FACEIT Major New Legends stage first round matchups drawn
After the New Challengers came to a close with Vega Squadron rounding out the team list, FACEIT drew the first-round matchups of the New Legends stage.
The last day of FACEIT Major's first stage saw the final round of matches played, as teams of the 2-2 pool fought in best-of-three series for the last three spots in the New Legends stage.
TYLOO were the first team to go through from the fifth round, as they defeated Spirit 2-0 to advance to the top-16 team for the first time in the organization's history. BIG followed with a 2-0 triumph over OpTic, and Vega Squadron rounded out the New Legends stage team list after defeating the DreamHack Masters Stockholm champions, North, in a two-map series.
After the last day's matches came to a close, FACEIT did the draw of the next stage, in which there were five pools of teams:
The draw followed with these rules in place:
1. Three teams from Pool E will play against three teams from Pool A
2. One remaining Team from Pool A will play against one team from Pool D
3. Two remaining teams from Pool D will play against two teams from Pool B
4. Two remaining Teams from Pool B will play against the two teams from Pool C
The first-round matchups of the FACEIT New Legends stage, which will be played in a Swiss format, with the fifth round featuring best-of-three series once again, are the following: