The new Swedish lineup of n!faculty went undefeated at DreamHack Valencia and triumphed against Clan-Mystik in the final 2-0 (16-7 on de_mirage_ce, 16-9 on de_dust2_se), thus earning a 2,500€ cheque.
While n!faculty were expected to reach the final with no major problems, Clan-Mystik were somewhat the surprise of the tournament. Initially they beat higher seeded Wizards in the group stage (twice because of a smoke re-buy caused rematch), and then they knocked out k1ck in a three-map semi-final thriller.
The final began a little before midnight per local time and a lot behind schedule, and the first map was de_mirage_ce. Even though Mystik went up 4-1, it quickly became obvious that n!faculty are the better side as they turned that into an 11-4 half time lead.
pyth was once again instrumental in n!faculty's success
They closed it off 16-7 and the match then moved onto de_dust2_se. This map seemed to be a more even battleground for these teams, as a 4-3 deficit became a 9-6 lead for the French team on their Terrorist side.
However, their defense wasn't nearly up to the task, considering they were unable to stop a single attack by the Swedish squad, therefore relatively easily relinquishing the title at their first international CS:GO event.
At the same time, German organization n!faculty will be happy with the debut of their Swedish lineup, formerly of Absolute Legends, who went undefeated in the tournament and never dropped more than 10 rounds during the process.
DreamHack Valencia 2013 final standings:
1. n!faculty - 2,500€
2. Clan-Mystik - 1,500€
3-4. Wizards - 625€
3-4. k1ck - 625€
We should receive server logs from DreamHack Valencia in the coming days and we will then add full statistics to our database. You can expect some highlight clips as well.