Are you ready for the sixth A1 Adria League Season?

The fifth season of A1 Adria League surprised us all. The new titles – Brawl Stars and FIFA really showed the potential of these games in our region and we are really happy that we chose to feature them. But now, after the season came to an end, it is finally time to announce the sixth season of the A1 Adria League.

Season 6 will be much longer than our previous season and it will have formats that will let us see even more high-quality matches. The prize pool has a massive increase compared to the fifth season, so we encourage everyone to sign up and try their best to win their share of rewards in this season. In the span of the next three months, we will watch the best FIFA, Brawl Stars, Clash Royale, and CS:GO players in the biggest esports competition in our region.

Brawl Stars returns in the sixth Season!

During the last few months, we had the chance to watch the regional Brawlers battle it out in the first-ever A1 Adria League Brawl Stars season. The seven played qualifiers culminated in the double-elimination playoffs that saw the absolute favorites, Alpha Elite, be crowned the first Brawl Stars champions.

The sixth season will feature a similar format to the previous one. Instead of seven, we will now have 13 qualifiers from which the best eight teams will secure a spot in the offline finals. The total prize pool for this season will be €2.600, with the best team bringing home €1.000.

A1 Adria League S6 - Brawl Stars

Will Alpha Elite dominate the League once again, or will another team rise up and defeat the reigning champions – sign up and compete with the best

Clash Royale in the sixth season!

Six seasons of A1 Adria League, six seasons of Clash Royale! We will be stepping in the Arena once again after an amazing fifth season with even bigger awards for the best teams. We introduced the team system in Clash Royale in the last season, and the players loved it! The 1v1, 2v2, and KOTH modes let us see many more games being played than usual and PvtMole was there to entertain us and cast the games on an amazing level. In the end, Crusher Esports took the first place while Emperiial and Totem Esports followed at second and third, respectively.

Clash Royale will have the same prize pool as Brawl Stars. We will see a double round-robin format and the playoffs will once again feature the Gauntlet format. The five invited teams will be challenged by the best team from the qualifiers in the Arena. The group stage will last for 10 rounds and we will see the top four teams advance to the LAN finals. In case the offline finals are unable to take place due to quarantine measures, the playoffs will be played online.

A1 Adria League S6 - Clash Royale

Call your teammates, start practicing, and sign up for the only Clash Royale qualifier!

FIFA in the sixth Season!

FIFA made its comeback as a featured game during the last season. The guys from the FIFA Balkan Community along with our staff did a great job of organizing the qualifiers and the playoffs. We saw a massive turn out from the players as everyone was excited to compete in the League and at the very end, esad1memic claimed the first prize. Jasik came close second and amke was the better player in the third-place decider.

As FIFA is a franchise that releases a new version of the game every year, our sixth season will be a bit different from the fifth one. We will have a total of nine qualifiers and three online playoffs series. First, the players will have a chance to compete in FIFA20 and at the end of August one player will secure a spot in the LAN finals. The second trio of qualifiers will be held during September which will see one more FIFA20 player advance to the offline event. As FIFA21 releases on the 6th of October, we will start the last trio of qualifiers on the 10th. The competitors will have their last chance at qualifying during the month of October and in the end, the last two players will earn their spot at the offline playoffs in Zagreb. FIFA will boast a prize pool of €2.150 and we are expecting to see even more players sign up and be a part of the qualifiers!

A1 Adria League S6 - FIFA

CS:GO in the sixth Season!

Just like Clash Royale, CS:GO has been with us since the very beginning of the League. The fifth season reminded us yet again of how exciting the regional CS:GO scene really is. lvlUP, Blink, QSKE, and GamerS1337 survived the SWISS Stage and advanced to the double-elimination playoffs. lvlUP played the playoffs with Luka “emi” Vuković and their coach Darko “soLo” Mitić and still managed to outplay their opponents and win the League. Blink came in second, while the Macedonian powerhouse, QSKE, finished as the third-best team of the season.

Blink and lvlUP, the top two sides from the fifth season will receive a direct invite for this upcoming season of the League. The remaining six teams will be decided by a combination of open and closed qualifiers. First, we will host two open qualifiers in which the best four teams from each will advance to the first closed qualifier. The closed qualifier will have a BO3 single-elimination format, and the best three teams will advance to the completely BO3 SWISS League. And if you thought that that is all, you are wrong – we have prepared €11.000 for the very best teams in the League to split between each other.

A1 Adria League S6 - CS:GO

So, what are you waiting for? Call your AWPer, prepare your executions, and get to 16 before the other teams does!

WHILE WE ARE WAITING for the next season to start, be sure to tune in and watch the final edition of the A1 Gaming Weekend. There will be plenty of PES action during the upcoming weekend, so make sure to watch our stream!

Due to the current world pandemic, there is a possibility of the season six playoffs being played online. We are closely following the situation and the new measures in our region in order to ensure the safety of our staff and players. We are currently proceeding with the preparations as usual, but if anything changes, you will be informed on time. GLHF! 

Kule, PESExpert: “The PES community in our region is really big”

While waiting for the third A1 Gaming Weekend cup to start, we decided to get in touch with the team that will help us organize the tournament and introduce their community to all of you following us. Just as the FBC, the PESExpert guys are constantly helping the players in our region with organizing a big number of tournaments and helping them in the development of their careers. I contacted Kule from PESExpert who was happy to answer my questions and make his community known to even more people.

Hello, Kule, thanks for taking the time to do this interview. Could you introduce the PES Expert community to the broader public? How long have you been developing the PES scene in our region?

The PESExpert community exists for over 10 years now, since 2010 – Playstation 3. It was at that time that the founders saw that Croatia has a lot of players that play the best soccer simulation, PES. Since that moment, a lot has changed, we switched to PS4, there were good and bad editions of PES, but the number of members and followers kept increasing constantly. In 2019, PESExpert split into two groups, with the first (12.igrač) focusing on Full Manual, Master League, and the casual side of the player base. Our community (PESExpert) consists of 15 leagues and over 300 players, some of which are between one of the best in Europe, and we can say that we are more focused on developing the quality of the overall scene. Players from all nationalities are welcomed here and we can proudly say that we are successfully working with members from Serbia, BiH, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Macedonia.

What are some tournaments that you organized in the past? Tell us about the PES Expert 1v1 & 2v2 tournament that boasts a 10.000€ prize pool.

From the bigger tournaments, we have organized the “Lumici Centar” tournament in Varaždin, with 80 players playing 1v1, we organized the Reboot 1v1 & 2v2 tournament with 70 players and we worked with Caffe Boeing, where we managed to organize two cups with a total of 90 players.

Our biggest project to date is happening on the 12th of September in Velika Gorica, the sports center Panadić to be exact. The tournament will have 256 players for the 1v1 part, and 64 2v2 duos. Players are showing massive interest in the tournament, mainly because of its €10.000 prize pool, which is the minimal prize pool and is likely to go up. Except for the main tournament, there will be a theme park for kids and adults and a 3v3 bubble football.

How developed is the PES community in the Adriatic region? Do you see this A1 Gaming Weekend tournament as a chance to even further help the players in their competitive careers? Are you looking forward to a great turn out from the players?

The PES community in our region is really big, with over 20.000 active players, we have Serbia that has the biggest number of players and they are really investing into esports with prizes and also bringing the scene closer to the mainstream media with a lot of leagues. We see this tournament [A1 Gaming Weekend] as a chance to show the people just how many players there are in the region that play PES and that it is really worth it. We also hope that people will recognize our organizational abilities and this project will help the PESExpert staff with further projects.

Do you prefer the LAN competition to the online format we have now because of the worldwide pandemic? Are you looking back to going back to LAN?

Online and offline competitions have a lot of differences, for example, when playing tournaments online, not everyone has a connection of the same quality, and that with the delays from the different TV-s can often be a disadvantage for one of the players. Those problems are nullified in offline competitions and the only things that matter are the mechanical and mental quality and capability of the player and that is why playing on LAN is much more popular in showing the real skill of the player.

Aim Assist triumph at the second A1 Gaming Weekend!

During the weekend the second A1 Gaming Weekend was played out. The first matches were finished fairly quickly on Saturday, while on Sunday we had the chance to see the best of the best Rocket League duos battle it out on stream.

Both of the finalist teams started out the tournament in the first round. Tryhard Kidz and Aim Assist advanced to the second round after victories against DE | Black and Vrucag Uzica respectively, while L3 had no difficulties versus ExquzeS. Except for the Tryhard Kidz – Bwoah matchup that ended 2-1 in favor of the former, all of the round 2 matches were one-sided 2-0 victories for the favorite teams. Real Misfits bested Simple Boys, Size Matters were better than Calculatando and Suzavci outplayed the Macedonian duo Volovi in the Round of 16.

We proceeded to the Best of 5 games in the quarterfinals. No upsets happened in this third round either, and the quarterfinals quickly came to an end after four 3-0 victories for the much better teams. Tryhard Kidz, Suzavci, Aim Assist, and Size Matters all survived the first day and secured a spot in the semifinals of the Rocket League tournament.

Our caster, Pougljeni Mrav finally got to spend some time casting his game, Rocket League. While Tryhard Kidz barely slipped past Suzavci in the first semifinal, Aim Assist outplayed Size Matters in every way possible. Alexii and hoodied were on a whole different level in the Grand Finals as well and Tryhard Kidz didn’t stand a chance. Dred and Haregan were able to win one of the five games played, but Aim Assist closed out the match 4-1 and secured the first-place prize. In the third-place decider, Size Matters breezed past Suzavci with a 4-0 win and took their share of the prize pool.

The best four teams finished the second A1 Gaming Weekend cup in the following order:

1. Aim Assist – (hoodied, alexii) – €200
2. Tryhard Kidz – (Dred, Haregan) – €150
3. Size Matters – (ENTONI, Stipsy) – €100
4. Suzavci – (Hidex, Daciii)

A1 Gaming Weekend - Rocket League

Tune in next week for the final A1 Gaming Weekend cup – Pro Evolution Soccer awaits! You can read more about the PES cup by clicking here, and we have an upcoming interview with one of the admins that is a must-read.

Closing out the A1 Gaming Weekend series with PES20!

The A1 Gaming Weekend really helped us pass the time between the regular seasons of A1 Adria League while also helping the scenes of the featured titles grow. After Rainbow Six Siege and Rocket League, it is time to reveal the details surrounding our third game, Pro Evolution Soccer.

The eternal rival to the FIFA franchise, PES is making its debut as a game covered by the A1 Adria League, or in this case, A1 Gaming Weekend. We are really happy to give a chance to the regional PES players, and together with the PESExpert community, we are expecting a great turn out from the players. An interview with one of the members of PESExpert is coming soon, so stay tuned if you want to learn more about this amazing community of players.

Playstation 4 is going to be the featured platform and the best players will split the €500 prize pool accordingly. All the competitors will be split into up to groups, depending on the turnout, with 256 being the maximum number of players allowed to sign up. The group stage will begin at 15 o’clock on the 1st of August, with the best two players of each group advancing to the playoffs. The playoffs will be played on the next day, Sunday and they will be played in a BO3 format, with overtimes and penalties enabled. The matches are set to last 10 minutes each and on Sunday, all the Top 8 matches will be streamed on the A1 Adria League streaming channels.

Make sure to fill up the Google Docs sign up form here and follow the rules and decisions made in the Discord server that you will be invited to upon signing-up. The €500 prize pool for this Pro Evolution Soccer tournament will be split as follows:

1. €250
2. €150
3. €100

A1 Gaming Weekend continues with Rocket League!

We recently announced the A1 Gaming Weekend series of events. The first one the list of titles was Rainbow Six Siege, and after an exciting day yesterday, we concluded the cup while crowning Trokut as the champions of the competition. Now, it is time to turn to our second title, Rocket League.

Rocket League, the vehicular soccer simulation that is easy to understand for everyone and is getting more and more popular by the day is next on our list of games. We feel that this incredible game isn’t getting enough attention in our region, and it is great that our followers chose it as one of the featured titles in the Gaming Weekend.

This 2v2 single-elimination cup will feature a BO3 series format until the quarterfinals of the tournament. The quarter and semifinal matches will be played as BO5 duels, while the Grand Final will boast a BO7 format. We will broadcast the semis and the Finals, and the third-placed team will be decided off-stream.

The best three duos of the tournament will split the €450 prize pool in the following manner:

1. €200
2. €150
3. €100

You can use the following link to sign up for the tournament. Both of the players need to have passports or be current residents of one of the countries in the Adriatic region (Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina)

 

Trokut Reborned win the first A1 Gaming Weekend cup!

The first A1 Gaming Weekend tournament showed us just how good the regional R6: Siege scene really is. We had the chance to see over 20 teams battling it out for their share of the €650 prize pool. basHYYEE and med1czz further improved the quality of the tournament with a wondeful casting day, and we are grateful to the players and the staff for their efforts in making the first A1 Gaming Weekend cup a big success.

The first A1 Gaming Weekend cup comes to an end after an amazing final!

Most of the teams advanced to the Round of 16 by default, but we were able to see Nerva beat Koper4 and BigW outplay neLos big nose in the first round of the cup. The first match featured on stream was the duel between Judge Knows and Trokut Reborned. After a convincing lead in the beginning by Judge Knows, Trokut were able to turn around the game and win the match in overtime. GASERI and Mendoza were better than Ace7 and GameON Exiles, respectively, while Nerva breezed past TF-141.

The broadcast followed BigW’s one-sided victory against Mendoza in the quarterfinals, while the other match in that side of the bracket saw Trokut secure a spot in the semifinals over GASERI. Slav Team Six and Nerva rounded up the second semifinal matchup as they managed to move past Kerber and Cesta 2 Esport. It took 11 rounds for Nerva to beat Slav Team Six and qualify for the Grand Finals. In the other semifinal, we got the other finalist, and it was no other than Trokut, who continued their phenomenal performance in the match versus BigW.

It was a really fun tournament – lots of familiar faces and ex-teammates, some of which even played in TrokuT. I always love to see great Adria tournaments like this one, it brings the best of us and offers us a chance to improve as well as show what we got individually. But Siege is and always will be a team game, we wouldn’t have won anything without a full roster of fantastic and quality players! HeRi with his insane mechanical skills and top-level fragging, Tekma with the calm and collected game-winning plays on his birthday, Voya with his IGL work showed us various ways to dismantle the enemy defenses, few round winning clutches as well, and Domyy, ex NERVA player that carried us to victory in the first map against them as well as showing up throughout the whole tournament!

I would like to thank them because without them the title would not be possible. We didn’t have much time to practice as we got together 5 days before the tournament started but we used that time well and it paid off. I would also like to thank the casters for their amazing job, A1 for organizing this tournament and great admins and support we got during it! I hope for more of this in the future!

  • SoulSeekeR, Trokut Reborned

The Grand Finals started on Coastline and saw Trokut get a 7-5 victory in the first map of the final match. Kafe Dostoyevsky went even better for the team led by SoulSeekeR and with a 7-1 win, they managed to dominate the competition and secure the grand prize of €350.

These are the Top 8 R6: Siege teams of the first A1 Gaming Weekend tournament:

1. hr Trokut Reborned – (SoulSeekeR, tekMa_, Domyii, voya_, HeRi) – €350

2. hr Nerva – (sprMarko, BudaBot, Meawen, Oincky, Tomix) – €200

3. Slav Team Six – (Remains, kaosx, MR4V, Virch, DrateR) – €100

4. hr BigW – (txrci, BruNNo, Monstr, cookieqe, apo)

5-8. hr GASERI – (Genitech, Kovakralj, FrKly, LostAlice, Lakiiz)

5-8. hr Kerber – (xChodex, shred, Dut, CowTipper3, DarkVader)

5-8. rs Mendoza Gaming – (Le., Pavel-.-, KRAN-G, nekiok, dripchina)

5-8. Cesta 2 Esport – (AVMatic, JonyBoii, Josip288, N1K0, Zayn1209)

A1 Gaming Weekend - Rainbow Six Siege

We are proud to say that the first A1 Gaming Weekend cup is a success. More info about the next title that will be featured in the A1 Gaming Weekend event, Rocket League, is coming soon.. Stay tuned!

Prepare for the A1 Gaming Weekend!

Did you REALLY think that we’re heading on a break until the 6th season? Well, think twice then!

We are pleased to announce the A1 Gaming Weekend series that will take place during three dates in July, featuring three gaming titles that weren’t featured in the previous iterations of A1 Adria League – Rainbow 6 Siege, Rocket League and Pro Evolution Soccer!

First on our list comes Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft’s tactical FPS game that experienced a notable esports growth in the past year, not just globally but in Adria region as well. Regional communities like R6Adria have done a great job of developing this scene, and we hope that our tournament will further improve the quality and motivate players to improve even more.

The tournament will be played on the FACEIT platform which is ideal for cups of this type. The first 32 teams to sign up for the tournament will be able to compete for a chance to win their share of the 650€ prize pool. This one-day Siege cup will feature a single-elimination BO1 format, while the finals and the third-place decider match will be played as BO3 series.

The prize pool will be split as follows:

1.€350
2.€200
3.€100

A1 Gaming Weekend - Rainbow Six Siege

You can join the tournament via the following LINKWe wish the best of luck to all teams, and we hope to see some great Siege from all of you!

Are you the next regional esports superstar?

During the last year, we witnessed two action-packed seasons of A1 Adria League filled with high-tier competition and incredible esports stories that unfolded at the Reboot Infogamer finals. QLASH Gaming’s Nikola was crowned the undisputed, back-to-back Clash Royale champion after winning both the 3rd and 4th season, while in the CS:GO part, ex-BLUEJAYS managed to dethrone Team uNIQUE in front of a fully-packed A1 5G arena at the Infogamer finals. reqvam was crowned champion in the third season of Hearthstone but also lost the title to Paljuha in November – and ultimately we saw Tim 123 and Level Up splitting the prey in the Dota2 tournament.

Another year of amazing Esports action

2020 will continue in a similar fashion! A1 Adria League returns with two new action-packed seasons of amazing esports action. In the 5th season, Adria gamers will get the opportunity to compete in four games – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Clash Royale as returning titles will be joined by FIFA20 and Brawl Stars!

Just like in our previous adventures, we want A1 Adria League to be a proving ground for up-and-coming Esports talents in the region. Considering the threats of the COVID-19 crisis, the fifth season will be fully-played online, and we see it as a perfect opportunity to provide a spotlight for some new Esports communities to show their finest players and teams.

While both Hearthstone and DOTA2 were spectacular to watch and we saw regional players of the highest calibre competing, we decided to put it on hold for the upcoming two seasons. We want to thank everyone from the Hearthstone and DOTA2 world – staff, talent, players and fans that helped make the last two seasons great for everyone.

Brawl Stars in the fifth Season!

Brawl Stars has been taking the world of mobile Esports by storm! After witnessing some great efforts by Supercell on building competitive foundations with their Monthly Championship Challenge, we have decided to test the regional waters provide a platform for Adria Brawlers to showcase their skill.

The qualifiers for Brawl Stars will begin on the 7th of May and will be played every Thursday for the following seven weeks. The qualifiers will be played in a single-elimination format, while double-elimination will decide the best team in the playoffs. The team that has not been eliminated in an open qualifier will be declared the winner of that week’s qualifier.

Every qualifier brings points that are distributed in the following way:

  • First place – 100 points
  • Second place – 80 points
  • Third place – 60 points
  • Fourth place – 40 points
  • Fifth to eight place – 25 points

The teams with most points in all the seven open qualifiers will earn a spot in the online playoffs where they will play the double-elimination format.

What are you waiting for? Charge your phones and tablets, enter the A1 Adria League arena and show us who is the best regional Brawler!

Clash Royale in the fifth Season!

The fifth season will feature only one open qualifier for Clash Royale, while the other competitors will get direct invites to the tournament. The best team from the single-elimination qualifier will advance to the Round-Robin Group Stage (each of the competitors play each other).  The first four teams from the Group Stage will advance to the playoffs where we will be featuring the Gauntlet format. All of the playoffs teams will be able to make one roster change by contacting the A1 Adria League management. The roster change must not be a player that competed during the season, and the change needs to be submitted at least 48 hours before the start of the playoffs.

The back-to-back champion Nikola is once again considered the favourite for winning the next season – will he finally be dethroned, or will he remain the Astralis of A1 Adria League Clash Royale? It’s up to you, competitors.

FIFA20 in the fifth Season!

After three long years, FIFA is coming back to the big stage as we are ready to find out who will steal the throne from Edinho. The development of Adria community has been a joy to watch thus far and we are eager to find out who are the best regional competitors at this moment.

The FIFA20 League will begin with the Open qualifiers – an unlimited number of players will be able to participate in the seven single-elimination open qualifiers. The matches during the qualifiers will be played in BO1 mode until the best four teams are decided. The first four teams will play BO3 games and the best team will be decided.

Every qualifier brings points, and they are split in the following manner:

  • First place – 100 points
  • Second place – 70 points
  • Third place – 50 points
  • Fourth place – 40 points
  • Fifth to eight place – 20 points
  • Ninth to sixteenth place – 10 points

Eight players with the most points earned through the qualifiers will be competing in the second stage of the tournament – the SWISS League. Competitors will be paired against each other using a set of rules designed to ensure that each competitor plays versus an opponent with a similar running score, but not the same opponent more than once. The players that successfully secure three wins will advance to the single-elimination BO3 playoffs.

We are excited to see the best dribbles, free kicks and Tiki-Taka players that this region can offer. Who will repeat Edinho’s success from the first season this time?

CS:GO in the fifth Season!

A1 Adria League has been the home to superstars for three years now. Nexa, huNter, LETN1 and emi proved their worth with CR4ZY at StarLadder Major in Berlin, while juanflatroo and synnopsy from Team uNiQUE signed professional contracts with Team Secret. The Serbian powerhouse JUGGERNAUTS, our reigning champions are constantly showing good results on the European scene and had some great runs in Minor and FLASHPOINT qualifiers.

The Adriatic scene is constantly producing new talent, so we are eagerly waiting for the new season to find out who is the best regional Counter-Strike competitor.

The eight teams competing in the SWISS League will be determined through four Open qualifiers. An unlimited number of teams will be able to participate in the single-elimination qualifiers where a BO1 mode will be featured until the semi-finals, which will be played in a Best of 3 mode. The best two teams from each qualifier will secure a spot in the SWISS League.

In the second stage, teams will play a SWISS League which fill decide the best four teams that will be advancing do the playoffs. The league will be played in a BO1 format with the decider games being played as BO3 matches. Four teams that will get three wins in the SWISS League will play a double-elimination format in the playoffs, with all the games being played as Best of 3 matches.

YOUR GAME IS NOT ON THE LIST?

Don’t worry! We are actively keeping an eye on all Esports communities in the Adria region, and the recent campaign on Social Media showed us how passionate you are about titles like League of Legends, Rainbow Six: Siege, PES, and others – even Rokcet Legaue, as our Facebook follower Ivan Časar would say.

The fifth season is now introduced with two new titles that caught our eye in early-2020, so make sure you tune in for future A1 Adria League streams, follow our adventures on Social Media, and provide a voice for your game!

The champions of A1 Adria League S4 ex-Bluejays will be competing for the spot in The Climber Cup

Packed with exciting moments, intense action and a handful of surprises, ESL SEC Season X and A1 Adria League Season 4 came to an end, but no end comes without a new beginning!

The Climber Cup

Taking place on December 3-5, 9 European champions from 9 different ESL National Championships will battle it out for a spot at the Final Four. This second rendition of the Climber Cup will lead its TOP4 finishers to the ESEA MDL Relegations!

Similarly to the previous season, A1 Adria League and ESL SEC will host a joint match where A1’s ex-BLUEJAYS Sports and SEC’s FATE Esports will face off each other for a spot at the Climber Cup.

Our region’s Champions will meet each other this Wednesday, 27/11/2019 at 20:00 CET on a breathtaking Best of Three. Root for your favorite team and show them your support by joining one of our main streams for the “Pre-Climber Cup”, as they will be available in both English and Croatian.

You can follow the live stream in Croatian on all of the A1 Adria League official channels:
YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK, TWITCH