AGO, MAD Lions finalize IEM Katowice Europe closed qualifier list

With the second open qualifier reaching its conclusion, the eight IEM Katowice Europe closed qualifier teams have been decided.

After the four invited teams — including FaZe, G2, and ENCE —, were revealed earlier this week and joined the first open qualifier teams ARCY and Heroic, the second and final open qualifier for IEM Katowice took place.

MAD Lions earned a spot in the closed qualifier by beating North

The most notable names to make it into the top16 were North, MAD Lions, and OG. Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt's team beat SKADE in round-of-16, but were denied a chance to compete in Poland by AGO, who took them down 16-10 on Inferno. AGO then faced Hard Legion in the decider BO3, securing a comfortable 2-0 win (16-5 Inferno, 16-10 Dust2).

On the other side of the bracket, North beat two CIS teams, Nemiga and Gambit Youngsters, to reach the semis, where they encounter their countrymen MAD Lions. In the Danish derby, Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen's team secured a dominant 2-0 victory (16-8 Overpass, 16-4 Mirage) and advanced to the closed qualifier.

Now, all eight teams that will compete in the IEM Katowice Europe closed qualifier are known, with a total of three Polish teams in contention for the three spots at the event on their home soil:

The double-elimination bracket has also been decided, with the initial matches played today according to the following schedule:

18:00 France G2 vs. Poland AGO (BO3)
18:00 Denmark Heroic vs. Denmark MAD Lions (BO3)
18:00 Finland ENCE vs. Poland Illuminar (BO3)
18:00 Europe FaZe vs. Poland ARCY (BO3)

The team list for the $500,000 event in Katowice, Poland will look as follows:

Denmark Astralis
Europe mousesports
France Vitality
Russia Natus Vincere
Sweden NiP
Europe EU Qualifier
Europe EU Qualifier
Europe EU Qualifier
Sweden fnatic
United States Liquid
United States Evil Geniuses
Australia 100 Thieves
Kazakhstan Virtus.pro
North America NA Qualifier
Asia Asia Qualifier
Oceania Oceania Qualifier
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1684
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
#1
draken | 
South Africa zoneku 
First
2020-01-09 12:58
ok
2020-01-09 14:07
Faze in qualifier LUL
2020-01-09 19:02
imagine
2020-01-09 21:15
#50
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Denmark RUZUR 
ONE OF THE GREATEST EXPERIENCES IN LIFE IS ACHIEVING PERSONAL GOALS THAT OTHERS SAID WOULD BE, 'IMPOSSIBLE TO ATTAIN.' BE PROUD OF YOUR SUCCESS AND SHARE YOUR STORY WITH OTHERS!
2020-01-09 14:30
RIP OG
2020-01-09 16:14
#2
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Malta ciORAN_NT 
Good
2020-01-09 12:58
#3
mantuu | 
Finland Niywo 
big ok
2020-01-09 12:58
Nice
2020-01-09 12:58
Illuminar EZ
2020-01-09 12:58
Prof hi
2020-01-09 12:59
If you were actually Margot Robbie and not just a fan this message would mean much more to me
2020-01-09 12:59
don't mention her please
2020-01-09 13:00
Are you fuck you???
2020-01-09 13:02
she is too much for me 😳
2020-01-09 13:03
U see Wolf of Wall Street mennnnnnn
2020-01-09 13:04
yes please stop 😫
2020-01-09 13:08
da fuck?
2020-01-10 15:46
SHE IS PERFECT
2020-01-10 16:30
#17
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Netherlands n0b8m8 
If you were actually a real professor we might consider taking your posts seriously
2020-01-09 13:04
reported
2020-01-09 13:06
+1
2020-01-09 15:25
#68
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Spain N0Love 
Big ooof
2020-01-09 18:30
#9
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Albania Number1awper 
OG Noob team!
2020-01-09 13:00
Faze too
2020-01-09 14:03
#10
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United States AproximateCS 
FaZe got the best bracket. To ez
2020-01-09 13:00
#12
RpK | 
France pol44r 
Rip OG
2020-01-09 13:01
G2, FaZe and Heroic takes the spots
2020-01-09 13:01
+1
2020-01-09 13:22
TaZ will wreck Niko
2020-01-09 13:28
#18
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United States WilsonDS 
Pretty dumb that there is only one na qualifier spot and there are 3 for eu
2020-01-09 13:04
Because EU is superior
2020-01-09 13:11
#25
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Australia vamped 
Other than liquid and EG what other NA teams deserve a spot over 3 EU teams?
2020-01-09 13:15
#64
chrisJ | 
Poland Chiirs 
Look at his badge. Anyway C9 can still make it through Na qualifer.
2020-01-09 16:34
lmao stoopid
2020-01-09 13:17
#27
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
Bcause Katowice is in EU ?
2020-01-09 13:17
#35
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Poland Julka 
What's dumb about that? I guess all 3 teams that will qualify are better than any team from NA qualifier
2020-01-09 13:33
#44
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North America FutureOfNA 
Sorry but C9>G2 and I have proof so you can’t change my mind
2020-01-09 14:03
give the proof
2020-01-09 16:24
They won the only match between the two teams, but rn i think g2>c9 (if not EU>NA)
2020-01-09 17:24
Bruh, take a look at the top50 teams: 80% from EU, 10% from CIS, 7% from NA/SA, 3% from Asia/Oceania
2020-01-09 13:44
EU bestest, rest pretty bad
2020-01-09 13:57
#19
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Ukraine TBOY(2) 
GJ for Mad Lions
2020-01-09 13:06
#21
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Europe AimbotMelvin 
OG lmao
2020-01-09 13:07
Axaxaaxxaxax
2020-01-09 13:11
#28
sh1ro | 
Taiwan Mafuuyu 
lmfao OG
2020-01-09 13:19
Maybe we will finally see Polish team in main event xd
2020-01-09 13:28
AGO kkkkkkkk
2020-01-09 13:29
AGO>OG GOD mhL
2020-01-09 13:30
#58
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Poland Pete229 
mhl sexy af btw
2020-01-09 15:25
ye but my love is vegi
2020-01-09 16:17
BIG eliminated ?
2020-01-09 13:34
#47
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Germany Neckarstadion 
Didn't participate
2020-01-09 14:24
#52
Golden | 
Switzerland Titan)) 
BIG destroyed dont listen to german below you
2020-01-09 14:37
#66
rain | 
Slovakia timky 
BIG participated in 1st open qualifier (where Heroic and ARCY got through) and they finished 3rd-4th.. I believe it was played with old roster , because it was early in december.
2020-01-09 16:38
#38
REAL | 
Spain deBurrows 
MAD Lions destroying North.
2020-01-09 13:45
Damn really wanted to see ence vs og 😓
2020-01-09 13:49
Over OG lol
2020-01-09 13:54
ago is looking good tbh mhl>zywhoo
2020-01-09 13:55
2 team from danish, 2 from Polands = 2 quals.
2020-01-09 14:06
Tbf they are dominating in tier 2
2020-01-09 14:25
BIG HOW IS LOOSING NEMINGA I DONT KNOW
2020-01-09 14:26
lol 3 spots EU 1 NA ok, lets say EU go with FaZe, ENCE and G2 and NA is very likely C9 is gonna win as they've been showing really good cs plus 1 map advantage on the bo5 but either OG or MIBR would have qualified if it was 2 spots for NA instead of 1 and honestly, I would rather either MIBR or OG than G2 any fucking day
2020-01-09 14:35
You know that OG is EU, right?
2020-01-09 15:31
meant coL im cooked
2020-01-09 20:40
and OG didn't even make it through the open qualifier, they lost to AGO
2020-01-09 20:23
#53
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Poland Prz3m05 
Let's go Poland
2020-01-09 14:43
i want polish team in Katowice
2020-01-09 14:45
#55
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Hong Kong hkmusashi 
pasha london gym
2020-01-09 14:50
#56
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Norway birbbI 
ape sex deserved spot
2020-01-09 15:03
#60
floppy | 
Indonesia raesvg 
I really hope one of the polish team will take the major trophy
2020-01-09 16:04
xd
2020-01-09 20:16
EZ 4 GOD HUNDEN
2020-01-09 16:38
RIP OG
2020-01-09 20:16
#75
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
expected
2020-01-10 08:26
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