Grayhound and TYLOO proceed to Asia Minor upper bracket final

Grayhound beat MVP PK in a two map series on Mirage (16-10) and Dust2 (16-4), clinching a spot in the upper bracket final, while TYLOO beat AVANT on Overpass (16-2) and Mirage (16-12).

Grayhound and TYLOO showed they were the two strongest teams at the Minor by topping groups A and B, respectively. To win the groups, Grayhound beat Energy and AVANT in the opener and winners’ match—without dropping a map—, while TYLOO beat FFAmix in their opener and defeated Alpha Red in a three-map winners’ match.

Facing Grayhound in the first semi-final was a struggling MVP PK, who had lost their opener to Alpha Red. The match kicked off on Mirage, the Korean team’s pick, with Grayhound taking the pistol round. A heroic 1vs3 clutch by Hyun-Pyo "⁠XigN⁠" Lee on a B afterplant in the forcebuy tied it up, but the Australian side struck right back and swung the economy in their favor, going on to win five rounds in a row for a 6-1 lead. Grayhound then proved to be superior on the CT side, giving up only three more rounds and taking a 10-4 lead before another 1vs3 afterplant clutch, this time on A by Seon-Ho "⁠xeta⁠" Son with the AWP, closed the half out 10-5 in favor of the Australian side.

The second half kicked off with MVP PK winning their CT pistol round, as well as the first gun round, to try and mount a comeback, but once Grayhound found their footing they were able to win five rounds in a row, three against fullbuys and two against forcebuys, to get on match point. The Koreans then tried to make a last ditch effort, winning one more round, but a triple by Ollie "⁠DickStacy⁠" Tierney in Mid sealed the deal.

dexter had a great showing against MVP PK

Dust2 was a much more straightforward map for Grayhound, who started out winning the pistol round on defense and were able to follow it up against a forcebuy thanks to a 1vs2 clutch by Liam "⁠malta⁠" Schembri on Long. The Australian team then took control of proceedings with a 7-1 lead in a round which saw Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong gun down four attacking players in a B defense with an SG553. It wasn’t until the following round that MVP PK were able to get back on the board, the second and last time they would win a round in the half, as dexter once again mowed down four players on B with an SG553 to make it 13-2.

After switching sides, MVP PK once again won the pistol round on the CT side, and followed it up with one more, but that would be it as Grayhound went on the following two rounds to take the map and match and move on to the upper bracket final.

Matchpage
2
0
26th July 2019
16
Mirage
10
16
Dust2
4
 Grayhound K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 20 +25 90.0 1.52
43 - 25 +18 95.9 1.50
36 - 24 +12 81.5 1.36
32 - 29 +3 78.8 1.21
30 - 31 -1 77.1 1.12
 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
30 - 36 -6 69.3 0.93
33 - 38 -5 79.8 0.92
27 - 37 -10 62.8 0.77
21 - 37 -16 50.2 0.62
18 - 38 -20 53.8 0.59

TYLOO’s rival in the first round of the playoffs at the Asia Minor was AVANT, who made their way out of groups after defeating 5POWER twice in the group stage. TYLOO kicked off the series by winning the first pistol round as YuanZhang "⁠Attacker⁠" Sheng managed to win a 1vs2 afterplant situation on A and defused the bomb. After winning against a forcebuy and an eco, YuLun "⁠Summer⁠" Cai got three quick kills on an A push to keep TYLOO in the lead. AVANT then got completely overwhelmed as they were only able to win one round, going down 1-14 at the half.

AVANT then won the second pistol round, but that would be it for the Australian side as three entry kills by HaoWen "⁠somebody⁠" Xu with the hero AK on the B site got TYLOO on match point. The Chinese team then won Overpass against upgraded pistols, taking the 1-0 lead in the series.

TYLOO beat AVANT in two maps

After having shown such a dominant performance on AVANT’s map pick, TYLOO kicked Mirage off winning the pistol on the attacking side, and then won four more rounds in a row in what looked like it could become another whitewash, but it was finally in the sixth round that AVANT were able to get on the board, as every player took down a rival. The Australians were then able to turn it around to win the half, 8-7.

AVANT then won the second pistol round on the attacking side, as well as the anti-ecos, to go up 11-7. With guns in their hands, TYLOO were able to bring it back to 10-11, but doubles by Euan "⁠sterling⁠" Moore and Mike "⁠ap0c⁠" Aliferis kept AVANT in the lead. An opening frag by Hansel "⁠BnTeT⁠" Ferdinand and a double by somebody against a B rush then set TYLOO up to grab hold of the second half and go on to close the map, 16-12.

Matchpage
2
0
26th July 2019
16
Overpass
2
16
Mirage
12
 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 24 +22 109.8 1.63
41 - 22 +19 89.0 1.45
36 - 24 +12 75.5 1.22
30 - 28 +2 78.3 1.20
33 - 28 +5 74.8 1.12
 AVANT K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
32 - 38 -6 70.4 0.87
27 - 35 -8 61.3 0.83
23 - 37 -14 59.4 0.74
21 - 37 -16 63.3 0.73
23 - 39 -16 63.8 0.69
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
794
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
538
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
New Zealand Euan 'sterling' Moore
Euan 'sterling' Moore
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
351
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
China YuLun 'Summer' Cai
YuLun 'Summer' Cai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
801
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
300
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
542
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.65
Australia Mike 'ap0c' Aliferis
Mike 'ap0c' Aliferis
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
478
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
588
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
557
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
HaoWen 'somebody' Xu
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
834
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembri
Liam 'malta' Schembri
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
641
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Nice gg!
2019-07-26 14:46
3 replies
Cold Jirah -16 LUL
2019-07-26 14:48
2 replies
#12
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Poland Unluko
Ggs
2019-07-26 14:51
1 reply
gg ez
2019-07-26 15:08
#2
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Azerbaijan vocaroo
2019-07-26 14:48
Expected
2019-07-26 14:48
Who care
2019-07-26 14:48
4 replies
Everyone. We need Dick Stacy stickers
2019-07-26 23:10
3 replies
We already have them.
2019-07-27 07:22
2 replies
#42
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Denmark EggplantxD
We need more
2019-07-27 08:11
1 reply
+1
2019-08-01 11:14
#5
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China Exusi4
ggs
2019-07-26 14:48
#7
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Germany Yawro
Expected
2019-07-26 14:48
#9
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Albania BloodFallen
Np
2019-07-26 14:48
ez lol
2019-07-26 14:49
BnTeT carried lol
2019-07-26 14:49
1 reply
Ofcourse man, china numba wan
2019-07-27 08:48
ez4 tyloo noising Australian team ALULT
2019-07-26 14:53
ez4 tyloo
2019-07-26 14:54
GG
2019-07-26 14:55
#16
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Latvia Natsuu1
XigNGODtop1 hello men)))
2019-07-26 14:57
#18
who | 
Bulgaria No_1One
ez4tyloo china numba wan
2019-07-26 15:12
China numba wan
2019-07-26 15:16
This match is totally a show for somebody and attacker
2019-07-26 15:19
Probably my first time seeing bntet at the bottom scoreboard
2019-07-26 15:22
#22
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Indonesia Nuryuky
Ez4TyLoo , 1 step to minor champion and so many step to major champion
2019-07-26 15:23
1 reply
#35
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Brazil frajolla
a 20km marathon
2019-07-26 20:42
lol yelling team just yelling twice on overpass
2019-07-26 15:29
1 reply
#27
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China would_
Yea it was funny af when the commentators mentioned that
2019-07-26 16:08
#24
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Indonesia lumayan
still so many delusional indonesian sayin xccurate >> freeman lol
2019-07-26 15:32
1 reply
You mean inaccurate?
2019-07-27 08:47
Tyloo + grayhound going to major If not I will not play csgo for 1 month
2019-07-26 15:41
4 replies
#30
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Sweden Zaser5
That’s a bold statement
2019-07-26 16:55
3 replies
If mvp goes to major,i think they're will ended up in 13-16
2019-07-26 17:14
2 replies
#36
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Sweden Zaser5
Yea but then you can not play in a month
2019-07-26 22:10
1 reply
Its okay,a month is easy
2019-07-27 03:47
Grayhound will make it
2019-07-26 16:01
Mvp most valuable poo xaxaxaxaxxaxaa i laughed rt rt rt
2019-07-26 16:18
Expected
2019-07-26 16:33
ggwp
2019-07-26 20:30
#34
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Canada wanderofus
Dicks out for some new stickers boyos
2019-07-26 20:30
#37
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China HEIDASHUAi
Rip MVP . But I'm glad tyloo made it
2019-07-26 22:23
1 reply
skr,skr
2019-07-27 02:13
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