FACEIT is pleased to reveal the first round of matchups set to take place on day one of the Challengers stage of the FACEIT London Major. The first day of the tournament will see an exhilarating roster of high stakes matches, including Virtus.pro vs. NiP and Team Liquid vs. OpTic, as well as CS:GO trailblazers Astralis going up against compLexity. The Challengers stage will run from the 5th to the 9th of September as the FACEIT London Major kicks off at Twickenham Stadium.
The FACEIT London Major is the largest and most prestigious esports tournament to be held in the UK to date, and the lineup of teams coming to the UK to compete reflects the profile of the CS:GO tournament. The Challengers stage follows on from the record breaking FACEIT London Minors, which saw unprecedented viewing figures, with average viewers and hours watched more than tripling that of the last two Minors, excluding Chinese viewership.
The FACEIT London Major is set to take place throughout September with the Legends stage taking place 12-16th September from Twickenham Stadium, and the sold out Champions stage taking place at the legendary SSE Arena in Wembley from 20-23rd September. The action begins on Wednesday with a superb roster of the best CS:GO teams from across the globe battling it out to remain in the competition.
The day one match schedule is:
Times (rolling) Day 1 (5 Sept)
- 10:00 – 11:30 Space Soldiers vs. Rogue
- 11:30 – 13:00 Virtus.pro vs. NiP
- 13:00 – 14:30 Gambit vs. TyLoo
- 14:30 – 16:00 BIG vs. Renegades
- 16:00 – 17:30 Vega Squadron vs. Team Spirit
- 17:30 – 19:00 North vs. HellRaisers
- 19:00 – 20:30 Team Liquid vs. OpTic
- 20:30 – 22:00 Astralis vs. compLexity
For more information on the FACEIT London Major, visit www.faceitmajor.com or follow FACEIT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/faceit.