ViCi qualify for IEM Beijing 2019

ViCi have successfully qualified for IEM Beijing 2019 after defeating Invictus 3-1 in the grand final of the Greater China closed qualifier.

The grand final of the closed qualifier kicked off on Vertigo, where Invictus demonstrated a confident CT start with a pistol round conversion. A 5-1 lead was built off the back of the early success, later conceded when ViCi managed to claw together rounds off the back of strong performances from Andrew "Kaze" Khong and Tao "Franke19" Deng, concluding the initial half with a single-round lead at 8-7.

Having switched to the CT side, ViCi closed out the second pistol round, and confidently cruised to a 16-8 victory, allowing but a single round to fall out of hand in the process.

Kaze was the best performer in the series, concluding with a 1.44 rating

Mirage saw ViCi continue their dominance on the defence, securing an immediate six-round lead off the back of early momentum secured post-pistol. Invictus demonstrated a spotty performance mid half, but managed to soften the blow towards the end, concluding with a 6-9 deficit.

After swapping sides, the Russian/Chinese mix team found footing in the initial four rounds, after which a back-and-forth ensued, where neither team was able to secure consecutive strings of rounds. Anton "Koshak" Platko's triple kill in round 25 was the catalyst for change, as it seemingly inspired his team to close out, ensuring map three at 16-12.

Nuke followed, where Invictus proceeded to demonstrate a solid showing, kicking off the map with a three-round lead. ViCi secured their first rifle, and went on to equalise with their opponents at four rounds apiece. Heng "expro" Yang and his teammates prevented any long-term momentum from developing, closing a further five rounds to secure a 9-6 initial half.

Invictus landed a consecutive pistol round, followed by a further two conversions, but once rifles were in the hands of the Chinese squad, WeiJie "zhokiNg" Zhong and company consistently held their ground, yielding six consecutive rounds. Persisting struggles saw only a single victory for Invictus in the remainder of the half, as ViCi closed Nuke 16-13, and the series 3-1, off the back of an upper bracket advancement map advantage.

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 ViCi K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' KhongKaze 76 - 41 +35 91.4 1.44
China Tao 'Franke19' DengFranke19 60 - 54 +6 80.0 1.16
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' ZhongzhokiNg 59 - 60 -1 79.7 1.11
China ZhiHong 'aumaN' LiuaumaN 54 - 49 +5 74.9 1.06
China Zhuo 'advent' Liangadvent 38 - 59 -21 54.9 0.80
 Invictus K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Vadim 'V4D1M' PanchukV4D1M 71 - 53 +18 92.4 1.31
China Peiqi 'flying' Songflying 57 - 63 -6 83.7 0.99
China Heng 'expro' Yangexpro 48 - 52 -4 65.9 0.90
China QingHui 'FIOURN' KongFIOURN 48 - 62 -14 66.6 0.85
Russia Anton 'Koshak' PlatkoKoshak 38 - 58 -20 59.0 0.77

Despite conceding the grand final series, Invictus automatically join the participants list for the Asia Closed qualifier, where they will join TYLOO and six other contestants in competing for the final slot at IEM Beijing 2019.

Below are all known participants for IEM Beijing 2019:

China Heng 'expro' Yang
Heng 'expro' Yang
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
223
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
549
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' Zhong
WeiJie 'zhokiNg' Zhong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
942
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
Russia Anton 'Koshak' Platko
Anton 'Koshak' Platko
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
207
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
China Tao 'Franke19' Deng
Tao 'Franke19' Deng
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
157
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.10
Lol
2019-09-23 15:47
tyLUL
2019-09-23 15:53
Rip
2019-09-23 16:01
and Tyloo will participate Asia Qualifier now lul
2019-09-23 16:02
#2
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CIS Face_January 
First Edit : why god 😟🥺
2019-09-23 15:48
nt man :((((
2019-09-23 15:53
#27
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CIS Face_January 
Ty frero
2019-09-23 16:27
So close but so far.
2019-09-23 18:10
#40
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CIS Face_January 
wtf mehnnn
2019-09-23 18:11
#3
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
Atleast i tried
2019-09-23 15:48
Nt tylul
2019-09-23 15:48
#5
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Romania Obuz8 
Rip TyLul
2019-09-23 15:49
#6
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Denmark Farmand 
who cars
2019-09-23 15:49
#7
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China serdim 
GOOD
2019-09-23 15:49
#8
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China 0asis 
TyLoo was threatened by the Chinese Mafia and thrown again
2019-09-23 15:51
#9
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Oof ty?lose?
2019-09-23 15:50
#10
trustt | 
Switzerland me_bro 
rip TyLUL
2019-09-23 15:50
Tier 5 event no tricked or ence
2019-09-23 15:53
#26
SPERMY | 
United States Fledge 
nt fishboy
2019-09-23 16:26
#28
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Albania Edjon 
6 top 10 teams in a 8team tournament nt
2019-09-23 16:28
Fall in the bait
2019-09-23 16:39
#33
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Albania Edjon 
obvious bait thats why i said nt
2019-09-23 16:53
You have to Be obvious on hltv or people think that you're mentally disabled and If you say that you're baiting they dont believe it
2019-09-23 19:35
#12
tarik | 
Norway MD! 
wasted spot
2019-09-23 15:53
pog kaze
2019-09-23 15:53
good
2019-09-23 15:58
#17
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Argentina Chief02 
okey
2019-09-23 16:00
Ez for Kaze and zhoKing the mouse flicker
2019-09-23 16:01
TazeeeKazee
2019-09-23 16:01
xaaaxax imagine if they lost to 2 ruskis in cn team
2019-09-23 16:08
nice
2019-09-23 16:18
#24
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Portugal Filipinoo 
Veni, Vidi, ____
2019-09-23 16:20
#30
NEO | 
Poland Mimaaacz 
HUNDEN
2019-09-23 16:33
#25
shox | 
India iejesus 
out in group stages
2019-09-23 16:21
#29
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Korea clarityyyy 
#FREEKAZE
2019-09-23 16:28
#32
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India Noobdian1 
I hope Russians to through in the other qualifier would be great to see
2019-09-23 16:41
#34
Xyp9x | 
Europe Ynnh0jDK 
God kaze RIP tylose
2019-09-23 17:05
#35
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
TYLOO disband
2019-09-23 17:20
Vad1m blatant but still lose lol
2019-09-23 17:33
#42
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India h4rd^ 
yea lmao this +1
2019-09-23 18:15
he got outkazed
2019-09-23 23:24
GG For Tylose.
2019-09-23 17:35
EZ
2019-09-23 17:48
#41
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India h4rd^ 
nice
2019-09-23 18:15
#43
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Germany zwet 
Tylose disband
2019-09-23 18:29
BnTeT to VP, rest of team back to Flash
2019-09-23 23:36
#44
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Switzerland LordVoldemort 
gg
2019-09-23 18:43
#45
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France Uexo 
SAVE KAZE ASIAN S1MPLE
2019-09-23 18:45
#46
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Chile strong221 
god kaze
2019-09-23 19:00
#47
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
Oh yea forgot about this team only remember them from major
2019-09-23 19:06
#49
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United States highlandyirr 
7th-8th here we come!
2019-09-23 19:41
#50
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Hungary subzera 
tylul dead team
2019-09-23 20:43
#51
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Poland Blindilek 
ViCi china number one?
2019-09-23 23:00
#54
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Australia csRIOTgo 
ViCi probably has much better tactician in advent, this is why TyLoo should not have abandoned Johnta earlier. They need a structure but it seems most of the players hate playing in a structure. Given their individual skills, what a waste of talents.
2019-09-24 00:27
Contrary to what most analysts think, tyloo themselves DON'T want a more organized structure as such an approach (with johnta) not only didn't result in success, but also made the players too afraid to take risks. Their previous signature explosive and puggy style, relying on individual skill, was what made tyloo so unpredictable and capable for upsetting top teams
2019-09-24 03:21
#60
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Indonesia Chonji 
+1
2019-09-24 15:45
#55
draken | 
China Asnre 
-summer +advent pls
2019-09-24 00:50
#57
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China Eleeeeeeven 
waste spot.tylose
2019-09-24 05:55
No offense to Franke19 (the new Vici player), but Tyloo bought Freeman just destroyed both teams imo.
2019-09-24 13:24
gg
2019-09-26 12:25
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