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Marten to replace BLUEJAYS in the CS:GO playoffs!

Instead of BLUEJAYS, it will be Marten Gaming who will try to claim the throne in the final playday of this CS:GO season.

Yesterday, one of the A1 Adria League participants managed to accomplish a great feat on the international CS:GO scene. Namely, BLUEJAYS, a team consisting of players that have been a part of the A1 Adria League for years won the 13. IESF World Championship. The tournament is one of the rare ones nowadays that incorporate a country-based system in the format. National squads from all over the world traveled to Eliat, Israel to try to claim the World Champions’ title on LAN. Team Serbia, Kosovo, and Macedonia represented the region in Israel, and Macedonia managed to claim the title after a dominant win against Romania in the grand finals.

Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts between the two tournaments will make it impossible for BLUEJAYS to attend the CS:GO playoffs. Damjan “kyxsan” Stoilkovski and his team qualified for the playoffs in Round 4 and unlike iNation, their traveling schedule won’t let them arrive in time for the final stage. Instead of BLUEJAYS, a chance to win the main A1 Adria League S8 prize will be given to Marten Gaming. The Bosnian-majority roster has been a force not to be reckoned with in recent times, so it will be a joy to watch them play the playoffs bracket.

The CS:GO playoffs will be played on Sunday, as a part of the last Reboot Online Games Week day. Four teams – Marten, 4glory, iNation and PORTUGAL will fight for a prize pool of €5.000 and the title of the best team in the Adriatic region. What do you think, who will become the new CS:GO champion?

This is the full Reboot Online Games Week schedule!

Everything you need to know about the Esports studio of the Reboot Online Games Week five-day long event can be found below!

We already revealed some of the segments and more information about the rest will be revealed soon. Reboot Online Games Week will last for five days and will have content across three topics from the gaming industry: Core Gaming, Games Industry, and Esports. As you could probably guess, A1 Adria League’s final stage will be a part of the Esports event, but the playoffs won’t be the only thing you will get to watch in the exciting week ahead of us.

Every day, the event will begin with a different segment related to esports in one way or another. Namely, the viewers will have the chance to play with the players in the IGRAJ segment, we will hear the stories of Esad “esad1memic”and Mladen “juricM” Jurić, and we will also follow a couple of entertaining streams by Vojislav “SupremeNexus” Perić and Safet “giGOD” Čurić. There will be a humanitarian event (more information to be revealed soon) and four panels we mentioned in one of our recent posts. Concerning the actual League, Brawl Stars is set to be played on Wednesday, while Thursday and Friday will be dedicated to FIFA. The double-elimination LoL bracket will culminate on Saturday and finally, CS:GO will close out the event at the end of the week. The full schedule can be seen below:

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A1 Adria League playoffs to be a part of Reboot Online Games Week!

The second A1 Adria League season of 2021 is a week away from the final matches that will decide our new champions. Here is a short recap of the season so far.

Three SWISS stages completed; LoL ready for its final matches

Over the course of the past months, A1 Adria League was once again the battleground of four titles: CS:GO, League of Legends, Brawl Stars and FIFA. A huge number of players from every single country in the region signed up to play and compete in their game of choice. A qualifying stage was followed by a SWISS group in three of the four games, excluding League of Legends. Last week those SWISS group concluded, and we now know all of the playoffs participants.

Brawl Stars was Salada de Frutas’ playground during the entirety of the SWISS stage. In only three rounds, they managed to continue the winning streak the team had in the qualifiers and advance to the playoffs with ease. Right after them, three Brawl Stars squads followed them in the playoffs. Winx Club and Omert4 did so with a 3-1 record, while Lightning Strike qualified in the last round. Miloš “brstimir” Majdevac, Esad “esad1memic” Memić, Haris “edenn95” Lukomirak and Tarik “amke2001” Novo were the fastest to adapt to the new FIFA edition and clinch the top 4 spots in the eight season of FIFA.

Moving to CS:GO, the team that debuted in the league, iNation, was also the team that had a perfect run. We will watch three teams that were a part of the final stage in the previous season as well. Namely, the two Macedonian teams, PORTUGAL and BLUEJAYS,  and 4glory are going to make an appearance in our upcoming single-elimination bracket. Finally, League of Legends is nearing the end of the playoffs bracket. Metamoon, Harmony and 49%winrate are left to play out the remainder of the season.

S8 Playoffs

We are also more than happy to announce the return of Reboot Online Games Week. Three studios, over 150 hours of content, and plenty of rewards for everyone following the event. And yes, the third ROGW edition will also be completely free. Whether you are here to watch shows and segments about gaming, game development, or you prefer esports content, Reboot Online Games Week has you covered. We will once again feature a multitude of shows for everyone’s taste.

Keep following our Social Media to learn more about the individual segments and get ready to participate in one of the biggest regional gaming events.

4glory to play in the playoffs after defeating Marten!

With a 2-0 win against Marten Gaming, 4glory have clinched the last CS:GO playoffs spot for the season.

Finally, after Brawl Stars and FIFA, it was CS:GO’s time to complete the playoffs’ participants list. In the final duel of this regular season, 4glory met Marten Esports. After they missed their chance to qualify in Round 4, the Serbian powerhouse had another go today. They showed that they learned from their mistakes and were much better in Round 5. Nemanja “sarenii” Šarenac’s team crushed Marten on Marten’s map pick, Dust2 (16:7). Inferno was even worse for the Bosnian squad as they managed to score only six rounds before falling short to the in-form 4glory quintet (4glory 16:6 Marten).

With this game coming to an end, we know the four playoffs teams: iNation, BLUEJAYS, PORTUGAL, and 4glory. Three of these four teams also competed in the previous season’s playoffs, which only proves that the region has a number of constant teams that keep together for a longer time. The only new team to join the playoffs’ list this season is iNation.

 These are the final standings of this CS:GO season:

CS:GO SWISS

This week in A1AL: The end of the SWISS stage!

The final playoffs competitors for three games will be known after this week comes to an end, as it is time for the fifth SWISS round!

Brawl Stars

In the fourth Brawl Stars round, two more teams advanced to the playoffs. Namely, besides Salada de Frutas, we will also watch Omert4 and Winx Club compete in the final stage of the season. In the meantime, Dominjo Carry and Balkan Talents were eliminated, which left Lightning Strike and Mayoi as the only remaining teams on the leaderboard. Their match will be played this Thursday and the winner will secure the final playoffs spot.

Mayoi vs. Lightning Strike

FIFA

The situation in FIFA is exactly the same. Esad “esad1memic” Memić and Haris “edenn95” Lukomirak joined Miloš “brstimir” Majdevac on the top of the leaderboard. The two players that will clash spears in the final rounds will be Harun “Hara” Parla, and last season’s winner, Tarik “amke2001” Novo. What do you think, which player will become the fourth semifinalist of this A1 Adria League season?

Hara vs. amke2001

League of Legends

As League of Legends’ season doesn’t feature a SWISS format, there won’t be a fifth round to finish. Instead, we will be continuing our double-elimination bracket with six teams remaining. Last week, Banished Esports and Lupus Esports left the tournament. These are the matches for our upcoming playday:

Metamoon vs. Harmony
Clouded Leopards vs. Fantastic Esports
49% winrate vs. Vinland Esports

CS:GO

After a great last weekend for the region, where three regional teams placed in the top 4 positions of CEE Champions, our last two teams are ready to conclude the SWISS stage. 4glory and Marten Gaming will play the deciding BO3. The winner will qualify to the final stage along with iNation, PORTUGAL and BLUEJAYS, while the loser will join JESTE, SKUAK and Zero Tenacity in the eliminated half of the leaderboard.

rs 4glory vs. Marten Gaming

BLUEJAYS outplay 4glory off-stream; JESTE are eliminated!

In the final matches of Round 4, Marten defeated JESTE, while 4glory fell short to a great BLUEJAYS roster.

This was the second time BLUEJAYS and 4glory played each other in two days. Yesterday, it was a part of the CEE Champions 2021 single-elimination bracket. CEE Champions is also the reason their A1 Adria League match today was played off-stream as the Serbian team had a third-place decider to play at 17:00. And just like yesterday, BLUEJAYS once again triumphed at the expense of 4glory. This time, they did it in two maps. Mirage ended with a final scoreline of 16:10, while on Nuke, 4glory managed to win one more round (16:11). BLUEJAYS are now a part of the playoffs, while 4glory will participate in the fifth SWISS round as well.

The second match, however, was streamed on our official channels and it saw JESTE challenge Marten Gaming. Because both teams were in the 1-2 pool, this was an elimination match. Marten had an easy time against their opponents and they closed of the BO3 in two maps. Mirage ended with a 16-12 scoreline, while Ancient was even more one-sided. This time, Marten closed out the day by winning 16-6 and thus eliminating JESTE from further competition.

These are the current SWISS standings:

CS:GO SWISS

This week in A1AL: Four action-packed playdays ahead of us

Three A1 Adria League games will be concluding their fourth SWISS round this week, while League of Legends continues its double-elimination bracket.

Brawl Stars

Everyone expected it, and everyone was right. Salada de Frutas qualified to the A1 Adria League playoffs after only three rounds. Up to two teams could secure their spots alongside Salada de Frutas in Round 4. Either Mayoi or Winx Club will qualify on Thursday, and the winning team could potentially be joined by Omert4, who are playing the mid-round match this round. A bit lower on the leaderboard, Lightning Strike and Dominjo Carry will fight to keep their spot. These are the Round 4 matchups:

Lightning Strike vs. Dominjo Carry
Winx Club vs. Mayoi
Balkan Talents vs. Omerta

FIFA

While the favorites of Brawl Stars are still on the top, our reigning champion is in much trouble. Tarik “amke2001” Novo is currently 1-2 on the SWISS leaderboard. Meanwhile, Miloš “brstimir” Majdevac advanced to the playoffs, while Emir “Sulja13” Suljović was eliminated without winning a match this season. Three matches await us on Friday, with two being decider matches and the third being a mid-match between Esad “esad1memic” Memić and Petar “DrPecho” Šušnjar:

Esad “esad1memic” Memić vs. Petar “DrPecho” Šušnjar
Haris “edenn95” Lukomirak vs. Harun “Hara” Parla
Đorđe “JasikFifa” Cumbo vs. Tarik “amke” Novo

League of Legends

The four upper-bracket quarterfinals announced League of Legends’ comeback to the A1 Adria League streams. Two of the matches were streamed, while two of them were played off-stream. Saturday will once again be filled with LoL action. Metamoon and Clouded Leopards will play for a spot in the upper-bracket finals, while Harmony are facing 49% winrate in the second semifinal. Fantastic Esports – Banished Esports and VinlandLupus are the two lower-bracket elimination matches of this playday.

CS:GO

Anel “NENO” Ceković and PORTUGAL did it once again. The team eliminated SKUAK Gaming in the only match we watched last Sunday and joined iNation in the playoffs. This Sunday, BLUEJAYS and 4glory will be playing their Round 4 match. Last, but not least, JESTE will have the difficult task of defeating Marten Gaming if they want to play in the fifth SWISS round as well. These are the upcoming matches:

BLUEJAYS vs. rs 4glory – 16h
Marten Gaming vs. rs JESTE – 18/19h

PORTUGAL join iNation in the CS:GO playoffs!

The single CS:GO match that was played today saw PORTUGAL advance to the playoffs at the expense of SKUAK Gaming, who are now eliminated.

PORTUGAL and SKUAK Gaming began their match on Inferno, a map that is a strong one for both teams. We expected a fierce battle on Inferno and that is exactly what we got. Namely, only one round separated the teams from going to overtime. Andrej “Necrogenes1s” Mancheski’s squad managed to close out the map in the very last round of regulation, securing his team a leading point going into Map 2 – Mirage. On Mirage, the tide turned. Even though both teams were tied in the earlier stages of the map, SKUAK dominated the late game. Their victory came in Round 27, when Ahmet “2high” Baftijari’s ninja defuse secured Mirage for SKUAK (16:11).

Vertigo was the decider of this duel and it was a quick map. PORTUGAL didn’t let the Mirage loss demotivate them and kept their cool throughout the whole third map. Finally, they won Vertigo 16-7 and qualified for the A1 Adria League S8 playoffs. This result also meant that SKUAK were eliminated from the League, as they were in the 1-2 pool before the beginning of the SWISS stage.

These are the current CS:GO standings:

CS:GO SWISS 4-1

This week in A1AL: League of Legends is back on the A1 Adria League streams!

Another week of A1 Adria League is ahead of us. Three SWISS stages are already underway, and League of Legend’s regional playoffs stage is finally HERE.

Brawl Stars

Two Brawl Stars rounds are already behind us, and this is the week when we will see the first decider matches of the season. Currently, Salada de Frutas and Winx Club find themselves at the top and one of them will advance to the playoffs on Thursday. On the other side, either Balkan Talents or QuickMind will have to leave the competition after the next playday. Brawl Stars begins on Thursday at the usual time, and you will have the chance to watch the following matches:

Lightning Strike vs. Mayoi
Balkan Talents vs. QuickMind
Salada de Frutas vs. Winx Club
Omerta vs. Dominjo Carry

FIFA

Just a day behind Brawl Stars, FIFA also finished the second round last week. In our football simulation, Esad “esad1memic” Memić and Miloš “brstimir” Majdevac are currently in the lead. Their derby will determine the first playoff participant, while the match between Emir “Sulja” Suljović and Đorđe “JasikFifa” Cumbo will determine which player will look for his chance to win the trophy next season. These are the upcoming matches:

brstimir vs. esad1memic
JasikFifa vs. Sulja13
amke2001 vs. edenn95
Hara vs. DrPecho

League of Legends

Over the last month, we hosted a total of four qualifiers for League of Legends teams from all over the region. Four weeks later and here we are – right before the beginning of the regional playoffs stage. This Saturday, the first matches of this stage will be broadcast and we will start our journey of finding the new regional LoL champion. These are the eight teams that qualified for this season of the A1 Adria League:

Lupus eSports
Metamoon
Harmony
49% winrate
Fantastic Esports
Mafija Lebrinyja
gross gore’s psychiatrists
Milex21’s party

CS:GO

Sunday was the day when we said goodbye to Zero Tenacity. The organization that just entered CS:GO unfortunately had to leave the league after suffering a 1-2 loss to their opponents, JESTE. Going forward to Round 4, Marten Gaming and JESTE will fight for survival, while PORTUGAL will try to enter the playoffs by defeating SKUAK Gaming. Make sure to tune in to the stream on Sunday and support your favorite teams once again:

PORTUGAL vs. SKUAK – 16:00
Marten Gaming vs. rs JESTE 18/19:00

choiv7, iNation: “I think 4glory, Marten and BLUEJAYS will make it to playoffs”

Last week it was League of Legends, and now we are back to CS:GO. Ivan “choiv7” Živković, iNation’s In-Game Leader, talked to us about his team’s first A1 Adria League season, their perfect SWISS stage as well as other things related to iNation’s development and recent results. You can read everything choiv7 had to say below:

Before focusing on A1 Adria League, let’s talk about your recent results. You qualified for the IESF World Championship LAN in Israel. How did that whole tournament go? Seeing the rest of the qualified teams, what do you think your chances are of placing high or even winning the whole thing?

Our group was a decent one I would say, we had to beat either [EC] Kyiv or Czech Republic to get out of the groups, so we beat the Czechs and unfortunately lost to Kyiv 2-1. We had one day to prepare for every match which was enough I would say and we were really hyped for every match we played. there are good teams that qualified for the main event, we will see how it goes, but i believe that we can get to the end of the tournament, atleast finish in the top 4.

Back to the A1 Adria League. It seems like you have an easier time against BLUEJAYS than their rivals, PORTUGAL. You beat them in the League, and you were better than them in Kuvo’s OneTap tournament. What is the main difference between these two squads? Why does playing BLUEJAYS seem easier? Is their playstyle not suited to yours or is it something else?

BLUEJAYS are really good opponents and also a good team. Against teams that play structured CS like them it is much easier to have a plan and prepare before the game so we were really prepared for them. The main difference between PORTUGAL and BLUEJAYS is that the former is a mix and the other team is a regular team. If mix team stars pressuring you from the start and you can’t addapt, it is really hard to come back and stop their momentum.

After losing to them on two occasions, you finally outplayed PORTUGAL. What makes PORTUGAL such a hard team to beat? What did you do differently in this match that helped you win?

For us main problem against mix teams is adaptation, we rarely play against mix teams and we need to learn to adapt faster when that happens. We make a lot of mistakes and they punish us for that. This last match, we were down 1-0 on their map pick and before the 2nd map we just told each other to adapt faster and talk more in TeamSpeak about what they are doing so we can all be focused, which happend, and we didn’t lose any force/eco rounds like on Map 1.

Which team surprised you the most this season and why?

In my opinion, there are no surprises in this season. There are 5-6 teams that are equal, and I’m happy that we are the first team that qualified because it’s hard to say which teams will qualify for top4.

 Besides you, which three teams do you think will make it through to the playoffs?

I think 4glory, Marten and BLUEJAYS will make it to playoffs because they are all well prepared. I can’t wait to see the remaining matches!

We completely agree with you choiv, we can’t wait to watch the remaining matches as well. Don’t forget to tune in this Sunday, and every next Sunday until the playoffs, to watch the best Adriatic CS:GO teams fight for the 5.000€ prize pool.