Vitality, Valiance finalize Europe Minor team list

Vitality and Valiance have secured the last two spots at the Europe Minor after defeating Kinguin and Fragsters, respectively,

Starting out as Terrorists on their map pick, Overpass, Vitality easily bagged the first two rounds of the match before Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut pulled off a quad-kill to help his team win the first gun round.

It was only when they were down 0-7 that Kinguin began to tighten up their defence, but Vitality remained in charge of the map, eventually closing it out 16-5 to take the lead in the series, with ZywOo topping the scoreboard with 28 kills.

Next up was Nuke, where Vitality picked up a 3-0 lead on the back of two 1v2 clutches from Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, one in the pistol and another in the first gun round. Kinguin responded well, however, and lost just three more rounds while playing as Terrorists to take a 9-6 lead.

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In the second half, Vitality levelled up the score at 10-10 before Kinguin were able to win a pair of rounds. Two rounds later, ZywOo, with a great 1v3 clutch, equalized the score again, but Vitality's efforts were in vain, as Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas’s men kept their composure, taking the series to a third map with a hard-fought 16-14 victory.

The decider, Mirage, saw Kinguin pick up a 5-1 lead as Terrorists to take control of proceedings. However, with a 1v3 clutch from Cédric "RpK" Guipouy and multi-kills from ZywOo in the process, Vitality went on a massive run to hit eight rounds.

Kinguin then brought the deficit to a minimum, eventually taking the lead after winning four rounds in a row in the second half, bringing the scoreline 11-8. Against the tide of the game, Vitality won their first round as Terrorists with just CZs in a B execution, and, after that, ran all over the Polish defence to lock down the map at 16-12.

 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 76 - 51 +25 101.3 1.45
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 58 - 46 +12 75.7 1.16
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 57 - 56 +1 78.3 1.13
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 53 - 50 +3 78.0 1.10
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 50 - 50 0 73.4 1.07
 Kinguin K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewskimouz 65 - 56 +9 90.8 1.27
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' JeziakMINISE 58 - 70 -12 75.5 0.93
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 46 - 55 -9 66.0 0.85
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowiczrallen 42 - 57 -15 61.4 0.85
Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczakreatz 42 - 56 -14 64.3 0.83

Meanwhile, Valiance took on Fragsters, who had beaten MIKSTURA in the previous stage of the qualifier. It all started on Mirage, Valiance's map pick, with Rokas "EspiranTo" Milasauskas and co. securing their Terrorist pistol and the subsequent anti-eco. The Danes went on a six-round winning streak, but Valiance still managed to switch sides with a narrow 8-7 lead.

Fragsters began the second half on the right foot, stringing four rounds together to make it 11-8 in their favor, but Valiance picked up the pace and closed out the map at 16-12.

After losing the first two rounds on Nuke, Fragsters turned the score around, but Valiance kept punishing the game and were up 10-5 by half-time. With Nemanja "huNter" Kovač and Nemanja "nexa" Isaković leading the way with 22 kills, there was little that Fragsters could do to stop Valiance, who punched their ticket to the Europe Minor with a 16-8 win.

 Valiance K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter' KovačhuNter 43 - 33 +10 90.4 1.35
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 46 - 30 +16 88.2 1.28
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' TanićLETN1 37 - 32 +5 85.4 1.19
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' SihvoottoNd 38 - 30 +8 73.1 1.16
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 33 - 40 -7 68.0 0.90
 Fragsters K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 40 - 40 0 86.6 1.12
Denmark Jacob 'dragonfly' Lunddragonfly 36 - 38 -2 78.7 1.07
Denmark Nicolai 'glace' Jensenglace 28 - 37 -9 62.0 0.85
Denmark Nicolai 'torben' Amorimtorben 29 - 39 -10 61.8 0.79
Denmark Frederik 'LOMME' NielsenLOMME 31 - 43 -12 64.5 0.77

The Europe Minor leading to the IEM Katowice Major will run from January 16-20, with the team list looking as follows:

France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1723
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
723
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.31
Maps played:
482
KPR:
0.88
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
614
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
#2
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France FanchD 
Ez
2018-12-13 23:13
#8
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Austria shaakeh 
Indeed
2018-12-13 23:14
Ez ex-SS
2018-12-14 06:03
#3
FalleN | 
Poland Snoozie1 
EZ 4 Espiranto
2018-12-13 23:14
#4
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Netherlands PolandRepublic 
rip crowd
2018-12-13 23:14
#6
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan 96kg 
kinguin= braindead bots lul
2018-12-13 23:14
They lucky that they got to play the decider map. They're bad. Won both pistols on Mirage and still didn't win the game lmao.
2018-12-13 23:21
#69
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Poland Feelcold 
the only reason Vitality won is that Zywoo is sick impact player without him this lineup is at best low to average
2018-12-14 00:29
FAN OF TAZ TALKING ABOUT TEAMS BEING AVERAGE LUL
2018-12-14 01:12
thats true tho
2018-12-14 09:08
rename team plz - zywootality
2018-12-14 09:08
All of the Vitality players had a positive K/D and good rating, so your argument is invalid. They all played really well. Zywoo is the star player, of course he will outfrag the other players. Saying they would be average without Zywoo, even though they're one of the most accomplished CS players, is again an invalid argument. As I remember Zywoo before this team, was playing on a tier 5 team and barely attended any LANs, especially big ones. You're stupid. Take this L and go cry. Polish CS is an absolute shit.
2018-12-14 12:12
I don't think he can handle that many truths... Polish brain crashing un 3, 2, 1...
2018-12-14 13:15
Norwegian cs? Where it is it? I live in norway, JUST MONEY here
2018-12-14 20:51
#10
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Portugal Furiosoo 
EZ for despacito
2018-12-13 23:14
#11
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Norway Phancy11 
No one polish team even on minor YIKES
2018-12-13 23:14
none norwegian teams in closed quals / open quals won 2-3 rounds XDDDD
2018-12-14 20:53
Zywootality made it through nice
2018-12-13 23:15
cheater
2018-12-13 23:15
+1
2018-12-14 09:00
EZ 4 zyOwO
2018-12-13 23:15
ez for best europe cs player zygod
2018-12-13 23:15
#18
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
Zywoo numbers are insane
2018-12-13 23:15
cheater
2018-12-13 23:15
#26
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
Meh, it's another s1mple I think
2018-12-13 23:16
he is obv cheater
2018-12-13 23:17
I'm silver I now he's cheating lolilol it's sOOoOoo ovbious.
2018-12-14 01:29
Almighty silver, be our leader in the dark times.
2018-12-14 06:06
0/8
2018-12-14 07:54
HA HA HA! Vitality minor? Ez astralis major. #b8m8
2018-12-13 23:15
Nt TaZ :(
2018-12-13 23:16
#27
oskar | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
mouz & ence + windigo 3rd
2018-12-13 23:16
Zywoo and Hunter gods with the carry
2018-12-13 23:17
#33
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV 
This minor is so stacked this needs to change :/
2018-12-13 23:17
#51
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Poland ekhemje 
+1 just look at the CIS teams where old boys like hooch will easy move to major... but teams like mouz, north, optic, vitality etc. have to fight for 2 spots... that looks like a bad joke XD
2018-12-13 23:31
#53
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV 
It's even so bad that I would say that half of the teams in the closed qualifier could have been in the major, such as Kinguin and LDLC.
2018-12-13 23:28
#56
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Poland ekhemje 
yeah that's sad... Major in Poland without Polish team... but the saddest thing is that EU have only 2 spots for major its just unfair that EU teams are way better then other teams but they cannot even attend to major because they are "killing each other" to qualify for it...
2018-12-13 23:33
#58
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV 
+1
2018-12-13 23:34
draken was right? :D
2018-12-13 23:36
+1 haha
2018-12-14 01:30
Good to remember though that there is 2 extra spots this time for 3rd place teams of regions, as 2 more teams didn't make it straight to major (mouz, winstrike namely who both went 0-3 in 2nd stage of major xd...)
2018-12-14 16:49
Kalinka and Espiranto fight for Lithuania in minor
2018-12-13 23:17
#60
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Lithuania chingo 
+kvik
2018-12-13 23:37
+1 root for valiance
2018-12-13 23:47
poland 0/4 OMEGALUL
2018-12-13 23:18
#38
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Europe trey_ 
zywoo godddddddddd
2018-12-13 23:18
ZywOo* and Valiance
2018-12-13 23:18
#41
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
Change mousesports flag to greek and we can have another balkan war on the left side
2018-12-13 23:19
#68
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Turkey Tormund1 
1912 flashbacks
2018-12-14 00:22
#71
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
mousesports = peacemakers sent by EU.
2018-12-14 00:32
That minor is incredibly stacked.
2018-12-13 23:33
this minor is so stacked that im not 100% sure that mouz will get a spot at the major.
2018-12-14 01:03
Yeah, EU road to major now is just brutal.
2018-12-14 01:38
Rip Poland crowd lol
2018-12-13 23:44
#72
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
No polish teams even in the minor, let alone the major... That's a feelsbadman.
2018-12-14 00:40
Now we will see how great Katowice crowd will be without polish teams
2018-12-14 01:02
#79
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
Imagine Vitality didn't have zywoo lol
2018-12-14 01:17
#108
ZywOo | 
Malta hexiii 
they would loose against a disbanded VP - he's carrying every single game - i really would like to see this guy learn english and find a better team
2018-12-14 09:46
#111
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
+1
2018-12-14 11:34
Zywoo Is Fucking Nutty
2018-12-14 01:33
ZywOo is either nutty or cheating, kid topfragging everygame with high amount of kills
2018-12-14 02:52
Kid is just a stat machine, he can do it all, awp, deagle, any rifle, clutch, spray, you name it.
2018-12-14 07:45
+1 if he goes to some normal team top 1 2019
2018-12-14 09:44
Hunter is a decent player
2018-12-14 05:07
#97
shox | 
Serbia ravi0ll1 
Niko genetics wtf
2018-12-14 07:04
#96
Xyp9x | 
Denmark megz 
space soldiers' way into this tournament was way too easy. Lucky draws all the way.
2018-12-14 06:32
Maybe yes, tho they did beat Kinguin so depending how you rate them that could be reasonable win, not like Vitality beat any better team either than Kinguin either.
2018-12-14 14:41
ZywOo > NIKo
2018-12-14 07:48
ZywOo>device
2018-12-14 09:45
yes
2018-12-14 09:45
#101
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Indonesia tsokai 
Zywoo's sticker must be hella expensive
2018-12-14 08:14
vitality stickers here we goo
2018-12-14 09:53
GG Zywoo this guy is insane, real question is when will he be transfered in a real strong team ? Faze is probably thinking of making a proposition
2018-12-14 10:05
ZywOo is good, but I feel that people need to take a look at his stats more closely. Although his rating and K-D is off the charts, you need to take into account that he is achieving these numbers against lower level teams most of the time. I will wait until he performs like this against top teams on LAN. For now, the hype is not worth it.
2018-12-14 13:19
gj
2018-12-14 15:01
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