Chiefs secure IEM Sydney spot

With a 2-0 win over Tainted Minds in the grand final, Chiefs managed to win the ANZ closed qualifier to secure a spot at IEM Sydney.

The IEM Sydney 2017 ANZ Closed Qualifier has just concluded as Chiefs won the deciding match versus Tainted Minds which secures them a spot at IEM Sydney.

Both teams went through upper bracket with clean 2-0 wins but when they faced each other in the upper bracket final, Chiefs clinched the victory. Tainted Minds weren't done yet, and they managed to make it to the grand final where they had to win two best-of-three series.

malta had a great match versus Tainted Minds 

Due to coming from the upper bracket, Chiefs only had to win one best-of-three series, and they did that convincingly. The first map was Cobblestone which Tainted Minds picked, but Chiefs had a great run on the CT side and even though the opponents were close to make a comeback, Chiefs managed to secure the map 16-12.

The second map was Nuke and Chiefs looked very promising on their own pick. Tainted Minds couldn't do much versus Peter "pecks" Nguyen and co. as Chiefs won 16-5.

 Chiefs K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta 52 - 30 +22 106.4 1.60
Australia Peter 'pecks' Nguyenpecks 42 - 28 +14 90.0 1.33
Australia Alistair 'aliStair' JohnstonaliStair 31 - 29 +2 70.4 1.11
Australia Joshua 'INS' PotterINS 32 - 33 -1 73.0 1.01
Australia Tyler 'tucks' Reillytucks 26 - 30 -4 57.7 0.96
 Tainted Minds K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Jesse 'InfrequeNt' BarkerInfrequeNt 38 - 40 -2 84.9 1.06
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 36 - 33 +3 84.6 1.03
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter 35 - 36 -1 84.7 0.99
Australia Stuart 'sonic' Raynersonic 24 - 36 -12 49.8 0.65
Australia Connor 'chuch' Morganchuch 17 - 40 -23 45.6 0.62

Chiefs will be the last team among the attendees at IEM Sydney which is set to take place from May 3-7 when the following eight teams will battle it out for ~$200,000:

Brazil SK Australia Renegades
North America OpTic  Denmark North
Denmark Astralis  Europe FaZe
China ViCi Australia Chiefs

The organizers have also announced the first four matchups in the swiss format where Chiefs will face Astralis while Renegades have been drawn against the SL i-League StarSeries S3 champions, FaZe.

Denmark Astralis  vs. Australia Chiefs
Brazil SK vs. China ViCi
Europe FaZe vs. Australia Renegades
Denmark North vs. North America OpTic
Australia Peter 'pecks' Nguyen
Peter 'pecks' Nguyen
No team
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
Lithuania Tomekas85 
2017-04-10 14:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina nikokokoko 
2017-04-10 14:03
shame that such an impressive tournament has such bad teams.
2017-04-10 14:00
Estonia swag420weed 
4 top10 teams. And 2 bedt teams in the world atm.
2017-04-10 14:17
The other 4 teams are garbage though.
2017-04-10 14:47
yes thats bad considering its an iem tournament in sydney with a 200k prize pool. You would expect 8 top 10 teams not only half of the teams being top 10 teams and three of the teams being teams who have 0% chance of making it out of groups
2017-04-10 15:35
yup, pretty unfortunate
2017-04-11 02:40
Australia WaxNWayne 
They're obviously going to include aus/nz teams in the first international tournament in aus since crown a couple of years back. Gotta give the home crowd someone to cheer for right? Not sure why they felt the need to include a chinese team tho. Pretty pointless
2017-04-11 11:20
I'm okay with two aus teams, I disagree with optic and vici though.
2017-04-11 15:43
koosta | 
United States kooster 
At the time OpTic were invited, they still had stan and looked really good.
2017-04-11 16:31
I don't remember them being really good when they were invited :/
2017-04-11 17:00
koosta | 
United States kooster 
Wasn't it right after they won ELEAGUE?
2017-04-11 17:01
I'm pretty sure this was just when things started turning south. just after their first few disappointing results if I remember correctly.
2017-04-11 18:36
koosta | 
United States kooster 
2017-04-11 18:36
Andorra nalnozleoj 
very good
2017-04-10 14:00
nice one
2017-04-10 13:59
gla1ve acolyte face
2017-04-10 14:00
China yakmonster 
grand final FZ vs AS again EZ FZ
2017-04-10 14:00
Slovakia TatKo 
Cant wait to see Jason on lan with optic
2017-04-10 14:00
Well rip everyone on the right side of the bracket :s
2017-04-10 14:01
Australia DubL 
+1 I really only see optic having a chance, but even then its very slim.
2017-04-10 15:11
Russia rainsjer 
2017-04-10 14:01
Spain Alser 
8-team Swiss sytem... ESL don't learn do they
2017-04-10 14:01
Australia aucs 
RIP Aussie teams, those brackets tho.
2017-04-10 14:03
Australia DubL 
They're gonna get destroyed
2017-04-10 15:10
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
Only 8 teams ?
2017-04-10 14:04
Brazil DooteR_ 
:/ I did not like it, I wanted 2 NA Qualifier and 2 EU Qualifier = 10 Teams :/
2017-04-10 14:34
France t3r4byt3 
Top 2 teams in the world at least going also, they should've done GSL groups
2017-04-10 14:20
Azylu | 
New Zealand Azylu 
Good to see a VAC Banned player like Tucks playing, i think I might cheat and get away with it!
2017-04-10 14:22
2017-04-10 15:03
Azylu | 
New Zealand Azylu 
Just bought CVision! LETS GO!
2017-04-11 01:31
2017-04-11 09:42
>Chiefs managed to win the ANZ closed qualifier >Chiefs will face Astralis when life is fucking you in every hole you've got
2017-04-10 14:42
I really don't like that Renegades practically got a free pass to attend this event, despite the fact that they just made 2 roster changes (-Yam +nexa +Nifty) and are no doubt just going to go 0-3 in Groups and be sent back to NA. Atleast Chiefs needed to go through the entire qualifying process against all of the other Australian teams to secure a spot. The same should have happened for Renegades.
2017-04-10 15:19
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
I disagree, RNG are almost certainly still the best Aus (mainly anyway) team and it's great for the local scene to get to see them play on home turf and against some solid opposition. They're stars compared to anyone else in Chiefs or other Oz teams. It'd be fucking dull if every tournament just invited the same top8 or top16 sides with no variation. In a proper qualifier that any team could attend neither Chiefs or RNGwould make it and so there'd be no crowd, no upset potential, no local heroes to cheer for etc. Much better like this.
2017-04-10 16:05
Or at least they were... We have no idea whether they will be as good with Nifty and Nexa but yeah your right they've always been on a whole new level compared to other AU teams.
2017-04-10 19:06
How can you be almost certain when they haven't competed in aus for ages? they could be absolute garbage with these 2 additions.
2017-04-11 09:31
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Because they have far more experience against top teams and the remaining 3 Oz players are bout the most skilled in the region, and have been for years. Admiteddly Nifty and nexa are both risky pick-ups but I'b be surprised if they've picked up a couple of shitters for a laugh.
2017-04-11 15:25
yeah no sorry bro, rng are done and definitely not the best in aus
2017-05-04 15:57
Brazil R_ananias 
swiss system again??? Damn it.
2017-04-10 17:24
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
RIP TM? Who is more expected TM or Chiefs? We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-04-10 18:00
When tainted minds were athletico I'd say they are way better but once the joined a new org they became dog shit. So chiefs
2017-04-11 02:44
Australia sazzgsu 
RIP the interstate LAN qualifiers. Theres still no money in CS. Less money on a stage and fancy confetti and lets have some national qualifiers. I know its scary but rocking up to a net cafe isn't THAT hard?
2017-04-11 01:18
I feel bad for the organizers getting Optic, who knew that Stanis would leave like that and leave a broken lineup behind. So much potential there, potentially the best NA team in CS GO history and he had to go fuck it up lol.
2017-04-11 03:02
African Union mikecool 
Regardless of the teams attending this is still a good step forward for esports in Aus.
2017-04-13 02:55
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