Grayhound finalize IEM Shanghai team list
Grayhound clinched a spot at IEM Shanghai after beating Chiefs in the best-of-five grand final of the Oceania qualifier. Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai's side came into the final from the upper bracket of the tournament after beating ORDER, which gave them a one map advantage going into the final match of the qualifier.
Chiefs, who had beaten Tainted Minds in the lower bracket final kicked off the last match of the qualifier taking the first map, Nuke, in an extremely close 16-14 map with Tyler "tucks" Reilly and Matthew "Texta" O'Rourke both getting 31 frags to even the series out, 1-1.
Overpass and Mirage were a different story, as Grayhound took the first of the two with a 16-11 scoreline thanks to a strong CT side after winning the first half by a slight 8-7. On Mirage, Chiefs won the first four rounds on the attacking side, but that is all they would get as Grayhound took 16 rounds in a row to close out the map and match with Gratisfaction earning a 2.05 rating on the map.
|Grayhound||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|68 - 36||+32||88.6||1.55|
|57 - 46||+11||75.1||1.19|
|57 - 53||+4||77.9||1.10|
|55 - 49||+6||79.8||1.05|
|48 - 48||0||76.7||1.05|
|Chiefs||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|69 - 60||+9||96.3||1.23|
|44 - 53||-9||68.2||0.89|
|48 - 60||-12||70.0||0.87|
|38 - 57||-19||58.3||0.80|
|33 - 55||-22||45.3||0.68|
IEM Shanghai will run on August 1-5 and will feature eight teams fighting over a $250,000 prize pool. The team list for the event is the following: