The fourth day of the FACEIT Major London 2018 adds three more teams to play at the Champions stage while tearing down the dreams of three other teams as well.
The big guns are in
Day four of the @FACEIT Major comes to an end with @astralisgg, @BIGCLANgg, and @natusvincere advancing to the Champions Stage. Tomorrow will decide the final three teams who will play at Wembley. pic.twitter.com/PWnYHwW5Ex
— CS:GO (@csgo_dev) September 15, 2018
Joining Team Liquid and Complexity at the playoffs will be usual suspects Astralis, Natus Vincere and Big Clan. Astralis and Navi – both heavy favorites in the tournament sealed the deal with 3-1 records each.
Navi took down Fnatic 16-9 in Mirage while Astralis literally left MIBR to dust 16-0 in Dust II, imposing that they are a major threat to any teams that come across them.
Big Clan, despite having a quiet season also joins the fray. After an impressive win against Faze Clan in the first round, the Germans continued to stride forward by taking down Hellraisers in the fourth round to mark their second appearance in a CS:GO Major playoffs.
The Champions are out
— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) September 15, 2018
Down the standings is Cloud9 who bids goodbye to their major title defense after bowing out to G2 Esports in a very close match that they could have won twice. G2 got the best of them in Inferno despite having two map points in regulation and in the first overtime, but Kenny “kennyS” Schrub and the rest of G2 delivered the clutch plays to force 2 OTs and eventually win the map 22-19.
Also bowing out of the tournament are Tyloo and Vega. Both teams showed resilience throughout the tournament, especially Tyloo who made history for being the first Asian team to ever make it to the New Legends Stage of a CS Major.
The final day is set
Day five #FACEITMajor Legends Stage Buchholz matchup:
— FACEIT (@FACEIT) September 15, 2018
Consequently, six teams with 2-2 records are set to play BO3 matches in a fight for survival at fifth round of the FACEIT London Major 2018 New Legends Stage. Who among Faze, G2, Fnatic and MIBR will keep their Legends status? Can NIP stage a sweet Major comeback? Or will Hellraisers surpass expectations and make CIS proud?