LookingForOrg To Replace Lynn Vision At Asia RMR

LookingForOrg To Replace Lynn Vision At Asia RMR

Australian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team LookingForOrg will replace Lynn Vision at the Asian RMR.

Australian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team LookingForOrg will replace Lynn Vision at the Asian RMR. The news came after it was revealed that Lynn Vision were unable to secure visas to compete in the Asian RMR event.

LookingForOrg To Step In

LookingForOrg have been announced as a replacement CS:GO team for Lynn Vision at the Asian Road to Major (RMR) event. Unfortunately, the Chinese squad who won the Middle East qualifiers and earned a spot at the event will not be able to attend it due to visa complications.

PGL revealed the news on Tuesday, April 12, while also announcing that Lynn Vision cannot travel to Europe. So the tournament organizers had to look elsewhere to find a replacement and settled on the Aussie squad.

LookiingForOrg, a team built around Mike “ap0c” Aliferis are an Australian team, but they attended the Middle Eastern qualifiers for the Asia-Pacific RMR. Unfortunately, they couldn’t qualify themselves.

Ap0c and his crew kicked off the qualifiers with two commanding victories against Peace Soldier (16-7) and 15AVERAGEGANG (16-5), but they slipped against NASR Esports (14-16). In the lower bracket, L4Org found some momentum and took down kebabs (16-13), only to get eliminated by Lynn Vision in the third round.

Lynn Vision eventually won the tournament, with NASR Esports finishing in second and Divine Vendetta in third. With that, Lynn Vision were the only team to qualify for the Asia-Pacific RMR, which they now can’t attend.

As a fourth-place team in the qualifiers, LookingForOrg weren’t supposed to receive an invite to the RMR event. However, as noted by PGL, the tournament organizers also contacted NASR Esports and Divine Vendetta as potential replacements, but neither could accept the offer.

As revealed, both NASR Esports and Divine Vendetta couldn’t secure visas to travel to Europe, leaving LookingForOrg as the only suitable replacement for Lynn Vision.

Back To Europe

Even though LookingForOrg couldn’t secure a ticket for the Asia-Pacific RMR by themselves, everything fell into place for them for their return to Europe. The Australian CS:GO squad had already visited Europe in March when they attended ESL Pro League Season 15.

Unfortunately, ap0c and his men couldn’t make much noise on their first trip to Europe. LookingForOrg attended the ESL Pro League as complete outsiders, and they failed to prove they’re more than that.

They started the tournament in Group A, which they finished with a 0-5 record; however, they have played a couple of solid series. Most notably, L4Org stole a map away from Fnatic and the tournament semi-finalists Ninjas in Pyjamas.

So even though LookingForOrg couldn’t produce an upset run, they have captured the hearts of the European CS:GO fans, who will get another chance to cheer for the Aussies during the Asia-Pacific RMR.

Two Tickets On The Table

The Asia-Pacific RMR is set to run on April 15-16, and it will feature four teams from the region, who will compete for one of two tickets leading into the PGL Major Antwerp. Joining LookingForOrg on their quest for the Major ticket are TYLOO, Renegades, and IHC Esports.

The tournament will take place in Bucharest, Romania, in an offline setting, and it will feature a double-elimination bracket, with all games played as best-of-three (Bo3).

The tournament organizers have yet to reveal a full schedule for the tournament, but based on the teams attending the event, L4Org’s chances to make it out alive seem slim.

Of the four teams attending the Major qualifiers, TYLOO and Renegades are the strongest, having won the Chinese and Oceanic qualifiers, respectively. As a team from the same region, Renegades have also met with LookingForOrg twice at the end of 2021 and won both series, proving that they’re the better Australian team.

Still, while L4Org look like the third-best team of the Asia-Pacific RMR, they are just two series away from locking in a spot at the Major.

Moreover, they had European practice in March, so it’s not entirely unlikely to see them succeed and secure the Contender status for the first CS:GO Major of 2022.