Tarik Novo Seizes Fifth A1 Adria League Trophy in FIFA 23 Finals

The A1 Adria League’s FIFA 23 LAN finals, held on the 9th of June at the vibrant Reboot Games Weekend within the Zagrebački Velesajam, delivered a nail-biting spectacle that will be etched in the memory of esports enthusiasts. The grand finale saw Tarik Novo stage an extraordinary comeback, transforming a 0-2 deficit into a triumphant 3-2 victory against Esad Memić. The intensity of the games, coupled with exceptional gameplay from both competitors, treated fans to an exhilarating showcase of skill, determination, and sportsmanship.

Tarik Novo’s Unforgettable Triumph

As the heated battle for the A1 Adria League crown unfolded, the virtual pitch became an arena of suspense and excitement. Novo and Memić showcased their prowess, leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of victory. With each game marked by closely contested goals and unexpected turnarounds, the finals had spectators on the edge of their seats. The audience was treated to a roller-coaster of emotions, witnessing remarkable goals and breathtaking comebacks that kept the outcome uncertain until the very last whistle.

In the midst of this electrifying showdown, it was Tarik Novo who emerged as the hero of the day. Demonstrating nerves of steel and a relentless fighting spirit, Novo orchestrated an incredible turnaround, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. His ability to adapt, strategize, and execute under pressure showcased the mark of a true champion. This remarkable win marked Novo’s fifth A1 Adria League trophy, solidifying his legacy as one of the league’s most prominent figures.

Novo’s victory was not only a testament to his skill but also reaped substantial rewards. Alongside the prestigious A1 Adria League title, Novo claimed a share of the 1250 Euros prize pool. This win not only highlighted his dominance in the virtual arena but also underscored the growing significance of esports as a legitimate and lucrative career path for talented players.

The FIFA 23 LAN finals of the A1 Adria League will forever remain a memorable chapter in esports history. The captivating journey of Tarik Novo, from a 0-2 deficit to a triumphant 3-2 victory, exemplifies the spirit of competition, resilience, and determination that defines the esports community. As the confetti fell and the cheers echoed through the Reboot Games Weekend venue, Novo’s remarkable feat showcased the true essence of esports – where virtual battles create real-world legends.


A1 Adria League: Exciting Finale Crowns Champions in FIFA23, CS:GO, and Brawl Stars!

The 11th edition of the prestigious regional A1 Adria League has concluded. Last weekend’s unforgettable finale crowned the champions in three games: FIFA23, CS:GO, and Brawl Stars. Tension filled the air throughout the three-day Reboot Games Weekend powered by A1, as the best gamers competed for a total prize pool of €16,800 at the Zagreb Fair from June 9th to 11th, marking the largest prize pool in the league’s history.

Tarik Novo claims the FIFA23 champion title

In a thrilling final, Novo emerged as the five-time champion of the A1 Adria League. Esad and Novo are familiar opponents, but in the final, the better player rightfully celebrated victory. Esad Memić held a 1-0 lead in the final, having reached the grand finale through the upper bracket. However, Novo orchestrated a remarkable comeback in three intense matches, clinching the trophy for the 11th season of the A1 Adria League.

A1AL Season 11 Tarik Novo FIFA 23

Salada de Frutas – the top Brawl Stars team in the region

Karma to OP had limited chances against Salada de Frutas in the Brawl Stars final. With this latest triumph, Salada de Frutas secured their third A1 Adria League championship title, further solidifying their dominance in the domestic Brawl Stars scene.

A1AL Season 11 Salada de Frutas Brawl Stars

Zero Tenacity – CS:GO champions

Zero Tenacity outplayed Jake Bube with a decisive 3-0 victory, successfully defending their title from the previous year. The dominant performance of the Zero Tenacity squad does not fully reflect the true nature of the final. Jake Bube had their opportunities, but they failed to capitalize on them effectively.

A1AL Season 11 Zero Tenacity CSGO

Year after year, we are growing together with our loyal players and fans, whom we gather on the widest optical network with minimal latency in Croatia. We continuously invest in a community that demonstrates increasing interest, confirming that we are doing the right thing. As a telecommunications company, we feel a great social responsibility towards all our customers, which is why we initiate numerous projects to make us all #BetterOnline,” stated Iva Ančić, Brand Manager of Marketing Communications and Digital Business at A1 Hrvatska.

Novo: I believe that the finals will be very tense and uncertain!

FIFA23 finals in the 11th season of the A1 Adria League are just around the corner. This weekend gamers will be able to enjoy a lot of fun activities at Zagrebacki velesajam during the Reboot Gaming Weekend. A part of this event is the A1AL FIFA23 finals. In the finals for the title will fight Tarik Novo and Esad Memic. As a favorite, we asked Novo what are his expectations.

The finals of FIFA23 in A1AL are approaching. What are your expectations from this final?

I am very happy to finally attend the LAN Event after so many years of participation in the A1 Adria League. Finally, I will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with people I have only seen through the screen for years. I expect a lot, I believe that the organization will be at a very high level and I am looking forward to coming to Zagreb!

You lost the match against Esad in the upper bracket finals of the playoff, which would have given you a victory in the upcoming final. What happened, a drop in concentration or something else?

It was very tense and I can say that the little things made the difference, Esad coped much better in this match and I congratulate him once again on the match he played.

How was the decisive match against Fico in the final of the lower bracket? It was not an easy 2:0.

The match wasn’t easy, although it might not be so by the result, but I still managed to dominate the field and secure my way to Zagreb.

Despite Esad’s advantage, you are still the favorite to win the title. Considering that you have already done it four times in the past. Does that put a certain pressure on you, and do people have higher expectations for you to perform at the highest level in the finals because of your previous successes?

I would say that we are both favorites, considering that Eso has been present on the FIFA scene longer than me and for me he is the best player from Bosnia and Herzegovina. There is always a little pressure, but I think I function well under pressure. It is true that people expect a lot from me and that gives me even more motivation.

You and Esad have been meeting each other for many years in the A1 Adria League and you know each other’s playstyle very well. What do you expect from your opponent in the final? Maybe a change in tactics or a proven game plan?

I expect a very good game from Esad and I am sure that he will do his best. I believe that the final will be very tense and uncertain.

Finally, what do you want to say to Esad?

I wish Esad the best of luck in the final and may the better player win!

AOC powers up A1 Adria League

Hello gamers and esports enthusiasts!

We are very proud to announce AOC as the official gaming sponsor of the A1 Adria League! As you gaming and esports enthusiasts might already know, AOC is a globally leading monitor and IT accessories brand, which comprehensive product portfolio provides innovative, ergonomic, environmentally conscious, and stylish solutions for both professional and casual gamers and enthusiasts. 

The sub-brand of AOC, AGON by AOC is one of the leading gaming monitor brands and a top choice of gamers worldwide. It offers one of the world’s strongest portfolios of high-performance gaming monitors and a complete ecosystem of gaming accessories grouped into three categories: 

  • AOC GAMING for core gamers
  • AGON for competitive gamers
  • AGON PRO for esports enthusiasts and professional esports players 

Make sure to follow  AGON by AOC  website, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to always be the first one to find out all about their latest upgrades, models, and announcements… Which are coming very soon! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #AOCgaming to show your support while you support your favorite gamers during Adria region’s biggest gaming event.

Let the game(ing) begin!

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.

Opusti se and Portugal are the last to join the TOP 8 in CS:GO!

On Sunday, April 30th, the last CS:GO qualifier was played. We finally got the best eight CS:GO teams that will be competing in the SWISS group stage in the 11th season of the A1 Adria League. The last two teams that were victorious in a qualifier were Opusti se and Portugal.

Here are the top 8 CS:GO teams!

The biggest tournament in the A1 Adria League has always been in Vavle’s FPS game. This season is no different, except for the prize pool, which is now 7000 euros. The best eight teams who will be fighting for this prize pool and the title of the best regional team are Infernus, Confusee, team-one, Glory4, JESTE, Opusti se, Portugal, and the current title defenders Zero Tenacity. Z10 is the biggest favorite to win the whole thing obviously, but not just because they are defending the title, but for the excellent performance they are constantly showing.

One of the serious contenders for the title is team Glory4 where the best regional players have gathered. Andr1xx, sarenii, and c0llins will, under the leadership of Mladen Juric, try to make it to the top. It remains to be seen if they will be successful, but now the real battle begins. The one big name we won’t be seeing this season is Blink, whose CS:GO team just got disbanded.

In the last qualifier, however, the teams that got the last two places in the group stage are Opusti se and Portugal. They bested the competition and rightfully found their place in the top 8. In the decider matches Portugal was better than Klan RUR with a 2:1 overall score. Klan RUR managed to take one map for themselves, but DEPRESHN’s team was at the end of the day better. On the other side of the bracket, Opusti se got an easy win against DopaminersGG with 16:14 on Mirage, and 16:6 on Inferno.

The CS:GO group stage will begin on May 7th, so don’t miss the action!

The qualified teams:

  • Zero Tenacity
  • Infernus
  • Confusee
  • team-one
  • Glory4
  • Opusti se
  • Portugal


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.

A1 Student eChallenge 1

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.

The winners of the 3rd CS:GO qualifier are Glory4 and JESTE!

On April 23rd the third CS:GO qualifier brought us two more teams who, with their excellent performance, advanced to the group stage of the 11th season in the A1 Adria League. So far teams who have secured spots in the league are Zero Tenacity, Infernus, Confusee, and team-one. Two more teams joined them yesterday, after besting the competition, Glory4 and team JESTE.

Juric led Glory4 to victory

What to say, except that once again the battle in the CS:GO tournament was more exciting than ever. This time 43 teams were competing in the third qualifier, but only two could go further. Those two were Glory4, the absolute favorite of this qualifier, and team JESTE. Why was Glory4 such a favorite you may wonder? Well, considering their monstrous roster, the answer is simple. Led by Mladen Juric from Relog Media, Glory4 didn’t just win the qualifier, they demolished the competition. Well-known names such as andr1xx, sarenii, and c0llins showed the region they are here to win the trophy.

On their way to the decider match, Glory4 took down good teams, such as KlanRUR, making it then to the bo3 duel against SRBIJETINA. The games were played on Anubis and Ancient, and the scores were 16:11, and 16:10 in favor of Glory4, which secured their spot in groups.

On the other side of the bracket, JESTE was the most successful, battling ODZADZARI in their decider match. There the fight was much closer, and the series ended with a 2:1 score in favor of JESTE. The first map, Mirage went into overtime, showing how close their duel is gonna be. JESTE took the win there with 19:16, while their opponents were victorious on Ancient with a similar score in overtime at 19:17. The situation on Inferno, the last map, was less tense, as team JESTE defeated their opponents with a 16:10 result.

Only two spots in the group stage are vacant at the moment. The last qualifier will be played on April 29th. Don’t miss the chance to fight against the best in the region and the A1 Adria League. Sign up HERE!

Eight R6 teams are ready for the A1AL group stage!

All four R6 Siege qualifiers have ended, and the best eight teams have advanced further. The last ones that were the most successful in the 4th qualifier in the A1 Adria League are Team For Adria, Otpisani, and MIPSRBIJA.

Norm Tips disqualified

Qualifiers have ended and the group stage in R6 Siege is coming sooner than you think. On April 29th, which is next Saturday, the Siegers are returning with more action. Eight teams will be divided into two groups of four, where the top two teams from each group will advance to finals.

The last R6 qualifier for the A1 Adria League brought together 5 teams, but due to the disqualification of the Norm Tips team, due to problems during team registration, one more place in the league became available and the fourth qualifier enabled the entry of one additional team. This is why three teams from the last qualifier made it to the group stage. Norm Tips on the other hand didn’t follow the rules dictating that every team must have three regional players, which is why they won’t be competing in the league.

Here are the best eight R6 teams

The first BO1 match was between the team Team For Adria and AshMain. That game without problems went in favor of the team “Team For Adria” with a score of 7-1 at ClubHouse. Freq, who is part of the professional team TT9, stood out as the best player on that map with 13 frags. 

After that, the decider matches were played between teams Firma ILLegale and Team For Adria, and MIPSRBIJA who took on Otpisani. In the first duel, the win went into the hands of Team For Adria which was expected. Freq was carrying again, showing dominating performance with 32 frags in 16 rounds. Kafe and Border with scores of 7-1 sent Firma ILLegale to the decider match for the third, last place in the league.

The duel between “MIPSRBIJA” and “Otpisani” started on Skyscraper, where the Otpisani took a 7-0 victory and relaxedly entered the second map, Border, where they secured a place in the league with a score of 7-3.

The match for the last place in the R6 groups was a bloody one. On Border, MIPSRBIJA took the win against Firma ILLegale with 8-6, while on ClubHouse the winning result was 7-5, again in the favor of BosanacAbuser and his team.

The top eight:

  • 5 Big guys
  • Homies in Paris
  • EU45th Gremlins
  • Bob the Builder
  • DamjanBotFrag
  • Team For Adria
  • Otpisani



PUBG Returns to A1 Adria League Season 11!

Calling all PUBG fans! The A1 Adria League is back and this time it’s bringing one of the most popular battle royale games to the forefront. That’s right, PUBG is making a comeback in the 11th season of A1 Adria League, and we can’t wait to see the best players from the region battle it out for the championship title.

Don’t wait, sign up for the A1 Adria League PUBG qualifiers now!

If you’re a fan of the game or just looking to get into esports, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your skills and compete against other top-tier players. The tournament promises to be a thrilling experience with five maps for qualifiers and 18 maps for the finals played across three days. The best team will walk away with 600€, runners up will earn 300€, while the third team takes 100€.

Players have until the 9th of May (23:59) to register for the qualifiers by filling out THIS FORM. So, gather your squad and get ready to drop back onto the battlegrounds, as you could be one step closer to being crowned champion of the 11th season of A1 Adria League’s PUBG tournament.

A1 Adria League Season 11 – PUBG – 10.5.-18.5.2023

The competition is sure to be fierce, and the gameplay promises to be intense. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Make sure to mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information on dates and times.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to compete against some of the best PUBG players in the region. Join the A1 Adria League and experience the thrill of the game like never before!