EURONICS and Kinguin through to the EU Minor Closed Qualifier

The third out of four open qualifiers for the Europe Minor is now over, with EURONICS and Kinguin through to the closed qualifier.

EURONICS made their way through the round-of-sixteen after easing past tradigt 16-2, on Overpass. Then the German team convincingly swept Tricked across Overpass and Inferno, locking their place in the semi-finals against Squared, who earned their slot after defeating fnatic Academy 2-1 in the quarter-finals.

Squared and EURONICS kicked off their series on Overpass, where the German's map pick proved to be their playground with a massive 11-4 defensive lead at the half. Christian "⁠crisby⁠" Schmitt and his men then fired all cylinders in the second half, winning five straight to take the map and the series lead.

crisby and co. earn their spot in the EU Minor closed qualifier

The series landed on Squared's map pick, Train, where EURONICS continued to hound on the Danes for a 5-0 lead. Squared finally got on the board in the sixth round, but the Germans quickly retaliated with their own. That's when Squared finally broke the chains and won seven in a row before EURONICS claimed the last round of the half to make it 8-7.

In the second half, Squared claimed the second pistol and the following anti-eco, but EURONICS' aggression on their T-side broke the Danes run with three in a row to tie (10-10). The two sides then traded rounds back and forth until EURONICS finally reached match point, where Squared's run came to an end—the Danes were unable to force overtime and ended with a 16-14 loss.

 Squared K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
36 - 39 -3 71.5 1.01
29 - 35 -6 74.7 0.96
32 - 38 -6 73.2 0.92
28 - 39 -11 62.6 0.80
25 - 40 -15 57.6 0.73
 EURONICS K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
47 - 31 +16 89.8 1.46
47 - 33 +14 88.9 1.39
35 - 25 +10 74.4 1.25
34 - 25 +9 80.8 1.21
28 - 36 -8 75.4 0.91

Kinguin silenced eXtatus, 16-9, and saw off Berzerk after just two maps, before moving on to the semi-finals to go head-to-head against Singularity, who made their way to the semis after taking out Imperial and sweeping Jonatan "⁠Devilwalk⁠" Lundberg's Magicians.

The series started on Overpass, Singularity's pick, where the two sides contested in the early rounds until Kinguin finally took the reins of to claim the lead, 9-6 for the CT half. Wiktor "⁠TaZ⁠" Wojtas and co. then pressed on in the second half to win seven out of eight rounds, securing the map and the series lead.

rallen led Kinguin with a 1.82 rating in the 2-0 victory

Nuke was the next map in the series. Kinguin came out of the gates swinging and pounded Singularity to the ground with 13 unanswered rounds. The Swedes were finally able to break the streak in the 14th round, but, in the end, it was Kinguin who took the half 14-1 before securing the final two rounds in the second half to close it out 2-0.

 Singularity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
24 - 34 -10 73.6 0.75
20 - 34 -14 50.3 0.61
13 - 32 -19 55.3 0.55
18 - 33 -15 55.6 0.53
13 - 34 -21 54.4 0.51
 Kinguin K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 19 +24 119.6 1.82
33 - 15 +18 81.5 1.55
29 - 19 +10 85.8 1.47
33 - 16 +17 70.7 1.45
29 - 19 +10 83.8 1.32

With one more open qualifier to go, the list of teams through the Europe Minor Closed Qualifier is currently:

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
35
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1444
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Germany Christian 'crisby' Schmitt
Christian 'crisby' Schmitt
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg
Jonatan 'Devilwalk' Lundberg
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
385
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
#1
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United States ascendaNt88
Nice. edit: why cant i type Nice
2018-06-14 11:16
12 replies
erwartet
2018-06-14 11:15
8 replies
#6
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United States ascendaNt88
understandable, have a nice day
2018-06-14 11:17
1 reply
Expected
2018-06-14 11:24
Reported for not talking English
2018-06-14 11:25
5 replies
Reported for fan of choking
2018-06-14 12:33
3 replies
Report for replying
2018-06-14 12:42
2 replies
Reportet for fan shox and G2 They dont deserved any fans
2018-06-14 12:56
1 reply
Are you srs NIP FAN OMEGALUL
2018-06-14 16:44
ReportA minha pica sua puta da desgraçaaaaaa
2018-06-14 12:41
#26
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Poland sitarskee
why r u 1st so often, not like i care but what is wrong with u? bored much?
2018-06-14 11:44
1 reply
when i care i just go for it but i dont most of the time
2018-06-14 14:05
Nice
2018-06-14 11:52
#2
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Poland NeXtEj
Ok
2018-06-14 11:15
8 replies
#17
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Brazil coldzao2
Lol europe minor so shitty this major What are theae teams
2018-06-14 11:31
7 replies
#21
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Poland NeXtEj
Better than all Brazilian Teams (mby without SK).
2018-06-14 11:33
well "best" 8 teams are going to be invited to closed qualifier anyway from which u go to minor itself so good chance big part of those teams will make it to minor unless these teams can be better than you expect in which case level should still be fine.
2018-06-14 11:40
#25
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Greece knk74
Thy have not revealed the invites
2018-06-14 11:41
4 replies
#27
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Brazil coldzao2
retarded from valve as always, teams ofc know they got invited because they are not playing open quals, but we dont, classic valve
2018-06-14 11:45
3 replies
#30
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Greece knk74
Its faceits fault They organise this not volvo
2018-06-14 11:49
so use your Brain and you can expect who got invite :)
2018-06-14 12:28
1 reply
#38
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Brazil coldzao2
why would i use my brain if it should be public information hello?
2018-06-14 12:31
KINGWIN
2018-06-14 11:16
#5
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Europe artilele
E X P E C T E D
2018-06-14 11:16
Ez for TaTaZ
2018-06-14 11:17
kinguin to eliminate vp
2018-06-14 11:17
ESGTOP1
2018-06-14 11:18
Singularity got bum fucked TaZ to 16-0 VP at the major qual
2018-06-14 11:19
1 reply
Linguine still has to make it through closed qualifier and minor to even get chance to play VP Edit: Should say kinguin not linguine, thanks autocorrect
2018-06-14 15:13
#11
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Spain VIKTORAL
EZ FOR TAZ
2018-06-14 11:20
Fuck yea taz
2018-06-14 11:22
GJ ! TAZ squad !
2018-06-14 11:25
ez for eSG
2018-06-14 11:26
#18
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Turkey srtn16
next qualified team is royal bandits rez.
2018-06-14 11:31
German cs LUL
2018-06-14 11:32
#20
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Lithuania exotica
Rip Imperial. Sad!
2018-06-14 11:32
ez 4 upcoming talentaz
2018-06-14 11:36
will there be invites to the closed qualifier stage??
2018-06-14 11:40
2 replies
yes, considering teams we haven't seen playing any qualifiers invited team list to EU closed qualifier could be as of following: nip, ago, godsent, heroic, optic, envyus, fragsters, windigo. Not confirmed list btw, just how it seems to me xddd...
2018-06-14 11:55
1 reply
pretty close i guess
2018-06-14 13:08
EuroNigs
2018-06-14 11:48
#RunKinguin Just do it
2018-06-14 11:50
RallenDaGod
2018-06-14 11:56
#34
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Estonia teremartin
hahaha ez for ex-VP
2018-06-14 12:00
#37
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Faroe Islands Andrykz
Here you kick znajder - you lose 16-1
2018-06-14 12:30
Nice faveN ma boiiii
2018-06-14 12:56
#45
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Armenia 1915
Taz > Michu
2018-06-14 13:09
1 reply
He's bottom fragging my man
2018-06-14 13:50
too ez4ence 😐
2018-06-14 15:07
1 reply
ez4virima
2018-06-14 15:57
ez4kinguin Next major winners
2018-06-15 00:16
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