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MNM Gaming has qualified for the Berlin Major after taking one point in their overtime loss against PWNZ on the last EUL day of play.
The five-man MNM squad has been together since September 2021, before the European Challenger League season started that year. The team went on to win the 2021 EUCL in an almost flawless fashion to qualify for the 2022 EU League.
Just two months later, MNM made their professional debut at the 2022 Six Invitational, finishing in 13-16th place. The team went on to finish Stage 1 of the EUL in fifth place, just two points short of a Charlotte Major qualifying spot and have now improved to a guaranteed top-four finish in Stage 2.
This result comes as they currently have an unassailable 16 points, with notable wins over BDS, G2, and NAVI in regular time, as well as Rogue in overtime. G2 and BDS currently have only 12 points, meaning MNM cannot be overtaken with only one game left for the top two teams.
This continues a remarkable story for Europe’s latest breakthrough stars. They continue to follow in the footsteps of BDS and Empire, who also qualified for a Major and the Invitational after winning promotion from the Challenger League.
On their last global outing, the team defeated Korean SANDBOX Gaming and eventual runner-up of the tournament, Team Empire, trailing 2-0 in the group stage. That win also meant they were one of only two teams to beat Empire in the entire event. However, MNM also lost to NiP and the Soniqs with the same score lines and was knocked out by Oxygen Esports in their first playoff game.
A second international event for the MNM organization shows that they are a true force in the top-level European region. This comes after the organization made a name for itself in the second and third scenes by cultivating great top talent.
MNM has now won the EUCL twice, was the previous home to players on G2, NAVI and Secret, and is the only EUL organization to have a secondary roster of any kind. Now the organization aims to make its name a staple of the global Siege scene.
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