ELEAGUE Major: Na`Vi matchup revealed
ELEAGUE has announced the first round matchups of their upcoming tournament. The first Major of 2017 will feature a Swiss format, which is the first time an event of this scale will be held with that format. The major will run from 22nd January till 29th January and will be streamed live on Twitch as well as cable television; it will also be available on the GOTV ingame as every Valve-sponsored major is.
The event will have some of the best 16 teams competing for a $1,000,000 prize pool. We were directly invited to the event due to the “Legends” status that we got by finishing in the top 8 of the previous major, ESL One Cologne 2016.
The previously mentioned Swiss format will be split into 5 rounds and it will have teams with the same score face each other but a team can not face the same other team twice. This means the opponent for each round will be revealed depending on the outcome of our matches. The first round matchups were decided by a draw.
Natus Vincere G2A match is against mousesports, We have played numerous times against them and our recent game was on 20th September 2016 at the ESL Pro League Season 4 - Europe league, in which we tied the 2xBo1 series in an exciting match. Our recent 10 match results are even, with there being 5 wins and 5 losses, but keep in mind that these matches happened at very long intervals with different rosters so this should be taken with a grain of salt.
Apart from our own matchup, the other teams that will be participating in the major also had their opponents revealed. The complete matchups for Round 1 of the major are as follow:
- Gambit eSports North
- Fnatic G2 eSports
- SK Gaming HellRaisers
- Virtus.Pro OpTic Gaming
- Na`Vi.G2A mouz
- Team Liquid Team EnVyUs
- Astralis Godsent
- FlipSid3 FaZe Clan
Hashir 6 January 2017, 13:04 8444 0