Seeding system draws ire as community reacts to FACEIT Major London New Legends round #2

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Seeding system draws ire as community reacts to FACEIT Major London New Legends round #2
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Yesterday saw the second round of Swiss best-of-1 series in the increasingly intense New Legends stage of the FACEIT Major — London 2018. Again there were upsets, with compLexity Gaming taking down G2 Esports, and the CS:GO community also voiced their displeasure at the Major's seeding system. The fixture list has left mousesports and FaZe Clan among the sides that teeter precariously on the verge of tournament elimination with 0:2 records.

Of course, with so much on the line, everyone was quick to jump to Twitter to voice their own opinions on the day's shenanigans. Here's the best of the bunch.

Shox almost saves G2

Richard "shox" Papillon was the man who stepped up for G2 Esports when their backs were against the ropes, following a start that saw compLexity go up 13:2 on Cache.

It wasn't enough though, as compLexity held out to claim a famous win 16:11. The result lead to an explosion of emotion in the team's managerial office, as founder and CEO Jason Lake celebrated the victory.

Natus Vincere send FaZe to the brink of elimination

A big scalp for NaVi means that FaZe have to win their next game in order to stay alive in the tournament — and to secure an invite to the next Major thanks to Valve's own rules. That's no concern of s1mple's, who simply enjoyed his game.

Meanwhile, DickStacy was impressed with the growth of TyLoo, who were felled by BIG.

And tarik was happy to seal a dominant 16:6 win over mousesports, but ropz was defiant.

Seeding system criticism

Well-known esports lawyer Bryce Blum led to the criticism of the Major seeding system, pointing out how the schedule had favoured certain teams.

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