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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Vertigo
8
12
Mirage
16
16
Nuke
13
 ViCi K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
76 - 41 +35 91.4 1.44
60 - 54 +6 80.0 1.16
59 - 60 -1 79.7 1.11
54 - 49 +5 74.9 1.06
38 - 59 -21 54.9 0.80
 Invictus K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
71 - 53 +18 92.4 1.31
57 - 63 -6 83.7 0.99
48 - 52 -4 65.9 0.90
48 - 62 -14 66.6 0.85
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:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
167
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
515
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' Zhong
WeiJie 'zhokiNg' Zhong
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
908
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.70
Russia Anton 'Koshak' Platko
Anton 'Koshak' Platko
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
151
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
China Tao 'Franke19' Deng
Tao 'Franke19' Deng
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
154
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Lol
2019-09-23 15:47
3 replies
tyLUL
2019-09-23 15:53
2 replies
#19
OK | 
Germany Aachen
Rip
2019-09-23 16:01
1 reply
and Tyloo will participate Asia Qualifier now lul
2019-09-23 16:02
First Edit : why god 😟🥺
2019-09-23 15:48
4 replies
nt man :((((
2019-09-23 15:53
1 reply
Ty frero
2019-09-23 16:27
So close but so far.
2019-09-23 18:10
1 reply
wtf mehnnn
2019-09-23 18:11
#3
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Kazakhstan JPDragao
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
TyLoo was threatened by the Chinese Mafia and thrown again
2019-09-23 15:51
Oof ty?lose?
2019-09-23 15:50
rip TyLUL
2019-09-23 15:50
Tier 5 event no tricked or ence
2019-09-23 15:53
5 replies
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
3 replies
#31
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France CocoBiceps
Fall in the bait
2019-09-23 16:39
2 replies
#33
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Albania Edjon
obvious bait thats why i said nt
2019-09-23 16:53
1 reply
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
1 reply
HUNDEN
2019-09-23 16:33
out in group stages
2019-09-23 16:21
#29
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Korea clarityyyy
#FREEKAZE
2019-09-23 16:28
I hope Russians to through in the other qualifier would be great to see
2019-09-23 16:41
God kaze RIP tylose
2019-09-23 17:05
TYLOO disband
2019-09-23 17:20
#36
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Indonesia kenztar12
Vad1m blatant but still lose lol
2019-09-23 17:33
2 replies
#42
XigN | 
India h4rd^
yea lmao this +1
2019-09-23 18:15
#52
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Malaysia Suno[t]
he got outkazed
2019-09-23 23:24
GG For Tylose.
2019-09-23 17:35
EZ
2019-09-23 17:48
#41
XigN | 
India h4rd^
nice
2019-09-23 18:15
#43
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Germany zwet
Tylose disband
2019-09-23 18:29
1 reply
#53
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China HEIDASHUAi
BnTeT to VP, rest of team back to Flash
2019-09-23 23:36
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
Oh yea forgot about this team only remember them from major
2019-09-23 19:06
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
2 replies
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
1 reply
+1
2019-09-24 15:45
-summer +advent pls
2019-09-24 00:50
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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