EU Minor Open Qualifier 2 - day one complete, four Polish teams through to quarter-finals

Day one of the second European Open qualifier has come to its conclusion, with the tournament reaching the quarter-final stage.

We'll once again be taking you through the action during the first day of the Europe Minor open qualifier, which is not going to be covered in matches on the front page until the Round of 16, so we will instead be posting live updates in this article.

Sprout are trying their luck again after falling short in the first qualifier

Only the top two teams will advance to the closed qualifier, for which eight teams have been directly invited, while Dignitas and BIG advanced via the first open qualifier.

Below you can see at which stage each notable team got eliminated and who reached the second day of the tournament:

Top 8

Eliminated

Round of 16

Round of 32

Round of 64

Round of 128

Round of 256

You can find the full team list and bracket here:

Team list - Bracket

List of streamers broadcasting the Europe Minor:

Stay tuned for live updates from the Minor qualifier, which will be added to this article as the tournament goes on.

02:50 Four Polish teams in the quarter-finals

The first day of the second Europe Minor has concluded as we have learned the top-eight teams, who will fight for two spots in the closed qualifier over the last two rounds on Wednesday. The Poles have largely been successful over the course of the day, with four of them making it to day two. The rest of the bracket, which will be played from 17:00 , looks as follows:

Poland ex-Virtus.pro vs. Europe Nordavind
Denmark Copenhagen Flames vs. Poland PACT
Serbia Juggernauts vs. Poland AGO
Germany Sprout vs. Poland AVEZ

You can follow day two of the event on the tournament page.

00:45 Only the remainder of Round of 16 is left

With just the remainder of the Round of 16 left to be played on day one, we saw a few more surprises, such as Secret beating GamerLegion and FiveG eliminating SKADE, while Sprout had to fight off a scary-looking KPI team to reach the top 16.

Complexity have already been eliminated in the top-16 stage, with PACT stunning the so-called juggernaut 16-10 on Inferno. AVEZ, Copenhagen Flames, and Juggernauts have also made it through to the top eight.

From the Round of 16 on, the tournament is covered in Hot Matches, so head over there for information on the remainder of the qualifier.

23:00 Round of 32 begins

Round of 32 — the last round that is not covered in Hot matches at HLTV — has begun, after some more known names such as Lilmix, Wygers, and Turkey5 were eliminated from the tournament, as did LDLC at the hands of their former member Vincent "⁠Happy⁠" Schopenhauer in Secret.

Notable matches and streams:

Round 6 (Ro16)
The tournament is covered in hot matches from Round of 16 on.

Round 5 (Ro32)
Denmark Copenhagen Flames 16-9 United Kingdom Vexed
Germany Sprout 22-18 Spain KPI
Europe Complexity 16-9 Denmark Sigma
France TheDice 7-16 Poland ex-Virtus.pro
Denmark Lyngby Vikings 16-19 United Kingdom Endpoint
France FiveG 16-7 Bulgaria SKADE
Bulgaria FATE 16-12 Poland Wisla Krakow
Denmark Singularity 14-16 Poland AGO
Sweden GamerLegion 9-16 Europe Secret
Netherlands Defusekids 9-16 Serbia Juggernauts
Europe Nordavind 16-6 Slovakia IQFIGHTERS
Finland HAVU 16-12 United Kingdom Fierce

22:15 Round 3 ends, we're down to less than 64 teams

We are down to less than 64 teams as we've passed the third round. Most of the favorites are still alive and more and more interesting matches pop up:

Round 4 (Ro64)
France TheDice 16-14 Finland KOVA
France FiveG 16-7 Sweden Lilmix
Denmark AGF 16-9 Romania Nexus
Denmark Lyngby Vikings 16-11 Germany Unicorns of Love
Denmark Sigma 19-15 Portugal SAW
Germany ad hoc 16-6 Europe Wygers
Turkey Turkey5 14-16 Serbia Juggernauts
Europe Secret 16-10 France LDLC
Germany Sprout 16-5 Germany EURONICS
Denmark STEP 12-16 Poland AVEZ
Sweden Japaleno 13-16 United Kingdom Fierce

21:50 Some interesting matches crop up in round 3 & 4

The competition is tightening as some known names battle it out:

Round 3 (Ro128)
Slovakia IQFIGHTERS 16-13 Spain Cream (link)
Poland Wisla Krakow 22-18 Poland Izako Boars (link)
Bulgaria SKADE 16-9 Norway Riddle (link)
Serbia Juggernauts 16-9 Europe Absolute Legends (link)

20:30 ALTERNATE, SMASH, Illuminar, SJ the first to go

The first two rounds are nearly over and the underdogs have caused the first few upsets:

Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX 7-16 Denmark Yoink (link)
Europe SMASH 12-16 Poland Lomza0Cyberwolves (link)
Poland Illuminar 13-16 Poland Pier00gi&KlooPsiki (link)
Finland SJ 12-16 France Alltech (link)

18:50 First notable matches in Round 2

Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX vs. Denmark Yoink

18:13 GuardiaN and Zero teamed up for the tournament

Ladislav "⁠GuardiaN⁠" Kovács, Patrik "⁠Zero⁠" Žúdel, Lubos "⁠HenkkyG⁠" Ilko, Erik "⁠ecko⁠" Koširer, and Martin "⁠CreZe⁠" Bagala have teamed up in a mixteam called IQFIGHTERS. Zero is streaming the tournament from his point of view.

18:06 The bracket has been drawn

The bracket has been drawn and can be found here. Many of the featured teams have received a free win in the first round and will only start playing in the second.

17:45 Demolition Crew to play with mixwell

David "⁠Davidp⁠" Prins's Demolition Crew has Bastian "⁠ayken⁠" Schendzielorz unable to play because of exams, so the team has decided to bring in Oscar "⁠mixwell⁠" Cañellas to stand in.

Slovakia Martin 'CreZe' Bagala
Martin 'CreZe' Bagala
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1459
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Slovakia Lubos 'HenkkyG' Ilko
Lubos 'HenkkyG' Ilko
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
316
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
Slovakia Erik 'ecko' Koširer
Erik 'ecko' Koširer
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.79
Maps played:
73
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.74
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
Belgium David 'Davidp' Prins
David 'Davidp' Prins
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
747
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
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Slovakia Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Patrik 'Zero' Žúdel
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
598
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Germany Bastian 'ayken' Schendzielorz
Bastian 'ayken' Schendzielorz
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
136
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.70
Nice! Let's go Sprout
2020-02-04 17:47
13 replies
#9
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Spain Granjero
I hope they can do it this time after almost winning vs dignitas last time
2020-02-04 17:48
9 replies
Almost WINNING Imagine being sprout and losing vs dignitas who had 3 days bootcamp LUL
2020-02-04 17:50
6 replies
#22
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Spain Granjero
they got carried by hallzerk
2020-02-04 17:54
5 replies
Good Excuse if they win you said ez sprout. good point
2020-02-04 17:57
4 replies
cry mad ruski
2020-02-04 18:22
2 replies
#157
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Italy ltaly
ez turkey5 best european team
2020-02-05 02:45
1 reply
Pogland cs pog
2020-02-05 10:49
#202
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Germany Bier
Ez sprout
2020-02-05 23:57
#27
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Romania Pooknezeu
Yeah, they played really well!
2020-02-04 17:59
+1
2020-02-04 18:22
#23
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Europe vacban
didnt sprout already try 1st qualifier? cheaters
2020-02-04 17:54
2 replies
? if you don't get through to the closed you can try in all 4 qualifers
2020-02-05 03:15
1 reply
Hard baited
2020-02-05 08:28
Ez Secret
2020-02-04 17:47
1 reply
ezzzz 4 juanflatroo
2020-02-04 18:26
#4
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Finland N1ggers
Havu pls
2020-02-04 17:47
Bunch of shit teams
2020-02-04 17:47
1 reply
no u
2020-02-04 17:50
ez demolition crew
2020-02-04 17:47
Ez 4 CoL
2020-02-04 17:48
#12
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Poland Julka
Let's go AGO
2020-02-04 17:49
LETS GO Demolition Crew!!!
2020-02-04 17:49
#14
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Czech Republic Limacool
Let's go Sinners and Sprout!
2020-02-04 17:50
1 reply
#29
ropz | 
Czech Republic Olaxen
+1
2020-02-04 18:01
Lets go complexity!
2020-02-04 17:51
#18
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Poland Spanksss
no ex vp xD?
2020-02-04 17:52
1 reply
#83
Snax | 
Europe skrekc
they play under name robin hoodzi
2020-02-04 19:57
ez endpoint
2020-02-04 17:52
WRTP come on!!!
2020-02-04 17:53
VAMO AGO
2020-02-04 17:53
#24
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France Garow_
Where is the bracket man ?
2020-02-04 17:55
#26
ropz | 
Czech Republic Olaxen
Ez4Sinners Ez4Sprout
2020-02-04 17:59
#28
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Romania Pooknezeu
I hope Nexus can do damage. They were so close against Dignitas, only if they hadn't lost the anti eco!
2020-02-04 18:00
Why not say anything about Pasha's Team Emeritos Banditos
2020-02-04 18:01
1 reply
#40
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Denmark ghostan11
0/8
2020-02-04 18:06
#31
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Germany BIG2020
gl on exams ayken
2020-02-04 18:01
nordavind first seed what a joke
2020-02-04 18:02
4 replies
Not really an arguement for any of the other, maybe sprout
2020-02-05 09:12
3 replies
complexity?
2020-02-05 16:34
2 replies
they are eliminated
2020-02-05 16:59
1 reply
well when they started the bracket they werent
2020-02-05 16:59
#33
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid
if endpoint wins a game I'll be happy lol
2020-02-04 18:02
2 replies
#37
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Sweden HaasF1Team
they made it to top 32 last time and loss with 16-14 in their last game so I'm sure they'll win some at least
2020-02-04 18:05
playing smoke criminals next)))
2020-02-04 20:15
#34
steel | 
Greece 1926
did pasha's team make it guys?
2020-02-04 18:03
1 reply
No we beat them 16-11 in R1
2020-02-04 20:41
where are the bracket?
2020-02-04 18:04
Closed matchs? Fuck this
2020-02-04 18:04
lets go GL
2020-02-04 18:05
#41
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Poland bartek4175
you forgot to add ex-Virtus.pro
2020-02-04 18:06
1 reply
or did they forgot xddddddd
2020-02-04 18:10
Col win this one
2020-02-04 18:07
ez for Zero and Guardian <3
2020-02-04 18:09
4 replies
#45
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Czech Republic Limacool
Are there playing together? And if so, in which team?
2020-02-04 18:10
3 replies
IQFighters.. check Zeros stream rn
2020-02-04 18:11
2 replies
#52
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Czech Republic Limacool
Thanks! Iam not at home rn, but I will watch it later.
2020-02-04 18:13
1 reply
ur welcome men)
2020-02-04 18:14
lets go Demolition Crew
2020-02-04 18:10
#47
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Denmark minidonj
Come on AGF
2020-02-04 18:10
#48
ropz | 
Latvia `DinGo
2020-02-04 18:11
ez for smithzz
2020-02-04 18:11
Gamerlegion-sprout is my guess
2020-02-04 18:12
HAVUJA
2020-02-04 18:14
why someone added WRTP here ???????? they will be out after first match
2020-02-04 18:16
1 reply
#58
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Hungary Glng
gender equality even tho they're trash
2020-02-04 18:18
#56
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Hungary Glng
If demoltion crew gets tothe closed qualis, do they have to play with mixwell there as well?
2020-02-04 18:17
1 reply
No need to worry about that :D
2020-02-05 08:30
#57
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Portugal migboss
GO SAW
2020-02-04 18:17
#64
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Europe LoookATme
EEEEEEEE WHERE IS MY FUCKING TEAM ??!??
2020-02-04 18:26
ez Col
2020-02-04 18:27
#67
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United States _Nohj
COL 2ND CHANCE POG
2020-02-04 18:28
#69
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Poland Julka
HenryG POG
2020-02-04 18:34
>Smithzz retired >playing major quals
2020-02-04 18:39
2 replies
4funplayer
2020-02-04 18:56
1 reply
read the book then. time wasting if you dont wanna play competitive csgo
2020-02-05 01:29
EZ WRTP
2020-02-04 18:49
No ex-VP ?
2020-02-04 18:58
2 replies
They where in the first one
2020-02-04 19:01
they are playing dont worry
2020-02-04 19:05
EZ FOR THE DEFUSEKIDS!!!!!
2020-02-04 19:01
YOINK
2020-02-04 19:01
wrong SaW on the first notable matches on round 2 SaW is still waiting to know who they will play, that team is just a team with a close name
2020-02-04 19:02
2 replies
Damn, thanks, there are two teams with a similar name (sAwdalentejo / sAwtouadar)
2020-02-04 19:18
1 reply
No problem mate! Both teams are portuguese, and the team you confused it with is making fun of the name in some way, hard for people who are not fluent on portuguese to see it at first xD
2020-02-04 21:15
#78
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Germany Punico
twitch.tv/csgo_bulgaria also casting in Bulgaria
2020-02-04 19:03
#80
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Portugal RafaKimi
They got it wrong xD its not the actual saw playing agaisnt guardian's mix
2020-02-04 19:05
WRTP first female team to try the qualifiers. Let's see if you achieve something as in interviews and tweets
2020-02-04 19:46
5 replies
#87
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Germany DieS0nne
i dont see them under the name wrtp in the bracket. do you know how their team is named in the qualifier?
2020-02-04 20:07
3 replies
WeRunThisPlace
2020-02-04 20:09
1 reply
#90
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Germany DieS0nne
much thanks
2020-02-04 20:10
They're named "WeRunThisPlace"
2020-02-04 20:11
Assassins tried in 1st qualifier
2020-02-04 20:11
ez 4 zAAz and juliano
2020-02-04 19:58
ez4Guardian and co.
2020-02-04 20:00
Pier00gi&KlooPsiki too strong for Illuminar xD
2020-02-04 20:06
5 replies
#88
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Poland Julka
Wtf hahah
2020-02-04 20:07
2 replies
2020-02-04 20:10
1 reply
#96
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Poland Julka
Well it isn't that bad team as i thought But still LUL
2020-02-04 20:18
#95
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Germany DEBlL
polish scene in 1 match OMEGALUL
2020-02-04 20:18
illuminar even had top bracket spot wtf
2020-02-04 20:27
Yoink
2020-02-04 20:24
Wygers = Uighurs?
2020-02-04 20:25
@hltv admins, nordavind and apeks also eliminated
2020-02-04 20:39
3 replies
nordavind is currently playing so idk how can they be eliminated xddd ??
2020-02-04 20:47
2 replies
they lost to five pretty sure
2020-02-04 21:18
1 reply
that was in last qualifier
2020-02-04 21:19
damn 2nd round strong teams beaten by underdogs
2020-02-04 20:42
1 reply
Imagine Dignitas qualify with 1 attempts
2020-02-04 20:46
Sj got beat by seed #259... They are themselves seed #3.. Higher than Complexity
2020-02-04 20:47
2 replies
seeding doesnt really go #259 in reality, as it is just random after some point, anyway they really sucked still, losing random baguettes, just shows their level rn and how esl ranking is messed up giving them such high seed xdddddddddddd
2020-02-04 20:51
1 reply
Seeding was maybe random but Alltech is a sub tier French team that doesn't even win at local level lmao.
2020-02-05 08:33
Pierogi&klopsiki new best polish team VP<Pierogi&klopsiki
2020-02-04 20:49
Good luck Sprout!
2020-02-04 21:00
Where are ex-vp on the bracket ? Cant find them
2020-02-04 21:03
3 replies
They play as 'robin hoodzi'
2020-02-04 21:05
Search "robin hoodzi" or just "robin" with ctrl + f
2020-02-04 21:07
1 reply
yes i found it thanks <3
2020-02-04 22:08
Demolition Crew also lost.....
2020-02-04 21:11
1 reply
I hope that they qualify in the next qualifier
2020-02-04 21:32
#118
Zero | 
Slovakia S1W0
IQfighters !!
2020-02-04 21:35
Is or was x6tence playing this qualifier?
2020-02-04 21:41
Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX 7-16 Denmark Yoink (link) Europe SMASH 12-16 Poland Lomza0Cyberwolves (link) Poland Illuminar 13-16 Poland Pier00gi&KlooPsiki (link) Finland SJ 12-16 France Alltech (link) Who are these teams and how are these better teams losing to them
2020-02-04 21:49
5 replies
Look at what happened to the team that beat Smash afterwards play.esea.net/match/15684155 Seems really weird.
2020-02-04 21:51
4 replies
Lmao thad an outta body experience in that smash game
2020-02-04 22:02
It's normal guys disco plays 1v5 ;) And Btw they didn't lose to randoms because the team that beat them was Singularity.
2020-02-05 08:39
2 replies
Sure, but other than Mertz, there isn't really anyone I'd rate higher than the guys on Smash in Singularity.
2020-02-05 09:37
1 reply
I mean you never know the Danish scene has lots of young talents and if they were signed by SNG there's probably a reason.
2020-02-05 10:16
#122
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Slovakia XMBT
IQFIGHTERS ARE BACK BIJACH ... Guardo hope your brother is a coach of this team :D
2020-02-04 21:51
When you get eliminated before the girls do smh
2020-02-04 22:05
#126
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
why arent nordavind under interesting matches? like bruhh, hs and nato
2020-02-04 22:13
6 replies
too ez opponent
2020-02-04 22:23
ro16+ will be covered ... just like last time. everything before that would be too much to put on the website for the admins with like 200 teams attending. you can check the esea bracket and streams for the matches you want to see before ro16.
2020-02-04 22:29
2 replies
#132
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
naa i meant this coverage, not "todays matches"
2020-02-04 22:29
1 reply
ah, hmm.. idk maybe just an oversight
2020-02-04 22:33
No real "notable" opponents up to now
2020-02-04 23:24
1 reply
#140
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy
Thanks mate, keep up the good work +respect
2020-02-04 23:25
#127
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Poland Arknes
ez 4 Pier00gi&KlooPsiki
2020-02-04 22:14
#128
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Australia Beard43
Ty for the list of broadcasters.
2020-02-04 22:20
i like this coverage, good work hltv
2020-02-04 22:24
1 reply
+1
2020-02-04 23:13
#136
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South Africa @FyreCS
Ez Complexity
2020-02-04 22:57
1 reply
ok
2020-02-05 01:20
Yes why wouldnt smash lose to Lomza0Cyberwolves..
2020-02-04 23:17
2 replies
Poland so strong in this quali bro
2020-02-05 01:44
1 reply
Yes. 1 lone pollak in the closed minor qualifier, strong.
2020-02-05 23:59
Ez4japaleno
2020-02-04 23:33
I can't believe WRTP won a game...
2020-02-04 23:42
DENNIS/DRAKEN LOST TO HAPPY LUL
2020-02-04 23:52
1 reply
happy even topfrag, very tragic...
2020-02-05 00:08
#148
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United States Rambeard
omg... I just don't have much faith in coL anymore.
2020-02-05 01:29
2 replies
even juggernauts are better than your juggernaut :)))))))))))))))
2020-02-05 01:52
Faith in col in the last 15 years? Yea no
2020-02-05 03:44
#149
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu
BRUH COMPLEXITY LMFAOOOOOO
2020-02-05 01:32
#152
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Sweden swedz4
Complexity will have 2 more chances right? Qual 3 and 4.
2020-02-05 01:59
1 reply
yee, they will qualify eventually
2020-02-05 02:23
The Juggernaut huh...
2020-02-05 02:00
So called Juggernaut
2020-02-05 02:26
so called lol
2020-02-05 02:47
Poland Mountain BloodTrail
2020-02-05 02:57
1 reply
POLAND MOUNTAIN BloodTrail
2020-02-05 04:07
TIL 4/5 of ex VP have last names ending in “ski” Is there a lot of ice in Poland?
2020-02-05 03:42
2 replies
Since ‘-ski’ name is associated with prestige many common people would change their original last names by adding ‘-ski”. For example a popular name Kowalski is made of Kowal (Smith) and ‘ski’. Smiths were not nobility, obviously. And [Ski/cki - for men] [Ska/cka - for women] like you can see here: hltv.org/matches/2309782/vexed-fe-vs-als..
2020-02-05 07:42
1 reply
Thanks mr Wooshski
2020-02-05 11:34
ex-vp > vp
2020-02-05 04:41
POLAND MOUNTAIN BloodTrail
2020-02-05 06:31
Still all polish teams will lose
2020-02-05 06:56
2 replies
Sad but true
2020-02-05 08:19
1 reply
yes my friend
2020-02-06 09:08
there it goes the JUGGERNAUT
2020-02-05 07:00
1 reply
juggernauts > col
2020-02-05 08:52
#168
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Poland morosek
Four polish teams through to quater finals. 0 qualified, calling it now.
2020-02-05 07:22
3 replies
+1 xdd
2020-02-05 09:30
#194
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Poland J__ac_pis
AGO has a chance tho
2020-02-05 13:39
1 reply
#204
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Poland morosek
Yea... it was not a bad run for them tbf
2020-02-06 00:03
wtf col
2020-02-05 08:31
#181
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Finland N1ggers
HAVU SO BAD KEK
2020-02-05 10:00
1 reply
#186
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Poland Menaheer
AGO so good!
2020-02-05 10:39
where is guardian's team?
2020-02-05 10:13
1 reply
eliminated
2020-02-05 17:37
Four Polish teams through to quarter-finals and not a single one Polish broadcast yesterday!!? Where is esl_pl? Are they disband polish studio in 2020? Why so many nonamers casters are allowed to stream, and 0 polish with huge fanbase? Yesterday around 700 people was watching ago_matiboro twitch, where he wasn't allowed to stream, and only showing excel sheet with results of polish teams... xDD
2020-02-05 10:34
2 replies
cuz its open qualifiers. Closed quals will 100% be streamed in every language that streams games. There was ENG vp stream. Whats wrong with English?
2020-02-05 11:11
1 reply
Some people like to cheer for their native teams when watching native stream Nothing's wrong with english tho
2020-02-05 11:34
#187
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Germany Noah_86
1.75 rating gg's
2020-02-05 10:42
Poland 4 teams in top 8 NA 0 Poland >>>> NA
2020-02-05 11:32
F for the eliminated NA/EU juggernaut
2020-02-05 13:19
The real juggernauts are top8, Jason Lake. Wasup now?
2020-02-05 16:10
#206
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Australia Beard43
N4tural replaced Guardian. Zero was already in IQfighters, he was the one streaming their games. Guardian was definitely carrying.
2020-02-13 02:06
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