Apeks and Copenhagen Flames out of IEM Road to Rio Open Qualifier 3
Five spots for the European RMRs are up for grabs in the third open qualifier.
Notable matches - bracket
Round of 32
Coverage of these matches can be found on the event page.
Round of 64
Nemiga 16-13 BREAKTHROUGH - lobby
1PIN 16-9 FTW - lobby
Eternal Fire 16-5 Illyrians - lobby
EYEBALLERS 16-7 ECLOT - lobby
Anonymo 13-16 Zero Tenacity - lobby
EC Kyiv 16-10 En av de lette - lobby
Astralis 16-8 PGE Turow - lobby
SAW 16-14 Ambush - lobby
LF0 16-14 adepts - lobby
Sangal 22-19 Iron Branch - lobby
BLUEJAYS 16-13 RAIKIRI - lobby
Budapest Five 16-10 AGO - lobby
SINNERS 16-14 Dark Tigers - lobby
Endpoint 19-16 Beyond Possible - lobby
SKADE 14-16 GRGECHI - lobby
eSuba 13-16 RCL - lobby
PACT 11-16 FANTASY - lobby
Partizan 16-6 PALOMA - lobby
Finest 16-8 flowstate - lobby
Copenhagen Flames 13-16 AVANGAR - lobby
Apeks 12-16 Wolsung - lobby
GamerLegion 16-6 kingslayer - lobby
Into the Breach 23-25 TAG - lobby
Entropiq 16-11 VOID - lobby
ECSTATIC 16-6 9INE - lobby
OneTap 16-9 UNGENTIUM - lobby
HEET 16-8 Nexus - lobby
Movistar Riders 16-11 allStars - lobby
Round of 128
EC Kyiv 16-3 Legates - lobby
EYEBALLERS 16-5 premghouls - lobby
Eternal Fire 16-4 EKO - lobby
TITANS 12-16 En av de lette - lobby
Finest 16-7 linux - lobby
Cossacks 1-16 Zero Tenacity - lobby
Astralis 16-7 sleepwalkers - lobby
Anonymo 16-3 The Chosen Few - lobby
HEET 16-5 Madaskar - lobby
777 13-16 Adepts - lobby
Copenhagen Flames 16-3 BLINK - lobby
LDLC 18-22 PACT - lobby
Sampi 13-16 PGE Turow - lobby
9 Pandas 16-19 RCL - lobby
GamerLegion 16-11 Linx Legacy - lobby
SINNERS 16-8 CENTER - lobby
Endpoint 16-6 Metizport - lobby
SAW 16-1 Amo - lobby
Apeks 19-16 wannafly - lobby
Entropiq 16-10 ALTERNATE aTTaX - lobby
Movistar Riders 16-6 nosex - lobby
Round of 256
Tricked 7-16 9 Pandas - lobby - stream
GamerLegion 16-8 The Incas - lobby
Finest 16-2 7R - lobby
SAW 16-2 Hotspurs - lobby - stream
Astralis 16-6 Atmosphere - lobby
LDLC 16-5 1TourPas+ - lobby
Copenhagen Flames 16-7 VOLNA - lobby
EC Kyiv 16-7 RAKETOM U REBRA - lobby
HAVU 14-16 nomix - lobby
EYEBALLERS 16-4 goldenskulltrooper - lobby
1WIN 6-16 FANTASY - lobby
Sampi 16-13 UNION - lobby
Apeks 16-2 Nataso - lobby
Partizan 16-12 X - lobby - stream
SINNERS 16-6 Forward - lobby
Movistar Riders 16-2 Unknown flag cis Incentive Arise - lobby
ECSTATIC 16-14 TTC - lobby
Anonymo 16-8 CEPTER - lobby
HEET 16-11 yologang420 - lobby
BLUEJAYS 16-4 Budi2 - lobby
Endpoint 16-9 GTZ - lobby
Entropiq 16-3 atputies - lobby
Round of 512
Benched Heroes 7-16 JESTE - lobby - stream
Partizan 16-2 White Flames - lobby - stream
d00m 8-16 TTC - lobby - stream
Lilmix 14-16 Forward - lobby
HAVU 16-3 Eternity - lobby - stream
Tricked 16-0 KAPARAKI - lobby
Finest 16-0 lærkepower - lobby
Copenhagen Flames 16-1 istumaha - lobby
Astralis 16-2 Leukapotku - lobby
EC Kyiv 16-3 Cucumber Esports - lobby
ALTERNATE aTTaX 16-6 gamle venner - lobby
LDLC 16-1 50KGBODYBILDERS - lobby
Eternal Fire 16-4 Sinister Flames - lobby
BLUEJAYS 16-5 Apocalypse - lobby
Movistar Riders 16-2 tuskem - lobby
EYEBALLERS 16-0 Nadeo Strike - lobby
Anonymo 16-4 D0lByAtM0s - lobby
Round of 1024
ALTERNATE aTTaX 16-0 Boomerangs - lobby
smooya (Benched Heroes POV)
f0rest (d00m POV)
GeT_RiGhT (d00m POV)
Casters covering specific teams will have that team listed in brackets next to their name. Players streaming the qualifier will be listed with their team name and POV in brackets.
01:28 Copenhagen Flames and Apeks eliminated as final matchups come to an end
Endpoint made it to the second day of the qualifiers thanks to a monstrous Guy "NertZ" Iluz performance on Ancient against Beyond Possible. Joining them are SAW and SINNERS after two close matches against Ambush and Dark Tigers respectively.
TAG overcame Into the Breach 25-23 following three sets of overtime on Mirage to knock the British core out of the bracket.
Wolsung surprised everyone in their last map of the day as the Latvian squad eliminated Martin "STYKO" Styk and Richard "shox" Papillon's Apeks following a 16-12 victory on Dust2. Another upset occurred in the game between Copenhagen Flames and AVANGAR, with the Kazakh squad knocking out the Danes wtih a 16-13 victory. Meanwhile, Entropiq, HEET, and Movistar Riders all made through the fifth round of the bracket.
This is the last update of the night, remember to check our event page to keep up with the action from the second day.
23:40 Firt set of teams claim spots in the round of 32
EYEBALLERS, Eternal Fire, and Astralis are among the first teams to secure their attendance on the second day of the online event. Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's men failed to secure their attendance at the RMR at the previous two qualifiers, will tomorrow be their day?
Other teams advancing include EC Kyiv, 1PIN, and Nemiga.
Anonymo were knocked out of the bracket by Zero Tenacity in a close 13-16 loss.
22:52 LDLC fall to PACT in double overtime
François "AMANEK" Delaunay's LDLC have been eliminated in the fourth round of the open qualifier after an 18-22 loss to PACT.
PGE Turow Zgorzelec defeated Sampi 16-13, ending Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács and company's run at the qualifier.
Meanwhile, SAW advance to the fifth round after a dominant 16-1 win over Amo.
22:25 Astralis, Finest, Copenhagen Flames, and HEET through to round of 64
Both Danish teams made quick work of their fourth round matches, with Astralis taking home Ancient 16-7 and Copenhagen Flames picking up a dominant 16-3 win.
Finest and HEET also racked up strong wins over linux and Madagaskar, respectively to reach the fifth round of the open qualifier.
21:35 Round of 128 begins
Over 500 teams have been eliminated as we head into the fourth round of matches where a lot of big names are still in contention for a spot at the Europe RMRs, such as Astralis, Copenhagen Flames, Movistar Riders, and Finest.
21:05 1WIN and HAVU knocked out in round of 256
Egor "flamie" Vasilyev's 1WIN squad have been eliminated from the open qualifier following their 9-16 loss to FANTASY.
Jani "Aerial" Jussila and Sami "xseveN" Laasanen's crew went the distance against nomix and fell just short with a 14-16 loss.
EYEBALLERS dominated goldenskulltrooper 16-4 to clinch a fourth round berth, while the GuardiaN-led Sampi scored a narrow 16-13 victory over UNION88
20:35 Tricked, KOG suffer upset defeats
The first upset of the day came with No. 3 seed KOG's 2-16 defeat at the hands of No. 510 seed HUiPPUTiiMi in the second round.
Another top 20-seeded team that was eliminated from the open qualifier is No. 16 seed Tricked, who fell to 9 Pandas 7-16 in the round of 256.
20:00 Big names ease past second round opponents
The No. 1 seeded team, Astralis, convincingly took down Leukapotku 16-2 and move on to the round of 256.
Another Danish squad that breezed past their second-round competition is Copenhagen Flames, who secured a 16-1 victory over istumaha.
Finest blew past lærkepower 16-0 on Overpass, and the new-look Apeks scored a 16-3 win over FERMER behind Tim "nawwk" Jonasson's 27 kills.
19:34 d00m fall to TTC
d00m have been eliminated in the round of 512 following an 8-16 loss to TTC, their earliest exit after reaching the round of 256 in the two previous open qualifiers.
Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov's Forward claimed victory over Lilmix, 16-14 behind Nikita "JIaYm" Panyushkin's monstrous 44 kills.
The all-Finnish side HAVU also advance to the third round after a comfortable 16-3 win over Eternity.
19:10 Benched Heroes eliminated in Round of 512, Partizan advances to third round
Owen "smooya" Butterfield's Benched Heroes squad exit the third Europe Open Qualifier in the round of 512 after suffering a 7-16 defeat to JESTE. Meanwhile, Partizan advance to the third round after a dominant 16-2 beatdown of White Flames.
18:33 bracket goes live
The bracket for the online qualifier has gone live. Teams have begun their first matches.
17:45 SAW coach arki to stand in for MUTiRiS
Portuguese side SAW will be without their in-game leader Christopher "MUTiRiS" Fernandes today due to health reasons. Taking his place in the open qualifier is the team's coach, Omar "arki" Chakkor.
17:35 GeT_RiGhT is back with d00m
d00m will be competing in the third open qualifier, this time with Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund back in the lineup after Ludvig "HEAP" Alonso played with the Swedes in the second open qualifier.
17:15 The third round of open qualifiers for the RMR starts today
Nine teams have already qualified for the Road to Rio Europe RMRs through the first two sets of open qualifiers, and five more spots are up for grabs in the IEM Road to Rio Europe Open Qualifier 3 which begins today at 18:00 .
The participating teams will go through six single-elimination best-of-one matches to reach the quarter-finals. Teams will then battle it out in a best-of-three for a guaranteed spot at the Europe RMRs, while the losers will go through a fifth-place decider bracket for the final RMR spot on offer. Those who advance past the quarter-finals will play in best-of-ones the following day for seeding purposes.
Here are some of the most notable teams participating in the qualifier:
The list of teams already confirmed to be attending the European RMRs due to Major placement are:
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Bad News Eagles
The teams who made it through the previous open qualifiers were:
The live post will cover the first five rounds of the qualifier. From the round of 32 onwards, the matches will be covered on HLTV.org here.
This article will be updated as the bracket develops and will include a list of streams covering the qualifier as well as the noteworthy 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.
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