TheMongolz qualify for ESL Challenger Atlanta
The Mongolian squad took the penultimate spot at the $100,000 LAN event.
TheMongolz have secured a spot at ESL Challenger Atlanta 2023 after beating TYLOO 2-1 in the Asian closed qualifier final. Garidmagnai "bLitz" Byambasuren and company defeated Newhappy and got the double over TYLOO on their way to qualification for the end-of-season event.
|ESL Challenger Atlanta 2023 Asia Closed Qualifier|
They will join teams such as Complexity, Monte, and Virtus.pro in Atlanta between December 15-17 as eight teams are set to battle it out for a $100,000 prize pool and a spot at ESL Pro League Season 19.
TheMongolz were directly invited to the closed stage of the qualifier alongside fellow grand finalists TYLOO. The game was a rematch of their previous encounter in the ESL Challenger Jönköping qualifier, where TYLOO prevailed to secure their spot at the Swedish event, but the Chinese side couldn't repeat the feat this time around.
The final started on Nuke, and TYLOO got off to a hot start on their defense to go 8-2 up before a double-AWP setup by TheMongolz netted them four at the switch. The Mongolian squad kept up their momentum and tied up the scores at nine, but Zhuo "advent" Liang's 1vs2 clutch put his team up to map point, which they converted to a 13-11 victory.
Mirage was next, where TheMongolz secured a comfortable 13-6 victory to tie up the series. Their win was aided by both pistol rounds going their way, but the Mongolian side was visibly a cut above their opponents on their pick.
Overpass was another close-fought affair, with the teams unable to be separated in a 6-6 first half. TheMongolz's pistol-round prowess continued to net them a 10-6 lead, and the Mongolian squad had no trouble closing out a 13-7 victory.
The current team list for ESL Challenger Atlanta 2023 is: