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Ghisou, Harmony: “Winning the title will be our main goal”

The Macedonian squad Harmony was one of the first four teams to qualify for the A1 Adria League. As we are approaching the beginning of the playoffs, we took the time to contact the team’s captain, Ghisou, and talk about the qualifiers and the upcoming season.

First of all, congratulations on qualifying for this A1 Adria League season. Let’s go back to the first qualifier. How did the match against Metamoon go and what were the main mistakes that caused you to lose this deciding match?

Thank you, the match we played against Metamoon in the first qualifier was not the best for us, we made a lot of individual mistakes in the games we lost and maybe our biggest mistake was the draft we had in those games which made us lose the series 2-1.

You managed to qualify in the second qualifier. How did your game improve this time around? How good was the competition? Was the bracket easier than in the first qualifier or was your team in better form?

In the second qualifier we made a lot better drafts and less mistakes both as individuals and as a team which helped us qualify. About the competition and the bracket, I would say that they were around on the same level as the first qualifier.

Do you prefer this season’s format, which has regional qualifiers, or the one that we used in the previous season, with the national qualifying phase? Why?

I can say that this format is probably better since it allows teams from all countries of this region to try their luck to qualify, while on the other hand the format from the last season was strict on how many teams needed to be registered in the national qualifier in order for a team from that country to be able to compete.

You reached the grand finals in Season 7. Can you repeat the success in this season and even win the title? What are your expectations as a team?

Yes, we managed to reach the finals in Season 7, but we don’t see our grind stopping there. We will try to repeat the success from last season and try to improve it in this season by winning the title as that will be our main goal.

The League of Legends qualifying phase is still going on and our next cup will be played on Saturday. SIGN UP and become one of the next two teams to join the 4.000€ worth eighth season.

Harmony and 49% winrate join the qualified LoL teams!

Harmony and 49% winrate managed to triumph in the qualifiers and join Lupus eSports and Metamoon in the upcoming LoL season.

Our second League of Legends qualifier started in the Round of 16. Inferal eSports managed to get a win over Legends, while Harmony outplayed Darkic Narkic. A bit lower in the bracket, Kako god oces scored two victories versus Celijka Mitoza and Water Phoenix Esports and reached the semifinals. There, their final opponents before reaching the A1 Adria League were Harmony. Even though Kako god oces proved to be a challenge for Harmony, the team successfully advanced to the league.

Besides Harmony, our second team to qualify for the eighth season were 49% winrate. A famous name in the region, 49% winrate achieved today’s success at the cost of teams such as Reject, 28 US Marines, and Clouded Leopards Prime. CLP couldn’t defeat 49% winrate but still had a good playday. Names such as Infamous and Delusional randoms lost to them, but the last obstacle was too much for the team. After Lupus and Metamoon also qualified in the first cup, we now have four of the eight required teams to begin our group stage.

Two chances remain for you to become a part of this adventure. Make sure to click HERE to learn more about this season’s format and SIGN UP for the remaining two qualifiers.

This week in A1AL: Brawl Stars is nearing the group stage!

Since FIFA finished its qualifying phase last week, this week of A1 Adria League will be dedicated to Brawl Stars, CS:GO, and League of Legends.

Brawl Stars

FIFA’s qualifiers came to an end and Brawl Stars is quickly catching up. Now is your last chance to sign up and compete for a spot in the Brawl Stars group stage. Since they started participating in this season’s qualifiers, Salada de Frutas have won every single one of them and are now comfortably in the lead with 400 points. The second-placed team has half as much, and that team is Omert4. A lot can change in this sixth qualifier, as the lower-ranked teams are separated by a small margin of points. When we announce the eight qualified teams, the SWISS stage will commence.

Until then, SIGN UP for the sixth qualifier, or click HERE to read everything you need to know about this season of Brawl Stars. You can also check the current Brawl Stars standings.

League of Legends

Lupus eSports and Metamoon managed to outplay their opponents in the single-elimination qualifier and become the first two teams in this A1 Adria League season. The cup was filled with great teams from all over the region. Names like Harmony and Split Raiders, who also took part in the seventh season, competed in this qualifier but missed the chance to qualify. On Saturday, you can also try your best to compete for the €4.000 prize pool. Three qualifiers remain, and six spots are yet to be filled out.

Click HERE to sign up for the upcoming qualifier, or HERE to read everything you need to know about this season of Brawl Stars.

CS:GO

Another CS:GO playday is behind us, and what a playday it was. Even though Young Glorians put up a great fight, Marten Gaming comfortably closed out the game 2-0. The real spectacle happened between PORTUGAL and 4glory, with the former winning the BO3 series on Overpass, probably the least played map in the league. Two awesome duels are scheduled to be played on Sunday. JESTE will face the Albanian team SKUAK, while iNation and BLUEJAYS will clash spears in the second series of the day.

This week, we decided to contact Kujtim “gulito” Durmishi, the new SKUAK IGL. gulito talked about his experience in the A1 Adria League as well as the first round of the SWISS stage:

I’ve been playing A1 Adria League for around 3 years, I feel bad that I couldn’t enjoy any trophy for it , but I gained great experience during that time that I participated in A1 Adria League. Anyway we’re still in the tournament with SKUAK and we’ll try our best to make it out to playoffs first and then win it all the way.

About match vs JESTE, I’m thinking that one will be kinda hard, but with the way practice is going for us, it is gonna be a win, they’re strong opponents but we gonna try our best. About the Round 1 match vs iNation we had so many individual mistakes, but we have worked around that and we have prepared so that mistakes like that they don’t happen again, and for the limited time we have had for practice, that’s perfect.

Lupus eSports and Metamoon are our first two LoL teams!

Lupus eSports and Metamoon outplayed their opponents and became the first two squads in our second League of Legends season for this year.

The qualifying cycle for League of Legends began today. A total of 16 teams met in a single-elimination bracket to fight for the two available spots in the league. After defeating Golden Killer 33 in the first round, Lupus eSports showed that they are better than Taihaku as well and advanced to the semifinals. The first semifinal spot in the upper half of the bracket went ot Metamoon who reached this stage over Clouded Leopards Prime and CATCH THE PIGEON. Their opponents were Harmony, a team that eliminated Split Raiders in the initial round of this qualifier. The other semifinal match was played out between Lupus eSports and Gazda Cam’s party.

Both decider matches were intense duels that saw the best teams win. After two games, Metamoon and Harmony were ready to decide the winner of this semifinal match. That title went to Metamoon, who fought greatly and deservedly snapped the spot. Actually, the second semifinal came to an end first. Lupus eSports and Gazda Cam’s party also played all three games in the semifinals, but Lupus eSports managed to secure their victory a bit earlier than Metamoon. With these matches concluding, we got our two teams in the league. Congratulations Lupus eSports and Metamoon!

Our qualifying phase has just begun. Make sure to click HERE to learn more about this season’s format and SIGN UP for the remaining three qualifiers.

The seventh A1 Adria League season wraps up!

The end of the final CS:GO playday marked the end of yet another A1 Adria League season as well as the second Reboot Online Games Week.

Reboot Online Games Week once again offered over 150 hours of gaming-related content to fans all around the region. From My Story and Panel to the live streams and the A1 Adria League finals, we couldn’t really ask for more during the last week. Wednesday was dedicated to the Brawl Stars teams, FIFA’s players entered the stadiums on Thursday and Friday, and League of Legends completed its comeback on Saturday. Sunday was the climax of a two-month-long CS:GO journey, as well as the end of this, seventh, iteration of the League.

Brawl Stars

Our Brawlers clashed on Wednesday. Noble Elite BLK and Point Gaming (ex-Lil Surprise) entered the arena first as the first semifinal match started. BLK’s victory sent Point Gaming to the lower bracket and they were later joined by Mayoi, who couldn’t defeat Noble Elite Red. The elimination match saw Mayoi lose to the aforementioned opponents, while the upper-bracket finals ended with a Noble Elite BLK win. The losers of this match, Red, bounced back against Point Gaming and returned to the finals, only to be defeated once again by the organization’s BLK team.

The top four Brawl Stars teams:

1. rs Noble Elite BLK – 900€
2. hr Noble Elite Red – 600€
3. hr Point Gaming – 300€
4. rs Mayoi – 200€

FIFA21

Unlike the other three titles, FIFA’s finals were played out in the span of two days. During Thursday and Friday, we watched the four remaining players battle it out until the very end. Miloš “brstimir” Majdevac, Tarik “amke2001” Novo, Filip “FIFAFICO” Babić and Esad “NKOS_esad1memic” Memić played took part in the playoffs which featured a double-elimination bracket. In the end, amke2001 succeeded in defending his title and becoming the back-to-back regional FIFA champion.

The top four FIFA players:

1. amke2001 – 750€
2. rs brstimir – 500€
3. NKOS_esad1memic – 300€
4. hr FIFAFICO – 200€

League of Legends

They did it! Split Raiders were once again merciless and finished the League of Legends grand finals without losing a map (3-0). Before that match took place though, Harmony and Fiko Izdaja went at it in the lower bracket finals. There, Harmony outplayed their opponents and secured a rematch against Split Raiders. As mentioned above, Split Raiders dominated the final match and won the main prize of 1.600€!

The top four League of Legends teams:

1. hr Split Raiders – 1.600€
2. Harmony – 1.200€
3. hr Fiko Izdaja – 800€
4. rs Placeholder – 400€

CS:GO

One more CS:GO season is behind us! It seems that it has become a tradition to host an amazing season and in the end, crown the ONYX core as the returning champions. With yesterday’s triumph, Dimitrije “DiMKE” Veljković and Aleksa “Impulse” Stankić have been the A1 Adria League champions four times. Aleksa did it in seasons 2, 5, 6, and 7, while DiMKE did it in four consecutive seasons, starting from season 4. The runners-up for the season are PORTUGAL, Good Game came in third, and 4glory are fourth

The top four CS:GO teams:

1. rs ONYX – 2.000€
2. PORTUGAL – 1.500€
3. Good Game – 1.000€
4. rs 4glory – 500€

 

League of Legends’ return to the League culminates today!

Two matches separate us from crowning the A1 Adria League of Legends champions for the first time since the second season of the league!

Fiko Izdaja vs. Harmony

The two teams will face each other in the lower bracket finals to decide the second finalist of the League. The Macedonian team Harmony fell into the lower bracket after suffering a defeat against Split Raiders who are now waiting for their opponents in the final. Since then, they managed to outplay QSKE Gaming and Harmony, and now their last opponent is Fiko Izdaja. On the other hand, Fiko Izdaja had a great run in the regional playoffs, but they also couldn’t get past Split Raiders. The first match of the day starts at 14 o’clock, right after the game preshow comes to an end.

Saturday – 14:00:
 Harmony vs. hr Fiko Izdaja

Split Raiders vs. Harmony/ Fiko Izdaja

Split Raiders have been absolutely unstoppable this entire season. During the Croatian qualifiers, they didn’t lose a single map, let alone a match and now they have been showing even more of their qualities. Once again, they passed the rest of the matches undefeated, but at the very least, Harmony succeeded in winning a map against them this time. Will someone take down the favorites or will they reign supreme in the finals as well? Tune in to find out!

hr Split Raiders vs.  Harmonyhr Fiko Izdaja

Three games are ready for the playoffs!

CS:GO, Brawl Stars, and FIFA21 have reached the end of the SWISS stage and are ready to hop into the playoffs stage of the seventh season!

Brawl Stars

The fifth Brawl Stars round was played a week before the other two. Mayoi and Lil Surprise managed to squeeze past Tora Gold and 09 Gang. These two matches concluded a group stage that was filled with high-quality matches from its very beginning. The Noble Elite squads qualified a bit earlier, in the third (BLK) and fourth round (Red). While we will still watch these four teams further in the playoffs, we need to shout out Tora Gold, 09 Gang, Omerta, and QSKE Gaming for the great matches – we hope to see you in Season 8 as well!

Brawl Stars Standings

FIFA21

Our FIFA players haven’t been any less incredible this season. From Miloš “brstimir” Majdevac breezing past 3-0 to Esad “NKOS_esad1memic” Memić qualifying in the last rounds, all qualified players completely deserve to be in the playoffs. In the last round, Leon “Sardinho213” Šardi, a new player in the League, had to leave us after being eliminated by NKOS_esad1memic. We would love to see him try to qualify for the next season as well, together with Armin “arminho0307” Hasanbegović, Marko “klaic” Klaić, and Emir “Sulja” Suljović.

FIFA21 Standings

CS:GO

This last Sunday was reserved for a match between the Serbian teams 4glory and Cobalt Esports. 4glory came extremely prepared for the match and they were able to counter Cobalt’s playstyle with ease. What followed was a 2-0 win for Luka “c0llins” Živanović’s squad who are now the last team to qualify for the CS:GO playoffs. More information about the semifinal matches in CS:GO as well as in the other two titles will be revealed soon!

CS:GO Standings 5

This week in A1AL: Time to close out the SWISS stage!

CS:GO and FIFA21 will play out their respective fifth SWISS rounds during this week, while on Saturday, League of Legends will continue with its Regional Playoffs stage!

FIFA21, just like CS:GO, has one match remaining before we reach this season’s playoffs. Leon “Sardinho213” Šardi and NK Osijek’s Esad “NKOS_esad1memic” Memić will clash for the last playoffs spot. The season 5 champion has had a shaky group stage so far and his opponent, Sardinho213, is sure to put up a great fight in the last match. Tonight, the two of them will give their best, but there is only one spot remaining in the playoffs. Tune in and watch this match that is certainly going to be a spectacle.

FIFA

Two Serbian and two Macedonian teams will fight for first place in the CS:GO playoffs. The question for this Sunday is, which team is going to be the second Serbian team that will join ONYX, Good Game, and PORTUGAL in the final stage of the A1 Adria League. On one side, we have 4glory, while their opponents are none other than – Cobalt Esports. Both squads showed their quality during the SWISS stage and now it is time to see which team will prevail – will it be Marko “Maki” Mijatović’s Cobalt Esports or Luka “c0llins” Živanović’s 4glory?

CS:GO

While the SWISS stages are coming to an end, the current League of Legends stage is going on and slowly coming close to its pinnacle. This week, we have three matches – Split Raiders are meeting Fiko Izdaja in the upper bracket playoffs, Mental Boomers and Placeholder will fight for one of the spots in the third lower bracket round, with the second one going to the winners of the HarmonyQSKE Gaming matchup. The stream starts at 14:00 this week, so make sure to join our broadcasting channels and watch the League of Legends action!

Fiko Izdaja and Split Raiders are in the upper bracket finals!

Another day of the Regional Playoffs stage is now behind us, with Fiko Izdaja and Split Raiders advancing further in the upper bracket!

Four matches were on the menu today – two in the upper and two in the lower half of the bracket. Mental Boomers met Fiko Izdaja in the second round of the winners’ bracket, but they weren’t able to do anything to harm their opponents. Fiko Izdaja held their ground and secured a 2-0 win in this League of Legends match.

In the first match of the lower bracket, Placeholder managed to eliminate Fantastic Esports. Next week, we will watch a match between Placeholder and the losers of the Fiko Izdaja – Mental Boomers match, Mental Boomers. The other upper bracket match finished in favor of Split Raiders, who defeated the Macedonian team Harmony 2-1 after an intense match. Meanwhile, QSKE got a default win in the match against Brotagonists1g. 

This week in A1AL: Round 4 is concluding; LoL continues the playoffs!

Each game has two playdays left before the final stage of this A1 Adria League season begins. CS:GO, FIFA, and Brawl Stars will finish their fourth round, while League of Legends goes deeper into the Regional Playoffs stage!

FIFA21

Brawl Stars once again ended after only one day so we will start this week of A1AL with FIFA21. We have one FIFA match scheduled for this Friday. Tarik “amke2001” Novo and Armin “arminho0307” Hasanbegović are two players from the 2-1 and 1-2 SWISS pools, respectively, and they will clash this week in an interesting match that can change the outcome of the SWISS stage. In the event of an arminho0307 win, both players will remain in the SWISS stage with a 2-2 result and will fight in the last round of the groups. However, if amke2001 wins, arminho0307 will be eliminated from the season, while amke will join Miloš “brstimir” Majdevac and Filip “FIFAFICO” Babić in the playoffs.

CS:GO

Cobalt Esports eliminated Onlinerss last week and they are waiting for the other matches to finish before the fifth round starts. These matches are 4gloryPORTUGAL and Good GameMidnight. 4glory and PORTUGAL are two teams that have two wins each so far, and the winner of this duel will advance to the playoffs. In the other match, Good Game has two wins as well, but their opponents, Midnight, have outplayed only one team so far. Just like in FIFA’s only match, if Good Game wins, Midnight will be eliminated, and if Midnight upsets the Macedonians, both teams will be 2-2.

League of Legends

The first Regional Playoffs playday saw the eight qualified teams play out their first matches in the double-elimination bracket. This Saturday, Harmony are taking on Split Raiders and Mental Boomers will play versus Fiko Izdaja in the upper half of the bracket. Down in the losers’ bracket, Placeholder and Fantastic Esports will play the first elimination match of the Regional Playoffs. The second elimination match is between QSKE Gaming and the Macedonian side, Brotagonists1g.