FACEIT Major 2018 viewer's guide

LucasAM
September 11th, 2018 15:29

With the FACEIT Major's New Challengers Stage behind us, it is now time to focus on the main event, set to kick off tomorrow with 16 teams vying to become the next Major winner.

Twickenham Stadium will host the New Legends Stage before the action moves to the SSE Wembley Arena for the New Champions Stage, where the winner will claim its share of the $1 million prize pool and the rights to go down in the books as one of the select few to be crowned Major champions.

Following the New Challengers Stage, which saw teams like HellRaisers, Liquid, NiP, or Astralis go through, the 16-team New Legends Stage will be played out in a Swiss-style group stage that will see the final eight move on to the New Champions Stage.

Astralis are one of the favorites to take it all

The New Champions Stage, which will start on September 20 after a three-day pause, will feature a single elimination bracket with the final eight teams competing in BO3 matches at the SSE Arena until only one is left alive and crowned champion, putting an end to this Major cycle.

The current Legends and Challengers are:

Starting tomorrow, eight Challengers and eight Legends will face each other to kick off the final stages of the Major. There will be a break between the New Legends Stage and the Championship Stage as the action moves from Twickenham to the SSE Arena in Wembley. The full schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, September 12th
11:00 - France G2 vs. Other HellRaisers |BO1
12:30 - Russia Winstrike vs. North America Liquid | BO1
14:00 - Europe FaZe vs. Germany BIG | BO1
15:30 - Sweden fnatic vs. North America compLexity | BO1
17:00 - Brazil MIBR vs. China TYLOO | BO1
18:30 - Europe mousesports vs. Sweden NiP | BO1
20:00 - Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Denmark Astralis | BO1
21:30 - United States Cloud9 vs. Russia Vega Squadron | BO1

Thursday, September 13th
11:00 - FACEIT Major Round 2 Match #1
12:30 - FACEIT Major Round 2 Match #2
14:00 - FACEIT Major Round 2 Match #3
15:30 - FACEIT Major Round 2 Match #4
17:00 - FACEIT Major Round 2 Match #5
18:30 - FACEIT Major Round 2 Match #6
20:00 - FACEIT Major Round 2 Match #7
21:30 - FACEIT Major Round 2 Match #8

Friday, September 14th
11:00 - FACEIT Major Round 3 Match #1
12:30 - FACEIT Major Round 3 Match #2
14:00 - FACEIT Major Round 3 Match #3
15:30 - FACEIT Major Round 3 Match #4
17:00 - FACEIT Major Round 3 Match #5
18:30 - FACEIT Major Round 3 Match #6
20:00 - FACEIT Major Round 3 Match #7
21:30 - FACEIT Major Round 3 Match #8

Saturday, September 15th
12:00 - FACEIT Major Round 4 Match #1
13:30 - FACEIT Major Round 4 Match #2
15:00 - FACEIT Major Round 4 Match #3
16:30 - FACEIT Major Round 4 Match #4
18:00 - FACEIT Major Round 4 Match #5
19:30 - FACEIT Major Round 4 Match #6

Sunday, September 16th
12:00 - FACEIT Major Round 5 Match #1
15:00 - FACEIT Major Round 5 Match #2
18:00 - FACEIT Major Round 5 Match #3

Thursday, September 20th
16:15 - FACEIT Major 2018 Quarter-final #1
19:45 - FACEIT Major 2018 Quarter-final #2

Friday, September 21st
17:15 - FACEIT Major 2018 Quarter-final #3
20:45 - FACEIT Major 2018 Quarter-final #4

Saturday, September 22nd
17:15 - FACEIT Major 2018 Semi-final #1
20:45 - FACEIT Major 2018 Semi-final #2

Sunday, September 23rd
19:10 - FACEIT Major 2018 Grand Final

Bringing the action live from the Twickenham arena in London will be a group of hosts, analysts, and commentators, including Alex "Machine" Richardson on the desk and Pala Gilroy Sen doing interviews, as well as the likes of Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill and Sean "seang@res" Gares on the desk and the three classic casting duos, which can be found on the list below.

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk Host
United Kingdom Freya Spiers - Stage Host
United Kingdom Pala Gilroy Sen - Interviewer

Sweden Björn "THREAT" Pers - Analyst
United States Sean "seang@res" Gares - Analyst
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Canada Damian "daps" Steele - Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst

United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadi - Commentator
United Kingdom James Bardolph - Commentator
Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator

United Kingdom Connor "Sliggy" Blomfield - Observer

The Major, like its previous iteration, will have a $1 million prize pool, and it will be divided as follows:

1. - $500,000 + IEM Katowice Major Legend Status
2. - $150,000 + IEM Katowice Major Legend Status
3-4. - $70,000 + IEM Katowice Major Legend Status
5-8. - $35,000 + IEM Katowice Major Legend Status
9-11. - $8,750 + IEM Katowice Major New Challenger Status
12-14. - $8,750 + IEM Katowice Major New Challenger Status
15-16. - $8,750

Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
152
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
685
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
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Italy Federico1001 
Finally
2018-09-11 15:29
Fan of c9? Gl hf m8
2018-09-11 15:30
and Italian at the same time, guess he likes to be on the losing side
2018-09-11 15:31
#15
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Italy Federico1001 
Losing side best side
2018-09-11 15:31
That explains ww2 I guess
2018-09-11 15:34
#43
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Germany Youdontknowme 
Fuking cyperus can shut his mouth You don‘t lose cuz you don‘t even take part
2018-09-11 15:42
Didint know Cyprus had a mouth. There sure is a lot to discover about our island
2018-09-11 15:43
#47
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Austria shaakeh 
Amazing island with neat mouth
2018-09-11 15:48
Hi Mr. Expected
2018-09-11 17:22
Btw the other two comments are made by people from israel and Italy.
2018-09-11 15:44
#48
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Germany Youdontknowme 
Nah i won‘t comment on the israel guy Otherwise instant nazi comments inc.
2018-09-11 15:48
What makes you think that I won't make the same comments about you being a racist?
2018-09-11 15:58
#77
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Germany Youdontknowme 
Well it seems that everyone who talks critical about another country/group of people is a racist But nazi comments are only present when a german does that
2018-09-11 17:04
xd
2018-09-11 18:32
#56
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United Kingdom C4Golden 
WW2 is in the past. We just forget everything apart from the white flags of the French XD
2018-09-11 15:59
And London being bombed and then saved by the Soviets and the Americans, the real superpowers of the 20th century
2018-09-11 16:41
#102
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United Kingdom TGR4 
I mean yeah. If you don't include the battle of Britain, when Germany tried to invade Britain and defended ourselves with only our air force the RAF. Literally no American or Soviet involvement at all. Not to mention the Soviets never helped us, Germany started a war with them when they were still at war with us and thinned out there army too much and lost. But yeah Britain did nothing, only the Americans and Soviets, good analysis, are you Thorin btw?
2018-09-11 18:47
#108
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United States KylieJenner 
Jesus. Lol. The other guy is dumb. He's just depressed and suicidal and wished his parents were gassed so he didn't have to be alive anymore
2018-09-11 21:45
lol, u can tell me whatever u want, but i dont think jews even had a real chance to fight during the war, but imo we did win in the end because we were able to return to our homeland
2018-09-11 16:40
#79
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Germany Youdontknowme 
Lets say you didn‘t lose it‘s more accurate i guess No it‘s not about you it‘s about the guys waiting for opporunities like that to comment“ nazi“ I‘m sick of this
2018-09-11 17:07
I wouldn't call u a nazi if you would have said that the jews lost the war or whatever, what ever happened is in the past and current day germans shouldn't be blamed for it
2018-09-11 17:15
I know #101 is trolling but there are still some people who think so Glad to see you don‘t think so ( especially cuz your from israel but idk if you are jewish)
2018-09-11 18:58
Nazi
2018-09-11 18:32
#88
STYKO | 
Slovakia WeniX 
But what The fuck has everybody ‘s homeland with CS?
2018-09-11 17:15
I made a joke about Italy always being on the losing side, everyone took it personal for some reason...
2018-09-11 17:15
Na not me
2018-09-11 19:10
#95
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Israel Rea77y 
Said the jew that his country never got to any big tournament other than in basketball 40 years ago. Wait what
2018-09-11 17:28
#13
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
Pimp won't be there. He was only doing the Qualifier. HLTV please... At least get this info correct, we already know you fucked up with vice...
2018-09-11 15:34
#22
NiKo | 
Europe NeO_RiGhT 
No PIMP = no ResidentSleeper
2018-09-11 15:32
#51
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India MihirX27 
Yeah what was that deal about vice? I got a notification saying vice joins the talent, but I got a 'error 404' message instead. What was that whole ordeal?
2018-09-11 15:55
TyLoo PogChamp
2018-09-11 15:31
TyLoo will go 0-3
2018-09-11 15:32
0/8
2018-09-11 15:34
#50
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Indonesia linekerrr 
That's a funny way to spell na'vi
2018-09-11 15:50
NaVi will win the major, unlike tyloo who goes on fluke runs and never wins anything
2018-09-11 16:38
#80
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Germany lalaking 
Yes we saw how „good“ navi was on last dreamhack. Bot
2018-09-11 17:09
#80
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Germany lalaking 
-1
2018-09-11 17:10
#52
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India MihirX27 
I thought Vega would go 0-3 in New Challengers, and Astralis would go 3-0. TyLoo atleast exceeded expectations, so Mad props to them.
2018-09-11 15:57
I think Vega are pretty good, but its hard to say which team between vega and tyloo will go 0-3 because no one knows who they'll face on the 2nd or 3rd match
2018-09-11 16:39
#14
NiKo | 
Europe NeO_RiGhT 
Just tell me what is new in the news?
2018-09-11 15:31
#61
ropz | 
Canada Wormyyy 
Q B F Q B F Q B F Q B F Q B F Q B F Q B F Q B F Q B F Q B F Q B F
2018-09-11 16:11
#2
Frosty | 
Finland Fr0styCS 
I is gey
2018-09-11 15:29
#58
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
EZ 4: Hellraisers Liquid FaZe Fnatic Mibr Mousesports Asstralis Vega Squadron
2018-09-11 16:06
Lol i got exact the Same teams
2018-09-11 17:27
#3
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Switzerland Schwandi 
LETS GOOO!!
2018-09-11 15:29
Go
2018-09-11 15:32
#23
Happy | 
Poland Millka 
should only top8 qual for next major... fingers crossed for Vega, swedes and BIG...
2018-09-11 15:33
#54
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India MihirX27 
RIP WinStrike amirite
2018-09-11 15:58
#98
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Hungary Shaperz 
WinStrike? No chance my friend
2018-09-11 18:01
#110
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India MihirX27 
+1 for the Pasha Reference
2018-09-12 00:07
Ok
2018-09-11 15:30
ez 4 NA top 1
2018-09-11 15:31
0-3 nip
2018-09-11 15:31
THREAT? hmm
2018-09-11 15:31
#21
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Denmark fyhn 
I think he'll do great! This is by far the best analyst desk lineup I've ever seen!
2018-09-11 15:32
I will miss Ynk and Thoorin.
2018-09-11 17:12
#84
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Denmark kozality 
We need Thorin there to be honest. A desk without him isn't really worth watching, even if Jacob's there.
2018-09-11 17:13
#96
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Denmark fyhn 
Hahahaha good one.
2018-09-11 17:30
#87
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Denmark MeToxi 
I don't recall seeing him in the new challengers stage, did he even analyse any of those games?
2018-09-11 17:15
#112
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Denmark kozality 
Nope.
2018-09-12 19:42
We are smart, we are loyal, we are friendly, we are from Brazil! #RUNSKG
2018-09-11 15:31
how is brazil smart, loyal and friendly
2018-09-11 17:12
#18
NiKo | 
United States skurr 
faze wins pls
2018-09-11 15:32
7-8. place gets nothing? :o
2018-09-11 15:33
#37
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Russia agrachiv 
5-8 for sure
2018-09-11 15:35
#37
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Russia agrachiv 
5-8 for sure
2018-09-11 15:35
OMG HYPEEEEEEEEEEEEEE NIP YOU GOT DIS
2018-09-11 15:33
#28
NBK- | 
China Garily 
so is there no bonus for 7th-8th?
2018-09-11 15:33
5-8. - $35,000 + IEM Katowice Major Legend Status
2018-09-11 15:48
#29
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Czech Republic LordOozik 
Eh guys from HLTV? 7.-8. will also get a Major Legend Status (don't know about the money) but it seems like it's missing.
2018-09-11 15:33
thank you hltv
2018-09-11 15:34
G2, I fear ...
2018-09-11 15:36
#40
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World scrape 
No Pansy? Finally!!!!
2018-09-11 15:37
500.000$ Astralis be like TY
2018-09-11 15:39
#42
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Netherlands Legendarycrab 
5-6. - $35,000 + IEM Katowice Major Legend Status Should be 5-8 right?
2018-09-11 15:40
#GONINJAS
2018-09-11 15:47
9-11. - $8,750 + IEM Katowice Major New Challenger Status 12-14. - $8,750 + IEM Katowice Major New Challenger Status soo.... like 9-14. - $8,750 + IEM Katowice Major New Challenger Status?
2018-09-11 15:58
#66
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
LuL
2018-09-11 16:30
Ez mibr
2018-09-11 15:59
#59
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Pimp analyst at Major now, well done Pimp and gl Go Astralis!
2018-09-11 16:06
#60
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Challengers got the best 2 teams
2018-09-11 16:07
All your base are belong to Astralis
2018-09-11 16:14
#63
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
there used to be so much more hype around majors, at least for me pumped anyways hopefully a new major winner
2018-09-11 16:16
#99
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World breezy0 
i think this major has pretty good hype
2018-09-11 18:23
#64
woxic | 
Turkey egn_55 
Gl all team
2018-09-11 16:21
Space soldiers :(
2018-09-11 16:27
Yay
2018-09-11 16:35
#69
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Hungary lemusz 
are these gonna take place in the same basement as the qualifier?
2018-09-11 16:36
#72
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
finaly sadokist again.
2018-09-11 16:39
#75
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France dAdji 
Sado<3kist
2018-09-11 16:45
#76
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Brazil BlueLighting 
BO1... Meh
2018-09-11 16:46
#78
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Other nt_try 
WHY PALA
2018-09-11 17:05
#86
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Denmark kozality 
Yeah, he's God awful.
2018-09-11 17:15
#90
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Denmark kozality 
G2 < HellRaisers Winstrike < Liquid FaZe < BIG fnatic < compLexity MIBR < TYLOO mousesports > NiP Natus Vincere < Astralis Cloud9 < Vega Squadron
2018-09-11 17:17
#92
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India transformer 
Damn the finals should be Bo5!!
2018-09-11 17:25
de_lay inc?
2018-09-11 17:26
My prediction : New Legend FaZe fnatic MIBR mousesports Natus Vincere Liquid NiP Astralis
2018-09-11 17:32
#103
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Indonesia linekerrr 
-fnatic -mouse +tyloo +BiG
2018-09-11 18:48
#104
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Switzerland liyan 
n1
2018-09-11 18:53
#107
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Poland Nivener 
Damn, no Freya as an interviewer? I think she did great at the New Challengers stage. Not only is she cute but she really nailed most of the interviews - she asked intelligent questions that were on point, you could clearly see that she knows CS mechanics and she was into the games. No bullshit. I like Mantrousse so it's not that big of a deal for me but I really think that Freya did a great job. I prefer Pala over most annoying interviewer ever - Smix (ugh, I can't stand her).
2018-09-11 21:06
#109
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
9-11. - $8,750 + IEM Katowice Major New Challenger Status 12-14. - $8,750 + IEM Katowice Major New Challenger Status ??? More like 9-14. - $8,750 + IEM Katowice Major New Challenger Status
2018-09-11 22:27
#111
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Indonesia BnDeR 
why is it only 6 teams which can make new challenger status? previous majors had 8 teams...
2018-09-12 18:19
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