Renegades win Asia Minor over TyLoo
Renegades came from behind to beat TyLoo 2-1 and win the Asia Minor Championship.
The final day of the Asia Minor Championship, hosted by PGL in Beijing, kicked off with an all-Chinese clash between TYLOO and Flash, the only two home teams left in the tournament. Ke "captainMo" Liu's men put in a great display, overturning a 9-6 deficit on Mirage to win the map 16-12 before crushing their opponents 16-4 on Train.
TYLOO went on to face Immunity in the Consolidation Final, with a spot at the Major qualifier at stake. The previous match between the two had ended in a bloodbath, and this one followed the same pattern as the Chinese quickly disposed of the Australians in a series in which they gave up just three rounds in total.
With both spots at the Major qualifier already determined, Renegades and TYLOO faced off for bragging rights and a bigger chunk of the tournament's $50,000 prize pool. The first map of the series, Mirage, was highly contested from the get-go, with TYLOO scraping to a 16-13 win after taking eight rounds in both halves.
Map two, Cache, began with Hui "DD" Wu almost winning a 1vs5 situation in a scrappy pistol round. Rounds then went back and forth as neither team could build a significant lead, with Renegades stepping up in the final stages of the half to secure nine rounds on the CT side. TYLOO picked up the first three rounds of the second half to equalise the score at 9-9, but then Renegades went on a great run and kept their opponents from building on the few rounds that went their way, eventually taking the map at 16-11.
It all came down to Cobblestone, where TYLOO took a 9-6 lead at the end of the first half. With Justin "jks" Savage in great form, Renegades turned the game around and eventually reached match point, but the Chinese team fought back on a tawdry buy and took the game to overtime. Despite the setback, the Australians did not falter, winning two rounds in both halves to ran out 19-17 victors.
|Renegades||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty||71 - 62||+9||79.4||1.16|
|Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO||69 - 62||+7||78.6||1.15|
|Justin 'jks' Savagejks||74 - 61||+13||77.7||1.11|
|Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR||52 - 71||-19||69.7||0.97|
|Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa||49 - 67||-18||67.0||0.85|
|TYLOO||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT||80 - 56||+24||88.0||1.26|
|Hui 'DD' WuDD||79 - 64||+15||93.8||1.25|
|Zhen 'HZ' HuangHZ||58 - 66||-8||78.2||1.08|
|Ke 'captainMo' LiucaptainMo||52 - 62||-10||57.0||0.93|
|HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody||53 - 67||-14||65.0||0.89|
Asia Minor final standings:
The updated team list for the offline qualifier for PGL Major Krakow looks as follows:
|TYLOO||CIS Minor #1|
|CIS Minor #2||Americas Minor #1|
|Americas Minor #2||EU Minor #1|
|EU Minor #2|| EU Minor #3