Moscow Five win ASUS FBotY

December 19th, 2011 15:06

Moscow Five were crowned winners of ASUS Final Battle of the Year this past weekend in Kiev, defeating KerchNET 2-0 to win the last tournament of the year.

While focus was on the third stage qualifier for IEM6 Global Challenge Kiev, ASUS FBotY took place at CyberZone in Kiev, with 225,000 rubles (equivalent to $7,070) on the line.

In attendance were third place finishers from WCG, Russian team Moscow Five, as well as teams such as DTS, KerchNET and A total of sixteen teams participated, starting in a group stage, where eight teams advance to the playoffs.

In round one of the playoffs, a hefty battle between DTS and KerchNET took place, with KerchNET claiming a 2-1 win to move on. met the Ukrainians from selectah!, who eliminated the Russian team, following a 2-1 victory. In the other side of the bracket, Moscow Five met no resistance to reach the final, defeating snT and Place2Play on their way. KerchNET also made the final, as they won 2-0 against selectah! in the semi-final.

The final started on de_train, with Moscow Five claiming a 1-0 lead, winning 16-13. KerchNET couldn't bounce back on second map de_nuke, as Moscow Five won 16-8 to win 2-0 overall.

18th December 2011

With the victory Moscow Five score a cheque of 100,000 rubles, equivalent to $3,142. The Russian team had a busy Sunday, as they participated in two tournaments, forcing them to switch between CyberZone (for ASUS FBotY) and Kiev CyberSport Arena (for IEM6 GC Kiev qualifier).

Moscow Five owner Dmitryi "ddd1ms" Smelyi released following statement regarding the cooperation of the two LAN centers:

"Moscow Five wants to say a great personal thanks to the staff of ASUS Cup (Dmitry Kuznetsov, personally) and ESL Europe as well (Alex Nehr, personally) for the fact that they helped us to solve the schedule of their events, staff of "Kiev CyberSport Arena" and "CyberZone Kiev" internet cafes for their help, also we want to thank our fans for their faith and support – their invaluable contribution to the victories in ESL IEM Kiev qualifier and ASUS Cup FBotY 2011.

Words of gratitude go to mouz and KerchNET teams who were waiting for us, while we were playing on two events. Special thanks go to the Moscow Five players, which despite all circumstances, successfully performed at two major events of the end of December."

In the third place decider match, Russian team Place2Play defeated selectah!, with the final standings for the event looking as listed below.

ASUS Final Battle of the Year final standings

1. Russia Moscow Five - 100,000 rubles ($3,142)
2. Ukraine KerchNET - 50,000 rubles ($1,571)
3. Russia Place2Play - 30,000 rubles ($943)
4. Ukraine selectah! - 20,000 rubles ($628)
5-6. Belarus snT - 7,500 rubles ($236)
5-6. Russia - 7,500 rubles
7-8. Ukraine DTS - 5,000 rubles ($157)
7-8. Russia Flexiglow - 5,000 rubles

Furthermore, as a part of the Kingston Trilogy Tour, top three placed Russian teams go the following prizes:

1. Russia Moscow Five - 5 x 120GB Kingston HyperX SSD
2. Russia Place2Play - 5 x 4GB 2133MHz Kingston HyperX Grey
3. Russia - 5 x 4GB 1600MHz Kingston HyperX Blue

With the end of ASUS FBotY, the eSport year of 2011 concludes tournament wise, but as per usual news and announcements are expected to be made before the year comes to a close.

2011-12-19 15:07
DTS 7-8 ?
2011-12-19 15:07
they lost to knet is quarterfinal
2011-12-19 15:17
can u make a video of chrisJ 1on4 vs FF ? :(
2011-12-19 16:01
2011-12-19 19:05
DTS too strong i guess ^.-
2011-12-19 15:09
gg KerchNET
2011-12-19 15:09
the biggest question - how da fuck they won AGAIN in 2 bo3 ?!?!?!?!
2011-12-19 16:28
bad shape for DTS last month i guess ?
2011-12-19 16:53
again + internet = lose again apparently they really need to sit right next to each other and play with lan ping otherwise they can not perform well. they lost 7-16 or something to anexis yesterday.
2011-12-19 20:23
they changed igl, and dont make fun of kerchnet, they are top3 ua. they have the best igl b1ad3, 2 best aims in ua Shara,z1 and krutoi,bondik both are awesome snipers
2011-12-23 11:25
2011-12-19 15:09
dts pro..
2011-12-19 15:10
lol what happened with dts?
2011-12-19 15:10
lost to Place2play (GRAND) in the groupstage, and later on vs kerchNet in 1/4
2011-12-19 15:14
place2play 16:14 DTS @ nuke and KNET 2:1 DTS 14:16 @ train 16:6 @ inferno 16:14 @ nuke
2011-12-19 16:22
Easy Money LOL
2011-12-19 15:12
this champ goes 4 times in a year. Actuaaly ASUSes were made to give young players a chance to be seen in PR@ community :o you mean easy4M5 :o
2011-12-19 15:37
Come At Me Bro.
2011-12-19 15:58
sad for dts :/ wp M5 and kerchNet!!
2011-12-19 15:13
Place2Play >>>> KerchNet IMO
2011-12-19 15:20
KerchNET easy ofc -_- because kerchnet is a very good LAN team. Gl troll!
2011-12-19 15:24
KerchNET > 5 play2plays... sorry
2011-12-19 15:30
wtf? maybe place2play?
2011-12-19 15:33
if p2p train alot, they'll be top1-2 of Russia, but now it's just mix hah actually it's already top2 of Russia @_o
2011-12-19 15:32
Easy cash for M5.
2011-12-19 15:22
easy win M5 ^^ 7-8. DTS :O
2011-12-19 15:22
knet played really well gj m5
2011-12-19 15:23
better late than never :)
2011-12-19 15:24
where can we see results ? any link?:p thx
2011-12-19 15:26
thanks mate :D
2011-12-19 20:46
sad for DTS
2011-12-19 15:27
2011-12-19 15:30
2011-12-19 15:27
Brazil spi- 
dosia is on fire
2011-12-19 15:29
Sweden ShageN 
Sad 4 DTS...
2011-12-19 15:31
2011-12-19 15:42
2011-12-19 15:59
Hope for seeing the stronger DTS in IEM6 Kiev
2011-12-19 16:00
good M5
2011-12-19 16:09
Dosia MVP 4sho, he made 40up frags @ train and several times clutch.
2011-12-19 16:10
hooch | 
Israel m@$k@ 
Rubles Rules :D
2011-12-19 16:44
100k is a good money xD
2011-12-19 17:09
it's not even 2x of a good salary in Moscow
2011-12-19 17:20
hooch | 
Israel m@$k@ 
da da ya znayu :)
2011-12-19 18:11
Nice :)
2011-12-19 17:41
2011-12-19 17:48
NICEE !!! GJ M5 !!!
2011-12-19 19:04
gg M5
2011-12-19 19:24
good job M5 and place2play ;)
2011-12-19 19:53
Very nice hardware prizes from Kingston =) GL M5 on LAN finals :)
2011-12-19 20:07
Turkey jagd 
---- Furthermore, as a part of the Kingston Trilogy Tour, Moscow Five qualified for the LAN finals next year in February. Top three placed Russian teams also receive hardware prizes from Kingston. 1. Moscow Five - 5 x 120GB Kingston HyperX SSD 2. Place2Play - 5 x 4GB 2133MHz Kingston HyperX Grey 3. - 5 x 4GB 1600MHz Kingston HyperX Blue --- This information is wrong. Who told you I don't know but, it is wrong. Russian eliminations start tomorrow, 20 December CET 17.30.
2011-12-19 21:40
GL M5, you guys deserve it.
2011-12-20 05:41
Russia sone[slash] 
I trust that M5 is a hope of Russian Counter-Strike.
2011-12-20 05:45
M5 nice...
2011-12-20 09:03
Place2Play playing on nuke with a score of 01-14 in the game pulled Dts, to Account 16-14.
2011-12-20 15:11
3. - 5 x 4GB 1600MHz Kingston HyperX Blue wooohoo VP top 3 russia ^^
2011-12-20 20:44
1. Moscow Five 2.Mix Place2Play(GRAND) - the way people think, but in Russia there are more strong teams than VP
2011-12-20 21:16
not really... Perpahs USSR is a bit better; Rigid and zNation are not that good after all... So VP is definitely top3-4 ru. But anyway it's funny since they used to be top-15 Europe and top-2 Russia a year ago as Iron Will and now as legend came back they fell so deeply down...
2011-12-21 08:05
I'm amazed that DTS and Virtus placed so low, what happened? M5 is really strong now, they're top 5 in the world easily.
2011-12-20 23:56
concerning DTS, they are good only online and in Kiev Cyberarena Club. They are just Godz there. GC Kiev is to be held in Cyberarena, so it is surely DTS' chance to win something. And concerning, I don't understand why you are amazed with their result. At ASUS Spring they placed 5-8th, at ASUS Summer they placed 5-8th once again and at ASUS FBotY they placed... well... 5-6th? It's even some kind of a progress ;)
2011-12-21 08:09
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