RNG through to EL Major qualifier

[t,6211,au,2555,4679,8082,8745,8771] have secured their spot at the ELEAGUE Major Offline Qualifier 2017, after defeating VG.CyberZen in the Upper Bracket final of the Asian Minor Championship.

The second day of the Minor began with the Australians heading into battle against MVP Project in the first match of the playoffs. Renegades had a solid start claiming the first pistol round, leading 3-0 on the Terrorist side of Nuke. The Koreans reversed the situation once they had rifles, securing the remaining rounds to finish 11-4 in the first half.

In the other half, MVP Project reached map point first at 15-10 but the Australians survived the scare as they succesfully completed the comeback train to take the first map to overtime. On the back of Aaron "AZR" Ward's 39-kill performance, Renegades were able to steal the first map away from the Koreans, winning 21-18 in the end.


Can Renegades win their first title of the year or will they lose another final in Asia?

Next up was MVP Project's map pick on Cobblestone. Despite the Koreans leading 4-0, Yaman "yam" Ergenekon and company turned it around easily, ending 10-5 on the T side in the first half. With Justin "jks" Savage leading the charge, his team quickly picked up the final six rounds to take the series 2-0.

 
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 57 - 41 +16 98.2 1.50
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh 48 - 31 +17 88.8 1.43
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 49 - 38 +11 93.9 1.29
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 44 - 39 +5 76.2 1.09
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekonyam 36 - 36 0 64.0 0.99
 MVP Project K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 52 - 48 +4 91.8 1.13
Korea Soon-Woo 'Argency' KwonArgency 39 - 47 -8 70.0 0.85
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' KimHSK 35 - 45 -10 50.7 0.80
Korea Hyung-Ju 'Sound' NamSound 31 - 48 -17 65.1 0.77
Korea Jung-Hyeon 'rindA' JeonrindA 28 - 47 -19 61.5 0.70

The next semi-final was a classic rematch between the two chinese rivals. Unexpectedly, the domestic duel somehow ended up going in the way of VG.CyberZen 2-0 (16-11 de_overpass, 16-13 de_nuke), who always seem to fall short against TYLOO in countless LAN finals in China this year. This win couldn't have been accomplished without Bin "Savage" Liu and KunHua "LOVEYY" Bai displaying massive performances throughout the series.

 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China Ke 'captainMo' LiucaptainMo 43 - 48 -5 83.3 1.12
China YuLun 'Summer' CaiSummer 35 - 38 -3 69.3 0.95
China Hui 'DD' WuDD 34 - 46 -12 73.7 0.94
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 37 - 46 -9 75.9 0.79
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker 34 - 45 -11 58.6 0.75
 VG.CyberZen K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China Bin 'Savage' LiuSavage 55 - 37 +18 101.0 1.46
China KunHua 'LOVEYY' BaiLOVEYY 56 - 37 +19 97.6 1.43
China BingYuan 'tb' Litb 39 - 33 +6 74.3 1.17
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' ZhongzhokiNg 35 - 43 -8 79.8 1.07
China Zhuo 'advent' Liangadvent 36 - 34 +2 68.5 1.01

Overcoming their domestic rival, VG.CyberZen went on to face the Australians who were waiting for them in the Upper Bracket final with both teams fighting for a spot at the ELEAGUE Major qualifier. Renegades destroyed the Chinese in the first map 16-1 on Dust2, who were having trouble finding an answer to make a comeback.

VG.CyberZen replied back with a better showing in the second map, claiming eleven CT rounds on the favoured side of Nuke. However, the Aussies brought it back with a near impenetrable defense after the switch, taking the map 16-14 and the series.

 
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 49 - 24 +25 102.9 1.65
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 47 - 32 +15 94.5 1.46
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 42 - 30 +12 91.1 1.39
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh 26 - 28 -2 71.8 1.17
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekonyam 25 - 31 -6 65.6 0.98
 VG.CyberZen K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China BingYuan 'tb' Litb 34 - 36 -2 76.6 1.01
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' ZhongzhokiNg 32 - 39 -7 91.4 0.95
China Zhuo 'advent' Liangadvent 26 - 34 -8 60.0 0.81
China KunHua 'LOVEYY' BaiLOVEYY 26 - 39 -13 67.0 0.76
China Bin 'Savage' LiuSavage 27 - 41 -14 63.9 0.71

You can find the updated list of participants for the ELEAGUE Major offline qualifier below:

Denmark Dignitas Sweden NiP France G2 France Envy
Europe FaZe Europe mousesports North America OpTic United States CLG
Australia Renegades Other Asia Minor #2 Europe EU Minor #1 Europe EU Minor #2
United States NA Minor #1 United States NA Minor #2 CIS CIS Minor #1 CIS CIS Minor #2

Here is the schedule for the final day of the Asia Minor, which will resume tomorrow:

Sunday, October 30th
04:30 Korea MVP Project vs. China TYLOO BO3 C1
08:00 China VG.CyberZen vs. Winner C1 BO3 C2
Grand Final  
11:30 Australia Renegades vs. Winner C2 BO3 C3


Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
851
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
China Bin 'Savage' Liu
Bin 'Savage' Liu
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
496
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
China KunHua 'LOVEYY' Bai
KunHua 'LOVEYY' Bai
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
700
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
#1
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Finland neksu 
good job renegades!
2016-10-29 17:20
TyLoo stickers plz
2016-10-29 17:25
+1 dragons are always nice
2016-10-29 17:27
WHY NEVER FIRST
2016-10-29 17:20
cause cya in 2026
2016-10-29 17:50
#39
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
i wanna see your cry
2016-10-29 18:55
n1
2016-10-29 17:20
x
2016-10-29 17:20
#5
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United States J3wy 
e
2016-10-29 17:20
#6
frz | 
Poland m0unTaiN 
Very Nice!
2016-10-29 17:20
YAY
2016-10-29 17:20
#8
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France Zaerea 
Spunj n 1
2016-10-29 17:20
#9
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France France98123 
fake NRG edit , they are playing good tho recently ;)
2016-10-29 17:21
#10
shox | 
France kEONN 
gj
2016-10-29 17:20
#11
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
So late all cause u had to let little flam3z write this post lel.
2016-10-29 17:21
Suprise, Cyber Zen strong
2016-10-29 17:21
IE
2016-10-29 17:21
RNG through to EL Major qualifier RNG=/=NRG
2016-10-29 17:21
Everytime I see CIS Minor Qualifiers I face palm...
2016-10-29 17:23
#40
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
die by facepalm
2016-10-29 18:56
#16
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Portugal dracø 
Asian cs 4head Ez for: Zhang "jks" Wei Li "Ustilo" Ying Wang "AZR" Jing Liu "Rickeh" Qiang Yong "Yam" Fang
2016-10-29 17:23
Deserved
2016-10-29 17:25
are the players still contracted to RNG? i tought the contract ended like 2 months ago
2016-10-29 17:28
You've been really out of it .. A professional basketball player brought the renegades esports team, so they have new managers now but same team name
2016-10-29 17:37
#23
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
Org got bought out or at least a majority share did, they are no longer L.A Renegades, they are Detroit Renegades after a Boston Celtics player bought them. So I think they have more funds now and were able to renegotiate their contracts and sign new ones.
2016-10-29 17:37
#24
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
Also he got a CoD team and is working on an Overwatch team. He is expanding the org to new games, since they had to relinquish their LoL spot. To be honest, League sucks anyways, Overwatch and CoD is more suited to their brand since all those titles use guns and Overwatch's McRee is close to their mascot.
2016-10-29 17:40
IT'S HIGH NOON - Mathew Mercer (voice actor of McRee) 2k16
2016-10-29 17:59
#49
jks | 
Oceania Klashik 
riot is a massive pain in the arse for orgs
2016-10-30 03:09
#50
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
No shit, fuck Riot and tbh fuck Valve. Coaches have a right to talk during the game, it makes a more interesting dynamic and more exciting CS, why is Valve getting so involved in something they didn't create? The community created the CS scene.
2016-10-30 07:28
No way dude, Valve got it right. Coaches have no place in CS. Especially that bizarre situation where they were allowed to be connected in the game server.
2016-11-01 14:52
#60
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Australia KARMAAAYT 
How is that in anyway wrong? In some other sports like NFL, the coach has a direct influence over the game. I think it's better, made for more exciting CS.
2016-11-01 15:16
Why would you want to model CS after handegg? American Football is stupid.
2016-11-01 15:25
ez for naeun and CO
2016-10-29 17:37
#26
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
tyloo to win this one ezpz
2016-10-29 17:49
#27
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India nicebaitm8 
Is azr the new azk?
2016-10-29 17:50
#29
sickLy | 
Colombia sickLy 
Not even an AMERICAS MINOR, just NA MINOR where all they struggle... this is SO SAD!
2016-10-29 17:52
turkey ?
2016-10-29 17:53
TyLoo -_-
2016-10-29 18:01
It sucks to hear that mvp reached match point but was unable to finish it
2016-10-29 18:05
they still have a chance, gl to my kimchi warriors
2016-10-29 19:09
no SPUNJ NO MAJOR FOR RENEGADES xd
2016-10-29 18:13
going for the ez way RNG , should have gone through NA qualifer
2016-10-29 18:14
n0n0n0 brain
2016-10-29 19:07
well if you used yours you would have saw my point.
2016-10-29 19:12
Valve wont let them, its where they have citizenship that they have to qualify from.
2016-10-30 07:53
completely nonsense though
2016-10-30 08:05
Why would they? Ruling with majors is it goes by citizenship so Renegades would have to go through the Asian minor not the NA. This does lead to the question as what Splyce count as or if they get a choice between NA and EU qualifier.
2016-10-30 08:01
That I dont know, but ill try find something.
2016-10-30 08:56
Worth it for them to go to minor then, seeing as they probably wouldn't have placed spectacularly well at EPL finals.
2016-10-29 18:16
#37
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
unexpected! Congratz RNG!
2016-10-29 18:22
#38
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Thailand hahahoha 
they shouldnt be allowed to participate here, i mean would you call them asian? its unfair for the other asia teams
2016-10-29 18:23
Lol, teah sure give AU its own qualifier and let an extra shit tier asian team in
2016-10-29 19:00
#47
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Thailand hahahoha 
ive never heard an aussie say Hi Im Asian have you?
2016-10-29 19:12
#48
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Australia vamped 
Have you ever heard an Indian say that? It's the same thing.
2016-10-29 23:18
RNG isn't Asian m8 -_-... They're not supposed to be there..
2016-10-29 19:06
And what let Au have their own qualifier?
2016-10-29 19:08
#56
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Australia yourwombat 
what qualifier should australians go through then?
2016-10-30 09:06
#54
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Australia Dweg 
Fuck yeah Renegades, Show Australia proud at the EL qualify.
2016-10-30 08:08
yam <3
2016-10-30 09:16
,
2016-10-30 15:35
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