After four days of intense activity, the BLAST.tv Major de Paris finished its first phase. The Challengers Phase of the Major de Paris ended this Thursday, with the eight qualified for the next phase. Next Saturday, the BLAST.tv Major de Paris will start the Legends Phase.
Today we bring you an article with all the details of the legends phase; you will know which teams will play and which are the first clashes.
The Challengers phase fulfilled its goal by identifying the eight teams that advanced to the Legends Phase. First, ENCE and G2 Esports dominated the initial phase of this Paris Major with a 3-0 score. Then, FaZe Clan, Apeks, Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP), Monte, Team Liquid, and GamerLegion arrived to join the initial two qualifiers. Once qualified, these teams participated in the Legends Phase and faced off there against the other teams waiting in the Legends Phase.
BLAST.tv Major Legends Phase Matchups
The Legends Phase of the BLAST.tv Major in Paris will begin the following Saturday, May 13. Determining who will compete for the title begins with the latest CS:GO Major edition.
This Saturday, the Paris Major Legends Phase will feature the following matchups:
- Natus Vincere (NaVi) vs. GamerLegion
- 9INE vs. Team Liquid
- Fury vs. Monte
- Fnatic vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Heroic Vs. FaZe Clan
- Into The Breach vs. Apeks
- Team Vitality vs. G2 Esports
- Bad News Eagles vs. ENCE
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It is important to note that the same format and schedule used for the Challengers phase applies to the Legends phase. The opening matches of the first day will start at 11:30 a.m. CEST. Each match will be played the best of one (Bo1).
In addition, the Swiss system will be used to divide the teams based on their results. Therefore, matches between clubs with 1-0 and 0-1 will occur on the same Saturday.
After that, the competition will last three days and be conducted in a manner comparable to the opening phase of the Major. Then, the best-of-three (Bo3) series will begin after some teams are one game away from qualification or elimination.
Clubs with three wins (3-0, 3-1, or 3-2) qualify for the championship phase, commonly known as the playoffs.
Now let’s talk about the most intriguing matchups in the legends phase of the BLAST.tv Major in Paris.
G2 Esports vs. Team Vitality: The host team kicks off the competition
Team Vitality will make its debut at the Paris Major after having to wait a few days. The home team, the favorite for the championship, will debut at the Paris Major in an exciting showdown.
Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut’s team debuts against G2, another major contender in the Major. The Samurai started strong in Paris, with a fantastic 3-0 win. Ilya Osipov, better known as “m0NESY”, G2’s little star, was at a great level in this unmissable duel, which could be the spoiler of one of the final duels of the Major.
In addition to this great battle, the legends phase will feature other notable bouts. One will be the clash between Fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas; what used to be the legendary Swedish duel of several Majors will now be a duel between combined European teams.
Finally, Heroic vs. FaZe Clan will be the other unmissable match. Another best-of-one duel could serve as a preview of a future Major semifinal or championship match. It promises to be one of the most closely contested clashes because both teams arrive with airs of greatness.