EnVyUs win DreamHack Open London
EnVyUs have won $20,000 and first place in the grand final of DreamHack Open London, defeating TSM 2-0 (16-13 on de_dust2 and 16-13 on de_inferno).
With the two expected finalists of EnVyUs and TSM reaching the grand final of DreamHack Open London, the map veto came down to the following maps for the late evening showdown in London: de_dust2, de_inferno, and de_mirage.
The beginning of de_dust2 was a tit-for-tat matter with both teams exchanging blows: Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen used excellent crouch-play at the back of B platform to help TSM win the pistol round whereas Kenny "kennyS" Schrub won a crucial one-on-three in the third round to give EnVyUs much needed momentum.
The Frenchmen notched up a promising lead by the end of the first half, after playing multiple rounds in their signature loose and aggressive style; the half ended 9-6 for nV.
EnVyUs continue to dominate against TSM in head-to-head matches
The second pistol round saw Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey get an ace but still be unable to stop the bomb from exploding in time, which gave TSM both pistols of the match and allowed them to drive the score to 9-9.
TSM kept up the pressure, with Nicolai "device" Reedtz winning another important one-versus-one against nV leader Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer on the 20th round, using a smart pop flash to drop into CT spawn and take out the fortified Frenchman.
EnVyUs then turned up the heat, winning an eco round, and the deciding moment of the match ocurred when kioShiMa won a one-versus-two at 14-12 for nV, sticking a defuse inside of a fire patch and managing to defuse the bomb with 3 HP left. EnVyUs picked up de_dust2 with a 16-13 victory.
kennyS reappeared at the end of de_inferno
On de_inferno, EnVyUs opened up the map with a characteristic aggressive T-side pistol and picked up the round win. TSM began to rally with much-needed CT rounds, going up to a respectable 7-3 scoreline before the Frenchmen began to hard-counter Finn "karrigan" Andersen's defensive set-ups. nV finished their T-half in the lead at 8-7.
The game only continued to grow in intensity in the second half, with EnVyUs winning the pistol convincingly, only to be eco'ed by TSM, and then to have that reversed by a deagle ace by nV's captain Happy, one of the most highlight-worthy plays in recent memory.
TSM showcased great mental fortitude after such humiliation however, and began to pull ahead again, this time moving up to an 13-10 scoreline which forced the Frenchmen to call a timeout.
This time EnVyUs answered in kind yet again, with star kennyS first picking up a rifle ace and then switching to the AWP in the next round and hitting three lightning fast shots as if showcasing nV's rising chances at winning the map. At 13-13, both teams brought the round to a close two-on-two, which EnVyUs won and which gave TSM a final gunround to try and equalise.
With kennyS still hitting noscope shots and failing to miss, TSM were unable to gain a single round after 13, and EnVyUs won the map 16-13 on de_inferno, not dropping a single map in the tournament.
DreamHack Open London 2015 final standings:
1. EnVyUs - $20,000
2. TSM - $6,000
3-4. dignitas - $3,000
3-4. CPH Wolves - $3,000
5-6. G2.Kinguin - $2,000
5-6. EZskins.com - $2,000
7-8. SK Gaming - $2,000
7-8. Renegades - $2,000