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Lower Bracket Recap: early exits hurt for paiN, Tigers, Aster and Gambit

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One game. That’s all eight teams had to keep their hopes alive in The Kuala Lumpur Major. After some intense action in these deciding matches, it’s time to say goodbye to Team Aster, paiN Gaming, Tigers and Gambit Esports.
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Ruthless Predator devour their prey







It was the most one-sided game of the day — TNC Predator took down the South Americans of paiN Gaming in a brutal contest that saw the latter pick up just four kills. Three of Predator’s lineup recording perfect-KDA games as they raced to victory in just 23 minutes. They next face a best-of-three series against Alliance.


Tigers feel the paiN of elimination







Meanwhile, paiN’s other team, the Quinn 'CCnC' Callahan-led paiN X, fared better as they took down SEA’s Tigers. It was a comfortable win in which the mix team never once fell behind, racking up more than twice as many kills and a 14k advantage by the end — with Rodrigo 'Liposa' Santos enjoying a perfect KDA. They closed out the win inside 36 minutes to set up a clash with Vici Gaming.


Aster caught up in a Storm







It wasn’t a good day at the office for the Chinese galacticos of Team Aster. Coach Xu 'BurNIng' Zhilei saw his side fall to a J.Storm side brimming with confidence — in particular David 'Moo' Hull, who absolutely obliterated Aster with a 22/6/17 performance. Next up for the North Americans is a battle with Daryl 'iceiceice' Koh and his Fnatic side.


Resolut1on keeps marching Forward







Finally, in the day’s last game, Roman 'Resolut1on' Fominok did what he often does best in carrying his team to a win over CIS side Gambit Esports. He picked up 11 kills, with Yawar 'YawaR' Hassan hot on his heels, as Forward Gaming overcame a 20-minute deficit. It wasn’t a comfortable win, but effective, and now they will face Evil Geniuses in an all-NA showdown.


Can any of the Lower Bracket teams go all the way?


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