After NRG and compLexity were the first two teams confirmed through the closed qualifier of the Americas Minor, eUnited followed suit by stomping Armada in a series sweep before claiming their 3-1 record after a shutout loss against Rogue, then, securing a pair of 2-0 wins over The Entourage and Freedom 35, respectively.
Spencer "Hiko" Martin and his men in Rogue kicked off their run securing victories over The Entourage and eUnited without dropping a map, before falling to NRG in a three-map series in Round 3 of the Swiss system. They then faced off against Ghost, where they dominated 16-5 on Overpass before Hiko’s team-leading 117.5 ADR and 1.74 rating on Nuke sealed the 16-5 victory and a spot at the Minor in London.
Dignitas' journey kicked off with a sweep over TeamOne, but compLexity quickly deflated their momentum with a 2-0 victory in return. Dignitas then struck back in a three-map series to edge Swole Patrol 2-1, before Peter "ptr" Gurney and co. stumped Luminosity with a convincing 16-2 win on Dust2 to secure the 2-0 series victory and claiming the fifth spot.
|Luminosity||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Gustavo 'yeL' KnittelyeL||39 - 37||+2||82.5||1.14|
|Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel||37 - 36||+1||84.5||1.05|
|Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1||22 - 32||-10||72.5||0.84|
|Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1||22 - 36||-14||53.0||0.65|
|Gabriel 'NEKIZ' SchenatoNEKIZ||15 - 40||-25||40.0||0.45|
|Dignitas||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Peter 'ptr' Gurneyptr||40 - 24||+16||90.7||1.46|
|Michael 'Grim' WinceGrim||40 - 27||+13||81.4||1.38|
|Gage 'Infinite' GreenInfinite||42 - 25||+17||83.7||1.37|
|Ronnie 'ryx' Bylickiryx||36 - 29||+7||83.8||1.23|
|Mitch 'm1tch' Semagom1tch||23 - 31||-8||52.1||0.92|
The final round of the Swiss system saw Luminosity, Swole Patrol, and TeamOne all secure a 3-2 record, but in the end, it was Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir and co. who sealed passage to the Americas Minor with a series sweep over Ghost and round-difference over Luminosity.
|Ghost||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Matt 'Pollo' WilsonPollo||34 - 34||0||75.9||1.05|
|Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta||35 - 37||-2||81.0||0.95|
|Yassine 'Subroza' TaoufikSubroza||24 - 41||-17||68.4||0.87|
|Matthew 'Wardell' BowmanWardell||32 - 39||-7||66.1||0.85|
|James 'JamezIRL' MacaulayJamezIRL||18 - 35||-17||40.3||0.61|
|Swole Patrol||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Austin 'Cooper-' AbadirCooper-||52 - 22||+30||115.2||1.79|
|Samuel 'SileNt' PortilloSileNt||37 - 34||+3||75.1||1.18|
|Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid||37 - 31||+6||83.3||1.11|
|Jordan 'Zellsis' MontemurroZellsis||34 - 31||+3||73.3||1.05|
|Derrick 'LILMAN' BoyneLILMAN||26 - 25||+1||60.7||0.97|
With the final-four slots now determined, eight teams will duke it out over a share of $50,000 and two spots in the FACEIT Major New Challengers stage. The Americas Minor Championship is set to start July 7-11 at the Twickenham Stadium in London. You can find the full team list below: