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!