Benkai shines as B.O.O.T beat Lucid Dream to win IEM Shanghai qualifier

BOOT-d[S] have punched their ticket to IEM Shanghai 2018 after defeating Lucid Dream on three maps in the Asian closed qualifier.

Lucid Dream had a one map advantage in the best-of-five series due to coming from the upper bracket, but the Singaporean team put in an improved performance after losing to the Thai side in the second round of the tournament.

It all started on BOOT-d[S]'s map pick, Cache, with Anthony "⁠ImpressioN⁠" Lim and co. bagging a quick 3-0 lead as CTs. Lucid Dream then picked up the pace, losing only three more rounds before half-time to secure a 9-6 lead. After switching to the T-side, BOOT-d[S] took nine rounds without response to hit map point. The Thai side tried to get back in the game, but their efforts were fruitless as the Singaporean side would finish the game off just three rounds later.

Benkai dropped three 30-bombs in the series

Next up was Dust2, and it started just like on Cache, with Lucid Dream picking up a 9-6 half-time lead after losing the first three rounds. This time around, the Thai team put up more of a fight, but BOOT-d[S] would prevail in the 30th round, with Benedict "⁠Benkai⁠" Tan finishing the game with an impressive 1.94 rating.

Mirage was the map that followed, and once again BOOT-d[S] found themselves on the backfoot early on. Down 11-4. the Singaporean side simply shut down the Terrorists with a flawless defence thanks to another strong display from Benkai , who dropped his third 30-bomb of the series.

 Lucid Dream K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
59 - 63 -4 79.7 1.00
51 - 55 -4 62.6 0.90
46 - 57 -11 62.2 0.88
52 - 63 -11 71.3 0.85
35 - 61 -26 52.9 0.76
 BOOT-d[S] K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
97 - 49 +48 118.1 1.74
61 - 44 +17 75.3 1.26
58 - 50 +8 80.4 1.15
10 - 8 +2 27.7 0.99
38 - 45 -7 55.2 0.96
34 - 49 -15 54.7 0.84

IEM Shanghai 2018 will run from August 1-6 in Shanghai, where eight teams will duke it out for their share of the $250,000 prize pool. The team list currently looks as follows:

Singapore Benedict 'Benkai' Tan
Benedict 'Benkai' Tan
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
360
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Singapore Anthony 'ImpressioN' Lim
Anthony 'ImpressioN' Lim
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
347
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
#7
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Germany grabke
Shit Event with VP :) NRG is the clear cut Favorite never expected to say that....
2018-06-20 20:45
3 replies
#16
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Finland Vkims
Vp will win
2018-06-20 20:46
1 reply
wrong
2018-06-21 15:30
#62
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Poland KasPro
Nt
2018-06-22 20:35
there's no #2 in this forum monkaS
2018-06-20 20:44
life matches
2018-06-20 20:44
#11
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Lithuania aisTISsS
late, but yeah, sort of expected.
2018-06-20 20:44
6 players!!!!
2018-06-20 20:44
2 replies
#18
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Belgium HLTVnewfag
Lul what
2018-06-20 20:47
#51
bew | 
India Women
6v5 SO EZ
2018-06-20 23:27
who beats whom at the what for what? come on hltv we need the * for news
2018-06-20 20:45
New S1mple
2018-06-20 20:45
#15
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United Kingdom Doodleyz
who?
2018-06-20 20:45
#17
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France Teellioz
5vs6 expected
2018-06-20 20:46
Lucid Dream can't even win with 1 map free LUL
2018-06-20 20:48
2 replies
#23
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France Teellioz
it was a 5vs6 tho
2018-06-20 20:49
1 reply
yea unfair advantage for both teams should just be no winner
2018-06-20 20:49
#22
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Slovakia TatKo
god Benkai
2018-06-20 20:48
#25
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Denmark Xipingu
An IEM event with a bunch of tier 2-3 teams? Wth
2018-06-20 20:52
2 replies
#49
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Australia NotSoMLG
its during player break ofc its goung to be a teir 2 event
2018-06-20 23:14
1 reply
#54
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Denmark Xipingu
True but zzzzzzzzzz xD
2018-06-21 00:30
#26
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Russia Sur10n
Fak,stop baiting me HLTV,I thought they beat Liquid to win IEM Shanghai....
2018-06-20 20:54
what is that flag
2018-06-20 20:56
monkaS rating
2018-06-20 21:00
Benkai is a GOD ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-06-20 21:02
4 replies
I love apples. This a real number? Ship to usa?
2018-06-20 21:29
3 replies
I ship to the whole world, and coming soon I'll ship to other planets and dimensions as well :)
2018-06-20 21:34
2 replies
#39
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Czech Republic Limacool
Can you import apples from other dimensions?
2018-06-20 21:37
1 reply
I'm currently in negotiations with some netherworld stores, in a near future I'll be able to announce everything
2018-06-20 21:51
who
2018-06-20 21:04
#32
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Brazil Kelmec
BANKAI
2018-06-20 21:07
2 replies
Senbusakura KAGEYOSHI !
2018-06-20 22:25
1 reply
#56
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Brazil Kelmec
Byakuya! The best !
2018-06-21 04:31
#33
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Other Onizuka_go
rip mvp boot asia top2
2018-06-20 21:11
2 replies
Who is Top 1?
2018-06-20 21:15
1 reply
#41
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Germany Zaykor
Obviously Tyloo
2018-06-20 21:41
#35
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Russia sosi
benkai bntet xccurate +1 good igl AttackeR top 5 world
2018-06-20 21:21
2 replies
#60
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Singapore repu1se
+ kaze? BnTeT or xcurrate can IGL
2018-06-21 18:53
BnTeT can igl
2018-06-26 05:16
6vs5, not even a word about it. n1 hltv, very good reporting about cheating
2018-06-20 21:36
#42
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Israel xpicyyy
benkai best player in indoasia
2018-06-20 21:45
FaZe Benkai
2018-06-20 21:56
Tyloo Benkai inc?
2018-06-20 22:25
It hurts inside since moxie left. Please come back
2018-06-20 22:37
w1nter carried his team.
2018-06-20 22:57
27 adr and he goes positive k/d :O
2018-06-20 23:58
Benkai next polish pride
2018-06-21 00:17
What is that 6 players about? How did that happen?
2018-06-21 01:17
1 reply
#57
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Singapore natx
The coach stand in as Tommy had ping issues on cache
2018-06-21 04:56
After all, they won't get more than 5 rounds per match, because every teams will have 5 ping on LAN.
2018-06-21 07:46
#61
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Indonesia Exodd
What is this 6vs5? No wonder it’s ez 3-1
2018-06-22 07:23
singaporean TACO xd
2018-06-26 05:17
expected from onliner
2018-06-26 05:19
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