Titan have won the French battle over LDLC 2-0 (16-4 de_mirage, 19-15 de_cache) to win DreamHack Stockholm and $10,000.
Opening map de_mirage saw Titan jump to a quick 5-0 lead, before LDLC could get on the board. Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans's troops quickly restored monetary control though.
Up 6-1, LDLC were forced to save after an ill-advised force buy attempt, and found themselves soon trailing 1-8 as Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey failed to conver a one-on-two attempt.
A round later he succeeded at that, but once again Titan quickly won the next round to force Richard "shox" Papillon's team on a save round. LDLC trailed 2-12 before finally winning round fifteen.
Second half saw LDLC win their pistol round to keep their hopes of a comeback alive, but Titan won round two, and cruised to a 4-1, 16-4 overall victory on the opening map.
The grand final was a battle of the French
On de_cache it was LDLC's turn to jump to a 5-0 lead before Titan replied, but A quick hit towards the A bombsite gave Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt's side a commanding 7-1 lead to start map two.
Titan then got their defensive play together, and a double FAMAS kill boosted up in the A site by Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez led to him and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub splitting the opposing team next round.
After a save round LDLC's once-commanding lead was cut to 5-7, but in-game leader shox's one-on-two heroics, and a good call on a mid-to-B split got it back up to 9-5.
Final round of the half saw Titan go for a desperation buy and mid-round aggression in middle led to two kills by in-game leader Ex6TenZ, and a round to make it 6-9.
Titan tied te game up at 9-9, thanks to Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian's three Glock-18 kills in A. LDLC got a clear stop in the A site on round four, but Titan evened it up with a mid-to-B split.
kennyS had some huge plays in the grand final
LDLC's save made their once 7-1 lead a 10-14 deficit, but a desperate triple AWP setup got them the next round, before Titan forced game point with a successful A attack.
kioShiMa's team got a stop in A, and two aggressive B site pushes saw LDLC force the match into overtime, with momentum once again barely on their side.
Two B-splits got Titan the opening two rounds, and three kills by Maniac in a two-on-three made it 18-15. The game was then decided as Titan stopped LDLC's bombsite A hit for a 19-15 win.
K - D
Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS
44 - 35
Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX
44 - 34
Hovik 'KQLY' TovmassianKQLY
41 - 29
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ
37 - 27
Mathieu 'Maniac' QuiquerezManiac
37 - 36
DreamHack Stockholm final standings:
1. Titan - $10,000
2. LDLC - $5,000
3-4. fnatic - $3,500
3-4. 3DMAX - $3,500
5-6. dignitas - $2,000
5-6. NiP - $2,000
7-8. Copenhagen Wolves - $2,000
7-8. ALTERNATE - $2,000
You can find our photos from DreamHack Stockholm here. We will be adding more highlights from the tournament in the coming days.