Astralis Talent Secure Play-In Spot In WePlay Academy League Season 1

August 7, 2021

Astralis Talent has managed to secure their spot in the WePlay Academy League play-ins

Following two weeks of daily matches in the group stage of WePlay Academy League Season 1, Astralis Talent has qualified for play-ins, competing for the final play-off spot.

On Saturday 7 August, Astralis Talent will take on VP.Prodigy. The winner of this game will play NAVI Junior same night for the final spot in the play-in Final where fnatic Rising awaits Sunday 8 August.

The winner of the play-in Final joins mous NXT, Young Ninjas, and BIG Academy in the playoffs.

Following a tough opening of the group stage, Astralis Talent has continuously improved their performance and the team has managed to climb from #232 in the global rankings to #145.

Dennis 'vnG' Vang, Astralis Head of Talent

Dennis 'vnG' Vang, Astralis Head of Talent

- The team has learned a lot the past fourteen days, and the experience this type of competition gives is priceless. Letting players try out new techniques with less presure on individual matches allow the players to develop their personal style, enhancing their long-term growth.

- Now the players are preparing for a weekend of BO3's, and I'm sure they will give all they have to make it entertaining for the fans watching.

Follow the Talent-players on Twitter: vester - Altekz - Void - Vigg0 - Gnøffe - MistR

Participating teams

  • Astralis (DK)
  • NiP (SE)
  • NAVI (UKR)
  • BIG (DE)
  • Mousesports (INT)
  • Fnatic (SE)
  • Virtus.Pro (PL)
  • Furia (BR)

Tournament info

  • 100.000 USD prize pool
  • 8 teams
  • Season 1 begins with an online round-robin group stage, where the teams face off twice.
  • Top 3 go to the double-elimination playoffs at the WePlay Esports Arena Kyiv. 4-7 enter the gauntlet stage to fight for the 1 remaining slot in the Playoffs.

Event schedule

  • Group Stage — July 19 – August 01, 2021 (possible tie-breaker matches will take place on August 03)
  • Gauntlet Stage — August 07–08, 2021
  • Playoffs — August 27–29, 2021