IHC claim last Asian spot at ESL Pro League Season 17

Garidmagnai "⁠bLitz⁠" Byambasuren led by example during IHC's qualification match against Lynn Vision.

IHC became the second team from ESL Pro League Season 17 Conference Asia to qualify for EPL. The Mongolian squad clinched the last spot after beating Lynn Vision in the lower bracket and join Rare Atom as the two Asian teams at the Maltese tournament.

Tuvshintugs "⁠Annihilation⁠" Nyamdorj and bLitz were the two standout players for IHC during the online event and the final match was no different as they topped the scoreboard in the series against the Chinese squad.

Annihilation shined with an average 1.15 across the five maps played

It will be IHC's first-ever appearance at ESL Pro League, but the Mongolians are no stranger to international events after attending both the PGL Antwerp and IEM Rio Majors in 2022. Their qualification run for EPL started at ESL Challenger League S43 Asia-Pacific in December, when IHC secured their spot at EPL Conference after reaching the finals of the online event.

The Mongolians lost their opening match at EPL conference against Rare Atom and were relegated to the lower bracket, where they faced Lynn Vision. It was a great revenge opportunity for IHC as they had lost to Heng "⁠expro⁠" Yang's men three times since October at ECL S42 APAC, ECL S43 APAC, and eXTREMESLAND Festival 2022.

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The Chinese squad stole Inferno (16-11) before IHC answered on Overpass (16-14) and Nuke (16-7). bLitz led his team by example, registering a 1.29 rating across the three maps to push his team to victory, but it was Sodbayar "⁠Techno⁠" Munkhbold that shined the brightest on the decider with a 1.46 rating on Nuke.

Only three spots at ESL Pro League Season 17 remain to be claimed, with one team each from South America, North America, and Europe left to qualify for the Maltese LAN in the coming days.

The current list of teams attending EPL Season 17 is as follows:

Mongolia Tuvshintugs 'Annihilation' Nyamdorj
Tuvshintugs 'Annihilation' Nyamdorj
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
357
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
China Heng 'expro' Yang
Heng 'expro' Yang
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
491
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
Mongolia Garidmagnai 'bLitz' Byambasuren
Garidmagnai 'bLitz' Byambasuren
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
302
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Mongolia Sodbayar 'Techno' Munkhbold
Sodbayar 'Techno' Munkhbold
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
251
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
wow
2023-01-20 18:19
1 reply
Farmers league, another easy title for GOAT FalleN
2023-01-21 01:36
nice, deserved
2023-01-20 18:19
expected
2023-01-20 18:20
#4
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Portugal cyn1cal
rip lynn
2023-01-20 18:20
5 replies
Heavy onliners can't even win online matches nowadays.. must be sad xD
2023-01-20 19:11
4 replies
#14
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Portugal cyn1cal
flag
2023-01-20 19:16
3 replies
Don't mind me bro I got flamed by 2 onlynn vision fans last week, lemme have some fun for now)) I'll cope with it till april
2023-01-20 19:20
2 replies
shut ur mouth u know nothing stop acting like u beat em clown
2023-01-21 04:08
1 reply
shut ur mouth too kid
2023-01-21 05:11
gotta be fun to watch
2023-01-20 18:21
#6
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Mongolia TmJay
ez expected
2023-01-20 18:22
1 reply
+1 blitz constantly checked em till they lose))
2023-01-20 19:19
#7
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Equatorial Guinea Karlheinz
LYNN VISION :C
2023-01-20 18:23
#8
ZywOo | 
China Zhusha
Nelly is young but if he does not improve he will probably be kicked soon, almost always the reason LVG lose. z4kr and starry deserve better
2023-01-20 18:24
1 reply
starry to Astralis for 4 majors
2023-01-20 18:37
#10
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Sweden NexuseryMs
Lynn Vision again dodging LAN event as expected.
2023-01-20 18:49
#11
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Peru no_pine
LETS GOOOOO
2023-01-20 18:50
expected from lan dodgers
2023-01-20 19:08
nt lv ihc were too good
2023-01-20 19:23
ez for techno4k
2023-01-20 20:18
#19
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United States MrNorwood
Let's go IHC!
2023-01-20 23:58
Pog IHC
2023-01-21 00:14
lan dodgers
2023-01-21 03:08
I really happy for return of Bart4k. His career was changed when he became 6th player of IHC... But Mongolian viewers need to know about Kabal and Bart4k are different players... they play different spot and have different fire-power... I really hope u guys understand what i meant (poor English btw)
2023-01-21 06:57
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