EU Minor qualifier reaches end

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:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
120
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.74
Poland Grzegorz 'SZPERO' Dziamałek
Grzegorz 'SZPERO' Dziamałek
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
#3
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Japan shinji_Yuno
EZ 4 SCREAM
2017-05-19 21:45
1 reply
#21
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United Kingdom FraserLK50
FeelsBadMan SS
2017-05-19 21:45
#4
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Georgia zb118
nip
2017-05-19 21:45
3 replies
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
#12
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Denmark Krin
rip nip
2017-05-19 21:45
#14
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Poland wilczax
ez
2017-05-19 21:45
#16
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United States kappa360
rip SS
2017-05-19 21:45
ez for dig and fox
2017-05-19 21:45
1 reply
+1
2017-05-19 21:49
Rip NiP
2017-05-19 21:45
#22
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Spain Alser
Most talk is about NiP, but rip Heroic
2017-05-19 21:45
1 reply
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
3 replies
#45
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Finland Slyp3
penta, i game and envy =) not biased at all))
2017-05-19 21:49
2 replies
#50
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Poland iBronis
+1, not so sure about igame though
2017-05-19 21:56
1 reply
#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
3 replies
Got rekt by everybody
2017-05-19 22:19
2 replies
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
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
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
2 replies
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
Ex6TenZ | 
France p2l
two french teams, ez for french CS
2017-05-19 21:47
#38
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Russia Nikosimus
NiP BibleThump.. That's time to think about it imo
2017-05-19 21:47
Would be nice Minor(thanks NiP)
2017-05-19 21:48
#41
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Netherlands joyner
PENTA EnVy BIG/Kinguin/dignitas
2017-05-19 21:49
#43
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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
LOL only 3 teams from EU qualify for offline qualifier?
2017-05-19 21:50
Envy, Fnatic Academy and Dignitas go to offline, in NA, Imt, Lg and cloud 9
2017-05-19 21:52
3 replies
NA with only 2 spots, nt
2017-05-19 21:55
2 replies
rlly? so imt and c9
2017-05-19 21:56
1 reply
Eu got 3 spots because envy must qualify from the minor
2017-05-20 05:39
ez 4 BIG, Dignitas and Fnatic AT
2017-05-19 21:53
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
8 replies
#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
7 replies
+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
5 replies
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
2 replies
Imt didn't lose to tyloo at Atlanta qualifier that was cologne
2017-05-20 00:13
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
1 reply
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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Turkey 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
3 replies
wont happen but i guess a solid org gonna take them and fnatic get another academy i guess
2017-05-20 00:00
maybe NiP will pick them LOL
2017-05-20 00:04
1 reply
#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
2 replies
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
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
1 reply
nope :(
2017-05-20 02:09
im calling it Dignitas BIG LDLC These teams will qualify :)
2017-05-20 01:03
2x fnatic stickers inc?
2017-05-20 01:30
#101
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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
ez 4 NIP
2017-05-20 07:34
no words..
2017-05-20 08:23
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
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
fnatic academy > nip
2017-05-20 18:15
1 reply
+1
2017-05-22 08:23
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