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This week in A1AL: Round 2 is coming to an end!

Two FIFA and Brawl Stars and three CS:GO matches remain until the end of the second SWISS round. The teams are slowly gaining the lead in the group stage and are fighting for their spot in the playoffs.

Brawl Stars

As always, the opening game for our A1 Adria League week is Brawl Stars. First up is the duel between Lil Surprise and Mayoi – a match that will decide who joins Noble Elite BLK in the 2-0 pool. Mayoi managed to get here with a win against Omerta, while Lil Surprise beat a weakened 09 Gang in the first round.

When the first duel concludes, Noble Elite Red and QSKE will enter the arena to fight for their first win. As QSKE Gaming forfeited their last match, this will be the first time we are seeing them in this season of the A1 Adria League. Noble Elite Red are still recovering from their defeat versus Tora Gold which sent them to the 0-1 pool. After this match, one of the teams will join 09 Gang in the 0-2 pool, while the other one will hold their spot in the middle of the standings.

Brawl Stars Round 2-2

FIFA

Friday, FIFA day! The only Slovenian player in this season, Leon “Sardinho213” Sardi will face Armin “Arminho0307” Hasanbegović in the first match. Arminho barely lost his match in the previous round and will be looking to fix his mistake versus Sardinho. Sardinho, on the other hand, was demolished by amke2001 6-1 which really isn’t a great start of the season. Though we are still early on and there are plenty of chances for the Slovenian FIFA player to redeem himself, his first being on Friday versus Arminho.

Marko “Klaic” Klaić and Emir “Sulja” Suljović – a clash between the new players. Each of them won one of the qualifying cups despite facing great competition from the whole region, but their start wasn’t the best and they are now looking to get their first victory. Sulja fell to brstimir and klaic wasn’t able to defeat FIFAFICO. After Friday ends, one of them will be playing in the 0-2 pool, while the second one will join FIFAFICO, esad1memic and the Sardinho/Arminho winner with 1-1.

FIFA Round 2-2

CS:GO

ONYX weren’t able to compete on Sunday so the match was rescheduled for the next playday. That means that we will be watching three great CS:GO matches on Sunday, with ONYX opening up the fourth playday at 14 o’clock. Their opponents will be PORTUGAL.

When that match concludes, Midnight will take on Onliners in our second BO3 of the day. Both teams are new to the League and haven’t met each other yet, which means that the match will be even more interesting than usual. To end the day, 4glory will face Good Game – a match between two of the favorites for this season of A1 Adria League.

Cobalt Esports outplay Fullshock in the only Sunday duel!

A short CS:GO playday on Sunday was concluded with Cobalt Esports‘ victory over their Croatian opponents, Fullshock. The match between PORTUGAL and ONYX that should have been played yesterday will be played next Sunday, along with the last two matches of the second SWISS round.

Cobalt Esports and Fullshock played only two maps in which the former was the dominant team that managed to secure their first SWISS win. The Best of 3 match started out on Inferno, Fullshock’s map pick. Even though Krunoslav “Salted” Katalinić & co. picked the map, Cobalt made them regret it and won Inferno 16-06. The game concluded on the second map, Dust 2. Contrary to Inferno, Fullshock showed some resistance and won a total of 12 rounds on the second map, but Cobalt’s stellar performance won them the second map and the whole match. This victory puts Cobalt in the 1-1 pool, while Fullshock are just a step away from elimination at 0-2.

The short Sunday CS:GO stream can be (re)watched below:

The second round CS:GO standings are available HERE.

This week in A1AL: Impossible matchups to predict!

The first round of the SWISS stage is now behind us! Here are the duels and matches that we will be watching during this week of A1 Adria League.

Brawl Stars

Noble Elite BLK are going to look for revenge for the organization’s Red squad in their match versus Tora Gold. Both teams are favorites for this season of the League and the matchup will determine which team will be only a win away from the playoffs of this seventh season of the A1 Adria League. The second match will feature two teams from the 0-1 pool – Omerta and 09 Gang. Omerta narrowly lost their match against Mayoi last week and they are eager to win their first match now. 09 Gang on the other hand forfeited their last match and we will watch them for the first time on Thursday.

Brawl Stars Playday 3

FIFA

The 16th of April is the day when the second FIFA SWISS round starts. First on the schedule are Tarik “amke2001” Novo and Esad “NKOS_esad1memic” Memić – two players that will battle it out to get their second victories. Right after that, we have another winners’ match, this time between Miloš “brstimir” Majdevac and his opponent, Filip “FIFAFICO” Babić. The virtual stadiums are ready to witness more amazing FIFA action – and so are we!

FIFA Playday 3

CS:GO

The favorites won their respective matches in the first round. ONYX, PORTUGAL, Good Game, and 4glory will be moving to the second round as a part of the upper half of the SWISS bracket. After their win versus Cobalt Esports, ONYX will be facing PORTUGAL in the second round. On the other hand, Cobalt will meet Fullshock to determine which team enters the third round in the 1-1 pool. Both matches will be played this Sunday, the first one starting at 16h, and the latter at 18/19h.

CS:GO Playday 3

League of Legends

The time has finally come. The national League of Legends qualifiers begin this weekend and will be played in every country of the Adria region. Riot Games’ MOBA makes its return after appearing in Season 1 & 2 and will feature a new, innovative format for the upcoming two seasons.

More information about this season’s League format as well as instructions on how to SIGN UP for the qualifiers can be found on the following LINK.

4glory and Good Game end the first CS:GO round with convincing wins!

Two CS:GO matches on Sunday announced the end of the first SWISS round for all three titles. This time, 4glory and Good Game triumphed over their opponents and secured their first wins.

Following recent changes in their roster, 4glory fielded two substitutes in their match versus Midnight. Nemanja “sarenii” Šarenac and Andrija “andr1x” Ljubić helped the team achieve a convincing victory on only two maps. 4glory won their map pick, Train, 16-09, and then proceeded to squeeze another win on Mirage (16-13).

Match two for the day saw the Macedonian squad Good Game face the reigning Bosnian champions Onlinerss. Once again, we watched a 2-0 game that ended in favor of Jane “aidKiT” Apostoloski’s squad who are one of the favorites for this season of the League. The same two maps were played, with Train ending 16-9 and the teams summing up Mirage 16-5.

Next Sunday, two more matches will be played as a part of the CS:GO SWISS stage:

18.4.2021 – SundaySWISS Round 2

Cobalt Esports vs Fullshock – 16h (BO3)
ONYX vs PORTUGAL – 18/19h (BO3)

You can check out the replay of Sunday’s games below:

The current standings of the CS:GO SWISS stage can be found on the following LINK.

This week in A1AL: Time to close out the first round!

Six exciting matchups in our three current titles will be entertaining our followers during the second A1 Adria League SWISS week.

Brawl Stars

Tora Gold managed to upset Noble Elite Red during the first Brawl Stars week. The second match wasn’t played out because 09 Gang’s third player wasn’t able to play, but the first derby showed us the high-quality Brawl Stars that we are used to watching in the region.

QSKE Gaming versus Noble Elite BLK and Mayoi versus Omerta – these are the two matches that we will be watching today – the day dedicated to Brawl Stars. QSKE’s squad is in really good form recently and this match is going to show just how much the team has developed during the last period. Mayoi is another team that is known to all the Brawlers in the region. The Croatian team is considered to be a favourite in their match against Omerta, but that also puts all the pressure on their shoulders.

Brawl Stars SWISS 1

FIFA21

While Thursday is reserved for Brawl Stars, Friday is a day for our football fans. This week we will see the two of the newer FIFA players in the League clash against brstimir and FIFAFICO.

The first game of the day, starting at 20:00 o’clock, will be a duel between FIFAFICO and klaic, the Bosnian player who managed to upset some of the favourites in the qualifying cups and secure his place in the seventh A1 Adria League season. Right after that match comes to an end, brstimir will face Sulja, another underdog who outplayed the veterans during the qualifiers.

FIFA SWISS 1

CS:GO

4glory and Midnight will start our second CS:GO playday. The Serbian powerhouse will play against the last team to qualify for the League, Midnight. This mix of young players is unproven on the scene, but this is the perfect chance for them to take the next step in their careers.

The former DEEPFEAR team, now playing as Onlinerss, is matched up with the Macedonian side of Good Game. Both teams are looking to enter the 1-0 pool and this is going to be a match to remember. The Macedonian players recently qualified for the next ESEA Advanced season, and the Onlinerss core won the third season of the BIH CS:GO League.

CS:GO SWISS 1

ONYX and 4glory receive direct CS:GO invites!

HERE WE GO! Our CS:GO teams list is finally completed with our two invited additions – bronze defenders 4glory and the reigning and three-time champions of A1AL – ONYX. The three-time A1 Adria League champions ended the last year with some drastic roster changes. After the last season, Petar “HOLMES” Dimitrijević and David “Dav” Mijanić joined the team in place of Miloš “dEE” Marčeta and Dimitrije “DiMKE” Veljković, but the latter recently announced his reunion with his former teammates. This time around they won’t have to lock horns with their arch rivals Blink, but both 4Glory and Good Game are ready as ever and they will pose a certain threat for the glorious ex-LVLUP roster.

On the other hand, 4glory recently announced the addition of Sergej “IDZUO” Sovilj and dEE to their roster. These two players came in to replace Dejan “Katalic” Koprivica and Nikola “Dragon” Bošković and have already become a valuable asset for the Serbian organization in the season. dEE was part of the roster that won the last three seasons of the League, and on the other side, we have IDZUO, a talented player that will strengthen the overall firepower of the team. 4glory finished the sixth season in third place, and their form shows that they will be able to at least repeat that success in the seventh season.

ONYX and 4Glory will join six more squads that secured their spot via open qualifiers. With that in mind, these teams will participate in the seventh season of A1 Adria League:

With two seasons of the highest tier, the A1 Adria League is HERE!

Despite the unexpected troubles and hardships that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the world, the last year was a massive success for the A1 Adria League project. We experimented with two new titles and we are happy to say that it paid off! In the last season, Good Game Gold and Red had a fierce Brawl Stars rivalry and in the end, the Gold players won the main prize during the Reboot Online Games Week.

CS:GO saw yet another win for the lvlUP core. After a shaky start in the SWISS stage, the Serbian powerhouse bounced back and claimed their third A1 Adria League title in a row. Season 6 saw a mix of FIFA20 and FIFA21 as it happened during the usual transitional period for the football simulation game. amke2001 was the player who adapted to the FIFA21 environment the fastest and he secured first place! Lastly, despite LAZR having a perfect group stage, Nikola and Joža Esports were crowned the Clash Royale Season 6 champions.

The new year brings new challenges!

Seasons 7 & 8 will see the return of one of the League’s first titles – League of Legends. As we bid our farewells to Clash Royale, we are glad to welcome League of Legends back to our main games roster. The other games will stay the same which means that we will spend this year watching two more action-packed seasons filled with CS:GO, Brawl Stars, and FIFA!

The regional League of Legends scene has developed during the last couple of years and we are happy to introduce LOL once again. We are expecting a huge turnout from some of the region’s finest as well as the players that are looking for their chance of becoming the next regional superstars. After all, A1 Adria League has been the region’s talent proving grounds for years and we plan to continue that tradition into 2021 as well.

Brawl Stars

While the decision to change Hearthstone for Brawl Stars was surely a hard one, Supercell’s arena shooter showed us all that it is one of the greatest mobile esports in the industry. We have collected your feedback and have introduced some changes for the upcoming two seasons of the League.

Instead of hosting a number of qualifiers throughout the season, we will only have four cups and we will be focusing on the group stage of the tournament. The most successful teams from the qualifying cups will advance to a BO5/BO3 SWISS stage that will determine the four playoffs contestants. The four finalists will clash in a double-elimination BO3 bracket for a chance to win their share of the Season 7 €2,000 prize pool.

During every cup, the 16 best teams will earn points depending on their results. In the end, the first eight will advance to the SWISS stage:

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

You can be a part of the A1 Adria League story by signing up for the Brawl Stars League on the following LINK!

Brawl Stars Prize Pool

Brawl Stars has been turning heads for the last two seasons and the scene in the region is bigger than ever. What does Supercell’s game have in store for us this time?

FIFA

While being a completely different game from Brawl Stars, we have found out that similar formats bring the best out of both of the games. Season 7 will once again be played on PlayStation 4. Four qualifiers will precede the SWISS stage that will see our regional FIFA players fight for the four playoffs spots.

The SWISS stage will boast a BO3 match format, while the final stage will be played in a double-elimination bracket that will once again crown our new football champion in the region.

Once again, the 16 competitors that have secured the top spots will earn points that will be split in the following manner:

First place – 100 points
Second place – 70 points
Third place – 50 points
Fourth place – 40 points
Fifth to eight place – 20 points
Ninth to sixteenth place – 10 points

You can be a part of the A1 Adria League story by signing up for the FIFA League on the following LINK!

FIFA Prize Pool

With the new year, a new challenge awaits. Rise up to the challenge and become the next regional FIFA superstar!

CS:GO

Five years and six A1 Adria League seasons and CS:GO in the region is stronger than ever! The teams are preparing and a huge shuffle has been happening in the Adria regional scene during the last months while everyone awaits the return of the king of FPS games – Counter-Strike. We will feature a similar format for Season 7, with small changes in the teams that will be participating in the League.

This season, six of the eight League teams will join us by playing two qualifying cups that are open to the whole region. Last season’s winners will receive one of the two direct invites, and a second invite will be revealed soon! We will have the chance to watch a spectacular BO3 SWISS stage once again. The four teams that reach three wins will play in the playoffs event for a chance to become the reigning champion of the biggest regional esports competition!

Organizations like 4glory and ONYX along with all the older organizations that are still a part of the scene are noticing the amount of talent that this region produces and are crucial in the development of the Adriatic scene. It is always nice to see organizations investing in the regional teams and our biggest wish is that the A1 Adria League will help those players and teams achieve their biggest dreams!

You can be a part of the A1 Adria League story by signing up for the CS:GO League on the following LINK!

CS:GO Prize Pool

 

Will someone manage to outperform Filip “aVN” Belojica and his team, or will we see the Serbian powerhouse win their fourth season in a row?

League of Legends

Since the first two seasons, our fans have longed for a League of Legends comeback. KlikTech in Season 1 and ASUS ROG ELITE in Season 2 were the best teams at the time and now it is time to decide who will be the champion of the seventh A1 Adria League season. We have prepared an interesting format for all the teams from every country in the region so that each one of the countries included in the A1 Adria League will have their own team represent them in the group stage.

The eight countries in the region will each host two qualifying cups which will earn four teams a spot in their respective National League. The eight National Leagues will have a double-elimination BO3 bracket. The teams that survive this stage will play the Regional Playoff – another double-elimination bracket that will culminate with a Best of 5 grand finals match.

You can be a part of the A1 Adria League story by signing up for the LOL League on the following LINK!

League of Legends Prize Pool

After five seasons, League of Legends is BACK! It’s time for you to take the battle to Summoner’s Rift and come back a CHAMPION!

pTKKK, 4glory:”[This organization] is on a whole other level”

A couple of days before the A1 Adria League playoffs, I sat down with Ivan “pTKKK” Popov to talk about the team’s new organization, practicing with the team and the A1 Adria League.

4glory is a familiar name in the region. Counter-Strike veterans probably remember the regional domination of 4glory, as well as the three World Cyber Games tournaments they played on (2006, 2007 & 2009). pTKKK and the Shock Bomb team were the ideal squad for the organization that was looking to make its comeback to the scene, so they managed to come to terms and sign a deal.

Can you tell us a bit more about the organization?

As you could see yourselves, the organization is new, and they decided that we were going to be the team they pick up. Fans of gaming, especially Counter-Strike, had the chance to watch 4gl in the 1.6 era where they dominated for years, and here, we got our chance to represent the organization in the best possible light and give our best at the moment.

Did you reach out to the organization or did they notice you?

Actually, the organization contacted us, they were looking for a team. With the help of good friends in the world of gaming, we managed to connect and we came to an agreement.

Ivan had only good things to say about the new organization. He mentioned that they provided the squad with full support since the beginning and that they have yet to see an organization that has given such good conditions to its players.

How did the negotiation period go?

They knew what they wanted and what they didn’t want. When we talked about things that were to be expected from us in the future and the things happening now, we came to a mutual agreement.

Fortunately and to the satisfaction of both sides, this is one of the rare organizations in the region and we have full support in everything that we do, they are getting to know us and vice versa and we are hoping for perfect cooperation.

One of the problems of regional Counter-Strike is the lack of organizations. Even the slightest support the players get is welcomed by open arms so we are seeing that new organizations and already-existing ones are trying to bring stability to the Adriatic region.

In this time, when the majority of the Balkan teams don’t have organizational support, the appearance of 4glory on the scene and the potential good results will even further motivate organizations in investing in our teams.

How much does the support of an organization mean to you after so many months without a home?

As you know, the general situation in our region is very weak when it comes to organizations and what they can offer, so even the slightest amount of support could be life-changing. But 4glory is on a whole different level that I haven’t seen or heard anywhere else in the regional [Counter-Strike] scene.

We instantly got all the support we could’ve gotten, right when they said they wanted to sign us. We are currently doing a bootcamp in the Relog Media center, probably the best bootcamp in the region and we got everything that we to bring our game to the next level which without the help of an organization wouldn’t be possible,

What are your plans for the future, now when you have a new home?

Our plans are the same. Our goal is to constantly improve and to play big tournaments in the future – we got invites for the Nine To Five 7 Dawn and we will play it starting on the 1st of December, and you will be able to watch us on the ARENA ESPORT TV Channel or on the Relog Media Twitch channel.

lvlUP win their third consecutive A1 Adria League season!

Four teams, Blink, EAGLES, lvlUP and 4glory played the playoffs of the sixth A1 Adria League CS:GO season. Saturday was filled with amazing CS:GO action, and in the end, lvlUP reclaimed their title – for the third time in a row.

The playoffs were played out on Sunday and the Kosovar derby between Blink and EAGLES started the CS:GO-packed day. Blink and Genc “gxx-“ Kolgeci looked really confident on Train, where the vice-champions managed to secure a 16-9 win. Next up was Mirage, the map-pick of EAGLES. Blink were even better on the second map and they saw their opponents win only five rounds before taking them down.

Next up, lvlUP and 4glory, the former Shock Bomb team, crossed swords. On their map-pick, Nuke, lvlUP, had a dominant 11-4 half on the T side. 4glory’s T side started with a three-round streak, but Dimitrije “DiMKE” Veljković & co. quickly shut down 4glory’s momentum and closed out the map 16-8. lvlUP took a five-round lead at the beginning of Mirage. 4glory managed to come back in the game and see the half end with a small 7-8 deficit. The game was close until the very end where the current champions won the game in the last round of regulation.

While the third-place decider was played off-stream, we had the chance to watch the Grand Finals of the sixth A1 Adria League season live. Blink and lvlUP met each other in the finals for the third season in a row, and for the third time, lvlUP’s core reigned supreme. Blink’s weak CT side on Inferno lost them the game after only 22 rounds. They had a 5-10 deficit in the first half, but a better CT side would have let them come closer to the champions. The second map was Mirage and Blink played a bit better. After having a five-round difference, just like on Inferno, Blink were unable to come back and ended the finals with yet another loss (16-10).

In the third-place decided, 4glory outplayed EAGLES and earned their first bronze medal for the organization. The sixth A1 Adria League season ended with these team placements:

1. rs lvlUP – €6,000
2. Blink – €3,000
3. rs 4glory – €2,000
4. EAGLES – €1,000
5. Good Game
6-7. GODZ1337
6-7.  eSportsKosova
8. hr Krško

The season six CS:GO champions will be determined TONIGHT!

The second CS:GO season of this year is coming to its final stage. A1 Adria League’s sixth season featuring the best FPS competitive game in the industry will see its playoffs stage finish today.

After a great fifth season, lvlUP and Blink, the highest-placed teams secured a direct invite to the sixth season. With €11.000 on the line, lvlUP and Blink, along with the six qualified teams were ready to begin the SWISS portion of the season. The main difference besides the prize pool was a slight, but very important, format change.

ALL matches in the SWISS league were played as BO3 series – we felt that this format is the best way to determine the teams that really deserve the chance to compete in the playoffs. We as viewers had plenty of fun during the last months, and the players had the chance to once again take a part in the greatest regional Counter-Strike league.

With the fifth SWISS round coming to an end, the teams for the playoffs were known. Shock Bomb, now playing as 4gl, upset the favorites – Blink and lvlUP and finished this stage with a perfect 3-0 record. Two Kosovar teams, EAGLES and Blink followed suit, and in the end, the reigning champions beat Good Game to snatch the last playoffs spot.

A Kosovar derby will start the day. At 14 o’clock Blink and EAGLES will face each other – two brothers on opposite teams, Serdar “cerber” Mahmuti against Sener “SENER1” Mahmuti for a spot in the finals. The other matchup won’t disappoint either. Luka “c0llins” Živanović will face his former teammates in lvlUP. As the season 4 & 5 champions will be parting ways with Miloš “dEE” Marčeta and Dimitrije “DiMKE” Veljković after the playoffs, the pressure is on 4gl to deliver. Expectations are high, especially now, when the team signed a contract with 4glory.

A single-elimination four-team bracket will determine the season six winners. While the third-place decider will be played off-stream, the Grand Finals will be available for everyone to watch on A1 Adria League’s Twitch & YouTube channels (20:00).