FrostFire, Absolute, BTRG and Syntax qualify for OMEN Challenger Series 2019

Aditya Singh Rawat
22/Oct/2019 01:50 pm
Cover Image Courtesy: FrostFire | Thumbnail Image Courtesy: OMEN Gaming

The HP OMEN Challenger Series 2019 is one qualifier away from confirming all the teams participating in its main event.

Since the start of October, three out of the four remaining qualifiers have concluded, with FrostFire, Absolute, BTRG, and Syntax qualifying through their respective regional qualifiers and confirming their slot for the main event, set to take place from 1st-3rd November at Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Malaysian Qualifier

FrostFire after being absent from most of the Asian CS:GO tournaments this year, has finally fought its way through to qualify for OMEN Challenger Series. They had a tough match against Orange.Chymera in the semifinals which went down to the decider, this was followed by a comfortable victory over Darkhorse in the finals.

The Malaysian powerhouse faced quite a slump this year failing to qualify for ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2019, IEM Beijing 2019, MSI Gaming Arena 2019, and placing 13th-15th at CS.MONEY Asian Emperor. But fortune seems to be favouring them once again with the team winning two back-to-back qualifiers, OMEN Challenger Series and TEGC 2019.

Japan Qualifier

This qualifier had just two teams, Ignis and Absolute go up against each other in a best-of-three match with the winner qualifying for the main event.

Absolute who has already qualified for ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2019 after winning Galleria Global Challenge 2019, took down Ignis ‘2-0’ to make their way through to Jakarta.

The two teams have gone up against each other a total of five times in the finals of five different tournaments this year, Absolute winning the match-up in four of these instances.

Indonesia Qualifier

This qualifier had two teams qualify for the main event as the tournament was being held in Jakarta. One of the two teams to qualify was BTRG, which is currently amongst the strongest teams from the region, while also being the winner of the qualifier.

Syntax, the runners-up are quite famous locally and is the second team to qualify for the event. The local teams will be having the maximum support on the main stage, but will this be enough to ensure that BTRG comes out as the champion?

The tournament has just one qualifier left to fill out its last remaining slot. Which team from Oceania do you guys think will be making it through the qualifier?

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For complete information on HP OMEN Challenger 2019 click HERE.


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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.