TeamOne, Bravado through to Americas Minor

The final two teams are now confirmed at the Americas Minor, with TeamOne and Bravado topping the lower bracket of the North America closed qualifier.

After NRG, eUnited, FURIA, and Envy punched their tickets through the upper bracket on Wednesday, twelve teams remained battling through the lower bracket to secure the last two slots at the Minor.

TeamOne kicked off their run against Old Guys Club. In that match, Sean "seang@res" Gares' men were up 1-0 in the series and had a 15-13 lead on Cache, but were unable to field a fifth as Mike "shroud" Grzesiek had other obligations and they had to forfeit the match to the Brazilians.

The Brazilians were then matched up against Rogue, where they kicked off a contested series on their map pick, Inferno, before closing things out in the second half of Train to meet Swole Patrol in the lower bracket semi-final.

Bravado are one of the two teams to qualify through the lower bracket

Bruno "bit" Lima and his men kicked off the series against Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir & co. in dominating fashion, taking control of both first halves' across Inferno and Train with an 11-4 scoreline, before closing both games 16-9 and 16-11, respectively, earning them a spot in the Americas Minor.

The next team in line to secure their spot at the Minor were the South Africans of Bravado. Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek and his team began their lower bracket run against Luminosity, who saw Henrique "HEN1" Teles return to the lineup, but Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles' twin was not enough to spark life back into the team, as the Brazilians fell short, 16-12, on Dust2 and Mirage.

Singularity was the South Africans' next opponent, where a highly-contested battle across two maps saw Bravado reach the lower bracket semi-final. After surprisingly defeating Ghost in two maps, Test Takers went up against the South Africans, who cruised through the opener on Inferno with a 16-1 map victory. The North Americans turned things around on Dust2, forcing the decider, Train, but Bravado fired on all cylinders to close out the series 2-1 and stamp their place at the Americas Minor.

All eight teams are now confirmed at the Americas Minor in Katowice, Poland, which is slated to run on January 22-26 with $50,000 in prizes and two slots at the Katowice Major on the line.

The complete eight-team list competing at the Minor is:

United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
789
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
526
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Brazil Bruno 'bit' Lima
Bruno 'bit' Lima
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
469
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
784
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
804
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
yes
2018-12-15 09:37
#17
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Denmark BRCSLUL 
should have been OGC :(
2018-12-15 10:19
#32
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Brazil candymau 
I don't know if they would have done it too but I was looking forward to see how far they could go :(
2018-12-15 11:15
the trew harded than IBP did
2018-12-15 21:03
#2
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Europe KrepaN 
4 brazilian teams gg
2018-12-15 09:38
what you mean? 2 brazilian teams comming from SA qualify and furia and Team one from NA and team one just here because OCG forteit when was winning the second map, idk why the brazilians think they are good where are INTZ in PLG? where are Lg in qualify? still bad
2018-12-15 10:11
#18
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Denmark BRCSLUL 
none of them will make it to the major anyways
2018-12-15 10:19
#48
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
So wont any belgian team
2018-12-15 12:59
#59
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Denmark BRCSLUL 
as long as astralis wins im ok with that :))))
2018-12-15 14:02
#76
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
Dont know why so much hate on br teams..
2018-12-16 19:06
#52
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Brazil vinett_ 
besides NRG, i think they all have the same chance, wish Furia could do It thought
2018-12-15 13:06
Ite bet homie
2018-12-15 09:38
#4
Sosa | 
Europe Wtfmenn) 
Bravado doesnt deserve it : j
2018-12-15 09:38
they're top 5 NA
2018-12-15 09:41
#12
COCAINE | 
Brazil oneS2 
liquid mibr nrg renegades complexity ghost swole patrol eunited rogue (?) envy (?) luminosity (?) intz (?) teamone (?) furia (?) spacestation (?) all those teams are better or equivalent to bravado. they aren't even top 10 in NA.
2018-12-15 09:53
#13
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South Africa tsarbae 
they consistently beat furia rogue spacestation and luminosity...
2018-12-15 09:59
#15
COCAINE | 
Brazil oneS2 
all teams with (?) are teams equivalent to bravado. And even if they beat consistently furia rogue spacestation and lg, they still not top 10 in NA.
2018-12-15 10:07
#44
NiKo | 
Poland Kocykeee 
Mad?
2018-12-15 11:33
#71
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South Africa tsarbae 
they will be soon, they just got there in feb (120th in the world) to now 27th
2018-12-15 20:07
#10
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South Africa tsarbae 
explain why they dont deserve it ?
2018-12-15 09:50
#22
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Romania TheWizard741 
Why not?
2018-12-15 10:34
#46
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Australia CaZeR01 
Your not very smart
2018-12-15 12:41
#50
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Sweden fxzo 
Yes they did. It easy to know it. They played the matches and they win, they deserve cuz they play and the other teams lost so stop saying they don't deserve
2018-12-15 13:03
#5
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Gl bravado 💪🏿💪🏿
2018-12-15 09:40
1st major win for bravado incoming
2018-12-15 09:42
#23
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Sweden Zaser5 
I would love the bravado stickers
2018-12-15 10:35
The dreamhack 2015 ones are nice but yeah, their logo is nice
2018-12-15 10:46
2014*
2018-12-15 10:47
#42
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Sweden Zaser5 
yup
2018-12-15 11:24
lol 3 NA teams in NA quals XD
2018-12-15 09:46
#9
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United States 100Thieves 
OGC died for this
2018-12-15 09:48
#11
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United States hoobit 
+1 RIP
2018-12-15 09:52
If it wasnt the ogc forfeit i dont know...
2018-12-15 10:01
#19
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Poland sitarskee 
shroud and ogc should have had that figured out before
2018-12-15 10:21
they thought they would win all matches so they didnt think of needing a stand in. They had alot of time to add a 6th player to the roster.
2018-12-15 10:37
had a 15-13 lead on Cache actually they had the lead on inferno
2018-12-15 10:26
#21
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Finland Jardeet 
THANK YOU OGC LOVE FROM TEAM ONE
2018-12-15 10:29
American Minor, 3 NA, 4 BR, 1 Africa. Omegalul
2018-12-15 10:36
#27
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Brazil frigini 
Well, it is American Minor, not NA Minor. South America is america as far as i know
2018-12-15 10:41
+1
2018-12-15 11:22
#49
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
+1
2018-12-15 13:02
#60
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Brazil MrLucas 
+1
2018-12-15 14:25
#66
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Brazil rtgamer002 
+1
2018-12-15 16:31
Go Bravado!!
2018-12-15 10:40
#30
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Other Phinks 
Rogue so bad
2018-12-15 10:48
Wow, I didn't think this would happen. I mean if Rogue and Swole Patrol lost to TeamOne, then they probably would have lost to OGC too. Only if they didn't have to forfeit. Ah.
2018-12-15 11:08
OGC could've made it
2018-12-15 11:22
#43
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Spain akproxx 
Rip na lul
2018-12-15 11:27
ez furia
2018-12-15 11:35
Is this the first time SA has more teams in the minor than NA?
2018-12-15 12:42
#51
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Australia ggsnipes 
Yea first time its happened
2018-12-15 13:05
LUL
2018-12-15 13:27
EZ for nrg.
2018-12-15 13:32
#55
s1mple | 
Brazil afxsaw1 
R.I.P OGC i wish i could see them on the stage again
2018-12-15 13:34
That means that kscerato or kng could not play major for mibr after, or this stupid rule doesnt apply anymore?
2018-12-15 13:35
#61
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Brazil MrLucas 
The rule is gone
2018-12-15 14:26
Good for bravado
2018-12-15 13:43
NRG graffity lez go!
2018-12-15 13:44
#62
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Brazil MrLucas 
Probably yes, im looking to see who gets the other spot tho
2018-12-15 14:28
#63
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Brazil _mith 
go intz
2018-12-15 15:08
I think that hltv should create a flag to whole America not just for the north(and knowing that are taking Mexico off) this is the Americas minor and the biggest part is made in brazil (just a joke)... Well you guys could plz make it true 4/8 teams are Brazilians and the flag of the new is the English America one
2018-12-15 15:13
Just askin for, it will be fair, we, the truly americans, are not well represented by a flag of 2 countries
2018-12-15 15:18
Ofc shroud cant attend. Why this guy still play cs? If his childrish and cant be serious about. Just leave cs for all time.
2018-12-15 17:54
#68
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
"NA Qualifier" -4 BR -3 NA -1 ZA LUL
2018-12-15 18:53
not our fault NA cs isnt good enough to represent their own region
2018-12-15 21:04
#69
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Europe xvideos69 
a argentinian playing tier 1 event pogchamp
2018-12-15 19:13
#70
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United States vaz 
NikoM more like KingkoM
2018-12-15 19:25
tier 120 minor
2018-12-15 21:04
#75
FalleN | 
Brazil dmn1 
lmao brazilian cs way better than na
2018-12-16 08:44
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