mousesports, Windigo qualify for Europe Minor

mousesports and Windigo are the first two teams confirmed for the Europe Minor after defeating Vitality and Valiance, respectively.

The first upper bracket quarter-final of the 16-team European closed qualifier began on Inferno, Vitality's map pick. Despite losing an anti-eco, the Frenchmen got off to a flying start as CTs, jumping out to a 6-1 lead. mousesports still reduced the deficit to three rounds by half-time, but, with Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt leading the way with a 1.69 rating, the French team easily closed out the map at 16-7.

mousesports started well on their map pick, Mirage, bagging the first two rounds as Terrorists. Vitality countered the European mixture with just pistols, setting themselves up for a 5-3 lead, but Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's men did not back down and secured an 8-7 half-time lead.

mousesports came from behind to beat Vitality

mousesports quickly increased their lead to 14-8 in the second half, but Vitality still made a late comeback into the game. mousesports remained calm and collected, however, and closed out the map in the last round of regulation.

The decider, Nuke, started off with mousesports winning their CT pistol, the subsequent anti-eco and the first gun round on the back of a 1v5 clutch from Martin "STYKO" Styk. The French squad finally got on the board five rounds into the game, but they would only be able to get through the stern mousesports defence three more rounds until half-time.

chrisJ's troops then picked up their fourth pistol of the series, but Vitality responded well and brought the gap to 10-13. It was in vain, though, as mousesports would go on to wrap up the series with a successful three-round streak.

 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 64 - 53 +11 81.7 1.17
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 58 - 58 0 86.2 1.10
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 50 - 43 +7 66.0 1.06
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 49 - 49 0 69.1 0.94
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 46 - 64 -18 72.4 0.88
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 73 - 50 +23 93.6 1.41
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 54 - 59 -5 77.0 1.01
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 57 - 49 +8 63.1 0.99
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 39 - 51 -12 60.1 0.92
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 43 - 59 -16 75.0 0.91

On the secondary stream, the match between Windigo and Valiance - who had beaten ENCE and LDLC, respectively, in the previous stage of the qualifier - also kicked off on Inferno, the Bulgarians' map pick.

Neither squad managed to be in control during the first half, with Valentin "poizon" Vasilev and co. coming out on top with a narrow 8-7 lead as Terrorists. Still, the landscape of the map changed drastically after the break as the Bulgarians took the map at 16-9, with the 20-year-old topping the scoreboard with 32 kills.

After picking up their third pistol of the series on Dust2, Windigo remained in charge of proceedings with a five-round winning streak. Valiance then finally got on the board, securing two of the next three rounds, but the Bulgarians refused to let go off the gas and took a 12-3 lead.

In the second half, Windigo won yet another pistol round to hit 13 rounds. Valiance still tried to mount a comeback by stringing three rounds together, but Viktor "v1c7oR" Dyankov's men picked up three rounds of their own to seal the deal, 16-6, and book their spot at the Europe Minor, which will run from January 16-20 in Katowice, Poland.

 Valiance K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 41 - 38 +3 97.7 1.17
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 35 - 32 +3 78.8 1.05
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 31 - 38 -7 66.1 0.95
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' TanićLETN1 19 - 31 -12 51.1 0.71
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' SihvoottoNd 19 - 37 -18 47.8 0.56
 Windigo K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilevpoizon 49 - 24 +25 100.3 1.63
Bulgaria Yanko 'blocker' Panovblocker 42 - 29 +13 90.8 1.34
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankovv1c7oR 36 - 31 +5 81.1 1.23
Bulgaria Georgi 'SHiPZ' GrigorovSHiPZ 25 - 31 -6 74.2 1.12
Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinovbubble 24 - 30 -6 61.7 0.94
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1056
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1534
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1446
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
661
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
ez for BongJ nt zywoo
2018-12-12 20:37
#6
Jame | 
Netherlands KarakurtJ 
Ez for the Chris the bong J
2018-12-12 20:37
free zywoo
2018-12-12 20:41
Is Astralis overrated lmfao
2018-12-12 20:54
#56
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Malta TravisSSG08 
very overrated, you can ask any silver player, what is their favourite team and the answers is mfs ASTRALIS
2018-12-12 22:27
#57
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Malta TravisSSG08 
i mean yea astralis is a good team but, there is a lot of bandwagon, once astralis become bad, let's see how these bandwagon react
2018-12-12 22:28
#63
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Brazil m4ri 
astralis faketop1 team
2018-12-12 23:18
#74
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
MIBR who?
2018-12-13 03:06
Nt grandmother's face fan
2018-12-13 10:10
#83
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
nt ruski and fan of racist guy
2018-12-13 10:27
Nt article 13
2018-12-13 10:37
#86
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
nt and salty kid =))
2018-12-13 13:53
Nt bad grammar
2018-12-13 16:12
Btw 88th comment from sado fan Not coincidence
2018-12-13 16:13
#97
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
keey crying /closed
2018-12-14 02:44
Nt gradmother face fan
2018-12-14 05:06
#99
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
ruski said = weeb, gtfu =)) /closed againts
2018-12-14 05:07
Your point has no meaning at all Nt 12iq
2018-12-14 05:08
#101
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
haha weeb is here, nt ruski brain nowdays, love to trigger them.
2018-12-14 05:09
Im not even weeb But nt 3 visitors on hltv in 20000 years
2018-12-14 13:32
I am not fan of Astralis but they are obviously top1 team now. They got almost every tournaments. Their fan doesn't change that they are top1
2018-12-13 05:51
#92
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Netherlands ChrisJsports 
Ty my friend
2018-12-13 16:36
you know that vitality can still qualify dont you?
2018-12-12 22:00
ofc and i never said otherwise
2018-12-12 22:20
cool :D
2018-12-12 23:32
#73
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Poland gr0za 
I think he meant that he's carrying them hard, French Navi lmao
2018-12-13 01:54
#2
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
ez
2018-12-12 20:36
#3
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Poland Astoner55 
Wp!
2018-12-12 20:36
#4
Jame | 
Netherlands KarakurtJ 
Tapj
2018-12-12 20:37
Gogo windigo
2018-12-12 20:37
Ez for god Styko with his 1v5
2018-12-12 20:38
ZywooXGod
2018-12-12 20:37
#9
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
i pochvam da begam bate
2018-12-12 20:38
#20
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Bulgaria TryGam3s 
+1
2018-12-12 20:47
Hahahahaha
2018-12-12 20:50
#29
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Bulgaria yonk1 
:D :D :D hahaha
2018-12-12 20:59
#33
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
lmao
2018-12-12 21:19
#47
niko | 
Bulgaria Ju7y 
Ok
2018-12-12 22:03
#50
f0rest | 
Bulgaria Uberw0w 
hahahaha +1
2018-12-12 22:08
#64
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Bulgaria berkalin 
hahhah
2018-12-12 23:22
#70
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China VanNistelrooy 
What??
2018-12-13 00:33
#80
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Sri Lanka stalingodynwa 
Hahaha
2018-12-13 08:32
#91
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Bulgaria omaiguudness 
hahahah
2018-12-13 16:17
-karrigan +zywoo
2018-12-12 20:38
Faze wouldn't do that when they have Guardian
2018-12-12 23:23
Zywoo is a hybrid player right?
2018-12-13 08:07
#87
poizon | 
Bulgaria karucar 
zywoo cant speak english
2018-12-13 15:03
surely a young french person can speak some london nowadays??
2018-12-13 16:14
#93
poizon | 
Bulgaria karucar 
the good communication needs better English than zywoos and he knows that
2018-12-13 18:16
Like don't get me wrong, Zywoo would be a good addition, just he;s mainly awper, yes he's hybrid but so can guardian, in CS ya gotta be good with whatevers in your hands
2018-12-20 19:15
#11
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Afghanistan Sk8erBoi8713 
EZ4WINDIGO
2018-12-12 20:38
#12
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Denmark Xipingu 
NBK and RpK under Happy? Hahahahahahahha
2018-12-12 20:38
#40
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Italy steven513 
RpK playing like a bot again oof
2018-12-12 21:43
#44
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Denmark Xipingu 
Big surprise, like, the man isn’t at his level from before, why waste time xd
2018-12-12 21:53
ez Mouz but WP vitality
2018-12-12 20:38
WP ZywOo*
2018-12-12 21:34
+1
2018-12-14 17:55
LMAOOOOOO VITALTY
2018-12-12 20:39
EZ4WINdigo
2018-12-12 20:42
#17
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France Teellioz 
EZVALI
2018-12-12 20:43
#18
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African Union 1v9eksdee 
Windibums in minor lmao gg
2018-12-12 20:44
#78
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
lmao
2018-12-13 07:38
#19
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Denmark oskarsports 
unexpected that mouz is through
2018-12-12 20:44
#21
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
all mousesports players running around like in MM
2018-12-12 20:48
#60
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Europe tweekzter 
that mousesports... I gave up to critizise it.
2018-12-12 22:35
WP Windigo Bulgaria desserves this !
2018-12-12 20:48
#41
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
Thanks!
2018-12-12 21:43
#45
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Bosnia and Herzegovina maraculjko 
bann gipsy
2018-12-12 21:53
#104
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
na maika ti putkata e gipsy
2018-12-16 14:43
#24
shox | 
India iejesus 
nt zywoo Nbklul
2018-12-12 20:53
zywoooooooooooooo :'(
2018-12-12 20:57
poizon ez
2018-12-12 20:57
#28
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France LanaRhoades 
Undederved for mouz , 2 worst map of vitality and barely win against them
2018-12-12 20:58
#30
FalleN | 
United Kingdom h4m 
Very reserved for mouz
2018-12-12 21:02
#39
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Bulgaria goatse 
u mean deversed
2018-12-12 21:42
Reversed
2018-12-12 21:44
First verse?
2018-12-13 06:51
they qualified now but thats stupid logic. if opponent gets 2 of your worst maps that means you dont have map pool against them.
2018-12-14 00:01
Gg chrisJ + 4 kankernoobs
2018-12-12 21:04
The onliners cant handle god poizon
2018-12-12 21:06
#36
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
+1 poizGOD 2 much 2 handle
2018-12-12 21:32
Zymple
2018-12-12 21:22
#35
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Unexpected Mr sunny. -18?????
2018-12-12 21:25
zywoo baiting more than happy xaxaxa
2018-12-12 21:37
ehh, no? Why the hate on zywoo? are people sad that they aren't breaking through like him?
2018-12-12 22:30
no im glad, also he's really good but he baits so much lol its like coldzera
2018-12-12 23:01
I hate baiters (cold, Happy etc), but i really dont think zywoo is a baiter :o just playin smart. Great at clutching as well!
2018-12-12 23:09
#43
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Bosnia and Herzegovina maraculjko 
gipsy cheater
2018-12-12 21:51
#48
niko | 
Bulgaria Ju7y 
Cry is free
2018-12-12 22:05
#49
frozen | 
Czech Republic Cuki_ 
EZ 1V5 FOR STYKO
2018-12-12 22:08
#51
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Sweden meistr0 
So we have new stickers? (Windigo) or no?
2018-12-12 22:09
no. teams that make out of minor do
2018-12-12 22:13
#55
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Sweden meistr0 
rip
2018-12-12 22:25
#95
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Sweden meistr0 
POGGEEEEEEEEEEERS I hope its true :O That would be sick AF, Windigo stickers in holo/foil would be cool.
2018-12-13 19:08
poizon dropping +25 again, what a shocker
2018-12-12 22:21
#59
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Spain Dicraftio 
Windigo stickers incoming? Kappa
2018-12-12 22:31
ez 4 my brothers in bulgaria wp boys
2018-12-12 23:35
Ottond is so useless....
2018-12-13 00:20
Zywoo stats omg.... Most improved player of 2018.
2018-12-13 00:22
#71
chrisJ | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
too ez for mouz, thanks daddy godJ
2018-12-13 00:34
#72
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Brazil hugoooo 
#freeZywOo
2018-12-13 01:33
-karrigan/+ZywOo
2018-12-13 03:43
ez poizon
2018-12-13 09:39
Vitality superteam LUL
2018-12-13 11:13
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