ELEAGUE has revealed the seeding process and the match-ups for the first round of the ELEAGUE Major Boston’s New Challengers Stage, running from January 12-15.
The first Major of 2018 will kick off on January 12 with the New Challengers Stage, featuring the bottom eight finishers of PGL Major Krakow and the top two teams from each of the four Minors that were held at the end of last year.
The 16 participating teams have been split into four seeding pools. In the first round of the Swiss stage, each team from Pool One will take on a Pool Four side, while each team from Pool Two will lock horns with a team from Pool Three.
In the following Swiss rounds, the teams will be paired based on their win-loss record in the tournament. All teams with three wins will progress to the New Legends Stage, joining the top eight finishers from PGL Major Krakow, while the teams recording three defeats will be eliminated.
Below you can find the four seeding pools for the New Challengers Stage:
|Pool 1||Pool 2||Pool 3||Pool 4|
|G2||FaZe||AVANGAR||Quantum Bellator Fire|
|Natus Vincere||Vega Squadron||Renegades||Flash|
The draw for the first Swiss round has thrown up some interesting matches, with Renegades opening up the action against Vega Squadron. FaZe, the No.2 team in the world, will lock horns with Liquid, who are attending the event with coach Wilton “zews”Prado as a stand-in, while Cloud9 will pit their wits against EnVyUs.
Below you can find the draw in full:
|Natus Vincere||vs.||Quantum Bellator Fire|