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Extremesland 2018 playoff cast is now complete

The Extremesland CS:GO 2018 enters playoff stage after the 2nd and last day of the group stage comes to an end.

Middle Eastern NASR Esports, defending champions Flash Gaming, Malaysian team FrostFire and TNC Pro Team of the Philippines will complete the cast of the playoffs. They will join the top placers of their respective groups in the single elimination playoff bracket.

Dominance is still the story

We punch out tickets to the playoffs of the Extremesland CS:GO Asia 2018 after a 2-1 victory! GGs to Executioners for a...

Geplaatst door TNC Pro Team - CSGO op Vrijdag 19 oktober 2018

Majority of the Elimination and Decider Matches ended up in clean 2-0’s with the exception of Group D where TNC and Executioners slugged out with the Filipino fraggers winning 2-1.

NASR, hailing all the way from United Arab Emirates showed how Middle East CS works after toppling D13 of Mongolia.

Beyond Esports suffered the same fate as D13 after bowing out against Flash Gaming. Interestingly, the Chinese Organization was grouped with fellow tournament favourites Chief Esports Club from Australia, making the rivalry an early one for the tournament.

Controversy laden

OpTic India vs Revolution - Technical pause inspection

During the elimination game against Vietnamese team Revolution. Nikhil ‘forsaken’ Kumawat from OpTic India was caught for using prohibited third party assistant software. This was proven by B5 Platform BBI Anti-Cheat System, along with our head admin inspected his PC on the stage. eXTREMESLAND has officially announced the disqualification of OpTic India for ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018 Grand Final, and a life-time ban of Nikhil ‘forsaken’ Kumawat for any future eXTREMESLAND event. We aim to protect the fairness and the integrity of the tournament. We have zero tolerance for such action. Team Revolution will score a win in this elimination match, and move on to play against ForstFire from Malaysia. OpTic India is disqualified and forfeited the prize money for the grand finals.

Geplaatst door Extremesland Official op Vrijdag 19 oktober 2018

Prior to the decider matches, an anomaly centred to Optic India surfaced after Nikhil "forsaken" Kumawat was caught using a cheating software in the middle of their series against Revolution that resulted to the disqualification of the Optic Gaming affiliate.

READ: OPTIC INDIA DISQUALIFIED FROM EXTREMESLAND AFTER FORSAKEN CAUGHT CHEATING

Even before the cheating incident, troubles had come the way of the tournament after Royal bandits Esports failed to make it to the LAN event due to visa issues.

Despite the fact that Revolution managed to win due to Optic’s disqualification, the Vietnamese group was unable to handle FrostFire in their decider series as the latter took care of them 2-0 that included a map 1 overtime nail biter.

The Extremesland CS:GO 2018 playoffs kick off tomorrow with the eight remaining teams fighting for the larger chunk of the $100000 prize pool and the bragging rights to be hailed as one of the continent’s finest fraggers.

MN | Neil Martinez

MN | Neil Martinez

A former editor and writer for a university publication, Neil has incorporated esports to what he does best. He is Mogul’s CS go-to guy and TNC Pro Team’s graphic artist and social media man.

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