mousesports overcome OpTic, North edge out Ancient for Europe Minor slot

After losing the first map, mousesports bounced back to take the series over OpTic 2-1, while North pulled off comebacks on both Nuke and Overpass to take down Ancient. Both winners are now qualified for the Europe Minor.

OpTic and mousesports clashed in the third upper-bracket quarter-final after taking down Virtus.pro and GamerLegion, respectively, on the first day. The series started on Mirage, mousesports' pick, where Finn "karrigan" Andersen's men did take a 4-2 lead on the T side despite losing the pistol, but struggled significantly after that. mousesports' IGL spent the majority of the half without a kill while Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen dominated on the other side, helping OpTic to a 10-5 half with his opening frags.

After the switch, Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen and OpTic's yet-to-be-announced player Rene "TeSeS" Madsen combined with two kills apiece to claim the pistol, only for mousesports to reply with a force buy and bring the score back to 11-8. However, the Danes went back to their winning way after that and closed the map out with five consecutive T rounds, 16-8.

OpTic caused some problems, but mousesports secured a convincing win in the end

OpTic kept their momentum into the second map, bouncing back from a pistol round loss to take a 5-1 lead on the T-side of Nuke. The European mixture finally stopped the bleeding as Chris "chrisJ" de Jong picked up a quad-kill, and they built on that, chaining nine rounds in a row, Robin "ropz" Kool's ace and 3K at the end of that run helping their effort significantly. karrigan's men lost the second half pistol, but got back in the driving seat with crisp Deagle headshots on the following force buy. With their significant economic advantage, they closed out the map 16-8.

It all came down to Inferno as the decider, where mousesports were bullying their opponents from the start. Playing on the defensive side, the European mixture went up 9-0 with Özgür "woxic" Eker sitting on an 11K-1D scoreline. OpTic won a round to spoil their opponents' perfect streak, but they only managed two rounds in total before switching to CT (13-2). The start of the second half was scrappy, but the massive lead allowed mousesports to close out the map quickly, 16-4, and qualify for the Europe Minor.

 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 48 - 48 0 73.1 1.00
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Alirefrezh 39 - 49 -10 61.4 0.82
Denmark Rene 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS 35 - 48 -13 60.8 0.81
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 32 - 50 -18 53.4 0.79
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 32 - 53 -21 59.6 0.68
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 55 - 38 +17 82.8 1.27
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 49 - 36 +13 75.1 1.24
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 51 - 35 +16 83.0 1.21
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 44 - 35 +9 72.1 1.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 49 - 42 +7 78.8 1.12

In the final quarter-final, another Danish team was in action, North. Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså and co. defeated NoChance in their opening match, and they now faced Ancient, who managed to upset Windigo earlier.

Nuke started the series, where North won the pistol, but lost the second round to Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun's hat trick of frags. Ancient used that to build early momentum while North only got back on track after a force buy win, chaining four together to make the score 7-4. The Swedes still finished the half with a convincing lead, 10-5, before Jakob "JUGi" Hansen's quad-kill on the pistol inspired the comeback from North. With Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye and Philip "aizy" Aistrup waking up on the defensive side, they started stringing rounds together and completed the comeback, 16-14.

Two CT-side comebacks secured North a place at the Minor

Overpass was a similar story, North took a 5-1 lead off the back of the T-side pistol win, but struggled to breach the defenses of William "draken" Sundin and co. in the rifle rounds. After the good start, valde's men only mustered one more T round, finishing the half 9-6 down. Ancient built on that by winning the pistol (13-6), but again faltered at the final hurdle. North held their defenses strong and picked up 10 out of the next 11 rounds to win Overpass 16-14 and take the series 2-0.

 Ancient K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buöfreddieb 45 - 38 +7 82.8 1.18
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 41 - 43 -2 75.7 0.99
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 35 - 33 +2 61.8 0.98
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetundisco doplan 36 - 42 -6 71.8 0.96
Sweden Alfred 'RuStY' KarlssonRuStY 27 - 43 -16 59.3 0.76
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 45 - 32 +13 77.0 1.22
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 42 - 37 +5 87.4 1.19
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 47 - 37 +10 74.6 1.17
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 34 - 40 -6 66.1 0.93
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 31 - 38 -7 55.2 0.86

With these results, four out of the eight Europe Minor teams have been found:

Serbia CR4ZY
Europe mousesports
Europe Closed Qualifier
Europe Closed Qualifier
Sweden fnatic
Denmark North
Europe Closed Qualifier
Europe Closed Qualifier
Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
902
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
797
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetun
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
884
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
550
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1259
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1364
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1438
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
805
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Denmark Rene 'TeSeS' Madsen
Rene 'TeSeS' Madsen
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
207
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1484
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
804
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
639
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1242
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
Sugar | 
Europe Daddy! 
Nice, GG to all the teams.
2019-06-12 00:50
#2
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Europe fjallraven 
EZ4WOXIC
2019-06-12 00:50
#37
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Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2019-06-12 07:09
#50
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Philippines DragonsDesire 
Ez4Frozen
2019-06-12 12:40
#5
JD | 
Poland Banzanic 
veri nc
2019-06-12 00:51
Unlucko
2019-06-12 02:46
#38
Khaos | 
Sweden Unluko 
Nice try, Ancient!
2019-06-12 07:31
don't worry they got this in the next round
2019-06-12 12:37
#3
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United States Glowstickgamer 
Cool.
2019-06-12 00:51
Mouz is gonna make the major playoffs.
2019-06-12 00:51
#25
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United Kingdom zakariin 
Couldn't you have just edited your original?
2019-06-12 01:10
Yeah, but it's just been one of those days.
2019-06-12 01:25
Watch out the forum police is here ;)
2019-06-12 02:12
#26
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Estonia ropz_bestest 
i hope, me want more ropz stickers
2019-06-12 01:11
Unlucky for ancient :(
2019-06-12 00:51
they still have a chance
2019-06-12 00:55
Yeah they are probably heavy favourites against tricked
2019-06-12 00:56
k0nfig bottom frag ahhahahaha
2019-06-12 00:51
#7
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Denmark CRAM3R 
North, the kings of the north and the comebacks. GG Swedes
2019-06-12 00:51
#8
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Romania cyber8 
Ancient ;( But still they will crush Tricked tomorrow
2019-06-12 00:51
ancient cuckolds!
2019-06-12 00:58
#22
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Romania cyber8 
Well sorry to tell you but these cuckolds will get their revenge against North and also qualify for the major. Plopski>Brollan btw
2019-06-12 01:00
#47
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Sweden Zaser5 
True
2019-06-12 11:46
#9
xccurate | 
Indonesia k1yo_ 
Gz
2019-06-12 00:51
#10
bottle | 
Asia Ace_Y 
lol wrong niko After the switch, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and OpTic's yet-to-be-announced player Rene "TeSeS" Madsen combined with two kill apiece to claim the pisto
2019-06-12 00:51
#12
suNny | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
JUST godJ
2019-06-12 00:51
#13
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Bosnia and Herzegovina FarisBasic 
Nikola "NiKo" Kovač...FaZe.
2019-06-12 00:52
#14
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Poland Kain_aj 
Wrong Niko
2019-06-12 00:52
#15
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United States gtmaniacmda 
It all came down to Inferno as the decider, where mousesports were bullying their opponents from the start. Playing on the defensive side, the European mixture went up 9-0 with Özgür "woxic" Eker sitting on an 11K-1D scoreline. North won a round to spoil their opponents' perfect streak, but they only managed two rounds in total before switching to CT (13-2). The start of the second half was scrappy, but the massive lead allowed mousesports to close out the map quickly, 16-4, and qualify for the Europe Minor. North played Ancient and Mousesports at the same time? w0w In the final quarter-final, another Danish team was in action, North. Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså and co. defeated North in their opening match, and they faced Ancient who managed to upset Windigo. And they also beat North. Ancient built on that by winning the pistol (13-8), but again faltered at the final hurdle. North held their defenses strong and picked up 10 out of the next 11 rounds to win Overpass 16-14 and take the series 2-0. I think you meant 13-6, not 13-8.
2019-06-12 00:55
Expected. Expected x2.
2019-06-12 00:57
#21
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France J0riS 
If you told me in 2015 that fnatic would have to play an online qualifier I wouldnt believe it FeelsBadMan
2019-06-12 00:59
#23
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Sweden Lagge15 
With Xizt, Krimz, JW and Twist in the lineup...
2019-06-12 01:02
FeelsBadMan
2019-06-12 01:18
#31
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Poland Sad_Boy 
If we could back times...
2019-06-12 01:26
#35
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United States Jammin800k 
Pretty sure you would if I added "in 2019"
2019-06-12 05:14
Kick RuStY ffs
2019-06-12 01:09
teses who the fuck r u
2019-06-12 01:20
#29
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Poland Sad_Boy 
Ez for god ropz
2019-06-12 01:22
#34
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China KensonS 
ez for onlineJ
2019-06-12 03:59
#36
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
Poor k0nfig...from top 10 player to bottom fragging in online qualifiers against tier 2.5. No one suffered worse than him after the Danish shuffle. Became too Americanized and lost all hope.
2019-06-12 05:19
#40
suNny | 
Germany beerbear 
calling mouz tier 2.5 lmao flair checks out
2019-06-12 08:38
#42
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Turkey Samsun85 
Mouz is tier 1 team you boon.
2019-06-12 08:54
#44
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
lol, what?
2019-06-12 10:19
#45
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Iceland fatboislim 
Lmao
2019-06-12 10:57
#52
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Turkey Samsun85 
On paper this lineup is a tier 1 team you nerds.
2019-06-12 13:00
#53
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Iceland fatboislim 
''On paper'' lmfao
2019-06-12 13:09
#54
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Turkey Samsun85 
New Team lol... Stupid.
2019-06-12 13:13
#59
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Iceland fatboislim 
g2 superteam
2019-06-12 19:13
#39
World yjen 
Draken minor champ
2019-06-12 07:36
#41
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Turkey OdunKafaYT 
Wtf
2019-06-12 08:50
#43
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Europe dip6o 
Godsent struggle all over again
2019-06-12 09:09
Jugi under Valde POG
2019-06-12 11:42
#48
sergej | 
Turkey kebaboi 
ez
2019-06-12 12:27
Niko left faze for this lmao
2019-06-12 12:44
Ez wins btw
2019-06-12 13:47
#56
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Denmark Snakebye 
I easiest win ever
2019-06-12 14:03
No one mentions that Valde is TOPFRAGGER for North, and everyone has been bashing him for falling down in the fragging department since becoming IGL. So I guess that is a good show for him especially :) Congrats to both teams for qualifying.
2019-06-12 16:53
Is no chance out or do they still have a chance ;)
2019-06-12 17:56
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