NA at the Major in Pictures
Yesterday we compiled the best photos from the playoffs, today we have the best photos of NA from the whole Major. Starting all the way back in the Challengers Stage and right up to the point when Liquid were eliminated.
The Challengers Stage
Kicking off the Challengers Stage, we had Liquid, Complexity and paiN present and playing for their spot in the Legends Stage.
With the first round matches seeing paiN smash Fluxo, Complexity defeat GamerLegion, and Liquid falter to Apeks, it was time for the second round of matches...
Things were definitely looking bad for Liquid as they fell to FORZE and Apeks. Both Complexity and paiN also lose their matches but they were high matches and did not send them down to 0-2 as Liquid were. Unfortunately, the draw ended up meaning paiN would be playing versus Complexity the next day.
An okay day for North America as paiN move forward to the 2-1 matches, however, Liquid and Complexity now face each other in the 1-2 matches... shame about the seeding.
The final day of the Challengers Stage... Liquid faced Grayhound and paiN faced Monte.
The Legends Stage
With only Liquid and FURIA left to represent North America, things were looking harder for us to keep up the smiles. In the opening matches, Liquid faced 9INE and FURIA faced Monte.
In round 2, Liquid faced Natus Vincere, a formidable opponent, while FURIA were given NIP to try to avoid 0-2.
In mirror opposites, Liquid were 2-0 and FURIA were 0-2 in the opening day of the Legends Stage. Tomorrow Liquid face Heroic and FURIA fight for tournament life versus G2.
With just Liquid left to represent North America, things were not ideal, however, the team looked much stronger and we didn't have any doubts in the boys.
The Champions Stage
With Liquid making it to the Accor Arena, North America would be represented on the largest stage for Counter-Strike once again! Their opening match was to be versus Apeks, a rematch, in the quarterfinals.
Unfortunately, there aren't any photos from during the match that we can show, but know that it was an emotional game for everyone.
Did we capture your favorite moment of the Major or did we miss it? Let us know in the comments below!