dignitas, Ancient to DH Malmo

dignitas and Ancient are the final two teams to attend DreamHack Masters Malmö next month after achieving victories over AGG and CPH Wolves respectively in the second European closed qualifier.

Another sixteen teams came into a second European closed qualifier gauntlet to try and secure the final two spots to the $250,000 DreamHack Masters Malmö tournament that will run from April 12-17.

With the format being a single elimination, best-of-three bracket, a few upsets did occur such as AGG taking down SK in the quarter-finals and Markus "pronax" Wallsten's Ancient bringing down FlipSid3 in their respective game.


pronax's Ancient qualify for DH Malmo 

By far the biggest upset however was Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen & co. of CPH Wolves bringing down G2 in a quarter-final match that went down to the wire.

In the first qualifying semifinal however, the Danish wolves were no match for the Swedes of Ancient as Andreas "znajder" Lindberg put in a dominant performance across two maps, with Ancient winning 16-3 on de_train and 16-11 on de_overpass.

 Ancient K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindbergznajder 49 - 14 +35 104.4 1.79
Sweden Mathias 'pauf' Köhlerpauf 38 - 24 +14 91.4 1.38
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 34 - 30 +4 82.7 1.17
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 32 - 27 +5 80.0 1.12
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 25 - 28 -3 56.6 0.91
 CPH Wolves K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Martin 'PERCY' WesselPERCY 37 - 36 +1 86.1 1.06
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 27 - 36 -9 62.2 0.87
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 22 - 33 -11 58.7 0.80
Denmark Danni 'smF' DygsmF 23 - 36 -13 70.6 0.73
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' PetersenHUNDEN 13 - 37 -24 41.9 0.49

Fans of close Counter-Strike games were therefore in for more of a treat in the second qualifying semifinal, as AGG at first appeared poised to continue a tournament-long streak of solid play by winning the first map of de_train against Dignitas with a score of 16-3.

The Danes, led by a strong effort via Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye, rallied on the final two maps however and ultimately walked away as victors, winning de_mirage 16-10 and de_cbble 16-8.

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 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 74 - 56 +18 75.4 1.20
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo 72 - 66 +6 88.9 1.20
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' RichterSpiidi 66 - 54 +12 78.9 1.17
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 69 - 66 +3 85.9 1.14
Germany Denis 'denis' Howelldenis 46 - 69 -23 54.6 0.76
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 77 - 69 +8 90.5 1.17
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 66 - 62 +4 79.1 1.10
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 67 - 70 -3 69.4 0.98
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 54 - 61 -7 66.9 0.94
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 46 - 65 -19 53.3 0.73

 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 65 - 43 +22 99.5 1.49
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 54 - 47 +7 83.2 1.18
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 46 - 53 -7 85.4 1.04
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 47 - 48 -1 66.6 0.95
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 35 - 57 -22 58.7 0.79
 AGG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowiczrallen 66 - 40 +26 97.9 1.42
Poland Damian 'Furlan' KislowskiFurlan 58 - 55 +3 93.4 1.17
Poland Bartosz 'Hyper' WolnyHyper 50 - 43 +7 74.7 1.06
Poland Dominik 'GruBy' SwiderskiGruBy 42 - 55 -13 59.9 0.80
Poland Karol 'repo' Cybulskirepo 32 - 54 -22 60.5 0.69

The final list for the event in Sweden's third largest city therefore looks as follows:

Sweden fnatic Denmark Astralis United States Liquid Poland CSGL
Sweden NiP Poland Virtus.pro Brazil Tempo Storm Germany mousesports
France Envy CIS Natus Vincere United States CLG Sweden Ancient
Brazil Luminosity Europe FaZe China TYLOO Denmark Dignitas

DreamHack Masters Malmö will go live from April 12-17 and feature 16 teams from across the globe competing for a share of a $250,000 prize purse.

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Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Andreas 'znajder' Lindberg
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1026
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1324
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1519
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
#1
France qaLa 
Go Ancieeeeeent <3
2016-03-20 21:56
Where ENCE ?
2016-03-20 23:44
#71
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Other anarh1st47 
in FINLAND
2016-03-21 00:27
#94
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Portugal dracø 
they got rekt by ancient in this qualifier
2016-03-21 03:20
Not possible I was told that ENCE is already top10 team
2016-03-21 12:40
#141
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Portugal dracø 
top 5, it was a big underdog win for ancient.. probably they used hacks :(
2016-03-21 15:22
They lost earlier
2016-03-21 05:21
Not expected
2016-03-20 21:56
#17
France qaLa 
2slow m8
2016-03-20 21:56
show mercy :(
2016-03-20 21:57
#84
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United States mmotorcycle 
yeah diggy finally getting on lan caught me surprise Kappa
2016-03-21 01:17
i think cloud 9 is better the dignites so they should be qulifier! (IMO)
2016-03-21 01:33
youre missing a kappa
2016-03-21 09:47
1
2016-03-20 21:56
#5
Finland Arcse 
ez
2016-03-20 21:56
#6
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Denmark LnDcsgo 
y
2016-03-20 21:56
n1
2016-03-20 21:56
#9
Twistzz | 
Russia raintnt 
1
2016-03-20 21:56
ancient top10?
2016-03-20 21:56
P R O N A X B O Y S
2016-03-20 21:56
HUNDEN 13-37
2016-03-20 21:56
#97
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India Ad1_KaM 
Illuminati
2016-03-21 03:48
sad that virtus.scrub get an invite over g2 :/
2016-03-20 21:56
#20
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Czech Republic exi77 
G2 cant even qualify xD
2016-03-20 21:57
neither can HR xD
2016-03-20 21:58
#54
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Czech Republic exi77 
But we are not talking about HR. You said that G2 should replace VP, but tell me reason, G2 cant even beat tier 3-4 teams
2016-03-20 22:36
thats true, shameful to lose to bad teams
2016-03-20 22:40
Neither VP can beat them.
2016-03-21 04:11
somebody felt offended haha
2016-03-21 01:11
#59
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Greenland LilPeep 
Pretty sure VP wouldn't qualify either
2016-03-20 23:09
G2 lost
2016-03-21 05:22
because they are not a legends team in the major. very simple. you know that.
2016-03-21 05:49
n1
2016-03-20 21:56
HUNDEN 13-37 GOD
2016-03-20 21:56
#29
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Ireland Intrilo 
thats why he is best world
2016-03-20 22:01
#37
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Sweden wyv0 
+1
2016-03-20 22:08
best world on world
2016-03-21 12:17
That was insane
2016-03-21 02:37
Kinda underwhelming teams
2016-03-20 21:56
HOLY FK ZNAJDER
2016-03-20 21:57
#21
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Australia DabBoy 
Ez Ancient :D
2016-03-20 21:58
#22
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Spain Alser 
PRAISE PRONAX
2016-03-20 21:58
up and coming top 20, maybe top 15 team. Already better than SK, e-frag, probably Gambit and Optic (not sure as they haven't met so far) and they're right now on par with Flipsid3, imo. Huge potential with a great leader and 4 amazing fraggers, one of which is swedens biggest talent, Twist. (biggest talent, not best player)
2016-03-20 22:00
they will be top10 in a few months
2016-03-20 22:21
13-37 HUNDEN
2016-03-20 22:00
GOD HUNDEN* he did it for the fans
2016-03-20 22:14
HUNDEN 1337 FUCKING GOD
2016-03-20 22:01
Oh my LOL!
2016-03-21 07:12
Ancient played great and they have really been improving lately after a rocky start! Every player in the team is playing well so it looks promising for sure.
2016-03-20 22:01
Fnatic vs Ancient
2016-03-20 22:01
expected from hunden
2016-03-20 22:01
god hunden, WHY IN GODS NAME DO THEY EVEN PLAY WITH THIS GUY?
2016-03-20 22:03
im sad for AGG they are alwasy 1 map close to going on major and now to Malmo but they couldnt manage it:/
2016-03-20 22:04
well they aren't better than dignitas and ancient so w/e
2016-03-20 22:38
true
2016-03-21 00:28
#137
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World Vidua 
Until repo starts playing at the level of the rest of the team it won't change. He alone is to be blamed for AGG not closing 2:0 vs Dignitas.
2016-03-21 13:44
#36
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United States snack- 
a classic hunden performance. Great to see
2016-03-20 22:07
'HUNDEN' Petersen 13-37 UNDEN GOD
2016-03-20 22:11
#40
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Europe MyNameIsWho 
HUNDENLEET
2016-03-20 22:12
13-37 EXPECTED FROM OUR GOD AND SAVIOR HUNDEN
2016-03-20 22:13
#43
norcha | 
Netherlands norchaa 
coincidence? dont think so tbh
2016-03-20 22:17
#44
United Kingdom Dird 
fnatic & Ancient same group pls
2016-03-20 22:18
SWEDEN TOP 1 WORLD FUCKING EZZZZZ
2016-03-20 22:18
too ez for wesley sneijder
2016-03-20 22:20
AYEEE DIG AND ANCIENT LETS GOOOOOOO
2016-03-20 22:21
pronax&#9825;
2016-03-20 22:26
#51
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
I'm so happy for pronax :D
2016-03-20 22:32
#52
United Kingdom Mio1 
LEKR0 AND TWIST ON LAN
2016-03-20 22:35
#53
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Europe SilverPro 
PRONAX Mastermind
2016-03-20 22:36
#57
Dosia | 
World RNGJesus 
clearly, pronax too stronK
2016-03-20 22:43
#58
World xhlr 
HUNDEN LEGEND
2016-03-20 23:07
#61
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World Vori98 
Schneider omg :D:D Cant wait to see Ancient vs Fnatic *-*
2016-03-20 23:13
gratz ancient
2016-03-20 23:14
#63
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Spain StarkForce1 
God pr0nax
2016-03-20 23:14
pronax <3
2016-03-20 23:19
#65
Thorin | 
United Kingdom Areashi 
Schneider+Pronax n1
2016-03-20 23:35
#67
NAF | 
Canada ozboz 
Schneider GOD 49-14
2016-03-20 23:59
#68
mason | 
World PRQN 
hunden 13-37 PogChamp
2016-03-21 00:03
#69
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Brazil hugoooo 
So 1337
2016-03-21 00:06
#70
kennyS | 
Turkey J1T_T3R 
ancient curse
2016-03-21 00:14
Where is hunden
2016-03-21 00:29
#74
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Sweden younameit 
Im just honestly waiting untill LGB will sign these guys
2016-03-21 00:33
They dont have money for it atm. They spent it all on making NiP guys stay (same owners)
2016-03-21 05:47
+1
2016-03-21 00:35
#76
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Sweden lagcats 
I def hope Ancient will do well at DH
2016-03-21 00:36
#77
f0rest | 
Argentina gabster 
gratz markus!
2016-03-21 00:39
#78
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Finland f0pZ 
GOD HUNDEN: Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen 13-37
2016-03-21 00:42
CSGO forever the same names in every tournament, Fnatic,VP,Navi,NiP,Astralis bla bla bla hope TyLoo can make it to Malmo without visa issues and shake things up
2016-03-21 00:50
yep, same and same teams and names, boring
2016-03-21 01:08
Because its the esport with BY FAR the biggest skill ceiling. Meaning it takes the longest time and the most effort to reach the top, meaning it takes new players many many years, meaning we wont see new names truly shake things up before the game moves into a later stage of its history.
2016-03-21 05:46
#80
United States iwnl 
Lekr0 pic inc
2016-03-21 01:03
#87
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
2016-03-21 01:48
#89
United States iwnl 
hltv pic
2016-03-21 01:53
G
2016-03-21 01:06
VALVE PLEASE DO STICKER FOR THIS DreamHack... ZNAJDER STICKERS PLEASEEEEEEE *-*
2016-03-21 01:43
#90
allu | 
North America hesh 
GOD HUNDEN
2016-03-21 02:33
#92
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Taiwan SCVready 
Is pronax IGL in ancient?
2016-03-21 02:52
he is IGL GOD kreygasm
2016-03-21 03:49
#116
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Taiwan SCVready 
ty
2016-03-21 06:34
#95
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Portugal dracø 
hunden could top frag easily but his priority was to get that sweet 13-37 score. HUNDEN GOD
2016-03-21 03:25
#96
aizy | 
World icyprinc3 
looooooooool
2016-03-21 03:37
pronax ez cumback
2016-03-21 03:48
Hunden 13-37
2016-03-21 03:54
hhahahahahaahh :DDDDDDDDDDD
2016-03-21 05:21
Ancient in same group with Fnatic, I hope this :D
2016-03-21 05:20
AWESOME! Two teams I like most qualify <3
2016-03-21 05:41
#109
nukkye | 
United States yvr 
gl dignitas =]
2016-03-21 05:46
This is the most interesting team list of any event in history, imo. All teams except CSGL will be hype to watch. Better than any major. Sick. Srongest field of any tournament ever. Only G2 missing but they fucked up.
2016-03-21 05:51
#113
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Brazil hugoooo 
Yeah I also feel like CSGL doesn't belong here... G2 instead of them would be nuts.
2016-03-21 06:05
top kek
2016-03-21 06:05
HUNDEN 1337 REKT
2016-03-21 06:21
1337 Hund3n 2 sk1lled 2 h4ndle 4 4nc13n7
2016-03-21 07:09
despite their loss, rallen, furlan and hyper played pretty well. nice to see polish teams improving :)
2016-03-21 07:59
#120
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Poland DominnX26 
NT AGG. So sad :(
2016-03-21 08:09
Pornax <3
2016-03-21 09:02
Good luck tyloo
2016-03-21 09:08
#125
allu | 
Finland Fherrera 
Lets fkin go ancient!!
2016-03-21 09:18
schneider finally getting good again maybe he just needed a new name
2016-03-21 09:29
God hunden
2016-03-21 09:36
pronax still a bottom fragger
2016-03-21 10:01
1337
2016-03-21 11:38
I can just imagine the number of people in burkas at the event lmao.
2016-03-21 12:17
rallen is fallen brother, right?
2016-03-21 12:19
#139
Narken | 
Algeria narken 
expected
2016-03-21 15:02
Hunden 13-37 .. He totally went for that score as a forshadow to his greatness.
2016-03-21 15:48
group of death holy shit; fnatic, nip, envy and LG would be amazing if nip could get out of groups but will probably be LG and fnatic
2016-03-21 18:45
HUNDEN1337
2016-03-21 18:48
1337 ofc
2016-03-27 18:58
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