c0ntact, Sinners, Poland, 9INE advance to DreamHack Masters Winter closed qualifier

The quartet will join the likes of Gambit and Endpoint in the next qualifying stage ahead of the $150,000 tournament.

The aforementioned four teams made it to the top of the open qualifier, which was played over the course of the last two days and saw prominent teams such as AGO, K23, and Nexus miss out on securing a spot in the closed qualifier.

Among those who advanced was a new mixture playing under the name Poland, featuring some of the best available talent from the Slavic country, including Paweł "⁠byali⁠" Bieliński, Karol "⁠rallen⁠" Rodowicz, and Patryk "⁠Sidney⁠" Korab, as well as Paweł "⁠innocent⁠" Mocek and Miłosz "⁠mhL⁠" Knasiak, who are currently sitting on the bench in MAD Lions and AGO, respectively.

byali's mixture made it to the second qualifying stage

Meanwhile, c0ntact, who recently secured the services of Rigon "⁠rigoN⁠" Gashi, got their first taste of success in a while as they scraped through the open qualifier after beating teams like KPI and Entropiq.

The qualification to the closed part is a notable milestone for the Czech side Sinners as well as the Turkish squad 9INE, who are now the closest they have ever been to participation in an event of the magnitude of DreamHack Masters Winter after they failed to make it far in qualifiers for tournaments such as IEM Beijing-Haidan and Flashpoint 2.

The eight teams who will compete for two spots at the main event in the closed qualifier on Thursday, November 5, are:

Switzerland Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Rigon 'rigoN' Gashi
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
147
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.13
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1695
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Poland Miłosz 'mhL' Knasiak
Miłosz 'mhL' Knasiak
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
314
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Poland Patryk 'Sidney' Korab
Patryk 'Sidney' Korab
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
295
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1404
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
#1
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Switzerland retard2k
Ez poland
2020-11-04 23:05
2 replies
#44
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Singapore Kerk
No dycha no win
2020-11-05 02:52
#47
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CIS vioriah
i hope to see polish scene growing again
2020-11-05 02:57
well done Poland, good mix team
2020-11-04 23:05
2 replies
is this ESWC?
2020-11-04 23:10
#10
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Slovakia Daev0n
Yep, Poland team looks good
2020-11-04 23:12
#3
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Argentina Lukem_Fan
NICE
2020-11-04 23:05
Turkish scene growing again ;)
2020-11-04 23:06
6 replies
nice name
2020-11-05 05:59
5 replies
ty men, your one is so professional i liked it
2020-11-05 07:35
1 reply
Thanks kardesh ;)
2020-11-05 07:37
+ 1 very interesting name, very good
2020-11-05 15:15
2 replies
having a very interesting name is better than being very interesting personailities thanks btw
2020-11-05 15:42
1 reply
hahaha np brother
2020-11-17 17:22
#6
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Turkey MusTRelax
Good to see Turkish Flag here after a long time
2020-11-04 23:09
POLAND MOUNTAIN
2020-11-04 23:10
#11
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Germany Jermen
So sad. Poland scene now reduced to a single team 😔
2020-11-04 23:13
2 replies
sprout is doing well with 2 polish
2020-11-05 02:55
#67
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Poland Po_Prostu
polish team didnt play this quals because of esl mp (national chempionship)
2020-11-05 10:18
#12
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Canada firtlast
the entire nation of poland? nice
2020-11-04 23:13
6 replies
#15
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Poland Kobel_
38 386 000 vs 5 every game ez win
2020-11-04 23:16
5 replies
#18
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Canada firtlast
at least 13 000 000 people playing d2 mid with scouts every round
2020-11-04 23:17
lol
2020-11-05 00:19
3 replies
#43
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Poland Kobel_
my grandma awping btw
2020-11-05 02:05
2 replies
Can confirm, i was the awp
2020-11-05 11:27
+1 can confirm, got killed every round mid doors, mostly wallbang too. her reflexes are 2 fast 4 me. dziekuje!
2020-11-05 15:37
#14
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Turkey Berhava!
Lets go izzy.
2020-11-04 23:14
Cool polish team, I hope mhl and innocent stay together and this forms some sort of polish core that goes on to be the next best team in Poland. Might need to swap a player or two but the lineup looks promising on paper.
2020-11-04 23:16
#17
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Poland humen))))
polish dreamteam but just without michu, snatchie, dycha, hades, KEi & jedqr
2020-11-04 23:16
8 replies
Realistically Envy probably have a stupid high buyout on Michu but I'm really disappointed Sprout aren't kicking Spiidi for Innocent and going Polish (or mhl if he's available, I thought he was just taking a break but was going to return with AGO)
2020-11-04 23:21
7 replies
isn't mhL taking a break to finish his studies???
2020-11-04 23:35
2 replies
That's what I thought, which is why I don't get why he's playing here. Maybe it's just a one off event for shits.
2020-11-05 00:01
1 reply
Yeah I doubt this mix is praccing every day like AGO
2020-11-05 10:45
#32
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Poland Maffei
Sprout site is that they want to stay german so they want to have at least 3 german players
2020-11-05 00:24
1 reply
Yeah I get it but it's sad to limit yourself like that trying to stick to a certain country because Spiidi has hit his ceiling and you're limiting yourself keeping him on the team. I would support them swapping out Spiidi for an Alternate Attax player maybe but idk who would be the best choice I don't follow them enough.
2020-11-05 00:29
#35
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Poland fiff_
MhL will return after end school
2020-11-05 00:35
Both innocent and mhl arent avaible
2020-11-05 18:03
Gambit vs Endpoint
2020-11-04 23:18
#20
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Turkey puffys
imagine 9ine will be better than space soldiers :kappa
2020-11-04 23:20
3 replies
Not even close to space ...
2020-11-05 08:15
#57
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Czech Republic MatyVlaky
imagine that it can be true in some time
2020-11-05 08:20
maybe on lan, we don't know about them there yet
2020-11-05 11:45
#22
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Turkey yunus06
nice lan
2020-11-04 23:23
#23
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Turkey PL4CK
EZ FOR 9INE
2020-11-04 23:27
Lol
2020-11-04 23:42
Go SINNERS!!!
2020-11-04 23:52
#27
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Russia Syonamaru
Poland xd
2020-11-04 23:58
Rip G1337 😢
2020-11-05 00:02
1 reply
#71
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Serbia LtN))
Sad that they didn't qualify :(
2020-11-05 10:47
Poland Power
2020-11-05 00:07
#36
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Poland Astoner55
-Byali -Sidney +Michu +Dycha and It's actually a polish superteam, maybe even competing for a top15-10 spot. Not that I have something against Sidney or Byali, I wish them good luck. Just wondering :)
2020-11-05 00:42
3 replies
#38
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Poland Antro
+1 would love to see a team like that, kinda sad that we've never had a super team like that, made of 5 crazy aimers
2020-11-05 00:57
1 reply
#41
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Poland Menaheer
just make relevant polish team plssssssss we have players to do it
2020-11-05 01:57
#42
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Poland Kobel_
Sidney is currently the best igl on the Polish scene, he's the best fit for this team
2020-11-05 02:04
lol
2020-11-05 00:55
nice
2020-11-05 01:47
Poland looks nice
2020-11-05 02:53
where is bnteT??
2020-11-05 03:03
Go BokaBastın!
2020-11-05 05:39
the entire country of poland pog
2020-11-05 07:00
Stronk slavic Poland
2020-11-05 07:41
#56
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Poland simlar
Poland Mountian BloodTrail
2020-11-05 08:16
#58
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Czech Republic MatyVlaky
POG
2020-11-05 08:20
#59
NEO | 
Poland Amirek
Tbh Poland can actually make it to Dreamhack! Let's go POLAND I'll cheer for you today !
2020-11-05 08:22
#60
Bymas | 
Lithuania a2kas
omg tier999 tournamet. wtf Poland? is it clan or nation team? ;DD
2020-11-05 09:22
2 replies
Its nation team. President Duda is a coach.
2020-11-05 10:07
1 reply
#68
Bymas | 
Lithuania a2kas
o kurwa nice
2020-11-05 10:29
Poland
2020-11-05 09:33
#62
mhL | 
Poland Trausky
GO SLAVS!
2020-11-05 09:40
#63
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Turkey JHELiPAR
Lets go 9INE #9INENATION
2020-11-05 09:47
#64
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Serbia LtN))
Ez 4 c0ntact They will smash bots Poland
2020-11-05 10:00
6 replies
omg are you serious? If u compare single player from both teams u can see that rallen, mhl & innocent > every player from contact. Of course contact would be favourit of this match cause they re TEAM. Poland is chill mix, they just play for fun and smash some teams.
2020-11-05 10:09
3 replies
#70
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Serbia LtN))
true but Espi, Otto>>
2020-11-05 10:46
You have 0 clue what you talking comparing stats when the Poland team only has few games in past 3 months.
2020-11-05 10:56
1 reply
he is talking that they are generally better and that is true :D
2020-11-05 14:26
serbian brate kako si? why so toxic men??? :(( but spinx and rigon too stronk i think, so u might be true.
2020-11-05 15:44
1 reply
#84
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Serbia LtN))
Ok maybe i shouldn't be like that.
2020-11-05 15:49
Let's go Poland
2020-11-05 11:19
Poland mix team looks strong and Gambit is one of the best CIS team Gambit and Poland should go to DreamHack Masters Winter 2020 Europe
2020-11-05 11:29
that poland team looks kinda nice ngl
2020-11-05 12:48
GO ENDPOINT
2020-11-05 12:52
I read today, that Sprout are thinking of ditching the Polish duo and going back to a fully German lineup. Personally I rate both Dycha and Snatchie quite highly, and (as I'm Polish) would love to see them become the core of a good Polish team (I know, I know... "good" and "Polish" CS are not words often seen on this site ;) ). Let's pretend that a return to the glory days of PL CS is possible, who would you put in the team? From the available guys I'd go with: innocent Dycha Snatchie (primary AWP) mhL (rifle + secondary AWP) byali I'm not sure about who could be IGL (maybe innocent). However, if I were to make a dream Polish team, I'd go with: Furlan (IGL) Dycha (entry) hades (AWP) Snatchie (secondary AWP) Snax (lurk) What do you think?
2020-11-05 17:30
#87
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Turkey yeeGeT
f*ck this matchups f*ck gambit I really f*cking hate gambit my boiz deserved to qualify and fkin gambit stole the chance from my boiz
2020-11-06 02:46
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