Wfox, TSM, WaR to Americas Minor

Winterfox, TSM, and Without a Roof are the three North American teams advancing to the MLG Americas Minor following successful campaigns during the online North America qualifier.

Approximately 128 teams dueled it out in the preliminary bracket of the North America qualifier (which was hosted by CEVO) in the hopes of making it to the Championship bracket, to which eight teams had already been invited.

The championship bracket thus opened with 16 teams playing double elimination games (best-of-three upper bracket and best-of-one lower bracket) and some early and notable dropouts included Sean "seang@res" Gares's Echo Fox squad (losing to Detonate in the round-of-eight and then Mostly Homeless in the lower bracket) as well as Complexity, who forfeited both of their games due to travelling players.


anger powered Winterfox to a Minor qualification

The first team to taste success and qualification for the MLG Americas Minor were Winterfox, who triumphed 2-0 over Detonate in the upper bracket semifinal (16-5 on Overpass and 16-13 on Mirage) and thus booked a trip to the Minor (the Winterfox organisation's second Americas Minor attendance to date).

The next team to qualify for the Americas Minor were TSM, a Canadian-American team including the likes of Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen and Pujan "FNS" Mehta as well as up-and-coming youngsters such as Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken and Hunter "SicK" Mims.

With the team having recently settled in to a team house in the Las Vegas area, their upper bracket semifinal against Prospects went through without a hitch, as TSM won Cobblestone 16-12 and Mirage 16-3.

The final qualification game was round five of the lower bracket and it was a best-of-one match between Without a Roof (the ECS League team who were previously known as Obey.Alliance and who have recently been including the antediluvian Kyle "OCEAN" O'Brien himself as an unofficial fifth) and the lesser known RivaL team.

The game on Mirage was ultimately something of a breeze as Terry "dsr" Rioux and his teammates took down RivaL 16-10 and became the final team to qualify for the Americas Minor.

The list for the MLG Americas Minor is now complete and looks as follows:

Brazil Tempo Storm Canada OpTic United States Selfless United States NRG
Brazil BigGods United States Winterfox Canada TSM Canada Without a Roof

As with other Minors, these eight teams will head to the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio from May 19-22 to fight over $50,000 and two spots to the ESL One Cologne 2016 Major qualifier.

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Canada Terry 'dsr' Rioux
Terry 'dsr' Rioux
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
212
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Canada Kyle 'OCEAN' O'Brien
Kyle 'OCEAN' O'Brien
Age:
32
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
379
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
806
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
Brazil zlkz1 
ez, gogo TS
2016-05-09 06:48
How is complexity still a team? They dont do shit lol
2016-05-09 06:50
complexity org has more money than all of europe combines so they just have a team so they can throw away money
2016-05-09 08:13
Damn Im moving to NA
2016-05-09 17:05
asd
2016-05-09 06:47
kappa
2016-05-09 06:47
#4
Canada LuoL1 
ez for TS and OpTic
2016-05-09 06:48
im noob
2016-05-09 06:48
#27
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Russia VanniBoy 
yes
2016-05-09 07:23
yes you are
2016-05-09 15:32
';
2016-05-09 06:47
close
2016-05-09 06:48
Another ez money.
2016-05-09 06:48
#10
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
ez for br
2016-05-09 06:48
Tempo Storm to rip some new assholes
2016-05-09 06:48
LOL
2016-05-09 06:49
ez ts and bg
2016-05-09 06:49
#15
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kick_pita_ffs 
1st
2016-05-09 06:49
You forgot the 5
2016-05-09 06:52
#19
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kick_pita_ffs 
Via internet explorer
2016-05-09 06:53
ok
2016-05-09 06:52
ez for KKona
2016-05-09 06:54
KKona Easy KKona For KKona Ocean KKona
2016-05-09 06:54
BigGods is garbage they will ger rekt. EZ for TS tho
2016-05-09 06:54
EZ for TS and OCEAN* KKona
2016-05-09 06:56
#72
Mexico hu5h 
At the rate Brazil is going compared to the rate NA is, I can see bigGodz going to semis LOL
2016-05-09 19:00
expected they got the toxic bot known as shahzam
2016-05-09 07:04
HAHAHAHAHAHA my sides are in fucking orbit
2016-05-09 15:33
So many wasted spots for NA. How exciting would it be if there were 3 more SA teams competing here compared to just 1(since they gave only 1 spot from SA, TS qualified through NA). Would definitely watch it. Although I will still watch the biggods matches.
2016-05-09 07:09
Too bad the other SA teams are shit.
2016-05-09 10:39
#52
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Bulgaria psh_cfg 
Keyd and g3x could compete with the qualified NA teams.
2016-05-09 12:53
Doubt it, maybe Shitterfox so GL.
2016-05-09 19:07
#56
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Brazil m1tzin 
Hehe, keep saying this, ex-keyd coming for you
2016-05-09 14:25
keyd isn't shit
2016-05-09 17:49
Yes they are, they got 2-0'd by BigGods, and if you mean ex-keyd then they're not much better lmao.
2016-05-09 19:08
It would be good if it had other SA team not from brazil like 2 kill...
2016-05-09 12:25
2Kill doesn't has the skill yet. They suffer painful defeats against Keyd or g3x. I guess that practice would bring more level to them.
2016-05-09 15:35
i know, but they could at least have a chance to qualify to something not in brazil.
2016-05-09 22:07
not only the skill, they don't have any strategical basis at all , well they obviously do but i mean, they have a veeeryyy low level in terms of strategy, you can tell they play at whatever level their aim is at.
2016-05-09 22:24
Probably you're right, but the team has 1 month practicing together, I would give them more time to spend at this. May be stolen some tacts from EU teams :P
2016-05-10 04:06
Will be exciting to watch TSM. Looking forward to this minor. Tempo, Optic and Selfless should provide good competition
2016-05-09 07:20
TS and optic should come out on top but TSM have been surprising lately so we'll see how this goes
2016-05-09 07:23
#29
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Austria Faguette 
Ts and Optic eZ
2016-05-09 07:24
Predictions: -TS win -NRG will come in second -TSM will upset OpTic if they play
2016-05-09 07:27
Please OpTic, don't be noobs and rek those trams. GO GODWELL
2016-05-09 07:37
BigGods is another Brazil good team and will surprise NA scene. Mark my words.
2016-05-09 07:41
"antediluvian" i fucking love when stich whips out the dictionary xd
2016-05-09 07:46
inb4 biggods wins the tournament and everybody worships them as the second coming of christ
2016-05-09 07:57
KKona on LAN hype
2016-05-09 08:05
#39
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
NRG and Tempo Storm to win.
2016-05-09 08:33
no c9? does this mean they wont be in major?
2016-05-09 09:12
Cloud9 is already in the LAN qualifier for the next major since they were bottom eight so they can't participate in the minor. The winner and runner up at each minor secure a spot at the LAN qualifier before Cologne.
2016-05-09 09:36
Rip coL and Echo Fox.
2016-05-09 09:33
Another Brasil team? OMG
2016-05-09 10:45
And my friend, I'm afraid that this team isn't the last one... Have u ever heard about KEYD or g3x (G3X at CSGO, not 1.6). They has an amazing level.
2016-05-09 15:37
#46
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Macau jinxw 
Ez br final
2016-05-09 11:12
Whats with CLG and C9 how do they qualify for Cologne?
2016-05-09 12:10
CLG is already at the major as Legends and C9 is already at the qualifier.
2016-05-09 12:24
oh right, so it works! ty
2016-05-09 13:40
Legends of being fucked by coldzera and company
2016-05-09 15:38
Go optic!!
2016-05-09 12:10
#51
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Bulgaria psh_cfg 
echofox goofed again. should be easy for TS and OpTic
2016-05-09 12:50
#53
Kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
Echofox without best t side player mOE and without God player a2z = shit team that should disband
2016-05-09 13:10
ts is most likely winning
2016-05-09 14:09
Fuck yeah, hades #1
2016-05-09 14:57
EchoShit LUL
2016-05-09 16:03
EchoFox 4Head
2016-05-09 16:16
#69
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El Salvador belaC 
TS and NRG to the major qualifier
2016-05-09 17:11
Ts vs optic in finals, optic win Semi's are ts vs selfless and optic vs nrg Heard it here first
2016-05-09 18:09
#75
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Argentina Reymon 
EZ 4 TS
2016-05-09 20:36
inb4 winterfox wins xdd
2016-05-09 20:37
EZ for FalleN's sons
2016-05-09 21:45
GL to BigGods and ez for TS
2016-05-09 22:01
#81
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United States hehexddd 
Ez for TS and TSM
2016-05-09 23:35
I cheer for TS and BigGods,but keyd or g3x was a better option
2016-05-10 00:37
BIGGODS ON LAN .. plz, this guys are cheaters and they qualy on line, They lose 16-0 hltv confirmed
2016-05-10 01:13
brehze on lan? i aren't think that
2016-05-10 02:54
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