Sprout, Valiance qualify for ESL One New York EU Closed Qualifier

The first two teams to secure their spots in the ESL One New York 2019 Europe Closed Qualifier have been found as Sprout and Valiance finished top two in the open qualifier.

As the first ESL One New York open qualifier in Europe came down to the final 16 teams, the likes of Aristocracy, Winstrike, Tricked, and Nordavind were in contention. However, it was Sprout and OpTic—who were playing with Rene "TeSeS" Madsen instead of Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer—that made it to one of the semi-finals.

Sprout earned their spot in the ESL One New York Closed Qualifier

The match that decided who would advance to the closed qualifier was played as a BO3, starting on Mirage. The German team managed to claim a 16-12 victory on their map pick as Josef "faveN" Baumann stood out with a 1.43 rating, but OpTic struck back on Nuke, 16-13, after a dominant CT side spearheaded by Ismail "refrezh" Ali's 31 kills.

It all came down to Dust2 where Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's squad started well as CT, 6-2. Sprout then turned things around, finishing the half just one round behind and took the lead with a confident start to their CT side. In the end, the efforts of Timo "Spiidi" Richter and Florian "syrsoN" Rische were enough for their victory, 2-1 for the series.

 Sprout K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' RichterSpiidi 68 - 51 +17 96.3 1.37
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 62 - 51 +11 73.2 1.19
Germany Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasarmirbit 48 - 50 -2 72.4 1.04
Germany Josef 'faveN' BaumannfaveN 54 - 52 +2 65.7 1.03
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to 54 - 52 +2 70.0 1.01
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 60 - 60 0 81.8 1.07
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 55 - 55 0 80.6 1.07
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 52 - 57 -5 61.0 0.92
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Alirefrezh 49 - 55 -6 61.2 0.85
Denmark Rene 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS 40 - 60 -20 54.0 0.73

On the other side of the bracket, Valiance defeated BLUEJAYS and Aristocracy before taking on Salamander for the closed qualifier spot. The Hungarian side opted for Mirage to kick off the series, but had a slow start and managed just five T rounds. A CT pistol win gave hope of a comeback in the second half, but Nemanja "nexa" Isaković and co. closed out the map swiftly, 16-7.

Nuke was more contested, largely thanks to Salamander starting it with a 4-0 lead on the CT side. The Serbian team then broke their opponents economy and capitalized on it to take a 9-6 lead going into the favored side of the map. The second pistol went the way of the Hungarian team who shortly equalized the scoreline, but once again didn't match up to Valiance in the buy rounds, who closed out the game, 16-12, after Rokas "EspiranTo" Milasauskas's quad kill.

 Salamander K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Hungary Patrik 'bodito' Bodabodito 43 - 36 +7 88.6 1.24
Hungary Viktor 'flash' Tamás Beaflash 40 - 35 +5 86.1 1.09
Hungary Renátó 'bzt' Bárányosbzt 27 - 38 -11 54.1 0.69
Hungary Áron 'Aaron' HomokiAaron 19 - 42 -23 55.6 0.67
Hungary András 'coolio' Fercsákcoolio 19 - 43 -24 47.5 0.52
 Valiance K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 51 - 30 +21 95.4 1.55
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 48 - 30 +18 101.7 1.51
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 34 - 32 +2 75.2 1.17
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' SihvoottoNd 31 - 26 +5 62.7 1.08
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' TanićLETN1 30 - 31 -1 63.9 0.96

A total of eight teams will participate in the ESL One New York Closed Qualifier, scheduled for July 9th. Two more will be decided through an open qualifier, while the last four are reserved for invites:

Germany Sprout
Europe Open Qualifier 2
Europe Invite
Europe Invite
Serbia Valiance
Europe Open Qualifier 2
Europe Invite
Europe Invite

ESL One New York is still three and a half months away, set for September 26-29, with $200,000 on offer. Currently, the only squad confirmed for the eight-team event is Astralis.

Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1077
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1303
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
778
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
583
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark Rene 'TeSeS' Madsen
Rene 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
284
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Germany Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1104
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
680
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
#1
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Poland Astoner55 
nice!
2019-06-06 23:18
#2
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Poland BeniuuVPisDead 
LOL f5 idiot
2019-06-06 23:19
#4
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Poland Astoner55 
;((( Don't make me sad
2019-06-06 23:20
#10
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expected for Sprout
2019-06-06 23:21
#5
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Sweden Unluko 
Good teams!
2019-06-06 23:20
Cry
2019-06-07 03:11
ez for mirbit
2019-06-06 23:20
#9
Snax | 
Poland drammar 
-2 hahaha
2019-06-06 23:21
heueuehee
2019-06-06 23:29
#15
mirbit | 
Germany mirbit 
hehe
2019-06-06 23:30
Rene 'TeSeS' Madsen 40 - 60 -20 54.0 0.73
2019-06-06 23:20
HUNTER IS BEST KOVAC
2019-06-06 23:20
#8
Hungary vAf 
i hope next qualifier will have streams...
2019-06-06 23:20
#22
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Denmark Menterx 
+1
2019-06-07 06:23
#11
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
WE BACK
2019-06-06 23:21
EZ for sprout EZ for Spiidi
2019-06-06 23:25
#ProudToBeSprout
2019-06-06 23:25
yes its pride month
2019-06-06 23:30
#17
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United States @FyreCS 
EZ4SPROUT
2019-06-06 23:44
Optic what are you doing? k0nfig - rifle refrezh - rifle niko - rifle cadiaN - igl mertz - awp
2019-06-07 02:09
#19
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Canada Jonesyk 
Optic needs to disband already, this danish lineup has been pure trash since they got picked up.
2019-06-07 02:33
#21
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United States Sillychubs 
OMEGALUL P T I C
2019-06-07 05:59
#23
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Denmark GUNzales 
Why change snappi for that?
2019-06-07 09:29
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