The final Europe Minor Open Qualifier saw teams such as LDLC, Giants and Singularity reach the round-of-16, but it was ENCE, HAVU, NOBO, and tomorrow that reached the semi-final matches which decided the two teams that would advance to the Europe Minor Closed Qualifier.
ENCE started off on the right foot against HAVU, getting a perfect 5-0 start on the CT side of Overpass. HAVU tied three T-side rounds together mid-half, but ENCE still finished the half confidently, 10-5 up. Despite losing the pistol, Aleksi "allu" Jalli's team quickly established themselves on the T-side, with Jani "Aerial" Jussila carrying his team to a 16-7 victory with 31 kills and 116.5 ADR.
It was an even more dominant performance by ENCE on the second map, Train, as they started off with an 11-1 lead as Terrorists. HAVU did manage to close the half with three consecutive rounds, but with ENCE winning the CT pistol, they couldn't put up a fight. Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen and co. closed out the map shortly, 16-4, to advance to the closed qualifier.
|HAVU||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Juho 'juho' Lampinenjuho||28 - 39||-11||74.9||0.78|
|Jesse 'zehN' LinjalazehN||25 - 36||-11||66.6||0.75|
|Otto 'ottoNd' SihvoottoNd||23 - 34||-11||61.6||0.67|
|Eetu 'sAw' SahasAw||17 - 35||-18||55.4||0.57|
|Olli 'sLowi' PitkänensLowi||15 - 37||-22||47.8||0.50|
|ENCE||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial||48 - 22||+26||107.8||1.74|
|Jere 'sergej' Salosergej||37 - 20||+17||78.3||1.51|
|Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN||33 - 24||+9||89.1||1.39|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||31 - 16||+15||71.4||1.37|
|Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib||32 - 26||+6||87.3||1.30|
tomorrow was confident in the first map of the series against NOBO, Dust2, as the Polish side would run up a 10-5 lead as Terrorists despite the Frenchmen winning the opening pistol. After the switch, tomorrow won the pistol and a total of five rounds straight, soon finishing off the map 16-6.
Cache followed, where tomorrow looked good in the first half, on the T-side, bagging a 7-2 lead. NOBO fought back to salvage the half, 9-6, but the Poles still looked in control as they secured the second pistol (11-6). That's where a furious comeback from NOBO started, with the trio of David "Davidp" Prins, Lucas "Lucky" Chastang and Adlane "Adlane" Mokrani spearheading their team to a 16-11 victory.
It came down to the decider, Mirage, where tomorrow recovered from a 0-5 start as CTs to finish the half with a respectable 9-6 lead. Grzegorz "SZPERO" Dziamałek stood out for his side, and with five entries and 14 AWP killes, played a pivotal role in tomorrow's 16-9 win.
|NOBO||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky||47 - 50||-3||66.5||0.97|
|Bryan 'Maka' CandaMaka||49 - 53||-4||73.6||0.96|
|Adlane 'Adlane' MokraniAdlane||46 - 54||-8||70.2||0.95|
|David 'Davidp' PrinsDavidp||47 - 58||-11||78.6||0.93|
|Gaëtan 'JiNKZ' JaminJiNKZ||41 - 56||-15||62.7||0.78|
|tomorrow||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Piotr 'morelz' Taterkamorelz||56 - 42||+14||85.0||1.24|
|Kacper 'Kap3r' SłomaKap3r||53 - 42||+11||81.9||1.21|
|Wiktor 'mynio' Krukmynio||62 - 49||+13||77.5||1.16|
|Grzegorz 'SZPERO' DziamałekSZPERO||55 - 45||+10||78.3||1.14|
|Szymon 'JaKu' MaciągJaKu||45 - 52||-7||72.1||1.04|
Now, eight of the sixteen teams for the European Minor Closed Qualifier are known. The remaining eight spots will be filled through invites: