Virtus.pro, Ancient round off team list for EU Minor closed qualifier

Virtus.pro and Ancient have claimed the final spots in the closed qualifier for the Europe Minor after finishing top two in the fourth open bracket.

The second day of the open qualifier, featuring the 16 teams who had survived the grueling opening day, saw Virtus.pro claim the first spot in the open bracket. The Polish team opened up the action with a comfortable victory over Nexus but were made to work hard to come out on top of the mouth-watering clash with Aristocracy in the quarter-final stage, coming back from 7-14 down to take the derby to overtime, in which they would come out victorious.

In the semi-finals, Virtus.pro took on ad hoc, who had defeated another Polish team, PACT, in the previous round. The Germans were simply outplayed in this best-of-three series, however, as Virtus.pro quickly dispatched their opponents, who could not even hit double digits on either map.

Virtus.pro will be the sole Polish representative in the closed qualifier

The qualification comes as a massive boost for Virtus.pro, who have been outside the top 50 in the rankings since February and are still trying to adjust to life without Paweł "⁠byali⁠" Bieliński, who stepped down from the roster last month after growing increasingly unhappy with the team's results.

Virtus.pro, who have in Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski their only player left from the iconic squad that won the EMS One Katowice 2014 Major and ELEAGUE Season 1, will be Poland's only hope of having a team at the Major, as teams like AGO, Aristocracy, PACT and byali's MIKSTURA all failed to survive the qualifying stages.

Meanwhile, Ancient came through their side of the bracket unscathed, exacting revenge on the FrenchFrogs for the defeat in the previous qualifier, before taking down AGO and breezing past fellow Swedish side Chaos in the last-four stage.

In the closed qualifier, which will run from June-10-12, William "⁠draken⁠" Sundin could face two of his former teams, fnatic and GamerLegion. Just days after the tournament, Ancient will be competing at DreamHack Summer, for which they qualified by topping the Swedish qualifier.

Below you can find the 16 teams who will be competing for eight spots at the Europe Minor leading to the StarLadder Major:

Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1699
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1028
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1831
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
gz
2019-06-04 23:40
19 replies
f5
2019-06-04 23:41
16 replies
#14
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Austria shaak!
expected
2019-06-04 23:43
14 replies
VP IS BACK RIP TEAM LIQUID
2019-06-04 23:49
11 replies
Good one
2019-06-04 23:55
1 reply
#93
nafany | 
India AJN_
Lets Go
2019-06-05 08:07
#47
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Germany swaginick
As they said: It's a big boost for VP but chill they're not a top team yet... But the way they've developed since byalis departure seems promising :D
2019-06-04 23:59
1 reply
#65
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Poland Ryunar
this vegi guy has a lot of potential if he keeps it up he might even end up in virtus pro
2019-06-05 00:21
ye back in qualifiers for qualifiers kek
2019-06-05 03:40
6 replies
Vitality done that 6month earlier, look now
2019-06-05 06:24
5 replies
#97
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Poland Moderee
Vp play in this lineup for 1month
2019-06-05 08:32
2 replies
So they can still going better and better, but I can't say that they have a good enough potential to be on top 20
2019-06-05 09:28
1 reply
#130
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Poland Moderee
They have potential but they didn't show it on server (sad). We all know Snax was in top5 2017 but he falled down. Michu was close to get mvp of v4 future esports festival. Snatchie is great sniper as he show us in ago in Starrlader Kiev.
2019-06-05 15:50
did you just actually compare vitality that have 4 players that played their whole life on top level and 1 superstar with VP that have only snax who knows how it is to play on top level and 4 players that were stuck in lower tiers for the whole life until old VP disbanded. otherwise they would've stayed there
2019-06-05 11:04
1 reply
2019-06-05 16:16
#59
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Albania 9898
Unexpected tbh
2019-06-05 00:11
Expected f5
2019-06-05 00:15
deserved for vp
2019-06-04 23:43
Cry
2019-06-05 03:11
#90
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Poland Unluko
Definitely a better player than NiKo!
2019-06-05 07:03
nice
2019-06-04 23:45
#3
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Peru Dropcon
virtus pog
2019-06-04 23:41
1 reply
#63
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North America onionmesh
Ha
2019-06-05 00:21
virtus.pro wasted slot
2019-06-04 23:41
2 replies
+1
2019-06-05 08:40
+1
2019-06-05 14:36
#7
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Poland Blindilek
VP is back :O
2019-06-04 23:41
ez major for vp
2019-06-04 23:41
#9
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Hungary StraYzie
RIP AGO RIP Aristocracy
2019-06-04 23:41
13 replies
#19
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Poland J__ac_pis
RiP x-kom In few weeks they will become best polish team imo
2019-06-04 23:45
12 replies
#27
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Hungary StraYzie
They look good with innocent, but I think either Aristocracy or AGO will bounce back Gosh, AGO was strong back then, with snatchie and TOAO
2019-06-04 23:47
10 replies
VP robbed them, I was saying back then that they just needed more time and easily top 20 team in the world.
2019-06-04 23:48
7 replies
#35
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Hungary StraYzie
easily, but with Kap3r, no chance The problem is that as far as I know SZPERO would not play without Kaper And if you can't have snatchie, SZPERO is your best option
2019-06-04 23:50
6 replies
Not sure if youre right, didn't follow the polish scene so much at the time. What I can say is that TOAO is my fav polish IGL and if they would give him more time in VP he would do the work in my opinion
2019-06-04 23:53
5 replies
#43
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Hungary StraYzie
better than two unexperienced players I knew who Vegi was, but I never heard from the other guy, and he's the only pro whose name I struggle to write down TOAO would be better absolutely
2019-06-04 23:55
4 replies
They could've gotten better players for sure, but looks like MICHU finally got back to his confident style and Snatchie is an amazing awper. I think VP can do some damage soon, OKOLICIOUZ (I think that's his name) and Vegi just need a bit more experience. Hope that VP will not become second G2 by just robbing the whole polish scene and destroying talents.
2019-06-04 23:58
3 replies
#50
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Hungary StraYzie
I hope so too I have only seen this VP once in game, they need to improve a lot, I like Vegi, I'm not sure about my dude Oko, would prefer TOAO still. The only Polish hope at this point, so let's go VP
2019-06-05 00:00
2 replies
Rare to have a normal conversation on HLTV. Cheers mate!
2019-06-05 00:01
1 reply
#55
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Hungary StraYzie
Totally agree, but that's how we all love hltv Cheers!
2019-06-05 00:03
#36
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Poland J__ac_pis
yeah, but they were nothing more than VP academy
2019-06-04 23:50
1 reply
#38
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Hungary StraYzie
Yes, it was known from the start of their journey, even if they said they were gonna stay together, we all knew it wasn't to be
2019-06-04 23:52
Xd
2019-06-05 09:14
LUL
2019-06-04 23:42
EZ 4 HOMELESS DOPLAN
2019-06-04 23:42
1 reply
u hungry hungary
2019-06-05 01:03
#12
jks | 
Portugal inm8
One more time Ancient players cheating his ass off to get into the closed qualifier. Now if they dont manage to get stuff for lan, are going to get raped. CSGO online continues disgusting.
2019-06-04 23:43
8 replies
Mad
2019-06-04 23:45
#24
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Denmark ghostan11
Mad
2019-06-04 23:46
Who?
2019-06-04 23:48
#40
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
hahahahaha mad litle kid
2019-06-04 23:53
How much you bet on chaos?
2019-06-05 00:08
Cry
2019-06-05 06:24
how much
2019-06-05 08:20
#100
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Denmark Menterx
Lol!
2019-06-05 09:14
Ez fnatic
2019-06-04 23:43
VP PogU
2019-06-04 23:43
#17
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Denmark ghostan11
Wasted spot but w.e vp wont do anything
2019-06-04 23:43
Fnatic, North, OpTic, Mouz, Valiance, Heroic, BIG, Windigo Open qualifier teams looks too weak comparing to invited teams
2019-06-04 23:45
19 replies
Are you seriously saying BIG isn’t a weak team
2019-06-04 23:46
8 replies
#29
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Denmark ghostan11
Compared to all teams from qualifers, ye
2019-06-04 23:47
6 replies
I dont think so. VP is better than BIG. Also windigo is not good.
2019-06-05 11:39
5 replies
#122
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Denmark ghostan11
Nope vp didnt do anything to be better
2019-06-05 14:03
4 replies
beat FaZe in Bo3
2019-06-05 14:50
3 replies
#128
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Denmark ghostan11
lmfao one bo3 online? they didnt do shit in one year to be better than windigo or big
2019-06-05 14:56
2 replies
Big didn't do shit either. Yet you are calling them a favourite.
2019-06-05 18:11
1 reply
#134
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Denmark ghostan11
big are favourite against vp cuz they played and did more on lans than vp did in 2019. you must be blind biased vp fan if u think otherwise
2019-06-05 19:13
this
2019-06-05 01:28
#23
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Poland J__ac_pis
-Mouz +VP
2019-06-04 23:46
4 replies
#26
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Denmark ghostan11
0/8
2019-06-04 23:47
Hope you are not serious, u should thanks for this draw in last open qualifier where VP got easiest opponent possible
2019-06-04 23:48
2 replies
#34
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Denmark ghostan11
Prob trolling, thats what he has left if he is cs go polish fan
2019-06-04 23:49
1 reply
#37
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Poland J__ac_pis
why u bulling me?
2019-06-04 23:51
#49
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Russia n1c3R
Nope. Should be easy for Nordavind
2019-06-04 23:59
-big + gamer Legion
2019-06-05 01:08
Everyone from open will rape OpTic.
2019-06-05 06:51
2 replies
#123
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Denmark ghostan11
Fan of ago LUL
2019-06-05 14:04
1 reply
Flags check out
2019-06-05 16:44
wtf these are all decent teams rip
2019-06-04 23:46
8 replies
#48
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Sweden Trkmag
EU should get 6 major slots ngl
2019-06-04 23:59
7 replies
#64
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Myanmar xdcc
they should rework regions too. CIS shouldnt exist considering they have good enough pings. also ironic russians dont even have their own servers on MM so clearly valve agrees. EU+CIS - 5 spots (take away 1 from minor play-in) Asia+Turkey(from EU)+Kazakhstan(from CIS) - 2 spots NA+SA - 3 spots (take away 1 from minor play-in)
2019-06-05 00:26
6 replies
If you were to put Kazakhstan and Turkey in Asia, it'd be too easy for them.
2019-06-05 02:19
#84
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Sweden Madrigals1
if Kazakhstan will play Asia quals, they will be getting all the spots available
2019-06-05 05:33
3 replies
#92
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Myanmar xdcc
Yes? Then it would solve the problem of Asia being too weak. AVANGAR is already in major and would make it again in current CIS, maybe there would be another 1 or 2 lineups with ex-Gambit players
2019-06-05 07:50
2 replies
and those 1-2 teams will be robbing Asia from spots just like Australia does
2019-06-05 10:11
1 reply
#110
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Myanmar xdcc
Difference is Kazakhstan is actually is in Asia. If they can't beat them then they shouldn't be in a major. Also they would probably do separate qualifiers as they do them right now so they can control the number of Kazakhstan teams. And even then I don't think ex-Gambit is that good to consistently beat teams like Tyloo, vici, grayhound etc.
2019-06-05 10:56
#104
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Poland misioneos
+11111
2019-06-05 09:36
#25
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Romania cyber8
Ancient>Nip Plopski>Brollan
2019-06-04 23:47
nice but top 1 polish team is faze atm
2019-06-04 23:47
1 reply
+1 LMAO
2019-06-05 00:02
I do not know any of these teams
2019-06-04 23:52
2 replies
#42
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Ivory Coast tyndlort
maybe becouse you play Fortnite....go to bed!!!
2019-06-04 23:54
Bro it's a EU Qualifer any of these teams can be playing on esl pro league americas.
2019-06-05 00:01
#45
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Sweden Trkmag
Perfect
2019-06-04 23:57
Gz
2019-06-05 00:02
They can make it. Vp have chance to minor. Just like ence. From open quali to major final.
2019-06-05 00:05
8 replies
#60
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Myanmar xdcc
ENCE made to finals. if VP just makes major alone I will change my name to OKOLICIOUZ_TOP1
2019-06-05 00:12
4 replies
#73
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Poland [FPK]Myna
Ok
2019-06-05 01:33
#75
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Portugal EddyParera
IRL too? Oh dude...
2019-06-05 02:13
2 replies
#78
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Myanmar xdcc
shit you think they make it? (
2019-06-05 02:43
1 reply
If he puts some cash under the attendant's keyboard, they probably will help him out...
2019-06-05 23:37
ENCE were invited to closed qual tho
2019-06-05 07:01
1 reply
Maybe. Sry for mistake tho. :p
2019-06-05 14:02
xDDDDDDDDD
2019-06-05 14:36
#58
MICHU | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Stook
Expected
2019-06-05 00:09
I wish VP disbanded already... but its matter of 2 weeks more now..
2019-06-05 00:21
imagine telling someomne in 2015 vp and fnatic will play closed quals
2019-06-05 00:34
2 replies
#67
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Myanmar xdcc
4 years later and with different rosters now? why not. I think hearing about teams like faze and liquid with full NA roster making top1 would be crazier.
2019-06-05 00:42
1 reply
yea also all liquid players were nonamers in 2015 beside elige/nitro and not including any of c9 old lineup
2019-06-05 01:57
Ancient ftw
2019-06-05 01:03
VP in 2019 :(
2019-06-05 01:18
lets go VP
2019-06-05 02:42
Stacked af. Hopefully Windigo can make it. They just need to be level-headed. GL bois.
2019-06-05 02:53
#82
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Asia mocity123
VP SO LUCKY LUL
2019-06-05 04:37
Can't believe VP actually made it and proved they are top 1 polish team while at it. Sad day for Polish counter strike :/...
2019-06-05 05:06
3 replies
poland a tier 500 scene
2019-06-05 08:29
1 reply
Sad but true
2019-06-05 11:28
1 fluke match bo1 on bestest VP map.
2019-06-05 14:37
VP IS BACK MENS
2019-06-05 06:27
damn vp
2019-06-05 07:10
Will Virtus.Pro finally break in to top 50?
2019-06-05 08:29
Group a is stacked GG GL
2019-06-05 08:38
2 replies
they aren't groups xddddd
2019-06-05 09:37
1 reply
oh sheettttt
2019-06-05 10:17
#102
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France Japive
Pretty good beginning for VP, it's time to pop off at the Europe minor !
2019-06-05 09:25
It's insane that only two teams from this list will go through minor.
2019-06-05 10:14
doesn't really matter fnatic and mousesports will go through anyway
2019-06-05 10:21
no chance my friend what we talking about?
2019-06-05 11:08
8 of 16 teams = Scandinavian OMEGALOL EU. Also lets not forget that Gamerlegion got 2 Swedes & Mouz 1 Dane & NoChane 1 Swede.
2019-06-05 11:19
Ez for N♿RTH my men
2019-06-05 13:06
When EU Minor closed qualifier ??
2019-06-05 13:11
2 replies
#119
Zero | 
Slovakia S1W0
10th
2019-06-05 13:53
1 reply
ty :)
2019-06-05 13:59
Mousesport, North, Valiance, Fnatic, Heroic, Optic, Big,mb Windigo if they ain’t gonna thr
2019-06-05 13:12
#129
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Poland kRAMERO
X za to
2019-06-05 14:59
#135
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Poland Necres
Someone knows when we will see a drawn matches? Thanks in advance!
2019-06-05 20:30
wp ancient
2019-06-05 21:30
There is no chance for VP in Minor.
2019-06-05 22:32
Well done VP! <3
2019-06-06 18:17
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