dignitas, passions to Minor qualifier

dignitas and passions have secured spots in the closed qualifier for the European Minor after finishing top two in the third open bracket.

Over 500 teams from around Europe took part in the tournament, featuring a single-elimination bracket, for the chance to earn a spot in the closed rounds.

As always, some big-name teams bowed out of the qualifier early, such as iGame.com, who were defeated by Outlaws in the Round of 128, and Copenhagen Games champions Singularity, who are ranked 23rd in the world but could not move past EnVyUs Academy in the Round of 32.

fox's dignitas through to the closed rounds

dignitas, who have been playing with Jorgen "⁠cromen⁠" Robertsen and Jesper "⁠TENZKI⁠" Plougmann after seemingly parting ways with Mikail "⁠Maikelele⁠" Bill and Faruk "⁠pita⁠" Pita, finished top two after a solid run that culminated with best-of-three victories over ESG! and WASD. 

From the other half of the bracket came passions, a Swedish team featuring former Epsilon Hype member Hampus "⁠hampus⁠" Poser. After edging past Timothée "⁠DEVIL⁠" Démolon's MAXISAUCISSE on three maps, they beat ALTERNATE aTTaX 2-0 to assure themselves of a surprising top-two finish in the qualifier.

This means that the following 14 teams are already confirmed for the closed qualifier for the European Minor, which will run from May 18-19:

Germany BIG France Envy
Sweden Epsilon  Denmark Heroic
Poland Kinguin  Europe LDLC
Sweden NIP Turkey Space Soldiers
Denmark North Academy Europe PENTA
Sweden fnatic Academy Denmark Tricked
Norway Dignitas Sweden passions

The final two spots in the Swiss closed qualifier will be determined through the fourth open bracket, for which teams can sign up by going here.

Sweden Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Hampus 'hampus' Poser
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
144
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
585
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.73
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
France Timothée 'DEVIL' Démolon
Timothée 'DEVIL' Démolon
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
262
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
115
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
#3
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United Kingdom Tendies
Ez for esg!
2017-05-11 13:56
9 replies
#10
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Brazil LaicaBoss
who?
2017-05-11 13:57
3 replies
#13
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United Kingdom Tendies
Maikelele's new new team
2017-05-11 13:57
2 replies
#39
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United Kingdom FraserLK50
Ez for penta
2017-05-11 14:17
who?
2017-05-13 11:07
#16
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Iceland fatboislim
nip won't even make it, easy for penta and space soldiers.
2017-05-11 13:58
I hope dignitas qualify !! Fox deserves a major :'333
2017-05-11 15:10
3 replies
0/8
2017-05-11 17:49
#83
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Sweden MrIgnii
Another?
2017-05-11 17:50
He will qualify !!!! Ptivcckkss
2017-05-13 11:00
Ok
2017-05-11 13:56
naice
2017-05-11 13:56
Ez for fox
2017-05-11 13:56
nip and heroic will be qualified
2017-05-11 13:57
#11
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Russia HLTV_Admin
Hello NIP
2017-05-11 13:57
ez dig
2017-05-11 13:57
So how many can go through the minor to the major qualifier? 3?
2017-05-11 13:58
2 replies
#18
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Spain Alser
Yes, 3 teams because the new nV lost their spot
2017-05-11 13:59
Yes
2017-05-11 13:59
#15
mika | 
Faroe Islands kLango
Pls Space Soldiers and dignitas Win this
2017-05-11 13:58
4 replies
sry for spoiler,but they haven't chances))
2017-05-11 13:59
3 replies
#25
mika | 
Faroe Islands kLango
:((
2017-05-11 14:03
+1
2017-05-11 16:17
#105
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Turkey Opslake
Sad due to sucking vp and there is no other russian team xD
2017-05-18 07:57
if Academy teams will qualify, what about normal teams? two teams (for example North and North Academy) will be on major? xD anyway gl for spaces and heroic! <3
2017-05-11 13:58
13 replies
#22
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Austria SplasJ
Yes
2017-05-11 14:00
8 replies
#24
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Brazil hunte[R]
are you sure of that? How about that rule that teams couldn't occupy two spots?
2017-05-11 14:03
4 replies
#28
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Austria SplasJ
Why would they be allowed at the qualifier if they are Not in the major
2017-05-11 14:04
2 replies
i think,if this rule is active,then these academy teams has taboo for participation in the qualifier?
2017-05-11 14:11
1 reply
#38
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Austria SplasJ
Yeah if it is active they wouldnt be at the minor
2017-05-11 14:17
#70
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Turkey Tormund1
Its only for esl tournaments
2017-05-11 16:13
#27
mika | 
Faroe Islands kLango
I think they actually cant qualify
2017-05-11 14:03
2 replies
if it was truth, THEY are could not be here
2017-05-11 14:15
#84
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Sweden MrIgnii
This rule is only for esl tournaments
2017-05-11 17:52
The org have to release them / they have to play for another org if their main team already in the major..
2017-05-11 14:50
1 reply
#64
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Germany leinaD^^
isnt it only the rule of esl?
2017-05-11 15:58
#67
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Portugal antCB
in football "academy teams" (known here as B teams, or secondary ones that play lower leagues) cannot ascend to the same league their "real" counterpart is in, i.e. if your B squad wins the 2nd League they cannot get into premier because the actual team has a spot there.
2017-05-11 16:04
1 reply
its good. some of tournaments should create leauge for Academy. smth like ESL, but only for Academy teams.
2017-05-11 16:18
#19
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Austria SplasJ
N1
2017-05-11 13:59
Good job fox! Congratz! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-05-11 14:02
3 replies
1.He is from portugal 2.dignitas has reached only European qualifier,and to get in major,the should be top8 of mainqual of major.
2017-05-11 14:14
2 replies
1.He is from portugal 2.dignitas has reached only European qualifier,and to get in major,the should be top8 of mainqual of major.
2017-05-11 14:58
1 reply
#66
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Germany leinaD^^
Good job fox! Congratz! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-05-11 16:00
GOD FOX
2017-05-11 14:03
Maikelele was the problem 4Head
2017-05-11 14:11
really sad to see nip competing in a minor qualifier :D
2017-05-11 14:12
4 swedish teams
2017-05-11 14:12
damn this is actually stacked. cya nip lmao
2017-05-11 14:14
8/14 teams are from scandinavia scandinavia master race, best cs region by far
2017-05-11 14:19
1 reply
That is mean, cs in other EU countryes is dead...
2017-05-11 14:30
#42
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Sweden Trkmag
Stacked, i fear for NiP :(
2017-05-11 14:19
Question, why dignitas is not EU but danish? The organization is Danish but the roster is mixer :/
2017-05-11 14:20
5 replies
its not danish.. look closely, its norwegian flag
2017-05-11 14:24
1 reply
My fail, lol
2017-05-11 14:34
Dig is NA organisation thats why they disband top danish roster
2017-05-11 14:31
#68
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Germany leinaD^^
three players of them are from norway and dignitas is an organization from the USA..^^
2017-05-11 16:05
Dignitas is not a danish org. Its from the USA.
2017-05-11 17:30
in the headline is a "S" missing in passions. :p
2017-05-11 14:22
If you think NIP will make another roster change when they tank out of the Minor qualifier, then you are deluded.
2017-05-11 14:23
#46
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Portugal dascouves
The academy team obviously can qualify, otherwise they wont be there in the first place and valve already would've done something about it, but i still think that both fnatic and north will sell them in case they qualify, for the time they are at the tournament, theres a lot of orgs who would like to have a team there, and both north and fnatic can get a pretty good deal for them during the duration of the major. Btw how many team go from the european minor to the final qualifier?
2017-05-11 14:25
1 reply
3
2017-05-11 15:00
NiP, NV, Diginitas, LDLC, Fnatic, Epsilon, oh how times have changed since 2014-15
2017-05-11 14:26
1 reply
Fnatic academy.. LUL
2017-05-11 15:21
#54
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Kazakhstan gg_bois
Nip plz
2017-05-11 14:34
Ez for rubino!
2017-05-11 14:49
Nip should make it
2017-05-11 15:46
and fox trying to sneak his way in to the major once again :D never gets old
2017-05-11 15:53
nip wont qualify lol
2017-05-11 15:58
#69
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Portugal antCB
what bothers me more than seeing known players/orgs having to go through such rough qualifiers is seeing "teams" with known cheaters playing hand-in-hand vs lan proven players online. that shit bothers me
2017-05-11 16:06
2 replies
Who cheats
2017-05-11 16:19
1 reply
#104
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Portugal antCB
if I really have to say to you who cheats and has history with it and participated in the qualifier, you don't belong here.
2017-05-18 07:50
NiP no chance
2017-05-11 16:27
#75
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Indonesia LosD
GoEnvy
2017-05-11 16:56
No chance for the no-names on NiP
2017-05-11 17:05
PLEASE MAKE NIP GREAT AGAIN
2017-05-11 17:28
rofl NiP losing in the minor will be so funny, they deserve nothing as long as Friberg is still playing for them. Hope they bomb out of everything this year, they don't deserve the <3.
2017-05-11 17:32
#80
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Switzerland noxer*
If I had to bet, I would bet NIP, dignitas and EnvyUs to go through
2017-05-11 17:32
What i dont understand is, why dont the top 3 teams from this closed qualifier just go into the major qual? What is the point of having one more qualifier after this in order to qualify for the qualifier?
2017-05-11 17:47
how down has nip went.. competing against academy level teams feels bad m3n
2017-05-11 18:10
#86
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United States Bibby
Minors have stickers dont they?
2017-05-11 18:12
Can someone edlain is this the first dignitas csgo. Team or they were inactive anyone can let me know or team suspended fot any suspicious hackin thanks
2017-05-11 18:51
as nip fan i cay say : AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
2017-05-11 19:02
#93
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Turkey CHAMPTZ
SS has a big chance to qualify tho.
2017-05-11 19:55
The teams that qualify on this qualifier actually qualifies straight for the major?
2017-05-11 20:24
SS pls don't screw this up now!
2017-05-12 06:16
lmao ppl talking about the qualifying for major when this isn't even the MINOR.
2017-05-12 06:24
Maikelele just can't seem to find a team
2017-05-12 08:20
maikelolol
2017-05-13 11:19
#103
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United States kdog
#Penta2MajorEZ
2017-05-14 23:10
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