MVP, 5POWER, TyLoo qualify for SLi S3

MVP Project, 5POWER and TyLoo managed to secure spots at the upcoming $300,000 SL i-League StarSeries LAN that will be held this April in Kiev.

The Asian SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 qualifiers have been held today, with teams battling in a best-of-three single elimination bracket.


XigN and MVP will return to Kiev 

The first Asian team to qualify for SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 LAN finals was 5POWER who took down EDG before facing TYLOO, the team that held the title of the best squad in China for quite some time. However, Ke "captainMo" Liu and co. have not been on the same level since the roster change that saw YuLun "Summer" Cai leave the team, and we saw that in this match as well.

TYLOO opened the series with a win on Cobblestone, but couldn't win on Mirage or Cache as ZhiHai "QKA" Fu proved to be the main man for 5POWER as they defeated their Chinese rivals.

Matchpage
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1
2nd March 2017
12
Cobblestone
16
16
Mirage
11
16
Cache
5

 5POWER K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China ZhiHai 'QKA' FuQKA 66 - 46 +20 83.2 1.34
China Lei 'forget' Liforget 56 - 53 +3 82.9 1.28
China Wei 'shuadapai' Wangshuadapai 62 - 50 +12 81.6 1.27
China HongGuang 'Stevie' LiStevie 57 - 49 +8 85.8 1.16
China ZhenDong 'Not7' MoNot7 44 - 46 -2 65.4 1.00
 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China Zhen 'HZ' HuangHZ 47 - 55 -8 72.3 0.96
China Ke 'captainMo' LiucaptainMo 50 - 54 -4 69.3 0.95
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker 48 - 57 -9 73.1 0.95
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 52 - 60 -8 77.8 0.93
China Hui 'DD' WuDD 47 - 59 -12 74.7 0.90

The Koreans of MVP Project started the qualifier with a 2-1 win over New4, but had an easy time against ViCi, another big Chinese name that has fallen off recently. MVP Project defeated the Chinese team them 2-0, 16-6 on Mirage and 16-10 on Cache. Most of the ViCi players struggled in the series, while it was the usual suspect Hyun-Pyo "XigN" Lee leading the scoreboard for MVP Project.

 ViCi K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' ZhongzhokiNg 38 - 36 +2 89.6 1.22
China ZhiHong 'aumaN' LiuaumaN 33 - 37 -4 82.1 1.01
China ZhiShen 'amtV' ZhangamtV 28 - 37 -9 65.5 0.86
China KunHua 'LOVEYY' BaiLOVEYY 27 - 39 -12 72.9 0.85
China Zhuo 'advent' Liangadvent 27 - 38 -11 63.0 0.80
 MVP Project K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 48 - 27 +21 96.3 1.56
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' KimHSK 40 - 28 +12 86.2 1.27
Korea Soon-Woo 'Argency' KwonArgency 33 - 31 +2 84.9 1.17
Korea Soo-Yong 'kAyle' JungkAyle 38 - 34 +4 77.3 1.07
Korea Jung-Hyeon 'rindA' JeonrindA 28 - 33 -5 69.8 1.00

The third place decider was played to determine the final Asian team at SL i-League StarSeries Season 3, and it came down to a battle between ViCi and TYLOO—the two teams that used to be above and beyond the rest of the competition in Asia.

TYLOO started the series by destroying their opponents from the Terrorist side of Overpass, finishing the half 12-3 before closing out the map 16-4. TYLOO had a tougher task on their own map pick, Cobblestone, as ViCi put up a solid 7-8 first half, but HaoWen "somebody" Xu's team managed to close it out 16-13 in the end to get the last slot for SL i-League StarSeries Season 3.

The team list for SL i-League Starseries Season 3 is now as follows, with only five slots left to be filled:

Denmark Astralis Poland Virtus.pro Sweden NiP Brazil SK
Kazakhstan Gambit Denmark North CIS Natus Vincere Europe FaZe
Korea MVP Project China 5POWER China TYLOO Other qualifier
Other qualifier      Other qualifier      Other qualifier      Other qualifier

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China Ke 'captainMo' Liu
Ke 'captainMo' Liu
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
747
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
550
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
China YuLun 'Summer' Cai
YuLun 'Summer' Cai
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
909
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
China ZhiHai 'QKA' Fu
ZhiHai 'QKA' Fu
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
374
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.10
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
942
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Lithuania Tomekas85 
Rip Vici....
2017-03-02 15:33
#18
KLnT | 
Pakistan Huzaifa 
Tylul
2017-03-02 15:41
#2
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
cool
2017-03-02 15:33
#3
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CIS sergioff 
gg
2017-03-02 15:33
#4
eneshan | 
Poland [P]iku 
n1
2017-03-02 15:33
#5
World xdxdd 
nice
2017-03-02 15:33
#7
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Hungary ChuckeNy 
5POWER hype
2017-03-02 15:34
#8
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Russia f0wlie 
nice
2017-03-02 15:33
#9
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Switzerland notatree 
wut
2017-03-02 15:33
#12
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Slovakia TatKo 
This event is gonna be T H I C C
2017-03-02 15:34
Hope MVP Project bootcamps 2 weeks in Europe and suprises with good results at the tournament. Need korean scene.
2017-03-02 15:36
#14
buster | 
China qwe8706 
5power new china top 1
2017-03-02 15:36
At least one team won't get the visa. Quote me later xd
2017-03-02 15:37
#16
buster | 
China qwe8706 
no
2017-03-02 15:40
#19
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Lithuania SuperSanic 
For a sec thought it sayd IBuyPower :(
2017-03-02 15:42
Where is solo's team? Did they even participate?
2017-03-02 15:44
ya they played but lost to born of fire i think and didnt qualify
2017-03-02 16:01
Oh! What a shame...Thanks for info, bro!
2017-03-02 16:07
They did participate,and got smashed almost every game they played. Sadly they aint upto the mark in csgo.
2017-03-02 16:14
#21
North America Oakz 
Why does Asia get 3 spots and na only gets 2? Lmao
2017-03-02 15:49
And EU gets 3 as well, LUL to this event. Also no CIS qualifier with 1 spot for an event in Kiev, kek. Should be like this: 4 EU 2 NA 1 CIS 1 SEA & China. Much better. Maybe 3 spots NA, as we have IMM, C9 and TL, but then the event is in Kiev, they should have a "local qualifier".
2017-03-02 15:58
#29
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Germany grabke 
they already invited all relevant CIS teams Navi and Gambit. No need for an extra CIS qualifier.
2017-03-02 16:09
You could say the same about EPICENTER, but that didn't happen. I really feel the need for a local qualifier/invite when the event is in CIS, SEA & China, SA etc. I believe this stimulates team to compete and in some way encourage local teams. Guess it all has to do with sponsors, like #32 said
2017-03-02 17:05
Mate ileague sponsors half the money. Ileague is chinese. Hence 3 slots to china.
2017-03-02 16:15
#22
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Germany grabke 
3 asian teams blocking spots for good EU teams gz Starladder.
2017-03-02 15:50
I LEAGUE I L E A G U E
2017-03-02 16:15
#23
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Germany grabke 
should be 5 spots EU 2 NA and 1 Asia.
2017-03-02 15:52
#24
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Finland ginbay 
Looking forward for this
2017-03-02 15:54
#27
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
5 power on the same league with these beasts?! That shit team wont even get a single map. It should be 2 or 1 spot for asia
2017-03-02 16:03
wait wat..... NIP is invited?!?! JOKEEEE LOL
2017-03-02 16:10
RIP Event. 3 teams from Asia lul
2017-03-02 16:37
#35
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World PTSD 
gj MVP
2017-03-02 16:58
#37
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Turkey Tormund1 
We arent an easy team
2017-03-02 17:32
If ImbaTV wouldnt be a permanent sponsor for StarLadder events , probably it wont be requested the attendance of 3 Asian teams
2017-03-02 18:18
#39
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Poland ramones1 
ez for imgur.com/a/JW5Pu Shen Gong Wu like in xiaolin good meme
2017-03-02 18:22
#40
rah | 
United Kingdom rah(-_-) 
Where is peri?
2017-03-02 23:13
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