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Everything you need to know about Movistar Riders: Europe Closed Qualifier profile

Spanish hopefuls Movistar Riders will be hoping to cruise through the Europe Minor Closed Qualifier for the ESL One Rio Major. Here is everything you need to know about the team, players and expectations for the lineup.

Click here for all links to all sixteen of the team profiles for the Europe Closed Qualifier for ESL One Rio.

 

Rank (HLTV/ESL): #41/#31

 

Invite or Qualifier: Invited

 

Lineup

  • Alejandro "mopoz" Fernández-Quejo Cano
  • Alejandro "ALEX" Masanet Candela
  • Rajohn "EasTor" Gregory
  • Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran
  • Lucas "steel" Lopes
  • Galder "bladE" Barcena (coach)

Five most recent results

  • FLASHPOINT Europe Closed Qualifier = 13-16th (Online)
  • DreamHack Open Anaheim 2020 Europe Open Qualifier = 9-16th (Online)
  • Champions Cup Finals = 5-6th (LAN)
  • DreamHack Open Sevilla 2019 = 5-6th (LAN)
  • WESG 2019 Central Europe & Iberia Closed Qualifier = 1st (Online)

Brief rundown

One of many MDL teams present in the Closed Qualifier, Movistar Riders are yet to truly shine on the international circuit.

The entire Movistar Riders squad received invites to FPL ahead of 2020, providing crucial experience to a team from a country with a smaller competitive scene within the most competitive region in CS:GO.

Brazilian player steel is the most experienced member of the team, having played for Immortals and making it all the way to the PGL Krakow Major 2017 finals. The team had impressed many as the second best team from Brazil set to follow in the footsteps of SK Gaming before issues outside of the server led to internal implosion.

The Teles twins, Henrique "HEN1" Teles and Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles and Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe left the team with the Major spot in hand and steel spent some time on Team Liquid and Luminosity Gaming before travelling to Europe to join Movistar Riders in late 2019 as their new in-game leader.

Player to watch: EasTor

There is a full player profile available that explains why EasTor is a player to watch for the future and this is why he is the one to watch on Movistar Riders for the Closed Qualifier.

Gaining almost 65% of his career kills with the AWP, getting the sniper rifle into his hands to potentially face off against Jesper "JW" Wecksell could be a key factor in Movistar Riders' progression.

GINX prediction

Movistar Riders are in the hard side of the bracket, with Fnatic likely awaiting in the second game if they are able to overcome Dignitas in their opening match.

While the core is experienced, loWel and steel are the only two Movistar Riders members to have made it as far as the group stage of a Major while the Closed Qualifier marks the deepest ever Major run for the remaining three players.

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