First round in Bucharest over

The opening matches at PGL Regional Minor Championship Europe are complete as Space Soldiers, LDLC, Epsilon, and ENCE started their campaigns with victories.

The $50,000 EU Minor which will hand out two spots at the ELEAGUE Major Offline Qualifier started with the group stage opening matches which were played as best-of-ones.

Space Soldiers and ALTERNATE aTTaX faced off on Cobblestone and the Germans had a strong CT-side to kick things off, leading 10-5 at halftime. The Turkish team were able to come back as Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş controlled the map and secured the victory with a 16-14 scoreline.


Epsilon won their first match

GODSENT played against LDLC on Overpass in the other opening match of the group. Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans's side had a 6-0 advantage at the beginning and closed out the half 10-5 ahead. LDLC struggled on the T-side and GODSENT took the match to overtime. LDLC won the close overtime 21-19 and became the opponents of Space Soldiers in the winners' match.

The first clash in Group B was also on Cobblestone which went to overtime after both Epsilon and Heroic had 11-4 CT-side halves. Epsilon took charge in the second overtime and won the map 26-22, advancing to the winners' match.

ENCE and HellRaisers met in the second opening match of Group B and the Finnish team, carried by Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, won the match 16-14.

Next up in Bucharest Space Soldiers will face LDLC in the Group A winners' match while Epsilon take on ENCE in the Group B winners' match.

BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1037
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Finland Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Miikka 'suNny' Kemppi
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1046
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
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
#1
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Finland Juups 
So easy for Finnish Professional Electronic-sports organization «ENCE eSports»
2016-11-04 13:03
you got it fam
2016-11-04 13:00
homesent :/
2016-11-04 13:00
#15
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Europe Instabait 
Time Magazine will soon contact you to cover your story :D
2016-11-04 13:02
ence PENCE
2016-11-04 13:09
EZ for lantares
2016-11-04 14:04
1
2016-11-04 13:00
#3
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Japan zekrom 
F
2016-11-04 13:00
#4
Turkey lDexx 
1
2016-11-04 13:00
GG KaLLeZTaR & Pepsil0n
2016-11-04 13:00
wwowowoww
2016-11-04 13:00
#7
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Russia Reph 
gj ENCE,no major for HR again D:
2016-11-04 13:00
ez4ence
2016-11-04 13:00
ez 4 ence
2016-11-04 13:00
n1
2016-11-04 13:00
#11
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France BigBlarg 
n1 LDLC
2016-11-04 13:00
#14
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Europe Instabait 
Does flusha feel fun again from playing game now?
2016-11-04 13:01
#16
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Tunisia exmpL 
They didn't even have to call? xD
2016-11-04 13:03
#20
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Russia Nikosimus 
HAHA, lol, I think they had to but didn't
2016-11-04 13:23
#25
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Other Mortal_Wombat 
rofl
2016-11-04 14:31
ez4ence
2016-11-04 13:10
New Kalle pic pls
2016-11-04 13:14
Epsilon has this tourney
2016-11-04 13:25
#22
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Finland ItzMqss ESBO 
Ez for ENCE
2016-11-04 13:43
kalle!!!!
2016-11-04 13:56
#26
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Netherlands Nycto 
EZ4ENCE
2016-11-04 14:45
#27
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Sweden AdinsX 
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-11-04 14:49
DISBAND 4 ENCE
2016-11-04 15:22
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