DreamHack Open December closed qualifier set to start

The tournament will feature eight teams and will have one spot in the $100,000 competition up for grabs.

Sangal, x6tence, Lyngby Vikings and K23 are through to Sunday's closed qualifier for DreamHack Open December after coming through the gruelling open qualifier. They will be joined by four invited teams in the next stage, a single-elimination bracket in which all matches will be played in a best-of-three format.

Apeks, North, Espada and kaban have all received invitations to compete in the closed bracket. North, the only top-30 team in attendance, face a tricky task in the quarter-finals against fellow Danish side x6tence, who have been fielding Jesper "⁠TENZKI⁠" Plougmann as their fifth player.

North will take on x6tence in the quarter-finals

One team that has done enough to get some attention from the community in this qualifier is Espada. The Russian side have been a stable presence around the top 30 in the last five months and boast one of the most in-form players in the CIS region in Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov, who has averaged a whopping 1.29 rating in the last three months.

Below you can find the opening match-ups for the qualifier:

Norway Apeks vs. Turkey Sangal
Russia kaban vs. Kazakhstan K23
Denmark North vs. Denmark x6tence
Russia Espada vs. Denmark Lyngby Vikings

The winner of the closed qualifier will become the fourth team confirmed in DreamHack Open December, joining sAw, Movistar Riders and XSET. The last four teams will be invited by the tournament organiser.

Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1306
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
391
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
wow very good teams
2020-11-21 21:37
#5
Coffee | 
Netherlands p2dr
ez for who
2020-11-21 21:37
2 replies
North should have this, or they should disband
2020-11-21 21:41
1 reply
#47
Coffee | 
Netherlands p2dr
F
2020-11-22 14:24
#6
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Finland Cucumber))
I honestly think North will immediately just lose to x6tence and if they somehow upset them they'll lose to Lyngby Vikings
2020-11-21 21:37
1 reply
#33
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Kazakhstan Puchara
I dont rly think that vikings will pass through espada
2020-11-21 23:46
#7
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Turkey hedgehoog
let's see what sangal can bring
2020-11-21 21:38
kaban xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2020-11-21 21:38
ez for kaban
2020-11-21 21:38
#10
mir | 
Russia M13F
HEY WHY KABAN INVITED???? Its joke or what?
2020-11-21 21:39
WOW NICE JOKE INVITES, more invites to Cis matchfixers
2020-11-21 21:40
kaban and apeks?????????
2020-11-21 21:46
Ez 4 pashanoj
2020-11-21 21:47
#18
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Poland Lowi
kaban WH OMEGALUL
2020-11-21 21:52
#19
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Romania Samanturi
Kaban and Apeks who are in DH Open November. Literally no chance for other Eastern European teams except CIS ones ^
2020-11-21 21:56
WTF happened to Dreamhack open, these teams are so shit nowadays
2020-11-21 22:07
1 reply
fan of god doxxer
2020-11-21 22:27
Who cares
2020-11-21 22:16
Danish 2 strong
2020-11-21 22:27
#25
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Romania frantzan1
WTF are these invites man? Apeks and kaban? I don't know why some teams would bother to play Open qualifiers when such low teams get free invites. Shame
2020-11-21 22:29
kaban? rly? why not team like cloud9, envy or secret? If they wanted two teams from cis why not espada and Cyber Legacy?
2020-11-21 22:34
2 replies
#28
mir | 
Russia M13F
Espada was invited
2020-11-21 23:23
1 reply
i know i gave example for second team, espada is good choice
2020-11-21 23:24
#30
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Poland SebL
I feel like there is no good team in this qualifier. North is the favourite and should win it though.
2020-11-21 23:37
4 replies
#32
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Hungary szia
Thats what happens when you have open qualifiers
2020-11-21 23:43
3 replies
#34
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Poland SebL
Yeah but they could atleast invite some good team, this looks pretty miserable.
2020-11-21 23:53
2 replies
#35
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Hungary szia
BP5 shouldve qualified ;(
2020-11-22 00:01
1 reply
#39
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Poland SebL
They show some potential, but without changes they won't be good either.
2020-11-22 01:40
#31
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Hungary szia
Man, rip BP5
2020-11-21 23:42
2 replies
:( but mdl is the main thing to focus on
2020-11-22 00:32
1 reply
#40
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Hungary szia
I know, just sad to see them fall at the final hurdle :(
2020-11-22 01:44
#37
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United States vip3r_k1ng
Ez4Apeks
2020-11-22 00:34
north can't even win this
2020-11-22 01:24
#41
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Argentina mpocsgo
ez4degster
2020-11-22 02:39
1 reply
#49
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Argentina mpocsgo
i called it haha, all series +20
2020-11-23 00:09
#43
woxic | 
Germany Azd2k
Good luck sangal
2020-11-22 08:53
#44
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Russia M1shV4T
Ez 4 espada
2020-11-22 09:06
#46
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Turkey woyzeckk
ez 4 sangal
2020-11-22 10:42
GG
2020-11-22 14:26
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