Jonji and Freedom 35 can do some momentary celebrating

Freedom 35 and The Pioneers round out Minor Closed Qualifier teams

The last two qualified teams for the Major event have been found.

The last qualifier for the FACEIT Major 2018 Americas Minor has concluded, and ESEA MDL sides Freedom 35 and The Pioneers have emerged victorious.

Freedom 35 had smooth sailing throughout the qualifier, not dropping a map the entire way. Their final match saw them taking down Gorilla Gang, who were fielding Brendan "stellar" McGrath instead of Anthony "Vanity" Malaspina, who was occupied with Father's Day duties.

Gorilla Gang
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Freedom 35
All maps
Gorilla Gang K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Brenden 'stellar' McGrath 35 - 42 -7 82.7 72.5% 0.96
United States Cameron 'cam' Kern 32 - 35 -3 65.3 64.7% 0.94
United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm 33 - 41 -8 75.4 58.8% 0.93
United States Ryan 'ryann' Welsh 32 - 40 -8 66.5 60.8% 0.87
United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith 18 - 41 -23 46.9 52.9% 0.53
Freedom 35 K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Victor 'food' Wong 56 - 29 +27 98.5 88.2% 1.62
Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey 44 - 34 +10 97.4 84.3% 1.47
United States David 'Toy' Han 41 - 28 +13 85.4 76.5% 1.32
Canada Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo 34 - 35 -1 78.8 70.6% 1.10
United States Sam '4sh0t' Mariano 24 - 24 +0 46.2 78.4% 0.96

The Pioneers had a similarly smooth path through the qualifier, until they came up against the newly made whole again F1-racecar-PEEK side. The Pioneers themselves were fielding an extremely different roster than the one they have fielded in MDL thus far. The series ultimately ended up 2-1 in the favor of The Pioneers, resulting in no joy for Ricky "floppy" Kemery and his new teammates.

F1-racecar-PEEK
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The Pioneers
All maps
F1-racecar-PEEK K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Canada Danny 'huynh' Huynh 52 - 45 +7 87.4 68.3% 1.24
United States Alex 'lanhero' Suarez 42 - 45 -3 67.2 69.8% 0.92
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery 44 - 48 -4 79.3 63.5% 0.92
United States Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner 35 - 45 -10 66.4 71.4% 0.89
United States Jake 'kaboose' McDonald 34 - 51 -17 60.9 66.7% 0.80
The Pioneers K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Collin 'wrath' McSweegan 61 - 47 +14 106.0 77.8% 1.39
United States Chad 'Oderus' Miller 65 - 42 +23 85.3 76.2% 1.36
United States Sebastian 'seb' Bucki 50 - 37 +13 89.8 73.0% 1.32
Canada Connor 'CONNOR93' Glover 38 - 46 -8 69.4 69.8% 0.96
United States Michael 'MAiNLiNE' Jaber 19 - 35 -16 43.5 63.5% 0.76

The team list for the Americas Minor Closed Qualifier is now:

United States Swole Patrol Bravado
United States Mythic United States Dignitas
United States Fam143 United States Armada
United States Freedom 35 United States The Pioneers
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The full standings of the qualifier can be found here.

While the invites for the qualifier have not been announced by FACEIT, many if not all of them can be guessed at. That event is currently set to start on June 22nd.

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