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The final leg of the Berlin Major 2019 qualifiers came to an end today with the Minors’ 3rd Place Play-In being played out between the third-placed teams across the four minors. Amongst the four teams that played this part of the minor championship, only MVP PK could not qualify for the Majors, while the remaining three teams made it all the way through.
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In the opening match of the day, North went up against MVP PK, taking them down by a score of ‘16-10’ on both the maps, Nuke and Inferno to comfortably secure themselves a spot in the Major.
On the other hand, INTZ had a tough time against DreamEaters. After DE secured an early win on Overpass, INTZ had to really grind hard in-order to stay alive in the three-game series. Though the match went into overtime INTZ took it through to the decider being played on Dust 2. The final match was close but DE found its way around and ended up winning the series ‘2-1’ to qualify for the Major.
Both the losing sides met each other in the decider match but once again MVP found nothing as INTZ took a straight ‘2-0’ victory to be the final team qualifying through to the Majors. The Koreans tried really hard but just fell short of achieving a slot by their close competitors Tyloo.
With this last leg of the minors coming to an end all the teams participating in the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 have been decided. As the most important event in competitive Counter-Strike returns once again for the final time this year, every team is anxious, working hard to perform their best and praying to not face Team Liquid for as long as possible.