DH Open Stockholm Group D synopsis

With Group D being the next group of play at DreamHack Open Stockholm, we return with a synopsis of the four teams that will be competing tomorrow: FlipSid3 Tactics, Copenhagen Wolves, CLG, and Lounge Gaming.

Today's action saw Cloud9 be the first team of eight to qualify for DreamHack Open Cluj while ROCCAT became the first team to leave the event following two best-of-three losses.

Group D will kick off next in Stockholm, which is somewhat out of order due to certain teams such as Skyred running into travel and visa delays which pushed their respective groups back.

Regardless, another team will officially qualify for the next major at DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca tomorrow, while two Group D teams will have to wait until the consolidation matches on Saturday at the Annexet Global Arena: another team will unfortunately head home tomorrow as well.


CLG are looking to make their third successful major qualification bid this year

While the full schedule for this week's games at DreamHack Open Stockholm can be found here, we continue with our attempt to briefly introduce all 16 competitors to you as well as provide short historical overviews of recent occurrences in each respective team.

We therefore turn the page and examine Group D, which features a North American challenger, a Eastern European dark horse, and two European teams that represent newer, consolidating projects in the CS:GO scene.

Ukraine FlipSid3 

FlipSid3 have been rather quiet since the team's last offline attendance, which happened to be the ESL One Cologne major. The team were unsurprisingly swept aside by EnVyUs in the first match, but then managed to take part in an upset-dismantling of mousesports on de_cbble with a 16-14 score, only to be then denied a spot in the top eight by Luminosity in a de_cbble overtime thriller (18-22).

This kind of vacillation has been the case for this team since they bid adieu to the choleric Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev; however astute observers might notice that although replacement Vadim "⁠DavCost⁠" Vasilyev is a step-down in skill, his presence as the fifth player has the team playing more cohesively and with better coordination overall.


markeloff's FlipSid3 flirt with high level play

FlipSid3 therefore continues to improve and challenge teams, and are a far way from the four-round total they put up at ESL One Katowice, a low watermark for the team. A third major qualification this year would give these Russian-Ukrainian risers another chance at glory.

Player Age Majors Attended Rating (past 3 months)
Ukraine Vladyslav "⁠bondik⁠" Nechyporchuk 22 3 1.08
Russia Georgi "⁠WorldEdit⁠" Yaskin 23 3 1.03
Russia Vadim "⁠DavCost⁠" Vasilyev 19 2 0.95
Ukraine Yegor "⁠markeloff⁠" Markelov 27 6 0.94
Ukraine Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy 28 3 0.82

Norway Copenhagen Wolves

When the old Copenhagen Wolves team folded in May due to its roster imploding, many thought the organisation would lie low and bide its time for a ripe moment to pick up another bushel of Danish talent.

The new team was certainly not of Copenhagener stock however, as the organisation managed to scoop up three Norwegian players from the former LGB team and two Swedes from the former Property lineup in the hopes of forming a Scandinavian super team.


zEVES has been seen adding Swedish spices to a Norwegian Rakfisk

Things are looking up for CPH Wolves as, at their first offline event as a team at DreamHack Open London this past weekend, the Scandinavian team managed to defeat SK Gaming, upset Gamers2 in the consolidation match, and thereby advance to the semifinals (where the team were routed by a dominant EnVyUs showing). The Wolves will look to build on this momentum come tomorrow in their opener against FlipSid3.

Player Age Majors Attended Rating (past 3 months)
Norway Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad 21 1 1.11
Sweden Simon "⁠twist⁠" Eliasson 20 3 1.10
Norway Ruben "⁠RUBINO⁠" Villarroel 21 2 1.10
Sweden Erik "⁠zende⁠" Sundeqvist 20 1 0.93
Norway Morten "⁠zEVES⁠" Vollan 24 1 0.83

United States CLG

CLG spent a long time this year being earmarked as North America's second best team, with occasional moments of brilliance such as the team's takedown of fnatic on de_mirage at the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 finals.

The team's performance at ESL One Cologne can be called an undeniable choke however, as Counter Logic Gaming lost an early lead to NiP in their opener, narrowly managed to beat eBettle (16-14 on de_mirage), and were edged out by a somewhat senile Na`Vi in the decider match.

The team returned home and at first continued their winning ways, both online over regional rivals Liquid and offline at the WinOut Championships over the Luminosity Brazilians.


jdm64 has started to step up alongside rifler tarik for CLG

A few red flags have begun to pop up for the team however. Despite the partial meaninglessness of online results, CLG were recently taken out in the third place decider of the iBP Fall Invitational by the less-experienced Conquest crew as well as failing to qualify for FACEIT Season 3 after losing to the Premier team that is ex-eLevate.

CLG will likely not want to disappoint the team's impressive lineage this year of two successful major qualification bids, especially if the newly invigorated Team Liquid with Spencer "⁠Hiko⁠" Martin manages to qualify, an outcome which would throw CLG's number-two status into serious question.

Player Age Majors Attended Rating (past 3 months)
United States Tarik "⁠tarik⁠" Celik 19 2 1.12
United States Josh "⁠jdm64⁠" Marzano 25 1 1.10
United States James "⁠hazed⁠" Cobb 26 2 1.04
United States Stephen "⁠reltuC⁠" Cutler 26 2 0.97
Canada Pujan "⁠FNS⁠" Mehta 23 2 0.96

Poland CSGOLounge

CSGOLounge, or Lounge Gaming, represent the item-trading and skin-betting giant's first foray into competitive team sponsorship. The signing is part of a broader trend of skin gambling entering the competitive scene, a move which is beginning to be challenged by some in the scene (as well as impartially discussed, as seen in your correspondent's recent article).

So much sound and fury does some injustice to the competitive array that this team brings to the table, as it is widely seen as a retooling of the Polish Gamers2 legacy who were widely seen as the second best team in Poland before eBettle rose to challenge that status.


Loord hopes to do more damage as player than coach

The old Gamers2 core did away with Mikołaj "⁠mouz⁠" Karolewski and Jacek "⁠MINISE⁠" Jeziak and brought in online-talent Oskar "⁠oskarish⁠" Stenborowski (who generally seemed more comfortable on German mix-teams before this signing) as well as 1.6 Golden-Five legend Mariusz "⁠Loord⁠" Cybulski, who has been flip-flopping between retirement and coaching Gamers2 lately.

CSGOLounge will play under their organisation's name with no issue tomorrow, as DreamHack has not ruled otherwise. However, many will brush aside the petty external politics and focus on whether this revamped Polish lineup can bring the heat against CLG in both teams' opener.

Player Age Majors Attended Rating (past 3 months)
Poland Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller 18 0 1.10
Poland Oskar "⁠oskarish⁠" Stenborowski 18 0 1.08
Poland Grzegorz "⁠SZPERO⁠" Dziamałek 24 1 1.05
Poland Paweł "⁠innocent⁠" Mocek 21 1 1.04
Poland Mariusz "⁠Loord⁠" Cybulski 28 0 0.89

Groups C and B

We will return tomorrow with the next group's synopsis, which will be Group C with Group B actually taking place on Friday, September 25th.

By the end of all four groups, four teams will already have an assured spot in the next CS:GO major at DreamHack Cluj. Four more teams will emerge from each group at the consolidation match showdown in the Annexet Global Arena on Saturday, September 26.

We will continue posting actively on Twitter and HLTV.org as the matches get underway tomorrow, and you can also avail yourself of the Group A synopsis for some bedside reading although the group itself is already done and dusted.

stich writes for HLTV.org and also posts other CS:GO thoughts to his Twitter.

Poland Oskar 'oskarish' Stenborowski
Oskar 'oskarish' Stenborowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
Poland Mariusz 'Loord' Cybulski
Mariusz 'Loord' Cybulski
Age:
34
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
291
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
190
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
185
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
320
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
Norway Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Morten 'zEVES' Vollan
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
107
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.71
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
341
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Poland Grzegorz 'SZPERO' Dziamałek
Grzegorz 'SZPERO' Dziamałek
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
271
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
246
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.64
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
178
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
334
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
295
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
258
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.61
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
308
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Erik 'zende' Sundeqvist
Erik 'zende' Sundeqvist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
175
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
146
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.71
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
34
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
363
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.72
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Josh 'jdm64' Marzano
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
137
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
United States James 'hazed' Cobb
James 'hazed' Cobb
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
180
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
276
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Russia Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
91
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
298
KPR:
0.84
DPR:
0.70
cool
2015-09-23 00:38
n1
2015-09-23 00:38
#3
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United States Hiktim
Almost
2015-09-23 00:39
csgl + cphw
2015-09-23 00:39
4 replies
#6
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Poland bot_taz
Nt Evil Poorland
2015-09-23 00:40
1 reply
#36
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Brazil hugoooo
It's Reversed Poorland!
2015-09-23 02:42
csgl wont even get 15 rounds in whole tournament m8
2015-09-23 00:41
1 reply
loord 90bomb inc
2015-09-23 00:47
clg and wolves easy
2015-09-23 00:40
new video of crying flipside players incoming
2015-09-23 00:40
F3 and cph w to advance
2015-09-23 00:41
CLG will be first after that anyone could make it through but you have to think f3 have the best chance
2015-09-23 00:42
CLG & CPH W
2015-09-23 00:43
4 replies
Agreed.
2015-09-23 00:46
+1
2015-09-23 01:37
+1
2015-09-23 10:45
rip 1-16
2015-09-23 13:18
ez oskarish
2015-09-23 00:45
clg, cpw, f3, lg
2015-09-23 00:46
Group of death
2015-09-23 00:49
bet on csgl, skins are safe.
2015-09-23 00:50
how the fuck rubino is 21, i thought he got like 26 or more
2015-09-23 00:56
1 reply
The scandinavian beard is stronk
2015-09-23 08:53
Second Flipsid3 paragraph made me google a word for only the second time in my life. Both words were from this website. Both started with 'v's and both written by stich iirc. Please put down the thesaurus- you're making me feel stupid D: I don't think CLG will make it. They'll prob get beat out by CPHW and F3. Also, why did exG2 cut their best players? Aside from Michu, of course. They kept their most inconsistent players. Every time they make a roster move it flies under the radar, at least for me. Bring back minise and mouzinho. Cut the Pokemon (Spearow).
2015-09-23 00:57
23 replies
I did an English major so yeah it just happens spontaneously when I write
2015-09-23 01:01
20 replies
#22
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Ukraine s1mple
did i step-down in skill?:(
2015-09-23 01:07
3 replies
no I'm actually saying davcost is a step-down in skill, but it reads kind of awkwardly. edit: fixed the syntax of the sentence, hopefully it makes more sense now
2015-09-23 01:19
F3 stepped down in terms of skill (as a whole team) when you were gone.
2015-09-23 01:19
sex me pls
2015-09-23 04:05
stich, I'm not bitching, but you should (maybe) a bit "retard friendly" 70% (or even more) readers here have problems with english. Not so many people speaks english natively or knows it professionaly. Your news are written great, but most of readers will not understand 1/3 of it, due to usage of uncommon words. No hate and don't ban me, plox (haha).
2015-09-23 01:57
12 replies
it's a fair point, and one I've considered before. but I do find a problem with the logic that one should limit the quality of their work due to the expectations of others. the workaround so far I've found is to stick to plain writing in news posts, and give myself more leeway in previews
2015-09-23 01:59
11 replies
Doing a work the best possible is one thing, but second thing is who you do it. You can't install a do-it-yourself Linux to a notebook of somebody who could barely type google.com in browser. This web is not only for english-talking people from english-talking countries and you are also not typing in a historical everywhere-accepted doctor newspaper. I don't say your articles or news are bad or something like that, they are enjoy for me to read, but people with weaker english will not understand most of what you wrote. My tiny (just by a reader's point of view) reconmendation is to use less uncommon words for people with weaker english (like synopsis, vacillation, invigorated and others). If you continue writing articles as you are writing them now, I will be perfectly fine with it, but others will maybe dislike them.
2015-09-23 03:57
8 replies
thanks for the thorough reply, and no fear my friend, I am no bannerino. I always take other opinions into consideration in my line of work, even stuff like "you're shit" so interesting to have this well-reasoned line of debate
2015-09-23 04:19
2 replies
With intelligent people I'm trying to be normal aswell, with idiots I'm dumb. :)
2015-09-23 04:21
Just to add an opinion - my english is definitely not 100%, but I enjoy your articles way more than those of other authors. The need to google (and therefore learn) some new words is an enriching experience for me. Thank you for it! :)
2015-09-23 09:37
Whoever is installing linux himself when he can't type google.com shouldn't even get the fucking CD or w/e you install it from when they're fucking clueless. It's good he uses such "uncommon" words which means that he isn't using some words too much and ending up repeating himself again and again. You shouldn't be reading CSGO news in the first place if you don't understand shit.
2015-09-23 15:06
4 replies
I'm not talking about myself (I have no problem with english language), I'm talking about others. And the linux part was just an example.
2015-09-23 16:09
3 replies
Well that's a pretty fucking awful example, I'm positive someone who knows shitall about the Operation Systems, would even try installing something on a PC.
2015-09-23 17:09
2 replies
Okay Mr. Genius.
2015-09-23 17:35
1 reply
Didn't even say it, but I'll take it.
2015-09-23 17:48
I'd still rather read this than Nicomachean Ethics right now :) Besides, this way people will improve their English vocabulary!
2015-09-23 04:55
There's definitely a balance here to be reached, which I guess is what tabloid newspapers have to go for. Writing for a particular target audience is a great skill to have. I don't think the quality of your work would suffer by dropping a few of the less common words. That said, I once again thoroughly enjoyed your preview and your workaround sounds like a good compromise.
2015-09-23 04:56
Loord hopes to do more damange as player than coach
2015-09-23 12:09
2 replies
yeah dude he hopes to train in "da manger" :D thanks for that
2015-09-23 19:57
1 reply
I'm positive that you should've left that in now that you said something like that.
2015-09-23 22:16
Most fights in team were because of minise & mouz, mouz was kicked first after ex-g2 lose against some mix polish team, sth with him playing too individual not cooperating with team, not sure about minise though, he's kind of toxic i think and maybe it was a reason.
2015-09-23 01:26
Its okay, I saw some americans on hltv that dont difference between than and then
2015-10-06 18:47
ez markeloff
2015-09-23 00:58
Loord, majors attended: 0 Kappa
2015-09-23 01:21
2 replies
#37
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Brazil hugoooo
All 1.6 experiences were forgoten here on HLTV.org. Everything is strictly related to CS:GO, only.
2015-09-23 02:46
1 reply
I feel you bro, ESWC and MiBR ;)
2015-09-23 17:57
FLIPSID3 GOGOGO
2015-09-23 01:51
Group D? You mean group B?!?!?!?!
2015-09-23 01:51
2 replies
Nope, D is tomorrow. If you read the article (hint: second paragraph) you'd know why.
2015-09-23 02:03
1 reply
lol tl;dr text is longer than qu'ran
2015-09-23 02:27
Stich is the best writer on hltv, I really appreciate the use of sophisticated vocabulary.
2015-09-23 02:40
Most likely CLG will be first, but these four teams are pretty much at the same level. Toss up really.
2015-09-23 02:49
believe in lounge.gg!
2015-09-23 03:07
I'm rooting for clg but whatever can happen.
2015-09-23 03:53
#48
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
no predictions on how the group will play out? i'm dissapoint
2015-09-23 05:48
csgolounge and clg has the best % advancing
2015-09-23 06:00
stich ftw as usual
2015-09-23 06:04
CLG & cphw br
2015-09-23 08:54
markeloff still nomoti and drinking?
2015-09-23 09:38
cphw & F3
2015-09-23 14:29
I went all-in CLG. I don't think that CSGL have any chance at all.
2015-09-23 14:53
#68
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Portugal maguire
stich you're a fucking god
2015-09-23 15:55
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