Quartet of teams complete IEM Fall 2021 Europe team list

fnatic bounced back from a defeat to Sinners on Wednesday by beating Eternal Fire to qualify, while AURA edged past SAW in an upset.

The final four teams who will attend IEM Fall 2021 Europe have been determined following the conclusion of the tournament's closed qualifier, with fnatic, Fiend, MAD Lions, and AURA all securing wins in the lower bracket to book their ticket to the offline Regional Major Ranking event.

After a labored performance against Sinners in their opening match of the qualifier, fnatic recovered in the lower bracket with a two-map series win over Eternal Fire. Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş' side took an early lead on Vertigo to kick off the series, but from there control was mostly in the hands of fnatic, who were led by an inspired performance from William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman in securing 16-13 and 16-11 wins on Vertigo and Mirage to secure their spot.

Meanwhile, Fiend made short work of OPAA, becoming the first team to advance from the lower bracket as they won Inferno (16-10) before cruising through Dust2 (16-7) for a swift 2-0 series win.

fnatic are through to the main event

MAD Lions, who had been sent to the lower bracket by Dignitas, were next up as they came out on top of a three-map affair against Anonymo, a series which began with Volodymyr "⁠Woro2k⁠" Veletniuk powering his side to a 16-11 win on Mirage. Despite a disastrous showing on Ancient (2-16), MAD Lions redeemed themselves on Inferno, putting up a similarly dominant performance (16-6) to advance.

In the sole upset of the final day, SAW were felled in tragic fashion by AURA. A 16-12 win on Ancient for Renato "⁠stadodo⁠" Gonçalves' troops gave way to a 2-16 loss on Overpass, forcing an Inferno decider. There, the Portuguese side pulled ahead at the break, and extended their lead to 12-6 before a comeback effort from the Swedish team got underway.

However, just when it seemed as if SAW would take the map over the line at 14-14, fatal mistakes in a 5vs2 situation gave up match point to AURA, who were able to convert and take the map over the line to book their ticket to the IEM event.

IEM Fall Europe is set to play out on LAN at a to-be-announced location from September 29 to October 10, and will be the final event to award European teams with Regional Major Ranking points ahead of the PGL Major.

Should any teams in the main event need to be replaced due to any issues ahead of the tournament, the 13-16th placing teams from the closed qualifier will also play in one final single-elimination bracket to determine a runner-up.

The complete team list for IEM Fall 2021 Europe is:

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1526
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.68
Portugal Renato 'stadodo' Gonçalves
Renato 'stadodo' Gonçalves
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
601
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
United Kingdom William 'mezii' Merriman
William 'mezii' Merriman
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
385
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.66
EZ for fnatic
2021-09-17 00:33
6 replies
aura to major final victory over s0mple
2021-09-17 01:13
5 replies
Turkish superteam: Eternal Fire - out Portugese superteam: sAw - out Polish superteam: Anonymo - out
2021-09-17 05:45
4 replies
#41
fnx | 
Europe MrKaroX
Well, Anonymo was Superteam with previous lineup. Currently the best polish team is AGO, which was also built in the idea of National superteam. They're winning against all t2 teams, and some tier 1 aswell
2021-09-17 07:09
1 reply
#51
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Czech Republic TeBych
Brother no matter where I look I cant find the tier 1 teams ago beat, when i look at HLTV i see only FPX, skade and endpoint, which are not bad teams, but deffinitely not tier 1. They are best polish team now, but they not that good otherwise
2021-09-17 08:24
#53
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Germany X5ander
so sad for my former boy Xantares :-(
2021-09-17 09:16
#59
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Poland rafcio39
Anonymo SUPERTEAM HOHOHAHA
2021-09-17 17:13
nice throw saw, disgraceful
2021-09-17 00:33
2 replies
No fox = no win
2021-09-17 01:23
#29
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China HEIDASHUAi
Yea they should have won that game 99 times out of 100
2021-09-17 02:05
Didn't expect Aura to actually make it
2021-09-17 00:33
#4
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Finland Cucumber))
Nt GOD BERRY Now it's #FPXWin
2021-09-17 00:33
Lmao saw didn’t make it against t7 Swedish puggers
2021-09-17 00:33
1 reply
#40
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Finland JooonsMO
But they would still win eg
2021-09-17 07:05
Movistar stickers incoming...
2021-09-17 00:34
1 reply
omggggg
2021-09-17 12:41
AURA!!!
2021-09-17 00:34
#8
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Poland HajperCSGO
AURA having the dreamrun rn :) bra spelat grabbar ses på esportal
2021-09-17 00:35
4 replies
#11
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Portugal n0xiv4
Dreamrun? Luckrun, their braindead opponents pushing smokes in 5v2. Any decent team not braindead currently because of changes would win 2-0 this shitty team
2021-09-17 00:40
#13
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Slovakia Daev0n
Lmao SAW had the easiest match up and managed to fuck it up.
2021-09-17 00:40
2 replies
+1
2021-09-17 01:30
classic SAW choke, honestly i was expecting it
2021-09-17 07:28
Vamos riders, se vienen stickers
2021-09-17 00:37
#10
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Portugal n0xiv4
Can't believe it gg
2021-09-17 00:39
less go Aura
2021-09-17 00:40
That's a lot of teams for 11 spots.
2021-09-17 00:41
It's lan, ez for faze
2021-09-17 00:42
Gl Fiend and Skade!
2021-09-17 01:11
1 reply
ez throw for Fiend
2021-09-18 06:09
#19
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Nepal rosiek64
GL SAW, maybe next year
2021-09-17 01:13
ez for v4c7or
2021-09-17 01:30
lol EF
2021-09-17 01:32
#25
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Brazil BNV
Eternal Fire OMEGALUL
2021-09-17 01:37
2 replies
+1
2021-09-17 07:42
Unless they bring a solid IGL , they are just wasting XANTARES potential
2021-09-17 09:24
4 swedish teams, you just love to see it.
2021-09-17 01:48
4 replies
Is AURA any good ?
2021-09-17 01:54
3 replies
yeah a bit inexperienced but a coach and an org would be very beneficial for them of course.
2021-09-17 02:03
2 replies
#44
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Sweden DaManz
Couldn't agree more. This team can cause an even more upset if they get signed asap and coached properly.
2021-09-17 07:33
+1 SHINE and hype looked good when AURA played against ENCE.
2021-09-17 07:48
lets go goat krimz!
2021-09-17 02:12
Ez for Fiend
2021-09-17 03:01
1 reply
+1 they like to throw on purpose
2021-09-18 06:09
#32
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Sweden HaasF1Team
More swedish teams than danish. What can I say? Swedish cs is back?
2021-09-17 03:55
Don't think I've ever been so bothered by a sAw loss, humiliated on overpass and played inferno horribly. The round at 14-14 was so poorly played... Hope the team uses this as a learning experience. And GL to Aura, must be a great feeling for them getting to play T1 teams on LAN.
2021-09-17 04:13
AURA kids living the dream! some of them will get picked up, hype a beast
2021-09-17 05:50
How many points need to attend PG major stockholm
2021-09-17 05:57
2 replies
Depends on other teams
2021-09-17 06:58
It just really depends, you cannot say until the tournament is half finished.
2021-09-17 07:55
Sad for Eternal Fire, but oh well. Harsh realities.
2021-09-17 06:27
#38
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Spain Otanno
#VamosRiders Saw... wat doink?
2021-09-17 06:53
#42
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Hungary szia
AURA an esea advanced team qualifying for a major event and could possible attend the major itself. thats the dream.
2021-09-17 07:27
#45
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Sweden DaManz
Well played my Swedish Friends!
2021-09-17 07:39
Saw fucking bad Why still not Disband?
2021-09-17 07:51
saw and ef has a very small chance of qualifying, but its possible. if a team drops out of iem fall either saw or eternal fire qualifies, depending on who wins today.
2021-09-17 08:02
2 replies
#55
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Germany Jonaah
Dont forget Opaa/Anonymo
2021-09-17 11:13
1 reply
ah shit thanks
2021-09-17 11:14
EZ4ENCE
2021-09-17 09:13
eternal meme
2021-09-17 13:40
#60
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Poland SebL
Good for fnatic that they qualified, with all this mess going on with this team atleast they qualified here, I wouldn't expect miracles from them in the event tho. I have no idea who are those AURA guys but I guess it's good for the Swedish scene that some young players are basically able to qualify for one of the biggest events of the year, must feel great. MAD Lions totally deserved this spot, they are showing some potential lately and I think they will surprise many ppl in this tournament. Same for Fiend, these 2 teams I could see causing some upsets in this tournament. GL to everyone, sad that no Polish teams advanced but they didn't deserve it sadly.
2021-09-17 20:17
2 replies
+1 its a shame save MICHU
2021-09-18 06:16
1 reply
#65
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Poland SebL
He was underperforming lately aswell, he had good BLAST but other than that hasn't been impressive aswell.
2021-09-18 13:27
We have no scene but two teams qualified. Whats going on
2021-09-18 06:14
1 reply
2022 Bulgaria 1 major You heard it here first
2021-09-18 13:30
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