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:

France LDLC Germany Planetkey Dynamics
Germany PENTA Sports Poland 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:

Denmark myXMG Sweden FlipSid3 Tactics
Ukraine HellRaisers Germany ALTERNATE
Germany Alexander 'alexRr' Frisch
Alexander 'alexRr' Frisch
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
426
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Germany Anil 'cLy' Gülec
Anil 'cLy' Gülec
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
107
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.17
Congratulations!
2014-10-22 03:12
#5
iggyx | 
Poland PRAWUs 
Damn i'm so proud of you guys! #ESC
2014-10-22 03:13
This! Great news.
2014-10-22 07:29
#84
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Poland dziad5 
GREAT!!!
2014-10-22 09:24
+1 !
2014-10-22 10:15
#142
Poland PR5 
Finally Prawus !!!!
2014-10-22 12:42
#189
Belarus 4rz 
Hope ESC get's to the top! :)
2014-10-22 15:08
#218
HEN1 | 
Poland maxiu 
Finally !!! Minise in game vs CPH make me proud !! GL Show polish skill !!
2014-10-22 19:22
after alsen skins they all have dragon lores and stat fire serpents so they have to hit at least sum shots
2014-10-23 14:10
#7
North America r00 
wow DHW is going to be a joke. so many scrub teams attending... group stages will be blow outs
2014-10-22 03:14
Allways Groups are the same on Dreamhack. The game starts at playoffs. ;)
2014-10-22 03:17
At least we'll get to see the Legends all come out of groups...
2014-10-22 03:48
Not all of them. Someone will have to fall to LDLC.
2014-10-22 04:08
youtube.com/watch?v=cr0BljPKksM the cream will always rise to the top.
2014-10-22 06:24
Well, at least we don't have Indian and Australian team this time
2014-10-22 11:16
#8
United Kingdom grund 
Uh oh HR..
2014-10-22 03:14
First time ever 2 polish teams on a major?
2014-10-22 03:17
#13
iggyx | 
Poland PRAWUs 
Yes!
2014-10-22 03:17
#33
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Argentina kratoS_fsa 
and german .. trully not onlinesport
2014-10-22 03:58
#201
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Poland kRAMERO 
No. Back in the past we got MYM and Fx @ ESWC
2014-10-22 17:21
#207
iggyx | 
Poland PRAWUs 
We are talking about CSGO i think
2014-10-22 17:57
Yes
2014-10-22 03:17
Gamegune 2012 CS 1.6 ESC Gaming DELTA.BenQ
2014-10-22 15:52
meh gonna be the same quarterfinalists again probably
2014-10-22 03:18
Who ?
2014-10-22 03:20
fnatic, ldlc, vp, dignitas
2014-10-22 03:22
#86
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Italy artyshat 
only if all 4 teams will be in a different groups, but i doubt...
2014-10-22 09:30
Probably Not I doubt LDLC will go out in groups. Maybe -epsilon +LDLC if they are in same group
2014-10-22 03:23
HR should disband if they don't secure a spot.
2014-10-22 03:24
Disband your brain
2014-10-22 05:31
this time LDLCnbk going to playoffs because dhw will have so many worst teams like eps PKD ESC PENTA etc
2014-10-22 03:40
Planetkey Dynamics will battle for playoff spot, they crushed onlinesports ONLINE, that is one of the hardest things
2014-10-22 05:53
#88
AnJ | 
Denmark devonBFD 
Nah man, Onlinesports only have 1 german on the team now, so they aren't as good online as they used to be.
2014-10-22 09:52
Ye these teams suck, i'd rather see those awesome br teams! Oh wait..
2014-10-22 13:39
7-1
2014-10-22 13:48
Inb4PentagetsvacbannedduringDHW
2014-10-22 03:44
Since players like Felix, krystal and spiidi havent proved themselves?
2014-10-22 08:40
Not in csgo afaik. All I've heard is krystal cheated in source, is that correct?
2014-10-22 09:07
Nope, he was a 15 year old, who made a lot of youtube movies. But he was also pretty good and played on lans
2014-10-22 09:59
Have anyone of them with placed well at lans?
2014-10-22 10:36
Attax placed 2nd on the last CPHGames event for CSS (krystal, fel1x, rak, solek and mnL)
2014-10-22 11:00
Was the game alive at that time?
2014-10-22 11:08
Yep
2014-10-22 11:19
Not true it was not alive. Css died since cgs dit the same
2014-10-22 12:06
wtf?
2014-10-22 12:18
That lan was probably the most competitive lan in a VERY long time for the CSS scene. No one expected them to even make it as far as they did.
2014-10-22 14:02
Thank you, hard to find results since cadred redid their entire page and that was the biggest source newshub afaik. Never really followed source, watched some matches when I was at TeX -09 but that's it. Was it during the vent.exe time however?
2014-10-22 14:45
krystal fel1x proved themselves at eps finals and copenhagen games 2 times in CSGO. and krystal played amazingly well. Spiidi played for mouz a few lans
2014-10-22 14:56
Yea, Cadred was sort of "our home". Most people who didn't really follow Source would probably just recognize CGS and a few other events like TeX etc through highlight clips and so on. I don't blame them though. There's no shame in admitting that the Source scene wasn't as prominent as i.e the 1.6 one in terms of prize money and general popularity in comparisson to eachother. Vent.exe was way before this though (Dating back to 2008/2009 if I'm not completly wrong)
2014-10-22 15:47
Hell I never played 1.6 either, I kept some eyes on it since Sweden had a lot of dominant teams. Who was the Norwegian guy who went berserk at TeX -09 and his team got DQ'd?
2014-10-22 16:12
#122
k0nfig | 
Netherlands miles- 
He hacked his socks off in CSS
2014-10-22 11:50
So did x6tenz, but noone talks about him
2014-10-22 13:41
#219
k0nfig | 
Netherlands miles- 
Ex6tenZ didnt do 5 jumping onedeags every round
2014-10-22 21:41
Well cheat is cheat
2014-10-22 21:48
#221
k0nfig | 
Netherlands miles- 
Yep, but i think you can understand that a guy who does this crazy shit gets more exposure than a guy who hacks and hides it better ;)
2014-10-22 23:11
Sure but he was pretty obvious too tho :D
2014-10-22 23:17
when has spiidi proven himself?
2014-10-22 12:29
some weird stuff started happening @ hltv today ---> hltv.org/forum/663944-penta-fel1x-using-..
2014-10-22 14:23
#24
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
xmg & alternate to qualify. hr & flipside to disband
2014-10-22 03:44
#79
Germany gzuz 
Disband your brain there is just on spot
2014-10-22 08:06
c9 to semis for sure. And I think iBP may get out of groups this time with these teams going
2014-10-22 03:48
IBP could get LDLC in there group.
2014-10-22 03:50
It would depend I who it is in there group. They can beat top teams. They showed that at ESEA. But it's a matter of them actually doing it.
2014-10-22 03:53
Don't see IBP beating any real T1 teams at this event, only tier 2 teams like Epsilon and the rest of the online qualifiers.
2014-10-22 05:19
I would die laughing if they do. Something like ibp fnatic ldlc and random 4th.
2014-10-22 03:55
and hellraisers (if they qualify) XD Kappa
2014-10-22 04:03
realized they can't get both Hellraisers and LDLC. Since they qualifed.
2014-10-22 07:39
Unless ibP get a miracle group they aren't getting out. They are playing like garbage.
2014-10-22 03:57
Nvm
2014-10-22 04:37
They had a good showing in that NA lan tournament lately though, when they beat c9 in 2 bo3's
2014-10-22 11:55
C9 always struggle against IBP.
2014-10-22 16:16
myxmg cmon...frii$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
2014-10-22 03:52
How much do you want to bet every big team plays a new team then they throw Cloud9 vs Nip like it was in top 8 at ESL One, also at Katotwice,
2014-10-22 03:57
Tbh nip vs c9 would be a really good scenario for c9 with how nip look right now.
2014-10-22 04:02
I do love watching C9 v NiP even though it breaks my heart pretty much every time.
2014-10-22 14:43
cly rekt
2014-10-22 04:02
#36
United Kingdom Qiz 
Watch NiP get Epsilon in their group as the second seed. NiP always seems to get the easiest group.
2014-10-22 04:04
I hope they get Fnatic and LDLC
2014-10-22 04:04
#40
United Kingdom Qiz 
Fnatic is a first seed so it's impossible for NiP to get in their group, but LDLC is possible.
2014-10-22 04:07
Oh Yeah forgot about that :I Maybe Virtus instead of Fnatic then
2014-10-22 04:24
and then nip play cloud9 in the semis with 3 16-14's and nip winning 2-1 :)
2014-10-22 04:32
Wait.. Wait... Where is Team ALSEN on this list? I'm sure they won't throw. Lol.
2014-10-22 04:05
#49
Afghanistan HSM- 
yeah because their odds will be shit....
2014-10-22 04:51
planetkeydynamics and penta.. Its joke lol
2014-10-22 04:11
yep online top strong for germans
2014-10-22 04:27
Why is this a joke? They took their chance and won the spot, what is your problem with that? I suppose you'd like to see same teams qualifying over and over again
2014-10-22 05:34
+1
2014-10-22 06:24
if pro-teams like HR can't beat teams in that qualifiy they simply dont deserve to be there. The new teams took their chance and they really deserve it, expecially penta who played awesome against hr :>
2014-10-22 12:52
#192
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Norway billson 
You know score what the score would be if they played lan. 16:3, 16:2 in favor of HR. Germans are somehow good onlain, but complete s*** lan.
2014-10-22 15:11
Esc is more of a joke tbh
2014-10-22 07:11
+1
2014-10-22 09:29
haha esc is getting better and better in every single game, they deserve this spot CPH Wolves and Alternate aren't noob teams and ESC beat them 2-0. And remember ALTERNATE is great online but still loose 16-2. Get over it ESC can surprise everyone ask VP they know them better than any of u..
2014-10-22 11:19
esc is fucking shit dude, but i forgot im writing with poles, so its a waste of time you win, they're the best team in the whole world, top2 vp is top 1 gg wp
2014-10-22 11:54
in shit u were born...
2014-10-22 12:23
the country you love to immigrate to ^____________^
2014-10-22 12:33
#202
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Poland kRAMERO 
how can they be shit if they qualify for major?? logic??
2014-10-22 17:26
i agree with you, esc is the 2nd best team in this world, only vp is much better are we done?
2014-10-22 17:30
#205
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Poland kRAMERO 
learn to read with understanding pleas. u didnt answer my question
2014-10-22 17:32
The game vs Wolves was 2-0 yes, but it was 16-14, 16-14 and the game was way too affected by DDoS on multiple parties. Besides that, CPHW is new and haven't been together for more than a few days. ESC "deserves" it, but man that ddosing is getting retarded and its a shame that it is such a big factor. Alternate is better on LAN than online - they have the experience compaired to many of the other teams.
2014-10-22 14:41
#193
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Poland dijef 
DDoS affects most of matches at the moment and that is big shit.
2014-10-22 15:14
PKD xDDDDDDDDDDD
2014-10-22 04:14
#48
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France cedd 
kinda sad 3DMAX didn't make it.
2014-10-22 04:49
+1
2014-10-22 05:03
And f3, dat, HR, cph wolves, etc...
2014-10-22 06:26
Very sad that we won't get to see 3DMAX/CPHW/ex6tenze at the event. Hopefully at least HR qualifies so that at least one tier 1 contender can do some damage to the legends.
2014-10-22 05:22
#53
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France cedd 
lol x6tenz got absolutely wrecked at last esea LAN if you dont remember
2014-10-22 05:24
and the only times we saw them after that they just got better and better
2014-10-22 05:26
#55
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France cedd 
what lans are you referring to ?
2014-10-22 05:28
esc <3
2014-10-22 06:05
#60
k0nfig | 
Hungary kruam 
wow germans :D
2014-10-22 06:17
2014-10-22 18:34
HR please qualify.
2014-10-22 06:19
These online results, eek.
2014-10-22 06:26
germany stronk in online
2014-10-22 06:35
nice!!!!
2014-10-22 06:40
#69
Estonia rYm 
PENTA and ESC 5-16 5-16 xD
2014-10-22 07:00
#114
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Spain akproxx 
same for PKD
2014-10-22 11:17
HR, just disband already. Mousesports lol. Cph wolves epic.
2014-10-22 07:17
How can you be surprised that two new teams didn't qualify? mouz have had more changes to their lineup than most teams recently, and all of those is on the IGL position. CPH Wolves just switched three players, which says it all. The only real surprise is that 3DMAX couldn't qualify and that HR is in lower playing for the last spot. The rest of the teams are tossups, because they all lack something.
2014-10-22 09:20
Mate I'm more disappointed with hr.. And here I thought they would beat vo the other day.. Plus cph played so well against fnatic.. So awesome for a good team. 3dmax was a surprise, mouz even though with lineup changes is still better than half the team who played the qualifier.
2014-10-22 11:33
Half the teams that played the qualifier was mixteams, and mixteams plays as such. Of course CPH can do good one day and falter the next one - don't like the lineup anyway, too many players who lack stability in their game. Mouz better than most of them? sorry, but thats something we need to see before I believe it, on LAN. And still they are a team with no sort of stability. We can agree that they might have a higher potential when playing perfectly and can challenge some of the big teams aswell, but they are way too reliant on their individual skill and have zero teamplay. Its all about chrisj and allu. Which also can be said about HR with simple and dosia.
2014-10-22 14:47
ESC right wing party.
2014-10-22 07:31
Finally some german teams :D I hope they can win something
2014-10-22 07:38
gg wp mouzinho!
2014-10-22 07:58
#80
REAL | 
Norway kakkopp 
GG ddos Even whitout bets :S
2014-10-22 08:30
#87
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Denmark jjh 
u gotta do this hr
2014-10-22 09:40
Damn... Pimp deserved to come to major after how insanely good he has been playing lately, topfragging all games, which they even lost, vs top teams in the world like fnatic and NiP. R.I.P Wolves :(
2014-10-22 10:08
Same goes for twist ma man;)
2014-10-22 10:58
He still has the chance, and I think he can do it :)
2014-10-22 11:07
It's hard tho, even if he wins against myXMG wich is hard they will have to face HellRaisers tho, but I hope they qualify to be honest.
2014-10-22 11:08
Wish this qualifier had been on lan... CPH, LDLC, HR and Flipsid3 would probably have qualified then. <.<
2014-10-22 11:11
For sure but oh well :) #OnlineKings qualified :D
2014-10-22 11:12
Penta..........
2014-10-22 11:13
Dude, I'm out xD I can't even imagine how bad they will perfom there but anyways xD
2014-10-22 11:13
expected
2014-10-22 10:08
Lounge gonna try to strongarm DH for free publicity again
2014-10-22 10:18
gl ESC!
2014-10-22 10:21
rip HR
2014-10-22 10:47
esc ez
2014-10-22 11:01
nice news , gl ESC :)
2014-10-22 11:11
#109
Poland tfg 
2 teams here have at least one cheater who helped them to qualify :D Guess which 2 teams! Tip: 1939
2014-10-22 11:15
Tip: You are a faggot.
2014-10-22 11:48
#126
Poland tfg 
and these 2 teams are from different countries, not ONLY germans!
2014-10-22 11:56
who's cheating in esc then? rallen?
2014-10-22 11:58
#130
Poland tfg 
yep :D
2014-10-22 12:06
Didn't know it..
2014-10-22 12:08
Never go full retard my frend
2014-10-22 13:46
#110
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Spain akproxx 
gl twist you deserved play major :D
2014-10-22 11:16
Twist deserves a good team. Hopefully he finds himself in one soon.
2014-10-22 14:48
GJ ESC!
2014-10-22 11:17
Nip is getting epsilon and one of this teams (apart from ldlc) in their group 100%.
2014-10-22 11:20
Where is MICHU?!
2014-10-22 11:34
in shock
2014-10-22 12:58
I don't get why people keep joking about german teams. Yes, I do agree that there are relatively many german cheaters in MM, but I doubt that's even ~5% of all german CS:GO players. PENTA deserves their spot, they have improved a lot over the last few months - they have won the latest EPS Cup as well. Planetkey has beat mouz, no one has expected that with an overwhelming, surprising performance. cLy didn't even play, where's the problem? Please stop all the hating, it's useless and childish. Not every german player is a cheater..
2014-10-22 12:19
what was dennis from lgb doing in full german penta team?
2014-10-22 12:28
denis =/= dennis
2014-10-22 12:57
so who is this denis from penta? could you paste a link or sth?
2014-10-22 13:02
esl.eu/de/player/5207984/ took me 2 seconds
2014-10-22 13:03
People just like to whine about german cheaters because it's a stereotype. There are hella American cheaters in MM and I'm sure there are just as many cheaters per capita in every other country.
2014-10-22 14:49
From his tweets I get the feeling the article would have a different tone if it had been written by Lurppis xD
2014-10-22 12:34
whatever group gets LDLC is gonna be so stacked
2014-10-22 12:40
GG germans ddosing LC
2014-10-22 13:15
i feel so fucking sorry for Flipsid3, they are so much better than both PENTA and ESC... fucksake.. but they will cursh myXMG and hopefully crush SuckRaisers aswell.....
2014-10-22 13:34
imo sorry for both F3 and HellRaisers, 3 out of the 4 teams that has qualified will most likely go out in the group without a single win.
2014-10-22 14:21
yeye, and fuck valve i want to see u playh....
2014-10-22 14:58
i feel sorry that you could not cheated them to victory. dude, you're out of your mind. you're playing so unlegit with your aimbot fov over 9000 if i was you i would be really quiet.
2014-10-22 15:02
wtf are you talking about
2014-10-22 15:10
WOW ESC !
2014-10-22 13:50
Who is playing for ESC?
2014-10-22 13:54
Mouz, Innocent, Minise, Rallen, Szpero
2014-10-22 13:57
I am kind a confused now. is it mouz innocent minise, rallen szpero or kuben luq rulon ths drive?
2014-10-22 13:58
#162
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World Tillt 
mouz innocent minisi rallen szpero
2014-10-22 14:00
2014-10-22 14:10
great! =)
2014-10-22 14:12
2014-10-22 13:58
PENTA and PKD to DREAMHACK while we have myXMG, HR, Flipsid3 and even Alternate and only one of those teams will qualifiy for the dreamhack. Bullshit :D
2014-10-22 14:29
FlipSide is low, myXMG played bad too, HR made 1000 mistakes while penta was awesome.
2014-10-22 14:59
gl 2 all
2014-10-22 14:35
Online qual and penta, LOOOAEAEEEAEEAEAL. 100% legit.
2014-10-22 14:43
15. (TBA International Qualifier slot) 16. (TBA International Qualifier slot) waht is this?
2014-10-22 14:48
i would like to know this too, is this a chance for mouz to qualify?
2014-10-22 14:58
PKD will play without cLy, correct?
2014-10-22 14:51
correct
2014-10-22 14:52
thank god, cheating scum like him should never be allowed to play in ANY tournaments EVER AGAIN. outrageous
2014-10-22 14:53
add csgl
2014-10-22 15:10
#194
Finland KIW 
myXMG, AcilioN, DO IT <3
2014-10-22 15:29
CMON HR, YOU CAN DO IT!!! i mean lose :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2014-10-22 15:31
Crossing my fingers that HR takes that last spot.. anything else would be such a damn shame
2014-10-22 15:36
#204
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Poland kRAMERO 
GJ ESC, and haters gonna hate.
2014-10-22 17:31
gl all
2014-10-22 17:50
Germans online... Will crash and burn at LAN.
2014-10-22 18:01
#210
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World breezy0 
where are all the uk teams? at least germans are stronk online. :D
2014-10-22 18:29
Pretty sure there's at least 4/5 UK teams in the world top 10 right now bro.
2014-10-22 18:53
4/5 in top 10 LOL no there are 0 UK AND GERMAN teams in the world top 10
2014-10-23 01:06
Check again, most of the top5 are UK teams.
2014-10-23 02:08
LDLC Fnatic Diginitas Virtus Pro NiP Navi Titan Cloud9 Hellraisers IBP No UK teams in top 10
2014-10-23 02:25
5 UK teams in there mate, not sure what you're talking about. You must be new here.
2014-10-23 18:49
Oh you're trolling. RIP
2014-10-23 19:42
pkd plays versus Hellraisers 14-16 on lan ....
2014-10-23 10:33
GERMANY :D
2014-10-22 18:12
germany STRONK _/ someone from them will win whole event trust me; f
2014-10-22 18:32
Going to love to see these teams play live !
2014-10-23 02:27
great to see germany in the majors again Kappa
2014-10-23 03:44
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