PGL Major Kraków 2017 - PENTA, North Academy to EU Minor closed qualifier

CS:GO Ali “Maxxie” Or

The first open qualifier for the European Minor Championship concluded with PENTA and North Academy advancing to the closed qualifiers.

The qualification campaign for PGL Major Kraków 2017 started in Europe with the first open qualifier which had 512 slots. After three days of Counter-Strike, Germany PENTA Sports and Sweden North Academy secured their spots at the closed qualifier ahead of teams like Europe Team Dignitas, Denmark Tricked and Denmark Singularity.

Out of two qualified teams, North Academy defeated Portugal k1ck eSports Club, Team Dignitas and Lithuania GameplayDNA. On the other hand, PENTA's notable opponents were Singularity and Tricked. With their success, PENTA and North Academy will join eight invited sides, making the number of attendees ten as of now. There will be three more open qualifiers with each offering two closed qualifier spots.

The second open qualifier is set to held on May 3rd-5th. After all open qualifiers are done, eighteen teams will fight for a place of their own at European Minor on May 18th-19th. The Minor itself is scheduled to commence one month after the closed qualifier, on June 15th.

Amongst the invited teams are EnVyUs, NiP, LDLC and Heroic. You can find the current team list for the closed qualifier for European Minor below:

Germany BIG France EnVyUs Sweden Epsilon Denmark Heroic Poland Kinguin
Europe LDLC Sweden NiP Turkey Space Soldiers Denmark North Academy Europe PENTA


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Ali “Maxxie” Or
21 years old university student from Istanbul, Turkey. Playing Counter-Strike since its 1.3 version. Crazy about eSports, all kinds of sports and a Song of Ice and Fire.(Yeah, not Game of Thrones. Book reader alert!) But above else, history is my love. You can follow me on twitter @MaxxieCSGO


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