Nordavind and Japaleno through to the Europe Minor Closed Qualifier

Nordavind and Japaleno are the first two teams to make it through the European Minor's Open Qualifier, with six more to join them from three more Open Qualifiers, and where they will meet eight invited teams for as many slots in the Minor.

Nordavind come from adding Morten "⁠zEVES⁠" Vollan to the roster right before starting the qualifying process to the Minor, and beat teams like Conquer—who eliminated Tempo Storm—and Imperial on their way to qualification, with Haakon "⁠Radifaction⁠" Tholo and Håkon "⁠hallzerk⁠" Fjærli putting in several good maps each to secure a spot in the closed qualifier.

Radifaction played great CS to help his team through

Their final match of the day against Imperial, saw the Norwegian side take Train (16-10) and Nuke (16-6) despite having lost the opening map, Dust2 (13.16), with Radifaction posting a 106.1 ADR average in the series.

 Nordavind K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
72 - 50 +22 106.1 1.50
71 - 42 +29 83.6 1.38
48 - 44 +4 66.8 1.01
53 - 55 -2 72.0 0.99
47 - 55 -8 71.6 0.99
 Imperial K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
55 - 53 +2 81.4 1.10
57 - 60 -3 86.1 1.03
51 - 55 -4 74.2 1.02
41 - 60 -19 67.1 0.82
42 - 63 -21 57.5 0.69

On the other side of the bracket, it was Japaleno who made it all the way, as the former Red Reserve players who in May said they were motivated to continue together beat teams such as fnatic Academy and Singularity to assure their assistance in the closed qualifier.

Japaleno won the Swedish derby against Singularity

The match against Singularity, who are back to playing with Hugo "⁠HugoXD⁠" Hallgren after things didn't work out with Andreas "⁠znajder⁠" Lindberg, took three maps, of which Japaleno won Inferno (16-12), lost Nuke (12-16), and sealed the deal on Overpass (16-8) where the whole team stepped up.

 Japaleno K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
74 - 44 +30 85.2 1.43
63 - 45 +18 96.8 1.41
68 - 52 +16 87.6 1.33
57 - 52 +5 85.1 1.20
41 - 51 -10 60.0 0.92
 Singularity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
54 - 57 -3 67.0 0.97
52 - 62 -10 73.7 0.93
50 - 58 -8 73.3 0.89
51 - 62 -11 71.2 0.83
37 - 65 -28 58.9 0.69
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
897
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Hugo 'HugoXD' Hallgren
Hugo 'HugoXD' Hallgren
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
186
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
Norway Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
108
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
Norway Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
237
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.71
Norway Haakon 'Radifaction' Tholo
Haakon 'Radifaction' Tholo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
113
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.71
#1
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Brazil Baitzera_BR
n1
2018-06-03 21:42
8 replies
Expected
2018-06-03 21:42
7 replies
Expected
2018-06-03 21:42
6 replies
#8
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Europe potatomato
Expected
2018-06-03 21:43
5 replies
UNEXPECTED
2018-06-03 21:51
None of them are gonna make it to the major.
2018-06-03 21:54
3 replies
Inb4 Jalapeno makes it and they Dont Have a logo xd
2018-06-03 21:59
2 replies
#50
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Sweden zae
Some org Will prob sign them
2018-06-04 00:10
1 reply
Yea
2018-06-04 07:35
ok
2018-06-03 21:42
Imperial can't even win online matches anymore lul
2018-06-03 21:42
1 reply
Espiranto performance dropped. Hes not able to carry anymore
2018-06-04 11:54
Okey, good matches. I hoped Imperial will move on
2018-06-03 21:42
5 replies
haha no
2018-06-03 21:53
I watched their match vs nordavind. Neverer seen a worse ct-side team in my life, no teamwork, no tactics
2018-06-03 21:54
But they can still play the other qualifiers right?
2018-06-03 21:54
2 replies
Yeah there's still 3 more open qualifiers.
2018-06-03 23:04
Yep
2018-06-04 02:45
wh0???
2018-06-03 21:43
#9
JaCkz | 
Europe cArn5
Good job!
2018-06-03 21:43
bedspiranto LMAO
2018-06-03 21:43
1 reply
:D
2018-06-04 02:27
#11
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Finland Smoonah
espirado haha
2018-06-03 21:43
dude watafakkkk??
2018-06-03 21:44
#13
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Algeria MagnumDz
minors always full of cheaters
2018-06-03 21:45
6 replies
#30
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Sweden ConaN007
Neither Nordavind or Japaleno are cheating idiot..
2018-06-03 22:06
Minors never have cheaters you moron, open qualifiers does
2018-06-03 22:42
1 reply
+1
2018-06-04 02:46
#41
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Norway kakemann
And who do you think is cheating? Lmao
2018-06-03 23:02
#43
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Algeria MagnumDz
look at those fucking animals lol they are so mad
2018-06-03 23:14
1 reply
#60
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Namibia banned_so
Haahahhaha
2018-06-04 09:04
Espimetoo?
2018-06-03 21:46
EZ 4 Quesallida Cato Butirro
2018-06-03 21:47
Never leave Nuke left against zEVES.
2018-06-03 21:52
2 replies
Noticed that many Norwegians mentioned it , whats that special with zEVES and Nuke ?
2018-06-04 11:59
1 reply
He just knows how to play the map, consistent like few others, and he really knows how to use his teammates to their full potential at that map. He proved it with the WESG mix, with the NOREG squad and now with Nordavind.
2018-06-04 12:18
Bedspiranto
2018-06-03 21:53
#24
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Russia seeep
Nice decition to kick acilion :/
2018-06-03 21:57
LUL at Imperial nice decision to kick Acillion btw, hope he finds better team than Imperial
2018-06-03 21:59
5 replies
Heroic when
2018-06-04 02:47
#57
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
u dont know what you are talking about they were losing all the important qualifiers with him.
2018-06-04 05:20
3 replies
And now they're rolling right?
2018-06-04 11:56
2 replies
#65
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
World is complex. Sometimes the previous and the current option are both wrong. I see the potential regardless.
2018-06-04 12:01
1 reply
Sad to see such a talent like Espiranto with such a low performance lately tbh
2018-06-04 14:06
#27
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Poland sedi
espiranto cocky kid again worst xd
2018-06-03 22:00
Hope LGB will pick them when they advance to the Major. Hype for LGB stickers!!!
2018-06-03 22:05
IMPERIAL LUUL
2018-06-03 22:06
Morrowind
2018-06-03 22:06
Imperial lost to Nordavind, a match they on paper should have won. I guess you don't leave nuke alone when zEVES is in the server... fucking retards
2018-06-03 22:07
GG Well Played Boys! =)
2018-06-03 22:11
6 replies
ez aug
2018-06-03 22:19
#37
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Ukraine TimaSicK
your nick seems familiar, did you play for some team?
2018-06-03 22:31
2 replies
I hope this is a joke
2018-06-04 02:47
#59
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Namibia banned_so
Expected from dimasick
2018-06-04 09:04
#44
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Norway Crush<3
WP and good luck in the closed qual :D
2018-06-03 23:17
Prove it or fake.
2018-06-04 11:57
#34
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Brazil meggas
ez for my boy FREDDYFROG
2018-06-03 22:13
#35
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World Nydhogg
Morrowind to the Major
2018-06-03 22:18
EspiranTo ???
2018-06-03 22:34
#40
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Brazil beckergod
ez for me LUL
2018-06-03 22:45
#45
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Belgium HLTVnewfag
Imperial xd
2018-06-03 23:17
wheres that danish guy in gotv chat now
2018-06-03 23:36
red reserve are dumb
2018-06-03 23:52
#48
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Norway Noreg
top 1
2018-06-03 23:54
#49
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Sweden Squtzy
If these teams make the qualifier I better hope my boys NiP do it as well
2018-06-04 00:03
2 replies
8 teams are invited to qualifier, surely nip is one of them xd
2018-06-04 18:34
1 reply
#71
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Sweden Squtzy
I mean qualify for major
2018-06-04 20:47
#69
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Germany CarryPanda
- EspiranTo + AcilioN
2018-06-04 15:09
#72
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Sweden Dreber
Some organization better pick Japaleno up asap :)
2018-06-05 19:28
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