Checkmate breeze through IEM Fall Asia Open Qualifier 1

The Mongolian team is the first one to be confirmed for Closed Qualifier.

A 16-1, 16-6 victory over INDINDA in the grand final concluded a convincing showing from Checkmate in the first open qualifier for IEM Fall Asia, securing them a spot in the closed phase of the competition.

Squads such as Renewal, Lynn Vision, and NKT were also in competition for a closed qualifier spot for the Regional Major Ranking event, but were left empty-handed and will be hoping for a better result in the final qualifier on September 11-12.

23-year-old hasteka was a standout for Checkmate

Hyun-Pyo "⁠XigN⁠" Lee's NKT were left disappointed by their performance in the qualifier, crashing out in round-of-16 just a few weeks after winning the $25,000 Funspark ULTI 2021 Asia Playoffs 1. Similarly, Renewal, who qualified for IEM Fall before it was restructured as an RMR event, were eliminated in the quarter-finals of the single-elimination bracket.

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On the other hand, Checkmate never looked in danger in the Open Qualifier. The Mongolian team gave away at most 11 rounds on a map, but often made short work of their opponents as was the case in the grand final. INDINDA, a team hailing from eastern Russia that was given the green light to compete in the Asian qualifier, stood no chance as Checkmate ran riot on Dust2 and Nuke, closing things out in no time.

Four teams in total will find their way to the Closed Qualifier, two being invited, and two coming from the open qualifiers. The best two teams from that stage will advance to the actual RMR tournament, where the same slot distribution will be used. Currently, TYLOO, ViCi, Invictus, and Wings Up hold RMR points, but the final RMR event will be crucial in deciding the single Asian representative at the PGL Stockholm Major.

Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
638
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.65
pog
2021-09-10 15:44
checkmate
2021-09-10 15:44
what the hell is with russian team in eq quals, same with asian teams in eu, and so on, they should be DQ at the beggining
2021-09-10 15:47
11 replies
bcs russia is both in eu and asia at the same time?
2021-09-10 15:48
If the russian team is stationed in eastern russia, why shouldn't they be able to play in the asian qualifier?
2021-09-10 15:48
7 replies
go play eu quals with 100 ping
2021-09-10 15:49
6 replies
But why? If they aren't from europe, why should they play in european qualifiers?
2021-09-10 15:50
5 replies
What about cis qualifiers, leave asia quali for useless china/korean or other useless team
2021-09-10 15:52
4 replies
#20
b1t | 
Russia dteakh
100 ping?) They have 170 ping and +- 15% loss on German server. Don't say things you don't understand
2021-09-10 16:36
3 replies
you should consider that too
2021-09-10 16:42
2 replies
#22
b1t | 
Russia dteakh
smart of you
2021-09-10 16:44
1 reply
#29
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Other Bactuga
hes baiting look at flag
2021-09-10 19:36
You are aware that most of the Russian territory is actually in Asia?
2021-09-10 15:48
1 reply
you rekt him bro
2021-09-10 16:16
rip Erkast
2021-09-10 15:47
Mongolia cs best in asia)
2021-09-10 15:49
10 replies
nah vici is way better but mongolian cs is the cleanest scene in asia unlike china (they dont throw kk)
2021-09-10 16:10
9 replies
ViCI is just one team and mongolia got a few decent teams
2021-09-10 16:11
6 replies
yea ik
2021-09-10 16:12
5 replies
yeah ur to humble mens)
2021-09-10 16:13
4 replies
#24
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Slovakia Daev0n
They conquered most of the Europe how are they humble?
2021-09-10 18:49
3 replies
No they didn’t get half and what does that have to do with this?
2021-09-10 18:51
all slovak people are alcoholic
2021-09-10 18:52
1 reply
#28
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Slovakia Daev0n
true
2021-09-10 19:32
d13 psda zailtsn mongol matchfixer teamgu bolso
2021-09-10 16:14
1 reply
wahaha true
2021-09-10 16:14
too ez for blitz
2021-09-10 16:28
shesh.
2021-09-10 19:04
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