Checkmate, Renewal qualify for DreamHack Open June Asia
The two Mongolian squads in the closed qualifier, Checkmate and Renewal, have secured spots at DreamHack Open June Asia after coming in first and second in the Asian tournament's four-team double-elimination closed qualifier.
Checkmate made it to the main event in the first instance and through the upper bracket, winning their opening match against the Singaporean squad HZ and following it up with their second victory in the upper bracket final against NKT.
After losing to NKT in the opening match, Renewal made quick work of Nevin "splashske" Aw and his teammates, eliminating them from the event and setting up a rematch against the international Asian squad led by Anthony "ImpressioN" Lim.
This time around, after two close maps on Dust2 and Overpass, the Mongolians were able to get payback on NKT with an ample victory in the decider map, Nuke, to make it out of the closed qualifier alive.
Having secured passage to DreamHack Open Juna Asia through the closed qualifier, Checkmate and Renewal will join countrymen D13 and Lynn Vision at the main event, which will be a four-team double-elimination bracket with a best-of-five final taking place on June 29-July 3.
The team list for DreamHack Open June Asia: