Epsilon & ENCE qualify for EU Minor

The first qualifier for the PGL Regional Minor Championship has finished, with Epsilon eSports and ENCE securing spots for the LAN in November.

After 11 European teams unsuccessfully protested the direct invites for the Minor earlier this week, two new teams for the PGL-hosted event have been found through the online qualifier.

In the last day of the first qualifier, the Swedes of Epsilon cruised past iNation before meeting Tricked in the deciding match.


Epsilon will feature on another Minor - the third for REZ and draken

Jakob "JUGi" Hansen and Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen had solid games over the three-map affair, but Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen's team wasn't able to get more than one map in the series. After losing Train 16-9, William "draken" Sundin and co. won their map pick - Mirage (16-9) and closed the deal on Cobblestone (16-7).

 Epsilon K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 62 - 47 +15 83.4 1.23
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 61 - 52 +9 84.0 1.20
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buöfreddieb 53 - 47 +6 82.6 1.18
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetundisco doplan 47 - 43 +4 68.4 1.07
Sweden André 'BARBARR' MöllerBARBARR 48 - 49 -1 74.3 1.03
 Tricked K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 64 - 50 +14 90.9 1.28
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 56 - 51 +5 73.7 1.06
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 47 - 53 -6 72.5 0.94
Denmark Lasse 'maeVe' ElgaardmaeVe 42 - 56 -14 68.2 0.81
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' PetersenHUNDEN 29 - 62 -33 56.0 0.60

On the other side of the bracket, ENCE eliminated Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans's LDLC, who had connectivity issues, before moving on to Bpro that featured Emiliyan "spyleadeR" Dimitrov and Nikolay "nkl" Krastev.

The Finns took down the Bulgarian team 2-0, starting with a 16-13 win on Train and ending with an 21-16 overtime game on Mirage.

 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Tony 'arvid' Niemeläarvid 50 - 41 +9 81.5 1.22
Finland Juho 'juho' Lampinenjuho 56 - 46 +10 87.9 1.22
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 53 - 42 +11 85.4 1.16
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 42 - 40 +2 73.8 1.04
Finland Niko 'naSu' KovanennaSu 39 - 45 -6 66.4 0.87
 Bpro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Nikolay 'niki1' Pantaleevniki1 53 - 47 +6 96.9 1.28
Bulgaria Nikola 'NK4Y' RadushevNK4Y 45 - 48 -3 79.7 1.03
Bulgaria Nikolay 'nkl' Krastevnkl 39 - 47 -8 66.6 0.88
Bulgaria Emiliyan 'spyleadeR' DimitrovspyleadeR 39 - 49 -10 63.7 0.85
Bulgaria Teodor 'psycho' Dimovpsycho 38 - 50 -12 65.5 0.80

With these results, following teams will be in Bucharest this November for the European Minor:

Sweden fnatic Denmark Heroic  Europe HellRaisers Turkey Space Soldiers
Sweden Epsilon  Finland ENCE Europe Qualifier #2  Europe Qualifier #2

Professeur writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
966
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Bulgaria Nikolay 'nkl' Krastev
Nikolay 'nkl' Krastev
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
642
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Bulgaria Emiliyan 'spyleadeR' Dimitrov
Emiliyan 'spyleadeR' Dimitrov
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
885
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.18
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1525
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
859
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
gj ence
2016-10-20 01:12
#EZForENCEeSportsFromTheNordicCountryFinland
2016-10-20 12:37
wtf is wrong with Ex6tenZ ? This guy is so unlucky :/
2016-10-23 11:33
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-10-20 01:12
#9
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Finland 2op 
gj
2016-10-20 01:12
#10
TEKSI | 
Finland nnari 
ez4ence
2016-10-20 01:12
GOD HUNDEN
2016-10-20 01:12
#81
rain | 
Brazil gbonfera 
GOD HUNDEN
2016-10-20 16:52
#12
Argentina vorz 
nice
2016-10-20 01:13
EZ 4 ence
2016-10-20 01:13
#41
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Finland Smoonah 
ez 4 juho to rip cornholios
2016-10-20 03:37
#14
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Portugal dracø 
Expected because ez 4 ence. Sad for lord hunden, but it only happened because he is a merciful god and wants the others to have the chance to play
2016-10-20 01:13
gl ence
2016-10-20 01:13
what happened to attax ? they didnt play against tricked and I didnt see the match on hltv
2016-10-20 01:14
They lost their match against singularity and went out, singularity went out because they were missing a small part of their demos when attax accused them of cheating.
2016-10-20 01:18
aTTaX lost the game - so they were out. Singularity were disqualified because of the demo issue - so they were also out. Tricked recieved a default win against attax/singularity since both teams "lost". Doesn't make much sense, but that is how FACEIT Cups work.
2016-10-20 01:20
hmm thanks I thought attax play against tricked since singularity disqualified cuz I saw this on match page thats why I asked ""** Singularity forfeit the match due to not recording POV demos, ALTERNATE aTTaX advance to the quarter-finals""
2016-10-20 01:44
wow that is interesting, thanks for explaining
2016-10-20 03:00
#21
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Finland Lehtori 
Ez 4 ence (literally)
2016-10-20 01:20
EZ4ENCE
2016-10-20 01:21
Authentic shitposting straight from the source.
2016-10-20 01:36
#72
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Europe lalt 
Hopefully you crush those free-riders in minor now :)
2016-10-20 14:27
#23
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Sweden Froxez 
I think scoreboard for tricked is upside down.
2016-10-20 01:25
ez4fnatic
2016-10-20 01:27
#25
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Brazil DileBani 
So many posts reported for comment hunting. Gl hf
2016-10-20 01:29
Dont see lurrpis spilling salt all over the place. +1 Edit: Just saw it -1
2016-10-20 01:30
they shouldnt have invites to a minor...
2016-10-20 01:36
NaSu last on scoreboard. I guess it's a family thing. Just banter pls no ban just enjoying the night. :D
2016-10-20 01:44
seeing fnatic on a minor qualifier makes me elegiggle
2016-10-20 01:50
wp Epsilon, go get em
2016-10-20 02:02
tRICKED has some serious potential, but it would help if they dtopped our lord and savior HUNDEN.
2016-10-20 02:13
#71
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Croatia mds818 
Check post on your main thread
2016-10-20 13:52
too easy for ence (mad fragger Xarte) also, lol at seeing fnatic in a minor :DD
2016-10-20 02:41
EZ4ENCE
2016-10-20 02:56
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-10-20 03:42
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-10-20 05:42
#44
pronax | 
Russia ShaDyTH 
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2016-10-20 06:40
#45
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Russia razorVJ 
Omg hunden strikes again.
2016-10-20 07:08
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen as always MVP!
2016-10-20 08:01
Haha good that all the shit teams boycott the event. I dont want to see fucking kinguin or penta in minor anyway
2016-10-20 08:12
boycott?
2016-10-20 12:43
hltv.org/news/18942-european-teams-prote.. yes basically 11 teams have file a protest against the invitation of fnatic,heroic,hellraisers and space soldier and left only 4 slots for qualifer and they threaten to not participate if the organizer do not change the decision.
2016-10-20 12:48
hows that a boycott? 2 of the listed teams literally won the qualifier
2016-10-20 13:06
yeah i know. not all teams boycott but some like kinguin and penta did.
2016-10-20 13:09
?? kinguin lost to ldlc
2016-10-20 13:24
really?my bad i only see from the round of 32 in the bracket
2016-10-20 13:27
ENCE WITH NO ALLU IS NOT ENCE. ITS FAKEENCE
2016-10-20 09:41
#52
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Austria gex0r 
epsilon deserves a major
2016-10-20 10:15
When will tricked wake up and change HUNDEN?
2016-10-20 10:17
#56
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Finland Madd!z 
Why change the best player in Denmark?
2016-10-20 11:22
#61
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Finland Hunajaperse 
U propably meant to write: "When will Astralis wake up and pick HUNDEN" =)
2016-10-20 13:04
Sorry yes, I'm just confused and amazed by HUNDEN, mvp, every single time! ;-)
2016-10-20 13:42
Congrats Epsilon! Right when the goin gets a bit tough
2016-10-20 10:19
HUNDEN 29-62 wtf he must've been lagging
2016-10-20 11:09
No he was in good form actually
2016-10-20 12:46
#62
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France p2l 
LDLC should be qualified. Shame on Face it and their stupid rules. You can't play with a standin and have to play 4v5 when one of your players suffer from electricity shutdown, wtf is that ?
2016-10-20 13:05
#66
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France TheKurnaz 
That's not the faceit fault, they're just there for apply the PGL's rules. Blame on you PGL and hope LDLC will have better chance on the second qualifier!!
2016-10-20 13:15
Why is this Minorsohyped? The winner of the Minor qualifies to Major or...?
2016-10-20 13:11
#67
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World Notb8ing 
top 2 of minor gets to qualifier for major, from which u have decent chance to qualify if you are a good team.
2016-10-20 13:24
Ok ty. When a tournament/qualifier ends, It would be nice have a summ up of what the winner teams get by winning the tournament in the news text.
2016-10-20 14:52
#75
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World Notb8ing 
Yea it is pretty tough to know sometimes unless you happen to have read about it. Personally I usually use liquidpedia to find info about events. They have different categories there from premier tournaments down to just random small ones etc. :) (link forwards to premier tournaments page) wiki.teamliquid.net/counterstrike/Premie..
2016-10-20 15:11
haha ez4ence
2016-10-20 14:45
Just glad Attax didn't make it.
2016-10-20 15:41
#77
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Sweden lagcats 
gl Epsilon you guys deserve it.
2016-10-20 15:42
hr and fnatic most lkely to qualify.
2016-10-20 15:45
#79
KRIMZ | 
Ireland LmaoAyy 
4 ence is ez
2016-10-20 15:46
#80
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Turkey OdinA 
ez 4 ence
2016-10-20 16:45
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