Dignitas, BIG move on to EU Minor closed qualifier

Dignitas and BIG are through to the closed qualifier for the Europe Minor after coming through the first open bracket.

In a display of poise and maturity, Dignitas were able to live up to the hype surrounding their line-up as they finished top-two in the grueling open bracket in their first tournament.

The reunion of the old NiP gang was a moment to celebrate, but the player who had everyone talking was Håkon "⁠hallzerk⁠" Fjærli. The Norwegian AWPer, formerly of Nordavind, was in incredible form on the last day of the qualifier as he topped the scoreboard in the triple-overtime affair against GamerLegion and in the three-map series against Sprout to send Dignitas to the closed stage.

hallzerk averaged a 1.35 rating in the final stages of the qualifier

The other side of the bracket culminated in a nail-biting series between Complexity, another team with lofty expectations on their shoulders, and BIG, who are riding the wave of their DreamHack Leipzig success.

Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer's troops, who had scraped past SKADE in the quarter-final stage, took the lead in the series with a solid Mirage performance before Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş came to BIG's rescue with some stellar play on Inferno and Dust2, two maps where Complexity could not even hit double digits.

The closed qualifier for the Europe Minor will run from March 7-8, with eight spots at the $50,000 event on offer. The team list currently looks as follows:

Sweden fnatic
Sweden NiP
Denmark Heroic
Denmark MAD Lions
Sweden Dignitas
Europe EU qualifier #2
Europe EU qualifier #3
Europe EU qualifier #4
Europe GODSENT
Europe OG
Spain Movistar Riders
France Heretics
Germany BIG
Europe EU qualifier #2
Europe EU qualifier #3
Europe EU qualifier #4

The qualifying process for the Minor will continue on Tuesday with the second open bracket. Teams can sign up for that tournament and for the next two by clicking the links below:

Open Qualifier #2 (February 4-5) - Register
Open Qualifier #3 (February 8-9) - Register
Open Qualifier #4 (February 12-13) - Register

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1219
KPR:
0.84
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Norway Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
360
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
501
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.15
BRAZIL WE ARE COMING 🚒🚒🚒🚒🚓
2020-02-02 01:38
BRAZIL BRAZIL WE ARE GOING TO BRAZIL 🔪🔪🔪
2020-02-02 01:39
#16
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Poland Repo_is_fit 
Lucky Jermans
2020-02-02 01:42
Jermans got XANTARES instead of Özil this time.
2020-02-02 01:45
#25
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Poland Repo_is_fit 
Yes, and Tabsen Wodarz instead of Klose
2020-02-02 01:47
#32
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Sweden wtf_men 
who cars about jermans when there's a crazy norwegian in dignitas hallzerk_1_KONGE_s0mple_0_KONGE
2020-02-02 01:55
#37
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World breezy0 
hallzerk he is the north european player but the dignitas he is the norwegian stars
2020-02-02 02:08
+1
2020-02-02 02:25
#49
fat | 
United Kingdom zakariin 
sì ingles?
2020-02-02 03:11
#69
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Sweden kenan19991204 
U mean swedish legends
2020-02-02 10:53
+1
2020-02-02 04:12
it was Kroos give some credit to that guy
2020-02-02 22:34
Let’s goooooooooo
2020-02-02 01:43
OMG they're hungry ahhahahahahahah
2020-02-02 01:46
#24
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Brazil cotoadriano 
Last time germans came to Brazil to compete with us it didn't end well...
2020-02-02 01:46
I remember :D
2020-02-02 02:06
#66
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Ivory Coast tyndlort 
Well, not yet.they´ll have to get trough the closed first
2020-02-02 10:15
#8
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Netherlands Bogdanoff 
😙🚬🌿💨 <-- me rn
2020-02-02 01:41
BIG + ESL One = ez final Quick maths
2020-02-02 01:42
ez4OGivas
2020-02-02 01:42
GJ Dignitas!
2020-02-02 01:39
#3
f0rest | 
Serbia dankoBGD 
Ez for BIG DIG
2020-02-02 01:39
#14
zAAz | 
Europe EssoNr 
Thats a BIG DIG (no homo)
2020-02-02 01:42
ez
2020-02-02 01:39
#31
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Japan FuscIsBlack 
Let's go DIG ESL One
2020-02-02 01:51
#6
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Netherlands Bogdanoff 
Cool
2020-02-02 01:40
EZ4BIG BIG ERA 2020
2020-02-02 01:41
+1
2020-02-02 01:42
+2
2020-02-02 01:43
+3
2020-02-02 01:46
+4
2020-02-02 02:59
+5
2020-02-02 06:46
#71
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Indonesia Namesk1Y 
+36
2020-02-02 10:55
#9
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World breezy0 
BIG DIG ez
2020-02-02 01:41
#87
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Germany nachoCrunch 
underrated comment
2020-02-02 16:09
#93
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World breezy0 
ty))
2020-02-02 16:38
#10
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Turkey xxxjet3 
Big , Fnatic , Mad Lions gonna make it i believe
2020-02-02 01:41
#12
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Colombia MonstarX 
Next qualifier, Complexity and Sprout will Qualify
2020-02-02 01:41
I think sprout won’t qualify But complexity could be
2020-02-02 01:43
#27
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Turkey ok4N__ 
they will maybe 2 maybe 3 maybe 4th qual. but they will
2020-02-02 01:46
#29
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World breezy0 
they would've beaten dignitas if they hadn't fucked up inferno, don't see a reason why they won't
2020-02-02 01:49
#20
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Turkey b3rkt4s 
I want to see BIG in major, open the way
2020-02-02 01:44
#22
valde | 
Denmark QBE_ 
Hopefully COL gets through the next one
2020-02-02 01:46
I think they'll get there, 3 more chances
2020-02-02 03:01
#48
valde | 
Denmark QBE_ 
2* they will dodge the 3rd one i think cuz of Blast
2020-02-02 03:05
Oh yeah forgot
2020-02-02 03:20
#28
stinx | 
Sweden günT 
man felt so good watching the squad back together. miss fiffy tho :/
2020-02-02 01:47
#51
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Hungary raffai 
He is the coach
2020-02-02 03:48
+1
2020-02-02 06:47
#73
stinx | 
Sweden günT 
yeah welĺ he wasn't in the first two years of csgo, right?
2020-02-02 11:23
#92
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Hungary raffai 
what
2020-02-02 16:31
#94
stinx | 
Sweden günT 
i'm aware he's the coach but i still miss the original lineup
2020-02-02 16:54
#95
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Hungary raffai 
If he would play instead of hallzerk , DIG wouldn't be able to achieve anything
2020-02-02 16:58
#98
stinx | 
Sweden günT 
not relevant to what i said
2020-02-02 17:02
Fifflaren will coach them to victory, Hopefully xizt can stfu and let someone with a brain do strats and mapveto.
2020-02-02 16:00
#89
stinx | 
Sweden günT 
seriously tho, how tactically knowledgeable is fifflaren nowadays? watching cs now is basically a whole different game than 7-8 years ago
2020-02-02 16:20
Honestly, it doesnt really matter. He cant have worse tactics then xizt. God i do not enjoy xizt.
2020-02-02 17:02
#103
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Sweden qiziz 
Eh? You know Fifflaren has been working at Twitch and been a CS:GO analyst/talent on several tier one tournaments.
2020-02-02 19:15
#105
stinx | 
Sweden günT 
that's not the same. analyzing the game from the outside and actively changing the game from the inside are wildly different. besides, it's not like tournament analysts are required to give extremely thorough tactical breakdowns so i doubt fifflaren has been studying the game in depth for the 5+ years he's been retired
2020-02-02 19:29
#104
stinx | 
Sweden günT 
i doubt it. fifflaren's almost been out longer than he played competitive cs for, and during that time the game has changed a lot. i'm not saying xizt is a cs mastermind but do not underestimate the impact of actively experiencing the change in how the game is played
2020-02-02 19:29
nice well deserved
2020-02-02 01:50
Seems like k1to is the german Sergej/ZywOo/Brollan He really could be the key to take BIG back to high tier CS
2020-02-02 01:58
#34
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Other NDRnews 
look at this closed bro, any team of this list can be on America's minor
2020-02-02 02:00
#35
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Russia Nikosimus 
NiP vs DigNiPas inc PogChamp
2020-02-02 02:04
Dignitas doing better than I expected tbh
2020-02-02 06:47
#38
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
BIG DIG energy PogChamp
2020-02-02 02:09
CoL kkkkk BIG playing good
2020-02-02 02:15
Quite cool that #1 and #2 seed were the teams to qualify
2020-02-02 02:26
minor closed qualifier has better teams than dreamhack open
2020-02-02 02:32
+1
2020-02-02 02:39
#52
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Hungary raffai 
True
2020-02-02 03:49
Ahahah true
2020-02-02 09:03
Sounds about right, it's unfortunate that not all of them can qualify to the major
2020-02-02 12:23
cut the asia or cis minor to one qualifying spot and add another qualifying spot to the eu minor ffs
2020-02-02 12:25
Happy for dignitas
2020-02-02 02:38
#45
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Turkey redbaron7 
Both deserved
2020-02-02 02:48
87-0 again ? ...
2020-02-02 03:50
#58
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India Noobdian 
They dropped a map vs sprout mens
2020-02-02 05:05
87-0 was a LAN stat
2020-02-02 08:16
#67
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Algeria SpaceFockuZ 
Ramos >>> virgin van dick
2020-02-02 10:27
#83
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India Noobdian 
I forgot yeah sorry
2020-02-02 15:02
Konge
2020-02-02 03:57
hallzerk new zywoo?
2020-02-02 04:43
#57
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India Noobdian 
Pog
2020-02-02 05:04
#60
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Japan Sarada 
Dignitas sticker incoming
2020-02-02 06:21
#107
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Sweden yayer 
does that means stickers already?
2020-02-04 01:29
where was the qualifier played?
2020-02-02 10:32
#70
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Sweden qiziz 
Online
2020-02-02 10:53
ty
2020-02-02 11:25
#72
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Sweden Wahlstroem 
#DIGWIN
2020-02-02 11:06
#75
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Macedonia rOtten_97 
Bruh this is so sad, literally every team here deserves to play on a major at some point but that's kinda impossible.
2020-02-02 11:26
on the other hand whe have the NA qualifier where there's so little talent that a pugteam full of nonames qualified (rugratz, worldranking 99)
2020-02-02 17:02
#76
zAAz | 
Sweden Weedish 
EASYYYYYYYYYY #DIGWIN
2020-02-02 11:33
Lets go DIG!
2020-02-02 12:17
#80
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
big fluke
2020-02-02 12:28
dignitas won't go to minor
2020-02-02 13:41
I guess the final losers are the fav for next qualifier
2020-02-02 14:18
#84
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Finland JooonsMO 
Wtf is that heretics invite??? Fuck esl world ranking...
2020-02-02 15:51
yeah its a fucking joke, OG as well
2020-02-02 17:01
#86
??? | 
Canada brotherman 
wow this qualifier is so fucking stacked
2020-02-02 16:07
Ez 4 hall
2020-02-02 16:17
#90
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Indonesia GuyFromPoland 
hey get_right, dignitas ceo here, better step up and wash up hey get_right, dignitas ceo here, better step up and wash up hey get_right, dignitas ceo here, better step up and wash up
2020-02-02 16:20
#91
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China ZerOck 
GG Dignitas
2020-02-02 16:29
#100
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Sweden godname 
EZ
2020-02-02 17:33
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