Six teams qualify for Asia Minor

MIRAA
November 16th, 2018 19:40

The first six teams for the Asia Minor Championship leading to the IEM Katowice Major have been determined after several qualifiers across the region came to a close.

The Chinese and the East Asian qualifiers, both with two spots at the Minor on the line, went according to expectations as favorites ViCi, CyberZen, MVP PK and GOSU all prevailed without too much trouble.

The same cannot be said for the other two qualifiers that ended on Friday, though. In Southeast Asia, Beyond took first place after breezing past TNC in the final, with BOOT-d[S] finishing in a disappointing third place.

MVP PK booked a spot at the Minor via the East Asian qualifier

NASR, who had placed second at eXTREMESLAND Asia last month, cut a frustrating figure in the Middle Eastern closed qualifier, which was topped by exDT after beating FIREMIX in the final. This will be the second international event in the space of a few months for the Israeli side, who placed top eight at the recent IeSF World Championship, which they attended under the name Aequus.

The final two teams for the Asia Minor will come from the Oceanic closed qualifier, which will be held on November 18-19, with Renegades, Tainted Minds and ORDER among the teams vying for a spot in the next stage.

The Asia Minor Championship will be held at the ESL Arena in Katowice from January 22-26, with two spots in the Major's New Challenger Stage up for grabs. The third-placed side will take part in a play-in stage, which will determine the final two teams competing at the Major.

The team list for the Asia Minor currently looks as follows:

China ViCi
Korea MVP PK
Thailand Beyond
Oceania Oceanic qualifier #1
China CyberZen
Korea GOSU
Israel exDT
Oceania Oceanic qualifier #2
Very cool!
2018-11-16 19:41
#9
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France yo_les_n00bs 
thank you kanye very cool!
2018-11-16 19:42
#36
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Yugoslavia Acceb 
8 team minor no african spot hahhahahaaha grow the scene my ass
2018-11-16 20:17
Why would the African spot be in the Asia Minor? 🤔
2018-11-16 21:28
#65
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India Jan7Y 
+1
2018-11-17 03:59
#66
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Cause reason's
2018-11-17 04:18
SZ ABSOLUTE
2018-11-16 19:41
rip SZ
2018-11-16 20:05
#6
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Germany zeolikk 
GL to all of them gogo korea
2018-11-16 19:42
gg
2018-11-16 19:42
nice joke of a lineup, 2 of these teams will get sticker money LUL 1 spot for asia 1 spot for cis 2 spots for na 4 spots for eu ty
2018-11-16 19:44
#32
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Russia Scorceze 
1 for cis and 2 for na I'm sure, stereotypes and bullying are playing the key role in your distribution
2018-11-16 20:11
It's not like ViCi, Cyber and MVP don't deserve it...
2018-11-17 03:01
eu elitist spotted
2018-11-17 04:21
#70
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
gay and stupid
2018-11-17 05:45
#72
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Australia t0rrent 
and theyll both be au teams
2018-11-17 13:25
#13
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Finland Emvi 
It's a shame that this minor exists, wasted spots every single time
2018-11-16 19:45
#23
Myanmar xdcc 
its even worse now that tyloo in challengers stage already. used to be tyloo, renegades show pretty much
2018-11-16 19:56
#24
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Finland Emvi 
+1 tyloo plus renegades were garbage enough, now theres gonna be one more
2018-11-16 19:57
#38
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Indonesia Lya 
Dude ence didn't even got 1 or st at MDL lul
2018-11-16 20:22
#45
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Finland Emvi 
your point?
2018-11-16 20:32
#52
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Indonesia Lya 
My point point is, are ence garbage or not ?
2018-11-16 20:55
#55
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North America Jxmes 
TyLoo could beat ENCE if TyLoo didnt throw
2018-11-16 21:37
#56
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Finland Emvi 
hltv.org/matches/2327350/ence-vs-tyloo-s.. Although this doesn't say much since tyloo is worthless, like the rest of asian cs
2018-11-16 22:23
#57
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Australia CaZeR01 
Thats a lot coming from finland
2018-11-16 23:18
#58
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Finland Emvi 
It is, good thing my initial point was to compare asia to the rest of cs, particularly eu. Useless, renegades included
2018-11-16 23:43
#59
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Australia CaZeR01 
Fair enough, but i wouldnt b saying that about the new rng lineup
2018-11-16 23:54
#60
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Finland Emvi 
Well , I hope they can prove me wrong. Would make the major more interesting
2018-11-16 23:55
#71
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Indonesia Lya 
Stop leaving in the past dude, In 2018 everyone can win against everyone, Im not even want shared link any past result for tyloo, Bcause its that relevant now ?
2018-11-17 06:04
#42
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North America Jxmes 
TyLoo = best Asian team ever
2018-11-16 20:26
#43
Myanmar xdcc 
renegades used to be better but with "somebody" coming in they took over edit: shit i meant xccurate brain fart. somebody is pretty good too tho
2018-11-16 20:29
#44
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North America Jxmes 
somebody and Bntet TyLoo are good they just need to boot camp more.
2018-11-16 20:28
why you have this point of view.why we cant give teams in other regions a chance to improve themselves
2018-11-17 17:52
MVP HYPE
2018-11-16 19:46
#41
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North America Jxmes 
+1
2018-11-16 20:25
#17
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Brazil bandicoot 
GOSU GO! <3
2018-11-16 19:47
where is cyber zen
2018-11-16 19:50
Ez4Israel
2018-11-16 19:51
I hope so,This Year we won the Eurovision!!!!
2018-11-22 15:25
#21
Myanmar xdcc 
why not add Renegades? if they dont qualify its disband
2018-11-16 19:55
#34
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Russia Scorceze 
They are located in closed qualls bro, as well as tyloo
2018-11-16 20:12
#35
Myanmar xdcc 
nah, renegades too shit to keep major spot. they have to play qualifier to minor
2018-11-16 20:14
israel asia minor lol
2018-11-16 19:56
nice
2018-11-16 19:58
#26
ZywOo | 
Denmark ullEREN 
ok
2018-11-16 20:01
#27
shox | 
India iejesus 
EZ for Optic India :(
2018-11-16 20:03
#31
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Spain elskio 
rip flash
2018-11-16 20:06
#33
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
Their logos look awful... rip stickers
2018-11-16 20:11
Cyberzen's is kinda nice tbh
2018-11-16 20:40
#50
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
nah, its fugly and not even 1/10 tyloos or flash gamings sticker
2018-11-16 20:49
MVP's looks pretty cool
2018-11-17 03:03
4/5 of GOSU players are named Kim
2018-11-16 20:21
#40
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North America Jxmes 
#PlayingCSwithurgayfamily
2018-11-16 20:24
#39
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North America Jxmes 
ez for MVP PK and CyberZen
2018-11-16 20:23
Rip RIPablo Escobar stickers
2018-11-16 20:34
Pk sticker would be sick on vulcan
2018-11-16 20:35
kkkk
2018-11-16 20:36
#51
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Israel Wetsss 
EZ4EXDT
2018-11-16 20:51
pretty cool
2018-11-17 01:44
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2018-11-17 03:04
#67
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China M1rAiwOw 
EZ for CyberZen & Vici
2018-11-17 04:20
#69
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
c ool
2018-11-17 05:40
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