B.O.O.T-d[S] beat Flash to qualify for IEM Sydney

B.O.O.T-d[S] have sealed their place at IEM Sydney 2018 after defeating Flash 2-0 in Asian closed qualifier.

With MVP PK and TYLOO already through, the third-place decider kicked off on BOOT-d[S]'s map pick, Mirage, with the Singaporean squad winning their T-side pistol. Flash responded well in a force-buy and went up 3-1, but Alikhan "w1nt3r" Kopzhanov and co. did not back down and took ten rounds into the break. 

Flash began the second half vigorously, stringing five rounds together to level up the score at 10-10. After that, however, BOOT-d[S] tightened up their defence and took the map without losing any more rounds. 

ImpressioN and co. are through to IEM Sydney 2018

On Overpass, BOOT-d[S] picked up their CT pistol and followed that up with an anti-eco. In a third-round buy, YuanZhang "Attacker" Sheng clutched a 1v3, paving the way for his team to secure the lead.

The Singaporean team then picked up the pace and took a 9-4 lead, but then Flash kept themselves in it by bagging the final rounds of the half.  

After switching to the Terrorist side, BOOT-d[S] further added to their lead after taking the pistol round, their third of the series, and following that up with both anti-ecos. Flash responded with a successful gun round, but the Singaporeans did not let the game slip away from them and quickly wrapped up the series.

 Flash K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker 45 - 39 +6 97.8 1.27
China KunHua 'LOVEYY' BaiLOVEYY 36 - 39 -3 78.1 0.94
China Zhe 'Ayeon' YangAyeon 30 - 41 -11 70.0 0.78
China YuLun 'Summer' CaiSummer 28 - 41 -13 64.4 0.72
China ZhiHong 'aumaN' LiuaumaN 24 - 39 -15 58.2 0.68
 BOOT-d[S] K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Singapore Kumaresan 'Tommy' RamaniTommy 48 - 37 +11 104.3 1.47
Singapore Benedict 'Benkai' TanBenkai 36 - 33 +3 90.1 1.29
Singapore Nevin 'splashske' Awsplashske 43 - 35 +8 87.0 1.29
Kazakhstan Alikhan 'w1nt3r' Kopzhanovw1nt3r 40 - 28 +12 81.6 1.26
Singapore Anthony 'ImpressioN' LimImpressioN 32 - 30 +2 74.8 1.12

With BOOT-d[S]'s qualification, the team list for IEM Sydney, which will run from May 1-6, now looks as follows: 

Brazil SK Europe FaZe
Denmark Astralis Europe mousesports
United States Cloud9 Ukraine Natus Vincere
United States NRG Sweden fnatic
Australia Renegades China TYLOO
Korea MVP PK Singapore BOOT-d[S]
Oceania Oceania Qual. #1 Oceania Oceania Qual. #2
Oceania Oceania Qual. #3 Europe GG:Origin Qualifier
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
876
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
expected
2018-04-11 18:41
jep
2018-04-11 21:36
#2
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
very deserved 3 asian teams playing instead of VP, north, g2, nip or HR AND 3 OCEANIA SPOTS LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2018-04-11 18:42
how the teams will evolve then?
2018-04-11 18:46
What do you mean? They can evolve by qualifying properly, no one is stopping them from grinding. And they get paid for playing anyways, its their job. I also think its some kind of bullshit, that some of the best eu teams dont get to play there. Its marketing obviously, since event is held in Australia, but still... they should make some kind of open qualifiers for all na, asian , eu and oceanian teams.. gl to them anyways
2018-04-11 19:22
#22
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Brazil PrestusHood 
To be honest, you need to have a very high IQ to understand the competitive CS:GO. The plot is extremely subtle and without a solid understanding of the physical properties of good storytelling, most of the metaphors will go unnoticed by the average viewer. There is also the nihilistic view of Shox, who is deftly woven in his characterization - his personal philosophy is heavily reliant on entering into bottles, for example. The fans understand these things; they have the intellectual ability to really appreciate the depth of these metaphors to realize that they are not just intelligent - they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence, people who do not like the competitive csgo are real idiots - of course they would not appreciate, for example, the depth in the existential sentence of ropz "i feel thank you," clearly demonstrating that a story does not need arcs of character to be good and cohesive, just good metaphors :). I'm grinning right now imagining one of these shabby simplists scratching their head in confusion as Gabriel's "twofaced" Toledo genius unfolds on his monitor screen. What fools ... how I pity them. And yes, by the way, I have a Dosia tattoo. And no, you can not see it. It's only for the ladies' eyes. And even they need to demonstrate beforehand that they have an IQ with an absolute difference of at most 5 points from my (preferably down)
2018-04-11 20:25
seriously, what are you trying to say ?
2018-04-12 04:39
#40
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Brazil PrestusHood 
CS:GO is a show for high IQ people
2018-04-12 06:41
a qualifier for multiple regions would have to be offline, since you can't expect anyone to play on servers halfway around the world. but esl will never pay flights for all those teams just for a qualifier. this is not a major where valve pays for all that shit. so that's completely out of the question. especially apac, being the furthest away, will always need their own qualifier. giving 6 spots to apac has 2 reasons: one, as you said, marketing. it will be streamed at apac times, so the target audience lives in those timezones and you'd lose half the viewers without local teams. two, the idea the teams can only improve by playing against better teams - the grind, as you said. but the only way for apac teams to grind is to move to na/eu (like renegades) or get preallocated spots at an international event (for all the reasons above). now, you can debate how many spots it should be, but you can't deny the principle.
2018-04-12 14:00
will u believe if those mvp and others team beat your favorite top tier teams ? just wait and watch ok ??
2018-04-11 18:46
I mean they have only really done it once what is there to say they actually can 0/8
2018-04-12 00:59
#32
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Tyloo beaten fnatic before so why not?
2018-04-12 01:51
#16
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
This event for Australia, go away
2018-04-11 19:18
I agree man No liquid,NIP and G2 they should have 3 spot for AU/Asia and 1 more spot for na and eu
2018-04-11 19:52
#23
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Montenegro G1EX 
+99 these asian and australian teams will get destroyed
2018-04-11 20:31
#24
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
we will see 16:0 in this tournament mark my words
2018-04-11 20:33
#27
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Montenegro G1EX 
+1
2018-04-11 22:56
can't have every team at every event rip
2018-04-12 13:02
#3
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
not first but almost lul
2018-04-11 18:42
#4
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Netherlands lordkarim1 
yay
2018-04-11 18:42
#5
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Malaysia byaIi 
BOT god without BnTeT :O
2018-04-11 18:42
what
2018-04-13 13:10
#6
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
so easy.
2018-04-11 18:42
Who?
2018-04-11 18:45
boring news so far
2018-04-11 18:47
Good job BootDS!
2018-04-11 18:49
#12
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
6 WASTED SPOTS
2018-04-11 18:55
u will see how this teams gonna beat thos undeseved top tier teams
2018-04-12 09:29
#42
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
max 1 win per team sadly bro
2018-04-12 10:44
im waiting for that one day where they put a slot for south american teams
2018-04-11 18:56
#28
PokeMon | 
United States Acetk 
Isn't that the invite slot for sk. Unless you want KngV to kill Fns for not proving it.
2018-04-11 23:18
ezzzzz Cry is free FLASH noobs
2018-04-11 19:06
#15
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
Nice work!!
2018-04-11 19:17
#17
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Kazakhstan alpamyS 
1 kazakh > Asian region
2018-04-11 19:19
#18
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United States MAY0 
Boot has really impressed me with their recent improvements...excited to see them on an international lan
2018-04-11 19:21
#31
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Mongolia sdfgradious 
Lol 5ping vs 200ping
2018-04-12 01:32
#33
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Singapore Wadufuk 
cry is free
2018-04-12 01:54
#34
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Australia g11 
That was obviously throw. Did you watch next 2 matches?
2018-04-12 01:56
Nice
2018-04-11 20:44
#30
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Indonesia SRYDX 
DS In lan suck anyway. in Online they're strong af
2018-04-12 01:24
#35
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Still salty that recca lost to boot-d[s]?
2018-04-12 01:59
#45
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Indonesia SRYDX 
no bntet xccurate hope lost fam
2018-04-12 15:28
#36
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Singapore Trisha 
sucks that recca lost to BOOT as well :')
2018-04-12 02:18
#46
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Indonesia SRYDX 
ofc hoops is shit i don't support recca anyway
2018-04-12 15:29
#37
device | 
Korea NCT127 
Ping is too high
2018-04-12 03:07
#39
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Finland Alko^ 
HAHAHHAH 4 AU QUAL :DDDD
2018-04-12 06:41
is dsn still coaching this team?
2018-04-13 13:12
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