Grayhound and 5POWER qualify for ROG Masters 2017

The Australian side Grayhound and the Asian mixture 5POWER dealt with their respective semi-final opponents, Mineski and Signature, to earn spots at the final, $250,000 ROG Masters LAN event.

The regional qualifier in Manila Bay, Philippines, started with the ROG Masters APAC Main Qualifier, which had 12 teams in attendance. After playing out the four three-team groups and the following playoffs, 5POWER and Athletico earned their spots in the eight-team ROG Masters 2017 APAC Regional Finals.

forget's 5POWER managed to get through the Main Qualifier and the Regional Finals

Waiting for the two qualified teams in the quarter-finals of the single-elimination bracket were AKARA, Signature, Fire Dragoon, Vikings, Mineski and Grayhound. The two Australian sides, Grayhound and Athletico, met in the first leg—with Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai's team taking the win, eliminating their countrymen. The other qualified team, 5POWER, had a much easier task against AKARA, and then moved on to the deciding game against Signature.

The 27-year-old Peng "xiaosaGe" Song was the main man in 5POWER's three-map victory, finishing on top of the scoreboard on Mirage, Inferno and Train. His play was key in helping 5POWER make the comeback in the series, taking the 2-1 win after losing in overtime on Mirage. With the win, 5POWER earned their spot at the final event, with a successful run all the way from the Main Qualifier to the top 2 placing in the APAC Regional Finals.

 5POWER K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China Peng 'xiaosaGe' SongxiaosaGe 74 - 60 +14 99.0 1.31
Mongolia Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbolddobu 66 - 63 +3 84.8 1.19
Mongolia Batbayar 'kabal' Bat-Enkhkabal 67 - 59 +8 83.5 1.15
Thailand Kitikawin 'PTC' RattanasukolPTC 57 - 50 +7 61.1 0.98
China Lei 'forget' Liforget 50 - 65 -15 66.8 0.92
 Signature K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Thailand Tosapol 'TOR' SaekowTOR 67 - 60 +7 73.8 1.10
Thailand Warittorn 'RoLEX' KalanukarnRoLEX 62 - 65 -3 80.3 1.07
Thailand Kitsada 'bnwGiggs' PookamroongbnwGiggs 57 - 63 -6 76.5 1.02
Thailand Anupong 'stk' Mueangngamstk 56 - 63 -7 74.1 0.95
Thailand Siwet 'ViperDemon' KruavitViperDemon 53 - 63 -10 72.7 0.91

Grayhound's deciding match was the local team Mineski. The series ended up being a two-mapper, but a surprisingly close one as the Australian side picked up three out of four pistols and had good starts on both Cobblestone and Inferno.

In the end, Grayhound were able to outfrag the Philippine side, with all five of their members finishing on an above-average rating.

 Grayhound K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter 44 - 35 +9 87.5 1.25
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 43 - 32 +11 84.5 1.25
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' TierneyDickStacy 46 - 35 +11 76.1 1.23
Australia Callum 'BURNRUOk' HendersonBURNRUOk 42 - 33 +9 79.1 1.22
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' GantulgaerkaSt 35 - 39 -4 71.5 1.07
 Mineski K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Philippines Kevin 'dispenser' Tedispenser 47 - 41 +6 87.8 1.15
Philippines James 'Retrac' Carter AngRetrac 38 - 40 -2 77.3 0.99
Philippines Jayvee 'DubsteP' PaguiriganDubsteP 31 - 41 -10 58.2 0.85
Philippines Dominic 'Hannibal' FajardoHannibal 30 - 43 -13 68.1 0.80
Philippines Ronard 'GII' TecsonGII 28 - 45 -17 57.1 0.76

With these results, Grayhound and 5POWER have joined the list of teams that will attend the $250,000 event this December in Kuala Lumpur:

China TYLOO Europe mousesports
Kazakhstan Gambit Australia Grayhound
China 5POWER North America American Qualifier

The two qualified sides will still face in the grand final of the event tomorrow at 06:20, but with nothing more than the bragging rights on the line.

China Peng 'xiaosaGe' Song
Peng 'xiaosaGe' Song
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
624
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
655
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Im first i did it!
2017-10-28 17:22
#6
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Finland tmziburger 
dab
2017-10-28 17:22
Probably buzzing off of an irrelevant first
2017-10-28 17:22
wtf is this shit? tier 5 teams playing
2017-10-28 17:23
Flag and name check out
2017-10-28 17:24
EZ 1
2017-10-28 17:22
1
2017-10-28 17:22
#5
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Oceania nobrac 
gw grayhound
2017-10-28 17:22
Yay
2017-10-28 17:22
Gratz to them
2017-10-28 17:23
forget 28's old?? look like around 45
2017-10-28 17:23
#13
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Singapore Trisha 
um correction HLTV Mineski is Philippine :o
2017-10-28 17:33
'the Malaysian side, ' correction: Philippine side
2017-10-28 18:59
#UpTheHounds
2017-10-28 21:31
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