KPI qualify for DH Valencia

KPI has become the first team to qualify for DreamHack Open Valencia 2017 after winning the Iberian qualifier.

The Iberian qualifier for DreamHack Open Valencia started with an open round, in which 16 teams played for four spots in the closed qualifier, where AlienTech, k1ck, Giants, and x6tence waited to play out a best-of-three bracket.

One of the big surprises was the fact that the open qualifier bracket was seeded randomly and KPI and G2V, two of the teams favored to make it through the open qualifier were forced to play each other in the first round of matches. The match was played on Inferno and KPI came out on top 16-12, with Alejandro "mopoz" Fernández-Quejo Cano putting in an MVP performance with a 35-17 K/D.

With G2V out of the way, KPI was able to take one of the places in the closed qualifier, and was joined by Vortex, Arctic and another one of the favorites to go all the way, Movistar Riders.

ALEX and co. will be competing in Valencia

AlienTech did quick work of Vortex, winning 2-0 in the first match of the bracket. KPI then beat k1ck with the same score, edging out k1ck—who played with Flávio "panda" Salgueiro instead of João "horvy" Horvath, the latter having been in talks with Immortals—19-17 on Train and then closing it 16-1 on Mirage.

Jonathan "MusambaN1" Torrent’s Giants beat Arctic 2-0, and the last match of the quarterfinals pitted Movistar Riders and x6tence, with the former coming out on top in three maps. KPI then beat the other Portuguese team in the first semifinal, AlienTech, while Giants edged past Movistar Riders in three tight maps. In the final, KPI once again showed their superiority, winning 2-0, and closing the qualifier without having dropped a single map.

DreamHack Open Valencia will take place on July 14-16, with a $100,000 prize pool and will feature eight teams—five invited and three from qualifiers—that will be split into two groups which will be played out in GSL format ahead of the semifinals and the final.

With KPI qualifying for DreamHack Valencia, here is the rest of the slot distribution:

Spain KPI Europe qualifier North America qualifier Other invite
Other invite Other invite Other invite Other invite
Brazil João 'horvy' Horvath
João 'horvy' Horvath
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
203
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
494
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Portugal Flávio 'panda' Salgueiro
Flávio 'panda' Salgueiro
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
35
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.19
Spain Jonathan 'MusambaN1' Torrent
Jonathan 'MusambaN1' Torrent
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
300
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
#3
f0rest | 
Turkey skuggii 
Nice
2017-05-21 22:48
#9
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Turkey batuengin05 
WTF
2017-05-21 22:48
#14
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Europe MaDaRa99 
April 14-15? Really, am i reading it wrong ? NVM they edited it to July.Gl to the teams
2017-05-21 22:52
Qualifer before invite? WTF
2017-05-21 22:49
DH genius!
2017-05-21 22:52
#17
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
Wow! maybe invite ss to this Dreamhack ? if not invite to main event please closed qualifier.
2017-05-21 22:49
#18
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Poland Spanksss 
DreamHack Open Valencia will take place on April 14-15 wtf? april?
2017-05-21 22:49
#20
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Spain Alser 
It's actually July 14-16
2017-05-21 22:50
jk, July xD
2017-05-21 22:50
#22
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Europe MaDaRa99 
They edited it to 15 July :)
2017-05-21 22:51
#23
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
ROLF! I wonder the same thing!
2017-05-21 22:51
#19
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Spain Alser 
It's a $100,000 event btw, so it's really big for them. Too close to Cologne and the major for many top teams to attend though
2017-05-21 22:50
#25
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Europe MaDaRa99 
It could be good chance for NIP,SS,Heroic,Epsilon xD
2017-05-21 22:53
#26
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
hello my Spanish friend. Please invite to Space Soldiers. thank you
2017-05-21 22:54
#29
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Spain Alser 
I am not part of the management of this, but as SpaceSoldiers qualified for Cologne which ends 6 days before this, I doubt they'll attend
2017-05-21 23:02
#30
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
i know you are not :D when this event's closed qualf?
2017-05-21 23:03
#34
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Spain Alser 
I dont think it's been announced yet
2017-05-21 23:08
#27
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Spain Todd_Howard 
sad cuz only shit teams will attend this cuz cologne and major close asf
2017-05-21 22:56
#28
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Portugal dracø 
Invite k1ck plz, thanks, bye
2017-05-21 22:56
#31
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Spain Alser 
k1ck lost to KPI 2-0 in the qualifier
2017-05-21 23:03
#32
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Portugal dracø 
[*] :(
2017-05-21 23:03
#50
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Portugal IdrisPT 
no horvy no party :(
2017-05-23 19:56
#33
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
k1ck lol xD
2017-05-21 23:04
GL
2017-05-21 23:48
I remember old DH Valencia tournaments in 1.6 ehh ;) now it's tier 4 tournament edit: ok 100k, maybe some tier 2 teams will be there
2017-05-22 00:36
#40
Spain Yaba 
i think u mean Gamegune? it was in bilbao not Valencia, but yeah, some great teams there
2017-05-22 01:24
Yes! Gamegune ;)
2017-05-22 18:44
#42
bramz | 
Tunisia bramzz 
is the qualifier only for iberian teams?
2017-05-22 08:10
ez4kpi
2017-05-22 11:23
#44
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Spain HolaBuenas 
nice
2017-05-22 11:41
Best team in Spain far from the others
2017-05-22 13:08
#46
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Norway v3nz 
nice1
2017-05-22 13:31
#49
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Spain Donra 
Deserved. Best spanish team at this moment. Good luck
2017-05-22 18:55
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