LDLC and Vitality round out Europe Minor Closed Qualifier team list

The last Europe Minor Open Qualifier was all about France as LDLC and Vitality were the ones to book their tickets to the next stage of the Minor qualifiers.

The last day of the last Europe Minor Open Qualifier was played out today, with three French teams in contention in the quarter-finals. Two of them, LDLC and Vitality, made it to the semi-finals after beating average25iqbutheadshots and 3DMAX respectively.

The other two semi-finalists were GUNRUNNERS, who took down Red Reserve on Train (16-12) and 2019, who beat the Finns of HAVU by the slimmest of margins, 16-14, on Dust2. The bracket then had GUNRUNNERS and Vitality facing off on one side and LDLC against 2019 on the other, for two places in the next round.

LDLC, one of the favorites to qualify, kicked off their semi-final off against 2019 on Mirage winning the CT-side by the slimmest of margins, 8-7. The French-Belgian team kept their lead after winning the T-side pistol round, and started to run away with it after resetting 2019 in the fourth round to make it 12-8 ahead of an anti-eco. Finally, they won the map out 16-8.

LDLC made it through to the closed qualifier

LDLC then took a 4-0 lead on the attacking side of Train, although it was finally 2019 who were able to win the half, albeit by only one round, 8-7. Despite losing the pistol round, 2019 managed to take the lead midway through the second half, but it was finally LDLC who were able to fine-tune their CT side to stop the European team and qualify for the the next round of matches, 16-13.

 LDLC K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevicdevoduvek 42 - 34 +8 90.8 1.26
Belgium Antoine 'to1nou' Pirardto1nou 42 - 28 +14 69.5 1.23
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 41 - 38 +3 90.0 1.19
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 33 - 23 +10 63.2 1.12
France Logan 'LOGAN' CortiLOGAN 35 - 35 0 78.3 1.04
 2019 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocekinnocent 32 - 34 -2 67.8 1.01
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 36 - 37 -1 76.6 0.98
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsencromen 33 - 39 -6 66.8 0.88
Estonia Kevin 'HS' TarnHS 30 - 44 -14 70.8 0.86
Germany Bastian 'ayken' Schendzielorzayken 27 - 39 -12 54.2 0.77

The Vitality vs. GUNRUNNERS match kicked off on Mirage where despite losing the first pistol round and the following eco, Vitality were able to win the first half on defense, 10-5, before increasing their lead to 12-5 after taking the two first rounds on the attack. Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut had a huge impact on the map, with 31 frags in 25 rounds, helping his team close it out 16-9.

The DH Atlanta champions move on to the next stage

Dust2 started off with GUNRUNNERS once again taking the lead, but this time around Vitality won the forcebuy on the back of a four kill round by Cédric "RpK" Guipouy. Frome there on out the French team was in the driver’s seat the whole time, taking the first half 12-3. After winning the second pistol round, Vitality went on to close it out cleanly, 16-3.

 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 47 - 18 +29 108.9 1.82
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 40 - 27 +13 96.4 1.50
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 41 - 20 +21 86.7 1.48
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 29 - 25 +4 70.5 1.15
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 28 - 24 +4 65.5 1.06
 GUNRUNNERS K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 28 - 35 -7 64.3 0.76
Slovakia Erik 'The eLiVe' SithThe eLiVe 25 - 36 -11 64.3 0.75
Czech Republic Karel 'fredi' Královecfredi 21 - 35 -14 59.8 0.71
Slovakia Richard 'queztone' Strnátkoqueztone 21 - 42 -21 69.4 0.65
Czech Republic Patrik 'DEV7L' StuchlíkDEV7L 19 - 37 -18 52.8 0.59

The teams that will be competing at the Europe Minor Closed Qualifier in December are:

France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
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
Feeling Sad for 2019 :/ All the best in the minor quals for: Kinguin Mikstura VP X-KOM
2018-11-25 22:10
#5
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
+1
2018-11-25 22:07
rapEX is back bois
2018-11-25 22:47
#48
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Turkey chaigarachi 
+1
2018-11-26 00:08
#58
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France Minaax_ 
+2
2018-11-26 07:30
Ekspektet
2018-11-25 22:08
Ez Earth!
2018-11-25 22:09
EZ4EARTH
2018-11-25 22:40
Who are X-KOM ?
2018-11-25 22:32
polish t 3 or 4 team
2018-11-26 09:39
#2
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
zywoo carry ez
2018-11-25 22:07
#3
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
Nice for French CS
2018-11-25 22:07
#4
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Poland korwin_banned 
french cs omegafuckinglul hahaha
2018-11-25 22:07
#12
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France Marvelus 
Lmao... Xkom will get rekt very fast
2018-11-25 22:11
#17
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Poland korwin_banned 
who cares
2018-11-25 22:12
#26
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France Dov 
You
2018-11-25 22:24
+1
2018-11-25 22:55
+1
2018-11-26 05:26
#57
PTC | 
France Valadvan 
+1
2018-11-26 07:27
#59
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France Minaax_ 
+1
2018-11-26 07:31
+1
2018-11-26 11:06
+1
2018-11-26 17:48
idc mertzgod btw
2018-11-25 22:08
Ez for my boy Zywoo
2018-11-25 22:08
#9
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Europe Skraj 
Took Vitality four tries to qualify r o f l
2018-11-25 22:09
#42
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Portugal Xa0c200 
At least they qualified? What about you?
2018-11-25 23:22
he r o l f ed
2018-11-26 02:03
#65
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Europe Skraj 
I don't get paid to sit at my computer playing video games for 10h/day. What about you?
2018-11-26 09:59
Are you as good as your job as they are at theirs ?
2018-11-26 10:03
#67
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Europe Skraj 
I'd be fired a long time ago if I was as bad as them =)
2018-11-26 10:24
I bet they won more money at Dreamhack Atlanta than your yearly salary. Stfu.
2018-11-26 17:52
#97
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Europe Skraj 
Wow, so angry
2018-11-26 18:34
The Vitality fanbase might be the most toxic fanbase next to MiBR
2018-11-26 23:39
They allready made in 3 monthes what a lot of teams will never do
2018-11-26 19:13
#100
NBK- | 
South Africa nimmaJ 
Your be fired if you were top 30 in the entire world at your job? Damn that's a strict boss you got
2018-11-26 20:35
#11
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Romania SkipLD 
Hard for North
2018-11-25 22:10
#33
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Denmark SwoleB 
Ez 4 North
2018-11-25 22:45
#13
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Poland vzk 
4 PL teams and 4 Danish teams. NICE
2018-11-25 22:11
#14
NBK- | 
France Azowel 
ez for france, Vitality in road to Major
2018-11-25 22:11
#103
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France Minaax_ 
Keep calm it's not done they road is still long
2018-11-27 07:03
#15
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Brazil Beckermonster 
ez for mouz north ence vp ex-ss optic heroic and windigo
2018-11-25 22:12
when will bracket be revealed?
2018-11-25 22:12
The EU minor is like a sideline major
2018-11-25 22:12
#30
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Poland Ryunar 
It's great, I somwhat prefer it to an extent haha
2018-11-25 22:32
#19
HS | 
Cyprus blessdevve 
Omg half of the teams that won’t go to the minor will disband xD
2018-11-25 22:13
#20
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France Teellioz 
unexpected EZ4VALI EZ4ENCE
2018-11-25 22:17
#21
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Hope to have more spot 4 the major qual. At Katowice
2018-11-25 22:16
#22
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
ZywOo is just smurfing at this point lmao
2018-11-25 22:17
as usual, only way for french teams to not play like shit it to have no alternative
2018-11-25 22:18
#60
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France Minaax_ 
xD all time the same
2018-11-26 07:31
#24
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Czech Republic Charlie13 
French cs is always about one man carrying the team.
2018-11-25 22:20
#61
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France Minaax_ 
Czech cs is always about... Oh wait there is not Czech cs...
2018-11-26 07:32
#63
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Czech Republic Charlie13 
Ohh that hurts, idc
2018-11-26 08:42
Ldlc seems pretty even skill wise but yea zywoo is a God and will carry rpk and happy.
2018-11-26 17:56
Zywoo is just amazing... If he continues to play like this 2019 can be a good year for him... Could be turning the best french player of all time... Time will tell.
2018-11-25 22:23
gunna b ez 4 ence with these noob teams
2018-11-25 22:27
#29
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Germany TheyCallMeGod 
EZ FOR MY BOIS LDLC
2018-11-25 22:32
ezZywOo best playrr in history
2018-11-25 22:33
2 french teams in last qual thats good one
2018-11-25 22:51
ZywOo GOD
2018-11-25 22:53
#39
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Finland lasarus 
Nice, no choke this time
2018-11-25 23:05
#40
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Romania cyber8 
no draken ;(
2018-11-25 23:06
YEA BOIIII
2018-11-25 23:06
damn, this qualifier is stacked, will be fun bracket xd
2018-11-25 23:28
#44
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France cedd 
ez for zinedine zywoo
2018-11-25 23:31
#62
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France Minaax_ 
You killed me :^)
2018-11-26 07:33
Let's go LDLC ! Vitality's got in and they absolutely deserve it. This starts to be interesting.
2018-11-25 23:32
#46
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Damn, this EU minor could easily be a major back in 2014-2015, lmao. Stacked af.
2018-11-25 23:48
#47
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Vietnam Oida 
congratz on not getting fired @Vitality players.
2018-11-25 23:51
GRS had just a horrible aim game today ... FeelsBadMan , cu another day !
2018-11-26 00:28
gl
2018-11-26 01:14
okey
2018-11-26 02:09
#54
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Turkey moonstercsgo 
Ez4exSS
2018-11-26 07:09
#55
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Germany Aquintus 
This qualifier is stacked as hell
2018-11-26 07:10
4 VP players but no Snax who would expect that. Gj PL but AGO iss missing there;/
2018-11-26 07:18
it's gonna be better than last major
2018-11-26 16:11
Polish and Danish open qualifiers
2018-11-27 00:33
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