Grayhound and TYLOO top Asia Minor groups

Grayhound topped the Asia Minor's Group A with a victory over AVANT, 16-12 on Overpass and 16-0 on Nuke, while TYLOO were first in Group B after beating Alpha Red, 8-16 on Overpass, 16-8 on Mirage, and 16-9 on Train.

Grayhound took the lead on Overpass as Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga gunned down three with his glock, but AVANT tied it up the following round. Grayhound regained the lead with a successful pistol buy and an A plant, which they followed up with an anti-eco with for a 3-1 lead. Grayhound then started to run away on the attack, going up 6-1 before AVANT could retaliate. A double AWP setup by Jireh "J1rah" Youakim and Euan "sterling" Moore bore fruit, as AVANT turned it around and went on to win the half, albeit just barely, 8-7.

Grayhound tied it back up after winning the second pistol round, and followed it up to regain the lead, but a successful A hit by AVANT with guns made it 9-9. It looked like Mike "ap0c" Aliferis and company would perhaps be able to put up a fight on the attack, but it was the Grayhound show on the CT side, as after losing three rounds in a row they went on to win seven of the last eight to take the first map, 16-12.

Grayhound topped their group after defeating AVANT

Grayhound once again started in the lead, this time on the defending side on Nuke. After the pistol and the anti-eco, Grayhound kept their defenses strong as AVANT hit a wall round after round. AVANT were unable to find an opening as Grayhound stampeded their way to halftime without giving up a single round. Christopher "dexter" Nong’s men then played fast on the upper site in the second pistol round, gaining the man advantage and planting the bomb in a 4vs2 to close the match and series out, topping Group A.

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Overpass
12
16
Nuke
0
 Grayhound K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' WilliamsSico 43 - 19 +24 97.5 1.69
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' TierneyDickStacy 39 - 25 +14 90.9 1.42
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter 40 - 27 +13 89.8 1.37
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' GantulgaerkaSt 33 - 23 +10 77.0 1.28
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta 24 - 25 -1 64.7 1.00
 AVANT K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
New Zealand Euan 'sterling' Mooresterling 31 - 33 -2 73.2 0.96
Australia Mike 'ap0c' Aliferisap0c 24 - 36 -12 70.8 0.83
Australia Jireh 'J1rah' YouakimJ1rah 23 - 35 -12 49.6 0.71
Australia Jared 'HaZR' O'BreeHaZR 23 - 39 -16 68.5 0.68
New Zealand Jay 'soju_j' Jeongsoju_j 18 - 36 -18 56.8 0.54

A triple by WingHei "Freeman" Cheung on the CT-side pistol round kicked off Overpass as TYLOO took the early lead. Despite not being able to win the second round, Alpha Red made a lot of damage on the forcebuy before going on to win in the third round following a 4vs2 plant. With the score tied, Alpha Red were able to plant on A and win the 2vs2 to take the lead. A successful 2vs4 retake by Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand and YuLun "Summer" Cai on B evened it back out, 3-3. Another huge retake by Summer getting three kills kept it close, making it 4-5, but Alpha Red didn’t let their foot off the gas winning four in a row to make it 9-4 before giving up the last two.

TYLOO won the second pistol round, but were unable to convert against the forcebuy as Peeratch "Olivia" Ingkudanonda put a wrench into the Chinese team’s plans with a MAG-7 in bathroom that stopped an A push. The Thai team then went on to put forth a dominant display on the CT side, giving up but a single round to close Overpass out 16-8 and take the lead in the series

TYLOO needed three maps to beat Alpha Red

TYLOO took the lead on the attacking side of Mirage, going up 3-0 before Alpha Red could tally one of their own following an A defense. A four-kill round by BnTeT kept the Chinese team in the lead, who were always a step ahead of Alpha Red. Despite a rough start, the Thai side was able to settle in and win the last three rounds of the half to keep it within one, 7-8, before switching to the attack.

With HaoWen "somebody" Xu at the helm, TYLOO were able to increase their lead to 12-7 after winning the second pistol round and two more following it. Alpha Red were able to get on the board following two entries by Kitisak "SeveN89" Kititharakun, but that would be it as TYLOO regained their composure and put on a dominant display on the defense, hitting match point and winning a 3vs4 retake on B to take it to the decider, Train.

Alpha Red were unable to bring it back on the CT side of Train

Doubles by Summer and Freeman put TYLOO in the lead on the CT side of Train. It wasn’t until the sixth round that Alpha Red were able to get on the board, but TYLOO took the reins back and cleanly wiped the Thai team out the following round to keep a hefty six round lead. Alpha Red then replied with a successful play on the inner site, which they were able to follow up thanks to a four-kill round by SeveN89. Having maimed TYLOO’s economy, Alpha Red were able to bring the half to a close 6-9 before the witch.

Four kills by Freeman got TYLOO on double digits after the first round of the second half. With 12-6 on the board, Alpha Red were able to win a crucial 4vs4 retake on the B site to stop TYLOO from running away with the map. The Chinese team then got to 13, but Alpha Red were quick to reply, stopping an A push to keep it within four, 9-13. Doubles by Summer and somebody got TYLOO one round away from match point as they broke Alpha Red’s economy. Without giving the Thai team a chance, TYLOO hit match point and closed the map and match out the following round to qualify for the Asia Minor playoffs.

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Overpass
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Mirage
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Train
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 Alpha Red K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Thailand Kitisak 'SeveN89' KititharakunSeveN89 54 - 49 +5 80.6 1.14
Thailand Krit 'Kntz' ChaiprasitKntz 58 - 50 +8 80.6 1.11
Thailand Maitri 'MAIROLLS' SukrobMAIROLLS 41 - 54 -13 62.5 0.81
Thailand Itthirit 'foxz' Ngamsaardfoxz 41 - 55 -14 60.9 0.77
Thailand Peeratch 'Olivia' IngkudanondaOlivia 33 - 58 -25 57.7 0.74
 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China YuLun 'Summer' CaiSummer 61 - 41 +20 83.7 1.30
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 61 - 51 +10 87.2 1.20
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' CheungFreeman 52 - 44 +8 78.7 1.14
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT 47 - 43 +4 69.4 1.12
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker 45 - 50 -5 77.9 1.08
Thailand Kitisak 'SeveN89' Kititharakun
Kitisak 'SeveN89' Kititharakun
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
656
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Thailand Peeratch 'Olivia' Ingkudanonda
Peeratch 'Olivia' Ingkudanonda
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
450
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
New Zealand Euan 'sterling' Moore
Euan 'sterling' Moore
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
395
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.09
Australia Jireh 'J1rah' Youakim
Jireh 'J1rah' Youakim
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
364
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
China YuLun 'Summer' Cai
YuLun 'Summer' Cai
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
883
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
614
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Australia Mike 'ap0c' Aliferis
Mike 'ap0c' Aliferis
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
522
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
670
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.15
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
916
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
That's pretty cool but BlameF is way cooler mens))
2019-07-24 15:49
f5
2019-07-24 15:50
actually I just came home opened HLTV and there was a new post with 0 comments, I lucked out today
2019-07-24 15:51
#14
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
good
2019-07-24 15:57
expected ikr
2019-07-24 15:58
Richard Lewis not gonna be happy when DickStacy makes it back to major.
2019-07-24 16:15
#25
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Norway SaltySausage 
he making bank of them peen stickers
2019-07-24 17:01
Yes biggo balloon arms mens, mens can floats
2019-07-25 00:07
#2
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Bulgaria ExpR4ind 
Fak so close :(
2019-07-24 15:50
tyloo were so lost on the first map almost like they were matchfixing...
2019-07-24 15:50
#4
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United Kingdom @VOSSKi_tv 
TYL♿♿
2019-07-24 15:50
#7
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China Sin0aur0raS 
bye bye
2019-07-24 15:54
#8
LETN1 | 
Montenegro LakaZakon 
So expected
2019-07-24 15:51
16-0 axaxaxaxa
2019-07-24 15:52
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2019-07-24 15:53
#12
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Indonesia Chonji 
somebody's play is frustating and entertaining at the same time
2019-07-24 15:53
16-0 lmao
2019-07-24 15:54
#15
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India Wise_Indian 
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2019-07-24 15:58
Expected
2019-07-24 15:58
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2019-07-24 15:58
#19
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
I want dick stacy stickers again!!!
2019-07-24 15:59
#20
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Poland Karti20 
As much as Grayhound win was obvious... i am really sad to see such a game literaly given away by Alpha Red Their pick was amazing... Mirage was a joke.. literaly lost cuz of stupid things... Olivia going to window with AWP, dropping to a middle and instly jump to connector with a smoke? for what? just to jump for no reason? alowing tyloo to insta pick him without any problems? This is just pathetic... few 4v2 lost aswell just because they couldn't sit their asses on a bomb but go alone for kills... train... really don't want to even talk about that crap... again rounds 4v2 lost just because you cannot hold your ass, pointless pushes
2019-07-24 15:59
They could have won on traim too i guess tyloo already seen their play vs mvp bntt is smart igl
2019-07-24 19:59
#30
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
Then they deserve it
2019-07-25 06:11
#21
NiKo | 
Sweden Freddan69 
Expected
2019-07-24 16:00
ez4BNTET
2019-07-24 16:04
#26
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Indonesia lumayan 
Still so many delusional indonesian sayin : "u kick xccurate for this freeman?"
2019-07-24 19:03
#27
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Canada herocoolzzz 
LUL
2019-07-24 19:39
#31
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African Union mikecool 
Woof woof
2019-07-25 10:42
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