Sprout, Fragsters advance to Europe Minor closed qualifier

Striker
October 23rd, 2018 23:28

Sprout and Fragsters have come out on top of the first Europe Minor open qualifier to advance to the closed part, which will take place in mid-December.

The first open qualifier took place over the last two days, with various well-known teams battling for two spots in the closed part, where eight invited teams await.

The likes of LDLC, Red Reserve, Valiance, as well as a LeftOut mixteam featuring Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey, Alexandre "xms" Forté, Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas, and Mikail "Maikelele" Bill, could not make it far enough, as they all went out in the round of 16.

Sprout move on to the closed qualifier

Meanwhile, Sprout made it all the way to the top after beating AGO, Vitality, and 3DMAX in the last three rounds of the qualifier, securing a spot in the closed part in which they found success in the last Major cycle.

Fragsters will also make their second consecutive closed qualifier appearance, as they secured the second spot in the other half of the bracket after beating PRIDE, x6tence Galaxy, Endpoint, and Chaos en route to the grand final.

The Europe Minor closed qualifier team list currently looks as follows:

Europe mousesports
Finland ENCE
Denmark Heroic
Poland Kinguin
Germany Sprout
Europe Open qual. #2
Europe Open qual. #3
Europe Open qual. #4
Denmark North
Denmark OpTic
Poland Virtus.pro
Turkey ex-Space Soldiers
Denmark Fragsters
Europe Open qual. #2
Europe Open qual. #3
Europe Open qual. #4

The next Europe Minor open qualifier will run on October 29-30, with signups still being open on ESEA's website.

France Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
446
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
706
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1260
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1133
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
280
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Alga avangar
2018-10-23 23:28
Honestly this was unexpected. I expected Vitality, LDLC, AGO, etc. to take this. I'm glad they proved they could do it great job to Fragsters and Sprout.
2018-10-23 23:34
Happy for fragsters, this is Era of danish teams
2018-10-23 23:35
#26
 | 
Greenland AkiKleist 
You are saying that as if it is just started
2018-10-23 23:51
I know that it started long before my comment.. But you know, its always nice to see young talents getting bigger and bigger.. Kinda sad that there are none from my country yet.
2018-10-23 23:52
only star is in his 40s lol
2018-10-23 23:53
+1
2018-10-23 23:54
#61
 | 
Denmark Kagemand_V2 
thank you from a dane, which loves pro CS
2018-10-24 16:44
Hope Vitality/Left Out will get a spot, even Valiance, I really want to see HunTer showing his potential.
2018-10-23 23:36
Im so sad for valiance they are in same level over so much times hopefully they will do that.
2018-10-24 07:17
Those teams except LDLC are pure trash. They cant do anything...LDLC is also mid-tier but still better than those two trash teams
2018-10-24 01:30
without god amanek ldlc would be useless
2018-10-24 07:08
These teams have got 3 other chances to qualify. Don’t worry, bo1s happen to be sometimes, quite random.
2018-10-24 01:49
#2
 | 
Latvia latvianguy 
ez
2018-10-23 23:28
ok
2018-10-23 23:28
#4
 | 
Macau Bent0 
no vitality lul gz sprout
2018-10-23 23:29
#5
 | 
Denmark Farven 
ez for denmark
2018-10-23 23:29
#6
 | 
Sweden HampusLordtop7 
what a shame natosaphix has to play with bots denis n spiidi
2018-10-23 23:30
#7
 | 
Denmark Enggaard 
Yea, a guy with that much potential
2018-10-23 23:33
#8
 | 
Sweden HampusLordtop7 
I "are thinkz" that NiP should steal him from Denmark hehe he learn Swedish in 1 month -get right
2018-10-23 23:33
#30
 | 
Greenland AkiKleist 
Who would awp? Cuz NiP has f0rest and Lekr0
2018-10-23 23:54
#49
 | 
Denmark chrkloster 
None of those are natural awpers. Nip would do good with a good, dedicated awper.
2018-10-24 08:02
#51
 | 
Greenland AkiKleist 
Worked out for draken, right?
2018-10-24 08:37
who cares about draken noob? He is right, NiP would be better with a dedicated awp right now, f0rest rez lekr0 and dennis awps, and no one is good. F0rest has good positionining on T side, but his reactions now are not good for awp ,
2018-10-24 10:44
#54
 | 
Greenland AkiKleist 
I can agree on that, but is NiP willing to drop the Swedish only lineup since allu to improve?
2018-10-24 10:51
#55
 | 
Denmark chrkloster 
Didn't really comment about whether or not Nato would be good for NiP. I actually doubt it, but I honestly think they would be better off with a dedicated awp. About draken, he just showed that he didn't have the working mentality etc. for tier 1 proteams yet. I don't know enough about the Swedish amateur/semipro scene to say if there's any good future AWP-subjects for NiP, but the main problem for Sweden-teams right now is imo that there is no good tier 1 AWPer in their scene right now.
2018-10-24 11:24
#57
 | 
Greenland AkiKleist 
Yeah, I can't think of a great awper from Swedish scene in quite a while
2018-10-24 13:19
#35
STYKO | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w^2 
bot denis who outperformed bot nato in the last 3 months?
2018-10-23 23:59
#45
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
nt mad swedish muslim denis was one of the best yesterday and the day befor
2018-10-24 07:01
lol salty German denis and spiidi and other Germans always carried by Niko, or chrisJ or other foreigner no natural talent for cs. it was a joke how bad denis were when niko was in mouz bot denis always
2018-10-24 10:43
#60
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
didnt see a swedish star player either
2018-10-24 15:32
Where is superteam (Vitality)?
2018-10-23 23:34
#15
ebot | 
Europe BeaVeR2K 
eliminated, they has 3 more attempts relax
2018-10-23 23:41
#32
 | 
Greenland AkiKleist 
Quite the superteam, huh
2018-10-23 23:55
huh
2018-10-24 00:04
huh
2018-10-24 08:20
#11
ropz | 
Germany VeryNoGuy 
ez for mousesports omegalul
2018-10-23 23:35
Go Fragsters, Heroic, Optic, North and Sprout!!!
2018-10-23 23:38
#17
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
You are not a fakeflagger as it seems :D
2018-10-23 23:42
#18
vsm | 
Myanmar xdcc 
so you root 40% for sprout, 60% for heroic and 80% for fragsters?
2018-10-23 23:44
I hope as many of them as possible make it to the major!
2018-10-23 23:49
Fragsters have 5 Danish players
2018-10-23 23:49
#25
vsm | 
Myanmar xdcc 
ok if you say so
2018-10-23 23:50
nt racist
2018-10-24 12:14
#16
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
Rip Vitality, Imprial, Windigo, Valiance, Red Reserve, LeftOut, LDLC and AGO
2018-10-23 23:42
#19
vsm | 
Myanmar xdcc 
6 more spots left. 3dmax also playing
2018-10-23 23:46
#22
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
I know They will lose to randoms, and I'm sure I forgot 1 or 2 big ones Maybe Temp Storm? Not really
2018-10-23 23:46
#28
vsm | 
Myanmar xdcc 
besides those you mentioned. not sure if all of these are playing but potential upset teams (considering its bo1): 3dmax, alternate attax, movistar riders, tempo storm (new lineup with cromen, rubino i think), epsilon, tricked, bpro and some other random mixes.
2018-10-23 23:53
Has tricked ever won any large tournaments? The only notable thing they've won was a dreamhack open game against g2 i think
2018-10-23 23:56
#34
vsm | 
Myanmar xdcc 
idk but they occasionally takes maps off decent MDL teams (ence, attax, red reserve - tho with standin). I dont think they have a chance to qualify but they could knock some team off
2018-10-23 23:58
4 danish team, like factory of cs
2018-10-23 23:45
EZ GOD DENIS
2018-10-23 23:46
#37
 | 
Europe xaxzera 
lmao, the european minor qualifier could be a legit tier 2 lan event, wtf is going on
2018-10-24 00:29
#42
 | 
Finland no_man 
game is dying but the competition is toughest it has ever been
2018-10-24 03:38
#59
 | 
Europe xaxzera 
cs aint dying as an esport.
2018-10-24 14:56
nice one
2018-10-24 01:46
ez 4 boomboom refrezh
2018-10-24 03:27
#43
 | 
China AlexHuang 
danish minor LUL
2018-10-24 04:06
#44
NiKo | 
Europe NeO_RiGhT 
Good
2018-10-24 04:10
#46
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
EZ4SPROUT
2018-10-24 07:01
#58
 | 
France J0riS_ 
Single elimination match ? That's the dumbest format I've ever seen
2018-10-24 13:20
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.