Sprout and Epsilon make it to the EU Minor Closed Qualifier

The second of four open qualifiers for the Europe Minor has concluded, with Sprout and Epsilon through to the closed qualifier.

Sprout made it past the round-of-16 after winning against Singularity, 16-13, on Mirage. They then took out Vexed, 2-0, and faced Arte et Marte, a mix of European players who beat EnVyUs Academy in the quarter-finals, for a spot in the Europe Minor Closed Qualifier.

Arte et Marte and Sprout started their series on Inferno, which the Danish-German team took the lead on quick and never looked back, giving up just a few rounds for a 12-3 half. They were then able to close the map out in the first three rounds of the CT side, 16-3.

denis led the charge with 93.2 ADR and a 1.40 rating in the series

Arte et Marte then tied it up on Cache after a fairly one-sided 10-5 CT half and four rounds in a row right after switching sides, which made for a 14-5 lead and the ability to tie the series within their sights. Sprout tried to close the gap with three rounds in a row, were unable to stop the European mix who closed it out 16-8.

After a very dominating T-side on Mirage, which they were able to take 11-4, Sprout ultimately went on to close the best of three. Although Shane "shaney" Smith & co. won six of the first seven rounds of the second half to try and mount a comeback, Sprout were able to ride it out, closing the series out 2-1 with a 16-10 victory on the map.

 Arte et Marte K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United Kingdom Shane 'shaney' Smithshaney 50 - 51 -1 82.8 1.09
Switzerland Rigon 'rigoN' GashirigoN 56 - 57 -1 79.0 1.03
Hungary András 'ZEN' HidvégiZEN 44 - 49 -5 78.3 1.02
Poland Damian 'derciak' Slaskiderciak 45 - 47 -2 64.6 1.01
Sweden Tobias 'shadow' Flodströmshadow 35 - 48 -13 62.7 0.80
 Sprout K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Denis 'denis' Howelldenis 69 - 48 +21 93.2 1.40
Denmark Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' SillassenNaToSaphiX 47 - 37 +10 79.7 1.26
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' RichterSpiidi 59 - 43 +16 84.9 1.24
Denmark Dennis 'sycrone' Nielsensycrone 39 - 51 -12 68.9 0.95
Denmark Martin 'PERCY' WesselPERCY 37 - 51 -14 66.6 0.88

Epsilon beat eSuba, 16-14, and swept PAPERPLANES, 2-0, before going head-to-head with the Finns of HAVU—who made their way after taking out Tempo Storm and Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl’s hatersg0nnahate—for a spot in the next round.

The match kicked off on Train, where HAVU took a very early lead despite losing the pistol round, showing superiority on the CT side and closing the half 12-3. The Finns were were then unable to capitalize on the early lead, however letting Epsilon take it to overtime in the second half and winning it outright, 19-15, in overtime.

Epsilon move on to the closed qualifier with a 2-0 over HAVU

The second map started with HAVU once again taking the lead into the half, although only by the slightest of margins, 8-7. On the CT side, Epsilon were once again able to flip the match in their favour, winning seven rounds in a row for a 14-8 partial before HAVU could even get on the board. With such a lead, Tramaine "stan1ey" Stanley & co. were able to win out even after the Finnish side got to within one, closing it out 16-13.

 Epsilon K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United Kingdom Tramaine 'stan1ey' Stanleystan1ey 48 - 45 +3 91.5 1.19
Netherlands Mike 'mikeS' TunsmikeS 42 - 33 +9 69.0 1.15
Poland Oskar 'oskarish' Stenborowskioskarish 49 - 44 +5 83.8 1.04
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' ManSurreal 38 - 42 -4 63.3 0.96
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' SteuselCRUC1AL 38 - 44 -6 56.5 0.87
 HAVU K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Juho 'juho' Lampinenjuho 51 - 48 +3 100.5 1.24
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' SihvoottoNd 50 - 42 +8 78.1 1.12
Finland Jesse 'zehN' LinjalazehN 40 - 42 -2 62.8 0.95
Finland Olli 'sLowi' PitkänensLowi 34 - 40 -6 59.8 0.92
Finland Eetu 'sAw' SahasAw 33 - 43 -10 60.1 0.85

The list of teams through to the Europe Minor Closed Qualifier is currently:

Norway Nordavind Sweden Japaleno
Europe Epsilon Denmark Sprout
Europe Qualifier #3 Europe Qualifier #3
Europe Qualifier #4 Europe Qualifier #4
United Kingdom Tramaine 'stan1ey' Stanley
Tramaine 'stan1ey' Stanley
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
228
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
United Kingdom Shane 'shaney' Smith
Shane 'shaney' Smith
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
76
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Sweden Rasmus 'Gux' Ståhl
Rasmus 'Gux' Ståhl
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
41
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
gl further
2018-06-06 22:32
#4
khaos | 
Greece SneakPete 
Not expected EpsiGods
2018-06-06 22:32
#8
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-06-06 22:33
expected
2018-06-06 22:33
#12
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Palestine zwe 
expected before you
2018-06-06 22:34
#28
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Next time havu, next time
2018-06-07 00:09
#2
smooya | 
United Kingdom c1ties 
UKCS GG SURREAL AND STAN1EY
2018-06-06 22:32
#19
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Denmark LGoony 
GODenis
2018-06-06 22:41
#40
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
MikeS new ChrisJ
2018-06-07 12:15
UK and NL cs in the same team PogChamp
2018-06-06 22:33
#5
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Sweden Swedish_CS_Fan 
nice
2018-06-06 22:32
#6
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
GL TO BOTH TEAMS!
2018-06-06 22:33
#7
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
Hopefully ENCE can make it too
2018-06-06 22:33
#9
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United States Kalihi_ 
True
2018-06-06 22:33
gg
2018-06-06 22:33
#13
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
shit teams so far
2018-06-06 22:34
#14
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Hungary StraYzie 
ez for ZEN ez for CRUC1AL
2018-06-06 22:35
#15
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Slovakia Ganjamel 
Not easy for Zen XD
2018-06-06 22:37
#21
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Hungary StraYzie 
I am still proud. It's a good result
2018-06-06 22:43
#18
kNgV- | 
Brazil matwoks 
or not
2018-06-06 22:40
#16
kNgV- | 
Brazil matwoks 
hax percy
2018-06-06 22:38
#17
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Poland Kobel_ 
ez oskarish
2018-06-06 22:39
#20
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Denmark LGoony 
Ez Denis
2018-06-06 22:41
#22
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United Kingdom Bennn_ 
ez uk
2018-06-06 22:46
#23
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United Kingdom Zipzin_ 
so confused about who actually plays for epsilon now lol
2018-06-06 23:00
#24
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Portugal Fsgsh 
Next Spot TEMPO STORM FaZe is Overrated
2018-06-06 23:09
#27
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
mad sk fan detected
2018-06-07 00:04
#25
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Denmark oskarsports 
Nato sticker pls
2018-06-06 23:19
ez for Denis
2018-06-06 23:25
Ez Epsilon!!!!
2018-06-07 00:42
#31
Sadokist | 
Poland tr1xx 
Kewl to see polaks in non-polish teams
2018-06-07 03:05
#32
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Armenia 1915 
who?
2018-06-07 04:00
#33
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Other Phinks 
So no tempo dtorm stickers?
2018-06-07 07:52
#34
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Poland PiterixXx 
EpsilGodssss
2018-06-07 07:57
denis fragging POGGERS
2018-06-07 08:01
Let's go baby!
2018-06-07 08:42
#37
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Hungary subzera 
nice
2018-06-07 10:19
#38
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Portugal hgsurf 
Bunch of onliners
2018-06-07 10:47
So ez for god Denis
2018-06-07 11:18
#41
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Netherlands Deji 
Dutch hope
2018-06-07 12:39
#42
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United Kingdom JManCK 
UK BABY
2018-06-07 13:21
All tier 10 teams
2018-06-07 13:27
gl natosaphix
2018-06-07 13:55
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