Opening matches of PGL Major Antwerp Legends Stage set

Several high-octane matchups await us in the first round of the Legends Stage already.

With Liquid, Bad News Eagles, and Imperial securing wins in the final round and rounding out the Legends Stage team list, the opening matchups of the second stage of the PGL Major in Antwerp have been set.

The 16 teams in attendance were assigned seeding based on their placings in the RMR (for the teams who qualified as Legends) and the Challengers Stage, and it has turned out several highly-anticipated matchups already in round one, which is set to take place after a day off, on Saturday.

FaZe will meet their EPL S15 grand final opponents ENCE in the opener

The highlight bout of the bunch is undoubtedly the repeat of the ESL Pro League Season 15 grand final affair between FaZe and ENCE, but it is far from the only encounter between current top-10 teams we will see on the opening day of the Legends Stage.

Cloud9 (#4) vs. Outsiders (#10) and Natus Vincere (#2) up against G2 (#6) are two more examples of a very high-octane set of first-round matchups, all of which you can find below:

Saturday, May 14
12:00 Denmark Heroic vs. United States Liquid
12:00 Denmark Copenhagen Flames vs. Kosovo Bad News Eagles
13:15 Sweden NIP vs. France Vitality
13:15 Russia Cloud9 vs. CIS Outsiders
14:30 Europe FaZe vs. Europe ENCE
14:30 Brazil FURIA vs. Russia Spirit
15:45 Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Europe G2
15:45 Germany BIG vs. Brazil Imperial

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EZ4LIQUID
2022-05-12 21:10
16 replies
#27
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Brazil flytw4tp
EZ G2
2022-05-12 21:19
8 replies
#57
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Brazil _FaZeUP
poor NaVi, will get spanked by niko
2022-05-12 21:31
7 replies
Bro the last time niko "spanked" Navi was probably in 2019
2022-05-12 21:51
5 replies
so now is his time to rebounce
2022-05-12 22:08
3 replies
lmaooooooo
2022-05-12 22:22
1 reply
BIG is better, but I'm rooting for Imperial (Fallen and FNX)
2022-05-12 22:24
better not play nuke this time
2022-05-12 22:43
Was it gentle? Or did Niki go complete Kovak on him?
2022-05-12 22:41
+1
2022-05-12 22:01
Trash seed, same as all the quals ZZZZzzzzz
2022-05-12 21:45
#100
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United States Virgin Islands zj2
weird seeding, i thought best teams should play the worst no?
2022-05-12 22:34
1 reply
Not all best teams qualified 3-0
2022-05-13 10:09
easiest 0-3 of my life
2022-05-12 22:42
#107
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Yugoslavia Acceb
ez 0-3 for liquid
2022-05-12 22:49
#110
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China RADNIKEY
+1 Vamos
2022-05-12 23:03
liquid always get the worst first-round matchups istg
2022-05-13 03:27
Nice
2022-05-12 21:10
Seeding bs Cph vs bne and navi vs g2
2022-05-12 21:11
15 replies
+1 wtf is this horsecrap
2022-05-12 21:18
Seeding is working as intended?
2022-05-12 21:20
Obviously they are seeding for more viewers
2022-05-12 21:21
BIG vs imperial too
2022-05-12 21:23
Ence vs Faze :D
2022-05-12 21:33
g2 go 3-0 and get navi. BNE go 3-2 and get flames. Not that flames are bad but the seeding is a joke.
2022-05-12 21:34
1 reply
I know it's because of the rmr placements but the buchholz matchup system is horrible. Look at who Navi had to play at the rmr and then look at who flames played. For some teams the EU rmrs were harder than the challengers stage. They should've kept the CIS qualifier. there was no need making the EU qualifer that much bigger when the EU region is already so stacked.
2022-05-12 21:52
The seeding is perfect, Flames was placed first from EU, facing BNE, the last from the Challengers stage. What is wrong about it? Also NAVI placed last in the EU RMR, which means they would face the best team from challenger stage. If you dont understand this then I really doubt you ever watched CS before
2022-05-12 21:53
6 replies
Yes. Everything is rational here.
2022-05-12 22:21
Dont bother, ppl dont even understand how the seeding works, they just see known names and be like wooooh
2022-05-12 22:32
Still, these placement depend on the rmr seeding, I'm happy for teams like bne but they didn't play against t1 and got to the legend stage. The Better team they played was Ence and obviously lose that match.
2022-05-12 23:20
#114
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Kosovo pIMpMyAiM
+1
2022-05-12 23:23
+1
2022-05-13 02:27
I know that the seeding sounds very reasonable at papers The higher seeded team get to face the lower one But I'm complaining here because of how easy or random to get a high seed or a lower one. Take for exemple team like cph who had to face sprout sinners in a best of ones and then shaky ninjas in a best of three. They got lucky and thats why they are high seeds and now they are playing against the easiest team in the legends. Take navi now a team that had to face og heroic forze and vitality to reach that stage. I m not saying they should do the seeding manually they just need to make it more balanced.
2022-05-13 15:44
#102
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Israel fvlion
and ence vs faze
2022-05-12 22:40
#4
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Finland QKFin
EZ4RENEGADES
2022-05-12 21:11
3 replies
wake up my finish friend
2022-05-12 21:13
1 reply
XD
2022-05-12 21:23
#134
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Australia CaZeR01
+1
2022-05-13 03:07
#5
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Russia Dan1la
ez for BNE
2022-05-12 21:12
5 replies
XDD cool joke
2022-05-12 21:12
Wtf why their logo changed the colour?
2022-05-12 21:26
1 reply
Yes dont know why
2022-05-12 22:22
Hopefully they will play a t1 team before the major final
2022-05-13 00:10
1 reply
#123
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United States THEM4q4
Ence
2022-05-13 00:42
lol
2022-05-12 21:11
#7
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Hungary YoloKutya
Honestly they should do the seeding manually, this is garbage
2022-05-12 21:11
9 replies
#23
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Switzerland f3ni_
Nah dude, if they seeded manually, they'd implement their own biases
2022-05-12 21:18
5 replies
#50
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Finland Khroni
As if this isn't bias as fuck in the first place It's literally either headline match or snooze fest, 0 in-between
2022-05-12 21:27
3 replies
#62
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United Kingdom ggmibr
it's literally the opposite of bias lol. It's completely random
2022-05-12 21:40
2022-05-12 22:33
How is this in any way bias?
2022-05-13 12:14
#51
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Sweden X4l3rio
+1
2022-05-12 21:27
This looks like 100% manually seeded
2022-05-12 21:21
2 replies
I think it just turned out bad because the score performance at RMR and the challenger stage didn't quite match up to team rankings, and the discrepancy between RMR A and B.
2022-05-12 21:26
1 reply
+1
2022-05-12 21:27
NaVi - G2 Pog
2022-05-12 21:12
#10
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Bangladesh ImpacT_
EZ4G2
2022-05-12 21:12
Faze vs ence and navi vs G2 are spicy openers
2022-05-12 21:12
2 replies
NiP vs Vitality is hype too
2022-05-12 21:27
We will have a banger of a match every 1 and a half hour :D
2022-05-12 21:34
Copenhagen Flames vs. Bad News Eagles ))))
2022-05-12 21:13
#15
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Kosovo pIMpMyAiM
ez 4 BNE
2022-05-12 21:14
#16
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Poland COPIUM
Free win for Heroic Free win Vitality with goat zywoo g2 navi banger match free win for Big since germans historically dominate bra71lians
2022-05-12 21:14
3 replies
#39
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United States Doug1498
Idk about free, liquid beat heroic in a beat of 3 recently
2022-05-12 21:24
I had to change my response because I now get the 7-1 joke but BIG has not won anything
2022-05-13 02:50
Imperial have a guy with 100% winrate major...
2022-05-13 06:22
OMG NAVI VS G2 FAZE VS ENCE POG
2022-05-12 21:14
Faze 3-0 and BNE 0-3? Or navi 3-0?
2022-05-12 21:15
7 replies
Don't pick teams that will go ez through for 3-0...
2022-05-12 21:19
6 replies
Oh ok. Thanks. This was my first time doing the pickems.
2022-05-12 21:24
5 replies
put the teams with the best chances into the 7 progressing slots and put a team that can surprise into 3-0. If the team you put into 3-0 loses one game you don't get the point for that team, even if they go through 3-1, so you basically waste one point if there is an upset against NaVi or FaZe.
2022-05-12 21:46
4 replies
#142
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Argentina nymeros
And you are wasting one point with that huge unlikely 3-0. Just put C9/Heroic/FaZe 3-0 and get done with it, ALL IN OR NOTHING
2022-05-13 05:47
3 replies
that's just stupid and you know it. Or maybe you don't, i don't care, i will go with the best chance, you can do whatever you want.
2022-05-13 09:59
2 replies
#160
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Argentina nymeros
I get it, but just look all previous Majors and see the 3-0's, there's no reason to not use one candidate. Risk = reward
2022-05-13 18:56
1 reply
you get the same reward with less to no risk if you put them as advancing team and you don't get fucked if they get upset in a BO1 Its not like there are more than 7 teams you can actually predict to go through right now, so you dont need the additional slot.
2022-05-13 19:05
nice very interesting matches almost all of them!
2022-05-12 21:15
heroic,BNE,VITA,Cloud9,faze,furia,g2,IMP
2022-05-12 21:16
Bruh. 3-0 pick will be impossible.
2022-05-12 21:16
3 replies
#25
m0NESY | 
Romania wadd
Probably Heroic the safest :)
2022-05-12 21:19
1 reply
Maybe. Idk tbh. These pickems have been scary. I got my 5 for the challengers though.
2022-05-12 21:24
#71
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Argentina Aleeee
we dont know how navi will be playing, neither faze, they always stumble on easy matches, cloud9 is a question mark, and so is heroic....
2022-05-12 21:53
#24
m0NESY | 
Romania wadd
Holy shit good luck for the 3-0 pick
2022-05-12 21:18
4 replies
#30
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Brazil flytw4tp
Yeah have no idea who gonna make it 0-3 I'll just put FURIA, ENCE OR HEROIC
2022-05-12 21:20
1 reply
mate ence is vs faze
2022-05-12 21:27
#43
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Poland bigmilk01
Imperial 3-0, 0-3 NaVi
2022-05-12 21:26
1 reply
Nice one but reverse
2022-05-12 21:30
#28
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Denmark twinseN
Nice matches lets go :)
2022-05-12 21:19
#29
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Europe Pts
FURIA vs. Spirit ROFL
2022-05-12 21:20
#34
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Brazil CJUNIOR92
GO IMPERIAL !!!!
2022-05-12 21:22
Navi vs g2 slaughterhouse
2022-05-12 21:23
1 reply
Gona be a good Match for sure
2022-05-12 21:24
EZ4NAVI
2022-05-12 21:25
#46
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Kosovo Albinjusfi
How's win? Heroic > Liquid Copenhagen Flames < Bad News Eagles NIP < Vitality Cloud9 > Outsiders FaZe > ENCE FURIA < Spirit Natus Vincere > G2 BIG < Imperial
2022-05-12 21:26
3 replies
Furia< spirit?????? Omegalulll x 1.000.00p IQ 30, 35, 40 at most hahahahahah
2022-05-12 22:13
1 reply
We gone see
2022-05-12 23:28
Heroic > Liquid CPH > BNE (but i would really like to see BNE winning) NiP > Vitality C9 > Outsiders FaZe > ENCE FURIA < Spirit NaVi < G2 BiG > Imperial let's see :D
2022-05-13 01:23
#52
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Albania Fleeperi
Is this is going to be played on stage?
2022-05-12 21:29
1 reply
No, only playoffs
2022-05-12 21:31
most stacked teams and matches so far <3
2022-05-12 21:29
Banger
2022-05-12 21:30
#61
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Russia mshkoda
C9-Outsiders bgg
2022-05-12 21:35
every match a banger
2022-05-12 21:41
#64
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Albania Sepetsa
Lets go eaglessss
2022-05-12 21:42
NaVi - G2 ENCE - FaZe this seeding is a joke
2022-05-12 21:43
Fire as fuck openers
2022-05-12 21:50
#73
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Indonesia kalekael
this is kinda insane...
2022-05-12 21:54
#74
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Brazil hugoooo
Na'Vi vs G2 ?????? (realistic chances for both BR's to go 1-0 btw)
2022-05-12 22:00
Finaly!!
2022-05-12 22:01
GER - BRA :o
2022-05-12 22:04
#78
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Russia qvverty
No no no, C9 always struggle playing against CIS, I can feel upset is coming
2022-05-12 22:05
1 reply
Why do u care, u are a gambit fan :p
2022-05-13 00:10
Go FURIA and Imperial 🌪️🌪️🌪️🌪️🌪️🌪️🌪️🌪️🌪️
2022-05-12 22:05
Fallen teaching syrsoN the art of awping
2022-05-12 22:07
#82
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Switzerland Lacerta
NaVi G2 pog
2022-05-12 22:08
#83
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Poland bigmilk01
0-3 Imperial it's a obvious choice, but who for 3-0? Copenhagen Flames? Actually I'm not expecting them making it to the champions but it's much safer to pick them 3-0 instead of one of the seven teams to advance.
2022-05-12 22:09
3 replies
Spirit or BNE 0-3 (I don't think Imperial will qualify, but in an elimination match I think they beat both of these teams because of the experience factor) 3-0: Furia/BIG
2022-05-12 23:22
2 replies
Furia 3-0??? AHAHA Nice joke
2022-05-13 14:31
1 reply
You clearly didnt watch last t1 tournament
2022-05-13 15:30
pog champ
2022-05-12 22:09
#85
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United States kalimbo
This Major will be a nice battle to watch. I wish only Astralis and Liquid both had made it.
2022-05-12 22:10
nice seeds, wasting good matchups in random bo1s, really well done PGL
2022-05-12 22:11
4 replies
So what do you expect it to be? Every team here is legend. They are all good.
2022-05-12 22:30
3 replies
seeding is meant to avoid early direct matchups between top5-6 teams and between underdogs but whatever, still good games just wanted them to be in bo3s later on
2022-05-12 22:53
2 replies
That will change absolutely nothing. If a team is good enough to reach playoff, they will reach.
2022-05-12 23:23
Seedings are done based on results from the last major and the RMR's. The top 5/6 teams *from the matches that counted* have avoided each other.
2022-05-13 05:07
NiP VIT FaZe ENCE Na'Vi G2 C9 Outsiders Finally some good fkin games!
2022-05-12 22:13
if I'm not mistaken, the winners and losers Navi-G2 and Nip-Vitality have high chanses play in the second round.. nice seeding..
2022-05-12 22:21
3 replies
G2 vs vitality would so great to see
2022-05-13 03:04
It would be the cphf/bne match if it goes as per seedings. Upsets would be required somewhere along the line to change that.
2022-05-13 05:09
#143
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Sweden errasgbg
No thats inaccurate. Winners gonna play highest seed(if u think teams 1-6 win. losers is obv gonna play the lowest seeded loser. So in that case likely liquid or bne… Check things up before you write.
2022-05-13 05:55
Pog FaZe - Ence
2022-05-12 22:25
Now those are some PROPER matchups! Gonna be exciting for sure!
2022-05-12 22:27
BNE to the playoff! :)
2022-05-12 22:31
What are these matchups, Faze always gets the toughest draws
2022-05-12 22:39
1 reply
#144
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Sweden errasgbg
Its not a ”draw” Its based on results in rmr and challanger stage. Nothing random about it.
2022-05-13 05:56
#106
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Albania HariSBABA
BNE will gonna destroy CPH
2022-05-12 22:49
ez bne
2022-05-12 22:50
1 reply
They looked good today. They are a blast to watch. Nice to see a different meta honestly. Their team peaks are on point and their aim is getting better and better every match. I hope they have a decent run, get some money behind them and let them put even more time into the grind. Might have a new team to watch out for in T1!
2022-05-12 23:59
Honestly this is about the fairest draw I’ve seen in a while. Almost every match has equal teams on each side. These are going to be some banger matches! Looks like a good card to start betting the overs honestly. There are going to be some long ass games. Not many 2-0 and I’m willing to bet a lot of OT games.
2022-05-12 23:10
1 reply
All bo1
2022-05-13 00:05
Navi is a Russian team why ucranian flag? Woke hltv?
2022-05-12 23:40
Vitality being lucky again.
2022-05-13 00:37
1 reply
Better to meet hard enemy's in first round so you dodge them for the rest of the stage
2022-05-13 06:52
Nice seeding lmaooo
2022-05-13 01:03
faze vs ence navi vs g2 pog
2022-05-13 01:11
lets go faze!
2022-05-13 01:23
why are people crying about the seeding? waah waah my favorite team isnt playing my other favorite team waah
2022-05-13 01:31
1 reply
Pretty much, yeah. It's not like this just got sprung on the teams today, they all knew how it would work months ago. If they wanted easier matches they should have gone better in the RMR's.
2022-05-13 05:13
First 3 matches Right side teams & remaining of matches Left side teams will win !!!
2022-05-13 01:39
Could imperial possibly beat big?
2022-05-13 02:30
2 replies
In CS anything is possible, just its gonna be a uphill battle and I think it'll require something magical out of Imperial to upset this one
2022-05-13 03:28
Normally I guess but fallen has a bad history vs big. I think regarding to that history they have 20% chance
2022-05-13 06:51
Good luck Imperial, this one is gonna be a a hard fought match
2022-05-13 03:27
#141
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Indonesia cleostar
what is this stupid seedings. best teams vs best teams and worst team vs worst team. Valve just want to stir up some upsets or what
2022-05-13 05:24
trash seed and trash system in major what a shame
2022-05-13 05:57
#146
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Sweden errasgbg
Are every hltv-user retarded or what? The seeding is not random… Its based of results in rmr and challanger stage. This was known even before the games where played.
2022-05-13 05:57
1 reply
And the best part is the teams will not play against each other again in this stage. You can get eaiser enemy's in bo3 where skill matters more. Bo1 more luck.
2022-05-13 06:54
BIG vs Imperial boring match, can skip zzzz
2022-05-13 06:03
2 replies
Fallen never won vs gobb
2022-05-13 06:50
1 reply
gobb goat ngl
2022-05-14 06:33
These are some wildly unbalanced matchups
2022-05-13 12:44
#162
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Sweden CeRzZ
This will be a good time for FaZe to show why they are the best lineup modern csgo has ever seen. Let's all see if Karrigan can continously display his ingenious knowledge of the game (and hopefully his mechanical skills aswell *doubting*). If Karrigan and Twistzz has good form, and stays consistent, FaZe will be unstoppable for many majors to come, mark my words. I am completely shocked how well they have started to function as a team and there is not a single team that is more entertaining, it's not only a biased opinion, it's also without a question a fact. And if you disagree, I cannot change your mind or say anything else other than: watch them play, yourself. /CeRzZ
2022-05-13 21:23
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