Sprout, NoChance qualify for Europe Minor Closed Qualifier

The first two teams to qualify for the Europe Minor Closed Qualifier have been found as NoChance took down PACT 2-0 and Sprout bounced back in the series against Epsilon to take it 2-1.

During the second day of the Europe Minor Open Qualifier 1, NoChance took down finkatt and Virtus.pro to make it to the semi-finals, where they took on PACT. The Polish side is currently ranked 89th in the world in sixth in Poland, but overcame FATE and AGO to reach the BO3 match.

STYKO is looking to attend another Europe Minor

The series started on Dust2, NoChance's map pick, with the European mixture earning eight rounds on the CT side after a back-and-forth half. They then managed to take the lead and reach 14-10 thanks to an inspired Mikail "⁠Maikelele⁠" Bill, but struggled to close out the map, eventually doing so with a 16-14 scoreline.

Nuke followed and was a more straight-forward game. PACT was down 5-0 on the CT side to start it off, but mustered six rounds before the switch, with a hope of a comeback still alive. However, Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk and Thomas "⁠Thomas⁠" Utting combined for all five frags in the pistol and started a streak of seven rounds going their way that saw NoChance defeat PACT 16-6 and qualify for the Closed Qualifier.

 PACT K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
41 - 35 +6 89.8 1.26
34 - 39 -5 82.2 0.89
27 - 35 -8 56.7 0.85
33 - 42 -9 63.9 0.81
26 - 35 -9 58.9 0.80
 NoChance K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 31 +12 90.4 1.37
40 - 34 +6 99.0 1.34
41 - 28 +13 73.9 1.20
39 - 34 +5 68.5 1.03
22 - 34 -12 51.2 0.79

On the other side of the bracket, Sprout managed two 16-14 wins, against GameAgents and Chaos, to reach the semi-final, while Epsilon took down Ambush and Denzaaaa in a more convincing fashoin, 16-8 and 16-10, respectively.

The two top40 teams started the series on Nuke, where Sprout picked up the first three rounds but was having a tough time breaching Epsilon's defenses against the full buys. After being 10-5 down, the German side managed to pull the score back to 14-14, but eventually lost 16-14 as Kia "⁠Surreal⁠" Man's 4K opened up things for the European mixture.

On Overpass, Sprout had an even better start, 5-2 as Terrorists, but again allowed their opponents to bring the score back with rifles, finishing the half 10-5 down. This time, however, they were impeccable on the defensive side, forcing the decider by winning 16-12.

Train was left to determine the winner and Sprout were not messing around. Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne led the fragging against his former team as the Germans picked up round after round, not giving their opponents a chance. After a 15-0 first half, Timo "⁠Spiidi⁠" Richter clutched a 1v2 for a perfect map score, pushing Sprout into the Closed Qualifier.

 Epsilon K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
53 - 58 -5 78.7 1.01
42 - 58 -16 63.5 0.83
40 - 55 -15 60.5 0.80
41 - 57 -16 54.7 0.75
37 - 59 -22 60.4 0.70
 Sprout K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
63 - 42 +21 83.3 1.31
58 - 51 +7 86.8 1.30
61 - 45 +16 84.5 1.23
56 - 38 +18 80.0 1.21
48 - 37 +11 72.8 1.15

The Europe Minor Close Qualifier currently looks as follows:

Sweden fnatic
Denmark North
Bulgaria Windigo
Serbia Valiance
Europe NoChance
Europe Qualifier #2
Europe Qualifier #3
Europe Qualifier #4
Denmark Heroic
Germany BIG
Europe mousesports
Denmark OpTic
Germany Sprout
Europe Qualifier #2
Europe Qualifier #3
Europe Qualifier #4
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1637
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1067
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
651
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.17
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
922
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1310
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' Man
Kia 'Surreal' Man
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1133
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sprout will win the major. German CS is back! #RunSprout #16-0
2019-05-26 22:45
2 replies
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2019-05-26 22:45
#23
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South Africa @FyreCS
Agreed! German CS is back! So EZ for the best German team Sprout!
2019-05-27 03:49
#2
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Poland Coldharbour
I hoped virtus.pro can make it :(
2019-05-26 22:44
1 reply
Well, this is life my friend. Hoping for big mac, get an happy meal. Enjoy it
2019-05-27 04:22
Nice. I'm looking to see Maikelele playing in a major since 2015.
2019-05-26 22:44
4 replies
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Germany Ez4aVGgg
GG
2019-05-26 22:59
NoChance has No Chance making it to the major. Literally none.
2019-05-26 23:14
2 replies
I mean just look at that stacked minor
2019-05-27 00:00
1 reply
Exactly and it's just the CLOSED QUALIFIER. They will be lucky to make it to the minor itself.
2019-05-27 00:29
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France mbl4
let's go stykooooo !!!
2019-05-26 22:44
#5
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Poland BAN_ANIME
oof 16-0
2019-05-26 22:45
#6
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Palestine zwe
0 16
2019-05-26 22:45
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2019-05-26 22:45
1 reply
#25
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Sweden Madrigals1
nt
2019-05-27 04:41
lets go Maikelele,UK getting better and better
2019-05-26 22:46
#10
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Hungary StraYzie
holy shit dat Train
2019-05-26 22:48
GG Sprout! Well done!
2019-05-26 22:49
Maikeleleleleele!
2019-05-26 22:58
Insanely close matches from sprout ... let's make the last map 16-0 "ok". Fun fact - k1to clutched the knife round 1v4, maybe a different game if Epsilon starts CT?
2019-05-26 23:04
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2019-05-26 23:12
How many teams from the closed qual can make it to the minor?
2019-05-27 00:02
2 replies
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2019-05-27 00:23
1 reply
thx bro
2019-05-28 14:03
7x teams from poland play this quali
2019-05-27 09:52
#27
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Hungary subzera
YO LETS GO SPROUT, EZEZ
2019-05-27 10:12
k1to beating his old teammates.
2019-05-27 11:42
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2019-05-27 12:54
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