Paris Major 2023 Champions Stage Preview

$500,000 Bones On The Line

After nonstop action and surprises, the Paris, Major 2023 Champions Stage, is now set following the conclusion of the Legends Stage. The Champions Stage is a single-elimination bracket and the final stage of the Paris Major. The top eight is now set as teams battle it out to be crowned champions!

The $1.25 million Paris Major 2023 runs May 8-21, with 24 teams playing offline in Paris. The champion will earn a $500,000 payday and 3,500 BLAST Premier points, and automatic qualification into both IEM Cologne 2023 and the BLAST Premier World Final.

The Legends stage saw several heavy-duty teams exit from the Paris Major, namely the Ninjas in Pyjamas, ENCE, G2 Esports, and Natus Vincere. However, G2 and NAVI were two favorites heading into the tournament.

The Legends Stage was full of upsets, and the bracket contained some grand final quality matches before the actual final itself. So we are in for a fantastic conclusion to this already excellent tournament.

Qualified Teams

Eight teams qualified for the Paris Major 2023 Champions Stage after a rousing Legends stage. The most surprising team to make it through was Apeks! Almost everyone expected them to be out in the first round.

Here are those eight teams, along with their esports odds, to win the whole damn thing!

Esports Odds

Teams odds
Team Vitality (+150)
Heroic (+300)
FaZe Clan (+400)
Team Liquid (+800)
Apeks (+1200)
Monte (+1400)
GamerLegion (+1800)
Into the Breach (+2500)


The Champions Stage of the Paris Major 2023 is the most grueling and leaves no room for error. All eight teams will participate in a single-elimination bracket consisting of best-of-three matches, where the winner moves on to the next round while the losing team is eliminated.

The teams have been seeded based on their standings in the Legends Stage. The Champions stage will start with the quarterfinals, then move to the semifinals, and finally end with the Grand Finals. Paris Major 2023 Champions Stage Schedule

The Paris, Major 2023 Champions Stage, kicks off this week with a crazy matchup between Heroic and FaZe!

Here’s the esports schedule leading up to the Grand Final:

May 18th

  • Heroic vs FaZe Clan – 9 a.m. ET
  • Team Vitality vs Into The Breach – 1 p.m. ET


  • Monte vs GamerLegion – 9 a.m. ET
  • Team Liquid vs Apeks – 1 p.m. ET


  • Semifinal 1 – 9 a.m. ET
  • Semifinal 2 – 1 p.m. ET


Grand Final – 11 a.m. ET Paris Major 2023 Champions Stage Matchups

Heroic (-154) vs FaZe Clan (+126)

Heroic and FaZe Clan kick off the quarterfinals in what promises to be a tremendous finals-worthy matchup. With a close match history, Heroic holds a slight edge based on recent form. We anticipate Heroic to take this three-map thriller over FaZe Clan, showcasing its dominance.

Monte (-149) vs GamerLegion (+125)

Monte and GamerLegion, both surprise entrants in the champions stage, face off in a highly unpredictable match. With no previous encounters to draw upon, both teams have proven their resilience. While Monte holds a slight advantage due to their victory over NAVI, this clash could go either way.

Team Vitality (-667) vs Into the Breach (+458)

Team Vitality, the crowd favorites, enter the quarterfinals in exceptional form. Their flawless performance in the Legends Stage and home-field advantage make them a clear favorite against Into the Breach. We expect Vitality and apEX to continue their dominant run and secure a comfortable victory.

Team Liquid (-189) vs Apeks (+156)

Team Liquid, boasting Major experience and pedigree, faces Apeks, a team that has defied expectations throughout the tournament. While Apeks has shown their mettle with impressive performances, Team Liquid’s track record and best-of-three format favor their advancement. However, an upset cannot be ruled out entirely. We strongly believe that Apeks could continue their Cinderella run and get the win.

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