Final Team List for IEM Sydney XIII Confirmed

by Earl Carlo Guevarra

ORDER beat Legacy to finalize IEM Sydney team list

Australian side ORDER is through to IEM Sydney 2018 after beating Legacy 2-0 in the lower bracket final of the Oceania closed qualifier. Meanwhile, with their successful tournament performances making the rounds in the Asian scene and beyond, Singaporean side B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape became the only Southeast Asian team to join fellow Asian compatriots TYLOO and MVP PK at the Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII – Sydney tournament.

In order to reach their spot, they went first through Mongolian side The MongolZ in the first round of the upper bracket, getting 2-1 in the process (losing Mirage 9-16, while winning Cobblestone 16-3 and Train 16-8).

Going into the second round, they met Chinese powerhouse TYLOO, losing 1-2 (16-5 on Cache, 10-16 on Inferno and 5-16 on Mirage). As a result, they were sent into the lower bracket where they dispatched Thailand’s Signature Gaming out of the qualifier with a clean 2-0 score (16-8 on Mirage and 16-6 on Cache).

The final hurdle came in the form of Flash Gaming; however, the Singaporeans proved to be too much for the Chinese side, dispatching them with a quick 2-0 (16-10 on Mirage and 16-7 on Overpass).

MVP PK and TYLOO qualified by winning their sides of the upper bracket, with the Koreans prevailing over the Chinese in the seeding match (19-15 on Train, 7-16 on Mirage and 19-16 on Inferno).

With the conclusion of the Oceanic qualifier as well, the final team list for the $250,000 tournament is as follows:

?? SK ?? FaZe
?? mousesports ?? fnatic
?? G2 Esports* ?? Astralis
?? Cloud9 ?? Renegades
?? Legacy* ?? NRG
?? B.O.O.T-d[S] ?? Chiefs
?? Grayhound ?? ORDER

This year’s Intel Extreme Masters Season XIII – Sydney will be held at the Qudos Bank Arena from May 1 – 6. Teams will fight in a double-elimination group stage, with playoff seedings determined by their final placing in the group stage. CSGO2ASIA will be present during playoffs to give you an on-the-ground look at the tournament. Stay tuned!

*G2 and Legacy replace Na’Vi and Space Soldiers due to visa issues.

Cover Photo courtesy of HLTV.ORG

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