Rare Atom qualify for ESL Pro League Season 17 Conference

The Chinese squad took down IHC twice in a row to secure their spot in the Conference stage of ESL's flagship league.

Rare Atom have secured their spot at the ESL Pro League Season 17 Conference stage with a victory in the grand final of ESL Challenger League Season 41 Asia-Pacific, taking another one of the hottest teams in the region out, IHC.

Despite the 3-1 scoreline, only three of the four scheduled maps were played in the best-of-five final, as Zhuo "⁠advent⁠" Liang and his men came to the grand final with a map advantage, having beaten all of their previous rivals in the playoffs, Born in Mongolia, ARAVT and IHC.

Kaze led the way in the grand final with a 1.33 rating

Bat-Enkh "⁠kabal⁠" Batbayar and company came out in full force to tie the series up, taking Ancient 16-0, but weren't able to keep up on the following two maps, Mirage and Overpass. This victory marks Rare Atom's eleventh victory out of twelve matches in Asia dating all the way back to the end of March, having since shown consistent good form with newcomers Qianhao "⁠Moseyuh⁠" Chen and Jingxiang "⁠Mercury⁠" Wang.

Rare Atom now join Falcons and paiN as the first teams through to the upcoming ESL Pro League Conference, making this the second time in a row that they qualify through the Asian ESL Challenger League, although they had to give their spot up in Season 16 to TYLOO due to visa issues.

Up next, Andrew "⁠Kaze⁠" Khong and company will have the chance to prove their prowess on LAN against international competition at ESL Challenger Valencia on July 1-3, where they have been drawn in a group with MIBR, Movistar Riders and HUMMER.

 Rare Atom K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
62 - 44 +18 86.7 1.33
52 - 47 +5 79.3 1.10
53 - 52 +1 79.3 1.08
43 - 52 -9 68.1 0.87
31 - 56 -25 54.6 0.78
 IHC K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
65 - 45 +20 92.2 1.30
60 - 50 +10 87.9 1.20
47 - 46 +1 65.7 1.00
42 - 52 -10 73.9 0.91
37 - 48 -11 54.7 0.87
China Qianhao 'Moseyuh' Chen
Qianhao 'Moseyuh' Chen
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
32
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
847
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.59
Mongolia Bat-Enkh 'kabal' Batbayar
Bat-Enkh 'kabal' Batbayar
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
794
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
China Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1084
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.63
China Jingxiang 'Mercury' Wang
Jingxiang 'Mercury' Wang
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
57
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
F IHC nice 16-0 tho!
2022-06-27 17:25
3 replies
imagine letting pro teams play with 120 ping in 2022 kekw edit: ra should disband tbh. I would delete my csgo if I get 0-16ed by dudes who have 120
2022-06-28 08:48
2 replies
#42
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United States notawaffle
kinda hard to hit them when they lag across your screen
2022-06-29 03:34
1 reply
120 ping dudes r ok, +150 ping dudes r da real problem, it's almost impossible to hit em
2022-06-29 09:26
Ez
2022-06-27 17:25
2 replies
#38
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United States vox_3
flag checks out.
2022-06-28 10:00
1 reply
Trump2024
2022-06-30 17:39
0-16 by IHC thooo
2022-06-27 17:25
ez
2022-06-27 17:26
A come back from 0-16. Respect.
2022-06-27 17:32
imagine losing from 0-16 sad...
2022-06-27 17:35
1 reply
and still qualifiying LMAO
2022-06-27 18:44
SIUUU EZ4KAZE
2022-06-27 17:35
hahahahahahahhahaha
2022-06-27 17:35
#10
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China Zhusha
Nice warmup on ancient and ez win after that
2022-06-27 17:36
Wait they actually got 16-0d first game then won? wtf lmao
2022-06-27 17:38
#12
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Sweden AFCx
16-0ed and still won, respect.
2022-06-27 17:38
It was a gentlemen’s agreement that. RA give IHC a free win.
2022-06-27 17:40
Don't get rejected again plz
2022-06-27 17:57
#15
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Pakistan LoOuU2
NICE , LETS GO KAZE AND CO lets hope the actually travel to EU to attend these tournis they keep qualifying for , maybe even get bootcamp going there!
2022-06-27 18:00
16-0
2022-06-27 18:01
#17
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Poland SebL
Surprised IHC didn't make it, they were looking pretty strong at the Major for a team from Asia, GL next time, maybe Rare Atom is the next thing from Asia, haven't ever watched their match since ViCi days I think.
2022-06-27 18:02
4 replies
A point is that IHC suffers from higher ping.
2022-06-27 19:03
3 replies
#27
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Poland SebL
Oh that sucks.
2022-06-27 20:19
they still managed a 16-0? that should be irrelevant then
2022-06-27 20:40
which server they're played on?
2022-06-28 08:34
16-0 LUL
2022-06-27 18:03
ancient always CT-sided, as usual. Who start on a CT usually wins.
2022-06-27 18:03
16-0 and lose xD
2022-06-27 18:33
#23
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Asia ehlel
ping 70 vs 20
2022-06-27 19:21
#24
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North America RapidWater
They win 16-0 and still lose, so bad XD
2022-06-27 19:43
16-0 lol
2022-06-27 19:46
how can you possibly lose the series after you just 16-0ed your opponent? respect RA.
2022-06-27 20:06
4 replies
#28
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Other KittyVN
ping disadvantage
2022-06-27 20:21
3 replies
irrelevant factor if the higher ping team managed to 16-0ed the lower one,ihc just sucked ball sack.
2022-06-27 20:38
2 replies
120 ping bro
2022-06-28 01:35
1 reply
2022-06-28 08:00
In other news in 4 months time "TYLOO Qualify for ESL Pro League 17 Conference as Rare Atom withdraw to visa issues"
2022-06-27 20:40
2 replies
xaxaxaxa
2022-06-28 13:31
Don't think so as they have Visa's for Valencia event..
2022-06-28 14:39
#32
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Brazil hugoooo
Amazing resilience
2022-06-27 21:03
16-0 Ancient, wow.
2022-06-28 02:28
pls world save blitz and skor
2022-06-28 13:27
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