After almost two weeks of competition, eight squads have secured their spot in the playoffs of the PGL Major Antwerp 2022. The remaining team are now set to tackle a classic single elimination bracket starting on Thursday to claim the lion’s share of $1,000,000 and the prestige brought by the first Valve-sanctioned event of the year.
With the knockout stage set to begin, the last edition of the HLTV Fantasy game has also gone live, allowing players to compete in the HLTV x BitSkins league as well as several other public and private leagues for prizes and bragging rights.
b1t is currently the most picked player
Similarly to the Legends stage, the playoffs Fantasy game has seen FaZe dominate the popular picks with Finn “karrigan” Andersen ($175,000), Helvijs “broky” Saukants ($218,000), and Håvard “rain” Nygaard ($199,000) all being picked by more than 3500 users. Robin “ropz” Kool ($215,000) is also not far behind as participants predict a deep playoff run by the international squad.
Natus Vincere currently rocks three entries in the top picks as Valeriy “b1t” Vakhovskiy ($215,000) and Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy ($191,000) claim the top two spots with more than 6000 picks each. Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev once again displays the highest price tag of the game at $252,000.
Lotan “Spinx” Giladi ($217,000) is the only competitor outside of Natus Vincere or FaZe in the eight most picked players list after a fantastic journey at the major. The Israeli rifler accumulated a 1.28 rating over the Challengers and Legends Stage and will face Copenhagen Flames in the quarter-finals.
Fantasy returns with $10,000 Spring season
The HLTV fantasy league for this event will be in collaboration with BitSkins. Here are the prizes for the HLTV x BitSkins League:
1. Huntsman Knife | Huntsman Knife | Night (Field-Tested)
2. Gut Knife | Falchion Knife | Night (Field-Tested)
3. Shadow Daggers | Gut Knife | Night (Field-Tested)
Aside from the event prizes, Fantasy players compete for the $10,000 season reward, with the battle for the top spot being wide open:
1. Juicemoose – 197 points
2. Jibby – 196 points
3. UnfriendlyV – 191 points
4. Trainerherp – 189 points
5. xinazhong – 189 points
Please take note of the Fantasy rules before competing as they provide important information regarding the prizes, eligibility, and selection of winners. Fantasy is free of charge and can be played in official HLTV leagues, as well as independently organized private and public ones.
Start playing Fantasy by going to the Fantasy page here.