TSM to DH London final over dignitas
TSM are through to the DreamHack Open London grand final after moving past Danish rivals dignitas 2-0 (16-6 on de_mirage and 16-14 on de_overpass).
The play-off stage of DreamHack Open London kicked off with a Danish showdown between Team SoloMid and dignitas. Finn "karrigan" Andersen's side came into this best-of-three series as strong favourites and they managed to living up to that billing, moving past their fellow countrymen on just two maps.
The opening map of the series was de_mirage, where dignitas came out the livelier of the two teams, storming to a 3-0 lead. TSM then picked up their first round of the game after locking down the A site and followed it up with two more rounds thanks to successful retakes.
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche put his team back in the lead after winning a 1vs1 situation in the A site with a flick AWP shot, but dignitas' economy was ruined right after as they were caught off-guard by TSM's CZs. That ended up being the turning point of the half as TSM took control of proceedings to finish the half up 10-5.
TSM, who were now playing on the Terrorist side, picked up where they had left off and continued in the driving seat, conceding just one round before sealing a 16-6 triumph.
TSM move on to the grand final
Next up was de_overpass, which followed the trend of the first map during the early stages as TSM stormed to an impressive 7-2 lead. dignitas then finally managed to find their feet, which, coupled with some questionable force buys from TSM, put the scoreline at 8-7 in favour of karrigan's men at the end of the half.
TSM won the pistol round and the following anti-eco, but dignitas struck back in the third round to keep themselves in the race. dignitas then brought the scoreline to 14-11, but then TSM woke up and started their finaly push to seal a 16-14 victory that takes them through to the grand final.
K - D
René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb
41 - 32
Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x
45 - 35
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh
41 - 34
Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice
35 - 30
Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan
36 - 38