Grayhound defeat MVP PK; to upper bracket final at Asia Minor

Grayhound came from behind to beat MVP PK 2-1 (9-16 on Nuke, 16-8 on both Cache and Dust2) and book their spot in the Americas Minor upper bracket final, where they will take on Renegades.

The first map played in the second upper bracket semi-final of the Asian Minor was Nuke, MVP PK's map pick, which kicked off with the Koreans winning their Terrorist pistol on the back of doubles from Hyun-Pyo "⁠XigN⁠" Lee and Seon-Ho "⁠xeta⁠" Son. Grayhound would get on the board four rounds later, 1-4, but their opponents instantly countered them with a triple-kill from Lee.

It was only in the tenth round that Grayhound nearly picked up their second, but xeta stepped up to the plate with a great 1v2 clutch with just 1hp. That was when the Australians came back to life, losing just one more round before switching sides, 5-10.

Grayhound are one victory away from qualifying for the New Challengers Stage

In the second half, MVP PK came out of the gate looking ready to finish off the map in convincing fashion, going on a five-round winning streak to quickly hit map-point. Grayhound still tried to turn the tide around in their favour with a set of four successful rounds, 9-15, but that was all she wrote for Ollie "⁠DickStacy⁠" Tierney and co. on Nuke.

Next up was Cache, Grayhound's map pick, but it was MVP PK who took control of proceedings with a trio of rounds while starting out as Terrorists. Yet, Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong's men strung together six rounds in response, in part thanks to Erdenetsogt "⁠erkaSt⁠" Gantulga finding a series of multi-kills.

Despite winning two more rounds in the process, MVP PK simply could not find a proper way to get through the defense until half-time, 5-10. The Koreans still reduced the deficit to three rounds after winning their fourth pistol of the series, but it was all about Grayhound, who took the match to a third map without much effort, 16-8.

erkaSt led the way for Grayhound with 72 frags

The decider, Dust2, kicked off with Grayhound bagging their first pistol of the match with a triple-kill from erkaSt, but failing to follow that up as MVP PK replied with a successful force-buy. Even though the Australians then eventually took the lead, the game entered a back and forth period, with MVP PK managing to equalize the score at 5-5.

Still, Grayhound went on a great run from there, securing five rounds in a row to switch to the CT side with a 10-5 lead, with Liam "⁠malta⁠" Schembri topping the scoreboard for the first time in the series with 17 frags.

Grayhound opened up the action in the second half with doubles from dexter and DickStacy, and they prevailed in the subsequent two rounds to go up 13-5 on the board. MVP PK lost one more round before they finally found a footing on the map, but it was simply too little, too late, to stop Grayhound, who saw Euan "⁠sterling⁠" Moore and erkaSt add an ace and a quad-kill to their name, sealing the deal at 16-8.

Matchpage
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24th January 2019
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Nuke
9
8
Cache
16
8
Dust2
16
 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
54 - 55 -1 83.4 1.15
50 - 49 +1 83.4 1.04
46 - 53 -7 65.0 0.89
40 - 49 -9 59.8 0.84
26 - 53 -27 49.6 0.71
 Grayhound K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
72 - 44 +28 109.4 1.54
51 - 32 +19 66.4 1.16
49 - 51 -2 73.0 1.06
48 - 40 +8 63.3 1.05
39 - 49 -10 69.7 0.92
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
226
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
468
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.66
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
522
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
457
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
437
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembri
Liam 'malta' Schembri
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
541
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
New Zealand Euan 'sterling' Moore
Euan 'sterling' Moore
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
320
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.59
king
2019-01-24 16:13
3 replies
#3
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Poland Unluko
Ez
2019-01-24 16:13
#7
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Australia not_prokda
chong
2019-01-24 16:14
Oh shit its happening Dickstacy stickers baby!
2019-01-24 16:26
#2
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st
expected
2019-01-24 16:13
aussi aussi
2019-01-24 16:14
3 replies
#39
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Australia CaZeR01
Ozzy ozzy*
2019-01-24 23:22
2 replies
my bad.. just hyped for dickstacy stickers
2019-01-25 06:27
1 reply
#43
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Australia CaZeR01
Lol
2019-01-25 06:33
Ez4ence
2019-01-24 16:14
nice
2019-01-24 16:14
#8
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Poland Astoner55
PLEASE DICKSTACY STICKERS
2019-01-24 16:14
2 replies
I NEED THESE
2019-01-24 16:25
+101
2019-01-24 18:16
#9
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Zer0w0
Ez4Grayhound
2019-01-24 16:14
#10
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1
MVP ahahahahahaha Can't even beat one of the worst Oceanian team, the region with perhaps the worst CS. "Asian hope" they said OMEGALUL
2019-01-24 16:16
2 replies
Asian here, pls delete
2019-01-24 16:19
maybe not the best teams, but they trying to be better like you can't just be pro from the beginning and it is obvious why in Asia csgo is on that low level, Asians just are more into other games like dota and etc
2019-01-24 21:01
#11
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Brazil hugoooo
Zeff, pls
2019-01-24 16:17
#12
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Canada _VoN_
one more win, and we get DickStacy stickers!!! LETS GO
2019-01-24 16:17
dickstacy stickers hype baby!
2019-01-24 16:17
1 reply
probably best stickers lol
2019-01-24 21:01
#14
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Poland Kaja
ok
2019-01-24 16:17
give me fuvking DICKSTACY STICKERS PLEASE
2019-01-24 16:18
erka Pog
2019-01-24 16:18
#18
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Other Onizuka_go
Expected :)
2019-01-24 16:20
grayhound and rng will qualify, expected af, no team would beat them, only tyloo better than they(in asia)
2019-01-24 16:23
1 reply
Yeah erkast is a fucking beast on grayhound, best oceanic/Asian player outside of tyloo and renegades.
2019-01-24 16:27
DICKSTACY STICKERS PLEEEEAAASSSEEE
2019-01-24 16:25
“Book their spot in the America’s Minor upper bracket final” Lol they wish
2019-01-24 16:27
Americas minor :D Maybe Asia?
2019-01-24 16:28
Good shit. Erkast carrying the Ozzies hard.
2019-01-24 16:30
good
2019-01-24 16:40
#29
HPR | 
Australia imLi0N
Dick Stickers Soon!
2019-01-24 16:52
Mongolia CS Poggers Imagine Mongolia forms a CS team... ez major
2019-01-24 17:15
Rip, i want korea to qualify :(
2019-01-24 17:55
2 replies
They should still have a chance of making the major though assuming they beat ViCi, then the loser of Renegades vs Greyhound. Otherwise there’s always the 3rd place play-in, where they only have to beat ViCi.
2019-01-24 20:12
#35
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Korea day|dream
Me too, my brasil friend
2019-01-24 20:15
dick stacey stickers
2019-01-24 19:17
#38
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Ukraine Astrali5
kick zeff ffs
2019-01-24 23:01
#40
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African Union mikecool
Aussies come from behind. Dickstacy and co pound MVP back-to-back Kreygasm.
2019-01-25 01:26
Only way this could be better is if dickstacy signed for big so we could have big dickstacy stickers
2019-01-25 03:42
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