DreamHack Masters Malmö closed qualifiers set to start

The brackets for the Europe and North America DreamHack Masters Malmö closed qualifiers have been determined, with matches set to begin in short order.

The eight-team closed qualifiers will utilize a double-elimination best-of-three bracket, with only a single side from each region earning a spot at DreamHack Masters Malmö.

Unicorns of Love, Spirit, FATE, and GamerLegion were the four teams that topped the Europe open qualifier, earning themselves spots in the closed stage of the tournament.The teams have a rough road ahead of them as two of the invited sides have recently returned from strong showings at the StarLadder Major, with mousesports and CR4ZY entering as the top two seeds.

mousesports will look to earn a spot in Malmö

The remaining invited teams are no pushover either, with Tricked and a new-look Heroic that features the addition of Johannes "⁠b0RUP⁠" Borup and the return of Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer rounding out the team list.

The first-round matchups in the Europe closed qualifier are:

Europe mousesports vs. Bulgaria FATE
Denmark Tricked vs. Sweden GamerLegion
Denmark Heroic vs. Russia Spirit
Serbia CR4ZY vs. Germany Unicorns of Love

As the two invited teams, eUnited and Envy enter the North America closed qualifier as the top seeds. The latter team will debut with Ryan "⁠ryann⁠" Welsh, a player who was reportedly in talks to join the team on a permanent basis last week.

The other two invited sides, Complexity and Renegades, dropped out of the running at the start of the day, leading to the North America open qualifier playing out with a slight tweak — six teams would advance from the open qualifier to the closed stage instead of four, with the losers of the quarter-final matchups battling in a lower bracket for the two extra slots.

Sharks edged past TeamOne to advance to the closed stage

The tweaked format saw the majority of favoured sides able to advance, including Swole Patrol, ATK, and Sharks, who recently completed their move to NA after adding Ignacio "⁠meyern⁠" Meyer and Luca "⁠Luken⁠" Nadotti.

Luminosity were not so lucky as their new addition, Felipe "⁠skullz⁠" Medeiros, had a rough welcome to North America, scoring his lowest rating to date following a loss to Stay Frosty in the round of 16.

The opening matchups for North America are:

United States eUnited vs. United States Monstars
Brazil Sharks vs. United States ATK
United States Swole Patrol vs. United States Stay Frosty
United States Envy vs. United States Divine

Troubles for the North America qualifier didn't end there however, as tweets from Stay Frosty's Michael "⁠agM⁠" Abood and Party Astronauts' Brenden "⁠stellar⁠" McGrath indicate that their teams, alongside Monstars, may be unable to play.

United States Michael 'agM' Abood
Michael 'agM' Abood
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
134
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.10
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
340
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1210
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1041
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Argentina Luca 'Luken' Nadotti
Luca 'Luken' Nadotti
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
189
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Brazil Felipe 'skullz' Medeiros
Felipe 'skullz' Medeiros
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
140
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Ryan 'ryann' Welsh
Ryan 'ryann' Welsh
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
644
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
United States Brenden 'stellar' McGrath
Brenden 'stellar' McGrath
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
427
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Wow
2019-09-11 08:31
#3
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United States me_0_major
f5
2019-09-11 08:32
mouz in qualifier omegalul
2019-09-11 11:59
Stay frosty > LG. Yikes
2019-09-11 19:48
#7
BOOBIE | 
India Women
finally some good cs...
2019-09-11 08:33
#2
trk | 
Brazil NahT_
EZ Sharks
2019-09-11 08:32
EZ 4 Mouz and GOD Karrigan
2019-09-11 08:33
nice exciyred
2019-09-11 08:33
nice
2019-09-11 08:33
Ez4mouz
2019-09-11 08:33
#10
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Argentina Cushiion
Ez MEYERN
2019-09-11 08:36
#11
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Brazil bandicoot
thats the gayest org ive ever seen rofl
2019-09-11 08:38
Who is Envy's 5th ? Edit - nvm got it.
2019-09-11 08:44
The difference between EU and NA level is a giant gap
2019-09-11 09:01
#14
OK | 
Albania Edjon
+1
2019-09-11 09:12
EU qual wasted spots... Crazy v mouz final
2019-09-11 09:34
If you don't want to take the chance and skip one day at your job / call in sick and take the heat. You don't want to be a professional player. It says a lot about priorities. And it's fine to not want to be a pro and skip the qualifier due to work. But if someone wants to be a pro then"I have a job" is a terrible excuse.
2019-09-11 09:36
The NA qualifier doesn't have any good teams, the EU qualifier has Mouz, CR4ZY and Heroic. One of the three should have been in the NA qualifier to go destroy the competition.
2019-09-11 09:43
Not inviting mouz directly Gj dreamhack
2019-09-11 10:47
+1 , ESL did it too
2019-09-11 11:10
ez
2019-09-11 11:46
Go Sharks
2019-09-11 13:13
EU streams?
2019-09-11 14:03
cool
2019-09-11 15:22
Mibr?
2019-09-17 00:34
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