IEM Fall EU Qualifier #3: Top 16 found; Endpoint, LDLC in competition for Closed Qualifier
The third open qualifier for the upcoming Regional Major Ranking event has over 190 teams signed up, with their eyes set on the two Closed Qualifier slots up for grabs.
Notable matches - Bracket
Available on the HLTV event page.
GTZ | 22 - 19 | Apeks
hREDS | 16 - 10 | Lyngby Vikings
AGF | 16 - 10 | Tricked
BLINK | 13 - 16| cowana
NASR | 13 - 16 | GORILLAZ
ONYX | 16 - 12 | D13
AGO | 13 - 16 | AVEZ
Wisla Krakow | 16 - 12 | GUERRERO
OPAA | 16 - 11 | OFFSET
HONORIS | 13 - 16 | ANDIBUL CARROT
AGF | 16 - 12 | M1
Marten | 11- 16 | Infinite
Nexus | 13 - 16 | NASR
GORILLAZ | 16- 14 | Ambush
Top 16 teams found; Endpoint, LDLC in competition for Closed Qualifier
The tournament has reached the round-of-16 stage, which concludes our live coverage. Head over to our event page for details about the final games that are played today, before the BO3 semi-finals take place on Sunday.
Favorites such as Endpoint, LDLC, and Wisla Krakow have powered through the competition, but it remains to be seen whether they can get the job done and achieve a top four today.
IEM Fall 2021 Europe Open Qualiifer 3 top 16:
AGO, Apeks, BLINK eliminated; round-of-16 starts
Damian "Furlan" Kislowski and co. will not be fighting for the closed qualifier spot in the HLTV-featured matches as countrymen AVEZ eliminated them from the tournament, 16-13. AGO finished 5-8th in the second qualifier, and now have just one more chance in the final one.
Apeks and BLINK are two more high-seed teams that are out of the qualifier, having lost to GTZ and cowana, respectively. GORILLAZ have overcome NASR to move on in the tournament.
GORILLAZ to rematch NASR in round-of-32
The Robin "flusha" Rönnquist led-squad faces NASR in round-of-32, hoping to get revenge on the Middle Eastern team that eliminated them from the previous IEM Fall open qualifier.
Other matches coming up are domestic derbies AGO - AVEZ and AGF - Tricked, while Ukrainian - Serbian mixture ONYX faces the Mongolians of D13, who are bootcamping in Turkey.
Team list shrinks as round-of-32 nears
An interesting result happened in the match between ANDIBUL CARROT and HONORIS, where the mix team featuring standout Bulgarian players Teodor "SPELLAN" Nikolov and Ivan "Rock1nG" Stratiev eliminated Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas and co. from the tournament.
NOM, Marten, iNation, and x6tence are some of the teams that have been eliminated ahead of the round-of-32 starting, while PACT is out after a default loss.
Notable teams still in competition:
Round-of-64 starts in IEM Fall EU Qualifier #3
No upsets have been spotted in the qualifier yet, with South being the only notable team to drop out - due to the Danish team prioritizing the V4 qualifier.
IEM Fall EU Qualifier #3 bracket drawn
A total of 130 teams checked in for the qualifier, which sees the action start with the round-of-256. The most notable teams have been given BYEs into the second round.
Out of the initially mentioned notable teams, GODSENT fe, 4glory, Sangal, GamerLegion and SAW didn't check-in, with the overlaps with the V4 Future Sports Festival qualifier and Gjirafa50 Masters a likely cause of the ommisions.
Check out the full bracket on ESEA.
Notable teams checked in
Meanwhile, Astralis player Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen reminisced the times when he was playing in such qualifiers, and the joy reaching a closed qualifier brought.
IEM Fall EU Qualifier #3 kicks off shortly
Following the successful qualification of Copenhagen Flames, Movistar Riders, Fiend, and MAD Lions for the IEM Fall 2021 Europe Closed Qualifier, two more teams will be found through the third qualifier, happening on September 4-5.
The event will be covered with HLTV matches from the round-of-16, with this article set to bring updates from the earlier stages of the tournament.
The first matches in the IEM Fall 2021 Europe Open Qualifier 3 will start at 18:00 , with the best teams expected to sit out the first round due to their higher seed and join the action in the round-of-128
Currently, nearly 200 teams are signed up for the event, although it remains to be seen how many will check-in by 17:45 , after which the bracket will be created.
Notable teams signed up
The full team list is available on the ESEA event page.
Those streaming matches in the qualifier are welcome to share their streams in the comments, as those will be added to the article alongside the most notable results, and other updates.