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
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 24 - 19 +5 92.9 1.38
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 23 - 18 +5 75.8 1.19
Denmark Michael 'Friis' JørgensenFriis 18 - 15 +3 62.3 1.07
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 18 - 19 -1 66.7 1.05
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 16 - 18 -2 61.0 0.99
 LDLC K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 27 - 19 +8 92.8 1.35
France Alexandre 'xms' Fortéxms 20 - 17 +3 79.3 1.18
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 16 - 21 -5 73.4 0.91
France Valentin 'mistou' Balbastromistou 14 - 21 -7 51.7 0.68
Belgium Antoine 'to1nou' Pirardto1nou 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
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' YaskinWorldEdit 31 - 19 +12 100.0 1.48
Russia Jan 'wayLander' RahkonenwayLander 27 - 21 +6 88.8 1.21
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelovmarkeloff 21 - 23 -2 71.8 0.98
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' GorodenskiyB1ad3 16 - 22 -6 64.1 0.93
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 13 - 19 -6 59.2 0.87
 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 26 - 22 +4 87.9 1.11
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 23 - 23 0 76.5 1.06
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji 22 - 18 +4 70.7 1.06
Russia Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishinkeshandr 17 - 24 -7 67.5 0.89
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR 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:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1294
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Germany Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
594
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Aleksandar 'jayzaR' Zarkovic
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
428
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
173
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Russia Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
672
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
Russia Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishin
Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
314
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
514
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
This was a fun day!
2017-01-13 23:29
#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 Doom_69 
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
#27
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Brazil bandicoot 
go back to catchgamer retard LOL
2017-01-14 02:24
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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Poland cGev 
Great
2017-01-14 06:17
Ex6tenZ top fragging lmao
2017-01-14 08:54
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