Turner and IMG’s ELEAGUE will continue live coverage of The ELEAGUE Major: Boston with The New Legends stage, Friday-Monday, Jan. 19-22, beginning daily at 10 a.m. ET on Twitch. This second stage of the three-week world championship, featuring a $1 million dollar prize pool, will showcase 16 teams competing for eight spots in The New Champions round, held Friday-Sunday, Jan. 26-28, at Agganis Arena in Boston.
ELEAGUE Boston Major
Day 7 - BO1 Sun, January 21
The French Counter Strike scene has always been formidable, and while it has had many ups and downs in recent history, the country still has multiple, highly-competitive teams in international play. Nathan “NBK” Schmitt has been a member of several memorable French lineups through the years and has been an integral part of G2 Esports’ success at the ELEAGUE Major: Boston. In the New Challengers stage, the team went 3-0 on the back of NBK’s solid performance, who boasted a 1.33 kill-death ratio with a 47% headshot rating. Now, in the New Legends stage, NBK continues his solid performance, notching an impressive 100 average damage per round and a 1.98 kill-death ratio across his first two maps. NBK’s consistent performance is the backbone of G2 Esports’ strategy and is revitalizing his team in 2018.
ELEAGUE has just confirmed that, unfortunately, 100Thieves has not been able to secure visas in time to be eligible to compete in The ELEAGUE Major: Boston.
In any event, there are always teams who, while not the favorites, have a chance to win it all. At the Major, with such a diverse background of teams, the field is ripe with potential squads that fit this description. In this edition of “In Focus”, Richard Lewis takes a look at teams with a puncher’s chance to make a big difference on the road to Boston.