CS:GO Season 4 – Closed Qualifiers

After some amazing performance by Cr4zy at the StarLadder Berlin Major, let’s take a look at the regional scene.

The Open qualifier stage was fierce the cups tough but we have finally arrived at the Closed Qualifier stage where the remaining 8 will be fighting for their chance to enter the group stage!

We got our top 8 teams from the open qualifiers, next come the closed qualifiers, the qualified teams will play a Double Elimination Cup on 31.08.2019 & 01.09.2019 , and the top 4 will advance to the Group stage, which will be a long-fought struggle in order for them to reach the Lan Grand Finals in Zagreb.

Closed Qualifier Bracket

Open Qualifier 1               Open Qualifier 2
Open Qualifier 3               Open Qualifier 4

31.08 & 01.09 – 16:00 CEST

You will be able to follow the action on our official Twitch channel.


Let us introduce our top 8 contenders:

The winners of the first Open qualifier, “Jake Bube” – The team consist of some of the most recognizable faces from the region. Lobanjica, JuricM, Svojic and Shev you know what these guys are capable off and we can’t wait to see them in action!

And the runner ups of the first qualifier, “CABRONE5” a Macedonian team,
They haven’t competed in previous seasons and we wish them the best of luck in their first season!

The third team are the winners from the 2nd open qualifier it’s team “trtrr” one more macedonian team but they already have achievements under their with the last one being third place in the season 3 of A1 Adria, Welcome back boyz!

The 2nd place team from the 2nd qualifier is, “WeirdChamp”   a croation team featuring some players that have played previous seasons, and we are very glad to see them once again!

The fifth team being “SoA gaming” the winners of the third open qualifiers, they show great promise and if someone takes them lightly will probably pay the price!

The 2nd placed team from the 3rd Qualifier team “Jeste” is our 6th team led by the ex KlikTech player Hleb, they know what’s at stake and they will keep at nothing to grab that group stage spot!

The winners of the 4th and last open qualifier team “BEJTERI” we wish you the best of luck and for you to show everyone that you are able to rumble with the best of the region!

And last but certainly not the least, “XPORTAL” last year in the 2nd Season their academy team managed to reach this far as well will they will be able to outshine them, only one way to find out.

Join us and don’t miss on some good CS:GO action this weekend!

Everything you need to know about the CS:GO qualifiers for Season 4

It’s time for you to get back in the action! A1 Adria League Season 4 is officially starting with the first open qualifier on Saturday, 17th of August.

We’ll be having four open qualifiers for this season. All of them will be played in a single-elimination format Bo1, with semifinals being Bo3 series. Finalists of every open qualifier will advance to the closed qualifier!

Here are the dates for all the qualifiers:

Qualifier #1: 17.08.2019. 16:00 CEST
Qualifier #2: 18.08.2019. 16:00 CEST
Qualifier #3: 24.08.2019. 16:00 CEST
Qualifier #4: 25.08.2019. 16:00 CEST

The closed qualifier is on schedule for the last day of August. There are only four spots left open in the group stage. Teams UniQUE and Vilay Esports already secured their spot by playing in the finals of Season 3, and two other teams will be getting a direct invitation.

The group stage will consist of eight teams. Top 2 will advance directly to the LAN finals, and the ones placed between the 3rd and 6th place will get another chance to qualify in the online playoffs. The structure is as it follows.

CS:GO LAN finals of A1 Adria League Season 4 will be played in Zagreb, Croatia, on a stage at Reboot InfoGamer 2019 on Saturday, 16th of November. The prize pool is the same as it was for the Season 1 and Season 2, 10.000 Euros distributed to the four teams that qualify for the LAN finals.

In case of any additional questions feel free to reach on social networks:

Everything you need to know about the Dota 2 qualifiers for Season 4

The International just started, and we hoped you are pumped up to play some Dota 2 yourself! A1 Adria League Season 4 is officially starting with the first open qualifier on Saturday, 17th of August.

There will be two open qualifiers, with four of the best teams advancing from each one to the closed qualifiers. All matches will be Bo1, except quarterfinals being the Bo3 series. Here are the dates!

Qualifier #1: 17.08.2019. 16:00 CEST
Qualifier #2: 18.08.2019. 16:00 CEST

The closed qualifier will be played on Wednesday, 4th of September. We’ll have four teams advancing to the group stage and joining the Tim 123 and The last jedis, finalists of Season 3 and two invited teams. Rest of the season will be looking like this.

Dota 2 LAN finals of A1 Adria League Season 4 will be played in Zagreb, Croatia, on a stage at Reboot InfoGamer 2019 on Sunday, 17th of November. The prize pool is 10.000 Euros distributed to the four teams that qualify for the LAN finals.

In case of any additional questions feel free to reach on social networks:

The best teams and players will battle for the largest prize yet – 24.000 Euros of prize money, glory and a qualifying spot to follow-up international esports tournaments


The best teams and individual competitors will battle for the largest prize yet – 24.000 Euros of prizemoney, glory and a chance to qualify for the ESL Pro.

Zagreb, August 08, 2019 – Starting now, A1 Adria League powered by ESL will welcome the best teams and individuals to its open qualifiers in CS:GO, DOTA 2, Clash Royale and Hearthstone. The winners of the qualifiers will be joining the winning CS:GO and DOTA 2 teams from season 3. 

In Season 3 of A1 Adria League, which was held entirely online, we have witnessed some great competition between the best gamers in the region.
SENER1, from team uNiQUE, after winning the CS:GO Tournament in  Season 3 shared with us: It means the world to me and my team that we have chances to prove ourselves even more. It is a great opportunity for us.”


Team uNIQUE not only won Season 3 and thus securing themselves a place in Season 4 of A1 Adria League, but also won the chance to compete in the ESL Pre-Climber cup, which is a stepping stone towards the ESL PRO League, the highest tier of CS:GO competition globally. 

In Season 4 the stakes are even higher – larger prizepool, live finals at the most prestigious gaming fair in the region – InfoGamer Reboot and a follow-up story for the winners.

Qualifiers on all 4 games are open for participation and fully online, meaning anyone who has the necessary age for the game can participate and feel the magical thrill of esports.
The first qualifiers start on August 17, 2019 and more information can be found here (CS:GO, Dota 2)

We, at A1 Adria League powered by ESL are very happy to have witnessed the fast growth of the local esports scene. When we started less than 3 years ago we have defined that the goal of A1 Adria League is to foster the growth of the local esports scene by offering a proving grounds for the local competitors and an entertaining show for the esports fans.

Today, we see ex-participants in A1 Adria League competing at the largest esports forums globally. A1 Adria League season 1 and 2 CS:GO winners – Valiance&CO, now called CR4ZY are playing at the StarLadder & i-League Berlin CS:GO Major in just a few weeks and now Sacre, the League of Legends MVP of season 1 is playing for team SK Gaming in the most prestigious League of Legends competition – LEC.

Valiance&CO (now CR4ZY) S2 A1 Adria League

For Season 4 of A1 Adria League, some of the best esports experts and talents will be hosting the live show from a studio in Belgrade. More than 260 hours of unique, live esports content will be available to the fans.

Overview of Season 4 of A1 Adria League Powered by ESL

Games: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Clash Royale, Hearthstone
Qualifier dates:
CS:GO 17.8. – 25.8.
Dota 2 17.8. – 24.8.
Clash Royale 7.9. – 28.9. / 5.10. – 26.10.
Hearthstone 7.9. – 28.9. / 5.10. – 26.10.

Prize money distribution:
Per PC game (CS:GO/Dota2)
1. 5000€
2. 3000€
3. 1500€
4. 500€

Per mobile game(CR/HS)
Weekly qualifier (20€ each)
Monthly qualifier (150€ each)
1. 800€
2. 400€
3. 200€
4. 100€

Date and location of finals:

Reboot InfoGamer, Zagreb, Croatia

Clash Royale – 15.11.2019

Hearthstone – 15.11.2019

CS:GO – 16.11.2019

Dota2 – 17.11.2019

Website: a1adrialeague.com

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It’s time to take a final look back to Season 3

Season 3 of the A1 Adria League is behind us. More than 500 players from all over the region competed for the title, prize money and the chance to advance in further competitions! After 3 months, 14 open qualifiers and 4 online playoffs we crowned the new champions: Tim123 (Dota2), uNiQUE (CS:GO), Nikola (Clash Royale), reqvam (Hearthstone). Oh yes, and they split more than 6000 euros in prize money!D

With the introduction of the additional season, we gave the players the opportunity to compete throughout the year. Completely played online, Season 3 of the A1 Adria League served as a prelude of the Season 4, which means that the best is yet to come.

Dota 2

The new addition to the League, Dota 2 delivered very interesting matches with the Tim123 coming on top after beating The last jedis, the biggest surprise of the season. Both teams secured their spot in the group stage of the Season 4.

  1. Tim123 – 1000€ (Q)
  2. The last jedis – 500€ (Q)
  3. #LevelUp.BoosterEnergy – 275€
  4. xDS – 150€


DNZ Tim123 interview


In CS:GO we saw uNiQUE go all the way to the first place. The squad led by SENER1 continued their series of good results by winning the A1 Adria League. theOverPowered put up a great fight in the finals but in the end, uNiQUE was the better team on the given day. We’ll see them both compete in the group stage of next season as well.

By winning the Season 3 of the A1 Adria League uNiQUE was given the opportunity to compete in the Pre-Climber Cup we organized together with the ESL as a stepping stone to higher levels of competition in the ESL esports system, but this time uNiQUE fell short to the BLUEJAYS another team from the Adriatic region.

  1. uNiQUE – 1000€ (Q)
  2. theOverPowered – 500€ (Q)
  3. TRTRR – 275€
  4. Vilay.Black – 150€



Clash Royale

Clash Royale playoffs gave us some interesting situations like player bumping in the people on the street while playing 1000€ tournament and another dropping the phone during the most important match of the playoffs. It was Nikola who kept his composure through all of this and won the title.

  1. Nikola – 500€
  2. Tocilovac – 250€
  3. ConeKorleone – 150€
  4. destroyer – 100€


Nikola Winner1


The best player in the Hearthstone qualifiers proved his worth in the playoffs as well. reqvam piloted his Mage deck all the way to the first place beating LemyBiB in the Grand Finals. Nobody should be surprised by great results from this guy anymore. He is hoping to defend the title of the A1 Adria League champion next season, but first, he’ll be attending Masters Tour in Bucharest for which he qualified just before winning the League.

  1. Reqvam – 500€
  2. LemyBiB – 250€
  3. Uberkaiser – 150€
  4. SaleSarma – 100€


A1 Adria League reqvam

While most of you are enjoying the summer we are preparing something great. Season 4 is right around the corner. You won’t even get a chance to dry yourself of seawater before you start competing again. The next seasons also means more in every aspect! More esports, more players, more prize money, even better opportunities for the winners and of course, big LAN finals at Reboot InfoGamer in Zagreb. Follow us on the social media channels so you don’t miss any big announcements. We are just starting!

reqvam: “I think winning a regional tournament carries special value.”

Hearthstone players had probably the toughest schedule out of all competitors in the A1 Adria League this season. Six open qualifiers with over 40 signed up players for each one. Qualifiers played every couple of days and only the 8 of the best players with the highest amount of points advancing to the playoffs.

One player separated himself above the rest during the qualifiers – Franjo “reqvam” Blažević won two of the six qualifiers and placed in Top 4 in two others. He kept the good form going into the playoffs and won the whole thing in the end. He stayed true to his Mage deck all the way, and it didn’t disappoint him. We talked to reqvam after his big win.

1. What were your expectations heading into the A1 Adria League Season 3?

reqvam: “My expectations were high, to begin with. I entered the season with the goal of achieving a top 8 finish in points – I believed I could be consistent throughout the Qualifiers and achieve good overall results. The two wins were the icing on the cake and a great reward for solid play throughout the season.”

2. Why did you pick Conjurer Mage deck? Was that decision based on what are the other players bringing or just your preference?

reqvam: “The main reason for picking this Mage deck was plain and simple – I think it’s the best deck for the format. The deck just doesn’t have weaknesses that are exploitable enough to make it worthwhile for opponents to play “counters” decks such as OTK Paladin or Aggro Overload Shaman. On top of that, looking at the field in the Qualifiers (25% Warrior, 15-20% Rogue) the deck was simply the correct choice (a favored Warrior matchup, and a 50-50 Rogue matchup where I could also rely on outplay potential).”

“As far as the Playoffs were concerned, I took a look at the decks that other players played in previous qualifiers, and made the logical choice of playing Mage. Naturally, the fact that this Mage deck is the only deck I enjoy playing at the moment was an added benefit. But, of course, had I thought there was a better choice than Mage, I would not have hesitated in picking another class.”

3. What did you think of your competition? Were you hoping to avoid some of the decks because of the bad match-up or maybe even players?

reqvam: “The competition was good, there were a lot of good players in this year’s Playoffs. The ones I would single out are definitely LemyBiB and uberkaiser. I expected the three of us to be vying for the top 3 spots and it turned out just like that.”

“LemyBiB and I crossed paths in this season a total of 5 times, and the games were very close every time, so I wasn’t surprised at all to be facing him in the Finals. I would say he was the toughest opponent to beat. As far as dodging bad matchups is concerned, I wasn’t too worried about any decks because I didn’t find it likely to run into decks like OTK Paladin or Aggro Overload Shaman. Even then, I would say the matchups are at worst a 45% for Mage, and I was willing to take those odds.”

4. What does winning the A1 Adria League S3 mean to you?

reqvam: “Winning Season 3 of the A1 Adria League certainly means a great deal to me. I think winning a regional tournament carries special value, and when you add on the fact that it’s the biggest tournament I’ve won so far, that makes it all the sweeter.”

5. What’s next for you? Where can we see you competing in the near future?

reqvam: “The next bigger tournaments I will be participating in are Season 4 of the A1 Adria League and after that, I will be competing in Masters Tour Bucharest in October for which I qualified at the start of this month!”

6. So we’ll see you in the next season of A1 Adria League as well?

reqvam: “Of course! Hopefully, I’ll be able to defend the title!”

We wish reqvam all the best in future competitions. He certainly proved to be one of the best Hearthstone players in the Adriatic region!

Top 8 Hearthstone players enter the playoffs, but only one will be crowned the Season 3 champion

The competition was fierce the cups tough but we have finally arrived at the stage where only the best 8 in the region remain!

The playoff stage will be played as a double elimination bracket, with all of the games being played out in bo3 series with the same specialist format.

The Hearthstone champion of Season 3 will be determined on:


PLAYOFF HS SEASON 3: 15.07.2019. 17:00 CEST

And all of us will be able to watch the show and cheer for your favorite team here:


The first contender on our list is Franjo “Reqvam” Blažević, he managed to win not one but two of the 6 open cups, while also playing both times vs. LemyBiB and overcoming him the grand finals. Those two wins solidified his place on the leaderboard as the favorite of this season. Will he manage to stay on top faced with the other 7 players, the only thing left to do is watch and find out!

Miloš “LemyBiB” Milovanović who managed to get to the 2nd place not once not twice but 3 times with his trusty rogue (oh the irony). Does he have a score to settle with the guys who denied him the first place, oh yes he has!

Milan “Emerys” Pavičić, he was the one to open the Tournament as a whole since he managed to win the first open cup and also managed to almost win the 5th open cup as well where he finished 2nd which firmly secured his spot in the top 8 playoffs.

Nino “CG MagicZYYZA” Žižanovic our 4th contender for the title, a familiar face he was casting the last season grand finals in Zagreb, and he is a commendable foe as well not someone you should underestimate, he won the 5th open cup.

Saša “SaleSarma” Vrcelj and his steadfast warrior managed to win the 4th open qualifier and get their spot in the top 8 in the region, well deserved, the audience will be stuffed while watching him play, pun intended!

Uberkaiser a well-known player and streamer in the region, won several national tournaments, a well-experienced player with a lot up his sleeve, he didn’t manage to win any open cups but that won’t stop him from gunning at the first place in the playoffs!

Aleksandar “Wolf” Dimitrijević some would call him the bravest of all of the contenders the only one with a Murloc shaman deck, proving everyone that Mglrmglmglmg, well you get the point.

And last but not least Boris “D0nkey” Babić our last member of the elite 8, he managed to win the 2nd open cup, with his mech hunter, watch out here comes the boom!


“May the odds be ever in your favor!” – Hunger Games

Nikola: “I didn’t think at first that I would win the whole thing.”

Oh boy and what an end it was, we had an awesome playoff full of excitement and great matches, but like all good things, it had to come to an end. We are proud to announce the winners of the CR Season 3.

The first place was won by Nikola, the 2nd place was taken by his teammate Tocilovac, the third place was ConeKorleone and the 4th was taken by destroyer.

You can watch the whole playoff recap: >>Here<<

In order to get more insight about our champion we asked him some questions about what separated him from the rest and contributed to him winning the third season, enjoy!

1. What did you expect before the Playoffs? Did you think you would win the whole thing?

: “I imagined that I would be somewhere at the top, but I didn’t think at first that I would win the whole thing.”

2. What do you think separated you from the rest of the players and made the most difference in your opinion?

: “I do not think there are any major differences, they are all outstanding players. The main distinction, in my opinion, might have been, that I focused on what sort of decks they are playing and tried to counter them, which turned out to be the right choice.”

3. Now that you have proven that you are the best in the Adria region, what are the next goals?

: “My next goals are first of all winning the A1 Adria in Zagreb and to be a part of some of the international leagues like the “Connect to Play” (CTP) and “Super Liga Orange” (SLO)”

4. You and Tocilovac seem to be always in the top of the tournaments you play in. Has it formed some sort of rivalry where you motivated each to be better or is it more a team effort where you help each other to become the best versions of yourselves?

: “I see Tocilovac as a friend, rival, and a person that motivates me a lot. We train together quite frequently, which pushes us both to become the best versions of ourselves, so yeah all of the mentioned.”

5. Would you like to add something?

: “I would like to thank everyone who supports me, my Qlash team and my coaches who also contribute quite a lot to my accomplishments.”

“This means a world to me and my team” – Sener “SENER1” Mahmuti

The Dota 2 playoffs put a high standard for the Season 3 of the League regarding the quality of the matches. The week after CS:GO didn’t disappoint either. In all quarterfinal matches, both teams managed to get to double digits. As the playoffs continued better teams started to prove their worth.

TheOverPowered was knocked to the lower bracket by uNiQUE that secured the spot in the Grand Finals. But the guys from theOP decided they want a rematch so they went on and win a close series against TRTRR in the Lower Bracket finals. Rematch in the Grand Finals between theOP and uNiQUE also went the distance and we saw all three maps, but in the end, uNiQUE managed to come out on top!

We talked to the captain of the team uNiQUE Sener “SENER1” Mahmuti about their recent success in the A1 Adria League.

  1. What did you expect before the playoffs? Did you think you can win the whole thing, and who you considered to be the toughest opponent?

SNER1: “There were good teams in playoffs. We didn’t underestimate any of them, and yes we thought we would win. We know we have a lot of potential. The toughest opponent proved to be theOverPowered, also a great team.”

2. You managed to qualify for the next season of A1 Adria League featuring the 10.000 euros prize pool. What does that mean to you and your team?

SENER1: “It means a world to me and my team that we have chances to prove ourselves even more. It is a great opportunity for us.”

3. What can we expect out of uNiQUE? Any competitions in the near future?

SENER1: “Right now we don’t have any competitions going on but we will start practicing soon, fixing some of our mistakes, etc.”

4. Anything you would like to share with your fans and the general public?

SENER1: “We would like to thank the fans who were cheering and supporting us till now, its quite an honor for us.”

Time to crown the new CS:GO champions of the A1 Adria League

We’ll be crowning our CS:GO champions of the A1 Adria League this weekend for the third time in a row. Two times champions – Cr4zy (ex. Valiance) are now competing on the much higher level, and therefore other teams are getting the new opportunities.

The playoff stage will be played as a series of best of ones, where the lower bracket finals will be best of three and the Grand Finals best of three as well.

The action will be split into two days:

Day 1: 15.06.2019. 16:00 CEST           Day 2: 16.06.2019. 16:00 CEST

And all of us will be able to watch the show and cheer for your favorite team on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.tv!



uNiQUE are heading into this match as clear favorites. The team has had a lot of success in recent times and surely they will not miss a chance to continue to do so. The core of the team SENER1, sinnopsyy, and juanflatroo have been playing together for some time now. They were the only unbeaten team in the online group stage of the CSadria Clan Championship powered by A1 but didn’t attend the LAN finals due to the visa issues. Now they have the second chance to prove they are the top dogs in the region. Their opponents on the other hand, North Macedonian team TRTRR managed got to go to the before mentioned LAN finals because of the uNiQUE not attending. They’ve put up a strong performance but finished in the 3rd/4th in the end.

INVICTUS vs. to jeste

In the 3rd season, we have only one Serbian team in the playoffs for the first time in the history of the League, and it’s the team to jeste. But sure it’s an interesting one. We have the season 1 champion DJOKSiCK playing with other well-known players in the region like andr1x, juricM, dav, SHEV, and Salted. Some of them have already played in the finals of the A1 Adria League, in order to do so again, they’ll have to beat INVICTUS. The new and upcoming team from Montenegro played really well in the qualifiers One thing we do know about them is that they like to play CSadria Retakes public servers. The word going around is that they are really strong, but they’ll have to show it over the weekend against a very experienced team.

Vilay Black vs. Screamstars

Only Croatian team in the playoffs of the A1 Adria League will be facing Vilay Black, another team coming from North Macedonia. Screamstars were on the verge of the breakthrough on many occasions in the region, and they made it to the Season 3 playoffs. They’ll have to fill out the shoes of the Locastic Esports, team that represented Croatia really well last season. Vilay Black has been on the scene for some time now with several lineup changes. They’re always here, managing to qualify for the most regional tournaments and leagues, so seeing them in the top 8 of this season shouldn’t be a surprise.

Mischievous vs. TheOverPowerd (to be Vilay Esports)

Mischievous being the third team from North Macedonia means that this year we have the most representatives coming from that country. They’ve also been around for some time, we had to chance to watch their matches in several regional competitions, but they are struggling to advance to top 4. TheOverPowered guys recently found a new organization, but because of the rules, they’ll have to play under the tag they qualified. Always nice to see prominent players in the region like saveeey, brky and bustem doing well and thriving once again. But we’ll have to wait and see do they have what it takes to make it all the way to the finals.


In case you’ve missed it. Winners of the season 3 of the A1 Adria League will advance to the new cup organized by ESL SEC and A1 Adria League called the Pre-Climber Cup. You can find out everything about it here.