CHF, Risky to DH Masters closed qual

[t,6010,au,8765,11139,11485,11493,9683] and [t,6681,ae,10594,1055,10593,4125,4144] finish on top of their respective qualifiers to obtain their spots at the DreamHack Las Vegas Closed Asian Qualifier, joining the two invited Chinese teams.

A full house of sixty-four teams signed up for the Indian & Middle East qualifier, which was quickly depleted to the final two teams between United Arab Emirates' Risky and the Indian team, ENTiTY.Gold.

ENTiTY.Gold was off to a good start in the grand final, as they happen to upset the opposition on Risky's map pick on Cobblestone, 16-13. With ten rounds on the board on their Terrorist half, Risky comfortably claimed the next map on Mirage 16-10 to tie the series. Love "havoK" Paras's side had no trouble pulling off the reverse sweep to take the series 2-1, without giving up any rounds for ENTiTY.Gold to clinch in the last map.


 ENTiTY.Gold K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
India Tejas 'Ace' SawantAce 55 - 53 +2 76.4 1.04
India Karan 'Excali' MhawadkarExcali 38 - 57 -19 71.5 0.89
India Gokul 'dnm' Sagar Bailurdnm 41 - 51 -10 67.4 0.88
India Bharath 'ribbi' Reddyribbi 42 - 49 -7 58.7 0.84
Iraq Ahmed 'Ejram' HayderEjram 43 - 60 -17 71.5 0.80
 Risky K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
India Love 'havoK' ParashavoK 64 - 42 +22 94.8 1.42
United Arab Emirates Khalid 'KarriBob' Al-JunaibiKarriBob 53 - 43 +10 80.4 1.24
United Arab Emirates Obaid 'breAker' Al-MuhairibreAker 53 - 42 +11 74.5 1.15
United Arab Emirates Abdullah 't0ks' Al-Ghafarit0ks 50 - 42 +8 73.7 1.15
United Arab Emirates Mohammed 'k1tkat' Al-Nuaimik1tkat 48 - 51 -3 79.1 1.09

The Oceanic qualifier was full of surprises, starting off with ImmunityExile5 and Iain "SnypeR" Turner's plusvee failing to reach the best-of-three playoffs at the quarter-final stage. Due to Tyler "tucks" Reilly's previous VAC ban and Joshua "INS" Potter being unavailable because of school commitments, Chiefs used the AVANT duo, Iyengaran "IyeN" Raju and Georgio "sK" Poumpoulidis to stand in for the whole tournament. 

Unexpectedly, this mix team defeated Parallax 2-1 from behind and moved on to the semi-final to also take down the tournament favourite, Athletico in a quick 2-0 fashion despite the valiant efforts of Travis "wizard" Richardson to keep his team in the game.


aliStair displayed an MVP performance in the final to pull his team through 

Recently returning back home from competing in the United States, Winterfox cruised through the qualifier of sixty teams. They faced SYF in the semi-final, who gave them more of a fight in the first map, with a double-digit scoreline and Peter "pecks" Nguyen dropping a 30 bomb. However, it was not enough to stop Christopher "dexter" Nong and company, who eventually secured both maps in the end.

The grand final began with the Chiefs-AVANT mixture being ahead at a 5-1 lead on Cache, but Chris "emagine" Rowlands' squad reduced the difference to a one round deficit to a 8-7 half. Winterfox showed their enemies why they chose this map in the remaining half, as their defence proved to be too powerful for Chiefs to break through.

Chiefs held their ground to take the following map on Cobblestone, 16-10. Heading into the third map, both teams were neck to neck with Winterfox managing to have the additional one round lead in the first half of Mirage.

Ryan "zewsy" Palmer's side bounced to a 11-7 lead, after taking the second pistol round convincingly. A combination of a double AWP set-up, multi-rifle frags, with Alistair "aliStair" Johnston and IyeN clutching important 1v1 and 2v3 situations respectively, helped Chiefs bring it back to 12-all.

Once again, Winterfox jumped forward to grab match point at 15-12, but Liam "malta" Schembri and IyeN's teamwork on the A bombsite kept the boys in blues' chances alive in the next round. A poor economic decision from the foxes allowed Michael "Lightstep" Hall and his men to pull off the final upset of the day with an overtime win to steal the 2-1 victory.


 Winterfox K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Chris 'emagine' Rowlandsemagine 73 - 54 +19 94.3 1.28
Australia Mike 'ap0c' Aliferisap0c 56 - 57 -1 86.1 1.14
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter 61 - 62 -1 69.7 1.03
New Zealand Ryan 'zewsy' Palmerzewsy 56 - 57 -1 69.8 0.98
New Zealand Chris 'ofnu' Hanleyofnu 52 - 58 -6 65.5 0.93
 Chiefs K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Alistair 'aliStair' JohnstonaliStair 72 - 56 +16 89.1 1.23
Australia Iyengaran 'IyeN' RajuIyeN 71 - 63 +8 89.4 1.21
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta 55 - 56 -1 66.7 0.95
Australia Michael 'Lightstep' HallLightstep 54 - 60 -6 62.6 0.92
Australia Georgio 'sK' PoumpoulidissK 36 - 64 -28 58.8 0.80

With these results, we are half way through the open qualifiers as shown below:

China TYLOO China VG.CyberZen China China #3 Other East Asia
United Arab Emirates Risky Australia Chiefs Other SEA #1 Other SEA #2
Australia Alistair 'aliStair' Johnston
Alistair 'aliStair' Johnston
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
691
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Australia Joshua 'INS' Potter
Joshua 'INS' Potter
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
681
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Australia Travis 'wizard' Richardson
Travis 'wizard' Richardson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
260
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Australia Iyengaran 'IyeN' Raju
Iyengaran 'IyeN' Raju
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
332
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Australia Tyler 'tucks' Reilly
Tyler 'tucks' Reilly
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
683
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Australia Iain 'SnypeR' Turner
Iain 'SnypeR' Turner
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
149
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
639
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembri
Liam 'malta' Schembri
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
723
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
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
Australia Georgio 'sK' Poumpoulidis
Georgio 'sK' Poumpoulidis
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
348
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
Australia Chris 'emagine' Rowlands
Chris 'emagine' Rowlands
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
727
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Australia Peter 'pecks' Nguyen
Peter 'pecks' Nguyen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
389
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
New Zealand Ryan 'zewsy' Palmer
Ryan 'zewsy' Palmer
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
618
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Australia Michael 'Lightstep' Hall
Michael 'Lightstep' Hall
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
272
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
No one cares lul but im first
2016-11-20 19:14
GABEN
2016-11-20 19:14
#23
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Argentina alejofabregas 
n1
2016-11-20 19:14
Lucky broo
2016-11-20 19:14
fantastic =D
2016-11-20 19:14
#3
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
gl all teams
2016-11-20 19:14
nt
2016-11-20 19:14
I'm disappointed you weren't first :/ rip
2016-11-20 19:21
it got harder after the fix mate. i can still do it but i really have to spend a shit ton of time and its just such a hassle. if i were to go for it i would literally become the no life person the guys in here are accusing me of :( too much time consuming. ima go for it when its a big roster change or a huge finals probs.
2016-11-20 20:09
#4
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Finland OnlyTonza 
asd
2016-11-20 19:14
#5
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Israel Netanyahu 
Nice
2016-11-20 19:14
#6
Czech Republic Yaaa 
Pablo Semlerbar op commentary
2016-11-20 19:14
#7
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Finland Juups 
ok
2016-11-20 19:14
#8
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Finland Sjamppa 
1
2016-11-20 19:14
1
2016-11-20 19:14
mvp of dh master AliStar
2016-11-20 19:15
#36
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United States GeT_ReiCh 
AliStar #1 Female pro Kappa
2016-11-20 23:33
gg
2016-11-20 19:14
xddxdx
2016-11-20 19:14
#13
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Poland mamba99999 
At least the fastest guy on HLTV didn't make it.
2016-11-20 19:14
#14
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Czech Republic DoctorOfHLTV 
ez
2016-11-20 19:14
1
2016-11-20 19:14
1
2016-11-20 19:14
#17
hippien | 
Lithuania Ba1ter 
Cool
2016-11-20 19:14
Nice
2016-11-20 19:14
ez for risky
2016-11-20 19:14
#21
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Finland Paju 
gj
2016-11-20 19:14
lol
2016-11-20 19:14
easy for SK
2016-11-20 19:14
#26
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Finland Doom_69 
nice
2016-11-20 19:14
Who?
2016-11-20 19:14
MIX team won the qualifier lol. Winterfox not even good in AU and they are playing in NA.
2016-11-20 19:29
#34
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Germany grabke 
yes but they can`t win there either. WF is just a bad team.
2016-11-20 20:25
#33
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Sweden DEFENSE! 
Risky is steppin up :D
2016-11-20 20:17
LOL EJRAM NOOB?
2016-11-20 21:13
Will get bombed
2016-11-22 17:34
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