Quartet through to Americas Minor

NRG, FURIA, eUnited, and Envy are the first four teams to qualify via the North American closed qualifier to the Americas Minor after topping the upper bracket.

A total of 16 teams were battling in the Americas Minor NA Closed Qualifier, where the first four teams qualified via the upper bracket, with the remaining two slots going to those who survive in the lower bracket.

Luminosity, who received a direct invite to the tournament, entered with Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass replacing Gustavo "⁠yel⁠" Knittel as well as Rafael "⁠zakk⁠" Fernandes stepping into the lineup for Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles, who was not added to the roster prior to the opening match by mistake. Things did not pan out for Lucas "⁠steel⁠" Lopes's team, who fell flat to FURIA on two maps to fall to the lower bracket.

NRG were the first North American squad to punch their ticket to the Minor, taking down iNTACT & Singularity without dropping a map. Right behind them were FURIA, who defeated Ryan "⁠freakazoid⁠" Abadir's Swole Patrol in the second round to reach the Minor in Poland.

FNS' eUnited advanced to the Americas Minor

eUnited and Sean "⁠seang@res⁠" Gares' Old Guys Club clashed in a three-map thriller, resulting in Pujan "⁠FNS⁠" Mehta & co. advancing. In the second round, they met Ghost, with the series coming down to the decider, Inferno, as Michael "⁠dapr⁠" Gulino led the way with a 1.75 rating in the 16-5 map victory to clinch the series.

The last team to make their way to Poland were Envy, who began their journey against Mythic in a close three-map series. Josh "⁠jdm64⁠" Marzano and his men then took on Mathias "⁠MSL⁠" Lauridsen's Rogue, which saw a tightly contested series come down to the wire, with Stephen "⁠reltuC⁠" Cutler paving the way with a 1.16 rating in the series to help his team reach the Minor.

The first four teams from the North America closed qualifier will join INTZ and Imperial at the Americas Minor in Poland, as two more slots remain up for grabs, which will be determined on Thursday-Friday.

Below is the current team list for the Americas Minor:

United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
691
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
511
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
388
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
798
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
802
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
94
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.70
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
767
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
632
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
826
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
32
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
692
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
#1
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Korea xtkjdtr01
Wow
2018-12-13 08:39
5 replies
#3
nukkye | 
Czech Republic kczr
what the fuck envy
2018-12-13 08:39
3 replies
#9
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Austria shaak!
Unlucky
2018-12-13 08:42
1 reply
Yuurih so good
2018-12-13 09:48
#17
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African Union mikecool
Ikr
2018-12-13 08:58
#4
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Poland Unluko
Nice
2018-12-13 08:39
pray for ogc
2018-12-13 08:40
3 replies
#38
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Indonesia ettuzy
lets goooo
2018-12-13 10:27
yea broooo
2018-12-13 10:35
bump
2018-12-14 01:58
BR Minor
2018-12-13 08:41
4 replies
team one in coming
2018-12-13 08:51
1 reply
+1
2018-12-13 12:54
It's fine, since none of these teams will make it in the end.
2018-12-13 10:13
1 reply
#76
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Europe L1iMA
Nope, Furia will classify
2018-12-14 23:54
OGC for the win
2018-12-13 08:41
#8
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Poland Crai9Xen
Lmao na minor is so shitty
2018-12-13 08:41
2 replies
#33
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Hungary subzera
lmao okay polak theres gonna be no poland players at the major
2018-12-13 10:15
#55
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India MihirX27
More like SA Minor Amirite
2018-12-13 15:07
#10
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Brazil tacold
N1
2018-12-13 08:42
MSLUL
2018-12-13 08:42
#12
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United States LACEicK20
Just curious why furia and luminosity didn't have to go through the SA qualifier and were invited/able to go to the NA qualifier
2018-12-13 08:45
6 replies
#25
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World Tenshi_R
They live and competing in NA for a long time already
2018-12-13 09:22
2 replies
#49
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Brazil MrLucas
Also that is why there is only 2 spots for SA at the Americas minor
2018-12-13 14:04
1 reply
#60
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United States LACEicK20
Makes sense, thanks
2018-12-13 17:57
Mad NA kid lmaooooo
2018-12-13 09:51
1 reply
#59
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United States LACEicK20
Not really, they deserve the spot they got. I was just wondering because they added the SA qualifiers. Calm down Mad Faze kid, lmaooo at faze trying to qualify for ESL or ECS
2018-12-13 17:56
i mean they could compete at both right?
2018-12-13 10:40
I just want to se drdisrespect at a major
2018-12-13 08:52
1 reply
Or a minor, whatever
2018-12-13 08:52
#16
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United States Kalihi_
Whos Quartet
2018-12-13 08:52
2 replies
+1
2018-12-13 09:21
#56
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Sri Lanka 1v1meRust
This man here making the real questions, idk who Quartet is but I predict them to win the major
2018-12-13 15:33
#18
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United States n3h
RIP OGC even if they win first game shroud cant make 2nd game so they will have to forfeit.
2018-12-13 09:01
2 replies
#21
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
What will he do instead of playing a major qualifier?
2018-12-13 09:15
1 reply
#22
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Finland Jardeet
Hes doing some sponsored stuff in L.A. He has to play the first game at skadoodle house too
2018-12-13 09:18
#19
NiKo | 
Europe trey_
weird
2018-12-13 09:01
ez furia
2018-12-13 09:03
#23
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United States MATT_HARDY
so many brazilians flags if HEN1 was not such a dumbfuck LG could be there too
2018-12-13 09:20
6 replies
#45
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Brazil hugoooo
Why HEN1 didn't played? I still didn't understand
2018-12-13 13:18
4 replies
They needed to add him in the area roster for this tournament. They thought being in EPL was enough. Dumb mistake and lack of responsibility again, since they didn't read the rules this time too.
2018-12-13 13:24
#47
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Brazil erfur
He forgot to join the team roster to play the minor... for them he was not a player of the team because of this... so him was not allowed to play
2018-12-13 13:29
2 replies
#48
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Brazil vass28
what a dumb fuck this kid is
2018-12-13 13:58
#54
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Brazil hugoooo
He forgot or the coach forgot? I think it's the coach who does this kind of things.
2018-12-13 14:44
#51
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Brazil nakTriceps
LG still had a chance with boltz, lucas1, nekiz and steel. They´ll have to beat Bravado, Singularity (hard match) and possibly Ghost with a coach like them. It´s hard, but possible.
2018-12-13 14:21
brazilian overtake
2018-12-13 09:23
I wish FNS the worst.
2018-12-13 09:31
So far there is one team has a chance to make it to the Major. Not comparable to EU so far.
2018-12-13 09:43
1 reply
#52
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Brazil nakTriceps
NRG, INTZ, Luminosity (now with boltz). Ghost (if wasn´t the steel´s problem, could do, too).
2018-12-13 14:23
#32
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Hungary subzera
SOOO ez 4 nv
2018-12-13 10:14
5 replies
#35
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United Kingdom KennithS
Ayy nice support
2018-12-13 10:16
4 replies
#36
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Hungary subzera
gotta rep the ex clg boys
2018-12-13 10:17
3 replies
#73
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United Kingdom KennithS
I’ve been an envy fan since og french roster
2018-12-14 09:56
2 replies
#74
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Hungary subzera
ive been a clg fan since 2015, cutler being my favorite player and ill follow him anywhere
2018-12-14 11:28
1 reply
#75
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United Kingdom KennithS
Good fan right there :D
2018-12-14 22:32
#34
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United Kingdom KennithS
Nice boys :))
2018-12-13 10:16
+LG +oNe and ez for Brazil top1 country
2018-12-13 10:27
#39
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France StickyRice
NA minor's qualifier is already very weak so if you had banned players like -swag or -steel it becomes even more of a clown fiesta s0m played very well though
2018-12-13 10:30
1 reply
#53
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Brazil nakTriceps
s0m was rekted on Ovp, but played very good on Cache. His aim is very good.
2018-12-13 14:24
Lets go win lower bracket Team One and LG.
2018-12-13 13:13
#44
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Brazil hugoooo
Would be fucking hilarious if LG and TeamOne gets those last two spots. More BR than NA teams on the NA minor.
2018-12-13 13:16
2 replies
#50
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Brazil MrLucas
AmericaS Minor*
2018-12-13 14:07
#58
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Argentina macrigato
And if INTZ didn’t play in sa and instead play the na qualifier , there would be one more Brazilian team..
2018-12-13 17:30
#57
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Brazil vinett_
LG and T1 through now to makes BR minors
2018-12-13 16:09
#77
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Europe L1iMA
Sticker of Furia (new IbuyPower) <333 999DOLL
2018-12-14 23:57
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