Chinese side, TyLoo and Korean squad, MVP PK became the first two Asian teams to make it to the IEM Sydney main event after coming out on top in the Asian Regional Qualifiers, earlier today.
TyLoo came back from a map down to take a 2-1 series over B.O.O.T-d[S] while MVP dominated Flash Gaming to take their win. The two teams will join names like Faze Clan, Astralis, SK Gaming, Fnatic and Na’Vi among others in the main event.
B.O.O.T dreamScape started the series strong with a win on their own map pick, Cache. They showed their knowledge and experience on the map, and surprisingly a very well executed CT side allowed them a 12-3 lead. With the momentum going their way, it was just a matter of time before they closed out the map with a resounding 16-5 performance.
In the second map, d[S] again got their hands on the CT side, however this time they only finished the half with a one-round lead. They even won the pistol after the switch but TyLoo just moved things into a different gear once their buy round was up, picking up 9 straight rounds to even up the series.
Brimming with confidence, the TyLoo finally managed to start off in the CT side in the third map, and the game never really looked out of their hands as they dominated from start to finish to take Mirage 16-5.
The second semi-final of the day was quite one-sided as MVP completed the 2-0 over Flash, taking a 16-7 win on Inferno and a 16-8 win on Cobblestone. Flash Gaming looked quite poor on their CT side in Inferno allowing MVP to repeatedly get away with murder, losing rounds from unlosable situations as they found themselves with only 2 rounds at the end of the half. From there on out, it was just a matter of closing things out and MVP took the required 3 rounds in the second half.
On Cobblestone, despite starting off on the favoured T side, Flash was unable to maintain a lead despite some cocky plays coming out from MVP. MVP however, were much more dominant in their T side as they took the map 16-7, never really breaking a sweat throughout the course of the series.
Both B.O.O.T dreamScape and Flash Gaming can still make it to the main event as one more spot remains for Asian teams. The two teams along with 5Power Club and Signature Gaming will be fighting out from the lower bracket later this week.