E-Frag, PENTA qualify for EU minor
E-Frag.net and PENTA have qualified for PGL's European Minor Championship, which will take place from January 29th to the 31st in Bucharest, Romania.
The second of four open qualifiers for the European minor has ended today, with the two semifinals being played out between E-Frag.net and BX3 in the first and PENTA and Space Soldiers in the second.
Kamen "bubble" Kostadinov played an excellent match to secure his team a place in the finals
E-Frag.net won the first match against BX3 without too much trouble as they were able to take their spot in the final after only two maps. The match started on E-Frag.net's pick, de_dust2, which the team won 10-16, and ended with a 13-16 scoreline on BX3's pick, de_mirage.
K - D
46 - 39
43 - 44
41 - 40
26 - 39
17 - 41
The second match featured PENTA, a team that has lately been facing some turmoil after losing Timo "Spiidi" Richter to mousesports and Hendrik "strux1" Goetzendorff decided to go on hiatus, and Space Soldiers, who have also just brought on Engin "ngiN" Kor to take over for Emre "e1" Biçer.
The German team started strong by winning the first map—Space Soldiers' pick—, de_cobblestone, but were unable to close out the match on their pick, de_dust2, letting Space Soldiers run away with a 7-16.
The third map was a heartbreaker for Space Soldiers, though, as they were unable to culminate the comeback, both in the match and in the map, and ended up falling 14-16 on de_cache.
K - D
80 - 61
57 - 57
53 - 52
43 - 52
51 - 62
The list of teams qualified for the European Minor Championship so far is:
|Open Qualifier #3||Open Qualifier #3|
|Open Qualifier #4||Open Qualifier #4|