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Coverage: FACEIT Major: London 2018

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Regulations:

The FACEIT Major: London 2018 will take place in the capital of Great Britain from September 5-23. The twenty four top teams will compete for the title and a large prize pool. The tournament itself will have three stages.

The first one, The Challengers Stage, will run from September 5-9, featuring a Swiss format. The format of the matches from the first to the fourth rounds will be best-of-one, while the fifth round will be best-of-three. Also, starting from the third round, the Buchholz system will be used as a seeding tool. The top eight will then advance to the next stage.

The second stage, The New Legends Stage, will take place from September 12-16 and will feature the same system as the Challengers Stage. When all the five rounds are over, the top eight will proceed to the final stage, The New Champions Stage, and will receive the “Legend” status

The New Champions Stage will be the final one for all the marbles, kicking off September 20th and finishing up on the 23rd and featuring a single-elimination best-of-three system.

Prize pool:

1st place  $500,000 and the “Legend” status —  Astralis
2nd place — $150,000 and the “Legend” status —  Natus Vincere
3rd-4th place — $70,000 and the “Legend” status —  MIBR,  Liquid
5th-8th place — $35,000 and the “Legend” status —  BIG coL,  HellRaisers,  FaZe
9th-14th place — $8,750 and the “New Challenger” status —  NiP Fnatic G2 Vega C9 TyLoo
15th-16th place — $8,750 —  Winstrike,  mousesports

 

Match Schedule and results (CEST)

 HellRaisers [1:2]  Team Liquid @bo3

New Champions Stage Standings

  coL
 0:2   MIBR
  MIBR
  0:2   Natus Vincere
  BIG
  0:2   Natus Vincere
  Natus Vincere
  0:2   Astralis
  Astralis
 2:0   Astralis
  FaZe
  2:0   Astralis
  Liquid
 2:1   Liquid
  HellRaisers

 

Legends Stage Standings

 HellRaisers [2:1]  Fnatic @bo3
 HellRaisers [9:16]  BIG @Train
 HellRaisers [16:10]  TyLoo @Overpass
 HellRaisers [19:16]  Cloud9 @Overpass
 HellRaisers [20:22]  G2 Esports @Dust2

# Team Game Score Round Score Round Difference
1   coL 3:0 48:23 +25
2   Team Liquid 3:0 51:32 +19
3   Astralis 3:1 63:37 +26
4   Natus Vincere 3:1 62:43 +19
5   BIG 3:1 56:37 +19
6   FaZe 3:2 90:68 +22
7   HellRaisers 3:2 113:94 +19
8   MIBR 3:2 90:84 +6
9   Ninjas in Pyjamas 2:3 90:100 -10
10   Fnatic 2:3 75:102 -27
11   G2 2:3 83:112 -29
12   Vega 1:3 45:52 -7
13   Cloud9 1:3 58:73 -15
14   TyLoo 1:3 37:61 -24
15   Winstrike 0:3 30:51 -21
16   mousesports 0:3 26:48 -22

 

Challengers Stage Standings

 HellRaisers [25:23]  OpTic Gaming @Train
 HellRaisers [16:14]  Gambit @Overpass
 HellRaisers [9:16]  Team Liquid @Inferno
 HellRaisers [19:17]  North @Overpass

# Team Game Score Round Score Round Difference
1   Team Liquid 3:0 51:30 +21
2   Ninjas in Pyjamas 3:0 60:43 +17
3   Astralis 3:1 74:48 +26
4   coL 3:1 55:54 +1
5   HellRaisers 3:1 69:70 -1
6   BIG 3:2 92:69 +23
7   Vega 3:2 99:89 +10
8   TyLoo 3:2 114:106 +8
9   North 2:3 92:96 -4
10   Spirit 2:3 84:90 -6
11   OpTic Gaming 2:3 91:112 -21
12   Gambit Esports 1:3 55:61 -6
13    Rogue 1:3 56:67 -11
14   Renegades 1:3 45:63 -18
15   Space Soldiers 0:3 36:51 -15
16   Virtus.pro 0:3 24:48 -24