Breakaway & Trident qualify for the IEM Katowice 2019 - Oceania Closed Qualifier

Aditya Singh Rawat

14th, Nov, 2018

Cover Image Courtesy: Breakaway Esports

The second online qualifier for the Oceania Region for IEM Katowice 2019 came to a conclusion yesterday with Breakaway Esports and Trident Esports making their way onto the Closed Qualifier. 

The qualifier was hosted on ESEA with 26 teams participating in it. These teams underwent a BO1, single elimination format until the finals which was a BO3 series.

This is how the qualifier unfolded:

Image Credit: Liquipedia

Breakaway Esports

Breakaway Esports defeated Med5 in the Round of 8 match-up on Mirage with a score of ‘16-9’. Moving on to the Round of 4. 

Breakaway won two consecutive matches in the BO3 series against their Round of 4 adversaries quite comfortably. Both the matches were single sided affairs, first on Overpass and then on Mirage with scores of ‘16-5’ and ‘16-4’, respectively.

Trident Esports

Trident Esports also had a comfortable run through the qualifiers taking down their Round of 8 opponents on Cache with a score of ‘16-11’ after which they fought through a tough Round of 4 match-up against Avant Garde

Trident took down Avant after winning two hard-fought matches on Cache and Inferno with scores of ‘16-13’ and ‘16-14’.

Both Breakaway Esports and Trident Esports have qualified through the Online Qualifier and will be moving on to play in the IEM Katowice 2019 – Oceania Closed Qualifier.


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