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

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Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
824
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
United States Austin 'Cooper' Abadir
Austin 'Cooper' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
298
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
NA CS LUL
2018-12-12 21:03
26 replies
#5
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Germany Wehrmacht
+1
2018-12-12 21:04
+2
2018-12-12 21:04
4 replies
u again my brotha
2018-12-12 22:34
1 reply
nt
2018-12-12 23:37
but mibr top 1 nt
2018-12-12 23:37
1 reply
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
4 replies
nt north mexico
2018-12-12 21:09
3 replies
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
NT cartel
2018-12-12 22:19
+3
2018-12-12 21:05
#16
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Poland 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
1 reply
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
Marke bout to clap them gringos cheeks up like shiet
2018-12-12 22:00
2 replies
When your one pro CSGO player is a stream sniper -JustMexicoThings
2018-12-12 22:22
1 reply
And lol that is over and he playin good Is like saying every canadian is gay
2018-12-12 22:54
HAHHAHAAHAH WHAT A FUCKING JOKE
2018-12-12 22:24
+1
2018-12-12 22:48
ur favorite rapper is a pedo
2018-12-13 00:48
Good luck!
2018-12-12 21:03
7 replies
+1
2018-12-12 21:10
EZ4BRASIL
2018-12-12 21:17
5 replies
Old guys club >>>>> br teams
2018-12-12 21:24
4 replies
Ex-immortals >>>>>> all
2018-12-12 21:30
2 replies
who?
2018-12-12 21:32
1 reply
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
1 reply
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
EZ4BRAVADO
2018-12-12 21:05
#POGGERSFORPOLAND
2018-12-12 21:05
Ghost? Are they playing without Steel or he can just play the minor?
2018-12-12 21:06
7 replies
Steel and swag still major banned
2018-12-12 21:07
5 replies
Who's gonna replace him?
2018-12-12 21:08
4 replies
S0m standing in swag spot JamezIRL standing in steel spot
2018-12-12 21:09
2 replies
thanks, then I don't think ghost has a chance to make it
2018-12-12 21:10
1 reply
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
2 replies
+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
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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
9 replies
Yeh... Thats big bullshit
2018-12-12 21:11
Might be due to them being situated in NA
2018-12-12 21:13
They live in NA so they compete in NA
2018-12-12 21:14
6 replies
#44
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United States fizZz^
yikes so cloud9 should move to South America for easy qualify
2018-12-12 21:19
5 replies
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
#54
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Argentina macrigato
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
3 replies
Or because they went to play other qualifiers as well, you're just mad because trashurus was destroyed there
2018-12-12 21:41
2 replies
#85
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Argentina macrigato
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
1 reply
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
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
Nrg and rogue
2018-12-12 21:22
#55
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United States n3h
ez for OGC
2018-12-12 21:35
Ez for jdm and Envy
2018-12-12 21:44
lets go seang@res & co
2018-12-12 21:58
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
1 reply
ez for skadaddy
2018-12-12 23:02
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
1 reply
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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