ESL Pro League S7 APAC Finals groups and talent announced

Details about the upcoming ESL event in Sydney, Australia—the ESL Pro League S7 APAC Finals—that will decide two slots for the LAN in Dallas, have been revealed.

The tournament is slightly overshadowed by the massive IEM Sydney 2018 which starts just a week later, but is still an important event for teams from the Asia-Pacific region. Over the next three days, April 20-22, eight regional squads will be vying for two spots at the $750,000 Pro League Finals in Dallas.

ORDER kick off the tournament against Signature

A GSL format will be utilized in the group stage, with opening matches being BO1 and the rest being BO3. The group draw can be found below:

Group A Group B
Korea MVP PK Mongolia TheMongolz
Australia ORDER Australia Grayhound
Thailand Signature Singapore BOOT-d[S]
Japan SCARZ Absolute Australia Tainted Minds

Opening matches have also been drawn, with the following matchupsahead:

Korea MVP PK vs. Japan SCARZ Absolute
Australia ORDER vs. Thailand Signature
Mongolia TheMongolz vs. Australia Tainted Minds
Australia Grayhound vs. Singapore BOOT-d[S]

Accompanying the groups announcement, ESL has revealed the broadcast team for the event, with notable Oceanic players Iain "⁠SnypeR⁠" Turner and Mohammed "⁠MoeycQ⁠" Tizani joining as analysts, while Stuart "⁠sonic⁠" Rayner will be casting some of the action. The full list is available below:

Australia Ben "SandMan" Green - Host
Australia Ian "SnypeR" Turner - Analyst
Australia Mohammed "MoeycQ" Tizani - Analyst

Australia Kevin "KaRath" Zhu - Caster
Australia Jordan "Elfishguy" Mays - Caster
Australia Matthew "Judge" Brand - Caster
Australia Tim "brainstorm" Dunne - Caster
Australia Stuart "sonic" Rayner  - Caster

Australia Mohammed 'MoeycQ' Tizani
Mohammed 'MoeycQ' Tizani
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
275
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Australia Iain 'SnypeR' Turner
Iain 'SnypeR' Turner
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
149
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
Australia Stuart 'sonic' Rayner
Stuart 'sonic' Rayner
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
203
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
I can literaly kill myself after seeing that
2018-04-19 12:10
great
2018-04-19 12:10
#4
NiKo | 
United Kingdom DeKo^
exdee AUS boys
2018-04-19 12:10
2 replies
says uk cs OMEGALUL
2018-04-19 12:27
1 reply
#21
NiKo | 
United Kingdom DeKo^
says US with AUS team LUL
2018-04-19 12:28
#6
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Japan Legoshi
Ebic
2018-04-19 12:11
#7
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Switzerland FoxCH
nice
2018-04-19 12:11
Tier 1 cs right here Forget about Dreamhack Marseille this is the real tournament
2018-04-19 12:11
4 replies
It's a qualifier for a tier 1 tournament so I think you should give it more credit
2018-04-19 12:12
3 replies
Let me guess, you want Grayhound to qualify
2018-04-19 12:14
2 replies
Don't care who qualifies tbh I'm just here for the dank memes
2018-04-19 12:15
1 reply
For all the AUCS LUL hltv users
2018-04-19 12:28
Would like to see Spunj once a while head down from Germany or wherever he is now to attend tournaments like these.
2018-04-19 12:12
#12
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Bulgaria nekzcs
is it weird that I know all of the teams??
2018-04-19 12:12
2 replies
#18
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New Zealand flam3zcsgo
No, because you should know them.
2018-04-19 12:20
1 reply
+1, au scene best scene
2018-04-19 17:13
nice
2018-04-19 12:12
Who cares
2018-04-19 12:13
1 reply
#25
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Mongolia capcop
me
2018-04-19 18:07
#17
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Sweden Dino1
ez SIGNATURE
2018-04-19 12:17
#22
jks | 
Australia Mosski
AU cs at it's finest :)
2018-04-19 12:36
No SPUNJ - RIP
2018-04-19 12:57
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