EU Minor Open Qualifier 3 day 1 concluded; GamerLegion fall at final hurdle
The third open qualifier for the Europe Minor kicks off at 18:00 and we will be bringing updates about the teams, results, and streams in this article.
The qualifier will be played using a single-elimination BO1 bracket, with the final match being BO3 and only two teams advancing to the closed qualifier. We will be posting timely updates from the third open qualifier throughout the day, with matches from round-of-16 onwards being covered on HLTV as a part of standard livescore and stats coverage.
So far, Dignitas, BIG, Nordavind, and Sprout have qualified for the Closed qualifier, joining the invited teams. The likes of Illuminar, ex-Virtus.pro, GamerLegion, and HAVU are some of the highest-ranked teams not to secure their spot yet.
The closed qualifier team list is as follows:
Final eight teams of day one:
The bracket for the top eight teams looks as follows:
List of streamers broadcasting the Europe Minor:
01:20 Day one concluded, final eight teams decided
Most of the favorites managed to squeeze through the final games of the day, with an exception being GamerLegion who fell to fakemaquinas (Tricked-mix), seeing the following results conclude round-of-16:
Find details about day 2 of the qualifier here.
00:25 #164-ranked Lyngby Vikings survive first day
00:03 Final matches of the day underway
The last eight matches of the first day of the qualifier are currently being played and you can find them below:
23:55 Down to just sixteen
Japaleno 16-14 Illuminar
KOVA 16-5 KPI
Demolition Crew 16-6 Wygers
SKADE 19-16 AGF
Endpoint 16-5 ALTERNATE aTTaX
9INE 28-25 Wisla Krakow
fakemaquinas 16-13 AVEZ
GamerLegion 16-12 TKA
Lyngby Vikings 16-4 HAVU
Secret 16-13 PACT
Apeks 16-13 SINNERS
SMASH 19-17 Singularity
AGO 16-9 SBTID
SAW 16-13 Juggernauts
Unluckers' 16-13 Stabaek Momentum
Pompa 16-14 1336g-ng
As the top-16 has been reached, you can now follow matches on the event's HLTV page.
23:15 High-seeds HAVU, Illuminar out of the qualifier
22:50 Round-of-32 matches underway
Illuminar - Japaleno
KPI - KOVA | EN Stream ES Stream
Demolition Crew - Wygers | FR Stream
SKADE - AGF
Endpoint - ALTERNATE aTTaX
9INE - Wisla Krakow
fakemaquinas - AVEZ | RU Stream
GamerLegion - tka
HAVU - Lyngby Vikings
Secret - PACT | EN Stream
SINNERS - Apeks
Singularity - SMASH
AGO - SBTID
SAW - Juggernauts | RS Stream PT Stream
Unluckers' - Stabaek Momentum
1336g-ng - Pompa
22:05 Singularity continue their run by taking down Snax and co.
ex-Virtus.pro (playing under "robin hoodzi") have been eliminated by Singularity after a 16-13 game on Nuke. Casper "Celrate" Andersenand Jonas "Queenix" Dideriksen were the standout players for the Danes, posting 29 and 26 frags respectively.
21:45 First RO32 teams found
First teams in the fifth round of the qualifier have been decided. Illuminar, the highest seed in the qualifier, have powered through their opponents and are now waiting for the winner of Japaleno - Giants. Teodor "SPELLAN" Nikolov's SKADE are also looking strong, with their first serious opponent being the winner of S2V - AGF in the next round.
Other RO32 teams:
21:06 Round-of-64 matchups underway
Some notable teams are facing off already in the fourth round of competition:
21:00 Demolition Crew survive OPAA scare
20:32 Secret to RO64 over Arena Bulls
Secret, who are again playing with Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer as a stand-in, have reached round of 64 after defeating Arena Bulls 16-11 on Inferno. The European roster has finished top-16 in the last two qualifiers and is looking to improve on that result in qualifier #3.
20:24 SJ is out
19:48 Singularity get two opening wins
19:12 Turkey5 start their campaign]
Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli and his Turkish squad are about to play their first match of the qualifier, facing gleba in the round-of-256.
18:19 Bracket drawn, first games underway
Most of the notable teams have a free pass into the second round of the qualifier, with the real challenges set to come in rounds three and four as we see bigger names face off against each other. Daniel "mertz" Mertz's Singularity is one of the rare teams from the list that is in action from the first game, facing .BoaBoa.
17:59 Slovak mix IQFIGHTERS returns without Zero