MVP PK secure ESL One Cologne spot

MVP PK overcame TYLOO 3-1 in the grand final of the ESL One Cologne 2019 Asia Closed qualifier (default, 19-17 Mirage, 9-16 Inferno, 16-11 Overpass) to qualify for the $250,000 event.

The Asian Closed Qualifier for ESL One Cologne saw eight teams in competition, battling out in a double-elimination BO3 format. MVP PK, a favorite for the single ESL One Cologne 2019 spot, took down Recca, TYLOO and BOOT on their way to the grand final, while TYLOO bounced back and overcame BOOT in the lower bracket to earn a rematch against the Koreans.

The final match was a BO5, but with MVP PK having a one map advantage leading into it. The series started on Mirage, where MVP PK had a solid CT side, led by Seon-Ho "xeta" Son, but TYLOO managed to equal the 9-6 scoreline on the defensive side and force overtime. In the added rounds, the Korean side managed to find the edge and secure map one, 19-17.

XigN and co. qualified for ESL One Cologne

TYLOO's star player Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand was activated on Inferno, MVP PK's map pick, but the Chinese-Indonesian side still didn't look impressive on the first half, only managing to take the lead at the tail end of it, 9-6. After losing the T-side pistol, TYLOO hit a higher gear and quickly finished off the map, 16-9.

Overpass was up next, where MVP PK showed a strong CT side, starting off 7-2. xeta was once again the man leading the charge for his side, but TYLOO managed to sneak in a couple of rounds late in the half to salvage it, 10-5. After the switch, the Chinese side won the pistol round and powered on with a four-round winning streak, 10-9. However, that was all they managed, as MVP PK's offenses worked out perfectly from that point on, allowing them to close out the map 16-11 and take the series 3-1.

 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Sonxeta 77 - 46 +31 87.7 1.48
Korea Gu-Taek 'stax' Kimstax 63 - 48 +15 74.0 1.19
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Parkzeff 60 - 60 0 80.2 1.15
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 64 - 56 +8 77.2 1.14
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' KimHSK 33 - 69 -36 55.2 0.71
 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT 62 - 59 +3 84.7 1.16
China YuLun 'Summer' CaiSummer 61 - 56 +5 73.6 1.05
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 56 - 69 -13 73.2 0.90
Indonesia Kevin 'xccurate' Susantoxccurate 50 - 54 -4 53.6 0.87
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker 49 - 61 -12 59.3 0.83

The ESL One Cologne team list now looks as follows:

Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
322
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
673
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.15
deserved
2019-05-11 16:10
who will get last invite? Anyone knows?
2019-05-11 16:11
#19
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Russia seeep 
Liquid?
2019-05-11 16:14
#72
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Greece SZN_Darth_A 
Liquid denied the invite for shitty Blast LA
2019-05-11 17:22
#31
Snax | 
Poland JayEmKay 
VP
2019-05-11 16:19
#55
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Norway quokkadick 
HAHAHA FUNNY. MADE MY DAY
2019-05-11 16:37
Winstrike
2019-05-11 16:20
#58
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Indonesia dgtal 
tyloo??
2019-05-11 16:43
gg.bet invitational winner
2019-05-11 17:13
G2 or Grayhound maybe
2019-05-11 21:15
GH LUL
2019-05-12 06:04
#93
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Europe keNLey94 
cloud9
2019-05-12 15:52
#14
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-05-11 16:12
#37
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Sweden fnatic_flusha 
It's 2019 and we still give upper bracket team a one map lead for no reason
2019-05-11 16:21
#86
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Indonesia lumayan 
well I think its fair enough
2019-05-11 20:50
#88
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Sweden fnatic_flusha 
I think it's too much of an advantage
2019-05-12 00:30
There should be some advantage for winning out against all the stronger teams. Otherwise you could just lose early and only play the weaker teams in the lower bracket
2019-05-12 07:06
#92
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Sweden fnatic_flusha 
I think it's enough to have some kind of certainity that one lost series doesn't mean you are out of the tournament
2019-05-12 13:19
#59
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United States @FyreCS 
EZ for the goats of the Asian scene MVP! #MVP_TOP_10_SOON #MVP_NUMBA_ONE
2019-05-11 16:47
#2
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
gg
2019-05-11 16:10
#3
s1mple | 
Turkey Duff1N 
Wasted spot.
2019-05-11 16:11
#52
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United Kingdom SUFYY 
g2
2019-05-11 16:33
#5
f0rest | 
Turkey midgetim 
god HSK -36 ?
2019-05-11 16:11
#6
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Belgium i_am_alexa 
No G2 but these tier 50 teams lol
2019-05-11 16:12
#43
nitr0 | 
Kazakhstan Justaguy 
They qualified, what problem?
2019-05-11 16:26
♿ 2 LUL
2019-05-11 16:30
Wasted
2019-05-11 16:11
#8
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Korea XigNGODtop1 
MVP top 1 in Asia))
2019-05-11 16:11
#26
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Korea ecsta_s1 
ez in Asia now
2019-05-11 16:17
#30
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Korea XigNGODtop1 
+1
2019-05-11 16:19
#61
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United States @FyreCS 
MVP at 3 LAN tournaments now; confirmed showing that they can compete with best! Bring Solo back btw! GODSOLO -HSK
2019-05-11 16:49
#32
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China gromit 
bullsh*t, 8easy top 1 in Asia for sure
2019-05-11 16:19
#60
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United States @FyreCS 
+ 1111 my friend!
2019-05-11 16:48
#62
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India Tritium 
+1
2019-05-11 16:52
LUL
2019-05-11 16:11
Onliners
2019-05-11 16:12
#40
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Korea GodPutin 
pizza cs lul
2019-05-11 16:22
Najs
2019-05-11 16:12
#12
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Netherlands Jonasio 
Dead team
2019-05-11 16:12
#13
Xyp9x | 
Europe JeSuS_ 
250K event? I though Cologne was 300K event :O
2019-05-11 16:12
#66
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France LanaRhoades 
Who cares about money lmao ?
2019-05-11 16:57
#94
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Australia krittyx 
top teams do but agree with your statement, 50k difference hardly noticable
2019-05-14 08:25
Best map default
2019-05-11 16:13
Wasted spot
2019-05-11 16:13
Wtf? #17
2019-05-11 16:13
Wasted spot
2019-05-11 16:13
#23
720 | 
Faroe Islands sGaen 
>nip fan this team is so shit they would disappear if no invites were given to them
2019-05-11 16:15
NiP is already on the tournament dafuk are u saying?
2019-05-11 16:19
#39
720 | 
Faroe Islands sGaen 
received direct invite because get_right the legend of cs bring so many viewers
2019-05-11 16:22
NiP lost to Giants Omegalul
2019-05-11 16:32
NiP is in bad form for a long time everyone knows that.
2019-05-11 17:32
bo1 0/8
2019-05-11 17:34
-attacker +freeman plz
2019-05-11 16:14
#21
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Spain Dicraftio 
HSK Xd
2019-05-11 16:15
Unexpected!
2019-05-11 16:15
Actually expected. ..
2019-05-11 16:16
Lol cncs
2019-05-11 16:16
#27
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Macau Bent0 
freeman will join tyloo , this roster doesnt work
2019-05-11 16:17
#28
RpK | 
France KepleR82b 
Nice gg
2019-05-11 16:18
#29
BnTeT | 
Germany cucKing 
19-17 Mirage 9-16 Mirage yes)))
2019-05-11 16:19
#34
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
Asia cs... go to lol dota2 and pubg fps like cs or r6 they are so bad
2019-05-11 16:20
#74
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Indonesia Astranesia 
sad but true..
2019-05-11 17:26
What is 'Default'?
2019-05-11 16:21
#41
BnTeT | 
Germany cucKing 
de_fault new map))))))
2019-05-11 16:22
#44
720 | 
Faroe Islands sGaen 
got 1 map advantage due to coming from the upper bracket
2019-05-11 16:27
ty man
2019-05-11 16:30
-36 and still won LUL
2019-05-11 16:25
#67
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France LanaRhoades 
-36 doesn't mean he was useless dumbass
2019-05-11 16:58
who said that "useless" word Mr.dickhead?
2019-05-11 18:51
#73
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Indonesia Astranesia 
stfu frag doesnt mean anything
2019-05-11 17:26
ofc frag doesnt mean all, but may you teach me how to -36 when you are the awper(second awper)?
2019-05-11 18:50
#45
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Palestine Xpicyy 
So many young talents in that roster. GL in cologne <3
2019-05-11 16:29
#46
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Korea Damianlee 
LETS FUCKING GO
2019-05-11 16:29
Xeta and stax good players Congrats MVP Tylul Disband
2019-05-11 16:31
Make way for last invite , maybe GIANTS Hehehe
2019-05-11 16:34
where is liquid
2019-05-11 16:37
#57
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Sweden ThorinEk 
wasted spot
2019-05-11 16:38
#63
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India Tritium 
MVP and Boot, new Asian CS top teams.
2019-05-11 16:53
#64
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Austria db42 
so did tyloo play shit or are mvp actually better now?
2019-05-11 16:53
I think solo and co gave them good kick. I like to watch this team getting better
2019-05-11 16:56
Tyloo needs to bench attacker & get Freeman/Kaze
2019-05-11 17:03
-AdreN +BnTeT
2019-05-11 17:06
#70
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
mvp pk official top 1 asia now
2019-05-11 17:13
wasted spot, sorry, but it's true.
2019-05-11 17:29
#82
shox | 
Japan csjujugo 
give Asia a chance buddy
2019-05-11 17:55
i'm feeling gamsahabnida
2019-05-11 17:35
#79
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Indonesia Chonji 
gg xeta played out of his mind in overpass
2019-05-11 17:36
#80
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China 0asis 
TYLUL
2019-05-11 17:37
#81
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Norway beastin 
MVP strong af now?..
2019-05-11 17:46
#91
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Canada C4K3 
xeta is incredible. Really glad to see MVP succeed. It's a tough scene in SEA, in terms of popularity of CS - but I'm really glad to see an increase in professional teams at the lower levels from this region as it shows growth is still a major thing in the pro CS scene. It can be a very marketable region, if it's given the room to grow. Will definitely be cheering for MVP at Cologne!! Cheers.
2019-05-12 08:25
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