TYLOO top PAL Summer group stage; playoff bracket determined
YuLun "Summer" Cai's squad finished the round-robin group stage of the Asian Regional Major Ranking event with eight wins and one loss, taking the first place going into the playoffs ahead of rivals ViCi and Invictus.
TYLOO returned to a fully-Chinese lineup back in April when Seon-Ho "xeta" Son and WingHei "Freeman" Cheung departed the team due to coronavirus concerns, and have made steps to once again cement the title of the best team in Asia since adding Kelun "SLOWLY" Sun and Zhenghao "DANK1NG" Lv. The Mongolian side TIGER upset them in the grand final of ESL One: Road to Rio - Asia, the first RMR event back in May, but since then, TYLOO has been dominant, winning DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 - Asia and the ESL Pro League S12 Asia Qualifier.
Going into Perfect World Asia League Summer 2020, TYLOO had a five series win-streak over domestic rivals ViCi, and extended that with another convincing win in the group stage, adding onto it a victory over Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga's TIGER as well. The only team that mustered a win over TYLOO was Invictus, who together with the aforementioned ViCi and TIGER form the top 4 of the eight teams heading into playoffs.
The remainder of the playoff teams include Thai squads Lucid Dream and Beyond, as well as Love "havoK" Paras's Divine Vendetta and the third-highest-ranked Mongolian side D13. Out of competition are Bren and Mazaalai, with the latter mustering just one win, with the pre-playoffs exit leaving them without a single RMR point added to their tally.
As the group stage has been concluded, the playoffs are on the cards next, with the matches set to take place within the next week. The single-elimination BO3 playoffs will kick off with the following matchups: