LDLC, PKD, ESC & PENTA to DHW
The European online qualifier for DreamHack Winter has come to an end, with four teams securing a spot at next month's $250,000 major.
A total of 16 sides from all over Europe took part in this one-day single-elimination cup, hoping to get their hands on one of the four spots at DH Winter that were up for there for the taking.
Half of the participants were directly invited by FACEIT, the organisers of the qualifier, while the remaining half came from the two open pre-qualifiers that were held last weekend.
Fresh off winning SLTV StarSeries XI and a $13,000 cheque, LDLC were one of the first sides to qualify for DH Winter after beating Scandinavian duo AliGon and myXMG with 2-0 scorelines.
shox's LDLC secured a spot at the upcoming major
With Alexander "alexRr" Frisch acting as a stand-in for VAC-banned Anil "cLy" Gülec, Planetkey Dynamics gave a great account of themselves and defeated Finn "karrigan" Andersen's mousesports 2-0 before easing past FlipSid3 Tactics with the same scoreline but while conceding just nine rounds throughout the best-of-three tie.
The biggest surprise of the qualifier came in the form of HellRaisers falling short against PENTA Sports, who had defeated x6tence in the opening round, in the quarter-final stage following two close maps, the first of which went to overtime.
markeloff's HR will have to go through the last-chance qualifier
The last team to secure a spot at DH Winter was Polish side ESC Gaming, who beat CPH Wolves and ALTERNATE, both times with 2-0 scorelines.
Below are the four teams who have qualified for DH Winter, which will take place from November 27-29:
|PENTA Sports|| ESC Gaming
The following quartet will take part in the last-chance qualifier for DH Winter, which will kick off on Wednesday at 19:00: