Nordavind and Sprout advance to EU Minor closed qualifier

Nordavind and Sprout have secured berths in the Europe Minor closed qualifier after coming out on top of the second open qualifier.

Day one of the open qualifier saw Polish representatives succeed as four teams from the country — ex-Virtus.pro, AGO, AVEZ, and PACT — made it through to day two alongside Nordavind, Copenhagen Flames, Juggernauts, and Sprout.

The Nordic mixture around Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel were the first to qualify after beating two of the aforementioned Poles, including Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski & co. in a convincing manner on Nuke and PACT over three maps in the spot-deciding series.

Sprout advanced in their second attempt

Having missed out on a top-two placing the first time around, Sprout succeeded in their second attempt. At first they took down AVEZ 16-12 on Inferno on the back of great performances from the newcomers, Paweł "dycha" Dycha and Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný, and the duo kept performing as the team defeated AGO for the second spot.

The updated team list of the Europe Minor closed qualifier looks as follows:

Sweden NiP
Denmark MAD Lions
Europe OG
France Heretics
Germany BIG
Germany Sprout
Europe Open qualifier #3
Europe Open qualifier #4

The two remaining open qualifiers, which will determine the last four spots, are set to be played on February 8-9 and February 12-13.

Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Poland Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
252
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1646
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1028
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
#1
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Germany DerBorgi 
german cs = best cs! Let's go Sprout and BIG!
2020-02-05 23:59
#3
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Europe Inhabitant 
+11111111111111111
2020-02-06 00:00
complexity disband ?
2020-02-06 05:03
#4
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Germany Bier 
Einfach für Sprössling
2020-02-06 00:00
lol
2020-02-06 11:35
naturlich
2020-02-06 16:50
+1 poland malding
2020-02-06 00:00
no u Taz_1_major_Jermans_0_major
2020-02-06 00:03
#8
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Poland LiquidWater 
4 Polish team in Quater Final 0 Polish team qualified POLAND = DEAD Dycha, Mantuu last HOPE FOR POLAND
2020-02-06 00:03
Poland should utilise Toao
2020-02-06 00:06
#17
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Poland BRKxD 
he is playing in Izako bots
2020-02-06 00:15
yeah, but he (imo) the best igl in poland rn, he is the golden of poland
2020-02-06 14:45
michu as well
2020-02-06 10:03
Mantuu is polish?
2020-02-06 11:36
#53
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Poland LiquidWater 
of course he said it himself "i moved to uk when i was 5 but i am 100% polish"
2020-02-06 13:44
honestly didn't know that - thanks
2020-02-06 13:56
#11
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Poland BRKxD 
dychagod
2020-02-06 00:04
better this than thinking mouz is a german team
2020-02-06 00:40
#42
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Macau Livestock 
ez for fnatic
2020-02-06 10:57
#2
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Europe Inhabitant 
EZ
2020-02-05 23:59
#5
kennyS | 
Japan Amatsuk1 
woaw
2020-02-06 00:00
#7
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
ez riders
2020-02-06 00:02
GG bois. There will be some polish representation in Dycha-
2020-02-06 00:03
Im 4 for 4 so far. complexity gamerlegion havu want smash but expecting ago
2020-02-06 00:06
#14
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Spain Minixx77 
ez 4 HS
2020-02-06 00:07
ez for god oskar. next time its gonna be guardian qualifying to closed minor
2020-02-06 00:10
EU Minor closed qualifier looks like small LAN , so stacked
2020-02-06 00:11
#23
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Germany Neckarstadion 
Yeah, Looks like a dreamhack open
2020-02-06 00:50
NiP, OG, Mad Lions, Heroic, fnatic and BIG would all be favourites in the other minors.
2020-02-06 01:36
The only question is if at least one polish team manage to reach closed quali or they have to realize they need to build one decent T2 team out of all of those players hard way.
2020-02-06 00:18
#19
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United Kingdom dcrawford101 
EZ 4 FNATIC
2020-02-06 00:18
4 of 8 full polish teams - 0 qualified
2020-02-06 00:39
Sprout yeah finally
2020-02-06 00:48
#24
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Europe EnceIsSoBad 
Qualifier 4 is ez4havu
2020-02-06 00:51
ez 4 GodNato
2020-02-06 00:55
EU minor is ridiculously stacked
2020-02-06 01:29
No it's not. There are only 2 teams that can actually do anything remotely decent in a major, mad lions and fnatic. 2 teams...
2020-02-06 09:27
Mad lions XD
2020-02-06 17:36
2nd best team here
2020-02-06 21:04
Sprout qualified because of Spidii 1 vs 3 clutch with p250 against KPI
2020-02-06 02:24
#45
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Czech Republic esmo52 
and you re mad because of that or....?
2020-02-06 11:21
#58
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
you can blame the 2 stupid players in the 1v2 situation
2020-02-06 16:34
#29
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Estonia VatusNincere 
Leggo hs
2020-02-06 02:28
#30
ropz | 
Argentina rawe1337 
Let's goskar!
2020-02-06 02:48
goooo sprout
2020-02-06 03:32
polish CS is dead PepeHands
2020-02-06 03:46
#34
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
Fnatic will shred. Well, they had better shed otherwise my comment will make me look quite the fool.
2020-02-06 05:31
+1 hope so
2020-02-06 09:07
#35
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Other NDRnews 
Just compare EEUU closed with this, what a garbage system
2020-02-06 07:12
SO EZ 4 NORDAVIND
2020-02-06 08:10
#37
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Turkey DebbSoray 
4 polish teams were top 8 and none of them could make it to the top 2. i want a polish team at major. Cmonn
2020-02-06 08:26
#39
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France LeDiplomate 
Even if they make it to the closed qualifier, the chances are that none make the Minor, and a Polish team at the Major seems unthinkable.
2020-02-06 09:19
Norwegian CS stands strong
2020-02-06 11:04
Gl oskar, cromen
2020-02-06 11:07
german cs on the rise, 8 players representin' the greatest country in this qualifier right now
2020-02-06 11:34
you do realize that they qualified for a qualifier for the eu minor. thats sad.
2020-02-06 11:39
you do realize that playing BO1s against any team for 6+ hours is as dangerous as it is tiring? of course this was only the first step but it is still an achievement
2020-02-06 12:30
*against bots, but getting to this point is a huge achievement for jerman cs. congratz!
2020-02-06 12:35
as i said the opposition more or less does not matter in a 6 hour best-of-one session. you need mental strength for that. but i can accept that you're throwing low quality baits at me, easy to say when all swedish teams got an easy invite
2020-02-06 13:41
Wow didn't expect Sprout. Best of luck!
2020-02-06 15:52
#57
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Norway GeoCS 
Lets go nordavind!
2020-02-06 16:20
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