MAD Lions, Fiend secure first IEM Fall closed qualifier spots

The two teams will play for their first chance to earn Regional Major Ranking points in mid-September.

MAD Lions and Fiend have earned the first two spots in the IEM Fall Europe closed qualifier after coming out on top of the first open qualifier for the final RMR tournament in Europe, the only Major ranking event set to take place on LAN.

The two teams fought through six rounds after over 120 teams signed up for the first of a total of four open qualifiers, with MAD Lions most notably taking down HAVU — the highest-seeded team in attendance — and AVEZ on the way, while Fiend had Galaxy Racer and LDLC in their path.

MAD Lions have Woro2k to thank for their qualification

The qualification will come as reassurance to the European side that recent changes they made bore fruit, after the team brought in Johannes "⁠b0RUP⁠" Borup instead of Teodor "⁠SPELLAN⁠" Nikolov and transferred in-game leadership duties to Thomas "⁠TMB⁠" Bundsbæk earlier in August.

This will mark MAD Lions's and Fiend's first appearance in a closed qualifier for an RMR tournament. That is set to take place on September 14-16 and award 12 spots in the main event, which will run on LAN at an undisclosed location from September 29.

The 14 other teams taking part in the closed qualifier will be determined via invites and the remaining three open qualifiers (on September 2-3, 4-5, and 9-10).

Bulgaria Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1420
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1229
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
510
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
#1
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Lithuania andy_
nice
2021-08-30 00:54
gg well played
2021-08-30 00:55
#3
FalleN | 
Brazil shere
congratz
2021-08-30 00:56
#4
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Spain Nepomu
Ez for sausol
2021-08-30 00:56
Woro prove them wrong
2021-08-30 00:57
#6
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Russia CYETA
dream3r and woro2k in closed rmr qual. Glad to see the scene thriving
2021-08-30 01:06
4 replies
lmfao
2021-08-30 01:17
3 replies
#8
Polin | 
Europe Daudy
+1 I am convinced that woro is cheating not because of his clips but because i saw VK post from his former teammates from Majesty that said something along the lines "woro didnt leave he was kicked because his teammates think he cheats" Sadly i cannot find the HLTV post that had link and screenshot and i cant find the VK post either. Sadge
2021-08-30 01:55
2 replies
so, still he is either incredibly good that you can't believe it or cheating, no evidence
2021-08-30 09:03
1 reply
#20
Polin | 
Europe Daudy
Yeah he got kicked because he was too good :)
2021-08-30 12:51
no mention of AUGPLAYRS smh
2021-08-30 02:41
1 reply
+1
2021-08-30 11:26
#10
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United States hjhjghj23
glad to see the cheater woro2k is thriving
2021-08-30 02:57
gg well played
2021-08-30 02:57
#12
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United States B0b3rT
We love fiend
2021-08-30 04:15
ez
2021-08-30 04:43
Gj guys!
2021-08-30 06:14
#15
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Russia diphrel
another Ukrainian bot
2021-08-30 06:35
4 replies
Who is?
2021-08-30 07:42
3 replies
#19
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Lithuania Zen3ix
Probably talking about woro
2021-08-30 11:28
2 replies
Yo why Woro2k is under Polish flag?
2021-08-30 14:05
1 reply
#22
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Lithuania Zen3ix
? Reply needs to have actual content
2021-08-30 14:06
gz
2021-08-30 14:56
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