The ELEAGUE Major Qualifier kicked off today in Atlanta with 16 teams vying for a spot on Counter Strike’s biggest stage, the ELEAGUE Major in Atlanta next month.
The teams are competing in a Swiss style tournament format, where the first round winners will play each other tomorrow along with the first round losers. After reshuffling through that, a team will qualify by reaching three wins out of a possible five games.
Some of Counter Strike’s best teams are also in attendance with OpTic Gaming, winners of last month’s ELEAGUE Season Two, competing as well as mainstay big teams Ninjas in Pyjamas, FaZe Clan, and G2 Esports.
Today’s action was very competitive and no team scored less than six round wins in the best-of-one matches.
The hands down best game of the day, though, occurred between FaZe Clan and Cloud9, who played out a thrilling full match and overtime on Mirage where FaZe eventually prevailed 19-17.
The rest of the action today was mainly as expected, with a few notable upsets in Vega Sqaudron defeating the American team Counter Logic Gaming. The other notable upset was the Brazilian Immortals taking a match over longtime top French squad Team EnVyUs.
Full results are below, and make sure to tune into all the ELEAGUE Major Qualifying action tomorrow.
- OpTic Gaming 16-9 Tyloo
- HellRaisers 16-6 mousesports
- GODSENT 16-12 G2 Esports
- Ninjas in Pyjamas 16-9 Renegades
- Vega Squadron 16-14 Counter Logic Gaming
- FaZe Clan 19-17 Cloud9
- Immortals 16-11 Team EnVyUs
- Team Dignitas 16-11 Team Spirit
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