Asia's final bid for Champions qualification led to China's EDward Gaming EDward Gaming China Rank #1 ZmjjKK Yongkang Zheng (郑永康) nobody Sen Xu Wang (王森旭) Life Dong Hao Qu (瞿东豪) CHICHOO Shun Zhi Wan (万顺治) Haodong Hao Dong Guo (郭浩东) winning the East Asia Last Chance Qualifier finals in a 3-0 sweep against On Sla2ers On Sla2ers Inactive GodDead Kim Sung-sin (김성신) Bazzi Park Jun-ki (박준기) TS Yu Tae-seok (유태석) Estrella .

EDward Gaming qualified without dropping a single map on the way to Champions, winning a 21-19 overtime game on Bind against NORTHEPTION NORTHEPTION Japan Rank #2 JoXJo Cho Byung-yeon (조병연) BlackWiz Kohei Mikami xnfri Tomoki Mariya Derialy Daichi Doi in the upper finals to keep their undefeated streak alive.

The grand finals was a rematch from the first game in the East Asian LCQ, where EDward Gaming originally took down On Sla2ers in a fast 2-0 manner. While in the grand finals On Sla2ers were able to take one map to 24 rounds, it wasn't enough to stop the momentum built on the other side.

Map 1 - Fracture

Fracture was EDward Gaming EDward Gaming China Rank #1 ZmjjKK Yongkang Zheng (郑永康) nobody Sen Xu Wang (王森旭) Life Dong Hao Qu (瞿东豪) CHICHOO Shun Zhi Wan (万顺治) Haodong Hao Dong Guo (郭浩东) 's homeground for the entirety of the LCQ. They had played the map twice in their first two games, where neither teams facing against EDG could take more than three rounds. This time around was not much different, with On Sla2ers On Sla2ers Inactive GodDead Kim Sung-sin (김성신) Bazzi Park Jun-ki (박준기) TS Yu Tae-seok (유태석) Estrella taking only four rounds on the map.

GodDead's tissue buff?

Getting off to a good start for EDG, they were able to take the pistol and the followup round yet lost their bonus and the round after. This did not deter EDward Gaming in the slightest, as they responded back by winning the next seven rounds against On Sla2ers through kills, as the half ended with ONS taking a third in round 12, off the back of a 1v1 trade by Estrella . Losing only another clutch to TS in the rifle round, EDG closed the map 13-4 by taking the two rounds that followed.

Map 2 - Haven

Haven was On Sla2ers' pick this time around. A humiliation on map one lit a spark in ONS to not go out without a fight, they had made it all the way from the lower bracket to have this rematch.

EDG converted yet another pistol in the series to start off Haven, but ONS were able to respond back with multiple rounds of their own as was on Fracture, taking the lead for the first time in round six up 3-2. Despite three 3Ks in three separate rounds from Bazzi , CHICHOO , and eKo respectively, the resistance on both sides still helped sway the half in EDG's favor, ending eventually in a 7-5 manner.

Pros don't fake.

On Sla2ers On Sla2ers Inactive GodDead Kim Sung-sin (김성신) Bazzi Park Jun-ki (박준기) TS Yu Tae-seok (유태석) Estrella began the half strong by taking their first pistol in the series, culminating in a four-round streak for ONS as the second half progressed. This was when EDG made their first punch back, converting an eco round and the subsequent two in order to regain a lead in the map 10-9. A 4K on the flank by Estrella luckily saved EDG from making it to 11, putting both teams in double digits. Coming alive in the final three rounds, CHICHOO 's heroics saved EDG from facing match point. His back-to-back 3Ks in rounds 22 and 23 put EDward Gaming at 12-11 before the map fell ultimately in EDG's hands 13-11.

Watch your back.

Map 3 - Split

It was all or nothing here on Split. EDward Gaming EDward Gaming China Rank #1 ZmjjKK Yongkang Zheng (郑永康) nobody Sen Xu Wang (王森旭) Life Dong Hao Qu (瞿东豪) CHICHOO Shun Zhi Wan (万顺治) Haodong Hao Dong Guo (郭浩东) were one map away from the gate of Champions, and On Sla2ers had one last chance to show what they were really made of.

ONS began Split by taking the first two rounds. But EDG responded back fiercely, taking the next five rounds to follow on their attacking half, followed by another two by On Sla2ers On Sla2ers Inactive GodDead Kim Sung-sin (김성신) Bazzi Park Jun-ki (박준기) TS Yu Tae-seok (유태석) Estrella . The half eventually ended dead even 6-6 as ONS took four out of the half's last five rounds. EDG came into defense strong, however. What went from a pistol and a force win eventually became a six-round head start for EDward Gaming EDward Gaming China Rank #1 ZmjjKK Yongkang Zheng (郑永康) nobody Sen Xu Wang (王森旭) Life Dong Hao Qu (瞿东豪) CHICHOO Shun Zhi Wan (万顺治) Haodong Hao Dong Guo (郭浩东) , being enough to force a match point early on in the second half. Round after round, desperation seemed apparent in the minds of On Sla2ers as despite their best attempts as EDG's hot streak kicked off.

The three from On Sla2ers all dropped like flies.

Seeming unstoppable on the defensive half, a six round deficit separated On Sla2ers from EDward Gaming by match point. All that stopped EDG from their first appearance internationally was one round. The next three rounds that followed went to On Sla2ers, their first rounds of the second half. At 9-12, EDG dealt the finishing blow in order to take Split 9-13, sending EDward Gaming EDward Gaming China Rank #1 ZmjjKK Yongkang Zheng (郑永康) nobody Sen Xu Wang (王森旭) Life Dong Hao Qu (瞿东豪) CHICHOO Shun Zhi Wan (万顺治) Haodong Hao Dong Guo (郭浩东) to Istanbul and taking the series 3-0.

EDG Pictures Emotions on the faces of the EDG players as two years of work, hype, and uncertainty led up to this very moment.

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