EU, NA DreamHack Winter open qualifiers reach end

The open qualifiers for this year's DreamHack Winter event have come to an end, with eight teams progressing to the closed brackets.

The biggest talking point in the European qualifier was the elimination of Vitality in the last round by CIS team Syman despite a strong individual performance from star player Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut.

LeftOut, who are fielding Haakon "Radifaction" Tholo after Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey was confirmed as a Cloud9 stand-in for BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen, were one of the top four finishers following a run that included victories over Monolith and x-kom.

The other two teams to make it through the open qualifier in Europe hail from Sweden: Red Reserve, who officially announced William "draken" Sundin as a permanent member on Friday, and x6tence Galaxy.

ScreaM's LeftOut through to the closed qualifier

Meanwhile in North America, the biggest shock was the forfeit defeat of third seed Singularity in the Round of 16 after seemingly arriving late for their match against Whatever It Takes.

The quarter-final stage of the tournament featured a mouth-watering Brazilian derby between FURIA and INTZ, with João "horvy" Horvath's side overcoming a 10-5 deficit to win the match and book a spot in the closed qualifier alongside TeamOne, Bravado and Vireo.pro.

The eight qualified sides will be joined by eight invitees in the closed qualifiers, which will be played out on Sunday, October 28. Both tournaments will feature a single-elimination, best-of-three bracket, with the winners earning spots at the DreamHack tournament.

Below you can find the match-ups for the first round of the qualifiers:

Europe:

Turkey ex-Space Soldiers vs. CIS Syman
Poland AGO vs. Sweden Red Reserve
France LDLC vs, Sweden x6tence Galaxy
Denmark Fragsters vs. France LeftOut

North America:

United States eUnited vs. United States Vireo.pro
United States Spacestation vs. Brazil INTZ
Brazil Luminosity vs. South Africa Bravado
United States Rogue vs. Brazil TeamOne

Brazil João 'horvy' Horvath
João 'horvy' Horvath
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
201
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Norway Haakon 'Radifaction' Tholo
Haakon 'Radifaction' Tholo
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
298
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1170
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
914
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.31
Maps played:
482
KPR:
0.88
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
EZ
2018-10-27 23:57
#2
S3NSEY | 
Austria S3nsey 
expected
2018-10-27 23:57
#15
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Netherlands @Deji 
Hi sh♿️Keeh
2018-10-28 00:02
#20
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Namibia banned_so 
Hi ♿️Deji
2018-10-28 00:15
#3
kissmyass | 
Denmark raaVz 
ok
2018-10-27 23:57
#5
Theia | 
Portugal ItsAvenn 
LETS GO INTZ VAMOBRASIL
2018-10-27 23:58
#32
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
+1
2018-10-28 01:15
Brazilian CS sinked really low if INTZ is their new hope.
2018-10-28 01:53
#53
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
they're not the new hope lol i think he is cheering for them because they're probably the best brazilian team in this tournament
2018-10-28 09:13
reee
2018-10-27 23:58
gl bravado
2018-10-27 23:58
#8
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
go sanji go bravado na
2018-10-27 23:59
#38
Estonia ko1 
go sanji? they are going for one game and they finish there
2018-10-28 02:40
they're getting vac banned 100%
2018-10-28 05:37
#52
SaufS | 
Switzerland zulecsgo 
my thoughts xd.. never heard of anyone of syman.. just another team making it through the open quailifiers out of nowhere
2018-10-28 09:10
Red Reserve + twist -rusty tier 1
2018-10-27 23:59
#13
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Denmark minosss 
tier 3 *
2018-10-28 00:00
#10
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Lithuania Xec0ndD 
Omegalul. Whatever it takes getting a default win because of late arrival lol. Badumtsss, whatever it takes
2018-10-27 23:59
Vitality LUL
2018-10-27 23:59
Where's vitalulty 🤡
2018-10-27 23:59
Ez for space kebabs (Sk)
2018-10-28 00:02
ez Syman
2018-10-28 00:03
EZ INTZ
2018-10-28 00:04
#18
YNk | 
Netherlands Polakva 
GO Vitality
2018-10-28 00:07
Lol they did not make it.
2018-10-28 00:17
#27
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Russia Sur10n 
forsenKek Don't tell him forsenKek
2018-10-28 00:28
ez for godtares
2018-10-28 00:12
I thought Vitality had another go at this. Are they out with no chance to qualify now?
2018-10-28 00:16
Yes
2018-10-28 00:17
LETS GO LEFTOUT
2018-10-28 00:17
leftout better than vitaly team vitaly most stupid org ever
2018-10-28 00:19
Vitality... sigh man
2018-10-28 00:25
Vitality beaten by CIS mix lol
2018-10-28 00:35
cis mix and open qualfier """""upset"""" , name a more iconic duo
2018-10-28 00:59
#29
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
EZ INTZ
2018-10-28 00:49
EZ LDLC
2018-10-28 00:59
#33
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
Cis teams never stop
2018-10-28 01:15
So EZ 4 T1 and Bravado ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-10-28 01:19
EZ4XANTARES
2018-10-28 01:48
#37
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Spain Alex_GV 
Ez 4 x6
2018-10-28 02:19
#39
 | 
India eeeVillain 
Leftout <3
2018-10-28 02:59
#40
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Denmark Xipingu 
Vitality LUL. 4/5 major Winners and can’t win shit hahah
2018-10-28 03:38
#41
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India Thepotat 
3/5
2018-10-28 04:38
#46
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Denmark Xipingu 
Didn't RpK have a major too?
2018-10-28 06:52
#60
 | 
India Thepotat 
Nope
2018-10-29 09:41
#61
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Denmark Xipingu 
Gg. 3 it is
2018-10-29 12:37
leftout should make a team and get someone good to replace xms
2018-10-28 05:29
#45
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
Wdym "make a team"
2018-10-28 06:49
#48
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United States YankeeM 
Get organisation
2018-10-28 07:53
#51
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
Thanks for translating
2018-10-28 09:04
#59
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United States YankeeM 
No problemo
2018-10-28 15:54
I thought xms was retired?
2018-10-28 05:36
#47
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Norway Breivik 
Fake retire for happy jr
2018-10-28 07:14
#49
 | 
United States YankeeM 
Ez4LeftOut
2018-10-28 07:53
Fucked up red reserve not being invited to the main event. If this was Australia then red reserve and chaos and e6tence galaxy and heroic would all be invited then ofc have 4 qualifier spots for sweden. Remember iem sydney lol. Seriously though, RR should have been invited atleast. I would not wanna go se a Swedish event with 0 Swedish teams.
2018-10-28 08:54
Otto to play with Red Reserve and they gonna go triple awp rektmode
2018-10-28 10:42
#56
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France TheIntelloBox 
If LDLC doesn't qualify, disband. xD
2018-10-28 11:34
#57
Germany [ml] 
Syman new CIS hope? Heavy match-up with ex-SS
2018-10-28 12:03
#58
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Europe xvideos69 
Ez 4 the best argentinian player Nikom
2018-10-28 14:11
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