The New Legends Stage of FACEIT Major 2018 in London wraps up its third day of action.
In an interesting turn of events, the first elimination day of the stage saw two unlikely teams advance to the Champions Stage in the name of Team Liquid and Complexity Gaming.
Day three of the @FACEIT Major has come to an end. @compLexity and @TeamLiquid advance to Wembley with 3-0 records. At 0-3 @mousesports and @Winstrike_team have been eliminated. pic.twitter.com/EkBITS03Xw
— CS:GO (@csgo_dev) September 14, 2018
NA CS best CS?
Both squads enter the New Champions Stage unblemished. Complexity, a team coming as a Minor Champion led all teams with a 48 – 23 win-loss ratio. They delivered the biggest surprise so far in the tournament as the squad sent Fnatic, G2 Esports and Big Clan crashing to nab the top spot.
Add to the fact that Col barely made it to any premier LANs for the past year, it is a truly remarkable run for Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz and the rest of the gang.
A quick close out as expected!
— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) September 14, 2018
Just a step behind is Team Liquid, whose addition of Brazilian star Epitácio “TACO” de Melo proved to be well worth it. The NA squad already topped the New Challengers Stage prior to entering the New Legends.
Not satisfied with their performance, Liquid went from great to stellar as they downed Winstrike, NIP and tournament favorites Astralis to finish once again on the higher end of the Swiss group.
On the lower end of the groups, Faze Clan and Cloud9 – the two teams who faced at the ELEAGUE Major finals earlier this year almost lost grip of their chance to play at the Champions stage.
Faze Clan, despite a pretty successful year, started flat as they suffered defeats from Big Clan and Natus Vincere before surviving mousesports to stay alive. The same goes to the reigning Major Champions after bowing to CIS hopefuls Vega Squadron and Hellraisers before edging Winstrike to remain in defense.
— mouz @ London Major 🇬🇧 (@mousesports) September 14, 2018
Consider them lucky enough though compared to the fates of mousesports and Winstrike. Winstrike, formerly the Quantum Bellator Fire group that turned heads at the Boston Major with their Cinderella run ended up 0-3 this time.
Mouz had the worst finish among the group with a 26 – 48 win-loss record. Chris “chrisJ” de Jong’s squad saw decent finishes past season but it didn’t help them with their Major bid.
The action goes on
FACEIT Major: London 2018 continues later with three more teams packing up. Who do you think will survive?