The MongolZ Clinch Victory in ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2023

Author: Kalyan Ganguli


Published at: 10 Feb 2024

The ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2023 tournament concluded with The MongolZ emerging as champions after a weekend packed with thrilling CS2 matches among Asia’s top teams.

Returning to LAN after a two-year hiatus, this edition of the tournament marked a significant milestone as it took place in front of a live audience for the first time in eight years, creating an electrifying atmosphere. The enthusiastic crowd, predominantly supporting Chinese teams like TYLOO, Lynn Vision Gaming, and E9 Esports, added to the excitement of the event.

The final day showcased intense matches, including two semifinals followed by the grand final, ultimately won by The MongolZ.

The clash between The MongolZ and Lynn Vision Gaming in the grand finals was highly anticipated, with both teams displaying remarkable performances throughout the weekend, securing their spots in the finals after dominating their respective groups.

Lynn Vision Gaming, led by their experienced Chinese lineup, delivered impressive victories during the group stage, securing the top spot in Group B with convincing wins over NCTDK and NKT. Their semifinal triumph against TYLOO further solidified their position in the grand finals.

On the other hand, The MongolZ, featuring a complete Mongolian roster, showcased resilience and determination, particularly in their nail-biting match against TYLOO, which set a LAN record for the longest CS2 match lasting 54 rounds.

In the grand finals, The MongolZ demonstrated their prowess by clinching consecutive map victories, sealing their victory over Lynn Vision Gaming with a clean 2-0 sweep. Despite a spirited performance from LVG, The MongolZ remained composed and emerged triumphant, claiming the championship title and a prize purse of $25,000 USD.

The tournament witnessed top-tier competition from eight elite teams representing six countries across Asia, setting the stage for an exciting competitive season ahead. As the region’s competitive circuit kicks off, anticipation mounts for the upcoming seasons of ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND, promising more thrilling matchups and intense action in the future.