A1AL second weekly recap is here! Check out what happened in CS:GO, FIFA and R6

During the previous week we had the opportunity to follow some of the best duels in FIFA23, CS:GO and Rainbow Six Siege, or R6. There were some surprises, but also some favorites got the expected wins.

Esad lost against CLA_TH3Prod1gy in the biggest surprise of the evening

In FIFA23 second round, a lot of exciting matches were seen. In the first duel, CLA_marac90 was playing against Dani. A big win for Matija Marković after a lousy start to the Swiss stage last week. The competitor of the CLA organization controlled the result during this duel and had an advantage all the time that he did not let go until the end.

The second match was a significant loss for esad1memic who lost against CLA_TH3Prod1gy. Tin was calmer in the penalty shootout of the first match, and then a turnaround in the second game in which the champion of the fifth season had a goal advantage, but Skrgatic deservedly celebrated with Mbappe’s goals. The final score was 2:0 (the first match – penalties 6:5, and the second ended with a 2:1 result).

In the Novo – Jasik big duel, in the first match, Jasik scored two goals in the first 15 minutes and managed to keep the lead until the end, even though Novo was only a goal behind at one point with a missed penalty. A completely different picture was seen in the second leg, where Tarik Novo played like in his best days and with 4:1 secured the playing of the third match. Novo took the lead in the decisive duel, and Cumbo equalized by half-time, but then two goals from Tarik continued for the final 3:1. (final score 2:1)

CLA_FIFAFICO and Parla will play their duel on the weekend off-stream. The winner of that duel will play against Novo next week.

TeamForAdria is in the finals of the lower bracket

The first two R6 matches were played off-stream because they could not play the game the week before because of problems Ubisoft was having. In the first match against EU45thGremlins, 5 Big Guys celebrated, and in the second, it was BobTheBuilder who came out as the victor. Both matches ended with a score of 7:5, so it was very tense and in the end, 5BG lacked a bit of luck.

The third match, which was the decider, did not take place, BottomG surrendered the match because they could not gather (internal problems), thus TeamForAdria automatically won 2:0 and qualified for the lower bracket final.

Z10 and Portugal will fight for the first spot in the playoffs

In what can only be described, as a tense week in CS:GO, Zero Tenacity and Portugal got their second win of the group stage. They now have an overall 2:0 score and will fight it out next week. The winner of that match will earn themselves a spot in the playoff stage of the competition.

Team-one had a close game against Opusti se, but in the end, they managed to secure a victory with a score of 16:12 on Ancient. The best player in that match, from team-one was maQuein with 29 frags.

In the second match of the day, Zero Tenacity was fighting JESTE on Inferno. nEMANHA and his team got an easy win against their opponents with a 16:7 score. Z10 simke was without a doubt the best player of that match with 32 kills.

The third match was the most dominant one, for the side of Portugal. The score of 16:3 says a lot about this fact. DEPRESHN and A Ego had an amazing match. Both of them scored more than 20 kills.

The match between Infernus and Confusee was not played on the same day as the rest, but it will be played off-stream.

Ivanklar wins the fourth FIFA qualifier and makes it to groups!

The fourth and last FIFA23 qualifier in the 11th season of the A1 Adria League is finished, and we received our best eight players who will continue their battle for the title. The top 8 players are ready for the group stage in this season’s competition, and Ivanklar as the winner of the last qualifier is one of the contenders for the title.

FIFA group stage without Brstimir and Gruby

The rule of this year’s qualifiers it seems to have been “win a qualifier and secure the spot in groups”. For each qualifier, we saw a different player take a maximum of 100 points. This amount had been enough for all four players to make it to the next stage of the competition. As it was mentioned before, Hara (1st Q winner), Jakela (2nd Q winner), Tin Skrgatic (3rd Q winner), and now Ivan “Ivanklar 1903” Klaric, the winner of the fourth, all secured groups.

Besides them, the competition has been fierce, and the best indicator of that is the fact that players like Brstimir didn’t make it. The Serbian player didn’t show his usual performance, and with only 30 points was eliminated. Also, the defending FIFA champion Gruby failed to qualify for groups. Gruby was the runner-up in the 1st qualifier, and there he won 70 points. But after that, no more points came for the youngster, and he was ninth on the scoreboard, while eight make it further.

Excluding the four winners of the qualifiers, some other familiar names secure their spots in groups. Our four-time champion Tarik Novo gathered 110 points and finished in sixth position. Also, Esad1memic was showing determination again and secured himself a fourth place with 120 points. Great results were seen by FIFAFICO who is in second place with 130 points, just below the first seed Harun “Hara” Parla who accumulated 180 points.

The first round of the FIFA23 group stage will be played on May 5th.


A1 Student eChallenge: Fun and Growth in Gaming

A1 Hrvatska has created a completely new format of esports competition, the “A1 Student eChallenge” league, in collaboration with the leading technical faculties in Croatia: the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER), Algebra University College, the Faculty of Science and Mathematics (PMF), and the Zagreb Technical College (TVZ). For the first time, A1 Hrvatska, in partnership with these faculties, offers students a special gaming experience, as well as the opportunity to participate in the organization and administration of this exciting esports tournament.

A1 Student eChallenge to feature CS:GO and FIFA

To support and highlight the importance of the gaming industry and personal development and education of young people, A1 Hrvatska has provided an unforgettable gaming experience for students and passionate video game enthusiasts of CS:GO and FIFA. However, this time, in addition to the role of a gamer, all interested parties can also take on organizational roles behind the gaming screens.

All participants in the A1 Student eChallenge can expect an unforgettable experience in the magical world of esports, which will culminate in the grand finals from 9th to 11th June at the Zagreb Fair, during the 11th season of the A1 Adria League as part of the Reboot Games Weekend powered by A1. There, the best among them will demonstrate their skills on a stage worthy of global gaming stars and compete for a share of the overall prize pool valued at over 1,500 euros.

“As announced, with the qualifications for the finals of the eleventh season of the A1 Adria League, we have entered a completely new and exciting chapter that has brought us an interesting format of the A1 Student eChallenge esports league. We are pleased that we have established collaborations with the leading technical faculties and provided young people with an opportunity to participate in the project to familiarize themselves with all the roles in front and behind the gaming screens. Once again, we have confirmed that we recognize the value of investing in those who show interest in the esports field. Also, we continue our long-standing partnership with Reboot, and we are glad to walk together through the incredible gaming adventures ahead of us,” said Iva Ančić, Head of Brand, Marketing Communications and Digital Business, A1 Hrvatska.

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As a telecom provider that offers a gaming experience with the lowest latency on an optical network, A1 Hrvatska announced the eleventh season of the longest-running regional A1 Adria League this spring, which brings together a large community of gamers with a zero-tolerance policy for hate speech.

During April and May, passionate esports players have the opportunity to show off their best gaming skills in three “main” video games – CS:GO, Rainbow Six Siege, and FIFA-23, as well as in five tournaments already played in games such as PUBG, League of Legends, Fortnite, Trackmania, and Valorant. What awaits them in the finals will remain a secret until the very end, which will delight the best among them with the largest prize pool ever, amounting to 16,800 euros for the winners.

Tin Škrgatić defeats Novo for 100 points in the 3rd FIFA qualifier!

The third FIFA23 qualifier in the A1 Adria League brought us the third different winner of 100 points and the bracket finals. So far Hara and Jakela both won one qualifier each and earned themselves 100 points and basically secured their spot in the group stage. On April 21st Tin “CLA_TH3Prod1gy” Škrgatić did the same.

Tin enters the top 3

Slow and steady we are getting closer to the start of the FIFA23 group stage in the 11th season of the A1 Adria League. Only one qualifier remains and judging by the points, some players are already securing their spots in the league. In the third qualifier, the best player was Tin “CLA_TH3Prod1gy” Škrgatić who defeated some well-known names in the regional A1AL. The first to fall under him was the winner of the first qualifier Harun “Hara” Parla, who was defeated in the second round. After Parla, he easily made his way to the finals where he battled with Tarik Novo, and successfully defeated the four-time champion of the league. With this performance, Tin reached the top three on the scoreboard, and his future in the A1 Adria League this season is looking bright.

On the other side, Tarik Novo also had a successful performance in this qualifier. He scored 70 points, as a runner-up, and now with 90 points overall is also in contention for a place in the group stage. Another name worth mentioning is Esad1memic who in two qualifiers secured third place, gathering 100 points overall (50+50). Hara and Jakela hold the first two places with 170, and 120 points respectively. In the top eight at this moment is the current FIFA champion Gruby. The youngster has 70 points, which he won in the first qualifier. Things are not looking good for last season’s runner-up Brstimir who only has 30 points, and needs to give his best in the last qualifier if he wants to advance further.

The last chance to earn points in FIFA23 qualifiers, players will have on April 28th. Sign up for that qualifier HERE!


Jakela takes the 2nd qualifier out of Parla’s hands!

What a night of FIFA23 competition we witnessed last night! Out of 135 players, the best ones earned points, and got closer to reaching the group stage of the 11th season in the A1 Adria League. The matches were never this exciting, and the fans had a blast. In the grand final, for one hundred points, Parla and Jasik went head to head in a best-of-three series. The latter came out as a winner overall gathering 110 points in two FIFA qualifiers.

Parla and Jasik leading the scoreboard

After winning the first qualifier and earning 100 points, Hara once again made it to the finals in the second qualifier and earned himself so many points, he is basically already in the group stage. After two qualifiers Harun “Hara” Parla has 170 points. The second-best player so far is Đorđe “Jakela” Cumbo with 110 points, who showed a magnificent performance on Friday, April 15th.

Jasik streamed his road to finals on his own channel, and even though his road wasn’t an easy one, he managed to defeat big names such as Esad1memic and reach the finals. There he celebrated with a 2:1 win against Parla. The finals didn’t lack any drama in a single moment of that match, and Jasik won his first qualifier title with a goal in 90. minute in the deciding match.

Esad1memic and Nemanja Misic were leading the battle for the third spot and 50 points. Even though Esad lost against Jasik, he took an easy and routine win against this opponent, ending the match with a 2:0 score. He is now in the top eight, having 50 points, alongside Nemanja Misic, who in two qualifiers also managed to gather the same amount of points. He successfully won points in both qualifiers, sending a message to his opponents, that it is not a good thing to have him on their side of the bracket.

The third qualifier will be played on April, 21st when the battle will continue. Sign up for it HERE!

Hara takes down Gruby in the first FIFA qualifier and earns 100 points!

The first FIFA23 qualifier has ended in favor of Harun “Hara” Parla who defeated the current FIFA champion Marko “Gruby” Grubisic. Out of 180 players Hara managed to get to the top of the competition and earn himself 100 points. Gruby in second place got 70 points, which was also a really good start to the tournament.

Hara wins the first FIFA qualfier

As you already know FIFA competition in the A1 Adria League has four qualifiers, where the players compete in order to earn as many points as they can. In the end, the best eight players, with the most points and best performance are entering the league and the group stage.

The first qualifier was really interesting to watch, and we saw some familiar names again. Brstimir, Gruby, Hara, Esad1memic, Tarik Novo, arminho, and many others all entered the competition, while some unfamiliar players also showed promising performances.

Like last year Gruby was once again better than Tarik Novo, this time in the fifth round when the former got a win and advanced further in the competition reaching the finals. Hara, his opponent in the finals, is an old A1AL player and he also took down big names such as Esad1memic and arminho. In the grand finals, it was Parla who was better, and in the decider match, he snatched a win on the penalties, making it 2:1 in the overall score.

The match for third place was played between Armin “arminho” Hasanbegovic and Filip “FIFAFICO” Babic, and Fico came out victorious and earned himself 50 points, while Arminho got 40.

The second FIFA23 qualifier is scheduled for next week, April 14th, when the players will fight for even more points and a chance to play with the best regional players. If you still haven’t signed up for it you can do it HERE!


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FIFA23 is back for yet another A1 Adria League season!

The start of the new A1 Adria League season, the 11th iteration of this tournament, is just around the corner. We are back with more games, exciting matches, and more fun. As it was years before, FIFA23 is a constant game in our league. This year won’t be any different so all FIFA enjoyers, fans, and players get ready, because you can already sign up for the qualifiers, and start your journey to the throne!

Sign up for the FIFA23 qualifiers now!

Not much has changed in the format for this particular game. Old contestants in A1 Adria League are already familiar with its concepts, but here is how it works for all you new rookie players. Like the previous season, the FIFA23 competition will start off with four open qualifiers, where all the players will be able to gather as many points as they can and manage to go further in the tournament as a higher seed as possible. After the qualifiers, from all the signed-up players only eight will have a chance to continue their road to the big trophy. The competition will be tough, so don’t make many mistakes, and play your best style from the beginning of the tournament!

Eight qualified players will then enter the SWISS group stage, after which the best four will advance. That is when the final competition will take place, as will these best four players battle for the Champion title and the prize pool of 2,300€.

The qualifiers are scheduled to take place on April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, so there is still time to perfect your tactics and game style.

Prepare for the most exciting FIFA23 tournament so far! Last year we got a new king on the throne and he is gonna be a tough one to beat. Can you be the one to defeat the young master of FIFA Gruby? Sign up and find out!


A1 Adria League Season 11: Bigger, Better, and Bolder Than Ever

Get ready for an electrifying new chapter in the world of esports, as we proudly announce Season 11 of the A1 Adria League! This season is set to be the most ambitious and exhilarating yet, featuring three main games—CS:GO, Rainbow Six Siege, and FIFA 23—alongside six additional titles with shorter formats, which will be revealed at a later date.

Season 11 is shaping up to be a monumental milestone in the history of the A1 Adria League, boasting the largest prize pool to date, and offering intense competition for both established and aspiring esports athletes. Each of the three main games will follow an action-packed format, consisting of open qualifiers, a group stage, and playoffs, providing ample opportunities for players to showcase their skills and battle for supremacy.

Mark your calendars, as the open qualifiers kick off in April, setting the stage for a thrilling esports showdown. The competition heats up in May, with the group stage unfolding, where the best teams will face off in a bid to secure their place in the highly anticipated finals. Finally, in June, the playoffs will take center stage, culminating in a breathtaking finale that will crown the ultimate champions of the A1 Adria League.

This season promises to be a true celebration of esports excellence, as we continue to foster a vibrant and inclusive community for gamers across the Adria region. So, whether you’re a seasoned professional or an aspiring rookie, seize the opportunity to make your mark on the esports world and etch your name in the annals of A1 Adria League history.

Stay tuned for further updates on the additional six games and other exciting announcements, as we gear up for a truly unforgettable Season 11. With passion, skill, and determination, you too can be a part of this incredible journey. Are you ready to embrace the challenge and rise to the occasion? The A1 Adria League awaits!


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.

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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.