FaZe and Copenhagen Flames enter Legends Stadium at PGL Major
FaZe Clan and the Copenhagen Flames became the first of eight teams to leave the Challengers stage on Wednesday during the PGL Major. Both teams will have the teams’ only 3-0 clear qualifiers in the Challenger phase. They both went 2-0 in Day 1’s single-map matches before each winning the best of three finalists to advance to the Legends phase.
The Flames beat Astralis 16-6 and BIG 16-11 to prepare for qualification through the Swiss-style slice. Earlier on Wednesday, they managed to beat Heroic in a Danish derby that went the distance in a best-of-three round trip. The Flames finished the series 2-1 on Overpass with a score of 16-12. Fredrik “roeJ” JÃ¸rgensen has been a revelation so far, scoring 1.36 on HLTV on the first five cards of the tournament.
I wish I could reply and like everything people write to me right now, but my twitter is exploding. Here is a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supports me and the rest of the team â¥ ï¸ð¥#BringTheFlames
– Rasmusð¢Pallisgaard (@HooXiCSGO) October 27, 2021
FaZe Clan’s path to qualifying took them through Spirit and ENCE on Day 1, with FaZe winning both matches 16-11 and 16-12, respectively. Day 2 pitted them against Virtus.pro. VP’s card pick Mirage completed the full 30 laps before FaZe won 16-14. Ancient looked more one-sided as FaZe finished the sweep with a dominant score of 16-6. The best FaZe players in the first two days of PGL Major were Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken and Finn “karrigan” Andersen.
Despite their difficult journey to qualification for PGL Major Stockholm, FaZe was favored to take the next step. In contrast, the Flames were seen as an outsider, less well rated than their Danish counterparts, Astralis and Heroic, who both beat to qualify for the Legends stage.
FaZe and the Flames will join Ninjas in Pajamas, FURIA Esports, Natus Vincere, Team Vitality, Team Liquid, G2 Esports, Gambit Esports and the Evil Geniuses in the Legends stage, which begins on Saturday. They will be joined by six other teams from the Challengers stage. The 16 teams will face off in another Swiss stage, where only eight teams will qualify for the Champions stage qualifiers which will take place from November 4 to 7, 2021.