Lucid Dream beat Beyond to qualify for Asia Minor
Lucid Dream went into the best-of-five grand final with a map advantage, requiring only two map wins to secure a spot at the Asia Minor. The team once more faced Beyond, who had avoided elimination by besting BTRG in the consolidation final.
The series saw another convincing showing from Lucid Dream, who had recently bolstered their ranks with the signing of ex-GOSU duo Jong-Min "Lakia" Kim and Hong-Gyo "Jinx" Jung. The latter shone through on Inferno with a 1.47 rating to help the team to overcome a slow start and pick up a 16-12 victory.
Nuke followed, and it seemed like Beyond had finally got the ball rolling with a convincing CT start. However, Lucid Dream picked up the pace as the game wore on and carried that form into the second half, locking down the map 16-9 to seal passage to the Minor.
|Lucid Dream||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|51 - 31||+20||93.4||1.43|
|42 - 30||+12||80.9||1.32|
|37 - 36||+1||85.8||1.15|
|34 - 32||+2||74.6||1.14|
|39 - 28||+11||77.3||1.13|
|Beyond||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|49 - 36||+13||88.7||1.25|
|37 - 42||-5||72.4||0.93|
|27 - 41||-14||75.4||0.84|
|25 - 39||-14||56.2||0.76|
|18 - 45||-27||50.4||0.60|
The Asia Minor will be held from April 26 through May 2 in Rio de Janeiro, with two spots in the New Challengers Stage of the Major on offer. The list of participants for the event looks as follows: