CR4ZY, fnatic secure Europe Minor spots

CR4ZY and fnatic have booked their spot at the Europe Minor after securing victories in the upper-bracket quarter-finals of the closed qualifier.

After taking down Tricked in the previous round, Heroic set up a match with CR4ZY, who previously defeated Nordavind, with the winner earning a spot at the Europe Minor.

Heroic and CR4ZY began their quarter-final matchup on Dust2, with Nemanja "huNter" Kovač picking up a triple-kill in the opening pistol, as the European mixture cruised to a 6-2 lead. Heroic hit back with numerous fast-paced executes to turn the half around, however, leading 9-6 at the halfway mark. After the switch, CR4ZY wreaked havoc on the Terrorist side, hitting match point swiftly. The Danes' resilience surfaced in the face of defeat, going on to secure five rounds in a row to force overtime, and eventually take the map 19-16.

EspiranTo ended the series with 66 kills

Mirage followed, where CR4ZY got off to another great start, attaining a 7-1 lead on the offensive side. Heroic eventually found their footing on the map after stealing a round back with only pistols purchased, claiming four of the next six rounds to pull the half back to a respectable 9-6 scoreline. CR4ZY kicked it up a gear on the defence, though, locking down the map 16-11 to level the series at one apiece.

Inferno played host to the decider, with the first half going down to the wire. An Rokas "EspiranTo" Milasauskas triple-kill in the final round of the half gave CR4ZY a narrow 8-7 advantage as the teams swap sides. Heroic took the pistol and followed it up with an additional two rounds to take a 10-8 lead; however, with money in the bank, CR4ZY's firepower proved too much for the Danes, as they secured the map and booked their spot at the Europe Minor.

 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 61 - 55 +6 73.8 1.10
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' BremerblameF 48 - 56 -8 65.4 0.97
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 52 - 66 -14 74.2 0.95
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 53 - 62 -9 67.2 0.93
Denmark Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' SillassenNaToSaphiX 52 - 56 -4 50.9 0.85
 CR4ZY K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 64 - 50 +14 79.2 1.21
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 66 - 52 +14 78.0 1.19
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter' KovačhuNter 60 - 61 -1 80.8 1.14
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' TanićLETN1 58 - 56 +2 72.5 1.07
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' SihvoottoNd 47 - 47 0 57.1 0.96

The second quarter-final of the day saw fnatic, who defeated Maknitude on day one of the closed qualifier, take on BIG, who edged out Sprout.

BIG looked to have got off to a flying start on Overpass with a 3-0 lead. However, as fnatic got rifles in hand, they put up 10 of the next 11 rounds, with the German side managing to claim the final round of the half at 10-5. The second half saw Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin, who dominated in the opening fifteen rounds, continue his commanding performance, closing out the map 16-10, with a 1.61 rating and 100 ADR.

KRIMZ topped the scoreboard together with Brollan

Fatih "gob b" Dayik and his squad kicked off Nuke with four rounds in reply to fnatic's pistol round victory, but fell flat to Simon "twist" Eliasson's AWP going forward. The Swedish AWPer opened up consecutive rounds for fnatic as they took a 6-4 lead. BIG regained composure and control towards the end of the half, locking out the Terrorist side repeatedly to attain a 9-6 scoreline at the mid-way point. fnatic would not yield, however, as they displayed a defensive masterclass in the second half, conceding only a single round on their way to a 16-10 victory.

 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 44 - 39 +5 84.7 1.19
Germany Denis 'denis' Howelldenis 38 - 41 -3 69.8 0.92
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 29 - 39 -10 68.1 0.88
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 24 - 34 -10 57.1 0.81
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 25 - 40 -15 55.5 0.69
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 46 - 28 +18 90.0 1.42
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 52 - 30 +22 85.6 1.42
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 34 - 29 +5 73.7 1.09
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 33 - 40 -7 80.6 0.97
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 28 - 34 -6 62.9 0.87

With CR4ZY and fnatic qualifying for the Europe Minor, only six spots remain for the next stage, two of which will be decided tonight with mousesports taking on OpTic and Ancient competing against North.

The current qualified teams for the Europe Minor, which will run from July 17-21, are as follows:

Serbia CR4ZY
Europe Closed Qualifier
Europe Closed Qualifier
Europe Closed Qualifier
Sweden fnatic
Europe Closed Qualifier
Europe Closed Qualifier
Europe Closed Qualifier
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
497
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
880
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
961
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1172
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
#1
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France edrissM 
ok
2019-06-11 22:49
#8
easy | 
Finland ENCEL 
thats crazy
2019-06-11 22:52
#11
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Austria shaakeh 
yes bois
2019-06-11 22:55
Cr4zy stickers so bad
2019-06-11 23:20
#28
Khaos | 
Sweden Unluko 
Easy for fnatic!
2019-06-12 07:25
#29
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Serbia DjoKax 
Ez4CR4ZY
2019-06-12 10:28
#2
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Norway Nordavind 
Nicr
2019-06-11 22:49
#3
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Poland Frytekooo 
nice
2019-06-11 22:49
#4
Valiance | 
Myanmar xdcc 
ez4valiance
2019-06-11 22:49
#5
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Latvia latvianguy 
ez4espiranto and valiance and ez4brollan and fnatic and congrats to everyone else too.
2019-06-11 22:50
espi and nexa saved us on inferno
2019-06-11 22:53
cr FOUR zy
2019-06-11 22:50
#7
Valiance | 
Myanmar xdcc 
its a fine line between cr4zy and geniu5 (as in 5 players 😎👌)
2019-06-11 22:52
6imli the dwarf
2019-06-11 23:46
Espiranto stepping up again for the worst rebranding
2019-06-11 22:55
He is been playing amazing since the end of the may. Maybe old espi is coming back
2019-06-11 22:58
Expected
2019-06-11 22:59
#14
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Norway Ludvic 
cr4zy... everything is same except the name
2019-06-11 23:01
yeah
2019-06-11 23:02
#23
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Serbia Niddzaa 
And logo
2019-06-11 23:28
Good job!
2019-06-11 23:01
GOD CR4ZY
2019-06-11 23:03
#19
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Yugoslavia KaLuOP 
#LetsGoCR4ZY
2019-06-11 23:21
#20
s1mple | 
Turkey huberez 
Feel sorry for Xanti
2019-06-11 23:22
So happy for espi that he is playing better. It is very good for his confidence. Hope to see him play close like this at the minor!
2019-06-11 23:24
#22
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
BIG disapointing
2019-06-11 23:26
Rip xantares. He is trying to step up with gob b and denis in same team
2019-06-11 23:31
Espiranto positive game
2019-06-11 23:38
#27
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Cr4zy very ugly logo, please change before stickers :o
2019-06-12 07:18
#30
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Europe HLTV_Incel 
3Z 4 CR4ZY 😎😎😎
2019-06-12 12:38
wow thats cr4zy
2019-06-12 12:38
Ok now lose it! Ahaha! Go Cr4zy ahahah!
2019-06-12 16:48
go cr4zy #dontfakeit
2019-06-16 06:04
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