IEM Katowice EU open qual. #2 over

With the second open qualifier coming to an end, four teams have advanced to the IEM Katowice closed qualifier, which will have three spots at the $250,000 event on offer.

The first open qualifier took place two weeks ago, with GODSENT and Heroic claiming their spot in the closed qualifier.

In the second, which was played over the last two days, four closed qualifier spots were on offer. 255 teams fought in the single-elimination, best-of-one bracket for their place in the deciding quarter-finals, played in best-of-three series.

The quarter-finals saw Tricked taking down Copenhagen Flames, who eliminated Kinguin in the round of 32, while BIG beat ALTERNATE aTTaX and Epsilon edged Team123.


gob b's BIG advanced to the closed qualifier 

After eXtatus defeated FlipSid3 and Vega Squadron in the deciding series, ESL disqualified the Slovakian-Czech lineup due to 14-year-old David "frozen" Čerňanský, as the age restriction in the rulebook is set at 16 years.

Instead, FlipSid3 faced Vega Squadron at the end of the day, and Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy's side clinched the last spot following three maps.

With the aforementioned four joining the closed qualifier's team list, it is now the following:

CIS Natus Vincere  France Envy France G2 Sweden fnatic
Europe mousesports Sweden GODSENT  Denmark Heroic  Denmark Tricked
Sweden Epsilon Germany BIG CIS FlipSid3

The closed qualifier, where the aforementioned 11 teams will battle for three spots at IEM Katowice, will take place from February 4-5.

Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
727
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
#1
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Finland neksu 
GL big
2017-02-03 01:35
#10
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Canada j0osy 
ez4frozen
2017-02-03 01:35
#21
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Germany AdiZen 
G2s first official Match :0
2017-02-03 01:37
omg why fckng F3, shits go on... sad
2017-02-03 08:10
YE F3 IS EVERYWHERE AND ALWAYS 0:5 LOSES, ROUND 10:12000 WHO INVITES THEM FFS?!
2017-02-03 08:33
#86
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Czech Republic LIFTY! 
I just can't believe this sht. F3 had to know that frozen is 14yo before the match and they told that to admin after they got rekt 16-7? Well i liked that team before, but not anymore. Anyway, that rule is only for offline tournament, so basically, thay should be able to pick up stand-in for that offline event. But yeah ESL, DQ that team was a lot easier.
2017-02-03 08:46
#109
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Germany Xantennn 
It was Vega Squadron that complained to ESL, not F3. They just took the chance, as ESL decided that they have to play against Vega, but who wouldnt?
2017-02-03 10:55
+1
2017-02-03 11:35
#133
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
Vegans and Flipsid3 dont write to admin about Frozen. It was admins decision. Vs and F3 was surprised too. some Flips slept when admin wrote them. and it was 3 minutes after match of eXt vs Vega.
2017-02-03 17:33
#137
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Europe lalt 
frozen had to know he is 14yo, right? Or at least org.. god damnit.. if you have kids in lineup, pretty much 1st thing to check: Is there any age rules in tournament? fucking amateurs..
2017-02-04 01:07
Germans on lan HaHAha
2017-02-03 01:37
#6
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Turkey MaskoN 
ez navi
2017-02-03 01:35
rip frozen
2017-02-03 01:35
ez fnatic
2017-02-03 01:36
FROZEN
2017-02-03 01:35
im 9 again ahhah :D
2017-02-03 01:36
KID
2017-02-03 08:34
Envyus lol
2017-02-03 01:36
#14
Europe bueR 
wonder how's the lineups going to look like in the actual event (not qualifiers).
2017-02-03 01:37
so ez for G2 go shox & kennyS >
2017-02-03 01:37
ez navi
2017-02-03 01:37
ESL admins should be really ashamed of themselves.That kid had a big chance to show up at international scene. Demotivation LVL99999
2017-02-03 01:40
I really wanted to see Frozen playing against top teams :( but ESL...
2017-02-03 01:56
+100
2017-02-03 02:48
you can legaly play csgo when you're 16+.
2017-02-03 03:02
Actually there is a problem in the rule book. The rule about the age restriction (2.9.1) can be understood in two different ways. Either it means players who are <16yo before the first OFFLINE match can not participate in any game... OR players must be over 16yo to participate in the first OFFLINE match. ESL should improve the interpretation of this rule because it can really be understood differently.
2017-02-03 09:15
#97
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Norway Marvi 
what? where did u find this? :}
2017-02-03 09:36
pegi is just recommendation not a law
2017-02-03 11:18
#62
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Slovakia Ganjamel 
+1, #freeFrozeN
2017-02-03 05:16
Ikr, he already showed off at top fragging against Flipsid3 and Vega, they let him play at qualifiers, but when they qualify, they kick the team.. Wtf is that logic, ESL admins must be some 13 years old kids...
2017-02-03 09:03
Should be ashamed of themselves for following the rules? Autism level 9999999
2017-02-03 09:07
#91 - check the facts first pls
2017-02-03 09:16
Quote me the rule pls cause I can't find the updated rulebook
2017-02-03 09:32
2.9.1 Age Restriction All participants of Intel Extreme Masters have to be over 16 years of age before their required arrival at the first offline part of the competition. If in doubt, an admin has to be contacted to confirm eligibility.
2017-02-03 10:22
#91
2017-02-03 12:19
Rules are Rules lol
2017-02-03 09:55
#FreeFrozen
2017-02-03 01:37
#61
fer | 
Argentina MyMatkhev 
+1
2017-02-03 05:10
ez4navi or fnatic
2017-02-03 01:38
#24
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Turkey evansgc 
Why NA'VI and Fnatic are in qualifiers?
2017-02-03 01:39
#67
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
bc thay are noobs
2017-02-03 06:50
#85
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Turkey evansgc 
xD I'm asked because Fnatic won IEM Katowice 2016 and NA'VI reached semis.
2017-02-03 08:39
#125
Zeus | 
Ukraine Ckopoxog 
Na'Vi out of groups in IEM Oakland and fnatic didn't even attend it.
2017-02-03 14:21
#128
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Turkey evansgc 
Thanks.
2017-02-03 15:30
#25
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Sweden godname 
now we will see the shox new team with kenny xD
2017-02-03 01:40
#FreeFrozen
2017-02-03 01:40
#27
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Poland Matt2121 
The rule about AGE is older than JESUS
2017-02-03 01:40
But frozen is still 14
2017-02-03 06:43
Kinguin :(
2017-02-03 01:41
#31
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
Would love to see Gob B more on stage again
2017-02-03 01:44
#32
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
shuffle presentation will be awesome! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-02-03 01:46
ESL makes me vomit.
2017-02-03 01:47
#90
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United Kingdom swellis 
Lmao get a grip
2017-02-03 09:14
#34
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Germany Trip1909 
tfw when you're 14 and rek people who played majors and qualifiers for those but get dq'd because basically you're too good at a too young age..
2017-02-03 01:48
14yo onliner, probably cheating, and if not cheating he would get fucking smashed. No chance to qualify for him anyway seeing as fnatic, Navi and G2 are gonna qualify easily.
2017-02-03 01:51
onliner only cuz of bad rules bro
2017-02-03 01:56
not like they would have had a chance to qualify either way with these teams attending.
2017-02-03 01:57
yeah but they could try,and i am sure that he want play on lans like this
2017-02-03 01:59
Maybe not but how else are you supposed to improve?
2017-02-03 02:05
+1
2017-02-03 02:26
+1
2017-02-03 07:07
#98
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Norway Marvi 
Frozen > Navi
2017-02-03 09:36
#63
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Slovakia Ganjamel 
>onliner eXtatus rekted Cz/Sk scene on lan but ok
2017-02-03 05:19
#47
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United States ichibaNcs 
onliner? LOL they won ROG a while ago on lan
2017-02-03 01:57
#35
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Armenia KKegham 
good luck FlipSid3, show that you can do it given a 2nd chance.
2017-02-03 01:48
rip xantares
2017-02-03 01:48
ez4frozen
2017-02-03 01:48
Na'Vi French super team Fnatic These teams will secure 3 places out of 11...
2017-02-03 01:53
#41
AdreN | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
Glad F3 got in but I'd rather Frozen was in there, shame to see him lose out just cause of his age. Would have liked to have seen him prove the F3 owner who called him an onliner wrong.
2017-02-03 01:55
#45
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Sweden rh3ny 
ez for Heroic
2017-02-03 01:56
#51
blameF | 
North America inkrias 
[*] RIP frozen. He didn't deserve for rekt.
2017-02-03 02:09
#53
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Portugal pshhh 
If frozen's parents consent, I don't see why he can't participate. Worst case scenario, they require presence of at least one of the parents at the event.
2017-02-03 02:27
+1
2017-02-03 08:25
#54
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Other VladimirLucas 
justice for frozen
2017-02-03 02:29
Ez NaVi
2017-02-03 02:32
ez frozen
2017-02-03 04:00
#65
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
Flipsid3 lucky...
2017-02-03 06:17
Fucking vega squadron
2017-02-03 06:55
#69
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France t3r4byt3 
FlipSid3 and Vega are so shit
2017-02-03 06:57
#72
oskar | 
Poland ThoreQ 
-LEGIJA +NiKo Then they could make something BIG
2017-02-03 07:20
#73
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Czech Republic LIFTY! 
#FreeFrozen
2017-02-03 07:26
#74
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Russia Sur10n 
#FreeFrozen
2017-02-03 07:43
OFC F3 ALWAYS finds a way to qualify. Fcking trash team pls disband alreadyyyyyy
2017-02-03 07:44
+1
2017-02-03 08:14
#76
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Slovakia durky1 
#FreeFrozen
2017-02-03 07:57
#77
dennis | 
Slovakia Jarci 
cloud,optic invited to the main event but major quartefinalist, semifinalist need to play qual rip
2017-02-03 08:01
ENVYUS IS NOT G2? WHEN THEY GET MIXED
2017-02-03 08:35
Pray for Frozen... Bad teams on IEM...
2017-02-03 08:52
#92
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Indonesia de_insertion 
After eXtatus defeated FlipSid3 and Vega Squadron in the deciding series, ESL disqualified the Slovakian-Czech lineup due to 14-year-old David "frozen" &#268;er&#328;anský, as the age restriction in the rulebook is set at 16 year #FREEFROZEN
2017-02-03 09:16
#94
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Poland ramones1 
ez for godsent
2017-02-03 09:21
#95
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
''After eXtatus defeated FlipSid3 and Vega Squadron in the deciding series, ESL disqualified the Slovakian-Czech lineup due to 14-year-old David "frozen" &#268;er&#328;anský, as the age restriction in the rulebook is set at 16 years.'' XDDDDDDDDDD
2017-02-03 09:24
#99
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Norway Marvi 
flipside are crying jokers..nuuuubs
2017-02-03 09:37
#FREEFROZEN
2017-02-03 09:42
#102
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Slovakia beznyku 
Fucking stupid bastards, in rule is written player under 16 cant go to offline , not be a part of online qualify, they dont break rules, vega or f3 just cant accept they got rekt by 14 yrs old , they go cry to esl admins, how múch they paid for it?
2017-02-03 10:02
LUL cry is free
2017-02-03 10:05
They broke the rules actually same as SK did in ELeague season 1 and they were disqualified for that the rules clearly posted on the website and you can see they broke a rule there.
2017-02-03 11:29
#105
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Slovakia gerard1222 
Wau !!! ESL admins -__- well done good job :/ Really you dont know who is Frozen ?
2017-02-03 10:24
Hahahah fatfuck kid frozen u sucks arrogant overhyped shit.
2017-02-03 10:25
#107
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Slovakia MajloSK 
ESL Admins hahahahhahahahah....yesterday there was a lot of time to do something before first match....markeloff's kindergarden crying so fckng much cuz they got rekt by 14 y.o players and his squad.
2017-02-03 10:29
#110
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Czech Republic Limacool 
ESL should let them play, if they could play this open qualifier, this is not fair at all....
2017-02-03 11:00
#111
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Singapore AerusXV 
ez 4 french superteam
2017-02-03 11:02
#113
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Russia MaNameJeff 
imgur.com/cT0zKjB And don't even start with that "pre-aiming angles" shit.
2017-02-03 11:26
100% legit mate he just has a good gaming chair.
2017-02-03 11:28
#116
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Russia MaNameJeff 
yeah it's all about that gaming mousepad
2017-02-03 11:33
Not even surprised he came out of nowhere
2017-02-03 22:03
#118
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Czech Republic HOnYsKA 
Today our team ROG.eXtatus participated in OPEN qualifier to IEM KATOWICE 2017, we managed to beat all our opponets and qualify to CLOSED qualifier which is being held on saturday. Unfortunately after the match versus VEGA admin contacted us and requsted documents(id/passport) from frozen claiming that he can not participate because he is 14 years old. There is a rule in official IEM rulebook (cdn2.esl.tv/fileadmin/user_upload/IEM/IE.. ),2.9.1 that says : All participants of Intel Extreme Masters have to be over 16 years of age before their required arrival at the first offline part of the competition. If in doubt, an admin has to be contacted to confirm eligibility. We can not even take stand in and basically we are disqualified because of this stupid rule. No problem for him getting signature from his parents to participate in this event like he did when he participated in Copenhagen Games when he was only 13 years old. I am sure you know frozen from FPL and that he is more than capable to play against these teams. Indeed, he is 14 years old with having his 15th birthday this year. But WHY is there even such rule? What is going on? Why are young talents not allowed to shine and play against top teams?
2017-02-03 11:36
+1 , Give us one good reason then will response that he cant play on IEM Katowice, cause his family, his parents can sign everything to let him play it. Atleast give them way like "stand-in", because they fought for that place and u just say "nope".... RIP CZ/SK Dreams
2017-02-03 11:42
You don't get it do you? They broke the rule so the event org can do whatever the fk they want simple as that whether you like it or not. imgur.com/cT0zKjB Notice after the aimlock he tries to preaim right side top mid cause he doesn't know the guy is that close to him on cat he misinterpret the information the aimbot is giving him, complete amateur.
2017-02-03 12:05
Well, this is dissapointing. Due to VP lately, you can read everywhere, that unlike other "sports" e-sport does't have age barriers, does it? He is well known as incredible talent (let the understandably childish behaviour aside) and he already participated in online AND offline tournaments AFAIK. Why can kids participate at ADULT olympic games (famously gymnasts) and kid who plays game AIMED for kids can't pursue his dream? Unless there are laws which restrict this, but it would be usually 18+, so thats most likely not the case. I'm double his age and i still feel sorry that he has to stay aside, as long as his parents are ok with what he's doing. Organizator/captain obv fuck*d up, they should know rules and CHECK before the start of event. Easy solution would be let them play with standin tho.
2017-02-03 12:39
Are they gonna stream this closed qualifier?
2017-02-03 15:10
#130
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Czech Republic DeadlyStrike 
Yes
2017-02-03 15:45
#129
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Czech Republic DeadlyStrike 
ESL retarded organization... Pls valve throw this shit away.Admins must learn this game,before they join ESL!
2017-02-03 15:44
frozen should be allowed to play as long as his parents consent to it as he is under 16. they should not get thrown out, way to demotivate such a young talent :(
2017-02-03 16:03
EZ 4 G²
2017-02-03 17:11
It's sad for frozen, he played really well.
2017-02-03 21:22
Really sad ppl are defending that pos cheater, not only do these low lives break the rules also blatantly cheating, honestly they shouldn't be DQ'd they should be banned just more fuk boys trying to cheat their way into the pro scene.
2017-02-03 21:39
IQ 50 spotted
2017-02-04 10:45
Defending a blatant 14 y/o cheater your IQ must be really high as well.
2017-02-04 21:09
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