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The seventh A1 Adria League season wraps up!

The end of the final CS:GO playday marked the end of yet another A1 Adria League season as well as the second Reboot Online Games Week.

Reboot Online Games Week once again offered over 150 hours of gaming-related content to fans all around the region. From My Story and Panel to the live streams and the A1 Adria League finals, we couldn’t really ask for more during the last week. Wednesday was dedicated to the Brawl Stars teams, FIFA’s players entered the stadiums on Thursday and Friday, and League of Legends completed its comeback on Saturday. Sunday was the climax of a two-month-long CS:GO journey, as well as the end of this, seventh, iteration of the League.

Brawl Stars

Our Brawlers clashed on Wednesday. Noble Elite BLK and Point Gaming (ex-Lil Surprise) entered the arena first as the first semifinal match started. BLK’s victory sent Point Gaming to the lower bracket and they were later joined by Mayoi, who couldn’t defeat Noble Elite Red. The elimination match saw Mayoi lose to the aforementioned opponents, while the upper-bracket finals ended with a Noble Elite BLK win. The losers of this match, Red, bounced back against Point Gaming and returned to the finals, only to be defeated once again by the organization’s BLK team.

The top four Brawl Stars teams:

1. rs Noble Elite BLK – 900€
2. hr Noble Elite Red – 600€
3. hr Point Gaming – 300€
4. rs Mayoi – 200€

FIFA21

Unlike the other three titles, FIFA’s finals were played out in the span of two days. During Thursday and Friday, we watched the four remaining players battle it out until the very end. Miloš “brstimir” Majdevac, Tarik “amke2001” Novo, Filip “FIFAFICO” Babić and Esad “NKOS_esad1memic” Memić played took part in the playoffs which featured a double-elimination bracket. In the end, amke2001 succeeded in defending his title and becoming the back-to-back regional FIFA champion.

The top four FIFA players:

1. amke2001 – 750€
2. rs brstimir – 500€
3. NKOS_esad1memic – 300€
4. hr FIFAFICO – 200€

League of Legends

They did it! Split Raiders were once again merciless and finished the League of Legends grand finals without losing a map (3-0). Before that match took place though, Harmony and Fiko Izdaja went at it in the lower bracket finals. There, Harmony outplayed their opponents and secured a rematch against Split Raiders. As mentioned above, Split Raiders dominated the final match and won the main prize of 1.600€!

The top four League of Legends teams:

1. hr Split Raiders – 1.600€
2. Harmony – 1.200€
3. hr Fiko Izdaja – 800€
4. rs Placeholder – 400€

CS:GO

One more CS:GO season is behind us! It seems that it has become a tradition to host an amazing season and in the end, crown the ONYX core as the returning champions. With yesterday’s triumph, Dimitrije “DiMKE” Veljković and Aleksa “Impulse” Stankić have been the A1 Adria League champions four times. Aleksa did it in seasons 2, 5, 6, and 7, while DiMKE did it in four consecutive seasons, starting from season 4. The runners-up for the season are PORTUGAL, Good Game came in third, and 4glory are fourth

The top four CS:GO teams:

1. rs ONYX – 2.000€
2. PORTUGAL – 1.500€
3. Good Game – 1.000€
4. rs 4glory – 500€

 

Good Game and PORTUGAL join ONYX in the playoffs!

After a technical win and one great victory by PORTUGAL, we now know two more teams that will play the CS:GO playoffs besides the current champions, ONYX.

Good Game and Midnight were supposed to play a BO3 on Mirage, Vertigo, and Dust2, respectively. While Good Game certainly had the role of favorites, their victory came because of a different reason. Namely, Ivan “R1teks” Tokai had electricity problems and wasn’t able to continue playing after the first three rounds of Mirage were played out. His team couldn’t find a suitable substitute on time so the victory went the way of Good Game.

4glory and PORTUGAL played two intense maps that saw the latter outplay the Serbian squad and qualify for this season’s playoffs stage. The first map, Dust 2, went to overtime since the teams finished the regular part of the match 15-15. In the only overtime played, PORTUGAL managed to win the four required rounds and consecutively, the whole map. Next up was Nuke, which once again was played until the very end, but this time, PORTUGAL squeezed past some important rounds and won the map 16-14.

Watch this CS: GO playday below:

Check out the current CS:GO standings HERE!

Cobalt Esports eliminate Onlinerss from the seventh season!

In the only match of this CS:GO Round 4 playday, we watched Cobalt Esports take on Onlinerss and eliminate them after only two maps.

This match started on Inferno. It was an easy game for Cobalt Esports who outplayed the current CS:GO BIH League champions with a dominant 16:7 final result. Right after Inferno, Train was the map that the audience was looking at. It was a much more exciting map than Inferno as both teams had their moments and showed some great tactics on the now-removed Active Duty map. However, Marko “Maki” Mijatović and Cobalt once again reigned supreme and closed out the BO3 with a 16:12 victory. This loss meant elimination for Onlinerss, while Cobalt Esports will fight for their last chance at making the playoffs in the next round.

Watch this short CS:GO playday below:

Check out the current CS:GO standings HERE!

 

ONYX qualify for this season’s CS:GO playoffs!

The end of the third round for CS:GO saw the reigning champions earn their spot in the playoffs in the derby versus 4glory.

Two matches marked the end of yet another CS:GO round in which we got our first qualified side. ONYX have been dealing with internal problems and recently did massive changes to their roster, but the squad managed to win their match against 4glory even with their old team. Vladyslav “⁠bondik⁠” Nechyporchuk and Dmitriy “⁠jR⁠” Chervak – two experienced veterans joined the team’s lineup today as a change to an international team was announced. As far as the match goes, it went  to three maps – 4glory got Inferno and ONYX responded with two wins on Train and Mirage, respectively.

Match two ended a bit quicker than the first one as only two maps were played out. Cobalt Esports and Good Game were a part of the 1-1 pool before the third round. While it wasn’t a decider match, this result managed to shape the incoming rounds in a different way. Namely, Good Game, who were considered favorites by most won the match after only two rounds and locked in their second victory in the seventh A1 Adria League season. Cobalt Esports, on the other side, now reside in the 1-2 pool together with Onlinerss and Midnight.

Watch the final matches of the third round here:

Check out the CS:GO standings HERE!

Fullshock are the first eliminated CS:GO team!

The first playday of Round 3 is done for CS:GO, and after the two matches concluded, it is now known that Fullshock are the first team to leave this season of the A1 Adria League.

Firstly, Midnight and PORTUGAL played their parts of the 1-1 team pool. We expected a great BO3 series and the match certainly didn’t fail to disappoint. Train went to overtime, and in the end, Midnight triumphed on it. Then, PORTUGAL overcame the map disadvantage and came back to win the entire game. Mirage went 16-11 in their favor and finally, Andrej “Necrogenes1s” Mancheski’s team closed out the match on Inferno (16-9).

Match 2 started out exactly the same. Onlinerss and Fullshock were both on the brink of elimination and they couldn’t let map one slip from either’s fingers – Train, Onlinerss’ map pick, went to overtime and finished in favor of their opponents, the Croatian Fullshock squad. In the end, the BIH League Season 3 champions came back and eliminated Fullshock.

You can rewatch the beginning of the third SWISS round here:

The CS:GO rankings can be checked out HERE!

ONYX and 4glory are a win away from the playoffs!

The final playday of the second CS:GO round ended with three matches and three new winners – ONYX, Midnight, and 4glory.

Due to ONYX rescheduling their match from the first Round 2 playday, this Sunday featured three CS:GO matches. PORTUGAL and ONYX started the CS:GO marathon on Train where the current champions were able to secure an easy 16:08 win. PORTUGAL’s map pick, Dust 2, was a different story, but with the same ending. Both teams showed some great Counter-Strike, and the map went to overtime. ONYX didn’t let the pressure get to them and were able to close out the map and the match in the first overtime.

Right after the first match came to an end, Midnight and Onlinerss entered the server to fight for their first win. The first two maps were the same as in the previous match, with Onlinerss winning Train. Jasin “connex” Memedi carried his team Midnight through Dust 2 with an amazing performance with the AWP. The decider was Mirage which was ended after 29 rounds. Midnight were the team that came out as the winners in the very end and sent Onlinerss to the bottom of the scoreboard.

4glory and Good Game played a marathon on their own. 4glory won Good Game’s map pick, Mirage, with a 16:07 end result, but the match got heated in the next maps. The Macedonian squad fought very hard and finally won Train with a 16:13 score, sending the match to the decider, Nuke. Nuke went to all 30 rounds and was intense until the very last minute. The teams were constantly changing the lead, but in the end, Luka “c0llins” Živanović and 4glory were the team that won the 16th regulation round.

This second round CS:GO marathon can be (re)watched below:

Check the current CS:GO Standings HERE.

This week in A1AL: Second round is drawing to a close!

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.