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Three teams remain in the fight for the last European Major spot

Guild Eagles, GamerLegion and 9Pandas in the race.

It's all or nothing for Guild Eagles, GamerLegion and 9 Pandas in the fight for Europe's final spot at the Major. Last chance started today with three teams already out of the race for PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen.

Among those who left the race, the Danish super team Astralis was most surprising. The organization will miss the first CS2 Major in its home country.

A much-desired spot

After victories in today's games, Guild Eagles and GamerLegion face each other on the last chance stage of Europe to Major. The winner will face 9 Pandas in the final for the much-desired spot.

The 9Pandas team is in the final after beating Astralis, which gave them a better score in the Buchholz system. GamerLegion eliminated fnatic from the race and Guild Eagles from BetBoom Team.

Team 1
Team 2
Map 1
Map 2
Map 3
Score
9 Pandas
Astralis
Overpass (13-11)
Nuke (13-8)
Ancient
2-0
Guild Eagles
BetBoom Team
Overpass (13-4)
Ancient (13-10)
Mirage
2-0
GamerLegion
fnatic
Vertigo (16-14)
Ancient (13-7)
Overpass
2-0

GamerLegion is competing for a place in the Major after finishing second in the last CS:GO Major in Paris.

GL surprised everyone after being finalist of last CS:GO Major (Image via Blast.tv)
GL surprised everyone after being finalist of last CS:GO Major (Image via Blast.tv)

Big teams out of European race for Major spot

This way, Astralis with four Majors and fnatic with three in CS:GO are left out of the first CS2 Major after being eliminated in the last Europe Major spot race. After not being able to live up to the community's expectations about the Danish super team, the Astralis players were visibly upset. Legendary Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz was sincere in his words:

"Nothing mattered more than this. I'm crushed trying to find any words to put on what happened. The biggest sorry to our fans & the organization who believed in us. It’s an impossible pill to swallow not being part of the celebration of Counter Strike in Copenhagen….."

Astralis' story after the drama with Heroic to sign Martin "stavn" Lund and Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard only gets worse. Heroic got the spot for the Major and didn't miss the opportunity to make fun of it.

Heroic's social media doesn't lose an opportunity (Image via X)
Heroic's social media doesn't lose an opportunity (Image via X)

Even before Astralis was eliminated from Last Chance, René "TeSeS" Madsen spoke about Astralis' struggle:

"I don't know if it makes the win sweeter, but it's kinda fun to see that [Astralis] are losing, that's just how it is. Mentally for me, it's just fun to see that they're not really succeeding."