The 8 participating teams were divided into two groups. Group A consisted of Renegades (Australia), MVP PK (Korea), Kings (Australia) and TheMongolz (Mongolia). Group B had the two Chinese giants – TyLoo and Flash Gaming, Tainted Minds (Australia) and B.O.O.T-d[S] (Singapore).
Out of Group A, Renegades managed to win both the matches it played and qualified directly for the playoffs, while MVP PK moved ahead only after dropping a map against Kings. Both the Chinese teams from Group B dominated their opponents and qualified for the playoffs.
The playoffs were bo3 each. To start things off, Renegades and Flash Gaming duked it out in an incredibly close face off where the Australians crawled their way to a 2-0 victory; beating the Chinese 16-14 in both Inferno and Cache.
After beating Flash and MVP PK respectively, Renegades and TyLoo were now facing each other for a slot in the Major Qualifier. The first map was Inferno and TyLoo clinched the map in a very exciting double overtime skirmish with a score of 22-19. Renegades then unleashed their true inner beasts and annihilated TyLoo in Cobblestone and Mirage with scores of 16-6 and 16-4 respectively. This lionhearted comeback let them conquer a slot at the Major Qualifier.
The Lower bracket final was an intense war between the two Chinese teams Flash and TyLoo for the last slot in the Major Qualifier. TyLoo picked Inferno and were able to demolish Flash 16-6. Flash retaliated in their next map pick Cache and beat TyLoo 16-12, forcing the match into the tie-breaking map Cobblestone. This map was very close and TyLoo managed to win 16-14; beating Flash 2-1 and securing their slot in the Major Qualifier.
Renegades and TyLoo both have qualified for the ELEAGUE Boston Major Qualifier where they will face the likes of Cloud9, FaZe, Flipsid3, G2, mousesports and Na`Vi.
The ELEAGUE Boston Major Qualifier starts on 12th January 2018. Tune in and see how the Asian underdogs - Renegades and TyLoo perform against the world’s best!
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