DreamHack Summer 2017 – Day One Recap
DreamHack Summer 2017 started off with a bang as Immortals upset their big brothers and Counter Logic Gaming outlast the hometown heroes.
de_Cobble – 16:9 (8:7, 8:2)
The event kicked off with a match between SK Gaming, who are arguably the best team in the world and Team Singularity, an unknown, underdog team from Denmark. SK Gaming started on the CT side and picked up the pistol round as well as the following two anti-eco rounds. Starting with the fourth round, Team Singularity started putting a string of rounds together, taking the lead with a 3:6 score line. However, the Brazilians stroke back and ended the first half with one round lead, 8:7.
The second half started well for the Danes, for they won the pistol round. Unfortunately, they lost the subsequent anti-eco and lost their advantage to the Brazilians. Even when Team Singularity found advantages, SK Gaming cancelled it all with insane plays like Marcelo “
de_Cobble – 6:16 (5:10, 1:6)
mousesports and Immortals faced off to fight for the Group A winners match spot. Immortals started strong on the CT side with the pistol round win. In the first gun round, mousesports found their first round win and started building their momentum. But it was cut short after only three rounds. Afterwards, not much went the way of mouz as the half ended with 5:10 score in favour of the Brazilians.
The second half started with a glimmer of hope for mouz but, like how it was for the map thus far, mouz’s play was countered by Immortals and the map ended with 6:16 score. Vito “
de_Cache – 10:16 (4:11, 6:5)
The Brazilian brawl for the semi-finals spot started with Immortals on the T side and SK Gaming of the CT Side. Immortals started well with the pistol round win, which lead to a 0:4 lead. SK Gaming were able to pick up the fifth round but the underdog Brazilians bounced right back and stretched the lead to 1:11. The big dogs of SK Gaming were only able to scoop out three more rounds and the first half ended with 4:11.
SK Gaming started the second half on a good foot and brought the score to 10:12, thanks to the efforts of Marcelo “
de_Overpass – 16:19 (9:6, 6:9, OT1 1:4)
Gambit took the early lead with a pistol round win on the CT side. They seemed to be in good form after being on a hiatus for over a month, as they ended the first half with 9:6.
Counter Logic Gaming put a great fight against the CIS team in the second half as Ricardo “
In overtime, CLG continued to bring their A game while Gambit seemed to crumble. Ultimately, CLG took the map win and a spot in the Group B winners match.
de_Mirage – 16:12 (8:7, 8:5)
Fnatic commenced their first match in front of their home crowd against the North American superstars, Cloud9. Though the pistol round went the way of the Swedes, the first half turned out to be a back-and-forth brawl. A melee between the two teams which resulted in Robin “
The second half, however, was under the control of the Swedes and they took their first win in the tournament.
de_Train – 31:28 (4:11, 11:4, OT1 3:3, OT2 3:3, OT3 3:3, OT4 3:3, OT5 4:1)
The Group B winners match started with Fnatic on the T side. The pistol round was a brawl but thanks to an incredible clutch by Freddy “
In the second half, Kenneth “
CLG started the overtime with a clean sweep in the first half, which was largely credited to a hero post-plant hold by Pujan “FNS” Mehta. After winning the fourth round of the first overtime, Fnatic sat in a 3v5 disadvantage. It seemed like it was over for the Swedes but Olof “
Just like how this entire game was, the tug of war continued between Fnatic and Counter Logic Gaming in the third overtime. But before I knew it, it was time for fourth. CLG took the first two rounds of the fourth OT but the third round was for Fnatic, as Jesper “
Reminiscent of the first overtime, CLG had a clean sweep in the first half of OT5. But this time, Fnatic weren’t able to clean sweep on their side too and CLG ultimately ran away with the win and the playoffs spot.
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Source: GosuGamers CS:GO