Swole Patrol, Bravado through to Americas Minor closed qualifier

Swole Patrol and Bravado are the first teams confirmed for the closed qualifier for the Americas Minor after finishing top two in the first open qualifier.

Over 100 teams from all over North America took part in the first of four open qualifiers for the next Americas Minor, each of them with two spots in the closed stage up for grabs.

The open qualifier went almost according to script, with the most notable participants all reaching the latter stages. The new Dignitas team, featuring Ronnie "⁠ryx⁠" Bylicki and Peter "⁠ptr⁠" Gurney, were the first big name to fall after losing to Bravado in the quarter-final stage.

Swole Patrol will play the closed qualifier for the Minor

The South African side went on to face Gorilla Gang in the semi-finals, with Ryan "⁠ryann⁠" Welsh's team taking the lead in the series with a 16-8 victory on Inferno. Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou led the charge on the second map to power Bravado through to find an equaliser before Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek put in a world-class display on Mirage, where the African side simply ran over the North Americans.

 Bravado K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
59 - 47 +12 85.0 1.29
61 - 48 +13 87.8 1.28
48 - 54 -6 75.8 1.05
47 - 40 +7 63.5 1.03
46 - 57 -11 74.1 0.94
 Gorilla Gang K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
59 - 49 +10 81.8 1.13
55 - 51 +4 79.5 1.10
43 - 53 -10 73.0 1.01
50 - 60 -10 75.7 0.96
38 - 49 -11 56.0 0.84

From the other half of the bracket came Swole Patrol and iNTACT, fresh off 2-0 victories over Whatever It Takes and Geostorm, respectively. Despite a spirited performance from Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman, who dropped a 30 bomb on Nuke after also topping the scoreboard for his team on Overpass, Ryan "⁠freakazoid⁠" Abadir's side were able to run out 2-0 victors and book a spot in the closed stage.

 Swole Patrol K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
47 - 35 +12 92.2 1.33
42 - 43 -1 87.4 1.16
40 - 39 +1 76.6 1.11
34 - 32 +2 57.5 1.01
31 - 39 -8 64.5 0.91
 iNTACT K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
53 - 37 +16 102.6 1.40
34 - 35 -1 69.5 1.06
37 - 46 -9 75.2 0.96
35 - 37 -2 61.2 0.95
29 - 39 -10 57.9 0.77

The closed qualifier for the Americas Minor will run from June 22-24, with the eight teams coming out of the open qualifiers joining eight invited sides. The top six teams from the qualifier will earn spots at the Americas Minor, joining the leading teams of the South American qualifying process, Não Tem Como and FURIA.

United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
526
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
635
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
192
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.61
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
144
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
United States Ronnie 'ryx' Bylicki
Ronnie 'ryx' Bylicki
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
442
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
United States Ryan 'ryann' Welsh
Ryan 'ryann' Welsh
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
220
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
32
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
n1 m8
2018-06-04 15:52
8 replies
#4
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New Zealand onelover11
expected
2018-06-04 15:53
7 replies
#6
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Palestine zwe
yes
2018-06-04 15:53
6 replies
#11
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Paraguay imjustmau
Swole winning major
2018-06-04 15:54
5 replies
#15
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Austria shaak!
expected
2018-06-04 15:59
4 replies
dont comment under my posts
2018-06-04 16:49
3 replies
#26
mertz | 
Austria frazn
expected
2018-06-04 17:18
#36
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Brazil Leexo
expected
2018-06-04 18:08
Expected
2018-06-05 12:37
n1 m8 i r8 8.8/8
2018-06-04 15:52
#3
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Norway zyxsaje
we haaaaaaaaaaawt
2018-06-04 15:53
1 reply
thats my new fuckin thing
2018-06-04 15:53
Mmmkay
2018-06-04 15:53
#8
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puqet
ezezezez
2018-06-04 15:54
Bravado PogChamp
2018-06-04 15:54
mucho interesting
2018-06-04 15:54
#12
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Norway Phancy11
I want SP stickers, lets go boys.
2018-06-04 15:56
2 replies
#29
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Finland Smoonah
No
2018-06-04 17:31
#41
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Brazil Danxd22
Ridiculous logo!
2018-06-04 21:05
EZ
2018-06-04 15:56
Wrong sonic and map
2018-06-04 15:59
Is the big zoid reaching for a new WE HAWT?
2018-06-04 16:03
not ez for benelite
2018-06-04 16:04
WE HAWT Actually this american minor will be easier to win at because there will be no Liquid or C9 there
2018-06-04 16:06
brother abadirs bully everyone away from server
2018-06-04 16:22
sonic is pretty good tbh
2018-06-04 16:30
wait what, african team in americas minor??
2018-06-04 16:52
2 replies
no african qualifier
2018-06-04 21:28
No african Minor, and they have been in NA for some time now
2018-06-05 08:35
#28
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Argentina Renardo
go bravado :D want to see their sticker again
2018-06-04 17:29
3 replies
they never had stickers why again??
2018-06-04 17:34
2 replies
They played a major
2018-06-04 17:36
#33
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Argentina Renardo
they played in DreamHack 2014
2018-06-04 17:38
So EZ 4 South African gods
2018-06-04 17:35
south africa is in north america. stupid americanos OMEGALUL
2018-06-04 17:46
#35
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Armenia 1915
Swole Patrol will win the major
2018-06-04 17:47
nice job to both teams, gl
2018-06-04 19:39
#39
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South Africa SLB_
Now for Bravado to make it to the minor <3
2018-06-04 20:33
hell yes freakzoid! good job boys! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-06-04 20:57
#45
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Brazil Fallenzera
alright
2018-06-05 17:44
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