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oct 4, 2018
oct 4, 2018

A recap of the FACEIT Major: London 2018

What were the odds for the FACEIT Major?

FACEIT quarter-finals recap

FACEIT semi-finals recap

FACEIT Grand Final recap

A recap of the FACEIT Major: London 2018

Which teams have won the FACEIT Major? Who performed well and who dropped out quickly? We are going to recap the matches from the quarter-finals to the Grand Final. Read on to find out more.

The FACEIT Major: London 2018 has been and gone and people will be wondering if Astralis could ever be beaten. Over the course of the Major, there has been a lot to think about and analyse to prepare for what lies ahead (for both teams and fans). Which teams shined at the FACEIT Major? Read on to find out.

On September 5, 24 teams entered their way into the Major but only one could be left standing victorious. The tournament was split into three stages: Challengers, Legends and Champions Stage.

The Challengers Stage consisted of 16 teams going head-to-head, where only eight teams would progress to the Legend Stage. The Legends Stage already had eight teams in the bracket, and only the top eight progressed to the Champions Stage, where they would compete in series of best of three (Bo3) matches. There was $500,000 up for grabs for the winner with a hefty $150,000 going to second place.

After an intense Legends Stage finished on September 16, the eight teams that progress to the Champions Stage to begin on September 20 were; CompLexity, MiBR, BIG, Na’Vi, Team Liquid, HellRaisers, Astralis and Faze.

The odds before the FACEIT Major: London 2018?

Eventual winners, Astralis were the favourites for the FACEIT Major: London 2018 priced at 3.050. The runners-up, Na’Vi, were also a short price ahead of the tournament at 5.450.

What happened during the quarter-finals?

Team Liquid vs. HellRaisers was the match to watch in the quarter-finals as the closely fought match finished 2:1. Astralis made light work of FaZe (it considered one of the best matchups throughout the quarter-finals), while MiBR managed to stop compLexity’s good run after they had previously only dropped one game in the Group Stage. Na’Vi defeated BIG 2:0 to force them out of the competition.

Below is the stat breakdown from all the games within the quarter-final matches from the New Champions Stage of the FACEIT Major.

MiBR vs. compLexity

Train

compLexity

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

MiBR

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Dephh

12

18

0.67

7

58

0

0

Fer

22

8

2.75

10

45

3

0

Yay

10

15

0.67

6

60

1

0

Coldzero

20

11

1.82

12

60

1

0

ShahZaM

6

15

0.38

2

33.33

0

0

Stewie2K

15

10

1.5

9

60

2

1

Stanislaw

3

17

0.18

3

100

0

0

FalleN

11

6

1.83

5

45

4

0

ANDROID

9

18

0.5

6

66

0

1

tarik

16

5

3.2

7

43

0

1

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Inferno

Inferno

compLexity

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

MiBR

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Dephh

15

19

0.79

7

46

1

0

Fer

22

8

2.75

10

45

3

0

Yay

10

21

0.48

5

50

1

0

Coldzero

20

11

1.82

12

60

1

0

ShahZaM

12

19

0.63

9

75

2

0

Stewie2K

15

10

1.5

9

60

2

1

Stanislaw

20

21

0.95

9

45

1

0

FalleN

11

6

1.83

5

45

4

0

ANDROID

15

20

0.75

9

60

2

0

tarik

16

14

1.14

6

37.5

1

0

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BIG vs. Na’Vi

Dust2

Dust2

Na’Vi

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

BIG

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Zeus

11

5

2.2

5

45.45

0

0

smooya

7

15

0.47

3

42.86

0

0

Edward

15

6

2.5

7

46.67

0

1

tiziaN

7

16

0.44

3

42.86

1

0

flamie

12

6

2

7

58.33

1

0

nex

9

16

0.56

7

77.78

0

0

s1mple

21

6

3.5

5

23.81

0

0

gob b

3

16

0.19

3

100

2

0

electronic

21

9

2.33

12

57.14

1

0

tabseN

6

17

0.35

3

50

0

0

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Nuke

Nuke

Na’VI

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

BIG

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

flamie

20

10

2

12

60

1

0

tabseN

16

15

1.07

6

37.5

0

0

electronic

16

12

1.33

4

25

3

0

Zeus

13

15

0.87

5

38.46

1

0

s1mple

13

13

1

5

38.46

1

0

gob b

11

16

0.69

7

63.64

1

0

tiziaN

15

14

1.07

11

73.33

0

0

nex

12

18

0.67

7

58.33

1

0

Edward

20

14

1.43

8

40

3

0

smooya

10

19

0.53

2

20

0

0

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Team Liquid vs. HellRaisers

Mirage

Mirage

HellRaisers

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Liquid

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

bondik

19

17

1.12

8

42.11

0

0

nitr0

17

13

1.31

8

47.06

3

0

woxic

22

18

1.22

12

54.55

6

0

EliGE

27

15

1.8

14

51.85

3

1

DeadFox

17

20

0.85

6

35.29

2

0

Twistzz

22

15

1.47

11

50

1

0

ISSAA

10

21

0.48

5

50

0

0

TACO

18

17

1.06

7

38.89

3

0

ANGE1

11

24

0.46

5

45.45

0

0

NAF

15

20

0.75

4

26.67

1

1

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Dust2

Dust2

HellRaisers

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Liquid

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

woxic

23

12

1.92

9

39.13

4

0

NAF

25

14

1.79

15

60

1

1

DeadFox

16

14

1.14

8

50

2

0

TACO

12

20

0.6

8

66.67

2

0

bondik

24

14

1.71

10

41.67

3

0

EliGE

12

20

0.6

7

58.33

1

0

ANGE1

17

18

0.94

11

64.71

1

0

nitr0

16

21

0.76

6

37.5

2

0

ISSAA

16

19

0.84

9

56.25

0

0

Twistzz

12

21

0.57

8

66.67

1

0

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Cache

Cache

HellRaisers

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Liquid

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Twistzz

23

12

1.92

17

73.91

1

0

woxic

18

17

1.06

8

44.44

0

0

nitr0

19

13

1.46

5

26.32

5

0

ISSAA

12

18

0.67

10

83.33

0

0

EliGE

19

14

1.36

5

26.32

1

0

bondik

14

19

0.74

4

28.57

3

0

NAF

24

14

1.71

9

37.5

2

0

DeadFox

14

20

0.7

6

42.86

0

0

TACO

9

15

0.6

5

55.56

1

0

ANGE1

10

20

0.5

7

70

0

0

in-article-faceit-major-recap-cache-quarter-finals-liquid-v-hellraiser.jpg

FaZe vs. Astralis

Mirage

Mirage

Astralis

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

FaZe

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Xyp9x

17

17

1

8

47.06

4

2

GuardiaN

19

19

1

5

26.32

1

3

dupreeh

31

20

1.55

16

51.61

1

2

olofmeister

25

20

1.25

13

52

2

2

device

19

20

0.95

4

21.05

1

0

rain

17

21

0.81

11

64.71

1

1

Magisk

21

22

0.95

13

61.9

3

0

NiKo

20

21

0.95

14

70

1

0

gla1ve

16

25

0.64

6

37.5

1

0

karrigan

23

23

1

11

47.83

2

0

in-article-faceit-major-recap-mirage-quarter-finals-astralis-v-faze.jpg

Inferno

Inferno

Astralis

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

FaZe

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Xyp9x

18

18

1

6

33.33

1

1

olofmeister

19

19

1

7

36.84

2

1

device

26

18

1.44

10

38.46

3

0

karrigan

15

19

0.79

8

53.33

0

1

gla1ve

21

18

1.17

8

38.1

3

0

GuardiaN

19

21

0.9

5

26.32

0

2

Magisk

21

19

1.11

8

38.1

2

0

NiKo

14

21

0.67

8

57.14

0

0

dupreeh

15

20

0.75

8

53.33

0

0

rain

26

21

1.24

17

65.38

1

0

in-article-faceit-major-recap-inferno-quarter-finals-astralis-v-faze.jpg

Semi-finals

MiBR vs. Na’Vi

Na’Vi started Overpass off by winning the pistol, but it didn’t take long for MiBR to get back into the game, they dropped a few early maps and then decided to fight back. Na’Vi carried forward their success from Overpass and ultimately, Na’vi came out on top in both maps making it 2:0.

Overpass

Na’Vi

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

MiBR

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Edward

21

14

1.5

9

42.86

1

2

coldzera

16

19

0.84

12

75

1

0

Zeus

12

15

0.8

5

41.67

1

1

Stewie2K

13

20

0.65

8

61.54

1

0

s1mple

26

16

1.62

8

30.77

3

0

FalleN

20

20

1

3

15

5

0

electronic

24

18

1.33

11

45.83

0

1

tarik

14

22

0.64

5

35.71

2

0

flamie

19

18

1.06

10

52.63

3

0

fer

17

22

0.77

6

35.29

0

0

in-article-faceit-major-recap-overpass-finals-mbr-v-natus-vincere.jpg

Dust2

MiBR

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Na’Vi

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

fer

8

19

0.42

3

37.5

0

0

s1mple

22

8

2.75

10

45.45

1

1

Stewie2K

9

16

0.56

4

44.44

0

0

electronic

21

13

1.62

6

28.57

1

1

FalleN

9

15

0.6

4

44.44

4

0

flamie

14

8

1.75

6

42.86

0

0

tarik

12

18

0.67

4

33.33

3

0

Edward

18

11

1.64

9

50

0

0

coldzera

11

18

0.61

8

72.73

0

0

Zeus

11

9

1.22

5

45.45

1

0

in-article-faceit-major-recap-dust2-finals-mbr-v-natus-vincere.jpg

Team Liquid vs. Astralis

It seemed like a fairly simple back and forth during the first half on Nuke for Team Liquid vs. Astralis with Astralis winning the pistol, taking the first and second half. Astralis then started out incredibly strong on Mirage, they held nothing back and weren’t wasting time hunting Liquid down on CT’s. In the end, Astralis eased to a 2:0 victory.

Nuke

Astralis

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Liquid

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Xyp9x

21

12

1.75

8

38.1

5

1

nitr0

10

18

0.56

5

50

2

0

dupreeh

20

14

1.43

6

30

1

0

NAF

17

19

0.89

10

58.82

0

1

gla1ve

21

14

1.5

12

57.14

2

0

Twistzz

17

19

0.89

12

70.59

0

1

Magisk

22

14

1.57

6

27.27

3

0

EliGE

18

21

0.86

6

33.33

0

1

device

14

16

0.88

3

21.43

1

0

TACO

8

21

0.38

5

62.5

1

0

in-article-faceit-major-recap-nuke-semi-finals-astralis-v-liquid.jpg

Mirage

Astralis

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Liquid

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Xyp9x

19

9

2.11

8

42.11

1

1

Twistzz

14

14

1

9

64.29

0

0

device

18

10

1.8

3

16.67

0

1

nitr0

16

15

1.07

1

6.25

0

0

Magisk

18

12

1.5

9

50

1

0

EliGE

15

18

0.83

4

26.67

2

1

dupreeh

18

14

1.29

4

22.22

1

0

NAF

6

18

0.33

2

33.33

2

0

gla1ve

10

15

0.67

2

20

2

0

TACO

9

18

0.5

8

88.89

0

0

in-article-faceit-major-recap-nuke-semi-finals-astralis-v-liquid.jpg

Grand Final

Na’Vi vs. Astralis

Nuke

Na’Vi started off the Grand Final by winning the pistol round definitively, catching Astralis completely out of position and then went on to win the next two rounds before Astralis started to pull it back and eventually finish at 11:4.

The tipping point was round 19, Na’Vi went into the B bomb site, started picking Astralis off one by one, but they ended up taking too long and couldn’t get the bomb planted before the round time expired. This was the beginning of the end for Na’Vi and they couldn’t seem to bounce back, letting Astralis take the first map win at 16:6.

Nuke

Astralis

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

Na’Vi

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

device

17

10

1.7

6

35.29

1

0

flamie

10

16

0.62

6

60

1

0

Magisk

11

11

1

5

45.45

3

1

electronic

17

15

1.13

13

76.47

0

1

dupreeh

18

12

1.5

10

55.56

4

0

s1mple

9

18

0.5

5

55.56

0

0

gla1ve

17

13

1.31

8

47.06

1

0

Edward

13

15

0.87

5

38.46

2

0

Xyp9x

18

15

1.2

11

61.11

1

0

Zeus

12

17

0.71

3

25

0

0

in-article-faceit-major-recap-nuke-finals-astralis-v-natus-vincere.jpg

Overpass

Overpass started how Nuke ended as Na’Vi couldn’t seem to get it together, losing the pistol convincingly to Astralis. Whilst they did eventually pull it back during the first half, they could never seem to get on Astralis’ wave length. The first half ended up being 6:9 to Astralis.

Astralis went very aggressive from the start which seemed to catch Na’Vi off guard, rushing the B bomb site and catching Na’Vi out of position meant that it was an easy pistol round for them. The fight back from Na’Vi was short lived, going two on two whilst the bomb was planted, they ended up getting taken out from two different positions giving Astralis the win.

Overpass

Astralis

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planet

Defused

Na’Vi

Kills

Deaths

K/D

HS

HS%

Planted

Defused

device

17

12

1.42

4

23.53

1

0

Edward

14

20

0.7

4

28.57

2

0

dupreeh

19

16

1.19

10

52.63

1

0

Zeus

10

17

0.59

5

50

1

0

Magisk

16

16

1

5

31.25

2

1

electronic

16

20

0.8

6

37.5

0

0

Xyp9x

21

17

1.24

10

47.62

1

0

s1mple

15

18

0.83

8

53.33

4

0

gla1ve

21

13

1.62

10

47.62

1

1

flamie

19

19

1

10

52.63

0

1

in-article-faceit-major-recap-overpass-finals-astralis-v-natus-vincere.jpg

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Stuart has been actively involved in competitive gaming and the evolution of eSports for the last 10 years. Along the way, he’s had the opportunity to work on many different projects, such as organising online tournaments and offline events. He now shares his expert insight by writing articles for Pinnacle.

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