5POWER defeat ViCi to qualify for WESG 2018 World Finals
5POWER won the four-team WESG 2018 China Qualifier #2, a last chance qualifier, to clinch a spot in the $890,000 World Finals.
5POWER and ViCi—who were using Hui "DD" Wu and Ke "captainMo" Liu as stand-ins for Andrew "Kaze" Khong and WingHei "Freeman" Cheung—kicked the tournament off by winning their semi-final matches, defeating EHOME and BTRG.IMBA, respectively, to move on to the final.
The two teams then clashed on Mirage and Inferno. The first of the two, Mirage, in which HongGuang "Stevie" Li led the boards with a 1.51 rating and 31 frags, saw his team take the lead in the series after closing it out 16-13.
The second map, ViCi's pick, was equally fought out, going all the way to triple overtime before 5POWER could close it out, 25-22, to claim the spot at the WESG 2018 World Finals. The tournament, which only has one spot left to be filled by an invited team, will take place on March 11-17 in Chongqing, China.
|ViCi||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|ZhiHong 'aumaN' LiuaumaN||63 - 51||+12||92.2||1.20|
|Hui 'DD' WuDD||55 - 55||0||77.2||1.03|
|WeiJie 'zhokiNg' ZhongzhokiNg||50 - 54||-4||73.9||0.99|
|Ke 'captainMo' LiucaptainMo||45 - 53||-8||64.7||0.92|
|Zhuo 'advent' Liangadvent||32 - 49||-17||47.2||0.74|
|5POWER||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Lifan 'Viva' RanViva||64 - 43||+21||80.7||1.25|
|HongGuang 'Stevie' LiStevie||61 - 54||+7||87.0||1.19|
|Peng 'xiaosaGe' SongxiaosaGe||50 - 53||-3||86.8||1.19|
|LiHui 'lollipopk' Fenglollipopk||47 - 48||-1||73.3||1.05|
|Wei 'shuadapai' Wangshuadapai||39 - 48||-9||59.3||0.88|
The WESG 2018 World finals team list so far is: