Risky qualify for Asia Minor

Risky Gaming have qualified for the PGL KeSPA Asia Minor via the SEA qualifier, defeating Mongolian team NYSM 2-0 in the grand final (19-16 on Inferno and 16-12 on Overpass).

Following a series of blunders relating to the Asia Minor by the event organisers, 128 teams battled it out for the "Asia" slot to the PGL KeSPA Asia Minor taking place at the Nexon eSports Arena in Seoul from May 5-8 (two slots were originally designated).

The semifinals saw Risky, a mainly Emirati team who finished in 5-6th place at the last Asia Minor which took place during IEM Taipei, take down Albert "FrostMisty" Giovanni's nxl, the premier Indonesian team with a score of 2-1.

The other side of the bracket meanwhile saw two lesser known teams, NYSM of Mongolia and Sub:stance of Singapore, battle it out with the Mongolians advancing. 


havoK's Risky will attend another Asia Minor

The grand final was fought tooth-and-nail, with the first map of Inferno going into overtime and the second map of Overpass going to twenty-eight rounds, but it was ultimately Love "havoK" Paras and Risky who won the game and have thereby qualified for the upcoming Asia Minor, giving them a chance to qualify for the Major qualifier.

Matchpage
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2
14th April 2016
16
Inferno
19
12
Overpass
16

For those who do not follow the CS:GO scene in Asia as closely, Risky's lineup is:

India Love "havoK" Paras
United Arab Emirates Mohammed "k1tkat" Al-Nuaimi
United Arab Emirates Khalid "KarriBob" Al-Junaibi
United Arab Emirates Obaid "breAker" Al-Muhairi
United Arab Emirates Abdulaziz "Nami" Al-Hammadi

Palestine Mohanad "Menlem" Al-Khodari

With the conclusion of the SEA qualifier, the spots for the PGL KeSPA Asia Minor look as follows:

Australia Renegades Mongolia TheMongolz  China TYLOO  China VG.CyberZen
United Arab Emirates Risky Korea Korean spot  Korea Korean spot  Other Oceanian spot

Therefore, a designated Oceania qualifier and South Korean qualifier will still take place this month to determine the final three spots to the Asia Minor.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

United Arab Emirates Abdulaziz 'Nami' Al-Hammadi
Abdulaziz 'Nami' Al-Hammadi
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
191
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
United Arab Emirates Khalid 'KarriBob' Al-Junaibi
Khalid 'KarriBob' Al-Junaibi
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
171
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United Arab Emirates Mohammed 'k1tkat' Al-Nuaimi
Mohammed 'k1tkat' Al-Nuaimi
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
236
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
United Arab Emirates Obaid 'breAker' Al-Muhairi
Obaid 'breAker' Al-Muhairi
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
262
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Indonesia Albert 'FrostMisty' Giovanni
Albert 'FrostMisty' Giovanni
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
376
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
India Love 'havoK' Paras
Love 'havoK' Paras
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
211
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#2
AdreN | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
Should be two spots for SEA
2016-04-14 19:01
+1
2016-04-14 19:03
+1
2016-04-14 19:06
#46
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Mongolia thechapchap 
If they there will be 2 mongolian team
2016-04-14 19:15
yeah KOrea should not have 2 spots they literly have 1 decent team and the rest of them can easily be rolled over.
2016-04-14 19:32
No they forgot to specify one is a North Korean spot the other is South Korean.
2016-04-15 13:47
couldn't help thinking that, unfortunate it didn't happen :(
2016-04-14 19:46
The LAN qualifier is in Korea. Still +1 though
2016-04-14 19:37
#73
AdreN | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
That should maybe warrant one spot but Korea don't deserve two spots imo
2016-04-14 19:43
They are trying to make CSGO bigger in Korea, it's why.
2016-04-15 05:58
#142
AdreN | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
So? Don't do that shit for a major qualifier. Do it in some Dreamhack tours tournament, or an IEM tournament like Barcelona.
2016-04-15 16:11
Well name one good team from SEA that didn't qualify, Tyloo/REN will win anyway, another SEA spot doesn't really matter imo
2016-04-15 20:08
#147
AdreN | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
Nxl, MVP.Karnal, Threats, Signature, Hanoi Vortex, NYSM and possibly Detonator are all better than the best Korean teams. MVP couldn't even qualify because of the short notice given for the qualis too :^)
2016-04-15 22:32
Meh, still all those teams wouldn't win the qual anyway so why does it matter :D
2016-04-16 04:31
#150
AdreN | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
They're better than Korean teams, thats why
2016-04-16 04:43
Like I said. Still +1 to your opinion.
2016-04-14 20:49
n1
2016-04-14 19:01
#5
Norway exzu 
Expected
2016-04-14 19:01
#6
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Turkey BaraNn_ 
Ez for arab brothers
2016-04-14 19:07
#8
Romania sebk 
1
2016-04-14 19:01
n1
2016-04-14 19:01
#11
apEX | 
Brazil nove 
sick
2016-04-14 19:01
#12
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United States freakaroid 
noice
2016-04-14 19:01
1
2016-04-14 19:01
great, but ez for tyloo (brazilian scare)
2016-04-14 19:02
^^^^ Tyloo-mongolz grand final no kappa
2016-04-14 21:13
n1 gl counsins!
2016-04-14 19:01
israel pls
2016-04-14 19:06
world pls
2016-04-14 19:07
you know they h8 israel right?
2016-04-14 19:34
how do you know
2016-04-14 19:34
palestine ect ect... isreal not real country and so on
2016-04-14 19:35
you dont know if they really do tbh maybe they hate us and maybe the dont care while i do believe in the rights of israel to exist i have no problem with anybody as long as they are humans and they dont harm me
2016-04-14 19:43
i hate nazis not germans. i hate zionists not jews. i don't hate israelians but i sure hate their government , same for murika and most 1st world countries (including france)
2016-04-14 19:45
i really do not mean to offend you but i have one question are you an immigrant?
2016-04-14 19:47
i'm just here to study. then i'll go to another country.
2016-04-14 20:18
EleGiggle
2016-04-14 23:22
i hate the french gov. and working as an engineer here isn't as good as other countries.
2016-04-14 23:37
#83
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Algeria Problemdz 
isreal is not a country
2016-04-14 19:50
den what is it lol
2016-04-15 11:28
#17
 | 
Asia hisimonyang 
??
2016-04-14 19:02
Fuck this life, TWO KOREA SPOTS! There are like 0 teams in that region, [*] solo I want crazyguy on lan again, did he even try to qualify? And why renegades are there? They are now NA, last time they got rekt by fucking mongols hahahahahaha
2016-04-14 19:02
#42
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Mongolia thechapchap 
Shut up moron you talking too much
2016-04-14 19:12
Solo is a legend! But right now korea sucks in Cs, so they don't deserve the two spots.
2016-04-14 19:18
#51
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Mongolia thechapchap 
Yeah we need slot if they give there will be 2 mongolian team :D
2016-04-14 19:24
But that's probably not going to happen :(
2016-04-14 19:27
#53
 | 
Mongolia thechapchap 
Its okey dude we have team already there
2016-04-14 19:28
Crazyguy's team got knocked out early in the tournament.
2016-04-14 19:33
LOVE XDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2016-04-14 19:03
i know this might sound ironic but risky have got some sick t strats
2016-04-14 19:04
#24
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United Kingdom trtr098 
I laughed
2016-04-14 19:05
LOL
2016-04-14 19:09
ruskies?
2016-04-14 19:04
#23
 | 
Georgia Fatal Fighter 
havok is love, havok is life
2016-04-14 19:05
#25
 | 
China Ava1ondraGon 
GL~
2016-04-14 19:05
visa denied 100% they need to come over as refugees without visa to play this tournament
2016-04-14 19:05
Kek hahahahahahhahaha lol
2016-04-14 19:10
Haramstufe Rot
2016-04-14 19:36
#27
 | 
United Kingdom trtr098 
Basically between Mongolz and TyLoo and Cyberzen.
2016-04-14 19:06
who
2016-04-14 19:06
ez for k1tkat
2016-04-14 19:07
#34
Snax | 
Other c.dallas 
Nice job my fellow arabs :>
2016-04-14 19:07
#37
 | 
Sweden DaddyCheese 
ANELE
2016-04-14 19:09
#38
 | 
Russia Reph 
ez motar2k
2016-04-14 19:10
visa rip
2016-04-14 19:10
Nami looks like straight outta ISIS.
2016-04-14 19:10
#43
 | 
North America ewo 
no crazyguy team? whatever they are called now
2016-04-14 19:12
#45
 | 
Mongolia thechapchap 
Nice try NYSM you guys doing well see next time mongolian tier2 team on final no nxl no mvp.karnal no signature no threath so sclose guys dabu you rock
2016-04-14 19:14
ANELE ANELE ANELE
2016-04-14 19:31
#57
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Why was it risky?
2016-04-14 19:32
#58
 | 
Macau Igoskovisk 
God like T side
2016-04-14 19:32
is termi coaching any korean team? where is solo, bail, glow, ari now?
2016-04-14 19:36
second time they've qualified for the minors. actually quite surprising/impressive that an arabic team would do so well especially considering arabic countries have never had a developed esports scene. Btw anybody know what the pings were like?
2016-04-14 19:37
they played on singaporean servers, bot team had around a 100 ping
2016-04-14 19:46
gj my brothers.
2016-04-14 19:42
nice gl boys need more countries involved the more the better!
2016-04-14 19:44
i'll go gay for havok
2016-04-14 19:46
allahu akbar
2016-04-14 19:47
#84
 | 
Algeria Problemdz 
let go risky :D
2016-04-14 19:51
#85
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Finland Eepzie 
DESERVED
2016-04-14 20:06
I feel like RNG is gonna get rekt.
2016-04-14 20:23
Go Risky Go!! breAker will beat them all^^
2016-04-14 20:31
WHO?
2016-04-14 20:34
where is bravado?
2016-04-14 20:38
To Risky for Asia Minor
2016-04-14 20:45
#92
 | 
Brazil Victorhs 
So is this qualify considered risky?
2016-04-14 20:48
still ez for TyLoo
2016-04-14 20:51
#96
Australia od1n 
Gl visa terorists
2016-04-14 20:53
#97
 | 
Kuwait HAHAHAchild 
Alright my fellow countrymen doing some work finally ! Excited
2016-04-14 20:58
#99
Brehze | 
United States CS_Gawd 
Best team logo imo
2016-04-14 21:05
I hope the Arab scene gets bigger
2016-04-14 21:05
#101
f0rest | 
Algeria NS! 
So do i,what about the moroccan scene any upcoming tournament maybe?
2016-04-14 21:09
Nope, I'm talking about the Arab scene in general because there is not much competition if we take each on its own.
2016-04-14 22:24
#102
f0rest | 
Algeria NS! 
gg gl for Risky.
2016-04-14 21:09
gl Risky
2016-04-14 21:29
4Head 2 4Head SPOTS 4Head FOR 4Head KOREA 4Head
2016-04-14 21:44
ez T rounds
2016-04-14 21:46
#108
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
Oh man the ANELE spam won't stop when they play ~_~
2016-04-14 22:18
its gonna be Risky there
2016-04-14 22:44
#114
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Turkey coldboldold 
Tyloo-Mongolz El cssico
2016-04-14 22:45
GO PLAY OUTSIDE CSGO ALAHU AKBAR
2016-04-14 23:18
inshallah brothers
2016-04-14 23:38
#122
rain | 
Algeria AFLAWI 
Poor Africa , Totally Forgotten
2016-04-14 23:49
#123
f0rest | 
Algeria NS! 
+1
2016-04-15 00:24
Valve can't target africans because they all play on european servers therefore its hard for them to know the playerbase compared to asians. I hope North Africa gets a minor or at least is given a chance in the asia/eu minor.
2016-04-15 11:57
the fuk mann , an indian team never comes close idk if its ping or what but the fuck they cant have 16 team qualifiers as asia minors and have individual spots for india, singapore etc etc this is bullshit , always there is some issue or the other
2016-04-15 02:32
ez
2016-04-15 02:35
#127
Kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
2 waste of spots
2016-04-15 04:53
still cant understand the fact that we in Israel don't have chance to qualify for Asia Minor too. where is the sense? there is alot of teams here that good enough to show some good results.
2016-04-15 05:30
Well Deserved ;) Good Luck Risky
2016-04-15 08:08
#131
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Indonesia CoronaHypeZ 
PGL really need to change the format to 1 korean spots imo
2016-04-15 09:25
GL Boys =).
2016-04-15 11:24
Tyloo gonna rape them NoKappa
2016-04-15 11:27
#136
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World navlefnuller 
should muslims be allowed to play cs? is it not the same as selling flight simulator to hijackers
2016-04-15 11:49
#140
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Spain akproxx 
VG VS Tyloo China will rise for sure I cant see themongolz upset a top team like tyloo did For the record i think that koreans teams will rise too but they need more time fron now
2016-04-15 15:14
gl lads
2016-04-15 15:14
Nein nein
2016-04-15 16:25
but do they think that women are equal to men though
2016-04-15 17:56
ez mongolz
2016-04-15 18:28
#148
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Saudi Arabia Ninjass 
I believe that risky is already a solid team! GJ guys and GL in korea!
2016-04-16 00:11
#153
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Saudi Arabia AboM6r 
hope we see your team with them (RvN)
2016-04-17 21:46
ABDULAZIZ GJ
2016-04-16 16:20
the most interesting games i ever seen
2016-04-17 15:58
All the best Risky <3333
2016-04-28 07:52
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