DreamHack Leipzig 2017 Day 1 recap

The first day of DreamHack ASTRO Open Leipzig 2017 is behind us, with the favorites Heroic and FlipSid3 taking the first places in their respective groups and advancing to the playoffs.

The action in Leipzig kicked off with Heroic taking on the Swedes of qwerty. In their LAN debut, the newly formed Swedish team built around Mikail "⁠Maikelele⁠" Bill and Faruk "⁠pita⁠" Pita wasn't able to put up a fight against the Danes, falling 16-8 on Cobblestone.


Heroic were the first ones to clinch a playoff spot 

It was a similar story in the other opening match of group A, as the ESEA Global Challenge finalists LDLC dispatched of an Aleksandar "⁠jayzaR⁠" Zarkovic-less fnatic Academy with ease.

The two victorious teams moved on to the winners match on Cobblestone, which turned out to be quite a thriller. Both teams were in the lead at some point, but it was Heroic that managed to steal it back one last time, getting eight rounds in the row to win 16-13.

 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
24 - 19 +5 92.9 1.38
23 - 18 +5 75.8 1.19
18 - 15 +3 62.3 1.07
18 - 19 -1 66.7 1.05
16 - 18 -2 61.0 0.99
 LDLC K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
27 - 19 +8 92.8 1.35
20 - 17 +3 79.3 1.18
16 - 21 -5 73.4 0.91
14 - 21 -7 51.7 0.68
12 - 21 -9 44.7 0.66

Going into day 2, group A looks as follows:

Team W-L
Denmark Heroic 2-0
Europe LDLC 1-1
Sweden qwerty 0-1
Sweden fnatic Academy  0-1

In group B, we saw another team have a LAN debut - BIG. The team with notable German players such as Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz and Kevin "⁠keev⁠" Bartholomäus put up a decent showing against FlipSid3, but the Russian star Denis "⁠electronic⁠" Sharipov was too hot for them to handle - 97.8 ADR and 1.51 rating in the CIS's side 16-11 victory.

The surprise of the Major Qualifier Vega Squadron was up next, taking on the Danish-Bulgarian mixture Rogue. With Sergey "⁠keshandr⁠" Nikishin and Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov on point and Dmitriy "⁠jR⁠" Chervak getting 11 AWP kills, Vega Squadron managed to upset Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller and co. - picking up a 16-14 victory on Overpass.

Two CIS sides were matched up to decide the first place in Group B and the veto ended up on Nuke. After a bad start to their CT side, FlipSid3 were able to consolidate their defences and started shutting down Vega Squadron, with Georgi "⁠WorldEdit⁠" Yaskin and Jan "⁠wayLander⁠" Rahkonen standing out for FlipSid3.

It was still close after the switch, but Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy's team was able to get the last four rounds of the game to edge it out 16-14.

 FlipSid3 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
31 - 19 +12 100.0 1.48
27 - 21 +6 88.8 1.21
21 - 23 -2 71.8 0.98
16 - 22 -6 64.1 0.93
13 - 19 -6 59.2 0.87
 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
26 - 22 +4 87.9 1.11
23 - 23 0 76.5 1.06
22 - 18 +4 70.7 1.06
17 - 24 -7 67.5 0.89
15 - 21 -6 67.1 0.85

The action in group B will continue tomorrow with BO3 matches being played in the classic GSL system:

Team W-L
CIS FlipSid3 2-0
Russia Vega Squadron  1-1
Denmark Rogue 0-1
Germany BIG 0-1

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Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
727
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.72
Germany Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
363
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
707
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
154
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
175
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
151
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.73
Russia Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
262
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.73
Russia Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishin
Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishin
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
163
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
494
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
232
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
34
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
696
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.73
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
429
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
This was a fun day!
2017-01-13 23:29
2 replies
#14
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United Kingdom trtr098
EZ 4 ENCE.ASUSROG
2017-01-13 23:29
#17
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Russia band1
ez4vega
2017-01-13 23:29
#4
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United Kingdom chippyuwu
nice tournament
2017-01-13 23:29
#5
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Cyprus Swishh_
n1
2017-01-13 23:29
#6
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Finland San1_
ez f3
2017-01-13 23:29
lil EDIT: Lul ffs
2017-01-13 23:29
sick
2017-01-13 23:29
nice
2017-01-13 23:29
Nice one!
2017-01-13 23:29
BOT BIG
2017-01-13 23:29
Vega all the way!
2017-01-13 23:29
#19
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle
in hope F3 v Vega in final
2017-01-13 23:41
#20
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Russia houpps
What happend w/ f3? They won? Can't believe in it...
2017-01-13 23:55
Knew this tournament was gonna be fun to watch with such even teams. Great matches today, hope to see the same in the BO3's tomorrow
2017-01-14 00:45
#24
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Norway humaNN
An event absolutely no one cares about, except the nova 3 russians on reddit. This is still being covered like it was a major. Take the weekend off instead hltv.
2017-01-14 00:55
4 replies
#27
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Brazil bandicoot
go back to catchgamer retard LOL
2017-01-14 02:24
1 reply
No need to call anyone names. Thank you.
2017-01-14 04:28
#31
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CIS A_Hilter
Disagree, I think this is a fun tier 2/3 event with up and coming talent (Vega, Fnatic-academy), a couple of interesting lineups (qwerty, LDLC) and major legends (F3)
2017-01-14 09:15
edgy
2017-01-14 20:49
#25
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Germany H0lic
going there tomorrow :)
2017-01-14 01:23
#26
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Brazil bandicoot
Vega Squadron! go
2017-01-14 02:22
#29
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Armenia cGev
Great
2017-01-14 06:17
Ex6tenZ top fragging lmao
2017-01-14 08:54
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