E-frag win IEM Katowice Qualifier #1

MIRAA
January 17th, 2016 23:37

E-frag.net won the first online qualifier for IEM Katowice after beating Gambit Gaming 2-0 in the grand final (16-10 on de_dust2 and 16-4 on de_mirage).

A total of 183 teams from all over Europe took part in the first of two open online qualifiers for IEM Katowice, be the next big CS:GO tournament hosted by ESL, with a minimum of $250,000 on offer.

Upsets tend to rule in open qualifiers, and this one was no exception as heavy-hitters like mousesports, SK Gaming and dignitas did not even make it to the last-eight stage, sparking criticism at the format from several top players.


pNshr helped E-frag to qualify for the IEM event in Katowice 

E-frag.net, who competed in the qualifier with Nikolay "pNshr" Paunin as a stand-in for VAC-banned player Simeon "dream3r" Ganev, faced the new Gambit Gaming lineup in the grand final, and it was a one-way street from the beginning as the Bulgarian side ran out 2-0 victors in convincing fashion, dropping just 14 rounds in the process.

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Registration for the the second European qualifier, which will be held next weekend, is already open. The list of participants for IEM Katowice currently looks as follows:

France EnVyUs CIS Na`Vi
Europe G2 Sweden NiP
Denmark questionmark Poland Virtus.pro
Brazil Luminosity Sweden fnatic
Bulgaria E-frag Europe EU qualifier #2
North America NA qualifier Other IEM Taipei winner
Bulgaria Simeon 'dream3r' Ganev
Simeon 'dream3r' Ganev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
658
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.13
Bulgaria Nikolay 'pNshr' Paunin
Nikolay 'pNshr' Paunin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
207
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
nice
2016-01-17 23:38
nice try mason
2016-01-17 23:41
#6
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Bulgaria BroN 
niceee top 10 soon ;)
2016-01-17 23:39
#42
Hong Kong bufu 
Is this happens because we are from BULGARIA ?????
2016-01-17 23:50
kappa
2016-01-18 07:16
Kappa
2016-01-17 23:52
#68
Australia BCP 
they cant use dream3r tho :/
2016-01-18 00:06
#72
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Bulgaria BroN 
do you know how long is his ban ,cause i cant find
2016-01-18 00:12
#75
Australia BCP 
its not any length afaik, its just valve need to sort their shit out and look into it
2016-01-18 00:13
Hacks = perma ban so cya
2016-01-18 00:25
#81
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Bulgaria BroN 
s1mple hack and no perma ban ... dream3r even didnt hack ...
2016-01-18 00:26
as far as i know he have an old vac banned acc from csgo he can say whatever he wants about stolen blablabla its all bullshit
2016-01-18 00:29
#84
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Bulgaria BroN 
he proved that ...
2016-01-18 00:30
Is happens because you are from BULGARIA
2016-01-18 15:54
S1mple didn't get VAC'd, it was Esl who caught him in 1v1 matches with wire (or demo review idk). That's why S1mple can play, while dream3r probably can't. I know its not fair, but deal with it.
2016-01-18 00:36
#92
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Bulgaria BroN 
all will be fix soon ;) i know this
2016-01-18 00:47
well it is since October 2014...careless valve
2016-01-18 13:27
top 10 with VACtor? nt Bulgaria
2016-01-18 00:12
#74
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Bulgaria BroN 
why not ? ;)
2016-01-18 00:13
you know nothing bron snow
2016-01-18 03:07
#121
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Bulgaria BroN 
the e-frag is coming
2016-01-18 12:08
well played sir
2016-01-18 16:27
#7
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Poland sajlent 
beating Virtus.pro? you meant Gambit?
2016-01-17 23:39
#9
suNny | 
Brazil sidde^_^ 
After beating Virtus.pro? What?
2016-01-17 23:40
shame our hero dosia wont be there on camera for all of us to enjoy :(
2016-01-17 23:40
When they aren't losing to tier 3 teams they're beating tier 2 teams
2016-01-17 23:40
lmao vp so bad. lost to e-fag
2016-01-17 23:40
#57
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Poland sajlent 
vp t3 hltv confirmed
2016-01-17 23:57
How did they beat VP? WTF are you talking about?
2016-01-17 23:40
Ok [sry for my bad english]
2016-01-17 23:40
hellraisers next
2016-01-17 23:41
#20
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Germany maNiPul8 
Rip vp
2016-01-17 23:41
#24
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
First really big event for them and they cant use the best bulgarian player aka dream3r there... its sad. With him they can upset a lot but without him... definitely not the same team
2016-01-17 23:41
its always easier to win when you have a cheater in your team
2016-01-17 23:44
#97
France cedd 
maybe he shouldnt have cheated
2016-01-18 01:38
Shoutout to pronax's new team team acer (ta I assume it's going to be acer)/which won a game :o
2016-01-17 23:42
#29
HObbit | 
Spain Alser 
2016-01-17 23:43
efrag stickersssss
2016-01-17 23:42
#30
HObbit | 
Spain Alser 
nope. This isn't a major, no stickers. Don't ask me why it isn't a major
2016-01-17 23:44
(((
2016-01-17 23:47
12 teams, not valve sponsored.
2016-01-17 23:52
#50
HObbit | 
Spain Alser 
I know, I didn't feel like explaining :D
2016-01-17 23:53
I know you know, but it's that simple to explain. Afaik I have a good reading understanding. Major = valve, no valve = no Major
2016-01-17 23:55
#59
HObbit | 
Spain Alser 
You're right :) A major must have 16 teams, be Valve sponsored and have LAN qualifiers
2016-01-17 23:57
E-Frag qualified?
2016-01-17 23:44
#36
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Canada pokerchip 
Yeah. They don't have dream3r.
2016-01-17 23:46
Nice, gl to them, too bad it isn't a major... Yet mb?
2016-01-17 23:48
#43
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Canada pokerchip 
Well, it is a major tournament as in it has a high prize pool of $250,000 but it isn't major as in Valve's terms of having stickers, pick'em and etcetera.
2016-01-17 23:50
katowice isnt major?wat
2016-01-17 23:51
#52
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Germany Sento Kaishin 
columbus major in the usa has replaced the katowice major this year
2016-01-17 23:55
#NuckFA
2016-01-17 23:57
Well it isn't a major this year.
2016-01-18 12:44
When are ESL and Valve going to get off their ass and unban Dream3r. I'm suprised ESL hasn't TBH since faceit and cevo have reviewed the evidence and concluded he is clean AFAIK.
2016-01-17 23:44
#98
France cedd 
faceit and cevo can't review the evidence VAC collects so stop running your mouth thanks
2016-01-18 01:39
The evidence is that he changed the steam account associated with Faceit, Cevo, and Esea over a month before the Vac ban due to losing access to the account and it was no long the account that he played on in any leagues so stop running your mouth thanks.
2016-01-18 01:44
#35
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Sweden Donger89 
gambit not vp
2016-01-17 23:45
#41
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Canada pokerchip 
Yes! Let's see what they can do at IEM Katowice! HYPE.
2016-01-17 23:49
#51
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Sweden NIP Fanboy #1 
Easy for NIP
2016-01-17 23:54
nt 1,000,000 post
2016-01-17 23:56
#60
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Sweden NIP Fanboy #1 
<333
2016-01-17 23:57
RiP Gambit :( Hoping for Liquid, Tyloo and Flipside.
2016-01-17 23:57
#63
SPELLAN | 
Bulgaria Geko 
GG PNSHR
2016-01-17 23:58
#64
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Russia bralBry 
What about ex-Titan tho?
2016-01-18 00:02
mn qsno ez gplay
2016-01-18 00:02
pnshr the oldschool player, insane gj!
2016-01-18 00:04
yes we putka maina english: lol
2016-01-18 00:08
E-Frag on Major, srsly?
2016-01-18 00:18
#89
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Bulgaria MyNameIsWho 
Not major
2016-01-18 00:42
mad cuz no nuga in major
2016-01-18 07:15
dr3amer must get fkin unbanned asap fkin valve
2016-01-18 00:30
if HR doesnt make this. They should D I S B A N D for real.
2016-01-18 00:33
Is this happens because we are from BULGARIA ?????
2016-01-18 00:35
Nice <3
2016-01-18 00:42
Is this happens because we are from BULGARIA ?????
2016-01-18 00:43
is this happens because we are from BULGARIA ????
2016-01-18 01:01
is this happens because we are from BULGARIA ????
2016-01-18 01:05
#95
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Panama coolbeans 
MIRAA, 25th is next monday and I wish monday was part of the weekend aswell ;)
2016-01-18 01:05
Will mouz even play the last qualifier?
2016-01-18 01:30
niceee
2016-01-18 03:45
nice
2016-01-18 04:05
Why online quals again?
2016-01-18 05:11
#105
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Romania dEkO.O 
ex-Titan not participating in the qualifier?
2016-01-18 05:46
GG pacani iz Gambit, ya tak rad za SNG komandi. Snova mimo LANov :D
2016-01-18 06:21
#110
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Armenia HaRRyarm 
ONI JE PROIGRALI 4EMY PADOBATbC9
2016-01-18 07:10
#109
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Armenia HaRRyarm 
WE ARE FROM BULGARIA?????????????
2016-01-18 07:06
Is this happens because we are from BULGARIA ?????
2016-01-18 07:16
#114
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Luxembourg alex24 
wasted spot again... they won`t be able to pull 10 rounds on 2 matches before going home ty bulgaria for this
2016-01-18 07:18
true we should have a team from your country oh w8
2016-01-18 07:19
#116
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Luxembourg alex24 
neah, bring some fresh blood from china or something.. i dunno, but not a tier5 team actually i want to see pronax`s new team, instead of these tier5 players
2016-01-18 07:22
you so cool hipster
2016-01-18 07:25
#126
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Bulgaria MyNameIsWho 
they failed to qualify
2016-01-18 13:47
Nice talking retard.
2016-01-18 14:39
#133
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Luxembourg alex24 
this is why u are from bulgaria ???
2016-01-18 14:40
wooww gj guys, hope to see some cool stuff from them at lan
2016-01-18 09:47
Major with 12 teams ??
2016-01-18 16:11
ez e-frag!
2016-01-18 17:37
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