ORDER triumph over Tainted Minds and qualify for IEM Katowice

ORDER pull off a reverse sweep against Tainted Minds in the grand final of the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2018 Oceanic Closed Qualifier and earn their spot to the $500,000 event in Poland.

Following the infamous roster shuffles in the Oceanic scene, the past five days of the closed qualifier witnessed six teams from the region go head-to-head in a best-of-three, double-elimination format with an international trip on the line.

The first two teams to be eliminated from the closed stage were the winners of the open qualifiers, Athletico and Corvidae. IEM Sydney attendees Chiefs and ROG MASTERS semi-finalists Grayhound followed shortly with their removal, which left Tainted Minds and the new ORDER lineup to be the last two teams standing.

Australian star liazz earns the chance to face the best teams in the world

Tainted Minds secured a 1-0 advantage ahead of the best-of-five grand final, as a reward for their convincing 2-0 victory against ORDER in the upper bracket final previously.  Yaman "yam" Ergenekon and co. had a near-impenetrable wall on the CT side (including a smoke defuse highlight from the veteran),  which allowed Tainted Minds to take Inferno easily alongside a 2-0 lead during the series.

However, ORDER returned the favour by crushing the Joshua "INS" Potter-led squad to pieces on Nuke, with Tainted Minds claiming only one round on the attacking half. With some momentum built up, Chris "emagine" Rowlands' crew kicked off Train with twelve T rounds on the board.

Due to a few key mistakes including a 1v2 clutch round from Ryan "zewsy" Palmer, Tainted Minds brought it back to overtime. Despite their efforts, Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas' ORDER won four consecutive rounds in overtime, and successfully equalised the series 2-all. 

After securing the first pistol round on the deciding map, Tainted Minds had escalated to a 7-1 start, but ORDER managed to reduce the deficit to one round for the first half of Mirage by unleashing their double AWP set-up. Following a crucial 2v3 situation and 14-all scoreline, ORDER snatched away the map 16-14 and the thrilling series 3-2.

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 Tainted Minds K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
New Zealand Chris 'ofnu' Hanleyofnu 77 - 67 +10 91.0 1.24
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekonyam 66 - 65 +1 75.4 1.02
New Zealand Ryan 'zewsy' Palmerzewsy 66 - 77 -11 68.9 0.95
Australia Joshua 'INS' PotterINS 62 - 74 -12 68.0 0.86
Australia Connor 'chuch' Morganchuch 50 - 74 -24 60.0 0.82
 ORDER K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 77 - 59 +18 87.4 1.25
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' WilliamsSico 82 - 63 +19 88.6 1.20
Australia Jordan 'Hatz' BajicHatz 72 - 68 +4 81.3 1.06
Australia Chris 'emagine' Rowlandsemagine 64 - 64 0 69.4 0.94
Australia Alistair 'aliStair' JohnstonaliStair 62 - 67 -5 69.1 0.93

Full standings for IEM Katowice 2018 Oceania Closed Qualifier:

1. Australia ORDER - IEM Katowice 2018 spot
2. Australia Tainted Minds
3. Australia Grayhound
4. Australia Chiefs
5-6. Australia Athletico
5-6. Australia Corvidae

Nine teams are now confirmed for the Polish tournament, taking place from February 28 to March 5:

Denmark Astralis United States Cloud9
Europe FaZe France G2
Sweden NiP Brazil SK
Poland Virtus.pro China TYLOO
Australia ORDER
Australia Joshua 'INS' Potter
Joshua 'INS' Potter
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
679
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Australia Chris 'emagine' Rowlands
Chris 'emagine' Rowlands
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
725
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Australia Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekon
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
496
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
693
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
New Zealand Ryan 'zewsy' Palmer
Ryan 'zewsy' Palmer
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
615
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Congrats for them ! Let’s see some AU CS there
2018-01-25 16:45
Gl to sico best nz player
2018-01-25 16:46
#11
CMX | 
United States LuWi 
gg order lmao odds were 90-10
2018-01-25 16:51
#41
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New Zealand Duck_Meat 
Nz represent
2018-01-26 15:54
the results of this match were strange af, wtf
2018-01-25 16:45
Especially after they conveniently got smashed and cameback from the lower bracket. Super fishy, not because they won, but the way the game got played.
2018-01-25 19:53
Agreed
2018-01-25 20:09
#4
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
Who?
2018-01-25 16:46
#5
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South America IFK 
Well deserved, gz!
2018-01-25 16:46
#6
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Denmark oskarsports 
who?
2018-01-25 16:48
#7
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Brazil Seleskva 
1-0 by default and still lose. LUL
2018-01-25 16:48
#16
vsm | 
Brazil edivan1987 
Como assim 1x0 de início. Não entendi!
2018-01-25 17:14
#27
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Brazil Seleskva 
provavelmente vieram do high bracket. no cs summit ano passado a sk também ganhou uma partida de 1-0 por default na final.
2018-01-25 18:29
#19
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Denmark DanishDelight 
and even won 2nd map 16-2
2018-01-25 17:33
Congrats! Nice to see new team!
2018-01-25 16:49
#18
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United States mers_cs 
new org. kinda new
2018-01-25 17:24
I mean new team in tournaments
2018-01-25 17:53
#36
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Pakistan perth 
Yeah, this is their first international LAN that isn't just Asian teams but the world's best. I really hope these guys can do something vs the best teams as unlikely as it sounds.
2018-01-26 01:53
#9
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Brazil Gunzel 
clown fiesta game
2018-01-25 16:49
lul wasted spot worse than qbf in major
2018-01-25 16:52
How dare online professional gaming try to include newer teams from different regions instead of showing us the same matchups day in, day out?
2018-01-26 23:20
In b4 order reaches playoffs just like QBF.
2018-01-25 16:57
#14
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Russia razorVJ 
Isn't Sico a condom producer?
2018-01-25 17:05
#17
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Russia AyvaN 
gj lyaz you crazy boi :D
2018-01-25 17:20
#20
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Choke is real?
2018-01-25 17:34
#21
Israel qeqX 
good job order bet on u GL IN KATOWICE
2018-01-25 17:38
#22
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Peru vaniIIa 
All I want is order stickers au logo top1
2018-01-25 17:38
Actually a nasty comeback lol
2018-01-25 18:12
Nice spot LUL
2018-01-25 18:14
au cs top 1in 2018, gl order
2018-01-25 18:27
Damn I was gonna bet on order too bet fell asleep :/ ggz though
2018-01-25 19:06
#29
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Wut. Did tainted throw? Those odds
2018-01-25 19:29
what a choke lul
2018-01-25 21:39
#33
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Australia Lolfeminists 
Why waste a spot with an AU team lawl.
2018-01-25 21:55
#35
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Pakistan perth 
lawl 12 btw wasted spot lawl au cs 12 btw
2018-01-26 01:48
lol triumph?
2018-01-25 22:28
GJ to my boys down under, let’s see them turn up hopefully
2018-01-26 02:18
#39
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Spain JasonRacism 
This is a good chance to see how Liazz and Sico will be against the best teams in the world
2018-01-26 02:20
Ez win
2018-01-26 13:09
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