The FACEIT Major London is right around the corner and FACEIT has revealed round 1 match-ups for the New Challengers Stage. Sixteen teams will be participating in the upcoming event; while the best eight teams will make their way to the New Legends Stage. Eight teams have qualified through their respective regional minors while the bottom eight teams from ELEAGUE Major Boston 2018 are directly invited.
New Challengers Stage will feature the Swiss format with four rounds having a best-of-one scenario while the fifth round being an exception with a best-of-three format. The New Challengers Stage match-ups will begin on September 5 and it will span over the period of next five days, until September 9. Twickenham Stadium in the capital city of England will host New Challengers Stage as well as the New Legends Stage for the thirteenth Valve sponsored major.
Round 1 match-ups:-
- [flag country=”tr”] Space Soldiers vs. [flag country=”us”] Rogue
- [flag country=”se”] Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. [flag country=”pl”] Virtus.pro
- [flag country=”cn”] TyLoo vs. [flag country=”kz”] Gambit Esports
- [flag country=”ru”] Vega Squadron vs. [flag country=”ru”] Team Spirit
- [flag country=”dk”] North vs. [flag country=”ua”] HellRaisers
- [flag country=”dk”] OpTic Gaming vs. [flag country=”um”] Team Liquid
- [flag country=”dk”] Astralis vs. [flag country=”um”] compLexity Gaming
All the matches will be streamed live on Twitch and YouTube Gaming alongside in-game GOTV access. More details regarding the renowned major can be found on their official website.