OpTic secure FACEIT Major New Challengers Stage spot

OpTic have defeated ENCE 2-1 in the upper bracket final at the Europe Minor to qualify for the FACEIT Major New Challengers Stage.

ENCE and OpTic squared off in the upper bracket final at the Europe Minor for a spot at the FACEIT Major New Challengers Stage. The action started on Dust2 with the T-sided Finnish team winning the pistol round in a 2vs3.

Even though ENCE first weapon round, they secured the fifth round to lead 4-1. Two consecutive 3vs5 victories made it 8-1. OpTic responded in the 13th round but that was the only other round they won in the first half at the end of which they trailed 13-2.

OpTic are going to the New Challengers Stage

OpTic secured the first four rounds in the second half but couldn't make it five rounds in a row as Aleksi "allu" Jalli clutched a 1vs2 in the 20th round, making it 14-6. Ultimately, the Finns wrapped up the map with a 16-7 scoreline.

The roles were reversed on Mirage as OpTic had a 13-2 CT-side campaign. The Danes picked up the second half pistol round by taking the B-site. They went on to close out the map 16-2 as René "cajunb" Borg clutched a 1vs3 in the 18th round.

ENCE will play NiP for a Major spot

Inferno was the decider and it kicked off with a 1vs3 clutch by Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke who gave the CT-sided OpTic the 1-0 lead. The Danish squad managed to fend off ENCE in the first five rounds but the Finns won a 3vs5 in the sixth round to trail 5-1.

allu & company won nine of the last ten rounds in the first half to finish it 9-6 in front. OpTic tied the game at 9-9 after winning the first three rounds in the second half. The Danish team took the lead as Jakob "JUGi" Hansen found two opening kills and later on, they made it 12-9 with a 2vs3 in the 21st round. OpTic won the map 16-11 and took the 2-1 series victory to qualify for the FACEIT Major New Challengers Stage.

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 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 49 - 48 +1 83.6 1.14
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 43 - 48 -5 69.7 0.95
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 43 - 43 0 61.9 0.94
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 34 - 51 -17 66.8 0.85
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 27 - 51 -24 47.5 0.66
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 61 - 41 +20 94.2 1.33
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 49 - 43 +6 85.5 1.25
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 45 - 32 +13 62.7 1.16
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 42 - 38 +4 72.4 1.08
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 42 - 42 0 62.6 0.92

The team list for the FACEIT Major New Challengers Stage now looks as follows:

Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
NOTEZ4ENCE
2018-07-22 15:48
#4
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
vs NiP it will be
2018-07-22 15:48
#8
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
ExpecTic
2018-07-22 15:49
#23
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Finland Lehtori 
5 pistol rounds
2018-07-22 15:50
Ya that ence didnt win
2018-07-22 16:07
Ohhhh that's a nice one
2018-07-22 17:27
Time for the titans to awake
2018-07-22 15:49
#30
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India swast1k36 
+1
2018-07-22 15:51
#49
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
+1
2018-07-22 15:59
#100
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
yikes
2018-07-22 18:25
#37
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Sweden ConaN007 
HARD4ENCE
2018-07-22 15:54
#87
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Sweden Unluko 
#GreenWall
2018-07-22 17:12
#2
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Europe andyy_ 
OMEGALUL
2018-07-22 15:48
Ez4optic
2018-07-22 15:48
#36
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
EZ4INDIA 👏
2018-07-22 15:53
#69
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India MihirX27 
Optic India is a Different team from this one.
2018-07-22 16:16
#71
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
No, this is optic india
2018-07-22 16:25
No wtf
2018-07-22 16:31
#75
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
Yes wtf
2018-07-22 16:31
#82
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India MihirX27 
Click on Optic in the list up above, you'll see it's the Danish Roster, not the Indian One. Or maybe you already know the truth, and are just trolling us. I don't even know Anymore.
2018-07-22 17:00
#84
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
I clicked on the optic logo next to my name and it says optic india, nt baiter
2018-07-22 17:06
#88
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India MihirX27 
There are 2 optic rosters, one Danish Roster, and One Indian Roster, geez. I'm an Indian, dude, and I obviously know my shit man. I swear to you, I ain't joking.
2018-07-22 17:15
#89
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
I am NA dude, very big brain. This is optic india
2018-07-22 17:17
Ur Canadian stop trying to be an American baiter. Switch ur flag
2018-07-22 17:28
#93
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
Im not allowed to bait if im Canadian?
2018-07-22 17:37
#95
BnTeT | 
United Kingdom dokunug 
You guys are just playing yourselves at this point... viva la optic india
2018-07-22 17:57
Nothing but respect for the UK scene. #EZForUk UK scene is lead by the greatest player o in counterstrike history, James "JZFBeast" bardolph. Who is also apart of one of the greatest casting duos since the breakup of anders and semmler. James pioneered the UK Scene by showing their premier players power in various showmatch and events. Bardolph continues to lead the UK scene to greatness with every event and will show the power of the Parliament in the upcoming major showmatch. #EZForUk
2018-07-22 18:04
STOP GETTING BAITED
2018-07-22 18:25
He's clearly baiting GO Optic India!
2018-07-22 17:48
Rip
2018-07-22 15:49
#6
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Poland vzk 
GGEZ
2018-07-22 15:49
#7
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
ez ence
2018-07-22 15:49
#9
720 | 
Turkey RF4_Kolta 
Hohoooo
2018-07-22 15:49
ok
2018-07-22 15:49
#11
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Norway Phancy11 
Ence 3v7 nice try
2018-07-22 15:49
Unluko, but ence 32-0 nip inc
2018-07-22 15:49
#13
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United Kingdom thrailis 
GREENWALL
2018-07-22 15:49
#14
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Denmark d1ckweed 
Let’s go NiP! Time to hand their second L of the day. #GONINJAS
2018-07-22 15:49
nt dickda
2018-07-22 15:50
#98
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Denmark d1ckweed 
YES!
2018-07-22 18:22
big finnish chokeroni
2018-07-22 15:49
GOD gade
2018-07-22 15:49
Easy
2018-07-22 15:49
EZ4ENCE
2018-07-22 15:50
#20
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Optic Stickers hype! Still no Ence stickers, awwwwww.....
2018-07-22 15:50
#101
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Denmark Mutsgah 
When can I get my Optic stickers?
2018-07-22 20:07
I would guess around the 5th of September, when the main qualifier starts
2018-07-22 21:47
It should be like maybe week or two before because pick 'em predictions for new challengers stages lock with the start of the first match
2018-07-24 19:58
#22
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Poland Kazahi 
ez
2018-07-22 15:50
#24
mou | 
Turkey LANCELOT06 
most tk .... ence
2018-07-22 15:50
#25
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Finland jonttu 
Expected after the amount of thrown rounds from ence.
2018-07-22 15:50
GRATZ GREENWALL
2018-07-22 15:50
#27
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Portugal KSCERATOGOD 
Let’s fucking go boys <3
2018-07-22 15:50
#59
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Sweden Kasidro 
Hmm
2018-07-22 16:09
#28
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Europe Skraj 
>OpTic are going to the Major Major Main Qualifier*
2018-07-22 15:51
#32
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Norway Phancy11 
It's part of the major now
2018-07-22 15:52
#40
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Europe Skraj 
So are the Open/Closed/Minor qualifiers
2018-07-22 15:54
No, Main qualifier is now officially part of the major, teams that participate there get stickers now
2018-07-22 15:56
#65
ALEX | 
France Telt 
And given the level of the main qualifier that seems quite fair to me
2018-07-22 16:11
No, read up on the "new" system
2018-07-22 15:56
#53
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
nice one mate
2018-07-22 16:03
Deserved, snappi 2nd best igl in denmark that's for sure
2018-07-22 15:51
#48
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Denmark mersault17 
Agreed
2018-07-22 15:58
+1 1. HUNDEN 2. Snappi
2018-07-22 16:07
#31
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Brazil Meop 
2 CT rounds wtf
2018-07-22 15:52
#33
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
3 Danish teams at the major omegalul
2018-07-22 15:52
Danish CS Best CS
2018-07-22 16:08
#34
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Russia Nikosimus 
NiP Please ffs do it
2018-07-22 15:53
NT
2018-07-22 16:32
#35
DAVEY | 
United States E_K_U_L 
#GreenWall
2018-07-22 15:53
flag checks out
2018-07-22 16:52
Go ence
2018-07-22 15:54
gade 61 frags & no mention in the article poor gade
2018-07-22 15:56
EXPECTED #GreenWall stickers <3
2018-07-22 15:56
#44
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Hungary StraYzie 
go NiP! ez for k0nfig ez for ENCE but please, magic must come to help you Ninjas
2018-07-22 15:56
#46
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
Deserved
2018-07-22 15:56
#47
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Denmark Notallama 
ez4gade
2018-07-22 15:57
#50
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Italy Er1cz 
LETS GO NIP YOU CAN DO THIS!!!
2018-07-22 16:00
#51
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
EZ4...Oh wait
2018-07-22 16:00
Astralis and Team Liquid, two of the best teams in the world, in the New Challengers Stage - it's like Boston with FaZe
2018-07-22 16:02
#54
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
-Team liquid
2018-07-22 16:03
They are pretty good
2018-07-22 16:05
#66
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
i mean apart from the fact they cant play finals
2018-07-22 16:13
Good thing it's not a final then
2018-07-22 16:19
#72
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
still overrated they dont prepare for teams good enough and no zews
2018-07-22 16:26
They're still decent tho
2018-07-22 16:27
Yes
2018-07-22 16:34
#55
Brehze | 
Russia MH- 
ENCE PLS
2018-07-22 16:04
ENCE xD
2018-07-22 16:05
It will be EZ4ENCE against nip
2018-07-22 16:05
#62
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Spain akproxx 
Looks like a tier 2/3 tournament
2018-07-22 16:08
Who tier 3 idiot
2018-07-22 16:15
#79
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Spain akproxx 
your m
2018-07-22 16:36
Allu>KQLY you see is shot for awp for dust 2?
2018-07-22 16:08
SS EZZZ
2018-07-22 16:15
#78
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Russia razorVJ 
LMAO both NiP and ENCE are better than half of teams that are already in the Major.
2018-07-22 16:35
OpTic Gaming*, not just OpTic. Do it correctly.
2018-07-22 16:57
sad day 4 ence.
2018-07-22 17:05
ugh fucking optic shit players shit org
2018-07-22 17:08
#86
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Switzerland k0braCH 
What happened to the underdogs who made it to quarterfinals last year? Sorry i forgot the teamname.
2018-07-22 17:12
Quantum Bellator Fire, they are in the major because they secured a spot being top 8 at the last major
2018-07-22 17:30
#102
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Switzerland k0braCH 
Oh yea, i forgot the new Major system. Their already in groups. Thanks.
2018-07-22 20:57
#97
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Denmark Fjumse 
So sad for the Major. Now we have to hear from the toxic kid config with the brain of a 12 year old kid...
2018-07-22 18:09
#104
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Finland hotdog^ 
konfig*
2018-07-23 10:25
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