D13 Beat Wings Up for IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 Asia

by Juandi

D13 punched their ticket to the $15,000 IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 – Asia after beating Wings Up Gaming in a 3-1 victory in the online closed qualifier.

D13 came to this closed qualifier match by invitation with their Mongolian compatriots, TIGER. The two Mongolian teams were joined by ZIGMA and Wings Up that came through the open qualifier. The open qualifiers were held between October 19-20 with over 80 teams signing up.

Tengis ‘sk0R‘ Batjargal and friends were able to eliminate all opponents beginning with the opening round, by beating ZIGMA (2-0) and TIGER (2-0), all players recorded an HLTV rating above 1, including sk0R with 1.4+ rating across all of those matches.

Grand Final

The grand final kicked off on Overpass, with Munkhtamir “tamir” Ganbaatar and his squad having one map advantage due to coming from the upper bracket. With the map pick advantage, Hui “DD” Wu and the boys from Wings Up were able to secure the first map regardless of being far behind in the first half.

Despite their best efforts, the Chinese team led by the ex-TYLOO member couldn’t tie things up in Vertigo. D13 shut down the comeback swiftly to pick up the map 16-13. Nuke was a different story, as Wings Up dominated in the first half. However, D13 stepped up their game on the second half and were able to shut down Wings Up’s defense after recovering from the 6-11 deficit. The final map produced the same result, with a D13 win over Wings Up, and simultaneously winning the only spot at the IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 Asia.

D13 Wings Up IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020
Data patched from HLTV.org

This win marks another appearance for D13’s at a big Asian event. The team placed as a runner-up at DreamHack Masters Winter 2020 Asia closed qualifiers. They managed to avenge their defeat against fellow Mongolian team, TIGER.

IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020

The IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 Asia will run from November 13-22 in an online format. The tournament is split up into four regions: Asia, Oceania, Europe, and North America. IEM Beijing-Haidian features the double-elimination bracket with a best-of-five (BO5) grand final.

D13, ranked #140 in the world according to HLTV, will face the 3 other Chinese teams who enter this competition by invitation, including Invictus Gaming, TYLOO, and ViCi Gaming. These four teams will be playing for the total prize of US$15,000 and 315 Pro Tour circuit points.

The participants’ list for the event looks as follows:

  • 🇲🇳 D13
  • 🇨🇳 TYLOO
  • 🇨🇳 Invictus Gaming
  • 🇨🇳 ViCi Gaming

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