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The first week of qualifiers has come to an end!

With CS:GO and FIFA finishing during the weekend, three of the four titles reached the end of the first set of qualifiers for the upcoming A1 Adria League season.

Brawl Stars

Over 80 teams signed up for the first Brawl Stars qualifiers. We saw familiar names in the Round of 16 with the Good Game Gold and Red teams securing a spot in the quarterfinals, while ULC eSports couldn’t outplay Never Surrender. FA Deadly were the better team in their match versus YouLose and Blue Whales managed to beat Old School.

Code Lyoko and FA Deadly couldn’t get past GG Gold and O9 Gang, respectively. ToDe05 and GG Red breezed past Blue Whales and MysteryWarriors secured the last spot in the semifinals. After two intense matches in the semis, both of Good Game’s teams advanced to the finals. A 3-1 victory for the Serbian side earned GG Red their first 100 points in the road to the playoffs.

A1 Adria League - Brawl Stars Standings 1

Clash Royale’s only qualifier unfortunately got delayed because of problems inside the game. The qualifier will continue next Friday on the FACEIT platform.

FIFA

We had the chance to see familiar names in the first FIFA qualifier. Last season’s champion, esad1memic, convincingly secured his spot in the finals. JasikFifa and Harun met each other in the Round of 16 with the latter proceeding to the quarters. An interesting matchup happened between brstimir and amke2001 where the Serbian player managed to beat amke and enter the semifinal match versus Harun.

Even after a convincing win in his match against Aleksandar Djuric, Persunipzs wasn’t able to match up to esad1memic and ended the first qualifier in the fourth place. Harun had to play the third-place decider after a loss to brstimir who even beat the reigning champion, esad1memic, and won the first FIFA qualifier.

A1 Adria League S6 - FIFA Standings 1

 

CS:GO

The first pair of open CS:GO qualifiers took place during the weekend. The best eight teams from this pair of qualifiers advanced to the closed qualifier that will take place during the next weekend. Three out of the eight participating teams will secure a spot in the sixth season of A1 Adria League, and the cycle will repeat for the next pair of qualifiers.

On Saturday we saw Karlo “KukaOG” Kukovec and peek me reach new heights and qualify for the closed qualifier. QSKE Gaming and Shock Bomb are now a step closer to the League after dominant victories against FREE KILL and Lemonsqueazy and the last team that secured a spot in the upcoming qualifier is Jan “jkXy” Konečnik’s Krsko squad.

After missing out on the first qualifier, Kristijan “kiLLeRa” Kukovski and GODZ1337 had no problems advancing to the closed qualifier. The Kosovar MiKS squad featuring names like vAloN and HYPER1 along with BUDI2 also entered the race for the three spots in the League. FREE KILL were the last team to end this qualifier victorious as they bested Wait Wait Wait on Inferno and Dust2 without any difficulties.

Sign up and compete in the FIFA and CS:GO qualifiers!

The first A1 Adria League day started with the Brawl Stars qualifiers. Clash Royale, unfortunately, got postponed because of problems that happened inside the game. We wouldn’t like the team that deserves the win the most to be eliminated because of a factor that they can’t influence. Until next week, it is time for FIFA and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to shine.

FIFA

This season of FIFA will feature nine qualifiers. The first three qualifiers will see the best players face off in first playoffs for a spot in the LAN finals. The same cycle will repeat in the second trio of qualifiers, and at the end, two FIFA21 players from the last three qualifiers will secure their places in the offline playoffs.

The qualifiers will once again feature a single-elimination format and they will be played on PS4. Our regional FIFA players have been asking to see Stevan Mačkić as a caster in our League. We contacted Stevan and he will now be duo-casting together with PvtMole.

FIFA20 Qualifier #1 – LINK – 08.08.2020

Make sure to read the rules, join the qualifier, and fight for a spot in the finals!

CS:GO

Six qualified teams will join the two invited teams in the BO3 SWISS League. After each pair of qualifiers, the best eight teams will meet in a closed qualifier which will offer two spots in the main stage of the League. With both of the closed qualifiers coming to an end, we will have six new teams in the sixth season of A1 Adria League.

Blink and lvlUP received the invites to the League as they were the best two teams from the fifth A1 Adria League season. Familiar names and teams like Shock Bomb, GODZ1337, and Krsko have already signed up for the first qualifier.
We are expecting an incredible season filled with the best Adriatic Counter-Strike and we are looking forward to seeing the best of the best on LAN.

CS:GO Qualifier #1 – LINK – 08.08.2020

Who will win this season of A1 Adria League and bring home the lion’s share of the €11.000 prize pool?

Don’t miss the only Clash Royale qualifier!

Yesterday, we marked the beginning of the new A1 Adria League season with the first of thirteen Brawl Stars qualifiers. Today, we are turning to our other mobile title, Clash Royale.

Clash Royale has been with us since the very beginnings of the A1 Adria League. Each and every season, the players show us just how talented this region is when it comes to Clash Royale and we are extremely happy that we are able to give the players a stepping stone in their careers with our League.

Crusher Esports stunned us in the last season’s playoffs. With teams like Emperiial that had a phenomenal Group Stage and talented squads like Totem Esports, Crusher really turned a lot of heads when they dominated Emperiial 3-0 in the Grand Finals of the League. 

Just like in the last season, five teams and one qualified side will face each other in a round-robin Group Stage. This time, it is actually a double round-robin format, so the team will have the chance to play against each other twice in their roads to the playoffs. The modes remain the same, which means that we will once again see high quality 1v1, 2v2 and KOTH matches every playday.

You still have time to sign up for the only Clash Royale qualifier by clicking here. The qualifier will be held on the FACEIT platform, and we encourage the players to read through the Clash Royale rules to ensure a smooth qualifier that will see the absolute best team win.

The Brawl Stars qualifiers are starting tomorrow!

The long-awaited sixth season of A1 Adria League is here. We are starting our three months-long journey tomorrow, and the opening game for this season will be Brawl Stars.

The best Brawlers in the Adriatic region will meet once again in the first Brawl Stars qualifier. This season of A1 Adria League is much longer than the fifth one, so we will be hosting a total of 13 qualifiers for the players to participate in.

Just like in the fifth season, the qualifiers will be played on the FACEIT platforms. A total of 128 teams will be able to sign up in each qualifier. They will try to make their way through the single-elimination bracket while trying to place as high as possible to earn the most points available in that week.

Every week, the points will be split in the following matter:

  • First place – 100 points
  • Second place – 80 points
  • Third and fourth place – 60 points
  • Fifth to eight place – 35 points

These are the modes and the maps for the first qualifier:

Set 1: Gem Grab – Double Swoosh
Set 2: Siege – Olive Branch
Set 3: Heist – Hot Potato
Set 4: Bounty – Heat Wave
Set 5: Brawl Ball – Field Goal

You can visit the Brawl Stars game page to sign up for the qualifiers, or click HERE to participate in the first qualifier.

Are you ready for the sixth A1 Adria League Season?

The fifth season of A1 Adria League surprised us all. The new titles – Brawl Stars and FIFA really showed the potential of these games in our region and we are really happy that we chose to feature them. But now, after the season came to an end, it is finally time to announce the sixth season of the A1 Adria League.

Season 6 will be much longer than our previous season and it will have formats that will let us see even more high-quality matches. The prize pool has a massive increase compared to the fifth season, so we encourage everyone to sign up and try their best to win their share of rewards in this season. In the span of the next three months, we will watch the best FIFA, Brawl Stars, Clash Royale, and CS:GO players in the biggest esports competition in our region.

Brawl Stars returns in the sixth Season!

During the last few months, we had the chance to watch the regional Brawlers battle it out in the first-ever A1 Adria League Brawl Stars season. The seven played qualifiers culminated in the double-elimination playoffs that saw the absolute favorites, Alpha Elite, be crowned the first Brawl Stars champions.

The sixth season will feature a similar format to the previous one. Instead of seven, we will now have 13 qualifiers from which the best eight teams will secure a spot in the offline finals. The total prize pool for this season will be €2.600, with the best team bringing home €1.000.

A1 Adria League S6 - Brawl Stars

Will Alpha Elite dominate the League once again, or will another team rise up and defeat the reigning champions – sign up and compete with the best

Clash Royale in the sixth season!

Six seasons of A1 Adria League, six seasons of Clash Royale! We will be stepping in the Arena once again after an amazing fifth season with even bigger awards for the best teams. We introduced the team system in Clash Royale in the last season, and the players loved it! The 1v1, 2v2, and KOTH modes let us see many more games being played than usual and PvtMole was there to entertain us and cast the games on an amazing level. In the end, Crusher Esports took the first place while Emperiial and Totem Esports followed at second and third, respectively.

Clash Royale will have the same prize pool as Brawl Stars. We will see a double round-robin format and the playoffs will once again feature the Gauntlet format. The five invited teams will be challenged by the best team from the qualifiers in the Arena. The group stage will last for 10 rounds and we will see the top four teams advance to the LAN finals. In case the offline finals are unable to take place due to quarantine measures, the playoffs will be played online.

A1 Adria League S6 - Clash Royale

Call your teammates, start practicing, and sign up for the only Clash Royale qualifier!

FIFA in the sixth Season!

FIFA made its comeback as a featured game during the last season. The guys from the FIFA Balkan Community along with our staff did a great job of organizing the qualifiers and the playoffs. We saw a massive turn out from the players as everyone was excited to compete in the League and at the very end, esad1memic claimed the first prize. Jasik came close second and amke was the better player in the third-place decider.

As FIFA is a franchise that releases a new version of the game every year, our sixth season will be a bit different from the fifth one. We will have a total of nine qualifiers and three online playoffs series. First, the players will have a chance to compete in FIFA20 and at the end of August one player will secure a spot in the LAN finals. The second trio of qualifiers will be held during September which will see one more FIFA20 player advance to the offline event. As FIFA21 releases on the 6th of October, we will start the last trio of qualifiers on the 10th. The competitors will have their last chance at qualifying during the month of October and in the end, the last two players will earn their spot at the offline playoffs in Zagreb. FIFA will boast a prize pool of €2.150 and we are expecting to see even more players sign up and be a part of the qualifiers!

A1 Adria League S6 - FIFA

CS:GO in the sixth Season!

Just like Clash Royale, CS:GO has been with us since the very beginning of the League. The fifth season reminded us yet again of how exciting the regional CS:GO scene really is. lvlUP, Blink, QSKE, and GamerS1337 survived the SWISS Stage and advanced to the double-elimination playoffs. lvlUP played the playoffs with Luka “emi” Vuković and their coach Darko “soLo” Mitić and still managed to outplay their opponents and win the League. Blink came in second, while the Macedonian powerhouse, QSKE, finished as the third-best team of the season.

Blink and lvlUP, the top two sides from the fifth season will receive a direct invite for this upcoming season of the League. The remaining six teams will be decided by a combination of open and closed qualifiers. First, we will host two open qualifiers in which the best four teams from each will advance to the first closed qualifier. The closed qualifier will have a BO3 single-elimination format, and the best three teams will advance to the completely BO3 SWISS League. And if you thought that that is all, you are wrong – we have prepared €11.000 for the very best teams in the League to split between each other.

A1 Adria League S6 - CS:GO

So, what are you waiting for? Call your AWPer, prepare your executions, and get to 16 before the other teams does!

WHILE WE ARE WAITING for the next season to start, be sure to tune in and watch the final edition of the A1 Gaming Weekend. There will be plenty of PES action during the upcoming weekend, so make sure to watch our stream!

Due to the current world pandemic, there is a possibility of the season six playoffs being played online. We are closely following the situation and the new measures in our region in order to ensure the safety of our staff and players. We are currently proceeding with the preparations as usual, but if anything changes, you will be informed on time. GLHF! 

Kule, PESExpert: “The PES community in our region is really big”

While waiting for the third A1 Gaming Weekend cup to start, we decided to get in touch with the team that will help us organize the tournament and introduce their community to all of you following us. Just as the FBC, the PESExpert guys are constantly helping the players in our region with organizing a big number of tournaments and helping them in the development of their careers. I contacted Kule from PESExpert who was happy to answer my questions and make his community known to even more people.

Hello, Kule, thanks for taking the time to do this interview. Could you introduce the PES Expert community to the broader public? How long have you been developing the PES scene in our region?

The PESExpert community exists for over 10 years now, since 2010 – Playstation 3. It was at that time that the founders saw that Croatia has a lot of players that play the best soccer simulation, PES. Since that moment, a lot has changed, we switched to PS4, there were good and bad editions of PES, but the number of members and followers kept increasing constantly. In 2019, PESExpert split into two groups, with the first (12.igrač) focusing on Full Manual, Master League, and the casual side of the player base. Our community (PESExpert) consists of 15 leagues and over 300 players, some of which are between one of the best in Europe, and we can say that we are more focused on developing the quality of the overall scene. Players from all nationalities are welcomed here and we can proudly say that we are successfully working with members from Serbia, BiH, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Macedonia.

What are some tournaments that you organized in the past? Tell us about the PES Expert 1v1 & 2v2 tournament that boasts a 10.000€ prize pool.

From the bigger tournaments, we have organized the “Lumici Centar” tournament in Varaždin, with 80 players playing 1v1, we organized the Reboot 1v1 & 2v2 tournament with 70 players and we worked with Caffe Boeing, where we managed to organize two cups with a total of 90 players.

Our biggest project to date is happening on the 12th of September in Velika Gorica, the sports center Panadić to be exact. The tournament will have 256 players for the 1v1 part, and 64 2v2 duos. Players are showing massive interest in the tournament, mainly because of its €10.000 prize pool, which is the minimal prize pool and is likely to go up. Except for the main tournament, there will be a theme park for kids and adults and a 3v3 bubble football.

How developed is the PES community in the Adriatic region? Do you see this A1 Gaming Weekend tournament as a chance to even further help the players in their competitive careers? Are you looking forward to a great turn out from the players?

The PES community in our region is really big, with over 20.000 active players, we have Serbia that has the biggest number of players and they are really investing into esports with prizes and also bringing the scene closer to the mainstream media with a lot of leagues. We see this tournament [A1 Gaming Weekend] as a chance to show the people just how many players there are in the region that play PES and that it is really worth it. We also hope that people will recognize our organizational abilities and this project will help the PESExpert staff with further projects.

Do you prefer the LAN competition to the online format we have now because of the worldwide pandemic? Are you looking back to going back to LAN?

Online and offline competitions have a lot of differences, for example, when playing tournaments online, not everyone has a connection of the same quality, and that with the delays from the different TV-s can often be a disadvantage for one of the players. Those problems are nullified in offline competitions and the only things that matter are the mechanical and mental quality and capability of the player and that is why playing on LAN is much more popular in showing the real skill of the player.

Aim Assist triumph at the second A1 Gaming Weekend!

During the weekend the second A1 Gaming Weekend was played out. The first matches were finished fairly quickly on Saturday, while on Sunday we had the chance to see the best of the best Rocket League duos battle it out on stream.

Both of the finalist teams started out the tournament in the first round. Tryhard Kidz and Aim Assist advanced to the second round after victories against DE | Black and Vrucag Uzica respectively, while L3 had no difficulties versus ExquzeS. Except for the Tryhard Kidz – Bwoah matchup that ended 2-1 in favor of the former, all of the round 2 matches were one-sided 2-0 victories for the favorite teams. Real Misfits bested Simple Boys, Size Matters were better than Calculatando and Suzavci outplayed the Macedonian duo Volovi in the Round of 16.

We proceeded to the Best of 5 games in the quarterfinals. No upsets happened in this third round either, and the quarterfinals quickly came to an end after four 3-0 victories for the much better teams. Tryhard Kidz, Suzavci, Aim Assist, and Size Matters all survived the first day and secured a spot in the semifinals of the Rocket League tournament.

Our caster, Pougljeni Mrav finally got to spend some time casting his game, Rocket League. While Tryhard Kidz barely slipped past Suzavci in the first semifinal, Aim Assist outplayed Size Matters in every way possible. Alexii and hoodied were on a whole different level in the Grand Finals as well and Tryhard Kidz didn’t stand a chance. Dred and Haregan were able to win one of the five games played, but Aim Assist closed out the match 4-1 and secured the first-place prize. In the third-place decider, Size Matters breezed past Suzavci with a 4-0 win and took their share of the prize pool.

The best four teams finished the second A1 Gaming Weekend cup in the following order:

1. Aim Assist – (hoodied, alexii) – €200
2. Tryhard Kidz – (Dred, Haregan) – €150
3. Size Matters – (ENTONI, Stipsy) – €100
4. Suzavci – (Hidex, Daciii)

A1 Gaming Weekend - Rocket League

Tune in next week for the final A1 Gaming Weekend cup – Pro Evolution Soccer awaits! You can read more about the PES cup by clicking here, and we have an upcoming interview with one of the admins that is a must-read.

Closing out the A1 Gaming Weekend series with PES20!

The A1 Gaming Weekend really helped us pass the time between the regular seasons of A1 Adria League while also helping the scenes of the featured titles grow. After Rainbow Six Siege and Rocket League, it is time to reveal the details surrounding our third game, Pro Evolution Soccer.

The eternal rival to the FIFA franchise, PES is making its debut as a game covered by the A1 Adria League, or in this case, A1 Gaming Weekend. We are really happy to give a chance to the regional PES players, and together with the PESExpert community, we are expecting a great turn out from the players. An interview with one of the members of PESExpert is coming soon, so stay tuned if you want to learn more about this amazing community of players.

Playstation 4 is going to be the featured platform and the best players will split the €500 prize pool accordingly. All the competitors will be split into up to groups, depending on the turnout, with 256 being the maximum number of players allowed to sign up. The group stage will begin at 15 o’clock on the 1st of August, with the best two players of each group advancing to the playoffs. The playoffs will be played on the next day, Sunday and they will be played in a BO3 format, with overtimes and penalties enabled. The matches are set to last 10 minutes each and on Sunday, all the Top 8 matches will be streamed on the A1 Adria League streaming channels.

Make sure to fill up the Google Docs sign up form here and follow the rules and decisions made in the Discord server that you will be invited to upon signing-up. The €500 prize pool for this Pro Evolution Soccer tournament will be split as follows:

1. €250
2. €150
3. €100

A1 Gaming Weekend continues with Rocket League!

We recently announced the A1 Gaming Weekend series of events. The first one the list of titles was Rainbow Six Siege, and after an exciting day yesterday, we concluded the cup while crowning Trokut as the champions of the competition. Now, it is time to turn to our second title, Rocket League.

Rocket League, the vehicular soccer simulation that is easy to understand for everyone and is getting more and more popular by the day is next on our list of games. We feel that this incredible game isn’t getting enough attention in our region, and it is great that our followers chose it as one of the featured titles in the Gaming Weekend.

This 2v2 single-elimination cup will feature a BO3 series format until the quarterfinals of the tournament. The quarter and semifinal matches will be played as BO5 duels, while the Grand Final will boast a BO7 format. We will broadcast the semis and the Finals, and the third-placed team will be decided off-stream.

The best three duos of the tournament will split the €450 prize pool in the following manner:

1. €200
2. €150
3. €100

You can use the following link to sign up for the tournament. Both of the players need to have passports or be current residents of one of the countries in the Adriatic region (Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina)

 

Trokut Reborned win the first A1 Gaming Weekend cup!

The first A1 Gaming Weekend tournament showed us just how good the regional R6: Siege scene really is. We had the chance to see over 20 teams battling it out for their share of the €650 prize pool. basHYYEE and med1czz further improved the quality of the tournament with a wondeful casting day, and we are grateful to the players and the staff for their efforts in making the first A1 Gaming Weekend cup a big success.

The first A1 Gaming Weekend cup comes to an end after an amazing final!

Most of the teams advanced to the Round of 16 by default, but we were able to see Nerva beat Koper4 and BigW outplay neLos big nose in the first round of the cup. The first match featured on stream was the duel between Judge Knows and Trokut Reborned. After a convincing lead in the beginning by Judge Knows, Trokut were able to turn around the game and win the match in overtime. GASERI and Mendoza were better than Ace7 and GameON Exiles, respectively, while Nerva breezed past TF-141.

The broadcast followed BigW’s one-sided victory against Mendoza in the quarterfinals, while the other match in that side of the bracket saw Trokut secure a spot in the semifinals over GASERI. Slav Team Six and Nerva rounded up the second semifinal matchup as they managed to move past Kerber and Cesta 2 Esport. It took 11 rounds for Nerva to beat Slav Team Six and qualify for the Grand Finals. In the other semifinal, we got the other finalist, and it was no other than Trokut, who continued their phenomenal performance in the match versus BigW.

It was a really fun tournament – lots of familiar faces and ex-teammates, some of which even played in TrokuT. I always love to see great Adria tournaments like this one, it brings the best of us and offers us a chance to improve as well as show what we got individually. But Siege is and always will be a team game, we wouldn’t have won anything without a full roster of fantastic and quality players! HeRi with his insane mechanical skills and top-level fragging, Tekma with the calm and collected game-winning plays on his birthday, Voya with his IGL work showed us various ways to dismantle the enemy defenses, few round winning clutches as well, and Domyy, ex NERVA player that carried us to victory in the first map against them as well as showing up throughout the whole tournament!

I would like to thank them because without them the title would not be possible. We didn’t have much time to practice as we got together 5 days before the tournament started but we used that time well and it paid off. I would also like to thank the casters for their amazing job, A1 for organizing this tournament and great admins and support we got during it! I hope for more of this in the future!

  • SoulSeekeR, Trokut Reborned

The Grand Finals started on Coastline and saw Trokut get a 7-5 victory in the first map of the final match. Kafe Dostoyevsky went even better for the team led by SoulSeekeR and with a 7-1 win, they managed to dominate the competition and secure the grand prize of €350.

These are the Top 8 R6: Siege teams of the first A1 Gaming Weekend tournament:

1. hr Trokut Reborned – (SoulSeekeR, tekMa_, Domyii, voya_, HeRi) – €350

2. hr Nerva – (sprMarko, BudaBot, Meawen, Oincky, Tomix) – €200

3. Slav Team Six – (Remains, kaosx, MR4V, Virch, DrateR) – €100

4. hr BigW – (txrci, BruNNo, Monstr, cookieqe, apo)

5-8. hr GASERI – (Genitech, Kovakralj, FrKly, LostAlice, Lakiiz)

5-8. hr Kerber – (xChodex, shred, Dut, CowTipper3, DarkVader)

5-8. rs Mendoza Gaming – (Le., Pavel-.-, KRAN-G, nekiok, dripchina)

5-8. Cesta 2 Esport – (AVMatic, JonyBoii, Josip288, N1K0, Zayn1209)

A1 Gaming Weekend - Rainbow Six Siege

We are proud to say that the first A1 Gaming Weekend cup is a success. More info about the next title that will be featured in the A1 Gaming Weekend event, Rocket League, is coming soon.. Stay tuned!