Muffin Lightning takes Echo Fox’s spot at the North American ELEAGUE Minor

The team fell just short of making it the first time around.

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One team is getting a second chance to qualify for the North American ELEAGUE minor.

Muffin Lightning has taken over Echo Fox’s slot in the minor after its entire Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster entered free agency. Muffin Lightning placed just below Echo Fox in the ELEAGUE major’s closed North American minor qualifiers.

Now the squad will compete against Cloud9, Immortals, and Team SoloMid between Dec. 3–4 for one of the two spots for the ELEAGUE minor, which acts as the final stop before the ELEAGUE major.

Muffin Lightning roster includes several well-known faces in the lower ranks of competitive CS:GO in North America, with former players from NRG, Splyce, and compLexity making up the roster.

Muffin Lightning’s performance in the closed qualifiers could only be described as a mixed bag, with its biggest win being against a newly restructured Immortals roster that had just replaced its in-game leader Wilton “zews” Prado for Lucas “steel” Lopes.