Mazaalai qualify for Asia Minor

The first team to qualify for the Asia Minor is Mazaalai, who defeated TIGER 2-0 in the East Asia Closed Qualifier upper-bracket final.

Teams from Japan, Korea, and Mongolia were in competition in the East Asia Closed Qualifier, with eight teams fighting for two spots through a double-elimination bracket. Two Mongolian sides reached the upper-bracket final, which decided the first team to qualify for the Asia Minor.

Machinegun was a standout player for Mazaalai, alongside Zilkenberg

TIGER (formerly known as AUGUST, overcame ikarus (forfeit win) and D13 (2-0), while Mazaalai took down Updraft (2-0) and Ignis (2-0), setting up an all-Mongolian upper-bracket final.

Erdenetsogt "⁠erkaSt⁠" Gantulga's team started their opponents' map pick well, grabbing an 8-1 lead on the CT side of Mirage before Mazaalai found some form to end the half just five rounds behind, 10-5. With the second pistol going their way, TIGER went up 12-5 and it seemed like just a formality before they would close it out. However, they struggled to breach the defenses of Mazaalai, who kept them at 14 round, eventually equalizing the score thanks to Enkhtaivan "⁠Machinegun⁠" Lkhagva's 1v2 clutch. Despite Gan-Erdene "⁠dobu⁠" Batbold's 32 frags in regulation, Mazaalai forced overtime and eventually claimed the win on Mirage, 19-17.

Irmuun "⁠PRISM⁠" Tuul and Machinegun were leading the fragging for Mazaalai as they kicked off the CT side of Nuke dominantly, going 9-3 up. Bold "⁠ncl⁠" Batsuh's triple got TIGER their fourth of the half, but their opponents ended it on a high and, with Machinegun's triple in the pistol after the switch, went on to close the map swiftly, 16-4.

 TIGER K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Mongolia Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbolddobu 40 - 43 -3 81.7 1.06
Mongolia Batbayar 'kabal' Bat-Enkhkabal 38 - 42 -4 79.8 1.01
Mongolia Yesuntumur 'nin9' Gantulganin9 36 - 39 -3 68.8 0.89
Mongolia Bold 'ncl' Batsuhncl 26 - 39 -13 49.1 0.72
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' GantulgaerkaSt 25 - 43 -18 56.9 0.66
 Mazaalai K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Mongolia Enkhtaivan 'Machinegun' LkhagvaMachinegun 40 - 33 +7 94.0 1.29
Mongolia Temuulen 'Zilkenberg' BattulgaZilkenberg 44 - 34 +10 90.9 1.29
Mongolia Irmuun 'PRISM' TuulPRISM 40 - 32 +8 75.6 1.18
Mongolia Uuganbayar 'neuz' Nyam-Otgonneuz 46 - 35 +11 74.3 1.13
Mongolia Tsog 'Tsogoo' MashbatTsogoo 36 - 31 +5 70.7 1.07

One more team from the East Asia Closed Qualifier will earn a spot at the Asia Minor, with TIGER, MVP PK and D13 in competition for it.

The Asia Minor team list looks as follows:

Mongolia Mazaalai
Oceania Oceania
China Greater China
Asia Southeast Asia
Asia East Asia
Oceania Oceania
China Greater China
Asia Middle East
Mongolia Irmuun 'PRISM' Tuul
Irmuun 'PRISM' Tuul
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
69
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.11
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
759
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Mongolia Bold 'ncl' Batsuh
Bold 'ncl' Batsuh
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
472
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Mongolia Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbold
Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbold
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
624
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Mongolia Enkhtaivan 'Machinegun' Lkhagva
Enkhtaivan 'Machinegun' Lkhagva
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
406
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
WHO???
2020-03-05 15:42
A team better than BIG
2020-03-05 16:15
machinegun is legend men
2020-03-05 16:34
erkast real legend
2020-03-05 17:46
I forgot he was a person I only remember him from splyce
2020-03-05 17:50
A team better than BIG
2020-03-05 17:17
Another Day Another Crying Brazilian
2020-03-05 17:18
You're Brazilian too, don't hide this my friend :D
2020-03-05 17:22
#2
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Russia Sc1pio
not bad
2020-03-05 15:42
ez for machinegun last time ive heard about this guy was like 3 years ago lmao
2020-03-05 15:42
Nice
2020-03-05 15:43
#5
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Australia |bruh|
machinegun returns
2020-03-05 15:43
Im depressed
2020-03-05 15:43
*Hugs*
2020-03-05 16:58
Ty
2020-03-05 20:11
#7
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Bulgaria cuddleslut
Insane!
2020-03-05 15:43
What happened to erkast?
2020-03-05 15:44
#24
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United States NA_KEKW
He started his own Mongolian project when he left Grayhound. (Wasn’t kicked)
2020-03-05 16:18
I know, he's playing for TIGER He just didn't perform very well in that match
2020-03-05 16:28
Actually he's the top rater in his team. Maybe unlucko
2020-03-05 16:52
#45
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Mongolia Bubashka11
his team is coming as a second east asian team.
2020-03-05 17:18
He is the igl of the team. Tiger has enough firepower to be successful
2020-03-06 10:23
#9
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Brazil SecondKS
ezz for ISSA in Middle East
2020-03-05 15:45
Mongolian CS PogChamp
2020-03-05 15:46
zilkengod
2020-03-05 15:46
#12
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United States D0xx
EZ4GODZILKENBERG
2020-03-05 15:46
#13
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Poland S_Junior
Asia Minor = Spot Wasters Change my mind.
2020-03-05 15:49
#15
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Mongolia Sythapilla
Better than Poland CS. You had only good team. It was Virtus.Pro. But where is now?
2020-03-05 15:50
#20
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Philippines wataetos
+1
2020-03-05 16:05
#28
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Poland S_Junior
Better than Poland CS, rooooooofl! Any PL mix can easly eat these Asian Matchfixers. Just 2 wasted Major spots, and that's fact.
2020-03-05 16:25
Asian Minor is always Renegades/Grayhound (100T/RNG) + Tyloo/Vici anyway. I think it'll be Renegades + whoever shows up somehow at the Minor
2020-03-05 17:40
#60
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Mongolia Kkura
Was there even a poland scene ?
2020-03-05 18:34
Good job Mazaalai. comeback is real Machinegun
2020-03-05 15:50
erkast kicked zilkenberg neuz for this .... well deserved
2020-03-05 15:51
I swear, it feels like Machinegun is on a new team every day? lol
2020-03-05 15:54
#37
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Poland Crai9Xen
+1lmao
2020-03-05 16:51
thats true
2020-03-05 17:19
ez for Zilkenberg
2020-03-05 15:54
#19
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World croatoN
Waste of spots
2020-03-05 15:59
#23
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Brazil Elakk
Team's name sounds like some African God
2020-03-05 16:16
#55
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Mongolia OMgL
it's a name of an endangered species in Mongolia, mazaalai is similar to bear
2020-03-05 18:01
mazaalai it's mongolian gobian bear
2020-03-07 05:47
#25
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Asia idk_either
erkaSt KEKW
2020-03-05 16:19
who? asia minor LUL
2020-03-05 16:22
WINNING NEXT MAJOR MARK MY WORDS
2020-03-05 16:24
#29
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Asia Blitzer
save erkaSt PLEASE
2020-03-05 16:27
#72
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Mongolia ehlel
done
2020-03-06 19:39
godchinegun best Mongolian player
2020-03-05 16:28
I thought he joined vitality hm
2020-03-05 16:31
who?
2020-03-05 16:33
Please replace all NA teams in all tournaments with this Mongolian Legendary team! Legendary Machine gun Returns!
2020-03-05 16:35
#36
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Switzerland x676
Minors shouldn't be segregated by regions, since everybody will play on LAN there should be a single 32 teams Minor, so the best teams can qualify. You are already giving enough exposure to minoritary regions letting them easily qualify for the minor. Thats so unfair to have t1-t2 european teams out of the Major while t15 teams will be able to qualify coming from other regions. Major is not the place to give away such spots to these teams. Minors are more than enough, but they should compete between all regions there in 'THE' (32 teams) Minor and prove they deserve to be in a Major.
2020-03-05 16:49
#38
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Poland Crai9Xen
+1
2020-03-05 16:52
#41
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Mongolia Sythapilla
1 sentence. If you do that. You will lose tons of money. Done.
2020-03-05 17:02
#49
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Switzerland x676
No, people doesn't watch majors because there is a mongolian team. And the same audience that watch the Major because of that will watch the 32 team Minor, which is basically a pre-Major.
2020-03-05 17:23
#65
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Mongolia Sythapilla
Read your comment again. I am not talking about Mongolian scene. If they do that maybe 25+ EU teams will qualify to Minor. Then who will watch this retarded Major and Minor? Even chinese and Middle East teams can't qualify to Minor. Asia is VALVE's highest earning continent and no one will watch your retarded Major and Minor from Asia. It means u will fucked up done. Your lover VALVE can't live without China and Middle East's money <3.
2020-03-06 01:46
#71
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Switzerland x676
hahaha, so """Asia""" watch the entire Major after TYLOO is eliminated on first day ? :) do Asia not watch Champions League or Super Bowl because there are no chinese playing ? rofl. Everybody who likes Counter Strike will watch Majors, and if they really like Counter Strike they want the BEST TEAMS IN THE WORLD playing there.
2020-03-06 10:26
#57
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Hungary Glng
Having top european teams compete in the 32 team minor would maybe even attract 100000 viewers. I think that makes more money than the 2 people who actually care about mongolian cs.
2020-03-05 18:09
#66
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Mongolia Sythapilla
Valve can't live without China and Middle East whahahhahaha. DotA's 70% of money came from these countries. CS:GO too. Now imagine xd.
2020-03-06 01:49
#69
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Hungary Glng
proof? for csgo, idc about dota
2020-03-06 06:54
#56
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Hungary Glng
+1
2020-03-05 18:07
#74
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Ukraine den37773
The game needs more popularity in the world, Valve do everything right
2020-03-07 01:28
#42
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Brazil cadik
ez 4 MAZAALAI
2020-03-05 17:04
ex The Mongolz conquering the Asia again!!!
2020-03-05 17:08
Zilkenberg hella underrated
2020-03-05 17:42
#54
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Russia aferaTV
Deservedly for top 1 team in Mongolia! Good luck in minor!
2020-03-05 17:53
The due is 30 and is still fragging, damn.
2020-03-05 18:12
Remember when Mogols were in the top 30?
2020-03-05 18:14
#61
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China HEIDASHUAi
Deserved!
2020-03-05 18:49
#67
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Lebanon Dogman69
ez 4 machinegun
2020-03-06 01:50
wtf erkast
2020-03-06 02:29
Machinegun is back :'). Hope to see them at major, still remember when they beat renegades at IEM Taipei
2020-03-06 21:13
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