Chiefs, Grayhound secure IEM Sydney spots

Professeur
April 15th, 2018 11:46

The first two Oceania Qualifier teams for IEM Sydney 2018 are now known, as Chiefs and Grayhound both won their upper bracket semi-finals 2-0.

ORDER, one of the teams didn't take part in the recent Oceanic shuffle, was the favorite moving into the match against Chiefs, who just added Mike "ap0c" Aliferis as a replacement for Liam "malta" Schembri, and played three maps versus Corvidae in the first match of the qualifier.

Cobblestone started great for Chris "emagine" Rowlands and co., as they quickly ran up a 7-2 lead as Counter-Terrorists. Chiefs were able to break the trend there and go on a streak of five rounds won, ending the half with a minimal, 8-7 advantage. After Chiefs took an 11-7 lead thanks to the second pistol going their way, ORDER got back into the game. Simon "Sico" Williams was causing his opponents trouble, racking up AWP kills, but he was outshined by ap0c in the end, whose 35 frags carried Chiefs to a 16-14 win.

Chiefs return to IEM Sydney, but only tucks remains from the squad that upset North in 2017

The second map was much more straightforward, ORDER won the starting pistol round but Chiefs struck back with the force buy to establish themselves on the CT side of Train. Tyler "tucks" Reilly' side dropped a few rounds, but never allowed ORDER to follow up on them, which saw them finish the first half 11-4 up. ORDER had a 6-1 streak at the start of the second half, but with Matthew "Texta" O'Rourke joining ap0c at the top of the scoreboard, Chiefs were able to close it out 16-10 and qualify for IEM Sydney.

 ORDER K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' WilliamsSico 43 - 37 +6 76.3 1.14
Australia Jay 'liazz' Tregillgasliazz 35 - 39 -4 73.7 1.01
Australia Chris 'emagine' Rowlandsemagine 40 - 44 -4 74.1 0.99
Australia Jordan 'Hatz' BajicHatz 34 - 39 -5 77.1 0.97
Australia Alistair 'aliStair' JohnstonaliStair 26 - 43 -17 58.6 0.70
 Chiefs K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Mike 'ap0c' Aliferisap0c 59 - 34 +25 97.2 1.49
Australia Matthew 'Texta' O'RourkeTexta 36 - 43 -7 83.0 1.08
Australia Sam 'flickz' Jonesflickz 36 - 32 +4 74.1 1.07
Australia Tyler 'tucks' Reillytucks 37 - 36 +1 70.8 1.03
New Zealand Euan 'sterling' Mooresterling 34 - 33 +1 53.6 0.97

Grayhound, also fresh off a roster change—having added malta—, took on Legacy in the deciding match of the qualifier. Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga's team kicked off Overpass strongly, took a 3-0 lead as T, dropped the first gun round, but instantly struck back to reset the CT's. Grayhound continued bullying the defensive side from there, grabbing a 12-1 lead before Legacy was able to pull it back to 12-3 for the half. Egor "LONS" Baranov's team managed to take the second pistol and start a comeback attempt on the Terrorist side, but Grayhound was able to stop it in the end, taking Overpass 16-12.

The CT issues Grayhound had on Overpass were nowhere to be seen on Mirage, as Ollie "Dickstacy" Tierney and co. were able to lock Legacy out completely there. Finishing the first half 12-3, Grayhound had no issues closing out the game, taking it 16-3 to secure a spot in Sydney.

With these results, Grayhound and Chiefs have made the $250,000 tournament that will take place on May 1-6. The final spot for the tournament will be decided by the lower-bracket of the Oceania Qualifier, with the likes of Tainted Minds and ORDER wying for the slot.

The team list for IEM Sydney 2018 now looks like this:

Brazil SK Europe FaZe
Europe mousesports Sweden fnatic
Ukraine Natus Vincere Denmark Astralis
United States Cloud9 Australia Renegades
Turkey Space Soldiers United States NRG
China TyLoo Korea MVP PK
Singapore B.O.O.T-d[S] Australia Chiefs
Australia Grayhound Other Oceania #3
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
369
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Australia Matthew 'Texta' O'Rourke
Matthew 'Texta' O'Rourke
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
286
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.19
Australia Ollie 'Dickstacy' Tierney
Ollie 'Dickstacy' Tierney
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
283
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' Williams
Simon 'Sico' Williams
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
313
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.14
Australia Tyler 'tucks' Reilly
Tyler 'tucks' Reilly
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
370
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Australia Mike 'ap0c' Aliferis
Mike 'ap0c' Aliferis
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
277
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembri
Liam 'malta' Schembri
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
387
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
New Zealand Egor 'LONS' Baranov
Egor 'LONS' Baranov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
242
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Australia Chris 'emagine' Rowlands
Chris 'emagine' Rowlands
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
388
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Aussie outback
2018-04-15 11:46
This tournament will suck without Sadokist.
2018-04-15 11:54
PANSY INSTEAD OF ANDERS LUL The tourney will be shit but if astralis win it I'll be ok with it LUL
2018-04-15 11:55
#2
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Sweden lawflezz 
Kk
2018-04-15 11:46
ok
2018-04-15 11:47
#4
CIS v1ol_ 
LMAO WASTED SPOTS
2018-04-15 11:48
should have kept nuke in and banned cobble man better to play one of their best that you still play sometimes vs your worst that you never play
2018-04-15 11:51
#6
kNgV- | 
Italy InSuu 
Vac
2018-04-15 11:52
#7
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Australia Upshot 
Told ya Alistar was the worst pick for ORDER
2018-04-15 11:53
Because Chiefs made him a sniper and he became good at it, now on ORDER that he's not he plays like crap. Would be insane if Texta was on ORDER but they probably want to qualify for a major so that won't happen.
2018-04-15 12:05
#19
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Australia Upshot 
ah yeah, texta got caught cheating.. so did tucks.. bl2them.
2018-04-15 14:09
Yh I remember not so long ago vs ORDER match went into like 100 overtimes texta went fucking ham, sad to see someone play like that and realize they are banned :(
2018-04-15 14:13
#24
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Australia Upshot 
yeah it is.. so young and ful of potential.. wasted by stupid cheats.. would be kicking himself..
2018-04-15 14:16
true I want to feel bad for him but I fucking hate cheaters especially the ones who think they are better than everyone fucking psychopaths living in their own fantasy world
2018-04-15 14:26
#8
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Australia Upshot 
Always on the bottom.. fkall dmg per round.. Apoc went off..
2018-04-15 11:53
#11
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Oceania Andrew_Kramer 
Can't stop the POC EZ for the BIG RIG p.s. all these niggas saying "wasted spots" would've just complianed about the time zone if their team was there
2018-04-15 11:56
I even saw some people complaining about the prize pool, like why the fuck does a viewer care how much the prize pool is? they not the ones playing lmao. Europeans man...
2018-04-15 12:03
EZ for The Big Rig
2018-04-15 12:29
#15
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
rip TM and ORDER
2018-04-15 13:06
#17
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Australia Upshot 
amen.. ment to be AU best teams.. looks like grayhounds go it in the bag..
2018-04-15 14:08
ikr especially when ins joined TM they thought TM would be unstoppable but now we have this thank mr grayhound for never disappointing
2018-04-15 14:11
#23
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Australia Upshot 
no doubt TM will kick someone else next.. dont think they go well together if they want to play at international level.. see how burnRuOK goes..
2018-04-15 14:15
they haven't gotten to international level yet lul that's the funny part and some fanboys call them top 1 au still
2018-04-15 14:28
#17
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Australia Upshot 
<Reply needs to have actual content>
2018-04-15 14:09
Can't wait to be there!
2018-04-15 13:49
can you fly me there
2018-04-15 14:10
perhaps
2018-04-16 05:56
a ticket for both ways from perth to sydney pls and iem sydney tickets and a place to say and some cash thx babe
2018-04-16 06:25
TM/ORDER last team?
2018-04-15 14:25
#28
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
TM are out of the qual already last spot will be between ORDER and Legacy
2018-04-15 14:29
#29
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Spain JasonRacism 
ORDER most likely Thats a feels bad for TM, Especially for Yam and INS
2018-04-15 15:06
Yeah, I'd like to see yam back on big stage
2018-04-15 16:40
TM are still in the qual lmao they are playing vs ORDER, then winner of the match will play against winner of Legacy/Corvidae
2018-04-15 16:09
#34
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
really? thats kinda stupid imo the 2 losers of the qual matches should just play eachother
2018-04-15 17:01
that's not how double elimination brackets work ;)
2018-04-15 19:24
#30
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Australia Upshot 
easy for ORDER.. Yam.. lol..
2018-04-15 15:19
#33
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Germany grabke 
All these teams are going home fast :). But considering how many Tier x teams are there maybe 1 can reach the playoffs :).
2018-04-15 16:41
#40
tucks | 
Australia pilky01 
For the aus teams, its not really about making a massive impact, its more about the chance to get international experience/exposure on the big stage,and im sure even if they lose all their games they'll have an incredible experience
2018-04-17 05:30
#36
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Australia du5k 
No Thorin :(?
2018-04-16 05:01
#38
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Germany gigaTV0803 
expected
2018-04-16 06:04
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