Brstimir takes another win; Novo still winless

Last week we have had many exciting matches in this season’s FIFA competition. The first round of FIFA22 in A1 Adria League had an amazing start, as we have seen brstimir took down Novo, the three-time champion. While rookies like Jero debuted in the league. Yesterday the second round of the group stage was played, and it wasn’t any less interesting.

Brstimir, Mrky2402, and esad1memic defeatless

Last night we saw another surprising playday in the FIFA22 competition. Round 2 in the group stage opened esad1memic and Encika, two Bosnian players. Esad already secured his first win last week, and he was looking good before this match. The match itself started patiently. Esad waited until the 70th minute to score his first goal. And he kept the lead until the end. In the second match, Esad opened a bit more brave, and he scored 3 goals quickly, putting himself in a great position before the next round.

In the second match played between Serbian player brstimir and Pecho, who both had a 1:0 lead from the previous week, brstimir still was a slight favorite seeing he took down the three-time champion Novo in the first round. In yesterday’s game, both players took one win for themselves, while the third and deciding one went into the hand of brstimir, who is showing great performance and becoming a huge favorite for winning the whole championship.

The third match of the day was played between our vice-champion from season 5 JasikFIFA and our newcomer Mrky2402. Mrky totally dominated in the first match showing no emotions on our screen whatsoever. And we know it was not because he is shy in front of the camera. It was because he knows what JasikFIFA is capable of and that he might come back into this match. The second match produced a ton of fun for our viewers. JasikFIFA took the lead 2 times, but it was not enough to get away from Mrky’s offensive abilities. It was extra time that decided the winner. Mrky scored in the 114th minute for his second win of the day. This puts him in a very good position for the next week, where he might be our first player in the final 4 if he manages to beat brstimir. Which isn’t going to be an easy task.

The last pair was Novo versus the rookie of the season Jero. Novo came in as a clear favorite, even though he lost in the first round, he has a lot more experience than his opponent. But as Jero didn’t have anything to lose in this game, he gave his all, and in the end, it was worth it. He managed to win against the three-time champion of A1AL, and show that Novo’s form is not as strong as before.

FIFA22 standings

Brstimir took down Novo in the first round of the group stage!

The group stage of the A1 Adria League finally started, and first on the schedule was FIFA22. The qualifiers were one of the most interesting and intense ever, and the group stage started in the same matter. At the very beginning, we have seen two of the favorites clash against each other, but the other three matches were exciting as well. This is also the first time this season that we could actually see the reactions of the players via their cameras on stream.

Brstimir takes the edge after day 1

Today we have seen four very interesting matches, and it all started with the battle between Petar “DrPecho” Susnjar who finished first after qualifiers, and the last place Enes “Encika” Hodzic. Even though Ecnika said he had already accomplished his goal, he showed today he isn’t done. In the end, the winner was expected, it was DrPecho who defeated his opponent with a 2:0 score.

One of the most anticipated matches was between the three-time champion Tarik “Novo” Novo and Miloš “brstimir” Majdevac. It was final before final, and their rivalry resurfaced tonight once again. Novo however couldn’t prove his legacy this time, and it was brstimir who, with patience and skill, secured a very important win today. With a 2:0 score, brstimir put himself in a great position after the first round of the group stage.

The third matchup of the day was between two Bosnian players, JasikFIFA and esad1memic. The first match was decided by the penalties. Penalties are Esad’s strong suit, but JasikFIFA probably knows him too well, and he easily read his cheeky panenka attempts. The second match gave us 7 fantastic goals to see. But it was Jasik who won 4-3. His passion and happiness were very visible on the screens, and he went 2:0 in the end.

Last but not least we have seen Marko “Mrky2402” Matancic take on rookie of the season Karlo “Jero” Jerkin. Mrky2402 came into this match a clear favorite and he justified this role. He was dominant against Jero, but seeing this was Jero’s first game on stream, he might need some time getting used to it. It’s only the first round, and nothing is over yet.

FIFA22 first round of group stage standings

The next round will be played next week, on May 13th.

Stevan Mačkić: The viewers can expect big surprises!

We witnessed an interesting four qualifiers in FIFA22 this season. The group stage in A1 Adria League is starting soon, and the competition has never been more intense. Before the beginning of the SWISS group stage, we talked with a well-known FIFA caster Stevan Mačkić about the qualifiers, this year’s competition, his expectations, and more.

Last season FIFA22 was a brand new game. How different is it this season?

The transition from PS4 to PS5 included the transition to Hypermotion, and the difference is noticeable but difficulties exist every year and the players are adapting over and over again. The autumn season is always challenging for players in A1 Adria League because it comes at the transition from one to the other game, and they (the players) SWISS style part of the league play with new teams, but I think the quality always comes to the surface.

This season’s qualifiers were one of the most intense ones ever. We didn’t know who was going to advance up until the last qualifiers cup. What does this tell you about this year’s competition?

It is enough to point out the fact that for the winner of the second qualifier Luka, not even 100 points was enough for him to advance to the SWISS stage, and it’s clear about what kind of competition we are talking about. The bar has been raised to the next level and to enter the league stage is not enough for you to shine in one qualifier, but to constantly play well and earn points from week to week.

Many familiar names made their way to the group stage. Who do you expect to see in the finals? 

As a caster, I must remain impartial and objective. All I’ll say is that the viewers can expect big surprises.

FIFA Stevan Mačkić

What do you think about Amke’s performance in the qualifiers, seeing that he didn’t manage to win a single cup but still advanced to the next stage as the second seed?

I have always seen Amke as one of the most talented Balkanian players. The three consecutive titles in A1 Adria League prove that. Do I agree with everything he did and wrote after the sixth, seventh, and especially the eighth season, that’s a completely different question. In the ninth season maybe Amke had a slightly weaker start, but I have never doubted that he will be able to adapt to the gameplay and secure his spot in the top 8.

Do you think that someone can dethrone Amke, or the championship is his once again?

Amke’s confidence is on a high level, after the eighth season’s finale he himself pointed out that it was “the easiest ever A1 Adria League title to win”. Is he going to effortlessly win another title in the ninth season we will find out in the next month.

The ninth season finals will be broadcasted as a part of Reboot Online Games Week in Osijek. What is your experience from the finals last year, and are you looking forward to the one in Osijek? 

After the one in Zagreb in June last year I thought it can’t get any better than this, but then in Šibenik, I received the stage and studio which can compete with the production of FIFA Global Series tournaments. I am convinced that the management of the league led by Leonardo and Marijana will exceed expectations once again and that all of us from the FIFA Balkan Community will provide the audience with the best experience that the regional scene can offer at the moment. I would also like to thank our tournament admins Maid Korić and Tarik Gagula for taking care that every week everything goes well during the preliminary phase of the qualification tournaments. Regarding us casters, Mole and I are ready and we can’t wait for the beginning of the SWISS stage.

 

A1 Adria League group stage begins soon! Here’s who qualified

The time has finally come to officially start the ninth season of the A1 Adria League. Besides League of Legends which has already gotten its champion, our three standard games, Brawl Stars, FIFA22, and CS:GO, are yet to get their own. The qualifications for these three games are finally over, and we are bringing you a recap of all the qualified players and teams.

Zidari are dominating Brawl Stars

The beginning of the Brawl Stars qualifiers was a turbulent one. Everyone expected last year’s champions Zidari to dominate the draft. But as we have seen they only managed to secure 20 points in the first qualifier. It was Jazavci who came on top and secured first place.

It didn’t take long before Zidari picked up their game and climbed to the top. From the second qualifier, it was this team who managed to beat everyone else and reclaim their own first place. They won three consecutive qualifiers, and in the end as the first seed qualified for the group stage.

During all four qualifiers, we have also seen a great performance from teams such as Big F who went hand in the hand with Zidari the whole time. Jazavci, also made their way into the next stage of A1AL, as well as Dogs who were in the top four throughout the qualifiers. These are the eight Brawl Stars teams that entered the league.

Brawl Stars qualifiers final standings

The group stage for Brawl Stars begins on May 5th.

FIFA22 and the most dramatic qualifiers

Even before the qualifiers for FIFA22 started, everyone was watching our three-time champion Tarik “amke2001” Novo. But Novo didn’t manage to win a single qualifier this year. Although that didn’t stop him from qualifying for the group stage as the second seed.

Every qualifier went into the hands of a different person. The first time around it was Esad “esad1memic” Memic who came out victorious and earned the first 100 points. While in that same qualifier Novo lost in the first round. We have seen a couple of new players also worth mentioning such as Karlo “jero” Jerekin and Luka “Zizou” Simunac. While jero made it to the group stage, the winner of the second qualifier Zizou wasn’t that lucky.

The well-known name Milos “brstimir” Majdevac came in like a fury in the third qualifier and earned himself 100 points and a place in the top 8. Our three-time champion Novo at this point was on the verge of being eliminated, he had 80 points and was the eighth player, barely making the cut.

The last qualifier was extremely dramatic. Seeing the points were close, and anyone could eliminate anyone, the battle was fierce. Petar “DrPecho” Susnjar was the best player in the fourth qualifier. He managed to take down Novo and secure a place in the group stage as the first seed. These are the top 8 FIFA22 players who are entering the group stage of A1AL.

FIFA22 last qualifier standings

The group stage for FIFA22 begins on May 6th.

Regional CS:GO giants are here

Unlike FIFA and Brawl Stars, CS:GO had three qualifiers, where we got 2 teams from each, adding up to 6 teams overall. These 6 qualified teams are joined by the two invited, which are 4glory and BLUEJAYS.

First to make it to the group stage were BLINK and XTEAM who managed to take down some well-known regional names such as Zero Tenacity, Marten Rising, MONAD eSports, and so on. The next two slots went into the hand of Strive in chaos and bitboxks, now Oto100. While we yet again saw Z10, ghoulsW, Marten Rising and others compete. It took them three qualifiers but in the end, they made it. The third time was the charm for Zero Tenacity and ghoulsW who were the last to secure their spot in the group stage of A1 Adria League. They didn’t give up, and in the end, it was worth it.

With that, we have our top 8 CS:GO teams, which are:

  • BLINK
  • XTEAM
  • Strive in chaos
  • Oto100
  • Zero Tenacity
  • ghoulsW
  • 4glory
  • BLUEJAYS

The group stage for CS:GO begins on May 8th.

Pecho took down amke2001 in the final FIFA22 qualifier!

The most dramatic FIFA22 qualifier is completed. After four qualifiers the best eight FIFA22 players of this season will enter A1 Adria League and compete in the SWISS group stage. Pecho was the one who came out victorious after the last qualifier, which also provided him the first place overall.

Pecho bested the three-time champion

Knowing that a win today might put anyone in the top 8, slots were full once again! The fact that nobody managed to secure their spot until the last qualifier got every single player to shift into their upper gear, which ended in the most dramatic FIFA qualifier we have seen in recent years.

The surprise of the day was the relegation of the two experienced and well-known players Miloš “brstimir” Majdevac and Esad “esad1memic” Memic. They didn’t manage to get past round 3 today, but luckily they had already gathered enough points from previous qualifiers, to secure their spot in the group stage. The rookie Karlo “Jero” Jerkin went only one step more through the bracket and also secured himself some screen time in the next stage of A1AL. Another rookie from these qualifiers Zizou who came on top in the second qualifier, unfortunately, didn’t have enough points to secure the group stage.

Our three-time champion Tarik “amke2001” Novo took this qualifier more seriously than those before. He cruised through the bottom side of the bracket with ease. Just like it was expected from him from the start of the new season. His enemy in the final would be Petar “Pecho” Susnjar who dominated the other side of the bracket.

Even before the final started, both players had reached enough points to secure first and second place, so they focused on making a statement for the future. Amke2001 took down the first match, while Pecho clutched in the 120. minute in the second game of the finals. The third game was a dominant one for Pecho who didn’t let amke2001 score once, ending the match with an easy 2:0 win.

FIFA22 last qualifier standings

In the end, all the players who were expected to win and ensure their place in the group stage did. It was a very close and intense competition from the start, which can be seen in the final standings.

The players will take a short deserved break after such fierce battles, and prepare for the group stage which will commence on May 6th.

 

The great return of Brstimir in the third FIFA22 qualifier!

Yet another FIFA22 qualifier is concluded. Many great players participated in this qualifier of the A1 Adria League, some familiar and some new ones. While the first qualifier went into the hands of a well-known Esad1memic, we have seen a new name winning the second one. Zizou managed to defeat the great three-time champion amke2001 and earn 100 points. This qualifier is not any different, again we have seen a veteran and a new player fighting for the most points.

Brstimir is back in the TOP 8!

Many of you probably wondered where was Milos “brstimir” Majdevac in the last two qualifiers. He is a familiar face in our tournament and he made quite a statement today. While he was silent for the last two ones, he decided now is the time to break the silence, and he did it in the best way possible, securing a top spot in this qualifier and a whopping 100 points. Brstimir only signed up for the 3rd qualifier, but it might be enough for him to secure his spot in the TOP 8.

Brstimir has had a difficult path towards the final, but for players like him, losing is not an option. Beating Esad “Esad1memic” Memic, who came victorious in the first qualifier, and Marko “Mrky2402” Matancic he secured his place in the final where he had to face our new surprise of the season Enes “Encika” Hodzic.

Encika did manage to earn 20 points in Qualifier #1. But this time, he managed to set his own tempo for every single game. He does prefer, as he said ” Atletico Madrid ” playstyle, but it perfectly fits the meta, and if it can grant him wins, it’s totally approved! Brstimir won 2-0 against Encika in the final, but Encika was the one who surprised everybody with his abilities, and he proved that beating Petar “Pecho” Susnjar and Haris “Eden” Lukomirak was not just another lucky day at the office.

We still don’t know who will advance to the next stage and enter this season’s A1 Adria League, but one thing is sure. The battle will be legendary. The competition this season is unbelievable, but unfortunately, not everyone can continue their journey to the top. While Esad1memic is still at the top of the table, new players like Zizou and Jero are right behind him, with Brstimir on their heels.

FIFA22 third qualifier standings

Once again, we have had a chance to see someone new in the finals. Some players have certainly secured their spot in the TOP 8, but some of them will have to show their best in the last qualifier! The last qualifier is being held next week, so hurry up and sign up HERE because you still have a chance to advance to the group stage and beat the best regional FIFA players!

New player Zizou is the winner of the second FIFA22 qualifier!

We are halfway done with FIFA22 qualifiers. The matches are always more than interesting, as we have shown so far. The same will be for the remaining two qualifiers where the best regional FIFA players will battle for a spot in the group stage of our A1 Adria League. Some of the players have already shown commitment and desire to enter the league but it remains to be seen who will succeed in the end.

Zizou defeated the three-time champion amke2001

The last week we have seen Esad “esad1memic” Memic winning the first qualifier and taking the most point. He didn’t manage to repeat his success this Friday and ended his path in the second round of the tournament. He was not able to find a way to beat Marko “mrky2402” Matancic. Unfortunately, Mrky also got relegated one round after. While Nick “Nh_Panic87” Holste cruised through the bottom side of the bracket. But who else would stop him if not our three-time champion Tarik “amke2001” Novo, who got 5 goals past Nick’s goalkeeper in 2 games.

The upper side of the bracket was mainly dominated by Croatian players. This is the first time for Croats to show this level of domination in the A1 Adria League qualifier. As Karlo “jero” Jerekin last week beat some of the known FIFA players in his first-ever qualifier in A1 Adria League, Luka “Zizou” Simunac replicated his success and reached the finals for the first time too in our League.

He fearlessly entered the first match against amke2001 and got his first well-deserved win 3-2, putting him 1-0 in the best of 3 series. The second game was a cautious one for both players, but in the end, Tarik “amke2001” Novo came out victorious scoring in extra time. Tarik furiously opened the decider match scoring right after kick-off. But Luka came back and secured another extra time after a 2-2 score in 90 minutes. But this time he was superior in extra time and secured 100 points winning 4-2 in the decider match.

In the end, amke2001 redeemed himself for the first qualifier, while another rookie showed how this season’s fight for the FIFA trophy will be a close one.FIFA22 qualifier standings

 

 

The second FIFA22 qualifier is over, while the third one is scheduled for next week. It will be held on Wednesday, April 13th, instead of on Friday, and you can sign up for it HERE. Don’t miss your chance to become the greatest FIFA player in the region!

Esad1memic takes the first FIFA 22 qualifier

The first FIFA 22 qualifier for the ninth season of the A1 Adria League is finished. It’s just first out of four qualifiers which means there is still enough time to earn those valuable points and qualify for the group stage. The bracket for the first qualifier was full with 64 players trying to secure their spot in the League. Just a reminder in case you missed it. Every qualifier is open for sign up and the top 16 players earn points.

Esad1memic shines, amke2001 out in the first round

The three-time champion Tarik “amke2001” Novo had a rough start in the first qualifier. He shockingly lost in the first round to Marko “mrky2402” Matančić. Luck wasn’t on mrky’s side and he was stopped by Armin “arminho” Hasanbegović in the third round. After the win against mrky, arminho was cruising through the competition until reaching the semifinals. Esad “esad1memic” Memić was too strong of an opponent. Both players know each other pretty well and this time esad1memic was better. On the other side of the bracket, we had the biggest surprise of the first qualifier.  Karlo “jero” Jerekin managed to beat some well-known names to reach the grand finals of the first qualifier in his first appearance in the A1 Adria League. He is a part of FIFA Balkan Community for some time now but just this year he decided to compete in the League.

The grand finals kicked off in an amazing way. Esad1memic had a 2-0 lead but jero managed to claw his way out of it and take the game into extra time but it wasn’t enough. Esad1memic managed to close it out 5-3. The second game also went into extra time after 2-2 during the first 90 minutes. Similar to the first game, esad1memic being the more experienced player, managed to win by scoring another goal in extra time.

Alongside jero, we saw Enes “Encika” Hodžić and Andrija Kodžoman win 20 points in their first qualifier as well.

FIFA first open qualifiers standings

Our next FIFA 22 qualifier will be played next Friday, April 8th, and you can register for it HERE!

You can now stream the A1 Adria League qualifiers in Brawl Stars!

Qualifiers for the ninth season of the A1 Adria League are only a few days away and we have some important news to share! You can now stream the qualifiers of the A1 Adria League in Brawl Stars to your fans and viewers on your own channel! Just make sure to apply and follow the rules.

How to co-stream A1 Adria League qualifiers?

Qualifiers for Brawl Stars are kicking off the new season of the A1 Adria League. The first qualifier for Brawl Stars is scheduled for the 31st of March. If you want to stream the qualifiers make sure to follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the contact form for the community stream. You will need to provide only your Discord handle, email, and link to your stream.
    A1AL S9 Community Stream Form
  2. Follow important rules:
    – No rights of third parties are violated (these include copyrights, trademark rights, etc.)
    – No content is shown that is racist, homophobic, defamatory, obscene, libelous, or glorifies violence
    – No applicable laws are violated (especially criminal law and youth protection)
    – No advertising for the following products or services is actively integrated: nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, and other addictive substances party politics, especially election advertising, pornography gambling, lotteries, casino, poker, sports betting, or comparable item or in-game currency trading outside of first-party platforms or official offerings online key sales, insofar as these do not involve licensed dealers automated pop-ups, upon which the streamer exercises no influence, are principally permitted and are excluded from the criteria for exclusion listed above.
  3. Make sure you add this image to your stream and include A1 Adria League or A1AL Qualifiers to your title (example: A1AL S9 Qualifiers // A1AL S9 Qualifiers stream today!). The image found on the link above should be visible on stream at all times, like in this example. (besides while playing ads):
  4. After you are finished streaming the qualifiers, send the following to the email info@adria.gg: “hours streamed”, “average concurrent viewers”, and “peak concurrent viewers”. It should look something like this:
    1. hours streamed: 5
    2. average concurrent viewers: 10
    3. peak concurrent viewers: 15
  5. You all are done! Streaming will be enabled for all the participants of the A1 Adria League Season 9 qualifiers.
  6. Your information and stream stats will only be used to improve the League and they won’t be published publicly at any time or for any reason.
  7. If you give your permission we will include your stream in the promotion post to notify A1AL fans where they can watch the qualifiers.

This way you will be able to stream all of your games during the qualifiers!

If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask them on the official A1 Adria League Discord!

Compete with the best regional FIFA players!

The qualifiers for the ninth season of the A1 Adria League are coming sooner than you think, so don’t waste any time and sign up to compete with the best FIFA players in the region. FIFA22 qualifiers will be held at the beginning of the next month, on April 1st, just a day after the Brawl Stars qualifiers.

Become the best FIFA22 player

This is the sixth time we have had this PlayStation game in our own A1 Adria League. FIFA has always been popular and will continue to be something the majority of male players enjoy playing. This game has even been listed in Guinness World Records as the best-selling sports video game franchise in the world. As of 2021, it had been sold in over 325 million copies, and we are bringing you the opportunity to make a name for yourself in the region as the best at this title.

Over the years we have seen players taking home the winning prize, but one name that stands out is amke 2001, who has been the three-time regional champion of FIFA. Esad1memic also won the title once, as did KT Edinho.

The prize pool of FIFA this year is 1750€ and will be distributed to the first three players. The ninth season champion will receive 950€ as an award for his skill and commitment.

FIFA22 will have four Qualifier cups in total, where we will score 16 top players. The best 8 players from qualifiers will advance to the next round and compete in the SWISS group stage. Four out of eight players will be eliminated in the group stage, and finals will have the best 4 players fighting for the crown. Every qualifier is a single-elimination bracket.

Points will be distributed in the following way:

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

Don’t despair if you don’t do well in the first qualifications, we add the number of points from all four and the players with the highest number of points will advance to the next stage. If you want to become Adriatic Messi, click on the link down below and sign up!

  • STAGE
  • A1 Adria League Season 9 – FIFA – Qualifier 1
  • A1 Adria League Season 9 – FIFA – Qualifier 2
  • A1 Adria League Season 9 – FIFA – Qualifier 3
  • A1 Adria League Season 9 – FIFA – Qualifier 4

For more information about FIFA22, other games and their qualifiers, or about the ninth season of A1AL follow us on social media. All the links to our social media channels can be found below.