Grayhound Gaming qualifies, Tyloo receives a direct invite to the PLG Grand Slam - 2018

Aditya Singh Rawat

18th, Nov, 2018
PLG Grand Slam 2018 - Oceania Qualifier

Another qualifier for the PLG Grand Slam 2018 came to an end yesterday with the conclusion of the Oceania Qualifier.

The online qualifier was hosted on FACEIT and witnessed participation from 22 teams. The qualifier featured a BO1, single elimination format until the quarterfinals following which the semifinals and the finals were played as a BO3 series.

This is all the action that took place in the qualifier:

Image Credit: Liquipedia

Grayhound Qualifies

Grayhound Gaming qualified through to the Main Event without dropping a single match. They defeated R!OT in their Quarterfinals match-up on Dust 2 with a score of ‘16-3' followed by a series win of ‘2-0’ against Tainted Minds in the Semifinals.

Grayhound faced ORDER in the Finals where Grayhound took down ORDER in two consecutive matches on Inferno and Dust 2 with scores of ‘16-10’ and ‘16-2’.


With this, Grayhound qualifies on to the Main Event of PLG Grand Slam 2018 which will be held in Abu Dhabi later this month.

PLG Grand Slam - Direct Invite

Along with witnessing an intense qualifier, another announcement that came yesterday night was Tyloo getting a Direct Invite to the PLG Grand Slam 2018

Tyloo who is being hailed as the pioneer of the Chinese CS:GO scene while surely proving their calibre as the best team in Asia is the 6th team to be invited for the event.

Tyloo will be making three international appearances before the end of the year with the Toyota Masters CS:GO Bangkok 2018 starting next week followed by Supernova CS:GO Malta scheduled to take place from 29th November and the PLG Grand Slam in mid-December.

Tyloo who had delivered an exhilarating performance in the FACEIT Major London 2018, one that will be remembered for quite some time have since seen a drop-in performance, crashing out of the StarSeries I-League Season 6 after a brutal '1-3' wipeout in the Swiss Style – Group Stage.

Sile ‘CruSad3’ Hu, Manager of Tyloo, gave the following statement, 

"Honoured to be a part of this international tournament in Abu Dhabi."

Following is the current team list for PLG Grand Slam 2018: 

Cover Image Courtesy: Grayhound Gaming


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