nxl, Legends and LZ to MSI Finals
Team nxl, Legends and Team LZ have secured spots for the MSI Beat it! 2013 Global Finals at today's SEA qualifier.
Taking place at the Shijingshan Stadium in Beijing, China, the same venue where the Grand Finals will take place in the next two days, the South East Asian qualifier saw 8 teams from seven different countries compete for the three slots in the $22,000 MSI Beat it! 2013 Grand Finals.
After a full day of matches in a double elimination best-of-one bracket, the first two teams were found in form of Team nxl from Indonesia and Team LZ from Malaysia, who won their upper bracket semi-final matches.
Team nxl were the first to secure a spot
The last spot came down to a clash between Legends from Vietnam and SMACKDOWN from the Philippines, and the Vietnamese team won 16-1 on de_nuke to secure a chance to play against some of the best teams in the world tomorrow.
Even though the three Grand Finals participants were known after that match, it was still needed to determine the final placement, as well as the matter of distributing the $6,000 prize purse.
Legends continued their strong showing by taking down Team LZ with ease 16-2 on de_nuke, and they then went into the grand final needing two map wins due to coming from the lower bracket.
The first map of the final, de_inferno, went to the Vietnamese after a closely fought battle, 16-13, so it all came down to de_nuke. They didn't start well this time, and they were on the verge of defeat at 15-9, but Legends won six straight and sent the final into overtime.
However, Team nxl had more nerve in the end as they prevailed 19-16, winning the grand final and $3,000.
Final standings of MSI Beat it! 2013 SEA Qualifier
1. Team nxl - $3,000 + spot at MSI Beat it! 2013 Grand Finals
2. Legends - $2,000 + spot at MSI Beat it! 2013 Grand Finals
3. Team LZ - $1,000 + spot at MSI Beat it! 2013 Grand Finals
4. SMACKDOWN - $300 Steam wallet
5-6. Flash eSports - $300 Steam wallet
5-6. NearlyGod - $300 Steam wallet
7-8. GPR - $300 Steam wallet
7-8. TNC - $300 Steam wallet
As the groups have already been drawn, the teams have been placed in the corresponding slot:
|Group A||Group B|
|Vox Eminor||H5 Gaming|
| Team nxl
|Falood Jackson|| Team LZ
They will be back in action at 03:00 with Team nxl opening against Falood Jackson, Legends meeting SK Gaming and Team LZ clashing with TyLoo.