MVP PK, Grayhound qualify for ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals

eZlo
April 22nd, 2018 14:29

MVP PK and Grayhound have booked spots at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, in Dallas, after finishing top two at the Asia-Pacific LAN finals.

The first squad to secure a place in Dallas was Grayhound, who took on ORDER in the first semi-final of the Asia-Pacific finals, in Sydney The all-Australian clash kicked off on Mirage, ORDER's map pick, but it was Grayhound who took the lead in the series with a 16-11 victory.

MVP PK and Grayhound will be in Dallas

Next up was Nuke, Grayhound's map pick, which was an ever tighter affair. Christopher "dexter" Nong's men hit match point at 15-11 but were then surprised by a last-gasp effort from ORDER, who reduced the deficit to a solitary round. However, Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga's men remained calm and collected, and locked down the map in the final round of regulation.

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In the other semi-final, MVP PK and Tainted Minds faced off in what would turn out to be a two-map series. It all started on Inferno, the Koreans' map pick, with Keun-Chul "solo" Kang and co. securing a 9-6 half-time lead as Terrorists. After switching to the CT-side, MVP PK remained in control of the action, losing just four rounds before closing out the map.

MVP PK carried that momentum into their opponents' map pick, Train, and bagged a dominant 13-2 advantage after playing on the CT side. Tainted Minds still tried to turn things around in the second half, but it was in vain as MVP PK eventually picked up the three rounds they needed to assure themselves of a spot in Dallas.

After the semis, MVP PK took on Grayhound for seeding purposes, with the Koreans coming out on top in a three-map series. Below you can find the final standings for the Asia-Pacific Finals:

1. Korea MVP PK - spot at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals
2. Australia Grayhound - spot at ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals
3-4. Australia Tainted Minds - $12,000
3-4. Australia ORDER - $12,000
5-6. Thailand Signature - $9,500
5-6. Singapore BOOT-d[S] - $9,500
7-8. Mongolia TheMongolz - $7,500
7-8. Japan SCARZ Absolute - $7,500

The ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals will run from May 14 to 20 in Dallas, where 16 teams will battle it out for a share of the $750,000 prize pool. The team list for the event currently looks as follows:

Turkey Space Soldiers North America Liquid
Denmark Astralis United States NRG
Ukraine Natus Vincere
Korea MVP PK
Sweden NiP Australia Grayhound
Europe Europe #5 North America North America #3
Europe Europe #6 North America North America #4
Europe Europe #7 North America North America #5
Other ESL LA League North America North America #6
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Korea Keun-Chul 'solo' Kang
Keun-Chul 'solo' Kang
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
342
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
439
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#1
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Hungary Br0k3nS0ul 
Good for them
2018-04-22 14:30
agreed! These koreans are improving rapidly
2018-04-22 14:31
#2
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Spain L3gi13 
Gonavi
2018-04-22 14:30
rip ORDER
2018-04-22 14:31
#5
Anders | 
Georgia Broozman 
rip Order
2018-04-22 14:31
#6
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
good to see sz absolute
2018-04-22 14:31
#ReleaseTheHounds
2018-04-22 14:31
#8
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France StickyRice 
Congrats MVP PKings
2018-04-22 14:32
au cs omegalul
2018-04-22 14:32
God XigN <3 I think the koreans can upset some teams in this event, let’s hope so.
2018-04-22 14:34
order so online funny af also au cs lmao
2018-04-22 14:35
sad for order
2018-04-22 14:46
#13
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Denmark Zorrondo 
OMG New victims for TOP 1 SA Isurus
2018-04-22 14:47
#14
draken | 
United States zSnuxy 
Why does it not say mouz has qualified?
2018-04-22 14:55
cause they didnt yet
2018-04-22 16:04
#16
draken | 
United States zSnuxy 
But they have the same score as Astralis?
2018-04-22 16:28
#17
draken | 
United States zSnuxy 
Nevermind it's the fact that Astralis has two overtime losses and mouz has all normal losses
2018-04-22 16:30
ye
2018-04-22 16:35
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