Europe RMR Open Qualifier 4 day one comes to an end, Round of 16 bracket set
Fierce competition will unfold as European teams fight for five spots at the RMRs in the fourth and final EU Open Qualifier.
23:30 fnatic, GamerLegion, Eternal Fire survive day one
As the final round of the day finishes for the final Europe open qualifier, the last 16 teams left with a shot at qualifying for the European Regional Major Ranking event have been decided. While fnatic, Apeks, and Wisla Krakow had fairly easy RO32 games and locked in their spot, some Major upsets took place with Tricked beating K23, MONKE taking down Falcons, and even GamerLegion easily defeating Movistar Riders.
The round of 16 will feature many heartbreak games, with fnatic vs Wisla Krakow, Anonymo vs Apeks, and Nemiga vs Eternal Fire all set. Just like third qualifier, there will be a fifth place decider between the teams who lose the quarterfinal matches.
Here is the bracket ahead of day two of the open qualifier:
Notable matches - Bracket
Round of 16
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Round of 32
Finest 7-16 Sangal - lobby
MONKE 16-5 Falcons - lobby
Eternal Fire 16-6 HAVU - connect - lobby
Movistar Riders 6-16 GamerLegion - lobby
FATE 16-8 GMT - lobby
K23 12-16 Tricked - lobby
Oste FC 4-16 fnatic - lobby
NewBALLS 8-16 Anonymo - lobby
Round of 64
Roound of 128
fnatic 16-8 dogs fast lose - lobby
Zero Tenacity 9-16 Enterprise - lobby
Apeks 16-2 PACT - lobby
K23 16-11 aimdemonz - lobby
SKADE 16-8 AGO - lobby
Into the Breach 9-16 SACRAMENTO - lobby
Anonymo 16-8 Strive in chaos - lobby
777 8-16 4glory - lobby
Movistar Riders 16-14 1WIN - lobby
Los Reyes 8-16 MAD Lions - lobby
Round of 256
Cocaine Goblins 3-16 Apeks - lobby
BLUEJAYS 13-16 iNation - lobby
SKADE 16-4 ROYALS - lobby
RetirementHome 7-16 fnatic - lobby
Budapest Five 12-16 Zero Tenacity - lobby
Lilmix 7-16 GamerLegion - lobby
Wisla Krakow 16-13 ECSTATIC - lobby
Hellslayers 16-14 Illuminar - lobby
AGO 19-16 Benched Heroes - lobby
PACT 16-14 Japaleno - lobby
ARCRED 8-16 Singularity - lobby
Savage 16-12 NEMESIDA - lobby
1shot 16-19 Los Reyes - lobby
Round of 512
GamerLegion 16-3 -FFA - lobby
SKADE 16-1 guernseybots - lobby
LastWind 3-16 Tricked - lobby
GMT 16-4 PALYANICA - lobby
Wisla Krakow 16-5 XI-Esport - lobby
AHJO 9-16 Zero Tenacity - lobby
ACCarnide 2-16 fnatic - lobby
K23 16-4 Smoke B - lobby
FTW 12-16 VELOX - lobby
Falcons 16-5 turtles - lobby
BLINK 10-16 Coalesce - lobby
Round of 1024
Endangered 16-0 airtrain clan - lobby
AVANGAR 16-0 BeHop Team - lobby
Illuminar 16-6 KoppiEsports - lobby
Wisla Krakow 16-1 Ultras - lobby
GMT 16-1 Old Guys Club - lobby
VELOX 16-2 Ramadas - lobby
MAD Lions 16-3 GOROC - lobby
Los Reyes 16-2 MORITURI GAMING - lobby
OFFSET 16-0 blessedteam - lobby
21:45 Tokyo Revengers, MAD Lions, Savage fall in RO64
The herd continues to thin as the round of 64 nears its conclusion. More big names fall by the wayside, as Anonymo took down Tokyo Revengers in overtime, Eternal Fire beat Savage, and MAD Lions suffered a surprise defeat against X Gamer.
The remaining favorites continue to march on, with the Simon "twist" Eliasson and Niclas "PlesseN" Plessen-infused Finest moving on to face Sangal. GamerLegion eased past Singularity, and are set to take on Movistar Riders in their final match of the day.
20:30 More big names clash in the Round of 128
As the round of 128 wraps up, additional big names have met their fate, as PACT were eliminated at the hands of Apeks, Into the Breach were defeated by Sacaramento, SKADE took down AGO, and 1WIN lost to Movistar Riders.
Other strong teams continued to advance as well, including fnatic, Wisla Krakow, K23, and MAD Lions. In the round of 64, some notable matches will include Nemiga vs iNation, Eternal Fire vs Savage, Anonymo vs Tokyo Revengers, and GamerLegion vs Singularity
18:40 BLUEJAYS, FTW, ECSTATIC eliminated ahead of Round of 128
A couple of notable teams have been eliminated early into the qualifier. FTW, who finished 5-8th in the second open qualifier, went out early to Iberian counterparts VELOX in a round of 512 clash. BLUEJAYS, currently ranked #30 in the world, were also knocked out by regional rivals in iNation, while fnatic took care of business against Maikil "Golden" Selim's RetirementHome.
ECSTATIC is another team that suffered an early exit and won't be participating in the upcoming Major cycle. Thomas "birdfromsky" Due-Frederiksen's squad had a 10-5 lead on Inferno but couldn't capitalize on it, seeing Wisla Krakow steal away the victory 16-13.
16:00 poizon to stand in for fnatic
fnatic's manager Andreas "Samuelsson" Samuelsson has announced that the team led by Alex "ALEX" McMeekin will field Bulgarian AWPer Valentin "poizon" Vasilev, who will be filling in for the academy player Iulian "regali" Harjău.
15:45 Last chance for European teams to qualify
The last Europe RMR Open Qualifier is about to kick off with over 1,000 teams signed up. By Sunday, the bracket will be reduced to the five teams that will qualify for the European RMRs, closing the European RMR open qualifier cycle with exception of the Far East Russia qualifier, which will yield the last spot for the EU RMRs.
This fourth and final European RMR will be particularly tough as there will be no other chances to qualify for teams that have fallen early in the first three qualifiers, such as fnatic, Movistar Riders, Apeks, K23, Eternal Fire, ECSTATIC or SKADE.
The five teams that do qualify will go on to play one of the two European Regional Major Ranking tournaments in Bucharest, Romania, in April, where they will fight to a book a ticket to the Major in Antwerp, Belgium, in May.
Some of the top teams that failed to qualify for the RMRs so far:
The teams that already have a spot in the European RMRs are:
This article will be updated with more information as the qualifier develops, including links to streams and a list of noteworthy match results. Streamers are invited to link their streams in the comments with information regarding the broadcast language in order to have them added to the article.