mousesports, FPX invited to Fantasyexpo Cup; regional qualifiers announced

Details regarding the tournament that will provide a spot in the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown have been announced.

The team behind the Fantasyexpo Cup, a tournament for squads from Western Europe with $25,000 and a spot at the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown on offer, has announced mousesports, FunPlus Phoenix, and PACT as their first invited teams.

The two European squads were handed spots based on their world ranking, while Jacek "⁠MINISE⁠" Jeziak and co. were invited as the winners of the Polish Esport League. The remaining five teams will be decided through regional qualifiers for Poland, DACH, UK, France, and a last-chance Western Europe qualifier.

ropz and co. have a long road ahead to reach Spring Finals

The action starts on March 5, with open qualifiers for DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein), France, and the UK. Each of those regions will feature a group stage leading up to a grand final match that will decide the regional representative in the Fantasyexpo Cup.

The Polish qualifier will be run without an open qualifier, in cooperation with the Polish Esport League, while the last-chance Western Europe qualifier on March 19-20 will see one team earn their spot in the Fantasyexpo Cup through an open bracket.

Signups for the qualifiers are available below:

DACH Qualifiers
Qualifier 1
Qualifier 2
UK
Qualifier 1
Qualifier 2
France
Qualifier 1
Qualifier 2
Western Europe
Qualifier

The eight spots at the Fantasyexpo Cup will be allocated as follows:

Europe mousesports
Poland PACT
Poland Polish qualifier
Europe DACH qualifier
Europe FunPlus Phoenix
United Kingdom UK qualifier
France French qualifier
Europe Western Europe qualifier

When the eight teams are found, the main part of the Fantasyexpo cup will take place on March 23-25. The tournament is one of five BLAST Premier Spring Showdown qualifiers announced by the tournament organizer, alongside events for the Nordics, North America, Iberia, and Latin America. All of the events will take place in March, offering $25,000 and a spot at the Showdown.

Currently, six of the sixteen teams for the Showdown are confirmed, including Astralis and Vitality, with only two of them able to advance to the Spring Finals.

Poland Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1684
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
#1
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Finland ManLikeRopz
kool
2021-03-02 15:22
3 replies
Robin "ropz" Kool ?
2021-03-02 15:23
2 replies
#8
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Finland ManLikeRopz
Robin "sick" Kool *
2021-03-02 15:24
1 reply
Robin 'OG prospect' Kool *
2021-03-02 17:15
EZ 4 Endpoint
2021-03-02 15:22
#3
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Jordan Zereeni
nice
2021-03-02 15:22
#5
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Brazil pooternd
letsgomouz
2021-03-02 15:23
#6
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United States drac0z
please just give the trophy to mouz already
2021-03-02 15:23
2 replies
Dont say that yet, watch them choke to tier 3
2021-03-02 15:48
ez money farm lmao
2021-03-02 16:10
#7
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Denmark ghostan11
2 slots for polish teams? 0/8
2021-03-02 15:23
12 replies
its polish cup so?
2021-03-02 15:31
11 replies
#13
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Denmark ghostan11
one slot from polish qualifer is enough, not 2. There are better teams out there who will miss it cuz of this
2021-03-02 15:32
10 replies
#34
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Poland Aktivooo
fantasyexpo is polish so thats why
2021-03-02 16:04
6 replies
#35
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Denmark ghostan11
Doesnt change the fact that its undeserved one
2021-03-02 16:05
5 replies
you are funny they could even invite 4 polish teams it doesnt change anything, its good for our scene, no one wants to watch nemiga, sprout, og or delusionals brazilianos
2021-03-03 00:25
4 replies
#74
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Denmark ghostan11
and who's delusional here. Anyone would want to watch sprout and og over tier 5 polak teams
2021-03-03 00:33
3 replies
sprout was good with snatchie and dycha now they are low t4 with inseparable gays spidi and denis
2021-03-03 00:52
2 replies
#77
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Denmark ghostan11
still destroyed your best polish team so far so that explains the low of your scene. No one wants to see 2 wasted slots here
2021-03-03 00:59
1 reply
but man no one pushed you to watch this cup, its just your choice
2021-03-03 12:34
there is only 1 slot from Polish qualifier... PACT is an invited team :)
2021-03-02 16:07
2 replies
#40
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Denmark ghostan11
Yes they are invited based on''polish'' cup , and then there is another slot from polish cup again.
2021-03-02 16:17
1 reply
u mad
2021-03-02 20:10
#9
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Turkey yasinavsar
uk qualifier lol
2021-03-02 15:24
#10
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Slovakia xaboff
What a joke. 1 spot in showdown for a qualifier with mouz, fpx and more, but the same amount for a qualifier where the best team is fucking saw
2021-03-02 15:29
Imagine if mouz doesn't win lmao
2021-03-02 15:31
3 replies
#16
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Slovakia xaboff
Mouz is my favorite team but I'm pretty sure they somehow won't win
2021-03-02 15:35
2 replies
wouldn't be surprised if they're gonna breeze through everyone and then choke in the finals
2021-03-02 15:54
1 reply
#32
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Slovakia xaboff
I mean they either bomb out in second to last place after losing to pact and endpoint, or breeze through without losing a map and go on to win the whole Blast Showdown and Finals
2021-03-02 15:59
clownsports and clownpx WHO CARS
2021-03-02 15:33
also for western Europe, they included Liechtenstein but not a single Benelux country -_-
2021-03-02 15:34
1 reply
#19
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Slovakia xaboff
I imagine the last, unnanounced qualifier will be an all-european qualifier
2021-03-02 15:37
#17
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Poland Spanksss
what is pact doing here?
2021-03-02 15:35
5 replies
#20
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Poland Szuster
They won Polish Esport League, that's why.
2021-03-02 15:38
while Jacek "⁠MINISE⁠" Jeziak and co. were invited as the winners of the Polish Esport League. while Jacek "⁠MINISE⁠" Jeziak and co. were invited as the winners of the Polish Esport League. while Jacek "⁠MINISE⁠" Jeziak and co. were invited as the winners of the Polish Esport League. while Jacek "⁠MINISE⁠" Jeziak and co. were invited as the winners of the Polish Esport League.
2021-03-02 15:38
3 replies
What did Jacek "⁠MINISE⁠" Jeziak and co. do?
2021-03-02 17:13
2 replies
#58
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Poland Recruitn1
They were were #22 and co. were invited as the winners of the Polish Esport League.
2021-03-02 17:30
1 reply
Thank you. I did not know that Jacek "⁠MINISE⁠" Jeziak and co. were invited as the winners of the Polish Esport League.
2021-03-02 18:03
#21
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Portugal MGL257
Can Portugal participate too?
2021-03-02 15:38
1 reply
#23
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Slovakia xaboff
Portugal+Spain have their own separate qualifier liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Liga_de_Vid..
2021-03-02 15:39
hope dexter will play better
2021-03-02 15:40
#26
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Ukraine StaR1y
Cis no?)
2021-03-02 15:46
#28
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CIS dealar
quals for CIS? no guys not today
2021-03-02 15:50
i believe fun plus phoenix organisation donate billions $ for this invites first EPL and now this
2021-03-02 15:50
#31
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Poland SebL
Great, I think PACT will surprise a lot of ppl in this event and I think they can win it. They are a really good team.
2021-03-02 15:54
9 replies
#41
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Poland grapeeeee
Pact is not even tier 1 on pl scene
2021-03-02 16:26
8 replies
#42
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Poland SebL
Currently not, but after this event they will probably reach the no.1 in Poland.
2021-03-02 16:29
7 replies
#70
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Poland grapeeeee
With bot minise XDDDDD Yes Yes keep dreaming. The only one thing would save this team is Neex back to cs.
2021-03-02 22:25
6 replies
#80
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Poland SebL
NEEX was trash in CS, he will never comeback to this game.
2021-03-04 07:59
5 replies
#82
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Poland grapeeeee
Lol XDDD best polish sniper, so much better than shit minise, overrated mhl, or washed up snax
2021-03-04 11:33
4 replies
#83
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Poland grapeeeee
Hades is better *
2021-03-04 11:33
#84
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Poland SebL
What world are you living in? His last team was SMASH, where he was medicore at best, now if he would comeback, he would be even worse, meanwhile you are saying that he is the best Polish sniper 0/8
2021-03-04 12:49
2 replies
#85
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Poland grapeeeee
Smash was shit
2021-03-04 20:21
1 reply
#86
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Poland SebL
Yes, partly because NEEX was a medicore player.
2021-03-05 09:41
#33
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Germany crippz
Sprout is going to win this one
2021-03-02 16:00
Any CIS teams/qualifiers??????
2021-03-02 16:12
lucky mouz, no cis = ez win for t2
2021-03-02 16:14
cool
2021-03-02 16:36
ez4mouz
2021-03-02 16:37
Free invite to FPX for Blast Showdown then..
2021-03-02 16:40
#46
ropz | 
India icle
vamouz
2021-03-02 16:41
no nl/be allowed rip
2021-03-02 16:42
3x no scene qualifiers but no danish qualifier with actual proper teams. Inb4 Endpoint with 2/5 UK players gets the UK spot xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-03-02 16:44
6 replies
Nordics have their own qualifier
2021-03-02 17:05
5 replies
ye just read that. Still a wasted qualifier hosting UK teams even Israel is more relevant
2021-03-02 17:13
4 replies
cap
2021-03-02 17:18
3 replies
u know its true. Your best player is currently playing tier5 cs in a spanish team LUL
2021-03-02 22:04
2 replies
We have a shit scene, yes. But UMX and ex-vexed are better than any Israeli teams
2021-03-02 23:05
1 reply
im talking about players. Flamez, spinx and anarkez are all better than any of those players
2021-03-03 00:40
#49
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Finland JooonsMO
Why Italy rather than Poland in last chance qualifier?
2021-03-02 16:51
#50
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Russia Dearboleg
Imagine playing western europe while being eastern europe. poles trying so hard LUL
2021-03-02 16:53
1 reply
#59
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Poland blankkoo
since when Poland is a part of eastern europe?
2021-03-02 17:34
>Pact tier 3 cup confirmed
2021-03-02 16:59
#57
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United Kingdom novaseer
> uk team spot lmao imagine inviting a uk cs team
2021-03-02 17:27
why not invite sangal instead of these tier1.5 teams?
2021-03-02 17:34
who is igl in FunPlus?
2021-03-02 17:57
#64
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Norway Napapijri
“countries allowed” What a nazi cup, shame
2021-03-02 18:36
1 reply
#67
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Poland Recruitn1
Nationalsozialistich Europa
2021-03-02 19:42
No snax no polish era. so this dead tournament.
2021-03-02 19:42
ropz smurfing
2021-03-02 23:21
no extremum again lolol
2021-03-03 01:25
#81
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Finland DTeeVee
Mouz broke or what?
2021-03-04 11:07
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