. [14]
14 July 13th - Cloud9 and USA tarik part ways. [15]
15 July 14th - MIBR sign USA tarik to replace Brazil boltz. [16]
16 August 1st - MIBR sign Serbia YNk as their new coach. [17]
17 August 8th - Cloud9 sign Sweden Golden. [18]
18 August 9th - Cloud9 announces that Slovakia STYKO will be playing for them until end of September. [19]

The New Challengers[edit]

Boston's Fallen[edit]

The Minors' Champions[edit]

For notes on the "New Challengers" Click here.

1 January 26th - North part ways with Denmark ruggah and promote Denmark ave to coach the main squad. [20]
2 January 29th - North promotes Denmark mertz to the main roster, replacing Denmark cajunb. [21]
3 February 2nd - Denmark Kjaerbye transfers from Astralis to North, Denmark k0nfig leaves the active North lineup. [22] [23]
4 February 5th - BIG bench Germany keev and move Germany LEGIJA to the position of Head of CS:GO. [24]
5 February 5th - Team Liquid sign Canada NAF to replace USA jdm64. [25]
6 February 6th - Gambit Esports sign Russia seized on trial to replace Kazakhstan fitch, who is benched. [26]
7 February 6th - Virtus.pro bench Poland TaZ. [27]
8 February 7th - Astralis sign Denmark Magisk. [28]
9 February 11th - BIG sign Germany tiziaN. [29]
10 March 22nd - Virtus.pro officially sign Poland MICHU. [30]
11 April 6th - Team Liquid sign Brazil TACO as Brazil steel steps down. [31]
12 April 9th - Vega Squadron bench Russia mir and Russia keshandr and are made available for transfer. [32]
13 April 18th - Vega Squadron buyout Ukraine crush from pro100. It is announced the next day that Russia Fierce will be temporarily acting as their fifth player, taking over captaining from jR. [33]
14 April 21st - BIG sign United Kingdom smooya. [34]
15 May 10th - Vega Squadron announce that Russia kibaken has joined as their fifth player. Russia Fierce returns to the coach role. [35]
16 May 27th - Gambit replace Russia seized with Russia mir. [36]
17 June 10th - Ukraine Andi resigns as head coach from Gambit Esports. [37]
18 June 27th - Poland Snax leaves Virtus.pro to join mousesports. [14]
19 July 24th - Ukraine B1ad3 joins Gambit Esports as a coach on loan from FlipSid3 Tactics. [38]
20 August 6th - Virtus.pro sign Poland snatchie. [39]
21 August 8th - North sign Denmark niko as a stand-in, replacing Denmark mertz. [40]

Results[edit]

New Challengers Stage[edit]

#TeamMatchesRoundsRDRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5
-. Astralis - -
-. BIG - -
-. compLexity Gaming - -
-. Gambit Esports - -
-. HellRaisers - -
-. Team Liquid - -
-. Ninjas in Pyjamas - -
-. North - -
-. OpTic Gaming - -
-. Renegades - -
-. Rogue - -
-. Space Soldiers - -
-. Team Spirit - -
-. TyLoo - -
-. Vega Squadron - -
-. Virtus.pro - -

 Click here for detailed results of The New Challengers Stage matches

New Legends Stage[edit]

#TeamMatchesRoundsRDRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5
-. Cloud9 - -
-. FaZe Clan - -
-. Fnatic - -
-. G2 Esports - -
-. MIBR - -
-. mousesports - -
-. Natus Vincere - -
-. Winstrike Team - -
-. TBD - -
-. TBD - -
-. TBD - -
-. TBD - -
-. TBD - -
-. TBD - -
-. TBD - -
-. TBD - -

 Click here for detailed results of The New Legends Stage matches

New Champions Stage[edit]

Quarterfinals
 
TBD
TBD
September 20, 2018 - 15:15 BST
 
 
TBD
TBD
September 20, 2018 - 18:45 BST
 
 
TBD
TBD
September 21, 2018 - 16:15 BST
 
 
TBD
TBD
September 21, 2018 - 19:45 BST
 
Semifinals
 
TBD
TBD
September 22, 2018 - 16:15 BST
 
 
TBD
TBD
September 22, 2018 - 19:45 BST
 
Grand Final
 
TBD
TBD
September 23, 2018 - 18:10 BST
 

Showmatch[edit]

Participants[edit]

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Broadcast Talent[edit]

  • Commentator:
    • TBA

Format[edit]

Results[edit]

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September 23, 2018 - 14:40 BST

Prize Pool[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

Streams[edit]

Previews[edit]

Interviews[edit]

New Challengers Stage[edit]
New Legends Stage[edit]
New Champions Stage[edit]

Videos and Photos[edit]

Galleries[edit]

Highlights[edit]

Player Spotlights[edit]

VODs[edit]

New Challengers Stage[edit]
New Legends Stage[edit]
Champions Stage[edit]

Interviews[edit]

New Challengers Stage[edit]
New Legends Stage[edit]
Champions Stage[edit]

Other Coverage[edit]

Country Representation[edit]

# Country/Region #P ΔPrev. Major Players
1 Denmark Denmark 17 +6 karrigan, device, dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk, MSL, aizy, valde, Kjaerbye, niko, k0nfig, cajunb, gade, Snappi, JUGi, cadiaN
2 Russia Russia 14 0 flamie, electronic, balblna, jmqa, waterfaLLZ, Boombl4, Dosia, mir, chopper, hutji, kibaken, S0tF1k, DavCost, Dima
3 USA USA 13 -1 Skadoodle, autimatic, RUSH, Stewie2K, tarik, nitr0, EliGE, yay, ShahZaM, vice, Hiko, SicK, Nifty
4 Sweden Sweden 12 +6 Golden, olofmeister, KRIMZ, JW, flusha, Xizt, draken, f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, REZ, dennis, Lekr0
5 Ukraine Ukraine 9 +3 Edward, s1mple, Zeus, jR, crush, ANGE1, bondik, COLDY, somedieyoung
6 Poland Poland 6 0 Snax, NEO, pashaBiceps, byali, MICHU, snatchie
6 Turkey Turkey 6 +1 XANTARES, paz, ngiN, MAJ3R, Calyx, woxic
8 Australia Australia 4 -1 Rickeh, AZR, jks, USTILO
8 Brazil Brazil 4 +2 FalleN, fer, coldzera, TACO
8 Canada Canada 4 -2 Twistzz, NAF, ANDROID, stanislaw
8 France France 4 -7 shox, bodyy, kennyS, SmithZz
8 Germany Germany 4 +3 gob b, tabseN, nex, tiziaN
13 China China 3 -1 Mo, DD, somebody
13 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 3 -5 AdreN, mou, Hobbit
15 Indonesia Indonesia 2 +2 BnTeT, xccurate
15 Norway Norway 2 +1 rain, jkaem
15 Slovakia Slovakia 2 0 STYKO, GuardiaN
15 United Kingdom United Kingdom 2 +2 smooya, dephh
19 Belgium Belgium 1 0 Ex6TenZ
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 0 NiKo
19 Czech Republic Czech Republic 1 0 oskar
19 Estonia Estonia 1 0 ropz
19 Finland Finland 1 -2 suNny
19 Hungary Hungary 1 +1 DeadFox
19 Jordan Jordan 1 +1 ISSAA
19 Lithuania Lithuania 1 0 Kvik
19 Netherlands Netherlands 1 0 chrisJ

References[edit]

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  2. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-03-22). "TACO confirms SK exit". HLTV.org.
  3. Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham (2018-03-30). "Currently inactive with csgo, the future is uncertain and that is all guys thank you".
  4. Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham (2018-04-11). "Oh btw skadaddy is BACK BABY".
  5. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-03-30). "Stewie2K links up with SK squad". HLTV.org.
  6. "We would like to welcome our newest #C9CSGO memeber, @FNS !". Cloud9. 2018-04-02.
  7. "The Return of Xizt". Fnatic. 2018-05-25.
  8. John Nomis. "Cloud9 announces @FNS to inactive CSGO roster.". Cloud9.
  9. Milan "Striker" Švejda. "mixwell allowed to explore options as G2 ponder new lineup". HLTV.org.
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