ESL One Cologne open qualifiers reach end

MIRAA
May 4th, 2018 13:20

The open qualifiers for ESL One Cologne have come to a close in Europe and North America, with four teams progressing to the closed stage.

In Europe, the biggest surprise was the qualification of Estonian side WASD, who defeated aAa in the last-four stage after beating the likes of Red Reserve, Sprout and AVANGAR in the previous stages.

Rainer "Dodz" Trossek's team finished top two along with Valiance, who swept through the best-of-one rounds before defeating ALTERNATE aTTaX on two maps with a strong individual display from Nemanja "huNter" Kovač.

Valiance through to the closed qualifier

The North American qualifier was not nearly as straightforward. In the last-four stage, eUnited were handed a forfeit victory over Mythic after Eric "adreN" Hoag's side failed to comply with the league's broadcast rules, which ESL Tournament Director Jonas "bsl" Alsaker Vikan stressed that "have been there for years".

From the bottom half of the bracket came compLexity, who did not have to break a sweat to finish in the top two, never letting any of their opponents hit double digits in any of their matches.

Valiance and WASD will be joined by six invited teams in the closed qualifier, with two spots at ESL One Cologne on the line. compLexity and eUnited will compete with four invitees in the North American qualifier, from which the winner will advance to the $300,000 German event.

The team list for the two qualifiers currently looks as follows:

European qualifier
Serbia Valiance Estonia WASD
Europe Invite #1 Europe Invite #2
Europe Invite #3 Europe Invite #4
Europe Invite #5 Europe Invite #6
North American qualifier
North America compLexity United States eUnited
North America Invite #1 North America Invite #2
North America Invite #3 North America Invite #4
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
578
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
546
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Norway Jonas 'bsl' Alsaker Vikan
Jonas 'bsl' Alsaker Vikan
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Estonia Rainer 'Dodz' Trossek
Rainer 'Dodz' Trossek
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
132
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
hf
2018-05-04 13:21
#8
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Turkey pardus 
gj
2018-05-04 13:22
#45
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Austria shaakeh 
leggo, North & SS will be invited next mark my words
2018-05-04 14:02
No u
2018-05-04 13:22
why
2018-05-04 13:29
#20
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
No u
2018-05-04 13:35
#5
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Sweden ILoveKimPetras 
nice +tempo storm
2018-05-04 13:22
#53
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Portugal Xa0c200 
is tempo storm going to be invited?
2018-05-04 14:34
i hope so
2018-05-04 14:34
#7
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Estonia MeX7 
#goWASD
2018-05-04 13:22
#9
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Europe trey_ 
ez NiKo's cousin
2018-05-04 13:22
-eunited +mythic
2018-05-04 13:22
Even if Mythic didn't forfeit, it was a qualifier for a qualifier. They probably wouldn't have made it. Still doesn't excuse how ESL handled it. smh'ing my head esl
2018-05-04 13:25
#21
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France the_big_black 
+1 The proper thing to do would be wait till the closed qualifier to tell them not to stream. The only reason they did it mid bo3 was because their shitty Facebook stream had a literal handful of viewers
2018-05-04 13:35
Yeah, but did they really think that'd get them more viewers on the facebook stream anyways? I'd say that would make people - especially Mythic fans - want to watch that stream even less because of how dumb ESL were when handling this situation.
2018-05-04 13:40
#47
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France the_big_black 
Around half or more would have probably gone to the Facebook stream (assuming they could find it outside of hltv lul)
2018-05-04 14:05
Why does Big not get Invited ? I mean srsly whenever u have a Big Invitational Tournament in a Country were u dont expect a Hometeam to qualify u hand out at least 1 invite to get a Hometeam. ESL does it for Events in England/Australia-Asia y not for esl cologne.
2018-05-04 13:28
The teams are not yet invited men xd maybe big will get invited
2018-05-04 13:33
Trhere are still 6 invite slots open. I hope big and mouz will get one
2018-05-04 13:38
Why do you want to see a T3 team getting rekt?
2018-05-04 13:39
#31
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Germany t_mmey 
bruh B.I.G. is one hundred percent gonna get invited, maybe directly into the tournament if some Teams deny their invitations
2018-05-04 13:41
#46
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Norway JoVoCS 
ez4smoogod
2018-05-04 14:04
#59
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Germany t_mmey 
ye boi
2018-05-04 18:08
prophet
2018-05-05 20:36
#18
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United States Farrukh_M 
Ayy! They included my article! :)
2018-05-04 13:33
So hltv, you not gonna write about the esl fiasco yesterday?
2018-05-04 13:36
#29
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Germany t_mmey 
what?
2018-05-04 13:40
#43
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Europe Sn1ck 
Mythic got dq for streaming the game against eunited
2018-05-04 13:59
mythc played a bo3 qualifier match for esl one cologne against eunited. Mythic won the first map and after that esl contacted them that they have to shut down there stream because esl got only 70 viewers on their facebook stream and the mythic guys had almost 10k over the 5 stream. So ESl broke their own rules because mythic was allowed to stream. After they didnt want to shut down the stream, they had to forfeit the match and eunited won.
2018-05-04 15:10
#56
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Germany Der_Pabst 
lmao when will they realize that nobody likes facebook
2018-05-04 15:31
i guess facebook is paying very good. but i am sure the day the contract runs out they will switch back to either yt or i hope twitch
2018-05-04 15:43
#60
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Germany t_mmey 
lol what the fuck that's crazy i always liked ESL but i really want to see them regret their decision to stream on facebook
2018-05-04 18:09
#25
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United States DervGuy 
E S LUL
2018-05-04 13:38
#28
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Germany t_mmey 
who?
2018-05-04 13:40
#40
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Ur mum
2018-05-04 13:58
#58
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Germany t_mmey 
no u
2018-05-04 18:07
#32
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Portugal XMASFX 
It is possible for tempo storm to be invited to esl cologne closed?? or just well-known teams?!
2018-05-04 13:49
#37
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Portugal Nuno24 
yes bro :D
2018-05-04 13:55
#42
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Not
2018-05-04 13:58
I doubt Tempo will be invited sadly.
2018-05-04 14:15
#36
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United States VarianAG 
go coL :)
2018-05-04 13:54
#48
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Estonia mr_abdul 
Eesti stronk
2018-05-04 14:08
Ez envy
2018-05-04 14:15
#51
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Finland SergeantCatt 
Xd i won comp against console on alternate attax so i should b able to make next opens ez
2018-05-04 14:22
#61
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Invite Torqued BlessRNG
2018-05-04 20:43
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