OpTic and Kinguin qualify for Europe Minor

OpTic and Kinguin have become the first two teams to book their places at the Europe Minor.

The Europe Minor Closed Qualifier featuring sixteen teams in a Swiss-style group has produced its first two qualified teams with OpTic and Kinguin winning three matches to book their place at the Europe Minor.

OpTic took on EURONICS in their first game which they secured 2-1. Then René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg & co. beat Japaleno in two maps to go 2-0 in the group. In their last match, the Danes took on LeftOut who they beat 2-0. With this result, OpTic improved their record to 3-0 and qualified for the Europe Minor.

OpTic have earned the right to compete at the Europe Minor

Kinguin, on the other hand, started their qualification campaign with a 2-0 victory over Fragsters. The Polish team beat Nordavind 2-1 and then defeated Sprout with the same scoreline, securing qualification to the Minor with a 3-0 record.

The Closed Qualifier will hand out six more spots at the Europe Minor which will take place in London, UK on July 19-22 with two spots at the FACEIT Major up for grabs. You can find the current standings and upcoming matches in the Closed Qualifier on our event page.

Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1174
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
#1
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United Kingdom Dimwit
Both had a pretty easy run, but Optic and Kinguin deserved it IMO. Should be a good minor at this rate
2018-07-01 00:50
32 replies
Expected
2018-07-01 00:50
4 replies
#15
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United Kingdom Dimwit
expecto
2018-07-01 00:50
3 replies
#25
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Austria shaak!
Expected
2018-07-01 00:53
2 replies
#39
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Palestine zwe
expected
2018-07-01 01:02
1 reply
#43
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Estonia Vexil
expected
2018-07-01 01:09
#14
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV
Ez for GodTaz
2018-07-01 00:50
20 replies
#17
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United Kingdom Dimwit
Imagine if VP dont get to the major and Kinguin do
2018-07-01 00:51
19 replies
#26
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Poland KasPro
That'd be amazing.
2018-07-01 00:53
13 replies
#28
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United Kingdom Dimwit
Ultimate Taz revenge
2018-07-01 00:54
12 replies
#31
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Poland KasPro
Totally deserved too. Taz wasn't the problem.
2018-07-01 00:54
11 replies
#33
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United Kingdom Dimwit
They aren't even really VP anymore, no Snax or Taz ;(
2018-07-01 00:55
3 replies
#36
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Poland KasPro
Yeah.. Im happy snax moved to mouz tho, he's still young and if he gets motivated to play again we could see mouz being top3
2018-07-01 00:59
1 reply
+1
2018-07-01 02:25
#69
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Greece knk74
+1
2018-07-01 09:51
#34
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV
he was at that moment interesting that nobody remembers how shitty he was good to see him in form now tho
2018-07-01 00:56
1 reply
#35
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Poland KasPro
Well he was a good Igl still and sacrificed his stats most of the time. He literally had like the same stats as other vp members in the Boston major. And yeah he's playing really well now and I'm very happy for him and the team.
2018-07-01 00:58
#64
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Europe hashh07
The problem with Taz wasn't that, he is less skillful then the rest of VP, there was problem with communication between him and the rest of team. Buy now GODTaz will show them. Only thing i miss is Taz-Neo colaboration. 13 years together ended that way
2018-07-01 04:02
4 replies
Less skillful? Noone is worse than neo check rating. He was carrying on majors or under snax in scoreboard
2018-07-01 10:16
3 replies
#83
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Europe hashh07
Please read my comment again. If you still do not understand, read one more time. In case if 3 times isn't enough, i am happy to answer your questions
2018-07-01 12:39
2 replies
i'd like to have a conversation with you but its the same like dropping monkey a banana and looking on you
2018-07-03 00:02
1 reply
#92
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Europe hashh07
I said that, he was (is) not less skillful than rest of VP, but he was a reason of most quarrels
2018-07-05 13:29
#47
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Germany bartooo
VP is in the Major already.
2018-07-01 01:10
4 replies
#54
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr
*minor
2018-07-01 01:27
2 replies
No, VP is already at the major, minor is the last qualifier before the major now, in the past there was a major qualifier after the minor but now it's called challengers stage (or smth like that) and that's a part of major so vp is already at the major
2018-07-01 01:37
1 reply
#70
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Greece knk74
We mean top16 of the major
2018-07-01 09:52
#75
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United Kingdom Dimwit
I meant top 16 sort of thing but didn’t word it very well :)
2018-07-01 10:17
Who cares both wont make it to the major qualifier
2018-07-01 01:17
1 reply
Optic will
2018-07-01 09:23
Gox Taz
2018-07-01 08:52
You setence is like: lol they dont deserved it but I think they deserve. Gj
2018-07-01 15:59
2 replies
#88
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United Kingdom Dimwit
Nah I was more saying that both should have gone through, and they both did. Probably didn’t word it in the best way xD
2018-07-01 16:33
1 reply
Haha :D
2018-07-01 17:57
#2
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Finland Jodecast
ez
2018-07-01 00:49
1 reply
4ence
2018-07-01 01:11
Optic look good
2018-07-01 00:49
Kinguin lul
2018-07-01 00:49
3 replies
What Kinguin lul?
2018-07-01 00:51
2 replies
Kinguin lul
2018-07-01 01:10
1 reply
ence lul because tomorrow they qualify
2018-07-01 01:26
#5
dycha | 
Poland Foros
Nice
2018-07-01 00:49
EZ 4 TAZ
2018-07-01 00:49
#7
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Poland brvther
nice taz!
2018-07-01 00:49
#8
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Norway Noreg
noobs
2018-07-01 00:49
rip heroic
2018-07-01 00:49
LET'S GO TO MAJOR TAZ! <3
2018-07-01 00:50
Scorline? Fix it hltv pls Edit: gj
2018-07-01 00:52
EZ for TaZ
2018-07-01 00:50
#18
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Czech Republic KLothbrok
expected
2018-07-01 00:51
#19
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Sweden godname
nice for TAZ
2018-07-01 00:51
JD
2018-07-01 00:51
is it safe to say that Snax destroyed VP? taz's competitive spirit isnt dying yet, happy to see it.
2018-07-01 00:52
1 reply
It is safe and true man to say that. Maybe taz was worse than now back then but we can see he really enjoy this game
2018-07-01 02:42
#23
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Kazakhstan TimaTea
TaZ vs VP Major Final
2018-07-01 00:52
1 reply
11/10 will watch
2018-07-01 10:38
ez 4 cajunb and taz
2018-07-01 00:53
#27
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Poland Kobel_
TaZ Road2Major PogChamp
2018-07-01 00:54
#29
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Poland KasPro
Ez for God taz
2018-07-01 00:54
<3 TaZ lets go!
2018-07-01 00:54
yes Kinguin will go further than VP
2018-07-01 00:55
#37
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Finland Smoonah
lul kinguin going further than vp
2018-07-01 00:59
1 reply
Kingping have 9 wins in row
2018-07-01 01:09
#40
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Ukraine kek1
#OGBOYS
2018-07-01 01:03
Taz > vp
2018-07-01 01:05
Why isn't there anyone bullying nip here?
2018-07-01 01:08
3 replies
Becouse everybody loveS taz
2018-07-01 01:10
1 reply
Okidoki
2018-07-01 01:11
Not much to bully about today
2018-07-01 03:02
#51
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Yugoslavia Hypu
Go to vp vs kinguin in the major Grand final
2018-07-01 01:17
#52
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United States FaZeCIan
Reflections: - OpTic vs FaZe at the major pls - I hope TaZ gets revenge on VP
2018-07-01 01:20
#56
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Europe KittyChamp
TAZ MA BOI
2018-07-01 01:43
TaZ vs VP on Major last chance 2-2 game PogChamp
2018-07-01 02:33
2 replies
#63
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Italy Wakkaa
Just wrote the exact same thing .. I dont know if i'd feel bad or happy if TaZ clutched the final round lol
2018-07-01 03:52
1 reply
TaZ clutching VP 1v3 on inferno and all VP players starting crying hard
2018-07-01 10:32
OpTic for the win!
2018-07-01 03:10
#62
NEO | 
Italy Wakkaa
I'm not too sure if i'd feel bad if TaZ knocked out VP in the main qualifiar
2018-07-01 03:50
1 reply
#72
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Greece knk74
I wont
2018-07-01 09:52
#65
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United States SladesterG
Ez major title in a few months for the GREENWALL
2018-07-01 05:14
#68
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African Union hdlmb
ez4ence
2018-07-01 09:38
#71
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Greece knk74
Nice
2018-07-01 09:52
#GreenWall
2018-07-01 10:00
Danish CS is strong, we have the Best CS players in the world.
2018-07-01 10:52
Expected AF
2018-07-01 11:55
EZ for KingWIN
2018-07-01 13:33
#90
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Poland PiterixXx
GL KINGTAZ@
2018-07-01 20:30
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