Asia RMR Day 1: As it happened
A disastrous first day in Mongolia saw only one match played out so far and the rest rescheduled to day two due to server issues.
Updates from the Europe RMR can be found here.
The remainder of day one matches have been rescheduled to day two
16:12 - Striker
Organizers consider schedule changes as delays amount to five hours and counting
15:20 - Striker
After five hours of delays the broadcast still shows 'technical issues' on the waiting screen, which it has been stuck on for the past three hours with no resolution in sight. HLTV.org has learned that the delays are caused by persistent server issues and that a new server is being set up and tested.
Originally five more matches were supposed to be played on day one, including the Rare Atom-VERTEX match that has been stuck on a 1-3 scoreline for hours, but the organizers are exploring changes to the schedule and pushing the upper bracket semi-finals to day two. That would leave only three more matches to be played before day one concludes.
Rare Atom's coach steps for Kaze in VERTEX match
13:43 - Striker
Read the full story here.
Kaze decides to keep playing
11:45 - Striker
Despite feeling unwell, kaze has decided to keep playing and the match has resumed, only to get paused again over technical issues. If kaze's condition worsens Rare Atom have the option to substitute in their coach, Xielin "k4Mi" Zhu.
Kaze requests medical attention as Asia RMR stalls again
11:35 - Striker
Asia RMR goes live again after server issues
11:11 - Striker
Rare Atom vs. VERTEX up next on Ancient
10:25 - Striker
TheMongolz close it before it gets dangerous
09:52 - Striker
Nikola "Lobanjica" Mijomanović asked not to get 16-0'd and his team did a lot better than that, but TheMongolz clinched the first match of the RMR 16-10. Sodbayar "Techno" Munkhbold was the star with 26 kills and a 1v2 clutch that surprised his opponents at the last second:
Twisted Minds recover late in the half
09:28 - Striker
Server tech issue brings match to a pause at 10-2 for TheMongolz
09:15 - Striker
BLAST showcases a new HUD on the official broadcast
08:50 - Striker
The first match goes live!
08:35 - Striker
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What's your power ranking for the Asia RMR?
08:15 - Striker
HLTV writers put together a power ranking, led by Rare Atom as opposed to the highest-ranked TheMongolz due to their recent switch of Tengis "sk0R" Batjargal for hasteka. How does your power ranking look?
Let us know in the comments.
08:00 - Striker
Lobanjica: "We don't expect to qualify, we didn't even practice"
Vexite: "Having two Australian teams is pretty insane"
Techno: "I think it will be tougher in this RMR"
Boombl4's bid to write a new chapter
30 minutes to action
08:00 - Striker
Good morning, afternoon, or night, wherever you are.
We are heading into day one of the 10-day BLAST.tv Paris Major qualifiers, in which 56 teams are about to compete across three different locations for 24 coveted spots at the Major.
Action will be running almost around the clock in the first four days of the Asian, European, and American qualifiers, so we're here to help you stay up to date with our live updated posts. We will run one of these every day and they will serve as one place you can come to catch up with the latest in Mongolia, Denmark, and Mexico. This will include everything from results and match analysis to behind-the-scenes videos from every location, stats, fun facts, curiosities, quotes from the players, and more.
It's 30 minutes to action in the Asia RMR, where eight teams will battle for two spots, starting with TheMongolz' debut under the new banner and with a new player against the mysterious mix-team of Twisted Minds.
Just a few hours later the first European tournament will begin, and later tonight it will be time for the Americas side. Sit back and relax, and come back here whenever you want an update from the Major qualifiers.