ECS S7 Challenger Cup qualifying round #3 reaches end

Four more teams have qualified for the ECS Season 7 Challenger Cups as the third round of open qualifiers has come to a close.

In Europe, all eyes were on Uruguay, the international line-up announced last week with players like Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, William "draken" Sundin and Kevin "HS" Tarn. Even without the Belgian talent, who sprained his wrist in an ice skating accident and was replaced by Denis "grux" Gutaj, the team managed to reach the semi-final stage before losing to x6tence Galaxy in a three-map series, with Tim "nawwk" Jonasson ending the match with a +29 KDD.

From the other half of the single-elimination bracket came the new Epsilon roster. After falling just shy of the qualifying places in the previous tournament, Joey "CRUC1AL" Steusel's side placed top two this time around as they edged past Gambit 2-1 in the semi-final stage of the tournament.

Subroza helped Ghost to qualify for the NA Challenger Cup

In North America, the biggest talking point was the return of Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik to the Ghost line-up as a replacement for Joshua "steel" Nissan, who is reported to be on his way out of the team due to internal issues. The North American side had to work hard to beat iNTACT in the quarter-final stage but hardly broke a sweat to fend off Arya "arya" Hekmat's Big Frames in the semi-finals, finishing top two along with The Quest, who had a default win over Jaguar in the quarter-finals before beating Hysteria 2-0 in convincing fashion.

There are now just two qualifying spots up for grabs in both Europe and North America, which will be handed out in the fourth round of qualifiers, kicking off Monday, February 25.

In Europe and North America, the Challenger Cups will feature 16 sides, eight qualified and eight invited by FACEIT. These tournaments will feature a best-of-three Swiss format to create a ranking that will be used to determine to fill the vacant spots in the ECS regular season tournaments, each one with $25,000 on the line (more details about the season format can be found here).

The team list for the Challenger Cups currently looks as follows:

Teams can sign up for the final open qualifier by clicking the links below:

Europe:

Qualifier #4 (February 25) - Here

North America:

Qualifier #4 (February 25) - Here

Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
435
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
528
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
660
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Tim 'nawwk' Jonasson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
498
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.09
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
960
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
United States Arya 'arya' Hekmat
Arya 'arya' Hekmat
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
434
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Sweden Denis 'grux' Gutaj
Denis 'grux' Gutaj
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
222
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.11
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' Steusel
Joey 'CRUC1AL' Steusel
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
720
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
#1
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Belgium Thotiana 
very nice
2019-02-25 02:10
#19
S3NSEY | 
Austria S3nsey 
ADMIN DELETING COMMENT XD
2019-02-25 03:36
#20
S3NSEY | 
Austria S3nsey 
nt miraa
2019-02-25 03:37
Did you just forget to change accounts Edit: nvm I am stupid
2019-02-25 03:47
Good job http
2019-02-25 05:32
#32
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-02-25 07:18
Nice
2019-02-25 02:10
bye nemiga rip #3-#8
2019-02-25 02:13
Where is TeamOne, what are they doing? Spliting?
2019-02-25 02:15
They are bad.
2019-02-25 02:25
#28
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Probably invited by faceit alongside with furia.
2019-02-25 05:45
probably they must be drunk right now
2019-02-25 05:56
Well, guess i wasn't that wrong. hltv.org/news/26171/nikom-steps-down-fro..
2019-02-25 17:41
#11
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United States DV19 
We got 16-0d twice after winning first game on the open Qualifiers lol
2019-02-25 02:22
Which team 16-0d u lol
2019-02-25 03:13
maybe Mythic. We got 16-3 by them
2019-02-25 18:11
who?
2019-02-25 02:34
steel does not deserve for rekt :(
2019-02-25 02:37
#17
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
I'm wondering what are these "internal issues"
2019-02-25 03:20
They probably are hoping to compete in majors but I doubt they'll get there without steel
2019-02-25 03:57
#24
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
If that's the issue, this is kind of dumb and fucked up by ghost: get to a high level mainly due to steel, then kick him to put another player. He made ghost look like top10 material with koosta and subroza on the roster for fucks sake
2019-02-25 04:14
#27
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Steel carried them most of the time. He probably needs to play with friends, so he doesn't get fucked every time.
2019-02-25 05:44
Steel have a complicated personality. He is amazing analysing the game and great shot caller, but does not work well with mistakes and tend to rage a lot. If he gets pissed by some team member performance, them it becomes hell to the whole team, all the time. I think this is more than just major issue.
2019-02-25 10:47
Yes he does. AhahahahahAHAHAHAHAHHAHA
2019-02-25 15:47
I hope you're not saying that cause of the match fixing, considering where your flag is from.
2019-02-25 16:28
He’s an arogant prick lmao I don’t care about anything illegal he did, look who I support ahahahhahah
2019-02-25 18:09
#15
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Indonesia segopecel 
nice
2019-02-25 02:48
#18
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Brazil hugoooo 
NA teams are so crap lmao
2019-02-25 03:28
#21
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China Blitzer 
Movistar Riders doing really well in MDL Hope to see them soon on ESL Pro League!
2019-02-25 03:40
#31
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Finland santedek 
There is no pro league spots this season
2019-02-25 07:15
#25
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Other SpriteCS 
Wild
2019-02-25 04:50
#30
nitr0 | 
Finland Fury2J 
ez for ghost and x6tence galaxy
2019-02-25 06:33
Ez sprout
2019-02-25 09:01
who all this team?
2019-02-25 09:53
#35
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Ez4Riders
2019-02-25 10:06
#39
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Spain Lorenzo_Lamas 
+1
2019-02-25 17:17
Today is time to qualify my friends im joining with 3k elo friends hope i will be in hltv soon kappa
2019-02-25 17:18
#44
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Gl
2019-02-25 18:54
Kek i played with 4 muricans and we got in top 16 on qualifer
2019-02-25 19:09
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