LDLC, Epsilon, Bravado & Gorilla Gang through to ECS Season 6 Challenger Cup

martiicsgo
September 19th, 2018 08:49

A total of four teams from Europe and North America have made their way through the first open qualifier of the ECS Season 6 Challenger Cup.

The first of two open qualifiers for the Challenger Cup featured a single-elimination bracket with the initial matches played in a best-of-one, while the quarterfinals and semifinals were best-of-threes — with a total of 351 teams signed up, but only two slots up for grabs from each region.

The European side saw likes of Imperial, Fragsters, and Windigo fall in the initial best-of-one games, while ENCE and Spirit's run fell short in the quarterfinals. LDLC and Epsilon eventually paved their way through to the semifinals, before taking down Royal Bandits and Lyngby Vikings to be the first two teams through to the European Challenger Cup.

ELUSIVE and co. secure their place in the NA Challenger Cup

Across the pond, the South Africans of Bravado were the first team out of the North American qualifier to secure their slot after sweeping past lmfao and BlackOut.

Swole Patrol and Gorilla Gang then clashed in the quarterfinals, where Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir and his men were swept 0-2. Victor "food" Wong and co. eventually secured their slot in the North America Challenger Cup in a three-map final bout against Infamous.

With the first qualifiers from Europe and North American now in the books, one more open qualifier still remains — set to run from September 22-23 — to determine the next two teams from each region, with the invites yet to be announced.

The ECS Season 6 Challenger Cup runs from September 27-30 and will feature eight teams in both Europe and North America, with two spots in ECS Season 6 from each region on the line.

Below you can find the current Challenger Cup team list from Europe and North America:

Europe

Kazakhstan Gambit
Other Invite
France LDLC
Europe Open Qual #2
Other Invite
Other Invite
Europe Epsilon
Europe Open Qual #2

North America

North America compLexity
Other Invite
South Africa Bravado
North America Open Qual #2
Other Invite
Other Invite
United States Gorilla Gang
North America Open Qual #2
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
695
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
United States Victor 'food' Wong
Victor 'food' Wong
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
226
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
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France iNolake 
Hi EZ4LDLC
2018-09-19 08:54
#3
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Nice
2018-09-19 08:51
#5
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Albania blizaardy 
Nice
2018-09-19 08:51
#7
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United States Rosetta_Stoned 
NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE dafuq you talking about you cant read that quick
2018-09-19 08:52
#8
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Albania blizaardy 
I am rap god
2018-09-19 08:53
#17
NiKo | 
Europe NeO_RiGhT 
Gorila Gang Hahaha
2018-09-19 09:49
EZ4LDLC
2018-09-19 15:41
nice
2018-09-19 08:50
2bad4ence
2018-09-19 08:52
#9
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Russia KnifeMan183 
Without Na'Vi?
2018-09-19 08:55
LUL
2018-09-19 08:55
#11
JOKER | 
France Kalki88 
RIP Freakazoid :)
2018-09-19 08:57
#13
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
Ence get invite anyway
2018-09-19 09:06
LOL NO, if they were invited they would't be playing open qualifiers.
2018-09-19 10:12
#19
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
They lost a qualifier for starseries and got a wild card invite anyways so wouldnt be the first time
2018-09-19 10:24
They didn't actually play that qualifier. edit: But besides the point, way these open qualifiers work in general is that invited teams are told about it beforehand so they do not need to waste their time playing qualifier and distrupting other teams trying to qualify when they get invite anyway, if they invite team from open qualifier that would be to replace some team that forfeited their spot
2018-09-19 10:30
#21
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
i mean iem chicago where they lost and then got invite to gg bet shuffle where they can try again
2018-09-19 10:42
#28
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World nakTriceps 
Sad loss for ENCE. First division of ECS would be nice for the team.
2018-09-19 14:24
#34
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
If they succeed in the upcoming starseries and epicenter thing etc. they might get more invites and stop losing to nonamer turks online
2018-09-19 16:25
#36
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World nakTriceps 
Yep. But, anyways, ECS continues to be excellent for medium teams like ENCE. It´s a league, with so many matches against tier1 that could improve these type of teams a lot.
2018-09-19 16:45
Bullshit cup
2018-09-19 09:29
I want to see Bravado make it and be successful in at least one online league.
2018-09-19 10:57
#29
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World nakTriceps 
It would be nice! It´s posible. Only against coL they have no chance, but will be 2 slots to ECS. They´ll have to win against teams like eUnited, Ghost and TeamOne, probably.
2018-09-19 14:26
#23
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Australia BohemianJerry 
freakzoid is doing great
2018-09-19 11:17
#24
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France kipoCSGO^_^ 
ldlc won an open qualifier ? wtf
2018-09-19 12:26
#25
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Denmark GUNzales 
Gambit Europe Choose one
2018-09-19 12:35
Gambit Choose one
2018-09-19 14:22
Gambit Team Choose one
2018-09-19 14:22
Good for bravado
2018-09-19 14:27
Please, Invite HR!!!!
2018-09-19 14:55
#33
REZ | 
South Africa sprizzle 
Great to see the Bravado lads getting some reward for their hard work!
2018-09-19 16:03
+1
2018-09-20 14:15
#35
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
gorilla gang wtf
2018-09-19 16:41
cool
2018-09-20 00:13
ez 4 gorilla gang
2018-09-20 20:55
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