FACEIT Major New Challengers stage third round drawn

FACEIT have drawn the third-round matchups of the New Challengers stage, which will see two teams advance to the next stage and two teams get eliminated.

Even though the Buchholz seeding system is used from the third round on at the FACEIT Major, there was too little disparity between the teams' Buchholz scores (a sum of their opponents' scores).

Virtus.pro will go up against North in the 0-2 pool

There was only one matchup that could have been chosen based on the Buchholz score, TYLOO versus Gambit, but the two teams had already faced each other, which means that the matchups were drawn completely randomly within each pool.

The third round will see the winners of the 2-0 pool advance to the New Legends stage, while the two teams who lose the 0-2 matches will get eliminated.

The matchups are the following:

2-0 pool (winner advances to New Legends stage)
11:00 - North America Liquid vs. Russia Vega Squadron
12:30 - Denmark Astralis vs. Sweden NiP

1-1 pool
14:00 - North America Complexity vs. Germany BIG
15:30 - Russia Spirit vs. United States Rogue
17:00 - Kazakhstan Gambit vs. Other HellRaisers
18:30 - China TYLOO vs. Denmark OpTic

0-2 pool (loser gets eliminated)
20:00 - Australia Renegades vs. Turkey Space Soldiers
21:30 - Denmark North vs. Poland Virtus.pro

#2
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
lol
2018-09-07 00:56
Faceit is a joke, why not show the draw live? all the fans were waiting for it
2018-09-07 01:00
#84
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
cos its faceit. 0 transparency.
2018-09-07 01:01
#180
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
EZ4LIQUID #RUNLIQUID
2018-09-07 08:21
2018-09-07 05:01
Did you read the article? “There was only one matchup that could have been chosen based on the Buchholz score, TYLOO versus Gambit, but the two teams had already faced each other, which means that the matchups were drawn completely randomly within each pool.”
2018-09-07 05:55
#169
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Hungary FHarbor 
nt brazil smartass
2018-09-07 08:04
Because its rigged
2018-09-07 07:08
Explain?
2018-09-07 09:25
#186
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Sweden Kasidro 
Well this was the first actual random draw. And it's not like it is a very biased draw
2018-09-07 10:37
#188
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Sweden Kasidro 
And if it was rigged we would definitely have seen Astralis - liquid and nip - vega lol
2018-09-07 10:56
Hvorfor vise det live? Ingen lag kan møtes 2 ganger! Derfor det blir sånn, er som i Champions League, på slutten av en draw der legges lag inn bare, ja de trekker opp ballen men på slutten kan man kun ende mot det og det laget. Ekke rigga, men burde sendt live ja!
2018-09-07 11:45
#173
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Sweden Unluko 
Lets go liquid
2018-09-07 08:11
Yes
2018-09-07 00:56
#174
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Sweden Unluko 
Yaaay
2018-09-07 08:11
Nice
2018-09-07 00:56
#176
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Sweden Unluko 
Nuise
2018-09-07 08:11
#8
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Denmark LEMonHLTV_BTW 
rip vp
2018-09-07 00:56
#177
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Sweden Unluko 
Haha
2018-09-07 08:11
#15
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Poland vzk 
EXPECTED VP :(
2018-09-07 00:56
#159
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Indonesia Eded 
2018 is VP year :))
2018-09-07 06:52
#175
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Sweden Unluko 
+1
2018-09-07 08:11
rip VP, another great run.
2018-09-07 00:56
#178
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Sweden Unluko 
0-3 = Great run
2018-09-07 08:11
#185
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Finland Gutsx 
0 IQ
2018-09-07 10:34
#21
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United States JacobSick954 
WTF is that name xD
2018-09-07 00:56
North 0-3 pls
2018-09-07 00:56
+1
2018-09-07 00:57
#149
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Indonesia Not_A_Carry 
+1
2018-09-07 05:43
-1
2018-09-07 06:26
+1
2018-09-07 06:51
#160
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Bulgaria pgmatev 
+1
2018-09-07 06:56
#168
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Poland Vajhro 
+1
2018-09-07 08:02
#170
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st 
vp comeback inc
2018-09-07 08:05
+1
2018-09-07 08:06
Noooooooooo
2018-09-07 00:56
#29
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China NoAWPNoBrain 
nice
2018-09-07 00:56
Three teams will be eliminated???
2018-09-07 00:57
Nope just 2.
2018-09-07 02:15
8
2018-09-07 03:38
#34
ScreaM | 
Denmark Kranzz 
rigged
2018-09-07 00:56
bye bye vp but i would love to see north going 0-3
2018-09-07 00:57
#164
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Denmark MeToxi 
From the highest to the lowest. Kinda ironic, isn't it.
2018-09-07 07:14
#38
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Turkey Heurtelsz 
Gg spaces cya in blast Pro.
2018-09-07 00:57
hardstyle is acually like Kuschelrock
2018-09-07 00:57
#43
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Turkey mibr|Jsy 
Vp 0-3
2018-09-07 00:57
#45
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Netherlands itsm 
Vega squadron major momentums!!
2018-09-07 00:57
LAN squadron.
2018-09-07 02:16
#181
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Hungary kyocsgo 
Majorsquadron
2018-09-07 08:38
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2018-09-07 00:57
#64
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Rainbow chochips cookies Ingredients: 1 cup caster sugar 125g unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 50g almond meal 200g self-raising flour 100g chocolate chips¼ tsp each red, yellow, green and blue food colouring Preheat oven to 160°C. Beat sugar and butter, add egg and vanilla and beat until well combined. Fold in almond meal, flour, a pinch of salt and chocolate chips. Divide batter among 4 bowls. Add different food colorings to each bowl and stir to combine to make separate red, yellow, green and blue cookie doughs.
2018-09-07 00:58
Rainbow chochips cookies Ingredients: 70 cups caster sugar 125g salty silver tears flavored-butter, at iron melting point temperature 1 ostrich egg 1 tsp ginger extract 50g chicken meal 200g self-asphyxiating flour 100g poker chips ¼ ladle each red, yellow, green and blue food colouring Preheat oven to 160°F. Beat sugar and butter, add egg and ginger and beat until they cry for mercy. Fold in chicken meal, flour, a pinch of ashes and poker chips. Divide batter among 1 bowl. Add different food colorings to each bowl and stir to combine to make separate red, yellow, green and blue cookie doughs.
2018-09-07 03:20
#52
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North America inkrias 
kkkkkk
2018-09-07 00:57
hmm good draw atleast XD
2018-09-07 00:58
#60
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France t3r4byt3 
RIP Buchholz
2018-09-07 00:58
#61
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Germany Trax_ 
Vp out hahah
2018-09-07 00:58
Everyone's pickems have been shit on with spirit and Vega winning games
2018-09-07 00:58
#76
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Sweden Div-\ 
Always like that with them, at least in the last 3 majors :v
2018-09-07 00:59
As long as VP is still there, there should be plenty of people with hope.
2018-09-07 01:00
VP are a shit show But I'd expect them to be better than spirit But spirit beat north so what do I know
2018-09-07 01:06
North 0-3?
2018-09-07 01:23
Mine are pretty good so far, Astralis 3-0, space kebabs 0-3
2018-09-07 01:15
We will see, renegades aren't doing very well at all at the moment.
2018-09-07 01:18
Whoever didn't pick VP for 0-3 is a fool
2018-09-07 02:26
+1
2018-09-07 05:28
But it's spirit
2018-09-07 11:18
#65
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Switzerland k0braCH 
why u no draw on ze strim?
2018-09-07 00:58
#66
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Australia NorrisHorris 
Wtf north up for relegation!
2018-09-07 00:58
4Head HELLO FACEIT? 📞 4Head HLTV HERE 📞 4Head WHERE'S THE DRAW? 📞
2018-09-07 00:58
#71
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Germany b1azed 
Why 3 teams will be elliminated? Virtus plow, space soldiers and who?
2018-09-07 00:59
2 will be eliminated now (North/VP + Renegades/SS), another 3 in the forth round (1-2 pool) and the final 3 in the fifth round (2-2 pool)
2018-09-07 07:04
#72
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United States Eduzera 
Bye Renezin and South
2018-09-07 00:59
#73
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
Astralis Liquid 3-0 VP SS 0-3
2018-09-07 00:59
#74
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Europe John_bambo 
rigged
2018-09-07 00:59
#75
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France t3r4byt3 
"advances to playoffs" xd
2018-09-07 00:59
#77
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Mexico Ch4vez 
2018-09-07 00:59
#78
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United States CheeseHead 
Liquid > Vega Astralis > NiP (in current form this feels like 50-50) coL < BiG Spirit < Rogue Gambit < HR TYLOO > OG RNG < SS North > VP
2018-09-07 00:59
#85
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Poland Htcobakel 
RNG>SS
2018-09-07 01:01
This!
2018-09-07 01:36
#124
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Indonesia nicojaewpunk 
all good beside RNG and tyloo
2018-09-07 02:03
Knew I should have went with liquid 3-0.
2018-09-07 02:20
liquid v. vega lol north free win
2018-09-07 01:00
VP :(
2018-09-07 01:02
#88
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Europe hanoguzd 
rigged draw
2018-09-07 01:03
1. 2 teams will be eliminated tomorrow, not 3. 2. Winners of the 3-0 bracket advances to the next swiss stage, not the playoffs. hltv pls
2018-09-07 01:03
#91
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Europe Vallon 
What does ''New Legends stage'' mean? That they qualify?
2018-09-07 01:04
#93
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Poland Kobel_ 
Yes
2018-09-07 01:04
last year, the major main qualifier was renamed to 'new challenger stage' and is since part of the major itsself (the teams get stickers). the major groupstage was renamed to 'new legends stage' (since it doesn't have groups anymore), the playoffs were renamed to 'new champions stage'.
2018-09-07 01:16
#94
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Poland Jamtage 
easiest 0-3 in my life bye vp
2018-09-07 01:05
C9 was 0-2 in last major When that had to face off VP North fans ... there is a chance
2018-09-07 01:07
#141
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Spain Silber_ 
Not for VP fans though
2018-09-07 04:14
#97
NEO | 
Europe fahadinho 
Bye bye vp
2018-09-07 01:08
#99
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Greece knk74 
Sad 4 pasha
2018-09-07 01:10
#100
Dev1 | 
Slovakia Trav1s 
if north lose i deleted csgo after 4 years
2018-09-07 01:10
#101
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Vietnam Oida 
RIP Liquid
2018-09-07 01:10
#102
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
eZ NiP?
2018-09-07 01:11
what happened to VP?!!!!!!!!!!!
2018-09-07 01:12
They became a tier5 team.
2018-09-07 01:51
#105
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Uruguay BroluK 
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2018-09-07 01:15
Such rigged draw XD
2018-09-07 01:16
#109
NAF | 
United States skzl_ 
spirit vs rogue btw
2018-09-07 01:17
RIP VP ahahahah Also RIP NiP, they probably wont make it through now. Only chance if they get Spirit/Rogue in the next round.
2018-09-07 01:21
#112
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Australia vamped 
Renegades might be able to win a fucking game for once
2018-09-07 01:21
RIP VP
2018-09-07 01:22
RNG is hopeless enough to lose against SS
2018-09-07 01:33
#121
cype | 
Europe dip6o 
Not sure who's worse, ss with a stand-in or rng with a full line-up
2018-09-07 01:46
not sure what's worse, spirit almost losing 2 games when having 9 rounds + advantage, or north going 0-3
2018-09-07 02:01
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2018-09-07 02:23
#155
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Slovenia bluzisi 
How do you like them apples? XD
2018-09-07 06:48
#155
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Slovenia bluzisi 
How do you like them apples? XD
2018-09-07 06:48
#134
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United States Rambeard 
coL vs BIG <3
2018-09-07 03:12
#142
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World taco__ 
Vp 0-3 easiest pick em in my life. If they would get SS there was a chance for 1-3 but North? They are going home.
2018-09-07 04:15
hell yea dawg got VP and North goin through XDDDDDDD as long as liquid and astralis (3-0 pick) i happy
2018-09-07 04:20
Goodbye to vp and space kebabs
2018-09-07 04:54
#145
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Macedonia trashbait 
sad for astralis and everyone that picked them for the 3-0 NiP will rekt them really good
2018-09-07 04:57
#152
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
I arent think that lul
2018-09-07 06:40
#147
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
Go Ninjas
2018-09-07 05:11
#153
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Poland Hamadoshi 
Bye bye VP
2018-09-07 06:41
Astralis vs NIP and North vs VP the only good matchups today, sad
2018-09-07 06:43
Bye bye north
2018-09-07 06:49
#161
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African Union mikecool 
my boys are looking dismal, its hard to get motived but I'd like them to at least win one round :|
2018-09-07 07:01
I think they get one round
2018-09-07 08:13
#165
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Poland KasPro 
Of north wins they are going to win the major
2018-09-07 07:14
#166
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Czech Republic knox^ 
VP Are best at pistol rounds, but unfortunately they missed their chance...
2018-09-07 07:17
#167
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Australia CaZeR01 
When do the bo3's happen?
2018-09-07 07:39
#183
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Denmark Fjumse 
Ez win for VP.
2018-09-07 09:25
Liquid game at 5am FeelsGoodMan Clap
2018-09-07 09:46
#187
NEO | 
Poland Slasik24 
Vp always and forever <3
2018-09-07 10:40
yes ofcourse nip has to get astralis… nice
2018-09-07 11:08
GG
2018-09-07 13:46
A
2018-09-07 14:22
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