The Esports Highlights of the Week for March 12

From IGN - March 12, 2018
By Joab Gilroy

Some awesome games in the mix this week! The Halo World Championship Qualifiers took place at the ESL Studios in Sydney, with two teams earning a spot at the Seattle finals. Tainted Minds fought their way to the finals of the DreamHack Marseille Masters Asian Qualifiers, but fell at the last. Some big upsets shook things up in the OPL this week, and the A-League E-League has started to balance itself out.

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Halo 5 - Halo WC Sydney Open

Australia and New Zealand's best Halo players collided over the weekend as the ESL Sydney studio played host to our region's World Championship qualifiers. Mindfreak were firmly in control all weekend, demolishing anyone who got in their way, but the battle for the second spot was extremely close. Team Authority and Team Immunity duked it out like they had a blood feud going on, and it was extremely entertaining to see them grab at any advantage possible along the way. Team Immunity eventually won, but they had to face Mindfreak in the finals again, where Mindfreak swept them (again). Watch Junior from Mindfreak smash Immunity below.

CS:GO - DreamHack Marseille Masters Asian Qualifiers

Tainted Minds CS team has been hot lately, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end. The Aussie and Kiwi combined crew smashed through the early stages of the DreamHack Masters Marseille Asian Qualifiers, but fell just short of a trip to France when they ran into TyLoo in the finals. TyLoo were dominant on Cobblestone, but TM came back on Cache. The decider took place on Inferno and came out swinging, racking up a lead and sitting on the precipice of victory before TyLoo staged a mammoth comeback and won the series. Watch TM's Yam go HAM in the clip below.


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