eSports, CS:GO, Das erste Major des Jahres geht in die entscheidende Phase. Das Eleague Major Boston war das zwölfte Major-Turnier in der E-Sports-Disziplin Counter-Strike: Global Offensive und fand vom bis zum Januar in Atlanta und Boston statt. Es war nach der MLG Columbus und der ELEAGUE Atlanta. In der fast ausverkauften Agganis Arena (Boston, Massachusetts) und mit mehr als 1,3 Millionen Zuschauern über HLTV (Ingame) und Twitch, war das E-Sport.
ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018eSports, CS:GO, Das erste Major des Jahres geht in die entscheidende Phase. Nordamerika hat es endlich geschafft: Cloud9 hat sich im Finale des Eleague Major Boston zum Meister in Counter-Strike: Global. Das ELEAGUE Boston Major steht bevor. Für alle Interessierten gibt es hier die wichtigsten Infos zum CS:GO Turnier: Teilnehmer.
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The eight teams in the playoffs were the group winners— mousesports , Virtus. For the third season, ELeague invited thirty-two players from around the world to compete in this tournament.
Sixteen of the players were invited based on their Capcom Pro Tour results and the other sixteen received invites from Capcom.
Initially, twelve teams were invited to the competition based on previous ELeague results. Another four teams would have to qualify in their respective regional qualifiers.
However, Season 2 champion OpTic Gaming only kept one of its five players, as stanislaw moved to Team Liquid shortly after winning the Season 2 title, tarik and RUSH were transferred to Cloud9, and NAF was moved to the backup position and then later joined Renegades , leaving mixwell as the only remaining member of the squad.
OpTic later brought in four Europeans to fill up its lineup. Replacing the majority of the lineup would thus disqualify the team based on the ELeague ruleset.
A third team from the Americas qualifier, which would later be Renegades, took its spot in the tournament. ELeague Major took place from January 22 to 29, making it the longest-running major with eight days.
Previous majors lasted three to six days. Like previous majors, eight teams received an automatic bid based on their top eight placement at the previous major, ESL One Cologne , and another eight teams qualify through the Major Qualifier.
The group stage format differed completely from previous majors, as the major would use a team Swiss system rather than the four group GSL system.
The top eight teams in this major were Natus Vincere , Virtus. In the semifinals, Astralis defeated Fnatic after a close game one and a clean game two.
The teams traded the last two rounds and Fnatic took an lead into the halftime break. Fnatic had an lead going into the 21st round. There, coldzera caught out a flank from KRiMZ, but three consecutive kills from Fnatic before the bomb was planted from SK allowed an easy retake as the Swedes swept up the felps and fer.
However, the Brazilians tied the game again at The turning point came the round after in which SK pulled off a risky and massive play.
FalleN threw a standard top mid smoke, which blocks off the sight of the counter-terrorist looking threw the window area, which is at the end of the middle area and has a sightline to the top middle area.
At the same time, coldzera threw a smoke intended to block off the window area, but the smoke missed. Meanwhile, the other three SK players were nearby the B bombsite and once the smoke grenades bloomed, FalleN and coldzera joined their teammates and then executed a quick B bombsite rush that overwhelmed Lekr0 and flusha and the living Fnatic players had to save their guns for the next round.
After the match, analyst Sean "seang res" Gares theorized that coldzera missed the window smoke on purpose to keep the player in the window area, JW, so that JW could not support his teammate on the B bombsite.
In addition, JW had communicated to flusha that the window smoke was missed, so flusha went near the middle area as well to also potentially kill a player, leaving Lekr0 all alone in the B bombsite.
In round 28, fer took down flusha and felps followed up onto KRiMZ. SK Gaming moved on to face Cloud9 in the semifinals as the Brazilians took down a vintage performance of Fnatic in a series worthy of a grand finals.
FaZe Clan survived a mousesports opposition after nearly dropping the first game of the playoffs while Natus Vincere cruised passed Quantum Bellator Fire with the help of flamie's massive performance.
Natus Vincere looked ready to make a great run to the finals and in their way were the titans, Faze Clan. The eventual 1 player in the world needed to put up big numbers versus the titans of the game.
FaZe started strong with an lead and Na'Vi needed a 1 vs. In the next round, Zeus died to GuardiaN with less than 40 seconds to go, but s1mple found olofmeister.
GuardiaN traded, but flamie used his pistol to kill him. NiKo and olofmeister followed up, but the duo of electronic and s1mple somehow killed the remaining FaZe members and electronic defused the bomb NiKo planted.
However, FaZe found the next round to reset Na'Vi's economy. Na'Vi tried a force buy but failed and FaZe finished up. FaZe struggled, but managed to pull away with the win.
However, FaZe kept it close with Na'Vi on the map. With the score tied , s1mple tagged up karrigan with the AWP and Edward's incendiary grenade finished him off, but FaZe switched spots and headed to the A bombsite.
Na'Vi rotated off after thinking it was going to be a B bombsite execute, allowing rain to plant the bomb.
GuardiaN took down Zeus and Edward, but electronic and s1mple killed rain and GuardiaN, respectively. FaZe had the lead at the end of the half and was well on its way to the finals as Na'Vi only got two rounds on its offense.
Cloud9 pulled off an upset against the inconsistent G2 Esports and looked to be just the second North American team to reach the finals at a major.
SK Gaming pulled off a hard-fought win against Fnatic and was nearly taken down in the second game of its quarterfinals.
These two teams stood atop of the North American scene and now they battle it out. With SK Gaming's demon G2 Esports knocked out of the tournament, this match was expected to be close as Cloud9 was in the best form it had ever seen while SK was without its regular support player boltz.
Game 1 started out with a slaughter from Cloud9 onto SK Gaming, who had about a two-hour break between its marathon match against Fnatic and its semifinals match against Cloud9.
Cloud9 dominated and SK struggled as the Americans took a halftime lead after SK salvaged the fifteenth round.
SK had a one-round to play with, but failed to convert much as Skadoodle and autimatic stepped up big as Cloud9's game plan prevailed against FalleN's tactics.
SK already did better than it did in the last map within the first within the first four rounds of Cobblestone as Brazil's number one started out with a before Cloud9 took one of its own.
In the tenth round, SK was up SK ran the clock down late to about 20 seconds and Skadoodle caught out felps. However, tarik found a double onto FalleN and fer.
Cloud9 brought it all the way back to tie the game at 7, but SK took an eighth round to take a slim lead. SK's defense in the second half held strong.
In the 21st round, with SK up , Cloud9 started to the A bombsite. Stewie2K lead the way for Cloud9 with 19 kills, but fell much short of SK.
FalleN lead the way in the beginning, but fer, who had recently revealed that he played for years with no hearing in his right ear, showed why he was ranked as the third best player in the world.
The game went back and forth until Cloud9 strung consecutive rounds together and went up Cloud9 lead in round There, Cloud9 went to the A bombsite and got all the kills it needed to plant the bomb.
A shut down of felps and fer allowed Cloud9 to get to series point. The Americans stifled an SK comeback and became just the second North American team to reach the finals at a major.
NiKo and rain were also in their first major final. Meanwhile, all of Cloud9 was in his first finals and four of them were first time Legends.
Upsetting G2 and SK, tarik's team looked to continue its form and win North America's first major in front of its home crowd. Cloud9 went up to an incredible start at In round 11, Cloud9 executed to the B bombsite, where Skadoodle started with a kill onto rain.
FaZe was able to avoid disaster with a scoreline at the half after GuardiaN completely shut down Cloud9 in the last round of the first half.
FaZe won the second half pistol round, but tarik and Skadoodle tagged down three FaZe players to low health, and when FaZe executed to the B bombsite, autimatic and tarik were able to clean up all five FaZe players.
FaZe and Cloud9 were later tied at 12 heading into the 25th round; the two teams were in a 3 vs. GuardiaN punished and then rain took down autimatic.
FaZe got to match point and then was against a weak Cloud9 buy. Cloud9 nearly pulled the game to overtime, but after FaZe planted the bomb, olofmeister found the critical kills and FaZe just barely took map 1.
Skadoodle lead all players with 27 kills, but Cloud9 never solved the problem of getting past GuardiaN, who had 26 kills. Mirage was supposed to be a must win for Cloud9 as Overpass was FaZe's strongest map.
In round 8, Cloud9 was up , but FaZe looked to get its first round. GuardiaN took down Stewie2K in the middle area and olofmeister caught Skadoodle trying to get aggressive, giving FaZe a 2 vs.
RUSH then got the backstab onto rain, and autimatic threw a highly explosive grenade to take down an already-damaged GuardiaN and defused the bomb to deny the round.
FaZe was able to win the following round. GuardiaN shined but everyone else on FaZe was playing poorly and Cloud9 took a massive lead. In the second half pistol round, the virtually must-win round was led by rain with three quick kills.
RUSH and Skadoodle were able to bring it back to a 2 vs. However, a surprise buy from the Americans seemed to catch FaZe off guard and Cloud9 took the round.
Skadoodle showed up early for his team, but tarik lead the way late as Cloud9 forced a game three. Inferno would decide the first major champion of Both FaZe and Cloud9 had strong performances in the semifinals.
FaZe won the pistol round, but another force buy from Cloud9 proved deadly as Cloud9 had looked during its economy rounds throughout the whole tournament to catch FaZe off guard again and then Cloud9 went up GuaridiaN followed up onto Skadoodle and karrigan finished things off onto tarik.
FaZe would later tie up the score at 5 and then later went up after seven consecutive rounds before Skadoodle and tarik were able to clutch a sixth round and then a seventh round to keep the game very competitive.
FaZe won the pistol round and the following two economy rounds to go up Cloud9 picked up the first gun round.
In the 20th round, rain started off with a kill onto Skadoodle, but tarik ran through a smoke to kill NiKo and rain.
Cloud9 won a desperate round, but FaZe had a desperate of its own and won, and FaZe went up Cloud9 won another force buy to stay in the game.
With FaZe up , the Europeans had guns after an economy round, but despite Cloud9 killing all FaZe players, the bomb had already detonated. Tense final rounds went by as the teams went to a 30th round, with FaZe up Both teams had guns, but Cloud9 had a significantly much stronger buy.
FaZe went to an A bombsite. However, Stewie2K held everything down with less than ten seconds left and by that time, FaZe ran out of time to do anything and the game went to overtime.
Cloud9 carried the momentum into overtime and swept the first half of overtime to garner three match points.
FaZe won the first round of the second overtime half as NiKo made a massive play by sneaking behind everyone on Cloud9 and taking down the bomb carrier.
Cloud9 had a 2 vs. The next round, Cloud9 turned a 2 vs. The game was tied up again at 19 before Cloud9 took a lead going into the next half.
Cloud9 took match, series, and tournament point once again, going up GuardiaN planted the bomb as rain traded out tarik. GuardiaN stepped up huge with his 29 kills in crucial situations, but rain sat at the bottom of the scoreboard as the fourth best player of had limited impact.
Skadoodle was named the U. The final map broke a new record with more than 1. Cloud9 became the first ever North American team to win a major and it was the fourth major in which a non-European team won the major in five major tournaments.
Until September , Fnatic led the way with three major titles, but Astralis has since taken over with 4 major titles. The final placings are shown below.
In addition, the prize distribution, seed for the next major, roster, and coaches are shown. Each team's in-game leader is shown first.
The rankings shown below reflect the January 29, rankings, the first ranking after the major. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
See also: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Asia Minor summary; Seoul , South Korea. Europe Minor summary; Bucharest , Romania.
Americas Minor summary; Toronto , Canada. Gambit Esports Thieves 1 Astralis Virtus. Roster changes. Gambit had said that its coach Mykhailo "kane" Blagin would be removed, but Zeus said that if kane were to be removed, Zeus would also leave; when the organization did, Zeus kept his promise and both went to Natus Vincere Na'Vi.
The three were late again in a grand finals match against North, in which Immortals was forced to forfeit the first map.
Due to this, SK said it would play with felps. Due to these implemented rules, Liquid said it would use zews.
The HLTV. Maikil "Golden" Selim is the promoted from Fnatic Academy to the main roster as in-game leader and Fnatic fills out its roster.
Magisk would later be bought out by OpTic Gaming. Relevant tournaments. Petersburg 10 SK Gaming Virtus. New Challengers stage summary. New Legends stage summary.
FaZe-mouz Vetoes. G2-C9 Vetoes. SK-Fnatic Vetoes. FaZe-Na'Vi Vetoes. C9-SK Vetoes. FaZe-C9 Vetoes. Detailed Statistics.
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Global Offensive. Major Championship. Due to Thieves not being able to attend the Major, a team that goes out with a record of will still qualify for The New Legends Stage.
More information can be found below. A replacement team will proceed to the New Legends Stage from the team s with the best record s at the New Challengers Stage.
PENTA Sports also later announce that they have terminated the remaining player's contracts, who now go under the name of Seed.
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