Both events took place this weekend on September 22-23 to determine their representatives for the $100,000 tournament, held in Shanghai, China from October 18-21.
BOOT-d[S] attended the Singaporean Regional Finals with former teammate Benjamin "moxie" Kou stepping into Benedict "Benkai" Tan's shoes briefly, and cruised through the BO3 double-elimination format. Without dropping a single map, they crushed all the local teams in quick succession to win the event, after blundering the local WESG qualifier earlier this month.
Meanwhile, the Thailand qualifier had eight teams present at the offline competition in Bangkok. Beyond advanced to the grand final after eliminating Alpha Red in the quarter-finals and Lucid Dream in the semis.
The other grand finalist was Signature, who defeated dsG&friends and MiTH respectively. Tosapol "TOR" Saekow and co. managed to edge past Warittorn "RoLEX" Kalanukarn's crew in the three-map series (16-6 on Overpass, 12-16 on Nuke, and 16-10 on Cache).
Only the Japanese slot remains incomplete, which will take place in Tokyo on September 29-30. The current list of participants for the main event is as follows: