EU Minor qualifier reaches end

MIRAA
May 19th, 2017 21:45

The closed qualifier for the European Minor Championship has come to an end, with dignitas, fnatic Academy and Kinguin securing the final spots at the offline event.

dignitas ended Space Soldiers' dream of attending the Minor with a comprehensive 16-2 victory on Inferno after an extremely one-sided first half in which the Norwegian team gave their opponents very little room to operate.

fnatic Academy came away with the most surprising victory of the round as they defeated Heroic, the current No.14 team in the world, 16-7 on Mirage, with Alex "Karus" Saglamoglu topping the scoreboard on 25 frags.

The Minor will be Kinguin's first event abroad with Hyper

With Grzegorz "SZPERO" Dziamałek leading the charge, Kinguin edged past Tricked 16-13 on Train to secure the very last spot at the Minor through a qualifier that was not kind to Danish teams.

The final team list for the EU Minor looks as follows:

France Envy Finland iGame.com
Europe PENTA Norway Dignitas
Germany BIG Sweden fnatic Academy
Europe LDLC  Poland Kinguin

The event will take place from June 15-18 in Bucharest, Romania. In addition to $50,000, teams will fight for three spots at the offline qualifier for PGL Major Kraków.

Sweden Alex 'Karus' Saglamoglu
Alex 'Karus' Saglamoglu
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
205
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.14
Poland Grzegorz 'SZPERO' Dziamałek
Grzegorz 'SZPERO' Dziamałek
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1112
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
#3
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Japan shinji_Yuno 
EZ 4 SCREAM
2017-05-19 21:45
#18
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Nepal TYZ4 
'sup danes?
2017-05-19 21:45
but at the same time north and astralis already at the major so... RIP? also poor NIP... Anyone else feel like this could happen to VP on a bad day too tho?
2017-05-19 23:12
on a bad day vp would at least put up a fight lmao
2017-05-20 00:09
true... RIP
2017-05-20 06:34
#121
Estonia pj4 
i doubt VP would ever manage to relegate this far.
2017-05-20 11:45
VP still have better CT setups and play as a team. NiP look like they're living in the past.. and in NA
2017-05-20 13:20
Even at VPs worst though, they were only losing to Penta, who are still miles better than a team like Passions (now Red Reserve) or iGame. Also much of VPs failures were them just not taking online seriously. NIP remember lost 16-2 to Vega Squadron on LAN. I kind of hope the core 4 stay together and they just keep tanking until they fall out of premier. That would be so hilarious.
2017-05-20 15:22
#21
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United Kingdom FraserLK50 
FeelsBadMan SS
2017-05-19 21:45
#4
tarik | 
Georgia zb118 
nip
2017-05-19 21:45
LUL
2017-05-19 22:12
more like rip
2017-05-20 00:05
NiP died yesterday gt and forest are heading to tier 12 :( bye bye NiP
2017-05-20 07:55
#6
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CIS sergioff 
ez
2017-05-19 21:45
#8
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Turkey SLendeRuLeZ 
ripo ss
2017-05-19 21:45
Wp
2017-05-19 21:45
gg ez
2017-05-19 21:45
#12
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Netherlands Krin 
rip nip
2017-05-19 21:45
#14
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Poland wilczax 
ez
2017-05-19 21:45
rip SS
2017-05-19 21:45
ez for dig and fox
2017-05-19 21:45
+1
2017-05-19 21:49
#20
fer | 
Brazil _Spike_Br_ 
Rip NiP
2017-05-19 21:45
#22
mixwell | 
Spain Alser 
Most talk is about NiP, but rip Heroic
2017-05-19 21:45
#71
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Switzerland BottomFragger 
yeah didn't even notice, shame. I thought they had potential
2017-05-19 23:12
where's nip? Kappa
2017-05-19 21:46
Nice! Glad that the teams I wanted are there!
2017-05-19 21:46
#26
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Singapore sleepyyy 
dig envyus and kinguin qualify im calling it now
2017-05-19 21:46
#45
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Finland Slyp3 
penta, i game and envy =) not biased at all))
2017-05-19 21:49
#50
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Poland iBronis 
+1, not so sure about igame though
2017-05-19 21:56
#52
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Finland Slyp3 
Yeah that was just me hoping. I would probably bet my money on fna.aca to join them. Big has 2 onliners and legija. Also kinguin and dignitas looked shaky. So i would say fnatic.aca, LDLC or iGame))) will make it
2017-05-19 21:59
#27
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Sweden proffs 
No nip?
2017-05-19 21:46
what happens with nip?
2017-05-19 21:46
#60
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Brazil plc_junkeR 
Got rekt by everybody
2017-05-19 22:19
LUL
2017-05-19 22:31
No kidding, 16-4 by Red Reserve. RIP NIP
2017-05-19 23:41
#29
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United States burz3u5 
iGame will upset and qualify heard it here first
2017-05-19 21:46
#30
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
shit teams to be honest and ofc rip heroic nip ss
2017-05-19 21:46
#31
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Albania donzfg 
NIP
2017-05-19 21:46
i want LDLC, Envy and dignitas pls =D
2017-05-19 21:46
nv penta dig
2017-05-19 21:46
NiP :(
2017-05-19 21:46
#35
es3tag | 
Germany vipitis 
Tricked deserves this more then Hyper :/ no danes made it... only Tenzki.... but a swedish team made it.... as an academy team. from teh stacked Minor quals, so the minor now(which 3 will go to the closed qualifier) My hopes are on BIG and my bet's are on nV.
2017-05-19 21:47
#40
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Faroe Islands clackdamighty 
ye tricked deserves it when they lost 14-4 lead :D
2017-05-19 21:48
#58
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Germany P3tR 
Than = als Then = dann
2017-05-19 22:12
#36
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France p2l 
two french teams, ez for french CS
2017-05-19 21:47
What times we live in when fnatic Academy has a better coach, better structure, better overall team and better players than NiP.
2017-05-19 21:47
Everything u said was a lie. It's called better cheats and lower self respect
2017-05-20 00:12
#38
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Russia Nikosimus 
NiP BibleThump.. That's time to think about it imo
2017-05-19 21:47
#39
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Would be nice Minor(thanks NiP)
2017-05-19 21:48
PENTA EnVy BIG/Kinguin/dignitas
2017-05-19 21:49
#43
Denmark DMGZ 
Jesus that comeback by iGame against Tricked on Nuke.. behind 4-14 gets it to overtime and then win.
2017-05-19 21:49
space just rushes and trusts their aimers , when it comes to play inferno or this kinda more tactical maps they suck balls . if i can realize this shit,nip guys should realize also . such a pitty
2017-05-19 21:49
#46
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Brazil SK|coldzera 
LOL only 3 teams from EU qualify for offline qualifier?
2017-05-19 21:50
#47
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Brazil nexthi 
Envy, Fnatic Academy and Dignitas go to offline, in NA, Imt, Lg and cloud 9
2017-05-19 21:52
#49
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Brazil XEMBAO 
NA with only 2 spots, nt
2017-05-19 21:55
#51
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Brazil nexthi 
rlly? so imt and c9
2017-05-19 21:56
#103
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Indonesia CoronaHypeZ 
Eu got 3 spots because envy must qualify from the minor
2017-05-20 05:39
#48
JW | 
Sweden reverentan 
ez 4 BIG, Dignitas and Fnatic AT
2017-05-19 21:53
#53
woxic | 
Turkey anymor3 
noob despe
2017-05-19 22:03
Lets go dig
2017-05-19 22:03
#55
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Brazil wAc 
don't matter who wins the european qualifier no one of this teams have a good chance of qualifying to the major, only weak teams, major spots will remain almost the same as last one i believe
2017-05-19 22:05
no Heroic no NiP no SpaceSoldiers is a huge suprise. Gratz to dignitas, fnatic AC, iGame & Kinguin who kinda stepped into the possiblities.
2017-05-19 22:07
#64
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World neomax360 
Online qualifier -> Minor Close qualifier-> Major close qualifier (with teams like G2, Mouses, IMT etc) -> Major Lul no way that NIP or SS make it that far. Maybe Heroic could have make it but still hard. Currently qualify for Major is harder than become legend at Major. That is why every single teams at major should fight to obtain legend status in order to avoid all those shit qualifications.
2017-05-19 22:46
#65
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India transformer 
+1.
2017-05-19 22:56
The idea that major qualifier is super hard now is pretty BS. Which decent teams didn't make it last time? Cloud9, immortals, nip? Cloud9 and nip lost to vega squadron and tyloo, I think imt is the only team that didn't qualify that didn't lose to a hilariously bad team along the way.
2017-05-19 23:57
immortals from 2-0 to 2-3 because lost to f3/mouz and tyloo also they choke vs g2 from 14-10
2017-05-20 00:01
Imt didn't lose to tyloo at Atlanta qualifier that was cologne
2017-05-20 00:13
#99
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United States DemiFiend 
They did not lose to f3 they had legend status
2017-05-20 02:18
#83
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World neomax360 
Lul but those teams you mentioned where invites straight to the Major close qualifier. Major qualifier is hard for teams who have to pass by minors
2017-05-20 00:07
No both cloud9 and imt went through minor
2017-05-20 00:11
penta + kinguin/dignitas/envyus
2017-05-19 22:10
#61
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Poland mamba99999 
ez for KingWIN
2017-05-19 22:24
#63
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United States xWho 
Everyone was making jokes about NiP not making it out of the minor, and they actually didn't. A major winning team now reduced to this. Lol
2017-05-19 22:40
#66
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Brazil GravesGG_ 
Ez for NIP
2017-05-19 22:57
#67
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Finland Madd!z 
FaZe - iGame major final
2017-05-19 23:02
#68
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Europe KrakeNCSGO 
EZ FOR R(N)IP
2017-05-19 23:06
RiP NiP Change org to fnatic Academy Academy
2017-05-19 23:08
#72
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Brazil LgA 
If Fnatic Academy qualifies for the major, we'll have two different Fnatic stickers that look the same?
2017-05-19 23:22
wont happen but i guess a solid org gonna take them and fnatic get another academy i guess
2017-05-20 00:00
#80
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Turkey partyoctopus 
maybe NiP will pick them LOL
2017-05-20 00:04
#94
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Brazil LgA 
lmao +1
2017-05-20 01:17
#73
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Norway anMu 
Fnatic Academy over NiP :DDD. Omg imagine how bad would be NiP Academy if it exists.
2017-05-19 23:32
#100
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Spain SaileSamkaed 
Savage ajajajaja
2017-05-20 03:09
#128
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Netherlands MaartenMx 
NiP academy would probably beat NiP
2017-05-20 20:45
Who knows what happens now! I'm going to predict EnVyUs, PENTA, BIG, and Kinguin going to the offline qualifier!
2017-05-19 23:42
#76
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
LDLC, Envy and Dignitas please
2017-05-19 23:50
wanted to get xantares stickers :( rip ss better luck next time.
2017-05-20 00:12
fnatic academy, igame over NiP its hurts so much
2017-05-20 00:54
someone tell me if nip still have a chance to play the major ?
2017-05-20 01:00
#97
fer | 
Brazil Ze_Pequeno 
nope :(
2017-05-20 02:09
#91
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Portugal Death_Hack 
im calling it Dignitas BIG LDLC These teams will qualify :)
2017-05-20 01:03
Space Soldiers > Big, igame Big and iGame don't deserve minor.
2017-05-20 01:19
Space soldiers lost games. Didnt qualify. Deserved, they suck. Igame and big both beat decent teamd. Dignitas are trash, ss playing aim duels with dignitas and lost - terrible tactics Ss has a lot to prove and right now they suck. If u cant beat tricked, u dont deserve to qualify looool
2017-05-20 06:54
2x fnatic stickers inc?
2017-05-20 01:30
#101
kRYSTAL | 
Germany K3v1 
ez 4 god suNny
2017-05-20 03:38
#102
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India Reaper1 
Its time for NiP to disband..
2017-05-20 03:39
major could use 1-2 more spots
2017-05-20 05:47
MakeNiPGoodAgain
2017-05-20 05:48
So Sad 4 SS
2017-05-20 07:29
#111
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Russia HLTV_Admin 
ez 4 NIP
2017-05-20 07:34
no words..
2017-05-20 08:23
#114
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Germany Gloin 
EZ FOR BIG
2017-05-20 09:08
Kinguin Penta EnVyUs
2017-05-20 09:43
Great to see new teams poking up, hope they do great And for people calling "dispand"?? Wtf, you dispand you dipshits. You were never good enough to touch this game. Respect and admire the passion to compete and play. In every sport the same cry
2017-05-20 10:00
#117
steel | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
8 Invited: BIG, EnVyUs, Epsilon, Heroic, Kinguin, LDLC, NiP, Space Soldiers 8 Open Qualifier: North Academy, PENTA, Fnatic Academy, Tricked, Dignitas Red Reserve (former Passions), iGame.com, Outlaws damn only 4 out of 8 invited teams made it
2017-05-20 10:03
lol so Nip was the worst team in the minor qualifiers. like wtf, how are you even allowed to play on tournaments after this?
2017-05-20 11:26
friberg wasted slot NiP never win anything in 2017 with friberg. сompetition to high for them. not can even qualify on major 2 times vs Tier 5 teams. wtf you talking about
2017-05-20 11:58
#127
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Sweden newerth4nu 
fnatic academy > nip
2017-05-20 18:15
+1
2017-05-22 08:23
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