TIGER win ESL One: Road to Rio - Asia over TYLOO
The conclusion of the ESL One: Road to Rio - Asia group stage saw two domestic matchups set up in the semi-finals, with TIGER taking on D13 and TYLOO facing ViCi. Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga's squad was victorious in the first game, while TYLOO took down their rivals to advance to the grand final.
The series started with TIGER grabbing a 3-0 lead on their map pick, Dust2, but the Mongolians fell flat after that as TYLOO went 11-1 for the remainder of the CT half to finish it 11-4 up. The second pistol also went TIGER's way, but TYLOO had no difficulties closing out the map, with Zhenghao "DANK1NG" Lv being their standout performer on Dust2 (1.37 rating).
On Inferno, TIGER was able to put up a good fight on the CT side, but TYLOO never let them run away with the score, seeing the first half finished with a minimal, 8-7 lead for the Mongolian side. They then extended their advantage by winning the pistol and surviving a few tight rounds, after which TYLOO were unable to stop their momentum. Batbayar "kabal" Bat-Enkh topped the board for the Mongolians as they took Inferno 16-7 and forced the decider map.
Both teams put up solid streaks of rounds in the first half of Overpass, with TYLOO just barely edging into the lead after their CT side, 8-7. The game got flipped on its head after the switch, with teams winning force-buys back and forth. The score was 11-11 when the Chinese team started finding consistent success, reaching 14 rounds after some fast rounds, but TIGER managed to stay alive, with the match going into overtime. In the added rounds, TIGER were dominant, and closed out the map 19-15, 2-1 for the series.
|TIGER||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Batbayar 'kabal' Bat-Enkhkabal||71 - 50||+21||95.8||1.41|
|Yesuntumur 'nin9' Gantulganin9||67 - 47||+20||82.6||1.29|
|Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' GantulgaerkaSt||64 - 52||+12||83.8||1.19|
|Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbolddobu||53 - 55||-2||81.3||1.16|
|Bold 'ncl' Batsuhncl||40 - 53||-13||56.2||0.83|
|TYLOO||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Zhenghao 'DANK1NG' LvDANK1NG||61 - 60||+1||79.3||1.09|
|YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker||56 - 60||-4||78.0||1.01|
|Kelun 'SLOWLY' SunSLOWLY||51 - 58||-7||67.5||0.90|
|YuLun 'Summer' CaiSummer||44 - 57||-13||54.4||0.85|
|HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody||44 - 60||-16||67.7||0.81|
Final standings for ESL One: Road to Rio - Asia:
1. TIGER - $4,000 + 1600 RMR Points
2. TYLOO - $2,000 + 1500 RMR Points
3-4. D13 - $1,250 + 1350 RMR Points
3-4. ViCi - $1,250 + 1350 RMR Points
5-6. Lucid Dream - $750 + 1150 RMR Points
5-6. Mazaalai - $750 + 1150 RMR Points
7-8. Camel Riders - 950 RMR Points
7-8. Beyond - 950 RMR Points