New Challengers Stage day three match-ups settled

The match-ups for the third day of the StarLadder Major's New Challengers Stage have been decided, with three more teams standing on the brink of elimination.

Much to everyone's surprise, Vitality and FURIA, the No.2 and No.9 teams in the world, face the prospect of elimination even before the final Swiss round. The Brazilians will fight for their tournament lives against Syman, while the Frenchmen face a must-win clash against HellRaisers.

The last elimination encounter will see Complexity take on Grayhound in what could potentially turn out to be Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga's farewell match for the Australians as he is set to leave the team after the Major.

FURIA will fight for survival against Syman

Over in the 2-1 pool, all eyes will be on the G2-forZe clash. NRG, who have shown improvement in their form in their last two games, will go up against AVANGAR, whereas DreamEaters - one of the surprise packages of the tournament so far - will look to claim another scalp against CR4ZY, who just came off a heartbreaking loss to North.

Below you can find the match-ups for the third day of the Major:

2-1 pool:

France G2 vs. Russia forZe
United States NRG vs. Kazakhstan AVANGAR
Russia DreamEaters vs. Serbia CR4ZY

1-2 pool:

Brazil FURIA vs. CIS Syman
United States Complexity vs. Australia Grayhound
France Vitality vs. Europe HellRaisers

Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
637
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
dream eaters gnna eat them alive
2019-08-25 00:33
Who?
2019-08-25 00:35
the girls
2019-08-25 00:36
#24
 | 
Tunisia Respecc 
G2>forze Avangar>nrg Crazy>dreameaters Syman>Furia Col>Gh Vitality>hellraisers.
2019-08-25 00:41
#29
 | 
United States YaLoveToSeeIt 
NRG> Otherwise +1
2019-08-25 00:48
dreameaters> Otherwise +1
2019-08-25 00:52
#43
 | 
United States Samsquanch_ 
Lol not happening bro sry
2019-08-25 01:28
They definitely have the potential. Crazy lost to north ffs. How embarrassing
2019-08-25 07:04
#74
 | 
Norway izoup 
North played insane yesterday tho
2019-08-25 09:10
You say that like North is an easy team to beat.
2019-08-25 10:09
Told you
2019-08-25 20:51
#55
 | 
Philippines LYrpz 
Vitality = HR
2019-08-25 03:07
Cry is not free
2019-08-25 00:48
Fak u it is
2019-08-25 04:31
#35
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
not if cr4zy go hannibal lecter first
2019-08-25 01:01
#86
 | 
Germany MightyChris96 
Dream on Kiddo
2019-08-25 10:54
HellRaisers will beat Vitality. It's gonna happen.
2019-08-25 00:35
Hope so, but HR is even more trash than Vitality.
2019-08-25 00:39
+1
2019-08-25 00:44
Lmao in a bo3 vitality will start to play like they should
2019-08-25 00:40
I think you're right but, look at the teams in the 2-1 round. I honestly think all 6 have a good shot of beating vitality in a bo3. So even if they beat hellraisers (which they should), there is no guarantee they will advance to the next stage.
2019-08-25 11:09
#90
 | 
France FrighTyyy 
You are right.
2019-08-25 11:31
I agree but bo1 is upset land and everyone knows that. Beat vitality in a bo3 and you gain a lot of a validity though
2019-08-25 11:51
No way
2019-08-25 01:14
Bo3 nochance
2019-08-25 01:51
#4
ISSAA | 
Jordan deyta 
ez 4 ISSAA
2019-08-25 00:33
#9
 | 
Slovakia Ayyzicle 
biggest +1 of my life
2019-08-25 00:34
+1 his time to shine
2019-08-25 06:56
#89
 | 
Europe FJUL 
+1 go HR
2019-08-25 11:26
#5
 | 
Turkey montpaylit 
g2 > forze nrg >avangar crazy > eaters syman > furia col > grayhound hr > vitality
2019-08-25 00:36
hr > vitality ?
2019-08-25 00:38
#21
 | 
Turkey montpaylit 
oskar > zywho
2019-08-25 00:40
Lmfao
2019-08-25 01:08
Top 1 world > top 30025
2019-08-25 01:14
yeah imagine top 1 player losing against cis noname teams 2 times
2019-08-25 09:57
Yeah, imagine top 1 player throwing a map just to try to get a knife kill.... #thes1mplelife
2019-08-25 11:33
top 1? LUL
2019-08-25 11:48
I was talking about s1mple... OBVIOUSLY you should know what I am talking about. If not, just delete your account.
2019-08-25 12:40
flag checks out LUL me too talking about s1mple stupid burgermen)) your head is fully empty
2019-08-25 17:59
#85
 | 
Colombia MonstarX 
nt S1mple #1 ZyWoo #3
2019-08-25 10:45
#94
 | 
Germany killmichi 
G2 = ForZe. 50 50 matchup NRG = Avangar 50 50 again with small advantage. to NRG imo Cr4zy = Dreameaters 60 40 to Cr4zy though since. they played insanely well yesterday. Syman = Furia 50 50 with slight advantage to. Syman Col = Grayhound 50 50 with small advantage to. greyhound Hellraisers < Vitality Only clear matchup for me. Vit has looked bad but HR even more imo.
2019-08-25 11:57
#97
 | 
Turkey montpaylit 
good analysis sir
2019-08-25 13:11
#6
 | 
Portugal Agricultor 
nice matches
2019-08-25 00:34
North 3-0 ez pz
2019-08-25 00:34
#75
arT | 
Brazil Maujubudo 
Accessibility Major
2019-08-25 09:22
G2 NRG CRAZY
2019-08-25 00:34
#10
 | 
Slovakia Ayyzicle 
HR PLS
2019-08-25 00:35
#12
woxic | 
Turkey tigrit0 
forze > g2
2019-08-25 00:35
#14
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
g2 avangar cr4zy furia no one vitality
2019-08-25 00:36
#15
 | 
North America Tic0 
ZyPOO gonna choke
2019-08-25 00:37
#16
 | 
Poland Lukovsky 
Syman got the toughest opponents so far deserved for throwing
2019-08-25 00:38
How much?
2019-08-25 00:40
Furia doesn't look dangerous on this tourney.
2019-08-25 01:02
I Agree
2019-08-25 04:27
ForZe Nrg CR4ZY Syman Grayhound Vitality
2019-08-25 00:38
#19
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
G2 AVANGAR CR4ZY FURIA Grayhound Vitality
2019-08-25 00:38
#25
Zero | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
I love how every1 is saying the obv teams will win, I wanna see their faces if DE, AVANGAR and Forze win
2019-08-25 00:41
Avangar has a very real chance of winning their match up
2019-08-25 08:00
#83
Zero | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
All of them do, forze is an underrated team, AVANGAR has a high chance and DE seems like they could surprise
2019-08-25 10:27
#76
 | 
World bigb1rd 
Not sure any of the these matchups are that predictable. I think Vitality will stomp HR but I could see any other match going either way, all these teams are decent
2019-08-25 09:30
#84
Zero | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
+1
2019-08-25 10:27
Really boring matches except for the first one
2019-08-25 00:44
#28
 | 
Albania M3rtt 
G2 > Forze Avangar < nrg Crazy>dreameaters Syman < Furia Col > Gh Vitality > hellraisers.
2019-08-25 00:47
#31
Xizt | 
Canada Rommlel 
Are these all bo3s?
2019-08-25 00:51
Correct
2019-08-25 01:00
g2 over 2.5 / Avangar win/cr4zy quick 2;0 /Furis 2;0/Complexity win / Vitalulity win
2019-08-25 00:52
#36
 | 
CIS xkram 
G2 NRG DREAMEATERS FURIA COMPLEXITY HELLRAISERS dont @ me
2019-08-25 01:01
@ you
2019-08-25 01:09
Imagine vitality not making it out, thorin is gonna go nuts! :)))
2019-08-25 01:08
sadly they are getting carried by the seeding system
2019-08-25 01:36
Imagine dreameaters making new legends xdd
2019-08-25 01:52
#47
 | 
Bulgaria vectralsoul 
G2 NRG CR4ZY I pray these 3 win and idgaf about the rest of this stage... BlessRNG
2019-08-25 01:53
+1
2019-08-25 01:53
#53
 | 
Canada herocoolzzz 
yeah man, it will saved my pick em since I need 3 more
2019-08-25 02:29
#49
Asia fazx 
i'm gonna shit myself if vitality didn't got through
2019-08-25 01:58
Get the pampers ready kid
2019-08-25 02:02
#95
Asia fazx 
+1
2019-08-25 12:35
Finally the Zywoo hype is going to end Phew
2019-08-25 02:03
#77
 | 
World bigb1rd 
It's not 'hype' when he's proven multiple times that he can play better than almost anyone else against any team around. Moron.
2019-08-25 09:31
Pfft, hype until he actually wins something
2019-08-25 14:40
#52
 | 
France J0riS 
G2 forZe will be the best match I believe
2019-08-25 02:07
#54
 | 
Poland Crai9Xen 
I Hope vitality will choke and Oskar Plays his best
2019-08-25 02:35
Vitality: "TOP 2 IN THE WORLD" Some CIS boys: We're About to End This Team Whole Career
2019-08-25 04:21
#88
 | 
Netherlands Nathank138 
+1 lmao
2019-08-25 11:23
G2 NRG and Cr4zy to save my pickems
2019-08-25 04:38
G2 NRG and Cr4zy to save my pickems
2019-08-25 04:38
#62
 | 
Myanmar aligholiz77 
All these matches look good except for complex and greyhound match.
2019-08-25 05:34
#65
ANGE1 | 
Russia ultnie 
Agree, I can't believe that teams that just won 0-2 matches against now proven worst teams at the major gonna play each other. That's not how it should work. Whatever the starting ELO was and whatever formula they use - it's simply doesn't work properly.
2019-08-25 07:08
Hltv ranking system + teams that already played each other can't play each other again (vit/sym)
2019-08-25 09:37
#79
ANGE1 | 
Russia ultnie 
I know. I just think that at this point GH and coL should be considered lower tier than HR. Especially since HR destroyed coL.
2019-08-25 09:40
#66
 | 
Kazakhstan MahNinja 
i have no prediction but Syman will destroy Whoria xDD
2019-08-25 07:17
Forze AVANGAR CR4ZY Furia Grayhound? Vitality (if zywho doesnt choke)
2019-08-25 07:31
Imagine showing these kind of results as rank 2, against Syman and Dreameaters. Well played by Syman and DE but wow does Vitality suck apparently, did they forget to bootcamp?
2019-08-25 08:28
zywoo hasnt shown up. Or atleast isnt doing nearly aswell as he usually does. Rest of the team also doing worse then normal, but since Zywoo isnt carrying the team cant dominate
2019-08-25 08:44
Forze NRG Cr4zy Furia Greyhound Vitality
2019-08-25 08:43
I hope Vitality lose today
2019-08-25 09:09
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.