Following the end of the Challengers Stage, and eight teams have advanced to The New Legends where 16 of the best teams in the world will battle it out for the major title.
The major format is varied this year, and ESL has introduced a “Player Selected Seeding” where all 16 teams have been asked to rank their 15 opponents based on skill.
ESL then tallied the results gave an initial average ranking to each team. This means that the no. 1 seed, as voted by the participates in the tournament, will be paired with the no. 16 seed, the no. 2 seed with the no.15 seed, and the rest follow suit.
Here’s a look at how each team has been seeded:
|2nd Team Liquid|
|3rd Natus Vincere|
|5th FaZe Clan|
|6th NRG Esports|
|8th ENCE Esports|
|10th Team Vitality|
|11th Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|14th G2 Esports|
|16th compLexity Gaming|
Here are the matches, in chronological order, for the first round of the Legends Stage of the major:
|Natus Vincere||Vs.||G2 Esports|
|NRG Esports||Vs.||Ninjas in Pyjamas|