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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.

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.

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.

FIFA21, Brawl Stars and CS:GO qualifiers finish in style!

With our second A1 Adria League qualifying weekend coming to a close, the Brawl Stars teams and FIFA players that secured a spot from the qualifiers are known. The CS:GO team list is completed and the invited teams will be revealed soon!

Brawl Stars

Some familiar names were seen playing under the Noble Elite Red and BLK tags during the third qualifier. In the quarterfinals, Noble Elite Red bested Crna ruka, while BLK was better than Immortal Balkans. O9 Gang and QSKE advanced to the semis over Wolfs and Red Devils, respectively. The qualifier ended with a Noble Elite Red win. Lavvek’s Red squad was able to outplay DzonDzon and the rest of BLK and earn the biggest amount of points for this qualifier.

Noble Elite Red weren’t any worse in the fourth qualifier either. In this final match, their opponents were Tora Gold who had just eliminated Noble Elite BLK before advancing to the finals. The other teams that ended up in the top 8 were Mayoi, O9 Gang, QSKE, Wolves, and SM Gaming Elite.

FIFA21

Just like Brawl Stars, FIFA’s four-cup qualifying process ended this weekend. During the previous weekend, klaic upset the usual favorites and managed to snatch the grand 100 points. This time, the player that surprised everyone was the Bosnian player Sulja – he beat brstimir in the grand finals and put himself in the top 8 overall rankings.

Sunday was a day for one of NK Osijek‘s new players, esad1memic. The Bosnian player plowed through the competition on his way to the finals, beating his new Osijek teammate, Jasikm in the quarterfinal. FIFAFICO and Ajdin977 were the last two players separating esad1memic from his grand prize and he managed to beat them.

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CS:GO

Over 60 teams hopped on the servers to fight for the remaining three CS:GO spots. proWince, fullshock, QSKE Gaming, JUJUTSU KAISEN, PORTUGAL, MADNESS, MIX, and VENDETTAS 5 were the teams that entered the closed qualifiers.

The Macedonian-majority PORTUGAL started the closed qualifier with a win over QSKE. MIX were able to outplay VENDETTAS 5, while fullshock defeated proWince. The fourth match of the quarterfinals was a game between DEPRESHNN’s JUJUTSU KAISEN and MADNESS which ended in a victory for the former. PORTUGAL and fullshock won their semifinal matchups and qualified for the seventh A1 Adria League season. MIX bested JUJUTSU KAISEN in the third-place decider and secured the final spot in the league.

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The year is over and so are we… for now!

Quite the unexpected year, but nothing could’ve stopped the players, teams, and us to do two seasons of A1 Adria League this year. We witnessed some amazing matches, few upsets, and were shown a display of the ultimate esport experience.

Clash Royale had quite a dramatic year. In season five Crusher Esports crushed the competition, but in the sixth season, they sunk all the way down. Disqualification, losing players and in the end, they were forced to change the team name. On the other hand, Joža Esports (ex Totem) first ended up third, and then in the finals of season six managed to beat Team LAZR, who before the final match didn’t have any losses.

Good Game had an awesome year in Brawl Stars. Even though ending up second in the fifth season wasn’t that bad – finishing behind Alpha Elite – they still had room to improve. In the following season, they showed how powerful they can truly be. Good Game Gold and Good Game Red were representing the GG brand and they did it in the best possible way, taking the top steps of the podium, with GG Gold being the first and GG Red coming in second.

It was lvlUP’s year in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. After winning the finals last year at Reboot InfoGamer, they carried over their form to 2020. Winning in both season five and season six, they established themselves as the biggest team in the region. They became the only team to win three consecutive seasons of the A1 Adria League. It will be interesting to see if their reign will come to an end next year.

FIFA competition was the strongest by far in both seasons. Fantastic display of tactics and strategies kept players and viewers on the edge of their seats. esad1memic was declared the winner of FIFA 20 in season five. In season six, players had to transition from FIFA 20 to FIFA 21, and the setting of the new game settled best with amke2001, who took home the full prize in last week’s finals.

In addition to all of that, we were saddened by the news that LAN finals for season six weren’t able to take place in Zagreb this year on Reboot InfoGamer. The outbreak of COVID-19 forced us to take a different path for the last part of the season. In exchange, Reboot Online Games Week was introduced – an event in which viewers could enjoy watching regional esport people talk about their careers, casual players had a chance to participate in small tournaments, charity matches have been held, and everyone was able to watch online finals of A1 Adria League as well as enjoy other cool stuff.

Even though the pandemic made us step back a little bit, all of us overcame this difficult period together. We will be back next year – stronger, better, and wiser. Until then, stay safe and keep on grinding!

Reboot Online Games Week to help those in need!

We will spend most of the upcoming week together on stream, so we decided to use the time to help those in need. During the week there will be multiple chances to donate money to a charity, and we will be also hosting a charity tournament.

A1 Adria League will donate €500 to Dječji Dom Vrbina and you will be able to donate to this charity and help those that really need it during the whole Reboot Online Games Week event. Dječji Dom Vrbina helps kids and families all over Croatia on a daily basis and we feel that we should support their work. Their services are helping families look after their kids and they are playing an important role in shaping the next generation.

The charity tournament mentioned above will be a 5v5 event between ten streamers that will play three different games with €500 on the line. A1AL will donate the €500 to a charity that the winners’ team chooses. The two streaming teams will meet in three games – CS:GO, Rocket League, and VALORANT.

CS:GO’s portion of the event will consist of a BO3 match with modified rules. The squads will play eight-round halves – the first team to reach round no.9 wins the map (the starting round money will be set at $2,500). After one team wins two maps, we will advance to the next game – Rocket League. This time, we are talking about a Best of 5, with the first two maps being standard 3v3 matches, the second duo of maps being Rumble, while the final map will be played in the Hoops mode.

In the final part of the event, the ten streamers will meet in a VALORANT match. There are a lot of famous names that will be present at the event. Team A consists of SupremeNexus, DON MACI, Inder45, Zefyx, and Baba sWeDisH, while PvtMole, GALLASANDALLA, Tetka, Agent, and missDasmi will fight under the second team.

You can donate by clicking the following LINK.

The charity event A1AL HUMANITARKA will take place at the end of the second Reboot Online Games Week day – Tuesday at 20 o’clock.