ORDER qualify for Asia Minor
A 2-0 victory over Chiefs in the consolidation final of the Oceania Closed Qualifier secured ORDER a place at the Asia Minor.
Alistair "aliStair" Johnston and co. reached the upper-bracket final of the regional qualifier on the first day of competition, but suffered a 2-1 loss to Renegades who went on to secure the first Minor slot reserved for teams from Oceania. However, ORDER bounced back in the lower-bracket of the qualifier and punched their ticket for the Minor in Brazil.
After a defeat to Rooster in their opening match, Chiefs made an impressive lower-bracket run, defeating Skyfire, AVANT, and Ground Zero to reach the consolidation final. In the deciding BO3 against ORDER, Hugh "HUGHMUNGUS" Anderson's men didn't get off to a good start, managing just one round on the T side of their map pick, Nuke. ORDER converted the 14-1 lead into a 16-1 win, moving on to Train which was a much tighter contested map.
Chiefs managed a 7-3 start on the CT side of the map, but Karlo "USTILO" Pivac's team managed two more rounds before the end of the half to finish it with a 10-5 scoreline. The gap was narrowed after the switch as they claimed the CT pistol (10-7), but Chiefs did not falter and powered on with rifles to reach 13 rounds. As the map was slipping away, ORDER stabilized their defenses and went on a nine-round winning streak to close out the map 16-13 and take the series 2-0.
|ORDER||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|44 - 22||+22||96.9||1.56|
|41 - 23||+18||91.7||1.45|
|39 - 26||+13||97.5||1.38|
|35 - 22||+13||70.6||1.20|
|25 - 28||-3||57.7||0.93|
|Chiefs||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|30 - 36||-6||58.8||0.94|
|22 - 34||-12||59.3||0.77|
|28 - 39||-11||74.9||0.77|
|24 - 35||-11||59.3||0.72|
|15 - 40||-25||49.0||0.55|
HLTV.org have confirmed that ORDER's coach Tyler "tucks" Reilly won't be able to stand behind the team at the Minor due to his previous VAC ban, but will travel with the team to Brazil as their manager.
Six out of the eight teams for the Asia Minor, which will take place on April 26 - May 2, have now been decided: