Old Guys Club, Test Takers through to Americas Minor closed qualifier

Old Guys Club and Test Takers are the last two teams confirmed in the Americas Minor closed qualifier after placing top two in the fourth open qualifier.

The final open qualifier saw 99 participants battle their way through the single-elimination bracket, where four teams met in the best-of-three deciders for a chance to join likes of NRG, Ghost and eUnited.

Old Guys Club were the first to make it through with Sean "seang@res" Gares leading his squad of retired legendary pros, easing past Hysteria 16-5 before defeating LiviD in two maps, with Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert posting a 1.44 rating in the series.

seang@res' Old Guys Club reach the closed qualifier

On the other side of the bracket, Peter "ptr" Gurney's Test Takers squad cruised through their opponents, only dropping seven rounds between Dogs of War & Grizzlys, before reaching the BO3 decider against the boyz, where a close two map series earned them a closed qualifier spot.

The 16 team closed qualifier is set to kick off December 12-14, where six spots at the Americas Minor in Katowice, Poland will be up for grabs.

The full team list looks as follows:

United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
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Brazil truphexz^ 
f
2018-11-28 06:48
#23
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Finland JKS_IS_A_GOD 
Its sad that there is only 6 spots for the minor, no chance for OGC
2018-11-28 06:57
ez for DOCTORDISRESPECT
2018-11-28 06:58
He will not be allowed in cause he cheated in the past.
2018-11-28 10:32
#72
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Ukraine Lynchsob 
That's the nice one
2018-11-28 10:59
DrDis has a CSGO VAC ban?
2018-11-28 13:20
#102
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Poland aiken 
No, but he has real life cheating record on his account.
2018-11-28 13:31
:D gotcha
2018-11-28 13:42
LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL😎
2018-11-28 14:18
+1
2018-11-28 17:38
8/8
2018-11-29 16:52
Its NA, not EU And they are all top level players (at least shroud, sean, nothing and ska) OGC is gonna make it easily
2018-11-28 08:48
Easily is an exaggeration. As much as i love the boys they do not prac or prep strats at all. If they have an off day where shroudie ska and jordan don't hit shots they can definitely lose to a legit team.
2018-11-28 09:47
Compared to other teams they don't need practice, Ez for shroudy, jordan and ska. Katowice 2019 confirmed.
2018-11-28 22:16
#165
ZywOo | 
France jokk455 
Yes they need practice; every one need practice, even if your are one of the best
2018-11-29 11:41
Shroud isnt ogc anymore
2018-11-28 11:01
#74
Rickeh | 
United Kingdom Johal 
Hes playing in ogc for this so i think he is
2018-11-28 11:09
Ou i thought he left...but nice to hear
2018-11-28 11:50
yeah its sean, shroud, skadoodle, n0thing and silent according to a unikrn report
2018-11-28 13:19
#100
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United States SweatyBawlz 
Shroud did leave but he joined back for the qualifier
2018-11-28 13:21
Yes he is, but Fifflaren is not :(
2018-11-28 11:44
#91
Rickeh | 
United Kingdom Johal 
Nah, he is part of it they just wanted to bring back old c9
2018-11-28 12:59
should've brought freak instead of silent
2018-11-28 15:57
#134
Rickeh | 
United Kingdom Johal 
Hes in swole so he cant play for them as well, they would have taken him otherwise
2018-11-28 16:45
yeah, I understand that. Just saying that it would be pretty fun to see old c9 back
2018-11-28 17:48
#142
Rickeh | 
United Kingdom Johal 
If he leave swole it might happen
2018-11-28 17:51
#104
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World nakTriceps 
Don´t know. OGC had more work to beat LiviD than FURIA, yesterday. And FURIA (they have a chance) is one of the teams that could upset but not one of the favourites.
2018-11-28 13:43
#148
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North America Fule 
Og c9 roster
2018-11-28 21:59
#155
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North America Fule 
Shroud back in pro cs??? Yes plz
2018-11-28 23:44
skadodle and shroud just stand in for Som and clown, that only 3 maps
2018-11-29 06:13
#57
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Brazil truphexz^ 
furia, team one, eunited, swole, lg and singularity gonna make it
2018-11-28 09:04
Nice try, Brazilian guy
2018-11-28 09:09
Nt
2018-11-28 12:20
nt
2018-11-28 14:03
Nt
2018-11-28 14:55
#136
swag | 
Belgium xKillian 
Swole won't they need a stand in for brax
2018-11-28 16:48
#145
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United States ThetaSigma11 
That's gonna be s0m apparently
2018-11-28 19:44
#157
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France cedd 
no it's Laski + Ace playing
2018-11-29 02:06
#170
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United States ThetaSigma11 
Laski is for WESG, s0m said on twitter he will be playing for Swole in the minor replacing brax.
2018-11-29 19:28
#252
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United States ThetaSigma11 
bump ez
2018-12-01 22:23
#60
Aleksib | 
Finland MorstB 
I think they can make it. But it needs kinda easy group and some sick plays
2018-11-28 09:22
They have a chance
2018-11-28 09:34
how is ghost in the qualifier?
2018-11-28 13:20
#119
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United States beepis 
Their coach is playing in place of steel
2018-11-28 14:43
No steel
2018-11-28 14:45
Who did they put in instead of steel?
2018-11-28 17:49
#143
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United States inflict 
Jamezirl
2018-11-28 17:59
I think ogc will surprise some ppl. I think they will make the cut
2018-11-29 15:17
Nice
2018-11-28 06:49
#3
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United States Raptorial 
EZ for cloud9
2018-11-28 06:49
#146
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Myanmar xdcc 
Cleud9 vs Cloud9 vs MiBR major confirmed?
2018-11-28 20:10
#4
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United States CaptainGlac1er 
Nice
2018-11-28 06:49
#5
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
SHRAWD
2018-11-28 06:49
#6
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Denmark MakeItHappen 
ez 4 shroud
2018-11-28 06:49
there is no shroud in OGC, is he gonna play for OGC?
2018-11-28 07:16
#44
rain | 
Norway saebo 
The team they played this prequal with was: shroud, nothing, skadoodle, silent and seangares
2018-11-28 07:37
there is some oldschool c9 in there, i like!
2018-11-28 09:18
+1
2018-11-28 09:31
Yeet
2018-11-28 09:59
#161
JW | 
Indonesia ettuzy 
in ogc's roster, shroud still ogc member. this not 1st time shroud decline to playin cs. maybe shroud try him luck to qualify for major and decided to play again lol
2018-11-29 03:12
#7
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India Wise_Indian 
Nice
2018-11-28 06:49
Nice
2018-11-28 06:49
#9
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Finland perkelemeister 
compare this to the EU minor lmao
2018-11-28 06:50
#33
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Sweden Unluko 
Ok
2018-11-28 07:16
#40
frozen | 
Czech Republic PlaSSma 
LUUUL
2018-11-28 07:23
Comparation done, OGC for the major
2018-11-28 08:52
Ez NA 2nd major win. They'll meme their way to the trophy and split the 500k and be even more rich as fuck
2018-11-28 10:05
Delusional spotted
2018-11-28 13:08
Or these things called jokes
2018-11-28 13:19
Wooosh
2018-11-28 13:21
Thats not how that works tho
2018-11-28 14:15
Wooosh that joke went over my head obviously
2018-11-28 14:16
Im so confused it hurts
2018-11-28 14:18
Illusion 100
2018-11-28 14:18
Bamboozle 100
2018-11-28 14:25
Wait who tf are ghost replacing steel with ?
2018-11-28 06:50
#17
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Denmark oskarsports 
coach. (JamezIRL)
2018-11-28 06:54
#52
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United States bioniccc 
darn i totally thought steel was playing since i’m pretty sure he’s allowed at iem tourneys. now im depressed
2018-11-28 08:44
Still think it sucks he has to be replaced
2018-11-28 19:16
#11
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Belgium KileaN 
Gl nothing
2018-11-28 06:50
#12
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United States Vetrolater 
why am i laughing so hard. (in a good way)
2018-11-28 06:50
Because you think OGC gonna win a major. But it not.
2018-11-28 08:22
#13
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North America joshf9de 
how will ghost be allowed though, isnt steel still banned ???
2018-11-28 06:51
#15
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United States YaLoveToSeeIt 
Stand in. Same for Swole Patrol with Swag.
2018-11-28 06:53
#14
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United States YaLoveToSeeIt 
ShroudyRowdy. Ya Love to see it.
2018-11-28 06:54
#20
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Denmark oskarsports 
DrDisrespect as coach is even better
2018-11-28 06:55
#121
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United States Ironwolf21 
They were laughing during the game at Doc getting a sticker.............
2018-11-28 14:49
#16
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Europe Kilian_9047 
Its time for shroud
2018-11-28 06:54
#18
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United States YaLoveToSeeIt 
+1 always
2018-11-28 06:54
OGC to come 6th and actually qualify
2018-11-28 06:55
Is Shroud still playing for OGC? Hype!
2018-11-28 06:57
#41
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Austria ElGerda 
No, he isn't.
2018-11-28 07:26
He played the quallifier with them same for ska
2018-11-28 07:43
#122
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United States Ironwolf21 
Yes Shroud is playing for the team during any tournaments. He is streaming for his money but will play for the team in qualifiers and matches - they were talking about it during the match last night.
2018-11-28 14:50
#22
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Denmark resolut 
it's funny how both of these team names contrast with each other lol
2018-11-28 06:58
Nice
2018-11-28 06:57
#26
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
These teams are so bad compared to the eu minor :D
2018-11-28 07:03
#27
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United States WumboCumbo 
OGC can actually qualify lmao it's crazy to see the skill gap between the EU minor and NA minor
2018-11-28 07:04
The only team that would stand a chance in EU would be NRG
2018-11-28 07:18
#37
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United States WumboCumbo 
And maybe ghost
2018-11-28 07:19
without steel i doubt it
2018-11-28 07:20
CSGO is probably only popular in EU and CIS now
2018-11-28 07:28
#28
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African Union mikecool 
Ez nrg
2018-11-28 07:05
why is bravado still playing in NA i've literally never seen them qualify for any relevant LAN whatsoever lmfa0
2018-11-28 07:06
they moved to the US at the beginning of the year, to gain XP
2018-11-28 07:13
ight i thought they had been playing here for like 2-3 yrs mb
2018-11-28 07:17
#32
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Romania TheWizard741 
They qualified for Dreamhack Winter
2018-11-28 07:14
#47
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South Africa tsarbae 
they only moved in feb, they have gone really really close multiple times losing in a couple of finals vs teamone and swole patrol but they made dreamhack and went from 120th to 43rd so not bad..
2018-11-28 07:49
#158
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France cedd 
actually they have made a lot of progress since moving to NA earlier this year. They could break through and qualify for a LAN any time if they keep putting in the work.
2018-11-29 02:08
#39
rain | 
Lithuania LevelUpp 
-s0m -ogc Pick one
2018-11-28 07:22
#51
shroud | 
United States HowToK 
the actual lineup was: seangares n0thing shroud skadoodle silent
2018-11-28 08:38
#123
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United States 9ine_qBk 
-silent +freakazoid -OGC +C9 confirmed
2018-11-28 14:52
#150
shroud | 
United States HowToK 
freakazoid joins them against swole patrol confirmed easiest 6v4
2018-11-28 22:17
#153
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United States 9ine_qBk 
Silent level = freakzoid level they swap the players. So final equation will be 4v4.
2018-11-28 23:07
#45
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
When u compare this closed quali to european one... Yikes
2018-11-28 07:39
YEET! You go get 'em, Shrimp
2018-11-28 08:16
#50
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Russia Sur10n 
So ez for OldC9
2018-11-28 08:28
Ez Envy,NRG,Ghost,Rogue,Swole Patrol,Old Guys Club.
2018-11-28 08:56
#63
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India astaelian 
not Envy lol Probably Luminosity
2018-11-28 09:36
lol ghost no steel = no chance
2018-11-28 09:41
#159
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France cedd 
Envy, not a chance. one of the worst on the list.
2018-11-29 02:09
Envy? No
2018-11-29 04:23
#66
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Czech Republic milan1322 
What? Shroud and skad play? Or no ?
2018-11-28 09:48
#75
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Finland Jardeet 
They did
2018-11-28 11:09
#76
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Czech Republic milan1322 
For OGC?
2018-11-28 11:16
#78
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Russia Razor_88 
2018-11-28 11:41
#80
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Czech Republic milan1322 
I dont see this match, sorry I ask because here in roster isnt write shroud and skad
2018-11-28 11:45
and Dr Disrespect will be their coach ... oh man .. i wanna see them on stage as a legends with doc behind them XDDD that would be awesome....
2018-11-29 01:04
Lit
2018-11-28 10:18
#71
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
ez for ghost, luminosity, nrg, swole patrol, eunited and ????
2018-11-28 10:47
#105
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World nakTriceps 
FURIA!
2018-11-28 13:44
How is steel there?
2018-11-28 11:23
#108
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Latvia latvianguy 
He's not JamezIRL will stand in
2018-11-28 13:48
Thx
2018-11-28 15:18
#82
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Europe FlyGamed 
whats about swag? he is not allowed to participate in VALVE competitions, yep? will he play with SP or someone will stand in him?
2018-11-28 11:54
#107
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Latvia latvianguy 
Stand-In same situation for Ghost
2018-11-28 13:47
#249
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Europe FlyGamed 
ty m8
2018-11-30 13:43
Shroud
2018-11-28 12:06
-sileNt +fREAKAZOiD and there you go,2015 c9 squad
2018-11-28 12:20
I hope oldC9 qualifies
2018-11-28 12:33
ez4shroud
2018-11-28 12:38
#88
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Sweden RoyceSW 
Old Guys Club are prescious dont at me
2018-11-28 12:46
#89
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Spain ANUEL_AA 
NA lvl LMAO
2018-11-28 12:49
ikr, compared to EU closed qualifier level...
2018-11-28 13:15
#90
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Finland Vkims 
Looking all these teams in closed qual its not impossible to see OGC in minor
2018-11-28 12:51
#92
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Russia VeryChokeGuy 
Shroud PogChamp
2018-11-28 13:02
I see two line ups on here for oldguys? One with skadoodle and shroud and one without, which one is going to be present at the quals?
2018-11-28 13:18
#106
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Latvia latvianguy 
The one with skadoodle and shroud
2018-11-28 13:47
Tnx
2018-11-28 14:56
They have like 10 people on their roster XD
2018-11-28 14:53
Ha :)
2018-11-28 14:56
#110
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Russia Glihhh 
Lol so ez for ogc
2018-11-28 14:15
If they get few strats 100% they gonna make it.
2018-11-28 14:19
#118
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El Salvador Sp1x 
OGC actually have a chance if Swole Patrol and Ghost need stand-ins for the ex-IBP players. A lucky bracket and they may not even need to face the favorites.
2018-11-28 14:28
#130
oskar | 
Czech Republic apicek 
I hope ogc will make it through, because it's a pleasure to see them playing the game again
2018-11-28 15:25
poland inbound
2018-11-28 15:36
#133
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Brazil de_lite 
100% a totally different ogc will actually attend. 0% chance shroud plays
2018-11-28 16:12
#135
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Norway Phancy11 
Attend where? Closed qualifier is online.
2018-11-28 16:47
#151
shroud | 
United States HowToK 
nah shroud said he was playing
2018-11-28 22:18
#160
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France cedd 
wrong, shroud said he would go all the way to poland on stream yesterday
2018-11-29 02:10
#137
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
why is swag allowed to play the minor qualifier?
2018-11-28 16:58
#138
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Norway Phancy11 
He isn't, swole will play with stand in, same ghost.
2018-11-28 17:22
OGC Pog
2018-11-28 21:04
Ez 4 shroud
2018-11-28 22:24
old guys club ended up like the 50th consecutive team-platform for players to compete on mdl
2018-11-28 23:33
English?
2018-11-29 06:16
ogc acabou sendo mais um time que funciona de loja pra os jogadores jogarem na MDL.
2018-11-29 18:25
English?
2018-11-29 18:27
ogc ended up being just a regular mdl team that works as a kind of platform for players to have a few matches on the esea mdl
2018-11-30 02:37
2018-12-03 13:58
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