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.
Below you can see at which stage each notable team got eliminated and who reached the second day of the tournament:
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:
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:
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)
Copenhagen Flames 16-9 Vexed
Sprout 22-18 KPI
Complexity 16-9 Sigma
TheDice 7-16 ex-Virtus.pro
Lyngby Vikings 16-19 Endpoint
FiveG 16-7 SKADE
FATE 16-12 Wisla Krakow
Singularity 14-16 AGO
GamerLegion 9-16 Secret
Defusekids 9-16 Juggernauts
Nordavind 16-6 IQFIGHTERS
HAVU 16-12 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)
TheDice 16-14 KOVA
FiveG 16-7 Lilmix
AGF 16-9 Nexus
Lyngby Vikings 16-11 Unicorns of Love
Sigma 19-15 SAW
ad hoc 16-6 Wygers
Turkey5 14-16 Juggernauts
Secret 16-10 LDLC
Sprout 16-5 EURONICS
STEP 12-16 AVEZ
Japaleno 13-16 Fierce
21:50 Some interesting matches crop up in round 3 & 4
The competition is tightening as some known names battle it out:
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:
18:50 First notable matches in Round 2
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