TyLoo are the Grand Champions of China Cup 2017.
The home team dropped only a single map on their way to a $58,000+ pay day and the a championship in their own backyard.
All eyes were on the Chinese team to see if they would still be the dominate force in the region after some roster drama saw YuanZhang ‘AttackeR’ Sheng, Cai ‘fancy1’ Lun Yu, and former coach turned player QiFang ‘Karsa’ Su bolt for Flash Gaming–a brand new esports organization out of China.
TyLoo added Huang ‘HZ’ Zhen and Hansel ‘BnTet’ Ferdinand just last week as permanent members of the team.
The new roster player played well and seemed to flow as they took care of Group A, defeating both Born of Fire and B.O.O.T.ds 2-0 with a round differential of +45.
In the semifinals, TyLoo ran into a stubborn regional rival in 5PowerClub, a team that took TyLoo to overtime on the first map, Cache, but eventually dropped the game 18-22. However, with some new found belief that they could win, 5Power did just that, destroying TyLoo 16-6 on Cobblestone forcing a third and deciding map.
With the winner of the decider headed to the finals, TyLoo pulled out all the stops and handled 5Power with a 16-6 win of their own on Mirage.
Fnatic Academy worked their way out of Group B, beating both 5Power Club and eFuture by 2-0 match scores. This would match them up with B.O.O.t.ds in the semifinals, the second place team out of Group A.
While the scores looked close on paper, it was all Fnatic Academy as they whirled their way into the finals with a 16-14, 16-11 win on Train and Cache.
The new kid on the block proved his worth. TyLoo’s newly signed wunderkind, BnTeT, played to a +9 and a 1.33 HLTV Rating en route to securing a first map win for his squad on Mirage 16-13.
Up next was Cache and the duo of BnTet and Haowen ‘somebody’ Xu went a combined 47/33 K/D in TyLoo’s 16-13 win, giving the newly minted Chinese roster their first tournament title.
China Cup 2017 Final Standings and Prize Amount:
- 1st TyLoo ($58,232)
- 2nd fnatic Academy ($21,836)
- 3rd B.O.O.Tds ($11,647)
- 4th 5POWER ($7,279)
- 5th/6th Born Of Fire
- 5th/6th eFuture