NASR to represent the Middle East region for the third time in a row!

Aditya Singh Rawat

16th, Sep, 2018

The second day of Middle East Qualifier Finals for ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2018 witnessed two semi-finals being played along with the grand finale.

The winner of the qualifier walked away as the team which will represent the entire Middle East region on the Main Stage in Shanghai while also competing for the lion's share of the $100,000 prize pool. 

All the matches that were played on the second day were BO3s. 

Semifinal-1 


NASR Esports vs Shotcallers 

The first match between the two teams took place on Train where NASR destroyed Shotcallers, beating them with a score of ‘16-2’. The second match was won by Shotcallers on Dust 2, as they beat NASR with a respectable score of ‘16-9’. The decider was played on Overpass where NASR triumphed over Shotcallers winning the match ‘16-8’.

Taking the series ‘2-1’ NASR Esports qualified for the Grand Finals, as a great run by Shotcallers came to end.

Semifinal-2


Team Fate vs TOP5

The two teams clashed on Inferno in their first match. A really close game witnessed Fate edge past TOP5 to win the match with a score of ‘16-13'. The second match was played on Mirage which saw another great performance from Fate as they won the match ‘16-10’. With this, TOP5's rather impressive run through the tournament was cut short while Fate would move on to face NASR in the grand finals. 

 
Grand Finale 


Team Fate vs NASR Esports 

The first match witnessed the two teams fighting it out on Dust 2. NASR Esports cruised along without too  many problems until they reached map point after which they found it difficult to close out the game as Fate started to rack up the rounds. But eventually, their momentum gave way to NASR in the 26th round who won the game ‘16-10’

The second match was played on Overpass where NASR stepped up their game taking down Fate without much of a hassle and won the match with a score of ‘16-7’.

With this, NASR Esports won the Middle East Qualifier Finals and has been cemented as the team that represents the region at the ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2018 main event. They will be flying to Shanghai this October where they will be competing against teams from other countries in order to win the $100,000 prize pool.


At the venue, Kripz had a chance to interview Havok from NASR Esports. Here's the video.

 



Looking for more on-ground content about the Middle East qualifiers? S1NA wrote a blog about his personal experience at the venue of the Middle East Qualifiers. Give it a read below.
 
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