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The Renegades Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad scored a massive opportunity when they qualified for a chance to compete at the next Counter-Strike major, after their impressive performance at the PGL Regional Minor Championship.
Renegades came up short against newly-crowned Asian giants TyLoo, losing two games to one in the grand final. Despite the Renegades’ Aaron ‘AZR’ Ward putting in clutch performances, and the team winning the first map in dominating fashion (16-5 on Cobblestone), they dropped the next two maps, losing 16-5 on Mirage and 16-13 on Cache.
TyLoo, the Chinese team taking the global Counter-Strike scene by storm, shot to fame after defeating powerhouse Luminosity Gaming at DreamHack Masters in Malmo, after initially losing to LG in the group stages.
The matches, which were played in the Nexo eSports Arena in Seoul, South Korea, had a $50,000 prize pool on the line, with the top two qualifying for spots to compete for a position at ESL One Cologne, considered to be one of the biggest majors on the CS:GO calendar.
TyLoo walked away with $30,000, while Renegades pocketed a cool $15,000.
The Renegades weren’t the only group of Aussies at the tournament. Team Immunity also qualified as the Oceanic qualifiers. While they easily topped Group A, they fell to the Renegades in the semi-finals, swept 2-0.
1st: TyLoo (CN) – $30000, ESL One Cologne Qualifier
second: Renegades (NA/OCE) – $15000, ESL One Cologne Qualifier
3rd: Vici Gaming.CyberZen (CN) – $5000
4th: Team Immunity (OCE)
5th-6th: The MongolZ (Mongolia), Risky Gaming (South East Asia)
7th-8th: m0nster.kr (Korea), MVP Project (Korea)