Tyloo survives a thriller against Invictus to qualify for IEM Beijing 2019

Aditya Singh Rawat
Published On: 25 Sep 2019, 08:17 PM

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The Asian Qualifier for IEM Beijing 2019 came to an end today with Tyloo barely making it through to the main event after winning a close five-game series against Invictus Gaming.

After facing a rough defeat in the Chinese Qualifier, going down twice against Invictus Gaming, the Chinese kingpin finally took them down in their third faceoff in the finals of the Asian Qualifier.

Tyloo who were struggling quite a bit in the Chinese Qualifier had an easy time reaching the finals of the Asian Qualifier, defeating Lucid Dream, Mazaalai, and B.O.O.T-d[S] in straight sets of ‘2-0’. But Invictus Gaming did not let them off easy, as the five-game series went down to a decider.

Third Times The Charm

Tyloo - 3
Invictus -2

Tyloo - 10
Invictus -16

Tyloo - 13
Invictus - 16

Dust 2
Tyloo - 16
Invictus - 7

Tyloo - 19
Invictus - 16

Despite having a one-game advantage over their opponents, Invictus was able to run away with a lead after winning back-to-back games on Overpass and Mirage. Having won on both Tyloo’s and their own map pick, respectively, Invictus were expected to run away with an easy victory.

But Tyloo turned things around on Dust 2, storming through the ranks of Invictus to equalise the series at ‘2-2’. The final game was played on Train, despite being their own map pick, Invictus found it hard to close down the map.

They made a massive comeback to take the game into overtime but could not convert it into a victory as Tyloo took them down in overtime and claimed the series ‘3-2’ in its favour.

Though Tyloo might have made its way into the main event they don’t seem to be in great form. Multiple losses to Invictus and ViCi Gaming securing the Chinese Qualifier, all of it seems to be adding pressure on the most successful Asian team.

With this, all the teams taking part in the tournament which is the part of the Intel Grand Slam Season-3, have been finalised.

The $250,000 tournament which is scheduled to take place from 7th-10th November is one of the biggest Counter-Strike tournament to take place in the region. Let’s see which team is able to crown themselves as the champions of Beijing.

Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer 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.

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