After qualifying for ESEA MDL Season 29 Global Challenge and PLG Grand Slam this month, Grayhound continued their dominant form in the BO3 double-elimination Asia Minor qualifier.
Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga and co. trounced TRIDENT in their opening match-up and edged past local rivals ORDER and Renegades in the upper bracket, where they became the first squad from the Oceanic region to qualify for the Asia Minor.
Despite falling to Grayhound in the upper bracket final in a nail-biting series, Justin "jks" Savage' side bounced back in the consolidation final, where they fought Tainted Minds for the second time and claimed the last qualification spot for the Asia Minor.
Grayhound and Renegades will join six other Asian teams at the Minor from January 22-26 in Katowice, Poland. From there, the top two teams will advance to the IEM Katowice 2019 Major's New Challenger Stage, while the third-place team will be given another chance to qualify on January 27 against the other regions' third-place sides.
The complete list for the Asia Minor Championship is as follows: