Europe Minor Closed Qualifier bracket and schedule revealed

The bracket has been drawn and schedule set for the Europe Minor Closed Qualifier leading up to the StarLadder Major, with the matches to be played on June 10-12.

A total of sixteen qualified and invited teams will battle through a double-elimination BO3 bracket over the next three days to decide the eight squads that will attend Europe Minor in Berlin.

mousesports will face Virtus.pro in their opening match

The team list for the closed qualifier is as follows:

The closed qualifier matches start on June 10 at 12:00 with the first set of matches, Heroic - Tricked and CR4ZY (formerly Valiance) - Nordavind. The first four Europe Minor teams will be decided after the two upper-bracket matches, with the remaining four decided through the lower bracket. The bracket layout will be available on the event page shortly.

Europe Minor Closed Qualifier matches will be played according to the following schedule:

Monday, June 10

12:00 Denmark Heroic vs. Denmark Tricked
12:00 Serbia CR4ZY vs. Norway Nordavind
15:00 Germany BIG vs. Germany Sprout
15:00 Sweden fnatic vs. Denmark Maknitude
18:00 Europe mousesports vs. Poland Virtus.pro
18:00 Denmark OpTic vs. Europe GamerLegion
21:00 Bulgaria Windigo vs. Sweden Ancient
21:00 Denmark North vs. Europe NoChance

Tuesday, June 11
12:00 - Match #1 | Round 1 lower-bracket
12:00 - Match #2 | Round 1 lower-bracket
15:00 - Match #3 | Round 1 lower-bracket
15:00 - Match #4 | Round 1 lower-bracket
18:00 - Match #1 | Round 2 upper-bracket
18:00 - Match #2 | Round 2 upper-bracket
21:00 - Match #3 | Round 2 upper-bracket
21:00 - Match #4 | Round 2 upper-bracket

Wednesday, June 12

12:00 - Match #1 | Round 2 lower-bracket
15:00 - Match #2 | Round 2 lower-bracket
18:00 - Match #3| Round 2 lower-bracket
21:00 - Match #4 | Round 2 lower-bracket

The eight best teams will advance to the Europe Minor, which takes place in Berlin on July 17-21.

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#1
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United Kingdom iMarbot
ez for windigo
2019-06-09 16:02
Ez for world champs
2019-06-09 16:03
Ez for North
2019-06-09 16:06
noChance my friend
2019-06-09 16:24
EZ4MOUZ
2019-06-09 16:32
karrigan LUL
2019-06-09 16:33
+15 nothing special
2019-06-09 16:45
"Group A decider match" "Mousesports vs. Windigo" gyazo.com/c3866289788cf5a178f6931888815c..
2019-06-09 16:47
Easy minor for: North Optic Windigod Fnatic Mouz Valiance Big GamerLegion
2019-06-09 20:18
Cry
2019-06-09 16:03
#40
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Poland Unluko
Ez mouse
2019-06-09 16:13
#40
2019-06-09 16:30
#40
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Poland Unluko
Ez mouse
2019-06-09 16:13
#40
2019-06-09 16:30
#2
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Poland Kobel_
ez VP
2019-06-09 16:02
#26
Vegi | 
Albania Vvoda
Ups not this time
2019-06-09 16:08
#42
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Poland Kobel_
probably but there's always a chance right
2019-06-09 16:14
#68
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Germany Malodroit$
right it is unlikely but we know VP when nobody is believing they deliver
2019-06-09 16:38
they haven't delivered for over two years now
2019-06-09 17:34
Ez 4 North
2019-06-09 16:03
EZ4ENCE
2019-06-09 16:03
#6
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Sweden agzbagz1337
ez fnatic
2019-06-09 16:03
ez 4 windigo
2019-06-09 16:03
#9
JaCkz | 
Europe cArn5
EZ4VP
2019-06-09 16:03
Big vs Sprout OOOFFFF
2019-06-09 16:03
VP unluko :(
2019-06-09 16:03
not unluko, it's proper seeding
2019-06-09 16:41
#93
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Myanmar xdcc
yep, they looked at HLTV rankings most likely. the only other alternative I could see is doing the thing that was in the major(?) I think where players rated teams. #7 fnatic vs Maknitude #68 #14 mousesports vs Virtus.Pro #58 #15 North vs NoChance #57 #17 CR4ZY vs Nordavind #54 #19 Windigo vs Ancient #50 #21 OpTic vs GamerLegion #34 #22 BIG vs Sprout #29 #23 Heroic vs Tricked #27
2019-06-09 17:41
#120
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Germany grabke
Seeding Invited Teams vs. Open Qualifier all the way ! LOL
2019-06-09 22:46
mouz and fnatic will not qualify, u heard it here first.
2019-06-09 16:03
I believe you, brudda
2019-06-09 17:27
Sprout will show that they are the best german team))
2019-06-09 16:04
#34
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Germany Janschik
that is actually true even though i think it's gonna be a pretty intense game
2019-06-09 16:11
+1 gonna be good
2019-06-09 16:11
XANTARES + TabseN > Sprout
2019-06-09 21:18
We'll see
2019-06-09 21:34
ez for gamerlegion
2019-06-09 16:04
Sprout will rekt BUG
2019-06-09 16:04
#99
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Germany NitczkaCS
+1
2019-06-09 17:56
POG
2019-06-09 16:04
#18
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India aj0102
All the best VP!
2019-06-09 16:04
watch BIG lose against sprout
2019-06-09 16:05
#20
JaCkz | 
Europe cArn5
8 Nordic teams tho
2019-06-09 16:05
#21
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Georgia Broozman
rip VP XD
2019-06-09 16:05
EZ4MOUZ
2019-06-09 16:05
#65
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Pakistan LoOuU2
+1
2019-06-09 16:35
#23
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Norway Phancy11
Even eu closed qualifier is more difficult than other minors combined. Eu should get at least 3 spots, maybe even 4.
2019-06-09 16:06
eu minor is more stacket than challenger stage
2019-06-09 16:10
#37
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Myanmar xdcc
last 2 EU minors teams are now 3rd and 4th in the world
2019-06-09 16:12
so its even more stacked than major
2019-06-09 16:20
#25
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Poland Apollo93
RIP VP
2019-06-09 16:07
#27
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Poland Cannabis3k
rip mouz i feel sorry for them :(
2019-06-09 16:08
#48
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Poland Master2235
+1
2019-06-09 16:19
#58
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Nepal askyee
xd
2019-06-09 16:29
#28
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Myanmar xdcc
thats crazy
2019-06-09 16:09
CIS more stacked tbh
2019-06-09 16:09
they really don't want a German team at the home major huh
2019-06-09 16:09
#32
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Poland omgat0r
VP will take this !
2019-06-09 16:10
#33
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Hungary StraYzie
Valiance > CR4ZY The invited teams will go 1-0 maybe North or BIG will choke it
2019-06-09 16:12
#36
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Sweden Trkmag
Mouz - VP Windigo - Ancient bangers justice for EU btw, deserves at least 4 spots
2019-06-09 16:11
#96
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Myanmar xdcc
lets hope north doesnt take 3rd spot again and choke minor playins... but its interesting how 2 that made are now #3 and #4
2019-06-09 17:47
#106
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Sweden Trkmag
Yes, tells you something about the competition here. We have 10 spots in total if you count the minor play-in. Imo we just nuke the play-in and give EU 6 spots, CIS 1, Asia 1 and America 2.
2019-06-09 18:30
#38
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Slovakia S1W0
EZ4VP
2019-06-09 16:13
ez4mouz
2019-06-09 16:18
#43
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Denmark rizc
This qualifier is going to be fucking lit.
2019-06-09 16:14
#44
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Romania cyber8
ANCIENT BEST TEAM IN THIS MINOR LETS GO 💪
2019-06-09 16:14
poor vp lul
2019-06-09 16:15
No chance NoChance
2019-06-09 16:17
Valiance will advance, cr4zy will not
2019-06-09 16:18
EZ4VP but srsly they looks way better against good teams
2019-06-09 16:19
Ez for Nordavind, best Norwegian team featuring experienced veteran Ruben «RUBINO» Villarroel, FaZe stand-in Jørgen «cromen» Robertsen, Danish cannon Jesper «TENZKI» Mikalski, soon to be world #1 Håkon «hallzerk» Fjærli and young headshotmachine Haris «H4RR3» Hadzic.
2019-06-09 16:20
#101
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Norway Triplex02
+1 lets go hallzerk
2019-06-09 18:04
Ez for GamerLegion
2019-06-09 16:21
#54
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Germany BIG2020
Sprout vs BIG LUL
2019-06-09 16:25
ez for VP
2019-06-09 16:26
#57
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Lithuania andy_
Heroic CR4ZY BIG Maknitude mousesports OpTic Windigo NoChance
2019-06-09 16:27
EZ AF 4 GL
2019-06-09 16:31
shit format, 2losses and youre out when 8 advance
2019-06-09 16:31
#74
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Myanmar xdcc
2 losses is what even big tournaments frequently use.
2019-06-09 16:51
but not if 8 advance? u can use double elimination in groups of 4, maybe, big maybe when in groups of 8, or when only 1 or 2 advance (mostly qualifiers)
2019-06-09 18:12
#105
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Myanmar xdcc
there are already 20 bo3 played with double elimination and 1st stage is seeded (idk about others). in katowice closed qualifiers the ones that were supposed to make it did make it hltv.org/events/4125/europe-minor-closed.. maybe i'd put ldlc/heroic over ex-ss. how else would you want it done? round robin in groups of 4 would make it 24 bo3 which is hardly different especially considering that some games for 0-2 teams might not do anything.
2019-06-09 18:33
RIP VP
2019-06-09 16:37
#70
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Turkey fatihero
mouz-BİG-fnatic-North-Sprout-Heroic-CR4ZY-Windigo or gamerlegion
2019-06-09 16:42
#77
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Finland Vkims
Flag checks out
2019-06-09 16:53
#95
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Turkey M@CHINE
Big ha lul Ez For Sprout
2019-06-09 17:44
#126
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Turkey fatihero
Say what ?
2019-06-12 20:46
#127
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Turkey M@CHINE
2019-06-12 21:32
#73
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Brazil gresote
vp kkkkkkkkkk
2019-06-09 16:48
probably the worst opponent for Virtus.pro, unlucky... maybe fnatic worse but no more :(
2019-06-09 16:53
#92
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Myanmar xdcc
their own fault since it looks like its ranking based. #7 fnatic vs Maknitude #68 #14 mousesports vs Virtus.Pro #58 #15 North vs NoChance #57 #17 CR4ZY vs Nordavind #54 #19 Windigo vs Ancient #50 #21 OpTic vs GamerLegion #34 #22 BIG vs Sprout #29 #23 Heroic vs Tricked #27
2019-06-09 17:38
#76
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Liberia tfldx
casters?
2019-06-09 16:53
rip vp
2019-06-09 16:57
#79
who | 
Bulgaria No_1One
Where's Valiance? Lul
2019-06-09 17:05
#86
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Myanmar xdcc
rebranded to cr4zy
2019-06-09 17:30
BIG VS SPROUT :dd EZ FOR ALLAHTARES
2019-06-09 17:07
Such cr4zy matches
2019-06-09 17:14
#83
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Serbia smiley69
Lets go CR4ZY <3
2019-06-09 17:19
#85
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Spain BlaNcoW
Fnatic have a lot of luck
2019-06-09 17:29
#87
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Myanmar xdcc
if its seeded then it makes sense. best ranked team vs worst ranked team (on HLTV)
2019-06-09 17:32
mouz gonna get rekt and blow out fast by VP
2019-06-09 17:33
I think like EU deserves 4 spots for the Major. CIS and Asia should've took 1.
2019-06-09 17:34
#94
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Myanmar xdcc
combine EU+CIS for 4 spots and 2 teams to minor play-ins vs asia&na for 2 extra spots.
2019-06-09 17:43
yeah, i thought about this. Just like in 2014-15. Have no idea why did they removed that.
2019-06-09 17:53
#100
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Myanmar xdcc
ping is not even that much of an issue. and even if it is they can do seperate qualifiers like in americas and asian minors. though if they did 1 qualifier they would need extra round in open quals because it would be 600+ teams
2019-06-09 18:03
#91
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Brazil tiberioz
best qualifier ez. Valiance >>> CR4ZY GO MOUZ <3
2019-06-09 17:35
Snax vs mousesports OOOOF
2019-06-09 17:53
so, how many wins do teams need to qualify for minor ? how far you have to get to play minor?
2019-06-09 18:06
#107
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Myanmar xdcc
2 wins. all games bo3. 2-0 for 1-4th, 2-1 for 5-8th, 1-2 for 9-12th, 0-2 for 13-16th. first rounds are seeded not sure about others. in katowice qualifiers team who lost 2nd game wasnt put in same lower bracket as 1-1 who lost first games but were originally part of the same bracket. so its not like if 4 teams are in same bracket only 2 of them will make it.
2019-06-09 18:39
Thanks buddy, appreciate it
2019-06-09 18:49
need more spot for EU
2019-06-09 18:43
Ez4Astralis
2019-06-09 18:58
#111
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Asia mocity123
RIP VP
2019-06-09 19:22
vp vs mouse .. lul rip
2019-06-09 19:40
VP will get fckd in the ass by mouz...
2019-06-09 19:58
GERMAN DERBY POGCHAMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2019-06-09 20:16
#118
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Brazil CaioOlive
Now compare it to NA Americas Minor closed qualifier and see how unfair it is.
2019-06-09 21:50
#119
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South Africa @FyreCS
Wtf?! Sprout vs. BIG?! EZ 4 Sprout btw
2019-06-09 22:39
Ez for vp
2019-06-10 11:20
If vp don't make it I will drink water
2019-06-10 12:11
GL getting the hardest opponent possible...
2019-06-10 22:26
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