EU Minor closed qualifier teams determined

All 16 teams taking part in the Europe Minor closed qualifier have now been determined after the open qualifier came to a close earlier today.

The open qualifier for the EU Minor took place over the last two days, with 512 teams fighting for eight spots in the closed qualifier, where eight invited teams had been waiting.

The entire qualifier was filled with issues, beginning with a severe delay ahead of the first round that caused the schedule to be altered, with the third round moved to day two.

Kinguin were among the eight that moved on to the closed qualifier

On top of countless no-shows that resulted in forfeits, a number of teams were disqualified for cheating. CEVO banned one of OPTIMISTIC's players during the match against KPI, Daniel "Ciocardau" Catalin when Invictus Aquilas were about to defeat Dignitas in the round of 32, and PlanetenOG's Aleksej "sodaH" Aristarhov during the deciding match against LPSP.

Some of the previous matches were then replayed, causing more delays to the qualifier that ended up running considerably longer than anticipated, with the last match between Binary Dragons and LPSP played earlier today. 

Here are the teams that made it to the closed qualifier by reaching the top eight:

Slovakia eXtatus  Poland AGO
Poland Kinguin  Sweden Japaleno
Serbia Binary Dragons Bulgaria ex-Outlaws
Sweden TEAM5 Poland PRIDE

Joining them in the Swiss closed qualifier, which starts later today, are the following eight teams invited by the organizers:

Europe LDLC  Sweden GODSENT
Europe OpTic Europe HellRaisers
Sweden NiP Turkey Space Soldiers
Denmark Heroic  France Envy

Here are the first round match-ups:

Europe LDLC vs. Slovakia eXtatus
Denmark Heroic  vs. Sweden Japaleno
Sweden GODSENT  vs. Poland Kinguin
Turkey Space Soldiers  vs. Serbia Binary Dragons
France Envy vs. Bulgaria ex-Outlaws
Europe OpTic vs. Poland AGO
Europe HellRaisers vs. Poland PRIDE
Sweden NiP vs. Sweden TEAM5

The schedule for the closed qualifier is as follows:

18:00 - Swiss round #1
19:00 - Swiss round #2
20:00 - Swiss round #3
21:00 - Swiss round #4
22:00 - Swiss round #5
Romania Daniel 'Ciocardau' Catalin
Daniel 'Ciocardau' Catalin
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
29
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.79
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksej 'sodaH' Aristarhov
Aleksej 'sodaH' Aristarhov
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
#1
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Netherlands xAlpaka 
N1 #GONINJAS
2017-10-15 16:01
#5
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Sure is
2017-10-15 16:01
+1
2017-10-15 17:27
With this team they have good chances to reach the offline qualifier. And with an improving they may qualify for the major again *-*
2017-10-15 17:30
#110
HOAR | 
Poland SZPERNi 
wp ninjas hahaha
2017-10-17 00:03
#2
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Bulgaria VIKILITEXX 
Gl bubble
2017-10-15 16:01
x
2017-10-15 16:01
EZ EnvyUs
2017-10-15 16:01
#6
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Czech Republic WhyAmIHere 
ez extatus
2017-10-15 16:01
Seems pretty goood
2017-10-15 16:01
ez for optic
2017-10-15 16:01
#9
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Netherlands Nielsfalko 
ayy
2017-10-15 16:01
NiP will get another 0-16 LUL XD
2017-10-15 16:02
Lul
2017-10-15 16:05
Agreed
2017-10-15 17:26
cmon eXtatus!
2017-10-15 16:01
#42
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Czech Republic Interhofer 
ez for frozen :D
2017-10-15 16:08
#65
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Russia skipster 
frozen is 15 But csgo is 16+
2017-10-15 16:26
#80
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Denmark Notallama 
tfw I've played the game longer than he's been alive and he's far more successful
2017-10-15 16:46
NiP lucky as always.
2017-10-15 16:01
rip
2017-10-15 16:01
#14
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Turkey cagataygs5 
Hr - ss - optic - nip - heroic - ago - japelone
2017-10-15 16:02
0/8 oc
2017-10-15 16:05
#15
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Finland hotdog^ 
ezzzzzz
2017-10-15 16:02
#16
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Czech Republic MatthEWw_w 
ext win
2017-10-15 16:02
#17
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Spain G3CK0 
gg
2017-10-15 16:02
FeelsBadMan for dignitas and havu, fucked by seeding
2017-10-15 16:02
#95
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Serbia Removekebab13 
How did havu go out? I saw that dignitas was tired
2017-10-15 17:31
They lost 16-8 to dig, which by all means is not good, but with actually properly done seeding (3rd best ranked team in open i think, seeded 125th) they could have easily made it to the closed qualifier, they're easily better than someone like team5
2017-10-15 22:40
Well thats major quals for you man :/
2017-10-15 22:42
It wasn't like this in the past, CEVO just kinda sucks :/
2017-10-16 01:18
#19
s1mple | 
Turkey tugi 
How many rounds will be played today?
2017-10-15 16:02
#21
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Slovakia ronyES 
All
2017-10-15 16:02
all
2017-10-15 16:03
#46
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Slovakia SRNKO 
Not all .. Round 1 and round 2 .. Maybe round 3. But round 4 and 5 will played tomorrow
2017-10-15 16:11
this is not true
2017-10-15 16:16
#62
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Slovakia SRNKO 
Yeah it is dude .. There is a timetable at cevo .. day1 (15.10) R1 18:00 R2 19:15 R3 20:30 day 2 (16.10) r4 18:00 r5 19:15 And liquidpedia has the same timetable so .. I hope this is the true plan .. So if u had so!e other inflr so why u dont put it here ?
2017-10-15 16:23
The schedule for the closed qualifier is as follows: 18:00 - Swiss round #1 19:00 - Swiss round #2 20:00 - Swiss round #3 21:00 - Swiss round #4 22:00 - Swiss round #5
2017-10-15 16:25
#83
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Slovakia SRNKO 
Dude .. Cevo never make a one hour diffs .. :D till the all matches dont finish the other round dont will start .. Amd playtime is till the 22:00 so i think that today 3 rounds .. Tomorrow the two other .. But idc .. I wish all gl
2017-10-15 16:52
well 5xbo1 is playable if you start at 18. players are not school kids(ok maybe frozen). they don't have to sleep at 23 :D
2017-10-15 17:03
#96
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Serbia Removekebab13 
That would be logical but its cevo after all
2017-10-15 17:32
#20
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Slovakia ronyES 
EXTATUS HYPE
2017-10-15 16:02
#22
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Spain SaileSamkaed 
Why ldlc? Why Space Soldiers? Why Godsent? Why are they invited and not Dignitas? (Please, no stupid replys)
2017-10-15 16:03
#29
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Turkey cagataygs5 
because dignitas lost tier 500 team and they know it
2017-10-15 16:04
#33
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Spain SaileSamkaed 
They won against SS already
2017-10-15 16:06
because dignitas is bad
2017-10-15 16:05
fan of fox thats why + they lost in open qualifiers
2017-10-15 16:17
#49
woxic | 
Turkey razendd_ 
Because Space Soldiers Ranked 18 Dignitas Ranked 39 XD hltv.org/matches/2314450/dignitas-vs-spa..
2017-10-15 16:18
#55
s1mple | 
Turkey tugi 
they already lost at open qual, if they were good they'd win right?
2017-10-15 16:16
c'mon Pedro, lets be fair. I don't even know the amount of events, qualifiers won by Space Soldiers recently. And u are asking why SS got invite...
2017-10-15 16:34
SS actually qualify for stuff, ldlc and godsent manage to stay in pro league. What has dignitas done? Oh thats right have 5 "pro players" who manage to lose to tier 500 teams
2017-10-15 17:47
#24
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Hungary StraYzie 
no dignitas no GameAgents
2017-10-15 16:03
#25
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United Kingdom WillStar 
EZ for LDLC
2017-10-15 16:03
#26
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Argentina DJFAKKA 
Gg
2017-10-15 16:03
nip,envyus,godsent,heroic,space soldiers,ago,optic,hellraisers lets go.
2017-10-15 16:03
#28
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Turkey Diacryses 
they must fix HR flag zz.sometimes its worldwide sometimes eu mr jonathan halp
2017-10-15 16:03
#34
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China TylootoMajor 
WE WANT SODAH!!! He wasn’t hacking he just had a good gaming chair
2017-10-15 16:06
hahahaaa sodaH and Ciocardau made my entire weekend hahahahaha
2017-10-15 16:09
#61
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China TylootoMajor 
Ikr not just them, cevo made my weekend
2017-10-15 16:23
#35
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
Feels Bad for Dignitas and Havu :(
2017-10-15 16:06
#98
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Feels really bad
2017-10-15 17:33
#36
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Netherlands RichRamp 
What a fucking shit show
2017-10-15 16:06
Please Ninjas!!! <3
2017-10-15 16:07
where is envyus?
2017-10-15 16:07
#50
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India GET_REKT1337 
Where are your eyes?
2017-10-15 16:15
lets go polska do boju!!
2017-10-15 16:07
#40
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Poland bount77 
Ez for polish teams #AGO2MAJOR
2017-10-15 16:07
#41
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Czech Republic Interhofer 
ez for eXtatus
2017-10-15 16:08
-Xizt -F0rest +Ciocardau +sodaH
2017-10-15 16:09
#52
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India GET_REKT1337 
0/800
2017-10-15 16:15
#45
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Romania Vladootzz 
k
2017-10-15 16:20
#47
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
#ex-OutlawsToMajor #BGLIONS
2017-10-15 16:12
Lets gooo bd show them we mean buissnes
2017-10-15 16:15
#54
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
nice #NIPTOMAJOR
2017-10-15 16:16
Nip gonna go 0-3 again
2017-10-15 16:18
ldlc, heoric, kinguin, space soldiers, envy, ago, pride, nip
2017-10-15 16:18
Nice Romania that s how you get known by the world
2017-10-15 16:19
#99
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Sad days for romanian cs
2017-10-15 17:34
ez envy
2017-10-15 16:20
#60
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Poland Carry Potter 
EZ AGO
2017-10-15 16:22
He didn't get vac banned, it was a manual cevo ban fyi
2017-10-15 16:26
i dont get it. 16 teams and 8 minor slots so after first round it should end
2017-10-15 16:27
Don't be stupid, find what is swiss format, then you get it (hopefully).
2017-10-15 16:30
Ok 2k17 kid, i know how swiss format works its just waste of time to play full swiss format
2017-10-15 16:35
Ok polak, one match bo1 (also bo3) is so fakin random, even shit team with lucky draw can qualify, swiss format isnt random
2017-10-15 16:38
You are right about swiss isnt random. But come on, its minor quali. Only NIP, Envy and Optic are outstanding. Rest of teams are +/- equal + 18:00 its imo too late to start closed quali with swiss format
2017-10-15 16:44
#67
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Europe keNLey94 
Hellraisers LDLC SpaceSoldiers NiP GODSENT OpTic EnVyUs heroic goes to bucharest
2017-10-15 16:27
ez for AGO, Polish number 1 #AGOhype
2017-10-15 16:37
GOGO AGO, PRIDE, KINGUIN
2017-10-15 16:37
Is this LAN?
2017-10-15 16:41
and yet again, dignitas failed another qualifier xD
2017-10-15 16:41
#76
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Turkey Tormund1 
Time to remove serbs
2017-10-15 16:42
#77
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United States AjAjCaptain 
2EZ4FrozeN
2017-10-15 16:43
#79
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France ElevenFUT 
EZ NV
2017-10-15 16:45
#81
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Poland crouzzz 
IN POLISH POWER WE TRUST! GL HF POLSKA!
2017-10-15 16:47
#82
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Serbia Removekebab13 
We must remove or be removed
2017-10-15 16:49
#85
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
Finally fair competition for NiP, they have a chance to win some
2017-10-15 17:01
xd
2017-10-15 17:06
#88
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Germany 1fRaNkkK 
I really want to see optic vs nip...
2017-10-15 17:14
#89
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Latvia Faaakk 
#GONINJAS
2017-10-15 17:15
Godsent ftw
2017-10-15 17:16
Here we go again with the swiss cancer
2017-10-15 17:28
#97
France Dov 
Clown fiesta qualifier this was
2017-10-15 17:33
#100
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Romania SkipLD 
Ciocardauuuu
2017-10-15 17:39
#101
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Poland Chopus 
good luck to all teams from Poland !
2017-10-15 17:40
EZTARES
2017-10-15 17:41
Unfair for dignitas
2017-10-15 23:10
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