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FACEIT Major schedule and results from the CSGO finals in London

The London FACEIT Major brings top-level CSGO action to the UK. This overview of the highly anticipated event includes tournament structure, live stream information, prize pool breakdown, venue and ticket details and the FACEIT Major schedule.

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The London FACEIT Major consists of three main phases:

  • New Challengers Stage - September 5th to September 9th
  • New Legends Stage - September 12th to September 16th
  • New Champions Stage - September 20th to September 23rd

London FACEIT Major schedule: New Champions Stage

The Champions stage is the main event of the London FACEIT Major, when the top eight teams will do battle in front of a crowd of about 10,000 at Wembley Arena.

The New Champions stage is a single-elimination bracket, with all matches BO3.

FACEIT Major final live stream

WIN: Free skins in our FACEIT Major giveaway

The London FACEIT Major is the first CSGO Major held in the UK. It is the second CSGO Major of 2018 after the ELEAGUE Major in Boston, US, which was won by Cloud9.

The next Major on the horizon is IEM Katowice, which will take place in February 2019.

FACEIT Major schedule

All matches are best-of-three, times in UTC (BST -1)

New Champions Stage quarter-finals

Thursday, September 20
2.15pm: BIG 0-2 Na'Vi
5.45pm: CompLexity 0-2 MIBR

Friday, September 21
3.15pm: Team Liquid 2-1 HellRaisers
6.45pm: Astralis 2-0 FaZe

New Champions Stage semi-finals

Saturday, September 22
3.15pm: MIBR 0-2 Na'Vi
6.45pm: Team Liquid 0-2 Astralis

The New Champions Stage final

Sunday, September 23
5.10pm: Na'Vi 0-2 Astralis

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FACEIT Major teams and rosters

The eight teams who that have qualifed for the FACEIT Major New Champions Stage are:

Complexity

  • dephh
  • ANDROID
  • yay
  • stanislaw
  • ShahZaM

MIBR

  • FalleN
  • fer
  • coldzera
  • Stewie2K
  • tarik

BIG

  • gob b
  • tabseN
  • nex
  • tiziaN
  • smooya
  • Edward
  • flamie
  • s1mple
  • Zeus
  • electronic

Team Liquid

  • nitr0
  • EliGE
  • Twistzz
  • NAF
  • TACO

HellRaisers

  • ANGE1
  • bondik
  • DeadFox
  • woxic
  • ISSAA

Astralis

  • dev1ce
  • dupreeh
  • Xyp9x
  • gla1ve
  • Magisk

FaZe Clan

  • rain
  • karrigan
  • NiKo
  • GuardiaN
  • olofmeister

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London FACEIT Major New Legends Stage

Eight teams were confirmed for the New Legends Stage, based on their performance at the previous Major. They are be joined by eight teams from the New Challengers Stage.

The teams confirmed for the New Legends Stage are:

  • Cloud9
  • FaZe
  • Fnatic
  • G2
  • MIBR
  • mousesports
  • Na'Vi
  • Winstrike
  • Team Liquid
  • NiP
  • HellRaisers
  • compLexity
  • Astralis
  • Tyloo
  • BIG
  • Vega Squadron

Read: What to expect from the teams joining at the Legends stage

New Legends Stage results

Day 1

G2 22-20 HellRaisers
Winstrike 7-16 Liquid
FaZe 5-16 BIG
Fnatic 4-16 coL
MIBR 13-16 TyLoo
mouz 12-16 NiP
Na'Vi 14-16 Astralis
C9 4-16 Vega

Day 2

BIG 16-7 TyLoo
Vega 4-16 Astralis
coL 16-11 G2
NiP 10-16 Liquid
Winstrike 7-16 Fnatic
C9 16-19 HR
Na'Vi 16-12 FaZe
mouz 6-16 MIBR

Day 3

coL 16-8 BIG
Astralis 15-19 Liquid
Vega 14-16 Fnatic
TyLoo 10-16 HR
Na'Vi 16-6 NiP
G2 4-16 MIBR
Winstrike 16-19 C9
FaZe 16-8 mouz

Day 4

BIG 16-9 HR
Na'Vi 16-9 Fnatic
Astralis 16-0 MIBR
Vega 11-16 NiP
TyLoo 4-16 FaZe
G2 22-19 C9

Day 5

Fnatic 1-2 HR
G2 0-2 FaZe
NiP 1-2 MIBR

The top eight teams will qualify for the London FACEIT Major Champions Stage - the main event, with the bottom eight teams being eliminated. This is the last Major before the qualifying process changes, as announced in August.

Again, rounds one to four are best-of-one (BO1), with round-five matches BO3 and like the Challengers Stage, play will be held at Twickenham and not open to the public.

The live stream can be found on Twitch and YouTube Gaming.

FACEIT Major qualifier live stream - New Challengers Stage

The FACEIT Major qualifier - or New Challengers Stage - will be held at Twickehnam Stadium in London but the event it not open to the public. The New Challengers Stage live stream can be found on Twitch and YouTube Gaming.

London FACEIT Major New Challengers Stage

The New Challengers Stage comprises 16 teams, with the top eight progressing to the New Legends Stage.

Rounds one to four are best-of-one (BO1), with round five matches BO3.

Day 5 results

Spirit 0-2 Tyloo
OpTic 0-2 BIG
Vega Squadron 2-0 North

Day 4 results (September 8)

Astralis 16-3 Spirit
Tyloo 16-10 Renegades
HellRaisers 25-23 OpTic
BIG 16-8 Gambit
Vega Squadron 15-19 Complexity
North 25-23 Rogue

Day 3 results

(9.10am UTC start)
Liquid 19-17 Vega
Astralis 26-28 NiP
Complexity 16-12 BIG
Spirit 16-4 Rogue
Gambit 14-16 HellRaisers
Tyloo 26-28 OpTic
Renegades 19-15 Space Soliders
North 16-6 VP

Day 2 results

Astralis 16-4 Complexity (round-one match)
NiP 16-12 Tyloo
BIG 16-19 Vega Squadron
Team Liquid 16-9 HellRaisers
Rogue 13-16 Astralis
Renegades 10-16 Gambit
North 13-16 Team Spirit
OpTic 16-13 VP
Space Soldiers 11-16 Complexity

Day 1 results

SS 10-16 Rogue
VP 5-16 NiP
Gambit 17-19 TyLoo
BIG 16-6 Renegades
Vega 16-14 Spirit
North 17-19 HellRaisers
Liquid 16-4 OpTic

London FACEIT Major prizepool

The prize pool for the Major is $1m:

  • 1st - $500,000
  • 2nd - $150,000
  • 3rd-4th - $70,000
  • 5th-8th - $35,000

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London FACEIT Major tickets

Premium and VIP tickets for London FACEIT Major tickets have sold out, with only individual day pass tickets for Thursday and Friday remaining. These cost £15, plus fees.

Major talent

Some of the London FACEIT Major talent has been revealed, with the potential for more names to be added, as well as the competition winners we know will be invited to cast part of the event. The confirmed names so far are:

Desk Host
Machine (Alex Richardson)
Stage Host
Freya (Freya Spiers)
Interviewer
Pala (Pala Gilroy Sen)

Analysts
THREAT (Björn Pers)
[email protected] (Sean Gares)
SPUNJ (Chad Burchill)
daps (Damian Steele)
Pimp (Jacob Winneche)

Commentators
ddk (Daniel Kapadia)
James Bardolph (James Bardolph)
Anders (Anders Blume)
moses (Jason O'Toole)
HenryG (Henry Greer)
Sadokist (Matthew Trivett)

A priceless opportunity for UK CSGO

The FACEIT London Major comes in what could prove to be a breakthrough year for UK esports, with ESL One Birmingham proving a success in May. Wembley Arena was also the venue for another high-profile CSGO event in June, when the ECS Season Five finals were staged - also a FACEIT event.

FACEIT co-founder Michele Attisani is confident the London Major will be another success story.

He told Forbes: “The Major is a very important event for esports overall, I mean, if you look at the stats, I think that this last event broke the currency record for an English broadcast, higher than any other esports event.

"That brings a lot of attention when it comes to potential commercial opportunities around the product itself.

"That's down to us to be smart enough to be able to generate and commercialise it in the right way. At the same time, it is an extremely expensive event to run. Being able to host the Major, it's a huge milestone for us and a great accomplishment and great honour. That's worth a lot more than money.”

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