Final Challengers Stage matchups set

Six teams are left, fighting for the final three Legends Stage spots in round five.

The fifth round matchups of the PGL Major Antwerp Challengers Stage have been set following the conclusion of round four, which saw ENCE close out the day with a win over Bad News Eagles in the 2-1 pool while MIBR took down Eternal Fire in an elimination match.

Going into the final day of the first stage, it's do-or-die for the six teams who are sitting on a 2-2 record and whose fate is still left undecided.

A not-too-unfamiliar matchup awaits nitr0 in the form of Astralis

A highly-anticipated matchup once upon a time but now the first encounter between the two current iterations of the two teams, Liquid and Astralis, will kick off day four in Antwerp.

Bad News Eagles vs. MIBR will follow, a close battle between the current #26 and #25 teams according to HLTV.org's ranking, and forZe vs. Imperial will close out the day as the final spot-deciding series.

Round 5 (2-2 pool)
12:00 Denmark Astralis vs. United States Liquid
15:45 Kosovo Bad News Eagles vs. Brazil MIBR
19:30 Russia forZe vs. Brazil Imperial

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First Born to bang! Rooting for Imperial, but Forze is a better team.
2022-05-11 22:11
35 replies
Astralis + BNE + Forze will go to legends stage
2022-05-11 22:17
30 replies
+1
2022-05-11 22:21
18 replies
Imperial for the WIN! Brazilian Storm is real! Brazilian ERA is about to begin! Save my words! ♥
2022-05-12 00:57
17 replies
#104
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Belgium FLNX
Cheering for your team is nice but saying an Era is coming when they are about to be eliminated is why everyone hates you people
2022-05-12 01:20
14 replies
I can agree that an era is an overstatement, but it is cool to cheer and dream about something that is unlikely, you shouldn't hate someone for that :/
2022-05-12 01:27
Hate is free, the real challenge nowdays is "Love"! You will never know about the true passion for the e-sports and respect.
2022-05-12 01:39
Tbf you people hate us just because we exist and even more when we can make something out of nothing.
2022-05-12 02:14
11 replies
lame
2022-05-12 02:19
9 replies
But true
2022-05-12 02:19
8 replies
nah noone hates you for no reason mate
2022-05-12 02:20
7 replies
I just gave two reasons, your point is invalid
2022-05-12 02:25
6 replies
Don’t think anyone hates you for either reason, mate
2022-05-12 02:52
2 replies
Not even talking about me in specific, but talking about brazilians in every type of competition ever
2022-05-12 03:53
1 reply
And I think that's what he meant. I kinda understand your statement but people nowadays find a way to hate everyone and everything.
2022-05-12 09:17
Your point is invalid since both your reasons are completely wrong lol
2022-05-12 03:34
2 replies
Wrong huh?? But why is that??
2022-05-12 04:01
1 reply
You reverse uno'd them and now they love you, not intentionally though.
2022-05-12 08:38
#142
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United States Hayaaa
Invasion
2022-05-12 05:26
#151
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Brazil CJUNIOR92
Imperial for the WIN! Brazilian Storm is real!
2022-05-12 06:54
1 reply
Or not, u jinxed urself
2022-05-12 12:02
It would be good for MAJOR if Imperial move forward. They can make hundreds of thousands people on live streaming. Its three or 3 times what official major stream are usually making.
2022-05-11 22:22
5 replies
#61
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Norway Zordos
That is true, they bring a lot of fans with them. They havent played bad neither so they could take down forze.
2022-05-11 22:54
4 replies
They have the worst odds out of all matchups, forze is the superior team on paper, i am not a fan of fallen but i will cheer for them. If they lose, no big deal all since a team who was supposed to be a tier 3 on paper (with players who came back from retirement 4 months ago) reaching top 17th-19th is already a huge achievement on its own
2022-05-11 23:05
3 replies
#67
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Norway Zordos
Agreed.
2022-05-11 23:08
true, its already a miracle that they qualified for major. Reaching new lengends stage would be an insane overperformance
2022-05-11 23:25
1 reply
+1
2022-05-11 23:28
+1 But Forze might flop
2022-05-11 22:52
+1 sad for imperial but true
2022-05-12 04:35
#143
arT | 
Brazil Ferba
I still think mibr can beat BNE pretty easily
2022-05-12 05:32
#169
emi | 
Serbia bra1np
liquid, mibr, imperial haha
2022-05-12 13:06
Astralis lol
2022-05-12 14:25
i want forze and bne to win, however for the sake of my pickems i need one of them to lose
2022-05-11 22:18
I really wanted to see Imperial compete in the play offs but forze deserve it more
2022-05-11 22:22
Yes i dont like forze. But they are more deserved than bunch of washed veteran from brazil
2022-05-11 22:56
Better team? 2-0 JUST for you. :)
2022-05-12 20:54
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
Imperial is finished
2022-05-11 22:11
13 replies
#18
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North America Camino
No they’re Brazilian
2022-05-11 22:14
8 replies
No they’re eliminated
2022-05-11 22:15
7 replies
no they're south american
2022-05-11 22:19
6 replies
#62
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Brazil DLCteam
must respect. FNX 2 major =, 2 winner !
2022-05-11 22:55
1 reply
Fnx finished bro
2022-05-12 11:05
no they're fnx
2022-05-11 23:10
3 replies
+1 no fnx no major
2022-05-11 23:41
#99
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Brazil JoViih
"forget" :v
2022-05-12 01:00
#112
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Brazil GabsZ2
no they're warriors
2022-05-12 01:41
#81
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North America BoDaddy
They haven’t even played
2022-05-11 23:37
#85
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Ireland reyno0o
No you're finish
2022-05-11 23:43
1 reply
Real
2022-05-12 01:59
Where's your opinion now? :)
2022-05-12 20:30
#3
ropz | 
Estonia fezco
lets gooo
2022-05-11 22:11
#4
cogu | 
Brazil Capi___
Go imperial
2022-05-11 22:11
go forze, liquid, BNE
2022-05-11 22:11
2 replies
Liquid is a dead org!!
2022-05-11 22:12
1 reply
#15
RUSH | 
Seychelles rs6a
NA is a dead scene*
2022-05-11 22:14
#6
falleN | 
Brazil Uzem
ez for liquid, imperial and mibr
2022-05-11 22:11
3 replies
Easiest planetickets home for all three teams yes.
2022-05-11 22:13
1 reply
#17
falleN | 
Brazil Uzem
Let's get my boys at the airport
2022-05-11 22:14
+1 mibr best brazilian team after furia and el professor
2022-05-11 22:18
#7
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Armenia GaRY56
Go mibr and imperial!!!
2022-05-11 22:12
RIP Liquid...
2022-05-11 22:13
#11
RUSH | 
Seychelles rs6a
Astralis BNE Forze
2022-05-11 22:13
Europe vs Americas 3-0 to Europe
2022-05-11 22:13
Liquid BNE Forze Believe me, 100% correct, i have won about 5000$ this major. Thank me later:)
2022-05-11 22:13
9 replies
I agree with the last two but why Liquid? I wouldn't say that they went through strong teams in challengers and defeat to the Brazilian pensioners puts everything under a very big question
2022-05-11 22:29
7 replies
Astralis is a bit better than Liquid but my sixth sense tell that Liquid is going to win.
2022-05-11 23:21
6 replies
#90
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Finland 7ones
Astralis is pretty sick team on paper + blamef and konfig have so much raw firepower. No chance for liquid, 2 - 0 for Astralis.
2022-05-11 23:59
5 replies
Pretty sick team? Nah, only blamef and konfig are good. Let’s see if it is true tmr:)
2022-05-12 00:09
3 replies
this
2022-05-12 00:56
1 reply
???what
2022-05-12 01:08
#113
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Ukraine VoidWave
+1 everybody else is literally dead weight Astralis looks so bad this major
2022-05-12 01:54
The sad part is is that Liquid *should* be the better team judging by the players on the team, but they just kinda... suck
2022-05-12 07:27
#100
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Serbia z3k0
STOP BETTING ON ASTRALIS
2022-05-12 01:01
#14
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United States MrNoodle
Bye Astralis!
2022-05-11 22:14
2 replies
I hope so Dude
2022-05-12 09:37
1 reply
#178
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United States MrNoodle
Mission success!
2022-05-13 02:44
ez4astra
2022-05-11 22:14
RIP NA AND SA CS AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2022-05-11 22:14
2 replies
#36
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Brazil Farta1
At least we are in Major 2-2 with a chance to Legends and for BR we also have Furia already in Legends hahahahaha
2022-05-11 22:20
CS Portugal ----> OMEGALULLL nick confirmed😆🤣
2022-05-11 22:46
#20
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Fiji Juuzou_
Best draw for bne, would be cool to see them advance
2022-05-11 22:15
#22
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India _wanderer_
Astralis BNE Forze
2022-05-11 22:16
1 reply
#108
L.K.S | 
Saint Kitts and Nevis Xeeh
yeah that seems the most likely
2022-05-12 01:32
#23
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Albania Fleeperi
Astralis Forze Bne
2022-05-11 22:16
Let's go BNE!!!!
2022-05-11 22:16
I hate being an NA fan
2022-05-11 22:16
2 replies
#53
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Russia JazzyClubs
You don't have to.
2022-05-11 22:43
#101
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Australia CaZeR01
I know how you feel :(
2022-05-12 01:03
#26
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Brazil BadNana
Thank god Imperial game not 7am again! Liquid MIBR IMPERIAL
2022-05-11 22:17
Classico Liquid Astralis matchup
2022-05-11 22:18
GO BNE SAVE MY PICKEMS
2022-05-11 22:18
I am so screwed...i need either Liquid or Forze to make it. Gonna be a stressful day.
2022-05-11 22:18
6 replies
#57
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Russia JazzyClubs
Ez for forZe, isn't it?
2022-05-11 22:49
5 replies
I think yea...pray for me.
2022-05-11 23:10
4 replies
Gratz.
2022-05-12 14:27
3 replies
Thank you mens!!! feel bad for my guy konfig but lets fuckin gooooo NA CS SAVED
2022-05-12 14:41
My day was almost ruined
2022-05-12 20:33
1 reply
Props to Liquid, I guess :)
2022-05-12 20:56
#34
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Brazil Madamrocas
Astralis Mibr Forze
2022-05-11 22:19
Astralis > Liquid BNE < MIBR ForZe > Imperial
2022-05-11 22:20
1 reply
#144
arT | 
Brazil Ferba
+1, idk why everyone is so confident about BNE
2022-05-12 05:35
#38
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Brazil sikis
favorites, Astralis, Bad News Eagles and Forze, but anything can happen. cheering for MIBR, Liquid and Imperial
2022-05-11 22:21
lets fcking go eagles
2022-05-11 22:23
go Imperial 🌟 gonna be hard, but i believe in miracles 🌠
2022-05-11 22:26
damn, all of them are in my pickems
2022-05-11 22:27
#44
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Belgium Gaetje
Astralis back to Australia gg
2022-05-11 22:27
#46
 | 
Germany X5ander
3 chances for America / South America for at least one legend spot. Let's see, if they can get one, or will we see a legend stage major with only EU / CIS teams.
2022-05-11 22:30
3 replies
Furia is already there bro...
2022-05-11 22:38
1 reply
#153
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Germany X5ander
ah correct, sorry. :-D
2022-05-12 08:01
you completely forgot Furia lmao
2022-05-12 04:24
wanna see BNE winning here. Never rooted for any team but do for them,these boys must be on Major.
2022-05-11 22:38
Go BNE brothers!
2022-05-11 22:40
#52
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Mongolia TengisG
IHC were so close to win Imperial. I think Liquid got this. If liquid lose this IHC>>>>
2022-05-11 22:41
Ez 4 Imperial and mibr
2022-05-11 22:46
Lets go BNE!
2022-05-11 22:51
in what world ast and liquid match each other. i mean it is so bad even for following viewers, pgl will lose one side. nice match ups for brazillians like they had all the way.
2022-05-11 22:52
#66
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United States Phanji
Astralis vs liquid my pickems are saved no matter who wins
2022-05-11 23:07
its map 3, ancient, 15-14, astralis are one round away from elimination. astralis call tech pause. an 11th player joins the server. it's jks. he's been dming duolingo and praccing danish for the last 6 months. xyp opens steam overlay with shift+tab and trades him the signature xyp9x m4a1s with the shave master sticker. "you are clutch god now" he says in text chat, then logs off and disappears into the streets of antwrep.the round starts and konfig tks blame, gla1ve and fartig and gets kicked from the match. jks hits a pog 1v5 ace clutch to secure overtime. glaive calls 3 b rushes in a row to secure a flawless t side in OT. they only need one more round to secure the series. blameF kills glaive and garlic and then nades himself off the server. its jks vs 5. he self boosts over the scaffold and gets a nasty 4k with only 5 bullets. he hides in the pocket. there's 55 seconds left and it's only shox alive, a site is free. shox pushes b, doesn't clear the pocket and dies instantly. jks is now become clutch god, ender of rounds. astraslis goes on to win the major, and the next 4. to the star.s
2022-05-11 23:17
6 replies
underrated post
2022-05-11 23:46
Lmaooooo
2022-05-12 01:24
#141
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Brazil S0wCai0
time traveller 001
2022-05-12 05:12
#145
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China Rynaki
can confirm, I was the sticker
2022-05-12 05:56
+1 Love it
2022-05-12 10:55
Lmaooooooooo
2022-05-12 11:09
#72
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Kosovo N4rc0
BNE the dark horse of this major
2022-05-11 23:19
1 reply
Even if they lose today it's been one hell of a run
2022-05-12 09:55
Jinx but let's go Forze, BNE and either Astralis or LULquid
2022-05-11 23:25
Congratulations to astralis for qualifying for the legends stage!
2022-05-11 23:32
wow
2022-05-11 23:34
All three slots going to Americas
2022-05-11 23:40
No BR in playoffs 🙏
2022-05-11 23:41
astralis mibr forze
2022-05-11 23:48
If Shox plays like today Astralis has no chance, if they are going to choke again they will lose. But I hope Liquid goes through. Other games arent even worth watching. Its kinda sad that either Liquid or Astralis won't make it
2022-05-11 23:48
#89
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Best of luck to all teams. :D It's been an explosive Challengers Stage thus far. ^^
2022-05-11 23:49
What a spot to be in, my PickEm is hanging on the Mibr - Bne match and if Mibro lose so do I. Brazilki don't let me down please
2022-05-12 00:15
#93
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Australia CaZeR01
My pickems are saved. Ill get my 5th pick if liquid or astralis win
2022-05-12 00:27
1 reply
Same
2022-05-12 09:54
Take my energy Liquid, MIBR and Imperial
2022-05-12 00:31
idk but somehow i think liquid will crush astralis, see you guys tomorrow
2022-05-12 00:52
#96
fnx | 
Italy MxTxxTx
2022-05-12 00:54
#106
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Slovakia xaboff
Probably the most important day for NACS ever. This day decides whether they'll have 4 or 7 spots at the next major (or anywhere in between ofc)
2022-05-12 01:25
3 replies
Nvm
2022-05-12 01:40
Yo le noob, If all 3 teams lose NA will only have 3 spots for the next Major (1 legends or Challengers depending on how Furia place, and 2 Contenders like any other region).
2022-05-12 02:01
1 reply
#123
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Slovakia xaboff
They get 4. As you said Furia either gets a Legends or Challengers spot, but the Contender spots are locked at 3EU, 3AM and 2APAC, not 2 each. How would that even work with 3 regions?
2022-05-12 02:25
unironically think mibr wins this
2022-05-12 01:37
GL Imperial! Strange how they had Astralis and Liquid go against each other
2022-05-12 02:11
Liquid now would be a good time to become good. Step it up you slackers
2022-05-12 02:48
#125
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Portugal Davdio
astralis bne forze
2022-05-12 02:49
Astralis MIBR Imperial Go Brazil!
2022-05-12 03:10
monkaS
2022-05-12 03:51
#135
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India taco9873
LIQUID VS ASTRALIS?!? OH MY FUCKING GOD LESGO
2022-05-12 04:05
bne or imperial should win.... gg my pick'ems
2022-05-12 05:03
Good luck forZe!
2022-05-12 06:11
#147
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Brazil drsiemann
MIBR has a good chance of winning, they're a really solid team and their matches with Astralis and Outsiders were very close best of 1s.
2022-05-12 06:15
#149
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Indonesia lukerey
This is either be a sad day for BR or great day for them. But the most important things today is watching astralis lose against shox. kekw
2022-05-12 06:41
2 replies
#155
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Brazil Elakk
No way they lose to liquid
2022-05-12 08:29
1 reply
#172
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Indonesia lukerey
hell yea
2022-05-12 14:34
Let's go Liquid!
2022-05-12 06:45
#154
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Hungary saxxo
Poor Astralis, always the hardest possible enemy…
2022-05-12 08:16
I would love to see Imperial going through, but Forze deserve it just as much, they have been playing really well. Sad to see either Liquid or Astralis not going through, but it's their own fault if they didn't manage to qualify earlier.
2022-05-12 09:52
Astralis, BNE and Imperial going to the next phase.
2022-05-12 11:21
1 reply
i hope so
2022-05-12 11:42
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