Seven exciting years of A1 Adria League in the making!

Believe it or not, we have been through six years (2024 being the seventh one) and 12 exciting seasons of the A1 Adria League while two new ones are awaiting this year. We have come very far since the inception of the league and our first tournament. After many different games and a lot of format changes, we have arrived at today. Take a look at what made the A1 Adria League great, enjoy a trip down memory lane, and reminisce together with us.

From 2017 to today

Everything began with three games and at that time unknown teams. Today we are proud to have hosted some of the best European names in League of Legends, CS:GO, now CS2, and FIFA. Valiance&CO won the league in the first season with Nexa and Hunter who are now playing best European CS2 tournaments with G2 Esports. And that’s not all. That same season we also saw Sacre compete who would later go on to play in EU LCS.

Similar to the initial season, the second one was remarkable as well. That is when we changed the name of the league from VIP Adria League to A1 Adria League, added two new games, Clash Royale and Hearthstone, went mobile, and introduced a new tournament format.

The year 2018 and seasons 3 and 4 introduced Dota in the A1 Adria League and we have seen a tremendous rise in the prize pool between these two seasons. While Team uNIQUE took home 1000 euros, the winners of the 4th season in CS:GO ex-BLUEJAYS won 5000 euros.

CS:GO and FIFA in their prime

Moving forward to next year, Dota 2 and Hearthstone were replaced with Brawl Stars, a game that is still immensely popular and one of our featured games today. Many players who are still competing in 2024 in A1AL made their debuts in season 5 such as Tarik Novo, Esad Memic, brstimir in FIFA, and 4glory and Blink in CS:GO. Now as we know, Tarik Novo has six titles behind him and is expected to win even more.

As we know everything has an end except League of Legends, and in that matter, this MOBA made its return in 2021 with seasons 7 and 8 when Split Riders and Metamoon triumphed. While Tarik started his reign in FIFA. That year we unfortunately didn’t have LAN at the end of the year but we survived COVID better than we hoped as we had almost 30.000 watched hours with more than 200.000 live views.

The return of the LAN

The year 2022 brought back the LAN event and besides that, the finish of the jubilee 10th season of the A1 Adria League watched over 100,000 unique viewers. We introduced new games and a mini-tournament format where the additional games were played for one or two weekends instead of the whole season. Such was PUBG where Entropiq took the title, League of Legends, F1, and VALORANT who made its debut.

We didn’t stop at seven games and last year we had a total of nine different games and competitions. With CS:GO (now CS2), FIFA23 (now EAFC24), and Brawl Stars as main games, we introduced for the first time Fortnite, Trackmania and Rainbow Six Siege. Additionally, League of Legends, PUBG, and VALORANT stayed in the league as mini-tournaments.

Season 12 last November had an amazing LAN finish where the titles went out to Tarik Novo in EAFC24, Salada de Frutas in Brawl Stars, Zero Tenacity in CS2, and SHAQ came victorious in EAFC24 Mobile. Apart from the games, we hosted many different events as a part of Reboot InfoGamer powered by A1 with more than 50 hours of entertainment and a prize pool of more than 17,000 euros.

We already mentioned that this season the prize pool will be a whopping 40,000 euros and that the competition will be as exciting as ever with the first qualifiers starting at the beginning of June.

Get ready and sign up!

Razii is the first Trackmania champion in A1AL!

Another one of our mini-tournaments has come to an end. This is the first season in the A1 Adria League where we had a tournament in Trackmania. Both the qualifier and the finals were entertaining for watching, and in the end, the champion was crowned. The fastest player who took home the title and a 300€ prize was Robert “Razii” Cupkovic.

Razii justified the role of favorite

Out of the 40 registered players, only the fastest eight got the chance to play in the Trackmania finals which were held on April 20th. The players played TIME ATTACK mode, and the best eight who advanced in the finals were Razii, Tekky, Ixxonn, and Vikich from Croatia, Biocanin2 and Sundj3rBob from Serbia, Sensei_Ali from Slovenia and Sixty9Pixels from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The fastest players from the qualifiers were divided into two groups of four players each. The two fastest players from both groups made it to the grand final. The title of the first Trackmania regional champion was taken by Robert “Razii” Cupkovic, who justified his role as the favorite. And after good placements on the world stage, he officially took home the title of the best in his region too. In the final, the casters compared him to a robot, who drove the well-trained tracks without mistakes and under the pressure of the “cameras”.

The 2nd place was won by Ennio “Tekky” Komljenovic. Tekky drove without a mistake in his semi-final group and took the maximum number of points on each track. In the grand final however Razii still had more concentration, so Tekky had to settle for silver.

Maybe not his speed, but consistency and readiness on all tracks led Milos “Biocanin” Biočanin to third place. He says that he has only been playing Trackmania for 2 years, which is significantly less than the players who were ahead of him in the ranking. This tells us that if he continues at this pace, Tekky and Razii will also have to invest additional time in training in order to stay ahead of this driver.

Trackmania is in the A1 Adria League for the first time!

The third mini-tournament in the 11th season of the A1 Adria League is here! So far we crowned the champions in Riot’s games, both League of Legends and VALORANT. What’s on the schedule next is a brand new A1 Adria League game. The third reveal is Trackmania, a racing endeavor, where the racers will drive their way to the prize pool of 500€.

Ready your engines and get into the race!

Finally, Trackmania is a part of the regional A1 Adria League, and the date of the final tournament is getting closer. The tournament will use the latest available version of Trackmania published by Ubisoft Nadeo. It’s mandatory to have a paid version of the game (Standard or Club). The best racers will have a chance to show the region their skill, become the best, and get their share of the prize pool worth 500€. The first place will get 300, the runner-up 150, while the third-placed racer will take home 50 euros.

MAPS:
1. SPRING 2023 – 21
2. WINTER 2023 – 17
3. WINTER 2023 – 21
4. SUMMER 2022 – 21
5. SPRING 2021 – 22

Eligible players (standard or club access) can find the A1 Adria League server in the LIVE server list (server name is “A1 Adria League” and password is “FUGWT7”). Setting a time on any track at any time makes the player a part of the competition. In the qualifier, which is held from the 15th of April to the 19th of April, players will be able to compete in a time attack mode on the A1AL campaign consisting of 5 official NADEO tracks. The top 8 Players with the best results on the 19th of April at 18:00h will be qualified for the finals that will happen the next day – 20th of April at 19:00h.

The top 8 players from qualifiers will be randomly separated into 2 groups of 4 players. Both groups will be competing in a CUP MODE format on the same tracks from the qualifiers. The top 2 from each group will be advancing to the finals. The top 4 players will be competing in a CUP mode for the prize money and a first-ever regional champion title.