G2 beat HR to win DreamHack Tours
G2 Esports have won DreamHack Open Tours after defeating HellRaisers 2-0 in the final (16-6 on Cache and 16-14 on Cobblestone).
The French team came out with guns blazing on Cache and stormed to a 9-1 lead on the Terrorist side as HellRaisers struggled to keep up with the home team's pace.
With a triple kill from Martin "STYKO" Styk, HellRaisers got their second round of the game, and they followed it up with one more, cutting the gap to six rounds. But G2's economic control was simply crushing, and they put together another string of rounds to close out the half with a 12-3 lead.
Patrik "Zero" Žúdel then gave HellRaisers a lifeline as he picked up three quick kills during an A retake to give his team the pistol round. The following two rounds also went HellRaisers' way, but G2 regained control of the game once their economy was rebuilt, winning four rounds in a row to secure a straightforward 16-6 victory.
HellRaisers got off to a flying start on Cobblestone and won the first seven rounds as they gave G2 very little room to operate. After calling a timeout, G2 finally took a round, following a B push, with Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro single-handedly winning the next one with a quad kill.
The European mixture then picked up a round, their eighth of the game, but G2 did not let the pressure get to them and continued taking rounds. In the 13th round, Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk put HellRaisers in a winning position, but Richard "shox" Papillon pulled off a massive 1v3 clutch to give G2 their fifth round of the game, which would be their last of the half.
Now playing on the Terrorist side, HellRaisers drew first blood with an A push, but they could not capitalise on that as G2 rallied back on a force buy. That win sparked a massive run from the French team, who eventually took the lead for the first time on this map.
HellRaisers still tried to get back into the game in the final rounds, but they were consistently shut down by Kenny "kennyS" Schrub, who powered his team to a 16-14 victory.
|G2||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS||52 - 33||+19||93.7||1.50|
|Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX||45 - 30||+15||90.6||1.29|
|Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy||39 - 29||+10||79.7||1.18|
|Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK-||28 - 35||-7||73.5||0.95|
|Richard 'shox' Papillonshox||27 - 31||-4||57.1||0.92|
|HellRaisers||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Patrik 'Zero' ŽúdelZero||36 - 38||-2||72.9||0.97|
|Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1||33 - 39||-6||69.8||0.96|
|Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox||27 - 38||-11||66.2||0.88|
|Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik||34 - 39||-5||65.6||0.85|
|Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO||28 - 37||-9||68.8||0.85|
DreamHack Open Tours final standings: