posted by Smyke,
ADVERTISING:Right before the Minor qualifier started Flying Penguins' mid laner Gunnar posted on Twitter that he'll be replaced by Eric 'Ryoya' Dong who played for Team Team before.
If anyone was wondering what happened with me and flying penguins, I was kicked and replaced with Ryoya after the major quals finished. I'll be playing with TeamTeam for this minor qualifier.— Gunnar (@Gunnardota) 9. Februar 2019
In the Lower Bracket Finals both teams will play against each other tonight which gives Gunnar the chance to take revenge for getting replaced by Ryoya. The North American player joined TEAM TEAM since they were lacking a mid laner after Ryoya left. This is already the second time both teams play against each other in this qualifier.
In the first round of the tournament TEAM TEAM beat Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao's team with 2-0 - another victory would kick Flying Penguin out of the qualifier.
Can anybody stop coL?
If Michael 'ixmike88' Ghannam and his team want to qualify for the second Minor in the row, they'll have to beat compLexity Gaming in the Grand Finals, because only one North American team will get a slot for the Minor in Kiev.
The team surrounding Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin and Zakari 'ZfreeK' Freedman demonstrated already in the Major qualifier a few days earlier that the new squad is a threat to the three top teams in the region - a Minor qualification would underline their ambitions.
Which team will win the NA Minor qualifier?
Photo credit: DreamHack - Jennika Ojala