Yesterday, a qualifier was held at FMJ SS2 (formerly known as Clutch Gamers). This is the first of a few qualifiers that will be held around Malaysia and the first place of each qualifier will get seeded into the final 8 in WCG 2007 Malaysia Championship! The second and third place will not leave empty handed. They will receive prizes sponsored by the folks behind WCG.

I guess this is the chance for any counter-strike team in Malaysia to shine and excel because the registration fees has been waived. This is good news to some of the teams. You wont be forking extra money just to try your luck on qualifying for the final 8 and if you lose, you can still try again later at the final national qualifier.

Currently, the confirmed venue for the qualifier is;

11th August 2007 at FMJ, SS2 Petaling Jaya (FMJ won)
19th August 2007 at Winter Night, Taman Chi Liung, Klang
20th August 2007 at EXC Internet Cafe, Pudu
25 Aug 2007 at Tbun Cybercafe, Nilai
26 Aug 2007 at Tbun Cybercafe, Wangsa Maju

Regarding yesterday's event, the final match between FMJ and Hybrid was quite intense. FMJ was leading with 14-1 for the first half of the map (de_dust2). On the second half, Hybrid tried to bounce back and they managed to perform well but FMJ, champions of WCG for more than 3 times, show why they are still worthy for the title this year. They managed to clinch another 2 rounds to make the final score, 2-13 resulting to FMJ 16 - 14 Hybrid. It was a really close match. This should be a wake up call for FMJ if they are trying to win the title again this year. A lot of teams from Malaysia, especially Hybrid, are qualified enough to take down FMJ and this qualifier, Hybrid has proven why they are still among the feared teams in Malaysia. Even without hix (he went to the newly reformed, FMJ), they still managed to get 2nd and they lost the final match with only 1 round (if the score is 1-14 for the 2nd half, it will become a draw thus, they lost just by 1 round). The next qualifier will be at Winter Night, Klang. I would like to wish Hybrid and other teams joining the qualifier good luck and have fun and to FMJ, congratulations on winning the qualifier.

Source : nles (Lowyat.Net)