Gambit 2-0 Renegades to win DHW
Gambit have become the DreamHack ZOWIE Open Winter champions following a 2-0 win over Renegades (Nuke 16-12, Cobblestone 16-10).
With a powerful attack to lower through ramp, Gambit got off to a flying 4-0 start on Nuke before Renegades responded. The Australians only got two rounds on the board however, while Gambit took over once more, breaking their opponents economy over and over until it was 9-2.
The first map looked firmly in the hands of Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov and company once they also clinched the second pistol round, but a forcebuy win gave Renegades a lifeline. They managed to win six out of the following seven rounds to get to double digits, though doubles from Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko and Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov secured map point for Gambit.
The trio from Kazakhstan ruled on Nuke
Three kills from Dosia as well as a 1v1 gave Gambit the pistol round on Cobblestone, where they began on the CT side. A double from Hobbit and Dosia's triple in two of the first three gunrounds pushed the CIS side to 4-1, but Renegades quickly equalized the score.
When the pistol round and the first gunround also went Gambit's way comfortably, the Australians had little to no hope in the match as they were trailing 5-14. Renegades managed to get a few gunrounds and anti-ecos but ultimately couldn't come back as Gambit celebrated the victory at 16-10.
K - D
Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO
45 - 39
Yaman 'yam' Ergenekonyam
36 - 40
Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh
30 - 43
Justin 'jks' Savagejks
26 - 43
Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR
22 - 44
DreamHack ZOWIE Open Winter final standings: