Uniquestars qualify for Asia Minor
Uniquestars defeated FATE in the final of the Asia Minor Middle East & South Asia Open Qualifier 2-1 (16-13 Inferno, 6-16 Overpass, 16-11 Mirage), securing a spot at the Asia Minor in London.
Uniquestars reached the final by defeating their countrymen coREA in the quarters and then edging ex-Next Generation in the semis, 2-1. Meanwhile, FATE beat bluuuuud and then eliminated NASR, featuring names such as Mohammed "k1tkat" Al-Nuaimi, Khalid "KarriBob" Al-Junaibi and Obaid "breAker" Al-Muhairi to get to the final.
Inferno kicked off the series, with FATE running up a 5-1 advantage after winning the second-round force. Uniquestars managed to recover by the end of the half, finishing it 8-7 down, before taking the lead after the second pistol. With Lidor "LaNrefNi" Almasi and Guy "Nertz" Iluz on point, securing 32 and 29 kills respectively, the Israeli side edged a 16-13 win.
Overpass followed, which despite Uniquestars' good 5-1 start, was a one-sided affair. FATE turned the game around and got eight out of the next nine T-rounds and followed that up with a perfect CT side to win Overpass 16-6 and force the decider, Mirage.
FATE had a great start to the last map, winning the force buy after losing the T pistol and running up a 3-1 lead. Uniquestars were able to win a couple of rounds before the end of the half to finish 5-10, but they couldn't tie rounds together or build a strong economy throughout the CT side.
However, when they switched to the Terrorist side, they looked indomitable, with Barak "shp3x" Schneider and Guy "anarkez" Trachtman leading the way for their team. Uniquestars won the pistol and went on to drop only two rounds on their way to a 16-11 victory and a 2-1 for the series.
K - D
Guy 'Nertz' IluzNertz
69 - 59
Lidor 'LaNrefNi' AlmasiLaNrefNi
63 - 51
Barak 'shp3x' Schneidershp3x
49 - 56
Guy 'anarkez' Trachtmananarkez
42 - 56
Anton 'hydra' Sviridonhydra
43 - 59
With the Oceania and the India, Pakistan & SEA Minor Qualifier still left to be played out, the team list for the Asia Minor currently looks like this:
|Fierce Tiger||SCARZ Absolute|