IEM Sydney Asia closed qualifier set to kick off

The Asian closed qualifier for IEM Sydney 2018 is ready to commence today, with three spots up for grabs to the main event.

The eight-team competition will run from April 4-11 that will witness Asia's top teams collide in a best-of-three, double-elimination format.

Notable names from the Asian region including StarLadder ImbaTV Chongqing Invitational champions TYLOO and CAS 2018 winner MVP PK are among the favourites to qualify for the $250,000 event.

xccurate's TyLoo will face 5POWER in the qualifier

Singporean side BOOT-d[S] will make their debut in today's series with their newest addition Alikhan "w1nt3r" Kopzhanov, after the departure of Benjamin "moxie" Kou.

The following teams will compete in the qualifier:

Singapore BOOT-d[S] China Flash
Korea MVP PK Thailand Signature
Mongolia TheMongolz China TYLOO
Korea GOSU Asia 5POWER

Below you can find the opening match-ups:

China TYLOO vs. Asia 5POWER
Mongolia TheMongolz vs. Singapore BOOT-d[S]
Korea MVP PK vs. Thailand Signature
Korea GOSU vs. China Flash
Singapore Benjamin 'moxie' Kou
Benjamin 'moxie' Kou
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
299
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Kazakhstan Alikhan 'w1nt3r' Kopzhanov
Alikhan 'w1nt3r' Kopzhanov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
156
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
#1
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Turkey inmortial27 
China Numbe one ?
2018-04-04 05:23
TONY MA
2018-04-04 05:24
#32
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China RoyZhang 
hahahahahahahahaha
2018-04-04 09:54
#35
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Mongolia Aim1rR^^ 
China Numba 666666666666 they always typing this number
2018-04-04 12:21
China nambar oan !!! for sure !!!
2018-04-05 10:04
#2
CMX | 
United States LuWi 
so close, ez major attendees tyloo
2018-04-04 05:23
#3
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Germany xappy 
fak
2018-04-04 05:23
#6
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
lul nt u will never get 1st
2018-04-04 05:23
#36
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Germany xappy 
thats why i said fak :(
2018-04-04 22:15
oooh
2018-04-04 05:23
Easy Tyloo
2018-04-04 05:23
Nice
2018-04-04 05:23
#8
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
ah no Recca
2018-04-04 05:23
#9
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Left side all winners
2018-04-04 05:23
+1 GOSU>Flash
2018-04-04 05:28
#14
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Maybe even gosu>tyloo
2018-04-04 05:50
xD no Tyloo>mvp>mongolz>boot> GOSU GOSU>Flash>5power>signature
2018-04-04 05:51
#17
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
No gosu> boot
2018-04-04 05:52
Oh yes, sorry I ment to say that
2018-04-04 05:52
#13
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United States Mikeyyyy 
ez for vp
2018-04-04 05:42
#15
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
ez for vega - best chinese team)
2018-04-04 05:51
It is The Mongolz time.
2018-04-04 06:03
Rooting for Team Grandpa \o/ solo MVP
2018-04-04 06:51
I want more of MVP <3
2018-04-04 07:39
#22
PokeMon | 
United States Acetk 
mongolz mvp for group A and 5power & uhh maybe flash?
2018-04-04 07:43
youre trolling right? its gunna be mvp vs tyloo grandfinal the same as always
2018-04-04 07:51
#25
PokeMon | 
United States Acetk 
tyloo lost someone I think at least someone in twitch chat told me that. the last match they played which was vs gray hound one of the best au teams but still an au team was veryyy dodgy and they lost... on lan as well
2018-04-04 07:53
yeah i was surprised
2018-04-04 07:54
#27
PokeMon | 
United States Acetk 
I might have lost my mind I don't think they lost anyone and the way the groups are set up aren't the way I beleived they were. Maybe it was more gray hound being good than tyloo being bad or maybe an unlucky match for tyloo.
2018-04-04 07:56
#23
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
wow cool
2018-04-04 07:44
#28
ROMMEL | 
Finland 14|88 
MVP ez
2018-04-04 09:06
#29
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Germany grabke 
3 Teams lol 😂 well some Cannon Fodder.
2018-04-04 09:06
#30
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Australia t0rrent 
3 au teams in au tournament makes sense 3 asian teams dont
2018-04-04 09:25
#31
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
true, I just want TyLoo and MVP there.
2018-04-04 09:31
#34
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Other Onizuka_go 
project_kr ez
2018-04-04 11:01
#38
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Germany Bestgerman69 
3 spots for t5 asian teams are u fuckin serious?!
2018-04-11 13:39
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