The final team list for the inaugural ESL Pro League APAC is almost complete
After a long and grueling qualification phase, Thailand’s Signature Gaming and Singapore’s B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape will represent the S.E.A region in the ESL Pro League Season 7 APAC Finals. Other teams that participated in the APAC closed qualifiers were: Mineski, Recca Esports, Beyond Gaming, Alpha Red, Fire Dragoon and GameTV. This is the first season in which the ESL Pro League has opened its doors to the Asia-Pacific region, sparking a new enthusiasm in the Asian region.
In the qualifiers, Signature Gaming won from the lower bracket, beating Vietnam’s GameTV (16-5 on Cache and 16-5 on Cobblestone). In addition, they dispatched fellow Thai team, Beyond Gaming (16-12 on Mirage and 16-12 on Overpass) and Singapore’s B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape (12-16 on Mirage, 19-16 on Cache and 16-7 on Cobblestone) in order to clinch their spot.
Meanwhile, B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape became the second team from the S.E.A region to qualify for the APAC Finals, prevailing against Philippines’ Mineski (16-1 on Cobblestone and 16-12 on Train) as well as Indonesia’s Recca Esports (16-8 on Cache and 16-14 on Cobblestone) in the upper bracket. While they lost against Signature in the upper bracket, they went on to claim their spot after a 2-0 victory over Recca in a rematch during the consolidation finals.
Signature and B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape will join the following teams and a yet-to-be-determined Oceanic team in the APAC finals at the ESL Studios in Sydney, Australia:
- 🇦🇺 Grayhound Gaming
- 🇦🇺 ORDER
- 🇦🇺 TBD
- 🇰🇷 MVP PK
- 🇲🇳 The MongolZ
- 🇨🇳 Flash Gaming
- 🇹🇭 Signature Gaming
- 🇸🇬 B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape
The top two teams from the Asia-Pacific region will get a chance to compete in the ESL Pro League Grand Finals on May 14-20 for a share of the $750,000 prize pool, as well as the chance to face-off against the best CS:GO teams in the world.
Cover Photo courtesy of HLTV.ORG
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