Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen’s Asking Questions has bested their competition at Asia E-Sports Cup’s Singaporean qualifier by defeating NXL Gaming in the grand finals.
?? attended a pre-qualifier on Friday where they defeated Vietnamese Legends 16-14 on de_nuke and Indonesian XcN, whose most recent international appearance was IEM 6 Global Challenge Guangzhou, 16-11 on de_inferno.
In the final qualifier they defeated COLON3 16-4 on de_inferno while NXL Gaming conquered Singaporean squad m!x featuring three former TitaNs members in a close 16-14 game on de_nuke.
Asking Questions win AEC Singapore (Photo: RobotsGoneBad)
Grand final started with NXL Gaming winning de_inferno 16-12 after a strong 10-5 counter-terrorist side. After a short break, ?? evened up the series by winning de_nuke with a similar 16-12 scoreline, following a 13-2 first half as CTs.
It all came down to de_dust2 where Asking Questions scored twelve rounds as terrorists. Despite of losing six opening rounds in the second half, they went on to win four straight to win 16-9, or 2-1 overall, and qualify for Asia E-Sports Cup.
AEC Singapore final standings
1. Asking Questions – qualified for Asia E-Sports Cup
2. NXL Gaming
Asking Questions is therefore the fourth and final team, along with Hybrid, NSD and myRevenge.jp, to qualify for Asia E-Sports Cup taking place on September 21-23 at the Tokyo Game Show in Japan’s capital.