This is what we’ve all been eagerly waiting for – the highly anticipated tournament of the year, the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023. It started on May 8 and will last until May 21, boasting a $1,250,000 prize pool.
To understand just how important this tournament is, let’s remember that Valve recently announced the upcoming release of CS2, scheduled for this summer. So, The Paris Major would most likely be the last CS:GO Major. Не будет он последним турниром, только мажором
This article will delve into the tournament’s first day, highlight the favored teams contending for legendary status, and showcase the unfolding top moments.
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BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Challengers Stage
The first day of the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 started with the Challengers Stage, where 16 teams played two Best-of-1 matches each.
No team was eliminated from the tournament on this day, but their play determined whether they ended up in the upper or lower part of the bracket.
Only eight of the 16 teams will earn Legend Status. After that, these teams will move on to the Legends Stage of BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023, where they will compete for the main prize.
Take a moment to look at all the teams participating in the BLAST.tv Paris Major Challengers Stage.
- G2 Esports
- FaZe Clan
- paiN Gaming
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- The MongolZ
- FORZE Esports
- Team Liquid
And here’s what the day 1 schedule looks like:
Now, let’s look at the matches that happened on day one and see how it all went.
Paris Major 2023 Day One: Round 1 Matches
During the Challengers Stage, Round 1 Matches determined which teams moved on to Round 2 High Matches and Round 2 Low Matches.
Teams that finished Challengers Stage Day 1 with a 1:0 score:
- paIN Gaming
- FaZe Clan
And here are the overall results:
Let’s move forward and see how the teams performed during round two.
Paris Major 2023 Day One: Round 2 Matches
Based on the results of the previous matches, teams advanced to the upper and lower part of the bracket. The teams that emerged victorious in the Round 2 High Matches earned the chance to compete for the coveted Legend Status and secure their spot in the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023: Legends Stage as early as May 9.
On the other hand, the teams that found themselves in Round 2 Low Matches will face a battle for survival.
Below, you can see the outcomes of these matches.
Round 2 High Matches
Now, let’s check out the most awesome highlights. The opening day of the BLAST.tv Paris Major couldn’t have gone any better for stronger teams like G2 Esports and FaZe Clan. They played against relatively easy opponents and emerged victorious, showcasing their dominance in the tournament. It was a flawless start for both teams, setting the stage for an action-packed competition.
In the match between Apeks and Grayhound, there was an unexpected turn of events: the Australian team failed to claim a single round, resulting in a 16:0 victory for Apeks. This remarkable feat marked the second occurrence in CS:GO Majors history, where a team achieved a perfect 16:0 score, with Astralis being the first to accomplish this impressive feat in 2018 and 2019.
FaZe, G2, ENCE, and Apeks are just one win away from securing a spot in the Legends Stage.
Now, let’s see the teams that played with a 0:1 score.
Round 2 Low Matches
The victorious Round 2 Low Matches teams progressed to the next middle bracket (1:1 pool). Meanwhile, the teams that experienced defeat entered the lower bracket (0:2 pool), where they fought to avoid elimination.
On the first day, Liquid encountered a few setbacks, losing both matches with a 0:2 score. As a result, the team felt demoralized, as stated by the coach after the conclusion of the second match.
However, the players are ready for the upcoming matches with renewed determination and promptly expressed their readiness on Twitter.
The first day of any tournament is often one of the most challenging. With many matches throughout the day, it becomes a whirlwind of action and excitement. So let’s look into the overall results of the first day of the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023: Challengers Stage.
Finally, we would like to add a few highlights for this day.
On May 8, the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 kicked off, with many professional players aiming to leave their mark as champions in the final CS:GO tournament.
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