yay and Swole Patrol are one step closer to Sweden
The DreamHack Masters Malmö qualifier has concluded, seeing six somewhat ambiguous teams through to the Closed Qualifier.
The Round of 16 proceeded mostly as would have been expected, with the large exception of MDL side Stay Frosty taking down the Brazilians of Luminosity in their debut with Felipe "skullz" Medeiros. Aside from the lone upset, the all-MDL showdown between Rap Gang and Divine was a close affair that went in the latter's favor, and Gorilla Gang acquitted themselves well against oNe.
The quarterfinals saw ATK and Stay Frosty destroy Party Astronauts and Monstars, respectively. Meanwhile, Swole Patrol overcame Divine 16-10, and Sharks narrowly triumphed over their countrymen of oNe 19-17.
With Party Astronauts forfeiting their lower bracket match, the last match of the qualifier was between oNe and Divine, with Alexander "zander" Diaz leading his team to victory to secure a berth in the Closed Qualifier.
The qualified teams are as follows:
|Stay Frosty||Swole Patrol|
However, according to tweets from Michael "agM" Abood and Brenden "stellar" McGrath, Stay Frosty, Monstars, and Party Astronauts are all unable to participate in the Closed Qualifier tomorrow. It is currently unknown which teams – if any, will replace them.
We qualified for the closed DH qualifier with wins over @Luminosity and Monstars but the closed qualifier is tomorrow at 3 I guess they just think everyone doesn't work so we won't be playing in it Still proud of us @StayFrostyCS @tconnorscs @DouglasRattman @JosiahCSGO @Danejoris— Michael Abood (@AgM_cs) September 11, 2019
dw we got the spot over monstars in the losers match since they couldnt play but we can't play either :D— brenden (@ssssstellar) September 11, 2019