This article is part of a series aimed at introducing the teams that are going to play at the ELEAGUE Major Boston. To see profiles of other teams, click on the images at the bottom of the article.
The ELEAGUE Major Boston is going to be the first tournament to feature a new structure where the Offline Qualifier is played under the umbrella of the Major instead of it being a separate event. We’re looking at all teams set to take part in the event, starting with the Minors’ Champions, teams which will play in the new Play-In stage of the event.
The next Minors’ Champion team we would like to talk about is Quantum Bellator Fire. It found itself one step closer to appearing in the Major after taking second place in the CIS Minor for ELEAGUE Major Boston.
To be perfectly honest and with all due respect, we seriously doubt that many of the Minor winners will actually succeed in getting to the Group Stage of this Major. Quantum Bellator Fire and the rest of the Minors’ Champions will have to play against teams like Cloud9, G2 Esports, Natus Vincere, mousesports and FaZe Clan with only eight spots available. These are strong teams which should be able to win against the opponents from the Minors easily. Only Team Liquid (if they can get their shit together) and Team EnVyUs, with the possible addition of Renegades and Misfits, stand a chance.
Currently, Quantum Bellator Fire is fielding the roster of Gregory “balblna” Oleinick, Aurimas “Kvik” Kvakšys, Saveliy “jmqa” Bragin, Nikita “waterfaLLZ” Matveyev and Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov.
The majority of the roster has been playing for the team for at least six months, with the exception of Boombl4, who was signed to the team on Sept. 1, replacing Vasiliy “FANAT ROCKA” Trusov.
The current Quantum Bellator Fire roster has played 67 maps together, winning 36 and losing 31. During the course of these matches, they had 5,974 kills and died 5,927 times for a K/D Ratio of 1.01.
Mirage, Inferno, Cache and Train are the only maps with times played in the double digits for Quantum Bellator Fire.
Their most successful map is Train with 8 wins and 2 losses, though the most played map is Mirage, where they won 10 and lost 9 times. The second in popularity is Inferno, where the team won 7 and lost 8 times, while Cache is really unlucky for them despite being in the Top 3. On this map, QBF won 4 times and lost 8.
Despite not playing them often, the team did have success on three other maps, Cobblestone, Nuke, and Overpass. They have a 100% win rate on Overpass, though they only stepped on this map once. Their win rate on Nuke is 3-1. On Cobblestone, they’ve won 3 times and lost 3 as well.
When we take a look at the recent tournaments Quantum Bellator Fire played at and their performance, it’s difficult to figure out how they managed to find their way to the Major.
Results like 19-22th place at a tournament like LOOT.BET Cup 2 – cs_summit 2 Qualifier or 5-8th at the MakeMy.Bet Cup #1 and 3-4th at the MakeMy.Bet Cup #2, or 5-6th at the MakeMy.Bet Championship #1 is not the record you would expect from a team deserving to appear at the Valve Major.