Americas Minor NA closed qualifier set to start

The North American closed qualifier for the Americas Minor will begin later on Wednesday, with six spots at the event on offer.

Sixteen teams, eight invited and eight qualified, will square off over the next three days in a best-of-three, double-elimination bracket for the chance to secure a berth at the Minor, scheduled for January 22-26.

No. 8 in the world NRG headline the team list for the qualifier, which features three other top 30 teams in Ghost, Bravado and Luminosity, who will be playing their first official matches since re-signing Ricardo "boltz" Prass.

NRG are heavily favoured to go through

Many eyes will also be fixed on Old Guys Club, a mix team featuring four ex-Cloud9 players, who will be taking on eUnited in what will be Austin "Cooper-" Abadir's debut for his new team.

The top six sides of the qualifier will progress to the Minor in Katowice, where they will be joined by Brazilian duo INTZ and Imperial, the leading sides of the South American closed qualifier.

Below you can find the match-ups for the first round of the North American qualifier, scheduled to start at 23:00:

United States NRG vs. United States iNTACT
United States Spacestation vs. United States Singularity
United States Ghost vs. Brazil TeamOne
United States Old Guys Club vs. United States eUnited
United States Rogue vs. United States Test Takers
United States Mythic vs. United States Envy
United States Swole Patrol vs. South Africa Bravado
Brazil FURIA vs. Brazil Luminosity

Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
United States Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
444
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.09
NA CS LUL
2018-12-12 21:03
#5
SS | 
Germany Wehrmacht 
+1
2018-12-12 21:04
+2
2018-12-12 21:04
#70
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Bosnia and Herzegovina VeryColdGuy 
u again my brotha
2018-12-12 22:34
nt
2018-12-12 23:37
but mibr top 1 nt
2018-12-12 23:37
baitzera again with the 0/8 baits
2018-12-12 23:52
OGC FTW
2018-12-12 21:05
you are na tho
2018-12-12 21:04
nt north mexico
2018-12-12 21:09
You just gave me advanced tuberculosis
2018-12-12 21:10
#53
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North America SLGam1ng 
What do ypu expect from a Mexican
2018-12-12 21:33
#67
qikert | 
Canada cherryy 
NT cartel
2018-12-12 22:19
+3
2018-12-12 21:05
#16
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2018-12-12 21:05
+4
2018-12-12 21:06
No u 😎
2018-12-12 21:08
EU CS ROFL
2018-12-12 21:09
but Danish CS... noice
2018-12-12 21:09
EZ4 brazilian teams and the south africa team
2018-12-12 21:17
#49
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United States Freakmode 
+1
2018-12-12 21:30
#60
rain | 
Mexico Brayam7u7 
Marke bout to clap them gringos cheeks up like shiet
2018-12-12 22:00
#68
qikert | 
Canada cherryy 
When your one pro CSGO player is a stream sniper -JustMexicoThings
2018-12-12 22:22
#73
rain | 
Mexico Brayam7u7 
And lol that is over and he playin good Is like saying every canadian is gay
2018-12-12 22:54
#69
k0nfig | 
Liechtenstein mary69 
HAHHAHAAHAH WHAT A FUCKING JOKE
2018-12-12 22:24
#72
s1mple | 
Brazil bafa12 
+1
2018-12-12 22:48
#84
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Philippines xxxhoshi 
ur favorite rapper is a pedo
2018-12-13 00:48
Good luck!
2018-12-12 21:03
+1
2018-12-12 21:10
EZ4BRASIL
2018-12-12 21:17
Old guys club >>>>> br teams
2018-12-12 21:24
Ex-immortals >>>>>> all
2018-12-12 21:30
who?
2018-12-12 21:32
All means everyone in the game 😕
2018-12-12 22:02
+1
2018-12-12 21:31
OGC GOGO!
2018-12-12 21:04
#6
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Russia GramDEL 
Would be nice to see OGC on the major
2018-12-12 21:04
SHROOOD
2018-12-12 21:04
Is eeeeeh SHROOD? Or is SHRIMP?
2018-12-13 06:57
#9
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Germany Kuruyo 
OGC win Major mark my words
2018-12-12 21:04
#12
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
GO OGC
2018-12-12 21:05
#14
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Afghanistan Sk8erBoi8713 
EZ4BRAVADO
2018-12-12 21:05
#15
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India astaelian 
#POGGERSFORPOLAND
2018-12-12 21:05
Ghost? Are they playing without Steel or he can just play the minor?
2018-12-12 21:06
Steel and swag still major banned
2018-12-12 21:07
Who's gonna replace him?
2018-12-12 21:08
S0m standing in swag spot JamezIRL standing in steel spot
2018-12-12 21:09
thanks, then I don't think ghost has a chance to make it
2018-12-12 21:10
Np
2018-12-12 21:10
#34
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United States Prji 
JamezIRL or whatever the coaches name is
2018-12-12 21:10
jamezirl is playing for ghost s0m playing for swole
2018-12-12 21:09
#18
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Latvia Skym93 
OGC FTW BOYZZZ
2018-12-12 21:06
Shrood wins major and MVP GO GOGOGO OGC
2018-12-12 21:06
+1
2018-12-12 22:59
shroud OMEGALUL
2018-12-12 23:29
just look at those teams and compare them to the EU quals, this is fucking joke
2018-12-12 21:09
#29
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United Kingdom Koalathis 
ez for OGC
2018-12-12 21:09
#29
mock | 
United States fizZz^ 
lmao... what? "The top six sides of the qualifier will progress to the Minor in Katowice, where they will be joined by Brazilian duo INTZ and Imperial, the leading sides of the South American closed qualifier." your telling me there is a south american qualifier but Team One, Luminosity, and FURIA are playing in north American... makes sense
2018-12-12 21:09
Yeh... Thats big bullshit
2018-12-12 21:11
Might be due to them being situated in NA
2018-12-12 21:13
#39
KSCERATO | 
Brazil tavin 
They live in NA so they compete in NA
2018-12-12 21:14
#44
mock | 
United States fizZz^ 
yikes so cloud9 should move to South America for easy qualify
2018-12-12 21:19
#45
KSCERATO | 
Brazil tavin 
Actually they would face the good teams of NA in the Minor, so I guess it's the same difficulty
2018-12-12 21:22
Are u retard? It’s harder to qualify from NA than SA, that’s why the fucking pussies of INTZ travel back to Brazil to qualify from there... because they just wanted the easy way
2018-12-12 21:34
Or because they went to play other qualifiers as well, you're just mad because trashurus was destroyed there
2018-12-12 21:41
Not i'm not mad because of Isurus didn't qualify, i'm mad because intz could easily qualify from na, but they just want an easier way and play without effort in SA. It could be another SA team in the North America qualifier probably Sharks or Wild, but they fucked up that
2018-12-13 02:25
Intz had the wesg qual. To play as well, and if I'm not wrong they played in Brazil because they were renewing their visas
2018-12-13 02:27
#40
KSCERATO | 
Brazil tavin 
Ez for LG and OGC
2018-12-12 21:15
#43
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Russia Praeter 
ez for good old Shroud
2018-12-12 21:19
#46
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Nrg and rogue
2018-12-12 21:22
#55
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United States n3h 
ez for OGC
2018-12-12 21:35
#57
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Sweden TXSHIRX 
Ez for jdm and Envy
2018-12-12 21:44
#58
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
lets go seang@res & co
2018-12-12 21:58
#59
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Poland Hell2k 
nrg ghost furia luminoaity and who cares
2018-12-12 21:58
#62
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Denmark DanishDelight 
ez for ogc
2018-12-12 22:02
#63
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Russia ZzzonkeDD 
EZ for Old Guys Club - shroud , sean , nothing , skadaddy lets go !!!!
2018-12-12 22:04
#64
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Russia ZzzonkeDD 
Prepare your - "spam this noodles to help skadoodle" :D
2018-12-12 22:06
#76
arT | 
Lithuania SiK_ 
ez for skadaddy
2018-12-12 23:02
#65
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
Ez for NRG and LG
2018-12-12 22:08
gogo Swole and LG
2018-12-12 22:10
surprisingly, not as many wasted spots as before
2018-12-12 22:41
EZ for Shroudy and company. As I said, Katowice 2019 confirmed.
2018-12-12 22:59
#77
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Belgium Sizyyy 
NRG will do it easily, who's INTACT? LOL
2018-12-12 23:05
Why does Som not play for OGC?
2018-12-12 23:36
#103
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Sweden meistr0 
Because he is only 16. Isnt it 17+ for majors? Correct me if i am wrong.
2018-12-13 21:18
xaxaxaxa
2018-12-12 23:59
ofc
2018-12-13 03:44
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