EU Minor open qualifier #3 reaches end
The tournament will soon enter its best-of-three stages, with the quarter-finals featuring a mouth-watering clash between the new Valiance roster and Vitality, who had to work hard to fend off the challenge of mix team cats in the fourth round.
The top two sides of the qualifier will progress to a closed stage, joining eight invitees and six other qualified teams in another qualifier, from which the top eight will seal passage to the Minor.
Day two recap
23:18 Valiance, x-kom through
The new Valiance roster breezed past expert 2-0, while x-kom had to work hard to defeat Red Reserve 2-1 in the semi-final stage. The two teams will now progress to the closed qualifier, in which they will be joined by eight invitees and by six other qualified teams.
The final two contestants will be determined by the fourth open qualifier, scheduled for November 24-25.
19:18 AGO, Vitality eliminated in quarter-finals
The last best-of-one round of the qualifier is now behind us with a few surprising results as AGO were stunned by expert, while Vitality were defeated by Valiance in overtime. The tournament will now enter the semi-finals, featuring a best-of-three format, with the match-ups looking as follows:
Day one recap
00:30 - Eight teams remain in the qualifier
LeftOut, Epsilon and ALTERNATE aTTaX were some of the teams who crashed out of the qualifier in the Round of 16. The match-ups for the quarter-finals, the last stage to feature a best-of-one format, are the following:
22:43 - The top 16 teams are determined
You can follow the rest of the tournament on the tournament page. The top 16 teams are:
22:10 - First teams reach the top 16
20:59 - NBK shines as Vitality survive cats scare
Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt dropped a 30-bomb to help Vitality recover from a 7-14 deficit and beat mix team cats 16-14 on Mirage. Below are some of the most interesting match-ups of the fourth round of the qualifier:
x-kom vs. PACT - twitch.tv/esl_csgob_pl
LeftOut vs. Copenhagen Flames - mixer.com/IEMKatowiceCSGO
Epsilon vs. Nordavind
Vitality vs. tradigt - twitch.tv/csruhub2, twitch.tv/esl_csgo_fr2
x6tence Galaxy vs. Wizards - twitch.tv/esl_csgob_es
AGO vs. PANTHERS - twitch.tv/esl_99damage1
20:33 - Vitality in trouble, first matches are over
20:00 - Movistar & 3DMAX did not check in
19:55 - Things start to heat up
Three rounds into the qualifier, we already start to see some mouth-watering clashes across the bracket, which you can follow below:
19:23 - First Round 2 results are in
No upsets so far in the tournament as all the favourites have so far pulled through. Below are some of the results so far:
19:00 - Red Reserve with two stand-ins
Second seed Red Reserve have signed up for the qualifier with two stand-ins, Jack "Jackinho" Ström Mattsson and Denis "grux" Gutaj, in lieu of Alfred "RuStY" Karlsson and Fredrik "freddieb" Buö.
18:55 - Round 2 starts
The second round of matches, already featuring the big teams, is about to start. You can follow the action by clicking the links below:
18:51 - cats enter again
The mix-team "cats", which made the top 16 last time, will be in attendance again, this time with the lineup of Kristjan "fejtZ" Allsaar, Eimantas "pounh" Lazickas, Krzysztof "stark" Lewandrowski, Juho "juho" Lampinen, and Mihkel "sperr" Alamaa