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 6 - BO1 Sat, January 20
In professional gaming, the difference between online and LAN performance for some players can be quite drastic. While Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný has proven himself to be an excellent online player, this potential drop when on LAN is not the case for him. Oskar has put up impressive numbers here at the ELEAGUE Major: Boston, boasting a solid 1.12 kill-death ratio in the New Challengers stage of the tournament. Now, in the New Legends phase, Oskar has exploded as a true force to be reckoned with. In their opening match against previous Major champions Astralis, Mousesports delivered an astonishing 16-2 victory, fueled by Oskar’s performance. He notched 26 kills to only 4 deaths and dealt a 136.2 average of damage per round. This earned him one of the highest-rated performances at the Major thus far, and showed why Mousesports deserved their Challenger spot.
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.