TCM-Gaming have booked a spot at TECHLABS Minsk later this month after winning the online qualifier over Natus Vincere.
After an eventful first day with all the teams who had signed up, TCM-Gaming and Ataw-Gaming.ru got through to the second day of the qualifier, in which they were paired with the six invited teams.
These eight sides were divided into two groups of four teams, with Virtus.pro, ELTZ, Natus Vincere and TCM-Gaming all progressing to the semi-finals.
In the last-four stage, Na´Vi defeated Virtus.pro to earn a final showdown against TCM, who had ased past ELTZ. These two finalists had already faced each other during the group stage, with the match ending in a 15-15 draw, so the excitement was definitely in the air as they were about to contest the one spot at TECHLABS Minsk.
Na´Vi came out on top of de_dust2_se with a 16-6 scoreline, inflicting TCM their first-ever map defeat, but then the mix team led by Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács picked up the pace and turned the score around by winning de_inferno_se 16-1 and de_mirage_go 16-14.
With this campaign, TCM-Gaming have qualified for TECHLABS Minsk on May 18th, where they will contest the first prize of $3,500 and spots at DreamHack Summer and the TECHLABS Global Final with ESC Gaming.