Representing Malaysia in CS:GO

On the 19th of August following a gruelling tournament that lasted for two days, team FrostFire will be making their way to the Shanghai Asia Finals. Team FrostFire will be representing Malaysia in Shanghai on the 18th of October during the eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO 2018 finals.

The players that make up FrostFire used to be known as Fire Dragoon Esports before they ceased operations and the players were taken in by FrostFire. The team were a force to be reckoned with, netting several Minor tournament wins, but will definitely be challenged by equally talented players from all around the Asia during the finals.

Team FrostFire celebrating their win

Team FrostFire celebrating their win

The team consists of:

Aiman “aimaNNN” Azham

Ashraf “acAp” Firdaus

Ahmad Khalish “d4v41” Rusyaidee Bin Nordin

Azim “CHAPMAN” Shaharudin

Shamir “Subbey” Zaman

During the tournament, FrostFire had an exciting first round of semi-finals against MVP Karnal taking the game to the four rounds of overtime to win the match with a 28:25 scoreline. The match was intense with massive clutches and plays. The team then had to come up against team CoVE that they easily dispatched with two wins on Inferno and Train. However, that was not the last time the team came up against each other as CoVE then won their match in the lower bracket finals against Virtual Genesis.Antrax and the rematch is on!

In the first map of Train for the finals, CoVE managed to squeeze out a narrow victory against FrostFire with a 16:13 win, but the dream was not meant to be as FrostFire gruesomely demolished CoVE in Mirage with a 16:4 win, and consecutively on Dust 2 with a 16:7 win.

After their win, the team was interviewed. One of the questions to posed to them was how they felt after their win. “We are certainly very excited! Being able to defeat an opponent like CoVE whose members are experienced, including players who once served for VG.Flash Gaming, Kaze and Moxie who played with B.O.O.T Dreamscape, is a great achievement. Though the match began in a tense fashion with MVP Karnal, we made timely adjustments. We have been preparing for this Asia Open Tournament for months.”

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2546 monitor

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2546 monitor

BenQ ZOWIE is the title sponsors for ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018. The tournament covers 20 qualifiers across the APAC region, and 16 teams from the qualifiers will represent their countries to participate in the finals, all vying for a prize pool of $100,000. As the title sponsor, BenQ ZOWIE will be sponsoring full sets for XL2546 esports gaming monitors. The XL2546 is a 250Hz monitor with DyACc technology that boasts smooth gameplay even during intense movements.