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 René "⁠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
68 - 51 +17 96.3 1.37
62 - 51 +11 73.2 1.19
48 - 50 -2 72.4 1.04
54 - 52 +2 65.7 1.03
54 - 52 +2 70.0 1.01
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
60 - 60 0 81.8 1.07
55 - 55 0 80.6 1.07
52 - 57 -5 61.0 0.92
49 - 55 -6 61.2 0.85
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
43 - 36 +7 88.6 1.24
40 - 35 +5 86.1 1.09
27 - 38 -11 54.1 0.69
19 - 42 -23 55.6 0.67
19 - 43 -24 47.5 0.52
 Valiance K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
51 - 30 +21 95.4 1.55
48 - 30 +18 101.7 1.51
34 - 32 +2 75.2 1.17
31 - 26 +5 62.7 1.08
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:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1166
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
688
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
533
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Denmark René 'TeSeS' Madsen
René 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
191
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1468
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
Germany Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
486
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1027
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
579
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.69
#1
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Poland Astoner55
nice!
2019-06-06 23:18
5 replies
LOL f5 idiot
2019-06-06 23:19
2 replies
#4
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Poland Astoner55
;((( Don't make me sad
2019-06-06 23:20
1 reply
#10
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Austria shaak!
expected for Sprout
2019-06-06 23:21
#5
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Poland Unluko
Good teams!
2019-06-06 23:20
Cry
2019-06-07 03:11
ez for mirbit
2019-06-06 23:20
3 replies
#9
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Poland Potato_head
-2 hahaha
2019-06-06 23:21
1 reply
heueuehee
2019-06-06 23:29
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
i hope next qualifier will have streams...
2019-06-06 23:20
1 reply
#22
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Denmark Menterx
+1
2019-06-07 06:23
WE BACK
2019-06-06 23:21
EZ for sprout EZ for Spiidi
2019-06-06 23:25
#ProudToBeSprout
2019-06-06 23:25
1 reply
#16
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Myanmar xdcc
yes its pride month
2019-06-06 23:30
#17
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South Africa @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
NAF | 
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
Why change snappi for that?
2019-06-07 09:29
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