EU Minor Open Qualifier 3 down to 16 teams as day one reaches end
Teams are set to compete in the next-to-last Open Qualifier for the Europe Minor, which commences at 17:00
NoChance, Sprout, GamerLegion, and Maknitude are the four squads that made it through the gauntlet of the Europe Minor Open Qualifier so far, with two more teams set to earn a place in the Closed Qualifier tomorrow, when Europe Minor Open Qualifier 3 concludes.
About 400 teams are expected to be competing in the Open Qualifier, with some big teams hoping the third time is the charm after failing in the first qualifiers.
As the early rounds of the qualifier are not covered on HLTV and GOTVs are disabled for security reasons, we will be posting live updates on the cup as it progresses.
22:00 First day of the qualifier over; top 16 teams determined
After five rounds of matches, the first day of the qualifier is now over. The teams through to the last-16 stage, which will be covered by HLTV, are the following:
22:00 Epsilon, Aristocracy, HAVU through to day two
Epsilon, Aristocracy and HAVU are the first teams to have booked spots in the last-16 stage, which will be played only on Saturday. Teodor "SPELLAN" Nikolov's troops will be hoping that third time will be the charm for them after crashing out of the first two qualifiers in the semi-final stage.
The first results are in and look as follows:
21:07 First round of 32 matches underway
The opening day of this qualifier is almost over, with only one round of fixtures left to play. Below are some of the more interesting matches that will be played:
20:45 Ancient enter Round of 32 at Apeks' expense
20:20 Virtus.pro eliminated in Round of 128
19:49 Nordic clash headlines Round of 64
As the tournament progresses, more and more interesting clashes are taking place. With the big favourites still alive, the Round of 64 will be headlined by a Nordic showdown between Ancient and Apeks.
Below are some of the other interesting clashes:
19:37 Movistar Riders, Tricked progress
18:47 Things heat up in round of 128
Three rounds into the tournament, things are starting to get more interesting. Below you can find some of the notable match-ups of the round of 128:
18:30 MIKSTURA through to last-128
17:15 The bracket has been drawn
The first matches started in the Europe Minor Open Qualifier 1, with the notable teams either without an opponent or facing a big underdog in the round-of-512.
16:50 bodyy signed up with mix