5POWER stun VG.Flash to qualify for IEM Shanghai

5POWER have booked their spot at IEM Shanghai 2018 after defeating VG.Flash on two maps (16-12 on Inferno, 19-16 on Cache) in the Chinese closed qualifier.

The series kicked off on Inferno, the map picked by 5POWER, who had a one map advantage due to coming from the upper bracket. The Asian mixture got off to a great start as Terrorists, stringing together the initial five rounds to take control of proceedings. VG.Flash responded well, tightening up their defence to bring the deficit to a sole round by half-time.

5POWER further added to their lead in the second half after winning their CT pistol, 12-7, and lost only more round before hitting map-point. VG.Flash still attempted a comeback by bagging four rounds in a row, but then 5POWER closed out the map with ZhiHai "⁠QKA⁠" Fu leading the way with a 1.38 rating.

shuadapai helped 5POWER to qualify for Shanghai

Next up was VG.Flash's map pick, Cache. It began with 5POWER securing another pistol, this time as CTs. From the third round onwards, however, it was all about KunHua "⁠LOVEYY⁠" Bai and co., who lost only two more rounds to bag an 11-4 half-time lead.

But 5POWER had their eyes set on Shanghai, and came from half-time ready to turn things around, first with a five-round winning streak to reach nine rounds. VG.Flash still hit map-point at 15-13, but 5POWER remained calm and collected to take the game to overtime, finishing things off, 19-16, with Gan-Erdene "⁠dobu⁠" Batbold topping the scoreboard with 40 kills and 1.59 rating.

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

Mongolia Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbold
Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbold
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
344
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
China ZhiHai 'QKA' Fu
ZhiHai 'QKA' Fu
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
260
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
China KunHua 'LOVEYY' Bai
KunHua 'LOVEYY' Bai
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
588
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
Who
2018-06-23 13:28
no ptc :(
2018-06-23 13:28
5 replies
Will he be there?
2018-06-23 13:50
4 replies
Looks like it But forget looks like he sucks so -forget +QKA/shuadapai
2018-06-23 14:13
1 reply
Well, shuadapai is a lot better than Forget.
2018-06-23 14:15
He went back to Thailand to deal with his visa
2018-06-23 16:18
1 reply
Oh ok.
2018-06-23 17:01
nice
2018-06-23 13:28
Chinese Superteam LUL
2018-06-23 13:29
2 replies
> zhoking+loveyy > superteam pick one
2018-06-23 13:55
they are just a joke
2018-06-24 12:24
expected
2018-06-23 13:29
ayy lmao
2018-06-23 13:29
cool
2018-06-23 13:30
lucky
2018-06-23 13:35
lul
2018-06-23 13:37
Tier 3 event with VP
2018-06-23 13:38
unexpected from chinese dream team
2018-06-23 13:44
at last 5power qualify for something
2018-06-23 13:45
First thing they play w/o ptc and they did real good
2018-06-23 13:57
Where is Ptc??
2018-06-23 13:59
1 reply
vacation @ home i think
2018-06-23 14:08
Tier 7 event
2018-06-23 14:02
#21
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Macau LemonFox
#FreeFreeman
2018-06-23 14:14
#27
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Europe KittyChamp
GOD DAMN MONGOLIANS!!!
2018-06-23 14:42
I wonder how much do these Chinese orgs pay
2018-06-23 14:52
2 replies
prob 3k month
2018-06-23 14:58
It's like 3k-5k CNY I think, CSGO in China still not mature at all, like PUBG pros they can get 8k or even 10k per month.....
2018-06-23 15:07
such a bad tourney for Attacker, just like last one. he seems to be im bad form atm
2018-06-23 14:57
dobu TOP 5 in Asia
2018-06-23 16:21
#35
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Singapore repu1se
Will PTC be going to shanghai with them or is this the roster they're bringing?
2018-06-23 16:52
ez 5p,the new teammate looks good
2018-06-23 19:03
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