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Team Liquid, Tempo Storm, and CLG are the three North American teams who have secured spots at DreamHack Masters Malmö via the North American closed qualifier bracket.
The $250,000 DreamHack Masters Malmö event taking place from April 12-17 in Sweden's third largest city will see eight invited teams (most of whom fall into our top eight Global Ranking) battle with eight who have advanced via four separate regional qualifiers, two for Europe and one apiece for North America and Asia.
The North American qualifier for DreamHack Masters Malmö similarly featured eight invited teams such as Cloud9, Liquid, and Renegades battling eight teams coming from an open qualifier for three spots to the Swedish tournament.
The single elimination, best-of-three bracket saw the likes of Echo Fox, Splyce, NRG, and OpTic drop out by the round of eight, with the latter two teams playing close games against Cloud9 and Tempo Storm respectively.
The first decider game to take place was between North American rivals Liquid and CLG with the former team sporting their newfound addition Kenneth "koosta" Suen as well as the talk-of-the-town in Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev.
The series was a complete blowout as Liquid dismantled CLG 16-1 on de_mirage and 16-4 on de_dust2.
The second semifinal was a repeat of the IEM Katowice North American qualifier final as Cloud9 and Tempo Storm dueled for a slot; the Brazilian team clinched de_inferno 16-8 whereas Cloud9 took de_train 16-10.
The final map saw Tempo Storm overwhelming Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert and his men on their T-side as they finished the first half up 12-3 however a minor attempt at a comeback by Cloud9 did give the Brazilians a moment's hesitation before they closed out de_dust2 16-8.
CLG and Cloud9 then locked horns in the third place decider to settle which team would be the third and final to represent North America in Malmö.
Despite a sluggish start on de_cache, CLG put up a defensive wall on their CT side and took the map 16-12. The second map of de_cbble was also a story of CLG's strong defensive game as Stephen "reltuC" Cutler & co. took the map 16-3 off of the back of a 12-3 CT side.
The current list of teams who will attend DreamHack Masters Malmö is:
|fnatic||Astralis||Liquid||EU Qualifier #1|
|NiP||Virtus.pro||Tempo Storm||EU Qualifier #1|
|EnVyUs||Natus Vincere||CLG||EU Qualifier #2|
|Luminosity||FaZe||Asian Qualifier||EU Qualifier #2|
The next qualifier will be the first European qualifier which will run from March 12-13.
stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter
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My son is a large LG and Fnatic fan so he will bring his mousepads and hope they the teams will sign them.
Damn im excited, also cool that freak isn't coming
strangle yourself with that lusekofta no-scene
i was here before you
but i've been here since 1976.
Oil money not paying for school or just retarded like country hero Breivik
So please crawl back to your moms basement and the pissbuckets.
I will tell my son he cant have fun because Breivik told him not to.
No attention from mom, no attention from girls, no attention from dad.
Hey i know, i can get attention from being edgy on hltv. Totally original and cool af. People will love me.
They might not win the bo3 against the EU teams, but they will make a dent and become stronger.
Im just worried that these wins TS had will get to their heads and think that they are the best in the world and when they meet some real competition and lose they will tilt.
Please LG. You need to prepare them for eu and not let them become divas because they own the US teams. They need to be on their A game in europe and not tilt if they lose.
Ayy lmao ? Based on what?
too bad they can't even qualify for any LAN event
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Basically they know NA is only adoor to EU, and they are aware that EU is in another level.
Liquid vs RNG , 16-10,16-13
RNG loose and get kicked out with no chance
Liquid vs CLG , 16-1,16-4
CLG loose and get a second chance
HOW IS THIS FAIR TO RNG WHEN THEY ARE VS THE BEST NA TEAM :(
poor RNG, they have the worst luck!!
There group for the MLG major has Cloud9, Dignitas and Gambit,
How is that not unlucky,
Also kinda funny how quickly gob b forms mediocre players to a decent team. They're improving rapidly.
when tf did this happen?
2 spots 250k tournament missed. They need IGL
in NA right now! damn what a downhill!
Sidenote: Valve's shit rule that fucks up Liquid's chances for Columbus makes Malmo so much more exciting for TL.
Really expected c9 to beat clg
Althoug both are playing very poorly, CLG was just becoming a meme. Surprising result