17-year-old Gruby is the new FIFA champion!

We witnessed a spectacular FIFA finale on Saturday at Reboot Games Weekend in Zagreb. A duel between Miloš “brstimir” Majdevac and Marko “Gruby” Grubišić left everyone watching speechless. After 2:0 for brstimir, Gruby returned and ended the final series with 3:2 and became the new A1 Adria League champion in the FIFA competition.

After two years new FIFA champion was crowned

The two best FIFA players of the tenth A1 Adria League season are brstimir and Gruby. As such, they both got an invitation to the LAN event powered by A1 held at Zagreb Fair. Brstimir is one of the best FIFA players in Serbia, he has a big experience and a couple of final attendances in A1AL. On the other hand, the new champion, Gruby is only 17 years old, and this is his first appearance in the League. It only took him one try, not only to win the title but also to eliminate the four-time champion, Tarik Novo. Achievement players couldn’t get in 2 long years.

Gruby and brstimir already fought early in the playoff stage, and in that match brstimir was victorious. Gruby however took his revenge in the grand final of the A1 Adria League. Since brstimir came to the finals from the upper bracket he received an automatic win and started the finals with an advantage. However, that didn’t bother the Croatian player. Even though brstimir won the second match as well and reached a game point, Gruby woke up after that and demolished his opponent.

Gruby FIFA champion in A1 Adria League

The first win for Gruby came in the third match overall, where we saw overtime after a 2:2 result. That game went to penalties where the 17-year-old triumphed with a 4:2 score. In the next match, we only saw one goal on the side of Gruby and the youngster evened out an overall score to 2:2. The moment of truth. Fifth and deciding match. The whole audience was on the verge of ecstasy. By the words of casters, the fifth match wasn’t for the faint-hearted. It was obvious that Gruby had more fans, and everyone wanted the rookie to win.

The final match of the final also went into overtime after a 2:2 score. In the 106th minute, Gruby takes the lead and just a couple of minutes after that he scores again and everyone in the audience rose up and applauded him. Even his opponent brstimir, after conceding another goal rose up, stopped playing, and gracefully accepted defeat. The match was over even before the final whistle, as brstimir congratulated his opponent Gruby on winning a well-deserved title.

 

Here’s what awaits you at Reboot Gaming Weekend!

The weekend ahead brings the long-awaited gaming festival – Reboot Gaming Weekend powered by A1 and the spectacular finale of the jubilee 10th season of the A1 Adria League. Pavilion 8a of the Zagreb Fair thus once again becomes a temple of top gaming, and all fans and esports players will enjoy the rich program and content.

A1 Adria League finals

In the A1 Adria League arena, the central festival stage, visitors can expect a spectacular jubilee, the tenth final of the largest regional esports league. The best players from the region will compete on both days of the Reboot Gaming Weekend festival in the afternoon. On Saturday, November 12, from 2 p.m., the finals of FIFA 23 are scheduled, in which the unforgettable brstimir and Gruby will show their skills. While the finals between the best regional Brawlers Salada de Frutas and OMERT4 visitors will be able to follow from 6 p.m.

Sunday, November 13 is the day for CS:GO battles, which will start at 12 noon when the CS:GO Showmatch is on the schedule, while the final matches will last from 3 to 7 p.m. when Zero Tenacity and KTRL will show their skills.

A1AL season 10 finale

Fun powered by A1

The introductory warm-up in the morning hours of both days of the grand final will be left to Algebra’s student competition in CS:GO. Visitors will be able to try out some of the most famous domestic titles from the workshop of members of the Clusters Croatian Video Game Producers. In addition, domestic game developers will present their projects as part of the Indie zone. Part of the startups from the business incubator PISMO powered by A1 from Novska are also coming.

For entertainment, numerous gaming zones will be available where you can play the latest hit titles. The Zagreb Fair will also be the destination of the traveling A1 Gaming Hub, which brings Fortnite, Brawl Stars, and FIFA gaming to computers, PlayStation, and mobile devices.

But that’s not all! One thousand of the luckiest visitors will return home with a digital gamer’s souvenir – A1 Adria League NFTs, which A1 Hrvatska, as the first telecom on the Croatian market, created in cooperation with the regional Hub of the NEAR blockchain through the h00kd platform. Fans will thus have the opportunity to participate in various activations within the A1 chill zone in order to win their gamer memorabilia.

Second round of group stage brought luck to the favorites

Another week has gone by. The group stage in FIFA23, Brawl Stars, and CS:GO is ongoing. We are over with half of the competition in this stage of the tenth A1 Adria League season. The first week we saw some exciting matches in all the games. iNation and Blink dominated the CS:GO group stage, Salada failed in Brawl Stars and three out of four Bosnian players took their wins in the FIFA competition. The second week wasn’t any less exciting.

iNation secured the playoff; Psihocastic eliminated

Fans had the opportunity to once again watch CS:GO competition two days in one week. On last Wednesday we saw one qualification match and one regular one where teams were 1:1 in the overall score. The qualification match was played between iNation and Blink since they had two wins each, and were on the verge of making it further in the competition. That match was won by iNation, namely, Blink didn’t show up because of another tournament even though they were given one hour extra to attend.

In the other match that was played that day it was KTRL who came out victorious and showed a very dominant performance. They defeated GamePub and got one step closer to the playoff stage.

On Sunday, which is the second play day in last week’s CS:GO competition, we saw one team leave us. It was Psihocastic and Velez Mostar fighting for staying in the league. Velez Mostar took down their opponent with a 2:0 win and is still in contention. On the other side, the competition ends here for team Psihocastic.

In the match between Zero Tenacity and ILLYRIANS who both had a 1:1 score, Z10 came out victorious and is now in a good situation to make playoffs.

OMERT4 and GreekGod at the top; Salada redeemed

In the second round of the SWISS group stage in the Brawl Stars competition the favorites justified their role and got their well-deserved victories. OMERT4 is continuing with their amazing performance from the qualifiers and is now sitting at 2:0, alongside team GreekGod who is one of the strongest teams this season as well. These two teams will battle against each other this Thursday for the first spot in the playoffs. The wins that brought them to this position were achieved against La Aquilla for OMERT4 and for GreekGod it was a marathon match against Jazavci that went to all five maps.

Team Rolex, who won one of the A1AL qualifiers, also got their first victory in the group stage. They defeated Extreme Masters and now have an overall score of 1:1. Salada de Frutas, last season’s champions also got their win and started the climb to the top. They have a long way to go, but this is a good start for Salada and it shows they are not yet forsaken. They were fast and furious in their match against La Remontada which ended with a 3:0 win.

Novo and Brstimir are undefeated

Once again the favorites in the FIFA23 competition are back on top. This isn’t a surprise seeing how both Novo and Brstimir are dominating A1AL for seasons now. It was always Novo who secured the titles, but Brstimir is right there with him if we look at his performance. Both of these guys are currently sitting at the top of the leaderboard with a 2:0 score still waiting to be defeated. That will happen for one of them very soon, seeing that in the next round of the group stage which begins tonight they will fight against each other. So either Novo or Brstimir will take the first spot in the playoff stage.

In the other two matches of the second round in the FIFA23 group stage, Sardinho213 and Gruby got their wins. Last week turned out to be bad for Bosnian players. Out of four, only one was successful.  Also, Bruno and esad1memic are not in a good spot right now. They are on the verge of being eliminated seeing as they don’t have a single win. Let’s see how they perform tonight!

Brawl Stars, FIFA23 and CS:GO started their race to the title!

Last week we had a lot of exciting match-ups in all our games. With the start of the group stage, things are starting to heat up. Brawl Stars, FIFA23 and CS:GO started their race to the title in the first round of the SWISS group stage in the tenth season of the A1 Adria League. Here is a recap of the week.

Aloha and Blink dominant

The tenth CS:GO season in the A1 Adria League started explosively. We had two match days, and in the end, the two teams who took both wins and were the most successful are Aloha and Blink. Blink is a well-known team in the region, and in Europe as well. This win was expected from both teams, seeing that they were the invited ones. While the qualified ones had to fight their way up here. Blink took their two wins against ILLYRIANS and KTRL. While the match against KTRL was an easy one for the Albanian team, they had a tougher task versus ILLYRIANS but the final result was 16:13 in favor of Blink.

On the other side, Aloha who also has a 2:0 score after two play days was completely dominant in both CS:GO matches. They defeated Zero Tenacity as well as Psihocastic. Against Z10 Aloha only allowed their opponents 2 rounds, while in the game against Psihocastic the result was 16:3. Psihocastic and Velez Mostar were the teams with no wins so far and they are sitting at the bottom of the standings, while the rest have one win and one defeat.

Bosnian players successful in FIFA23

The new FIFA wasn’t a big problem for the players. The start of the group stage brought us FIFA23, instead of FIFA22 in which the players competed during the qualifications. The first match that opened the group stage in this competition was Novo versus Bruno. The four-time champion didn’t have a lot of trouble against the Croatian representative. It was a clear win for Novo with a result of 2:0. The other three matches all had a 2:1 score, and the players that came out victorious were Encika and Parla, also Bosnian players, and Brstimir as the Serbian FIFA virtuoso. In the end, favorites justified their role.

Salada de Frutas in questionable form this season

The A1AL Brawlers debuted this season in the group stage. We have seen many interesting matches, one almost reverse sweep, and a disappointing performance by the champions.

The most successful teams in the first round of the group stage were OMERT4, who was the first seed, and GreekGod. Both of these teams won their games with a dominant 3:o score. OMERT4 took down La Remontada while team GreekGod was victorious against Rolex, a team that won one of the Qualifiers Cups.

On the other hand, the most interesting match in the first round was played by Jazavci and Extreme Masters. Everything looked like a clean win for the former team seeing as they started the duel with 2 wins. But when Extreme Masters realized it was Bo5, they put it in second gear and almost reverse-swept their opponents. Jazavci however didn’t allow that, winning the last match and scoring in Brawl Ball avoiding overtime.

The biggest surprise was Salada de Frutas. The current Brawl Stars champions in the A1 Adria League are showing bad form since the beginning of the season. They didn’t manage to win a single qualifier, they were seeded fourth and now DzonDzon and his team lost the first game. Salada was against team La Aquilla who defeated them with a 3:1 score.

Everything you need to know about the FIFA group stage in Season 10

FIFA qualifiers for the tenth season of the A1 Adria League are over! Among the fierce competition, eight players managed to secure their spot in the group stage.

The FIFA trio is back in Season 10

Tarik “Novo” Novo (amke) dominated the leaderboard in the qualifiers with 220 points. At this point, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Novo is confirming his spot as the best FIFA player in the region. In the upcoming season, we’ll be watching esad1memic and brstimir again, excellent players that were challenging Novo in previous seasons. Gruby managed to secure second place with overall 160 points and is looking really good going into the group stage. Hara grabbed third place with 130 points. The same amount that esad1memic has. Brstimir is just below them. The remaining three players are Sardinho213, Encika, and BrunoGuimaraes21. Every season we have at least one underdog that pops up into the scene and brings chaos amongst the favorites. Who will it be this season?

FIFA22 fourth qualifier standings

FIFA 23 is the name of the game

The playing field will be somewhat evened out a bit with a switch to the new FIFA game. The rest of Season 10 will be played on FIFA 23. Maybe that is the chance for other players to dethrone Novo. Players will have some time to adapt to the new game and build their teams. Every year at the same time we switch to the latest FIFA game, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of the players or fans.

A1 Adria League Season 10 FIFA Schedule

Since we gave players some time to adjust to the new game we also made some changes to the schedule. Don’t worry, you can find the whole schedule below. FIFA will be played on Fridays (mostly). Except for the second round which will be played on Wednesday 12th of October. As per usual, all the games will be live-streamed on the A1 Adria League channels.

SWISS Round 1 – 7.10.2022., 20:00

SWISS Round 2 – 12.10.2022., 20:00

SWISS Round 3 – 14.10.2022., 20:00

SWISS Round 4 – 21.10.2022., 20:00

SWISS Round 5 – 28.10.2022., 20:00

Top eight FIFA22 players ready for group stage; Novo in first place

After exciting and tense FIFA22 qualifiers, we have the best eight players for the 10th A1 Adria League season competing in the group stage for the top prize. Once again Tarik Novo is dominating the competition, he finished the qualifiers at the top with an overall of 220 points.

Gruby was victorious in the fourth qualifier

We are getting closer to starting the group stage in A1 Adria League. CS:GO and FIFA22 qualifiers are finished, and we have our competitors in both games. These qualifiers weren’t surprising, as almost all the favorites secured their spot in the League. The four-time champion Tarik “Novo” Novo dominated the qualifiers once again and secured first place with 220 points. He managed to win some of the qualifiers, as well as Brstimir who we saw being the most successful in the second one.

Many talented players joined the competition such as Gruby, Hara, Bruno, as well as some familiar names such as Encika, esad1memic, and many others. The fact that we had a tiebreaker for eighth place says how intense and close the last qualifier was. Namely, Bruno “BrunoGuimaraes21” Svetina and Đorđe “JasikFIFA” Cumbo had the same amount of points and fought for the last spot in the A1AL. In the end, it was Bruno who made it through with 75 points.

Aside from Novo who is ahead with 220 points, other players aren’t that far apart. Gruby is in second place with 160 points, while Hara and esad1memic both have 130 points. Below them are Brstimir and Sardinho213 who share 120 points. Needless to say that the next stage will be more exciting than ever.

It remains to be seen if any of these seven players have what it takes to take king Novo down from the throne. For the last two years, no one has been able to do it as Tarik took home four titles in a row. The FIFA22 group stage begins on October 7th.

Brstimir wins his second consecutive FIFA22 qualifier

Only one FIFA22 qualifier in A1 Adria League is left, and we already have a clear leader on the table. Miloš “brstimir” Majedevac came on top of another qualifier, and now he has an overall of 200 points.

Close fight for the top 4

Another round of interesting and intense matches in the FIFA22 competition was played on Friday. The same familiar names we have seen fighting for their chance to enter the 10th season of the A1 Adria League, but only eight will be able to. So far, brstimir is going to make it for sure, as well as Sardinho213.

Brstimir was the most successful in the last two qualifiers. He now has 200 points and sits at the top. Right behind him in second place is Sardinho with 160 points. Our current champion Tarik “Novo” Novo is third with 120 points, while the next two players have an overall of 100 points. Esad1memic and Tuna13 with 100 points also have a high chance of entering the league.

Sardinho213 and Tuna13 dominated one side of the bracket. They faced each other in the semifinals, but Sardinho came out victorious and moved on to the finals. On the other side of the bracket, it was esad1memic and brstimir who made it to the semifinals, and as we know brstimir won that fight.

The fight for third place went into the hands of Marko “Tuna13” Antunović, while the whole thing was won by brstimir. Novo wasn’t very successful in this qualifier, seeing as he only won 10 points. The last chance to earn points will be in the fourth FIFA22 qualifier which is being played next Friday. Sign up now!

FIFA22 3rd qualifier standings

Brstimir secures 100 points in the second FIFA22 qualifier

As the two FIFA22 qualifiers in A1 Adria League are already finished, we only have two more left before entering the league. So far, the biggest favorites of the competition Brstimir and Novo are occupying the top of the table.

Brstimir misses first, wins the second qualifier

We already saw last week that the FIFA competition this season is going to be more challenging than ever. A lot of players are looking for the chance to compete in the tenth A1AL season. But only eight players will enter the league.

The four-time champion Tarik “Novo” Novo already achieved a win in the first qualifier securing 100 points. He didn’t have the same success in the second one and only managed to get 10 points. On the other hand, another familiar face came out victorious. Miloš “Brstimir” Majdevac was the winner of the second qualifier in the FIFA22 competition. And even though he missed the first one, he is at the top of the table, sitting comfortably right under Novo.

In the first match of the finals, we have seen as many as seven goals. Leon “Šardi” Šardi was his opponent in the finals, but he came short, as Brstimir won that Bo3 final. The first match ended with a 4:3 score, and the second one with a 2:1 in favor of Brstimir who kept his momentum.

The rest of the bracket was interesting to watch as well and was not short of surprises. Marko “Tuna” Antunović reached the semi-finals for the first time in his A1 Adria league career. He even managed to win 50 points in the duel for 3rd place versus Esad “esad1memic” Memić.

The third qualifier is scheduled for next week, and you can already sign up for it HERE.

FIFA22 2nd qualifier bracket

Sign up for the second FIFA22 qualifier!

The 10th season of the A1 Adria League officially started last week. As the Brawl Stars qualifier was delayed, the new season opened with the FIFA22 qualifiers.

Get ready!

The first FIFA qualifier is already finished. The winner of the first one was last year’s champion Tarik “Amke” Novo who secured 100 points.

There is no time to waste. If you want to be the one to take Amke down from his throne as the FIFA champion, sign up for the second qualifier. It’s still not too late to secure a group stage and have a chance to compete with the best regional FIFA22 players. And this season, like the last, we have four qualifiers before the group stage start. If you missed out on the first qualifier or you didn’t manage to achieve any points, don’t worry. There are three more chances to earn points, and if you followed last season of A1AL you know that you don’t have to win the qualifier to get to the group stage. Last season Amke didn’t manage to win a single qualifier, and yet he climbed all the way to the top of the league.

We have already seen many familiar faces in the first qualifier, such as esad1memic, Amke, Encika, Mrky, and many others. If you want to test your skill against them and have a chance at the prize pool sign up HERE! The second FIFA22 qualifier will take place on September 9th, which is a Friday.

Amke wins the first FIFA 22 qualifier over almost 100 players

Despite a lot of players signing up for the first FIFA 22 qualifier for the tenth season of the A1 Adria League,  Tarik “Amke” Novo managed to secure the win.

Amke continues his domination

It’s always a pleasure to see a lot of new players joining the A1 Adria League community. Last Friday we had the opportunity to witness a lot of new faces competing for the points in the first FIFA 22 qualifier. In the end, most of the favorites did their job and claimed some points. It’s just the first qualifier, which means we still have three qualifiers left to determine who will be advancing to the group stage.

Standings ended up looking like this. Amke won over Harun “Hara” Parla and secured 100 points. That left Hara with 70 points after the first qualifier. Gruby won third place and 50 points by beating last Mrky2402 in the Croatian derby. You can check all the results on the qualifier page.

A1AL FIFA 22 Qualifier 1

The second qualifier will take place on Friday the 9th of September; you can already sign up for it!