EU Minor Open Qualifier 1 day one concluded; top 16 teams found
From over 400 teams competing for two Closed Qualifier spots, the list has been narrowed down to 16 teams which will continue their battle tomorrow.
With the competition in Europe being more and more cutthroat every year, the interest for the Europe Minor Open Qualifiers is reaching an all-time high.
While the eight teams invited to the Closed Qualifier have been announced and include the likes of fnatic, mousesports, and North on the list, eight more teams will join them through the Open Qualifiers as they search for a path to the Major and international recognition.
The following teams reached the second day of the Europe Minor Open Qualifier 1:
22:40 First day of the Europe Minor Open Qualifier concluded
Five Polish teams managed to fight their way through the qualifier today, with Germany and Denmark also strongly represented with two teams each. As the bracket reached the top16 point, the games will end for the day and continue tomorrow from 17:00. Check out our event page for more information.
22:05 NoChance, Sprout amongst first to reach top16
With the first round-of-32 matches finished, some teams that will be continuing tomorrow have been found. NoChance reached top16 with a confident win over FcottoNd, Sprout took down TheDice, with ALTERNATE aTTaX joining them by defeating Lilmix.
21:42 Last matches of the day are underway
The competition has been narrowed down to 32 teams, with the winners of these matches continuing the run tomorrow, in matches which will be covered on HLTV.org.
Round-of-32 matches are as follows:
Ancient vs. Virtus.pro
Budapest Five vs. PTBLACK
NoChance vs. FcottoNd
Dragons vs. finkatt | STREAM
FATE vs. Kuruma_
PACT vs. PVE
ALTERNATE aTTaX vs. Lilmix
Copenhagen Flames vs. AGO | STREAM
Chaos vs. UrMumRasclart
Buzzkill vs. Wiseguys
Sprout vs. TheDice
FUZOS vs. DENZAAAA
Lyngby Vikings vs. RS-_- |STREAM
Epsilon vs. STEP
Ambush vs. TRUSTUNI
21:25 LDLC, GamerLegion, ex-3DMAX fall to underdogs
In the Round-of-64, NoChance edged out MIKSTURA in an overtime game on Nuke, 22-19, with Martin "STYKO" Styk leading the fragging with 40 kills. In other matches, ALTERNATE aTTaX eliminated Turkey5, while Copenhagen Flames upset GamerLegion off the back of Fredrik "roeJ" Jørgensen's 37-20 K-D.
NoChance 22-19 MIKSTURA
ALTERNATE aTTaX 16-7 Turkey5
Copenhagen Flames 16-14 GamerLegion
Chaos 16 - 12 The Final Tribe
Buzzkil 16 - 7 Unicorns of Love
AGO 16 - 11 1337HUANIA
BLUEJAYS 16 - 10 Tricked Academy
DENZAAAA 16 - 12 LDLC
RS-_- 16-12 ex-3DMAX
Epsilon 16 - 2 ImmuNegg
21:36 LDLC take down Pasha's Youngsters
20:00 Round of 128 concluded
18:55 First results in: Tricked, Aristocracy eliminated
Some notable teams were taken out of the running early, as they faced strong opponents in round-of-256. Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen's Tricked and Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas's Aristocracy are amongst them, as is Asger "AcilioN" Larsen's mix-team D-D-D who went out to their Polish counterpart MIKSTURA.
17:41 byali giving another MIKSTURA a shot
Following his exit from Virtus.pro, Paweł "byali" Bieliński has created a new version of MIKSTURA. Last time around, while being on the bench of Virtus.pro, the Pole led his side to the IEM Katowice Minor Closed Qualifier, and will try to do so again with Konrad "EXUS" Jeńczeń, Tomasz "ToM223" Richter, Michał "Czapel" Czapla, and Miłosz "mhL" Knasiak along his side.
17:33 ex-Space Soldiers complete roster with youngsters
Engin "ngiN" Kor and Ahmet "paz" Karahoca are competing in the qualifier as Turkey5, however, without Buğra "Calyx" Arkın. The three remaining players in the squad are Ömer "imoRR" Karataş, "eneshan", and "hNNN-".
17:15 Bracket drawn, lack of seeding riles players
The 512-team bracket for the Open Qualifier has been drawn and is available here. Certain players, such as Tricked's Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen and x-kom's Paweł "innocent" Mocek, have already taken to Twitter to express their unhappiness about the matter.