NA closed qualifier for Americas Minor set to start

The North American closed qualifier for the Americans Minor is about to start, with 16 teams duking it out for five spots at the Toronto event.

The open qualifier came to an end on Saturday evening, and it went almost according to script as most of the favourites managed to break into the top eight and secure spots in the closed stage.

Raphael "cogu" Camargo's Gorilla Core fell in the Round of 32 following a three-map series against James "hazed" Cobb's Muffin Lightning, who would be eliminated in the final round at the hands of Tempo Storm, who relied on a strong individual performance from Bruno "shz" Martinelli.

Immortals will face SoaR in the first Swiss round

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the qualifier was the fact that Mythic, featuring veterans such as Eric "adreN" Hoag and Todd "anger" Williams, were unable to secure a top-eight finish after being downed 2-1 by CLG Academy, with 16-year-old Zack "XotiC" Elshani averaging a stunning 1.43 Rating.

The top eight sides from the closed qualifier will now join eight invited teams in a Swiss stage featuring four rounds. The top five teams will progress to the Americas Minor, joining invited duo CLG and Liquid, as well as the winner of the South American open qualifier.

Below you can find the 16 teams who will compete in the qualifier:

Invited Qualified
United States Complexity United States Beacon
Canada Ghost United States CLG Academy
Brazil Immortals Canada FRENCH CANADIANS
Brazil Luminosity Argentina Gale Force
United States Misfits United States Naventic
North America NRG Canada Rise Nation
United States Rogue United States SoaR
United States Splyce Brazil Tempo Storm

Starting at 21:00, the closed qualifier will feature the following matches in the first Swiss round:

Brazil Luminosity vs. United States CLG Academy
United States Misfits vs. United States Naventic
North America NRG vs. United States Beacon
United States Complexity vs. Canada FRENCH CANADIANS
United States Splyce vs. Argentina Gale Force
Brazil Immortals vs. United States SoaR
Canada Ghost vs. Brazil Tempo Storm
United States Rogue vs. Canada Rise Nation
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
United States Todd 'anger' Williams
Todd 'anger' Williams
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
682
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Brazil Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
544
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States James 'hazed' Cobb
James 'hazed' Cobb
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
736
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
United States Zack 'XotiC' Elshani
Zack 'XotiC' Elshani
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
126
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Brazil Raphael 'cogu' Camargo
Raphael 'cogu' Camargo
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
89
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
#3
mimi | 
United Kingdom KlyksmaS 
wow
2017-10-15 14:31
expected
2017-10-15 14:31
#23
mimi | 
United Kingdom KlyksmaS 
ez for soar
2017-10-15 14:33
toez4mycheatertconnors
2017-10-15 14:35
#4
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Europe EUR0PE 
Na CS at it best
2017-10-15 14:31
#6
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Switzerland c12345 
gl
2017-10-15 14:30
nice
2017-10-15 14:31
#8
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Spain Kauka 
more cheaters here gg
2017-10-15 14:31
#9
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Brazil Kova69 
Nice
2017-10-15 14:31
#10
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Germany Sabba1 
No cheaters this time?
2017-10-15 14:31
K
2017-10-15 14:31
#12
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
imt will get rekt
2017-10-15 14:31
Ez gale force
2017-10-15 14:31
EZ 4 GALE
2017-10-15 18:35
#15
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Sweden dr_mario99 
ok
2017-10-15 14:31
ez for LG, IMT, Tempo and GF
2017-10-15 14:31
Ez Yale forest
2017-10-15 14:31
#19
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Argentina luchinade 
#GoGaleForce
2017-10-15 14:32
#20
fer | 
Brazil Drezim1 
IMT WILL LOSE
2017-10-15 14:32
#22
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Brazil DooteR_ 
No... ALL 16x0 for New IMT!!
2017-10-15 14:33
#24
fer | 
Brazil Drezim1 
0/8 imt is dead cuz pick...horvy...zqk...tier 3 team
2017-10-15 14:34
#21
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Brazil DooteR_ 
Ez for Tempo Storm Luminosity Immortals
2017-10-15 14:32
#26
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Hong Kong Sample_ 
inb4 subroza gets banned
2017-10-15 14:35
#27
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Finland hotdog^ 
ez luminosity
2017-10-15 14:36
#28
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
so weak qualifier and ppl say cis is waste of spot xD go go jony boy gale force
2017-10-15 14:38
In CIS you have Tengri, Spirit, Pro100 and Avangar In Americas minor you have Liquid, Luminosity, Immortals and NRG CIS and Asia really are waste of spots =s
2017-10-15 15:00
#34
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
nt bait avangar and forzze would beat shit out of all those best cis teams are major and main qualif already and still so talented teams out of
2017-10-15 15:02
Kappa
2017-10-15 15:08
All the good teams are already invited to america minor. Closed qualifier is to fill the minor with useless teams so that the number can be reached.
2017-10-15 15:18
#41
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
but lvl of these useless teams compare it for cis
2017-10-15 15:19
Liquid and CLG can take on any garbage teams from cis minor.
2017-10-15 15:21
#43
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
we see when avangar gonna trash liquid shit called diarhea in major qualif
2017-10-15 15:22
#44
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France t3r4byt3 
mate the CIS Minor teams are garbage this time, Liquid and CLG would shit on them any day of the week
2017-10-15 15:30
Fuck cis bro,3rd world
2017-10-15 15:33
Ez for wardell, aka Future VAC banned.
2017-10-15 14:39
#35
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
+1 wardell uncle works in valve overwatch so i think he cant get banned
2017-10-15 15:03
#30
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
lul nice legend Immortals
2017-10-15 14:41
They have 2/5 players of the last major...sad
2017-10-15 20:54
#59
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
yep :c
2017-10-15 21:01
#31
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Sweden Helsis 
EZ for Torqued and GX
2017-10-15 14:51
ez for LG, IMT, Tempo and GF SA CS IS HERE AND IT IS GOING TO SHOW ITS POWER!!
2017-10-15 14:57
#48
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Argentina V4TS3L 
+1
2017-10-15 16:42
+1
2017-10-15 17:02
#38
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Argentina jnazGG 
ez 4 GF
2017-10-15 15:08
How is it surprising that Mythic didn't make it? They stream their prac sessions. That team have no real set tactics and they called everything on the fly. I was surprised that they almost made it into the closed qualifier.
2017-10-15 15:16
I miss Trump's Anime
2017-10-15 15:50
+1
2017-10-15 16:25
#49
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Paraguay imjustmau 
#GOGALEFORCE
2017-10-15 17:01
#51
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United States Mol10 
where is c9?
2017-10-15 17:12
In the main qualifier.
2017-10-15 17:54
bots compared to eu qualifiers xD
2017-10-15 17:48
NO CHEATERS??????? LUL
2017-10-15 18:10
#56
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Other trishula 
ez for Naventic and TenZ
2017-10-15 18:53
biggest surprise is that there wasn't any banned teams for cheating hehe
2017-10-15 20:34
#60
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Argentina pirofmeister 
ez for gale force mark my words
2017-10-15 22:26
#61
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Brazil DiegoXPG 
ez immortals and tempo storm and luminosity
2017-10-17 01:01
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