FACEIT Major London 2018 Challengers Stage Overview and Betting Info

Let's start this article off with a fun fact! Up until The Boston Major, tournament stages were called differently than they are today. The New Challengers Stage was called Major Offline Qualifier. The New Legends Stage was formerly called Group Stage. Lastly, The New Champions Stage was formerly known as Playoffs. Yes, the names sound a bit sweeter now than before, but a portion of simplicity is gone. Anyway, today we will be focusing on The New Challengers Stage, which is the first FACEIT Major London 2018 tournament stage. It features a total of 16 teams, half coming from the Boston Major and half coming from worldwide minor championships. We got some big names on the table, names such as Astralis, North, Team Liquid, Ninjas in Pyjamas and many more. Undoubtedly, FACEIT Major London 2018 Challengers Stage is going to be a real pleasure to watch!

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Challengers Stage | Tournament Facts

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  • Location and Venue:
    • Twickenham Stadium
  • Number of Teams:
    • 16
  • Format:
    • The New Challengers Stage
      • 16 teams competing in Swiss System format
      • 1st to 4th round matches are Bo1
      • 5th round matches are Bo3
      • 8 best teams go through to the New Legends Stage

Tournament Format

As you can see above, in the tournaments facts section, FACEIT Major London 2018 Challengers Stage is basically a 16-team group played in a Swiss System format. There will be a total of 5 match rounds with the 5th one having Best of 3 matches. Others will be plain old Bo1 with stakes as high as they can be. Only the top half of the table goes through to the New Legends Stage where they will compete against the teams with current Legends status. Here's a quick look at the table with the most recently updated standings:

Challenger Stage Standings
1. Team Liquid Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo Team Liquid 3 – 0
2. Ninjas in Pyjamas Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo Ninjas in Pyjamas 3 – 0
3. Astralis Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo Astralis 3 – 1
4. compLexity Gaming Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo compLexity Gaming 3 – 1
5. HellRaisers Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo HellRaisers 3 – 1
6. BIG Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo BIG 3 – 2
7. Vega Squadron Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo Vega Squadron 3 – 2
8. TyLoo Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo TyLoo 3 – 2
9. North Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo North 2 – 3
10. Team Spirit Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo Team Spirit 2 – 3
11. OpTic Gaming Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo OpTic Gaming 2 – 3
12. Gambit Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo Gambit eSports 1 – 3
13. Rogue Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo Rogue 1 – 3
14. Renegades Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo Renegades 1 – 3
15. Space Soldiers Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo Space Soldiers 0 – 3
16. VirtusPro Counter Strike Global Offensive CSGO Team Logo Virtus.Pro 0 – 3

FACEIT Major London 2018 Challengers Stage Betting Odds

As far as the betting odds for FACEIT Major London 2018 Challengers Stage are concerned, you have nothing to worry about! eSports bookies all over the world are going to follow this tournament with great caution. With high odds, plenty of special bets and coverages of all games in all 3 stages of this tournaments, you can rest assured you'll have a proper place to bet on. If you want a quick betting fix from us, here are the hottest entries for the biggest CSGO gambling fans reading this.

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09/16/2018 11:00 Fnatic 1.80 HellRaisers 1.90
09/16/2018 14:00 FaZe 1.14 G2 Esports 5.00
09/16/2018 17:00 Ninjas In Pyjamas 2.25 MiBR 1.57
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