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Halo Minor League Open Qualifier #1 Recap

Who are the fifth and sixth teams joining Most Wanted, PNDA, Solstice and Scion? Catch-up on the open qualifier action here.
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A brand new era has begun.

With Most Wanted, PNDA, Solstice and Scion all waiting on the final four teams in the Halo Minor League, two more teams qualified for the brand new circuit.

Those teams are Orgless and eXcellence Gaming.

Orgless went through the entire winners bracket only dropping two games, while eX was kicked out in the second round, but made a phenomenal losers bracket run to secure the sixth league spot.

Here's the full recap of went down for the first ever Halo Minor League Open Qualifier:


Round One:

#17 Fire Chris Common Carry 2 - 0 #16 Asylum Esports

#25 Upset City Def. #8 Don't Chase Me Bro

#24 eX 2 - 1 #9 Last Minute

#4 Authentic 2 - 1 #29 Not Statting

#13 Starboys 2 - 0  #20 Mob

#28 CPR eSports 2 - 0 #5 InControl Gaming

#12 We Suck at Halo Def. #21 Acceleration

#18 Servers Please Don't Choke 2 - 0 #15 Pick Up Squad

#26 Orgless 2 - 0 #7 Smooth Criminals

#23 Bring the Noise 2 - 0 #10 11 Dongz

#30 First Rounded 2 - 0 #3 Bye

#19 Supernovas 2 - 0 #14 Nah Imagine

#6 Transcendent Gaming Def. #27 Sunny Men

#11 Nfinite GG Def. #22 OFF


Losers Round One:

#9 Last Minute Def. #8 Don't Chase Me Bro

#29 Not Statting 2 - 1 #20 Mob

#5 InControl Gaming Def. #21 Acceleration

#7 Smooth Criminals 2 - 0 #10 11 Dongz

#14 Nah Imagine 2 - 0 #3 Bye

#22 OFF Def. #27 Sunny Men


Winners Round Two:

#17 Fire Chris Common Carry 2 - 0 #1 Rogue Nation

#25 Upset City 2 - 0 #24 eX

#13 Starboys 2 - 1 #4 Authentic

#28 CPR Esports 2 - 0 #12 We Suck At Halo

#18 Servers Please Don't Choke 2 - 1 #2 Synergy

#26 Orgless 2 - 0 #23 Bring the Noise

#19 Supernovas 2 - 0 #30 First Rounded

#6 Transcendent Gaming 2 - 0 #11 Nfinite GG


Losers Round Two:

#11 Nfinite GG 2 - 0 #16 Asylum eSports

#30 First Rounded Def. #9 Last Minute

#29 Not Statting 2 - 1 #23 Bring the Noise

#2 Synergy 2 - 1 #5 InControl Gaming

#15 Pick Up Squad Def. #12 We Suck At Halo

#4 Authentic 2 - 1 #7 Smooth Criminals

#24 eX 2 - 1 #14 Nah Imagine

#1 Rogue Nation Def. #22 OFF


Losers Round Three:

#11 Nfinite GG Def. #30 First Rounded

#29 Not Statting Def. #2 Synergy

#4 Authentic 2 - 0 #15 Pick Up Squad

#24 eX 2 - 0 #1 Rogue Nation


Winners Quarterfinals:

#17 Fire Chris Common Carry 2 - 0 #25 Upset City

#13 Starboys 2 - 0 #28 CPR eSports

#26 Orgless 2 - 0 #18 Servers Please Don't Choke

#19 Supernovas 2 - 0 #6 Transcendent Gaming


Losers Round Four:

#28 CPR eSports 2 - 0 #11 Nfinite GG

#29 Not Statting 2 - 0 #25 Upset City

#6 Transcendent Gaming 2 - 0 #4 Authentic

#24 eX 2 - 0 #18 Servers Please Don't Choke


Losers Round Five:

#28 CPR eSports 2 - 0 #29 Not Statting

#24 eX 2 - 0 #6 Transcendent Gaming


Winners Semifinals:

#13 Starboys 2 - 0 #17 Fire Chris Common Carry

#26 Orgless 2 - 1 #19 Supernovas


Losers Quarterfinals:

#19 Supernovas 2 - 0 #28 CPR eSports

#24 eX 2 - 0 #17 Fire Chris Common Carry


Losers Semifinals:

#24 eX 2 - 0 #19 Supernovas


Winners Finals:

#26 Orgless 2 - 1 #13 Starboys


Losers Finals:

#24 eX 2 - 1 #13 Starboys


Grand Finals:

#26 Orgless 2 - 0 #24 eX

[Both Orgless and eX clinch a spot in the Halo Minor League]


Profiles:

Orgless:

Made up of "Eccentrik," "PoseyxR," "JR2" and "KuavoKenny," this team consists of amateurs and semi-pros who have bounced around a few organizations and want to get back into a full league.

They wound up dominating this bracket, and will be an interesting group to see as the Halo Minor League starts up later this month.

So Orgless? Not for long. If an esports organization is smart, they'll invest in the potential of this group of four.

eXcellence Gaming:

eXcellence is known for its Call of Duty team, but was especially huge in the Halo scene right around Halo 2: Anniversary.

There, this orgnaization had a super roster of Justin "iGotUrPistola" Deese, Aaron "Ace" Elam, Michael "StrongSide" Cavanaugh, and Eric "Snipedown" Wrona, but unfortunately, the roster disbanded shortly after they won the PAX Prime Showdown in 2014.

They've had a wealth of pros go through their ranks, but their current side now sees Coby "Swifty" Yamauchi leading a team of promising players such as "Daffs," who recently competed at HCS Orange County under "For Wade," and "SickStory," a longtime journeyman who has been on a wealth of different organizations.

Oh, and if you want to see why this Minor League is such a great idea, check out this tweet:

 This is why we cover Halo.


My Top Three Favorite Team Names:

(Note: Actual organization names don't count)

3. Nah Imagine - Throwback to me in the ninth grade, back in New York. This phrase is usually followed up by "facts, my guy" and "deadass."

2. Servers Please Don't Choke - *insert joke about Halo 5 servers here*

1. We Suck at Halo - At least they are brutally honest.


Do you think any of the runner-ups have a shot at the Halo Minor League in the second, and final, open qualifier next week?

Let us know in the comments below and for all your Halo and general esports updates, make sure you are following us on Twitter, @GAMURScom.

James Mattone is a journalist for GAMURS and can be contacted on Twitter -@TheJamesMattone.

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