DreamHack Winter EU closed qualifier set to start

The European closed qualifier for DreamHack Open Winter is about to start, with eight teams set to duke it out for a spot at the $100,000 tournament.

The open qualifier came to a close on Saturday, with Heretics, Nordavind, Ambush and Copenhagen Flames all advancing to the closed stage to join four invitees, including two teams currently in the top 20 in Tricked and North.

Nicklas "gade" Gade's troops, who come off a 9th-12h place finish at StarSeries i-League Season 8, face a stern test in the first bracket round against Heretics, who recently completed their roster with the signing of ex-LDLC member David "devoduvek" Dobrosavljevic.

North will face Heretics in the first round of the qualifier

Another quarter-final contest that could turn out to be quite entertaining will be the one pitting Sprout (No.23) against Nordavind (No.76). The German side have been licking their wounds after finishing 0-3 in the ESL Pro League group stage despite taking a map off all opponents, but will need to be wary of the threat posed by the Norwegians, who reached this stage following close wins over Gambit Youngsters and maquinas.

Below you can find the first round match-ups:

Denmark Tricked vs. Denmark Ambush
Germany Sprout vs. Norway Nordavind
Poland Virtus.pro vs. Denmark Copenhagen Flames
Denmark North vs. France Heretics

The winner of the closed qualifier will secure direct entry into DreamHack Open Winter, which will take place from November 29 through December 1, joining five invitees and the two other qualified teams, SJ and Marskalk, at the $100,000 competition.

France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevic
David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevic
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
582
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
650
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#3
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Poland friendlySeb 
GO VP! You can do it.
2019-10-27 10:55
#5
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Sweden Unluko 
North wtf
2019-10-27 10:55
#6
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Poland friendlySeb 
VP can beat North.
2019-10-27 10:56
#9
Snax | 
Europe Krychaaaa 
VP can beat everyone if they want and thats a fact.
2019-10-27 11:00
Except for Tricked lmao
2019-10-27 11:01
#18
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Poland Hanse 
+1 Tricked is new VPs archenemy
2019-10-27 11:26
#20
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Poland doxa2137 
tricked is new fnatic for vp
2019-10-27 11:38
True but -kuben pls
2019-10-27 11:02
#14
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Poland friendlySeb 
Tricked will be a hard one as always but who knows.
2019-10-27 11:05
#4
masq | 
Czech Republic Puget1 
unexpected
2019-10-27 10:55
#7
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France MatIsInside 
4 Denmark teams ((((
2019-10-27 10:56
#8
Snax | 
Europe Krychaaaa 
EZ4VP
2019-10-27 11:00
Go heretics !
2019-10-27 11:02
I BELIEVE NORDAVIND Gods RUBINO and Cromen will carry.
2019-10-27 11:03
GOD RUBINO WITH HIS BEARD
2019-10-27 11:22
RUBINO = Budget Semmler
2019-10-27 15:48
#15
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Sweden meistr0 
Lets go Heretics!!
2019-10-27 11:08
#16
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Poland JZFBEAST 
ez for hunden
2019-10-27 11:10
Lets go Sprout!
2019-10-27 11:29
Nords got so much talent but fail to capitalize on it. VP is back, and heretics look ready to challenge. Then you got north....why?
2019-10-27 12:19
nice
2019-10-27 12:35
#24
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Germany Tagesschau 
easy sprout
2019-10-27 14:27
tagga dh bois
2019-10-27 15:09
#28
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Denmark HuntDK 
*Danish DH open qual..
2019-10-27 17:29
#29
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African Union mikecool 
ez north?
2019-10-27 19:12
#30
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Brazil hugoooo 
Denmark vs Europe
2019-10-27 21:38
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