Mineski Grabs ASUS CS:GO Qualifier Slot, To Represent Philippines in APAC Round

After facing various teams from all over the Philippines, the 2017 ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Masters CS:GO Qualifiers has finally concluded with Mineski CS:GO winning the trophy and the right to represent the country in the Asia-Pacific round of the tournament.

Mineski CS:GO went up against Rekt e-Sports, who is considered to be one of the up-and-coming CS:GO teams in the Philippines, in the grand finals of the tournament. The two teams fought each other in front of a packed crowd at the fourth floor of the Annex at SM North Edsa on Sunday, August 20.

The first map picked was Overpass, a map in which Mineski was known for their strength both locally and internationally. The country’s number one team closed out the map at 16-6, despite the best efforts of Rekt e-Sports to keep themselves afloat in the game.

Going on to the second map on Nuke, Mineski got 12 rounds on the Terrorist side, thus giving them all the time and space needed to finish the series. However, Rekt e-Sports had other plans as they took eight rounds in the second half in order to make their score to 11.

In the end, Mineski won the last round, thus sealing their destiny and winning P75,000 in the process. Meanwhile, Rekt e-Sports gets P10,000 for getting second place.

Fractals and Wargods.AG get P5,000 for reaching the semi-finals of the ASUS ROG Masters CS:GO category.

Earl Carlo "dreamslayer28" Guevarra is the head editor for Play on WASD. His work is forthcoming in CSGO2ASIA, Crossfire Stars and GAMURS.

Formerly the lead FPS writer for eSports by INQUIRER.

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