Faze and G2 were the first two teams today to advance to the next stage of the Major.
The match between SK Gaming vs. FaZe Clan was the biggest highlight of the day as FaZe after trailing behind 1-9 on Cache came back to end the game at 16-12 with Guardian showing his skills with the AWP as he finished the match with an impressive 27 kills. Olofmeister too looked good with his 22 kills and 5 assists. In the other 2-0 Legend match of the day, G2 Esports also completed their 3-0 Swiss format sweep with a Cache win of their own against Quantum Bellator Fire, ending their time in the group stage of the Major at a dominant 16-4 scoreline.
As for the middle matches, it was a mixed bag with all the teams fighting it out to advance to the next stage. Vega Squadron failed to impress yet again with another 3-16 scoreline, but this time around, it was a thrashing given by Mousesports on Mirage. Fnatic also emerged victorious on Mirage against Astralis, as the former Major champions looked to be struggling on the Terrorist side.
Arch rivals Team Liquid and Natus Vincere went at it on Overpass, where Na’Vi found defensive success to close the game out at 16-9. The last game between Gambit Esports and Space Soldiers, however, was the closest of the day. SS attempted a second-half comeback on Train, but Gambit finally closed out the game at 16-13, with Mikhail “Dosia” Stolyarov having yet another great performance with 24 frags.
The elimination matches of Cloud9 vs. Virtus Pro and BIG vs. North were the most heartbreaking ones especially the matchup between Cloud9 and VP as the Polish side were put to rest after C9 outclassed them on every front on Mirage with a 16-7 scoreline, foreshadowing the end of an era. The Danes of North also fell short to BIG on Cobblestone 16-12, as the Germans were saved by a late one-vs-two clutch from Johannes “nex” Maget. Later on, Their 0-3 win-loss record marks the first time in Valve Major history that VP lost their Legend status.
The final day of the New Legends stage at the Boston Major will conclude today, as six more teams will be sent home and six more will advance to complete the playoff bracket. All of the action begins at 10 am ET.