Natus Vincere have been crowned DreamHack Winter 2010 champions following their victory over mTw.
The Grand Final commenced on de_inferno, witnessing a mixed start with both teams collecting rounds one after each other. However, it would be the Ukrainians who gained some ground in order to post a half-time lead of 9-6 as CT.
As second half began, Natus Vincere stepped up their game and were able to close down the first map after scoring seven consecutive rounds, producing the score 16-6.
Moving on to de_train, mTw started out the brightest and managed to keep Na´Vi under control during the five first rounds as CT, but the WCG 2010 winners counterattacked and tied them up at 7-7, concludingly 8-7 in favor of Na´Vi.
Following the side switch, it was now when Natus Vincere made things count, as they claimed a total of eight rounds, to mTw's four, leaving them the winners of DreamHack Winter 2010.
DreamHack Winter 2010 final standings:
1. - Natus Vincere - $14,100 + KVD gift card worth $14,100
2. - mTw - $4,250
3. - Lions - $2,800
4. - Frag eXecutors
Stay tuned to HLTV.org as we still have more content to push out before we can officially end our coverage of the Swedish event.
SK 2003 and fnatic 2009 have not won a single ESWC or WCG (the biggest tournaments at the time) and Na´Vi got both and a bunch of mayor ones in the first year together, that is just insane.
I hope they get invited and end winning the Kode5 to finish the year increasing their record.
the most successful team of all times is still the old SK team because in that time they couldn't be beaten (a whole year).
Nowadays it's a diffent story.
Post edited 2010-11-28 07:25:41
Still, I consider that the best team to ever grace the CS scene and the most successful is the 2006-2009 fnatic because it placed top3 of virtually every tournament it competed in for four years straight (like 80 or 85%) and THIS is something incredible too.
about fnatic i agree with u too. it's like NEO best player of the decade, but no one the best atm. every single tournament we can saw different unreal moments and players. one time starix > get_right, second - SIXER > markeloff etc.
well, its the same as GTR and he doesnt lose so many easy situations, he can play with his teammates without having to camp in his site waiting for kills as GTR do.
What I mean is that GTR is obviously not a teamplayer, just a guy that kills a lot.
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Post edited 2010-11-28 00:20:41
I think they also set a new record in money winnings!
2010 truly yours!!!
Post edited 2010-11-28 00:45:20
EPS Nordic is a tournament 4 Nordic countries only!
Post edited 2010-11-28 00:21:29
and 4th nothing bad price distribution
Sorry for posting wrong imformation ^^
The first fnatic.cs lineup was digital, Magix, MegatoN, solido, zaffe.
Post edited 2010-11-28 16:47:54
Still delpan vs markeloff. I don't know, I don't watch markeloff's gameplay except when he play against sk gaming and I can't jugde him from a few matches :)
HLTV.org sat down with fnatic captain Patrik "cArn" Sättermon...
As for SK, I think they will forever be inconsistent until the 'holy trinity' retires.
Post edited 2010-11-28 00:31:14
mTw: minet, trace, arcadion, zonic, karrigan (Reason: ave is a really good player and under rated but since arcadion basically took most of his role, a strong fragger like karrigan can really help)
SK: Same except exchanging walle with a player like Delpan (Reason: walle is decent but for the role of awper it would be better if someone more consistent joined, since the role of caller has been changed to Robban)
fnatic: Same but they could use a more consistent awper,(Reason: generally they've been making forest awp when DSN has a bad day, which has become more often than usual)
mTw is far more consistent because they have, imo, the best teamplay out of all. Their flashes/counter flashes are perfectly timed, smooth rotations, etc. Basically almost everything if not everything they do is a collective effort. They work as a unit.
Na`vi on the other hand has the best of both worlds. Obviously their team play isn't as great as mTw yet, but they have individual players that can make up for it.
Post edited 2010-11-28 01:28:20
In the match mTw vs Na'vi, mTw did quite well in tactics but Na'vi did quite well in counting those tactics which led them to out aiming them.
Just my opinion of course :P
They had to face fnatic, FX, and mTw for the gold.
the first one receives 14k e the second one only 4k-.-
and the fourth one receives nothing...
They convincingly beat other 3 of the top4 teams for the tournament and at no point got outplayed at all... Very dominant performance. GG.
Probably they won't be in proper shape after such a long break.
Might be a better chance for others to prepare.....
I hope something strange is going to happen in next year!
What you have achieved this year, is without doubt, the most impressive performance ever by any team, in Counter-Strike's 11 year old historybooks. (Atleast if you ask me)
SK 2004, mTw 2008 & fnatic 2009 were all great teams, and all of them delivered great and memorable results, but NaVi 2010, will be first at my list for sure!
Nerdiness finally paying off for them xD
please can anyone explain what is KVD gift card ?
Don't realy understand Swedish but I guess it's about actioning/selling lots of stuff.
Checked it from google :)
Post edited 2010-11-28 00:57:29
NaVi is on another level, lets see what 2011 has prepared for cs 1.6
Can someone from Sweden please explain in English what carn and gux where telling each other at 1:30 - 2:10. Thanks in advance..
cArn yellas noobs when they win second map and at the end, some angry fnatic fanboi screams at navi pig and be more lucky hahah
Post edited 2010-11-28 03:35:18
Good job hltv.org great coverage.
u cant compare the 2003-2004 sk with any 2010 team ..thats just retarded in 2003 u had like 3-4 tournament , now u got 15 ......
yes navi have won the biggest tournaments of the years ...but today pretty much all the top teams can beat eachother on a good day ....
Also want to send a huge respect for danish boys - you deserved to play in the final. And if's not Na'Vi i hope you'll take the 1 place in the next championship intelligent calm guys from mTw!)
And again congrats Na'Vi, a team from Ukraine.
SK 2003: $171,642
fnatic 2009: $175,622
Na`Vi 2010: $215,573
(source: mymYm.com & SK-gaming.com)
Congratz to them
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10th of 4810 :(
too bad that it didnt open on before the b03 matches like it said, i would probably go top5 then :/
Na'vi is to much confident i dnt like it ;/
Zeus face in final was great, that was sth like hmm eat lemon or somebody hit her sister... rage in eyes
Makes me think of ukraine like i always did, unmannerd ppl who steal cars..
haha nice joke :)
they all are perfect players, and dsn plays his solid game almost every game.
Their problem is Tactics, because they just play so low tactics based game compared to na vi, mTw, FX.
They should definetely work on it..
they cant just play half way aim based and half way tactic based game...
in 2009 they played different style, rushing around and giving some shots..now they are walking and walking
Ukraine <3 !
Edit: Its 5-3 to fnatic in matches between them and Navi this year, but Navi is the better team for sure. They win against everybody else, while fnatic is a little bit inconsistent.
Post edited 2010-11-28 15:42:53
5-3 matches because fnatic win few times BO1
According to my calculations:
1-0 EM Continental ( fnatic win 2-0 ) score 2-0
1-1 EM Global ( na´vi win 2-0 ) score 2-2
2-1 Arbalet Bo4 ( fnatic win 3-2) score 5-4
3-1 Arbalet Cup Europe ( fnatic win 2-1) score 7-5
3-2 ESWC ( navi win 2-0) score 7-7
4-2 Gamegune ( fnatic win 1-0) score 8-7
5-2 Shanghai ( fnatic win 2-1) score 10-8
5-3 Dreamhack winter ( navi win 2-1) 11-10
That makes fnatic won 11 maps and na´vi 10.
I doubled checked, though if i have a mistake let me know.
Post edited 2010-11-28 23:51:43
wtf?? 0_0 navi lose to mousesports 2-1
I have a mistake; fnatic won 16-14 in a groupstage match. So it actually makes 10-10 in maps. But don´t worry i´m not trying to say fnatic is better or anything. Na´vi is the best team of 2010, period :) I´m still glad that the best team of 2009 was the only team who has a good record against na´vi.
Post edited 2010-11-29 00:08:54
navi was already won tournament, but fnatic still had places to fight.
and why u even count their meeting results? Who cares them if NaVi win most of big tournaments of year and fnatic doesnt. NaVi is team of year and best team of all times when it comes to skill level. End of discussion.
Or do u think that old eoL or SK.swe2003 could have dominated like that if NaVi was around back then? Just watch some old demos where they play and u see how lowskilled they are compared to nowadays teams and their opponents were even more terrible to compared nowadays teams.
CS skill level get higher and higher year by year and in 2010 it is @ highest point so far and NaVi dominated. They simple are the best (and with that i mean SKILL LEVEL, not dominating time) team of all time.
And its also funny that some people think that fnatic had became bad and isnt what they used to be. Those people simple dont realize that clear fact that other teams are getting better and better
navi was already won tournament, but fnatic still had places to fight."
Yes, i am aware of that.
"and why u even count their meeting results? Who cares them if NaVi win most of big tournaments of year and fnatic doesnt. NaVi is team of year and best team of all times when it comes to skill level. End of discussion."
I don´t care. I was just stating the facts. I know it doesn´t matter. As i said in my previous post, na´vi is the best team of 2010. Why did you even reply me? That´s what i said ?...
"Or do u think that old eoL or SK.swe2003 could have dominated like that if NaVi was around back then? Just watch some old demos where they play and u see how lowskilled they are compared to nowadays teams and their opponents were even more terrible to compared nowadays teams. "
No i don´t think eol or SK.Swe had a chance against Na´vi, in fact i think if na´vi would play really serious every round - sk.swe or eol would lose 2-0 ( 16-0 each map ).
"And its also funny that some people think that fnatic had became bad and isnt what they used to be. Those people simple dont realize that clear fact that other teams are getting better and better"
If you think this is funny then i´m afraid you have a really bad sense of humour. I´m aware of the fact that the teams are getting better and better every year, but you can´t also deny the fact that fnatic has been playing bad.
sad for mTw tho..they lost second time against navi in a final... !!