SK to DH Summer final over CLG

eZlo
June 19th, 2017 14:54

SK have advanced to the DreamHack Open Summer grand final after defeating CLG 2-1.

The first semi-final of the day started out with CLG picking up the pistol round on their opponents' map pick, Mirage, and easily getting out to a 7-0 start. It was only then that SK were finally able to pick up their first win as Terrorists.

After losing another two rounds, the North Americans grabbed their eighth with a patient 2v3 win from Pujan "FNS" Mehta and Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland. Until the end of the first half, the Brazilians could not find any gap in CLG's defence and kept losing rounds.

Now playing as Counter-Terrorists, SK won the pistol round and the following two, reducing the gap to 6-12. Rickeh opened up the gun round with two kills, helping his team secure one more, but Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's men did not back off and won three in a row.

However, CLG stunned SK with passive executions through mid and A in the following rounds, finishing off the first map with a surprising 16-9 win.

Despite losing Mirage, SK easily won the series

On Train, CLG's choice, SK managed to pick up the initial four CT rounds before losing the next one. Still, the North American players were not able to respond for three more rounds. When they did, it was with an AWP triple-kill from Rickeh.

Then, the Brazilian team grabbed another two rounds. In the 12th round, a double-kill and a subsequent 1v2 clutch from Rickeh guaranteed the third and last round for his team during the half.

SK opened up the second half with the pistol round going in their favour, but their opponents turned the economy around with a flawless force-buy. Following the save rounds, despite losing one more round, SK easily closed out Train 16-7.

CLG leave Jönköping with a semi-final appearance

The decider map was Cobblestone, where SK started out with a triple and a double-kill from FalleN and Epitacio "TACO" de Melo, respectively. The Brazilians then continued their quest for the grand final with a five-round lead as Counter-Terrorists.

After picking up their first round when they were down 5-0, CLG were not able to get back into the game, especially after Marcelo "coldzera" David pulled off a 1v2 clutch for an 8-1 lead. The North Americans would still win one more round, but SK proved that the first half was a one-sided affair with a 13-2 lead.

Ethan "nahtE" Arnold and Kenneth "koosta" Suen picked up triple and double-kills in the second pistol round, leading their team to secure the first three rounds as CTs. After winning yet another one, CLG almost lost against a semi-buy, but Stephen "reltuC" Cutler did not let coldzera pull off a 1v3 clutch.

Then, SK finally managed to grab their first as Ts with a B execution. The Brazilians went on to lose the next two, with coldzera nearly clutching a 1v3 in the second one, but they reached match-point with a semi-buy that broke CLG's economy and let them close out the map, 16-9, and the series, 2-1.

DreamHack Open Summer 2017Best of 3
United States
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Brazil
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Mirage
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Train
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 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 63 - 50 +13 89.3 1.24
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 52 - 42 +10 76.7 1.18
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 56 - 54 +2 89.2 1.11
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 52 - 45 +7 72.3 1.05
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 41 - 39 +2 61.7 0.99
 CLG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh 60 - 46 +14 86.8 1.28
Canada Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS 40 - 51 -11 59.1 0.88
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 44 - 54 -10 68.1 0.87
United States Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC 45 - 56 -11 70.0 0.87
United States Ethan 'nahtE' ArnoldnahtE 41 - 58 -17 74.1 0.87

United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
513
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
686
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
637
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
732
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
29
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
690
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
383
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Ethan 'nahtE' Arnold
Ethan 'nahtE' Arnold
Age:
17
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
320
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
#1
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Brazil bandicoot 
nice try clg
2017-06-19 14:54
CLG throwing
2017-06-19 14:55
no. they just being NA.
2017-06-19 14:58
#11
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Finland ICEMAKER 
Now BRA71L fans so damn happy on winning Third best NA team.. AHAHAHAH SK top 1? Surely not, playing this closely against CLG XD
2017-06-19 14:57
#17
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Brazil bandicoot 
cool story
2017-06-19 15:01
#21
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Brazil erfur 
So if you want another team in number one spot tell the other teams play tournaments... sk have no fault how hltv ranking are made...
2017-06-19 15:05
#27
Xyp9x | 
Denmark SpiteJ 
Pretty smart from sk. Going to all the medium tournaments and winning lots of money/titles. Gathering many ranking points bit by bit. Sure you have to win 2-3 mediums per one big tournament to get the same cash but a whole lot easier for them. Hopefully they dont burn out like VP did
2017-06-19 15:40
#3
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Poland Marcines 
nt clg
2017-06-19 14:55
CLG carry NA stage
2017-06-19 14:55
#23
Monkey | 
World ZMDR 
AU carry CLG
2017-06-19 15:21
easy for #1 team in history of cs
2017-06-19 14:56
87-0
2017-06-19 15:52
Fnatic 2015
2017-06-19 16:20
#33
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Philippines Takaramono 
the golden five (kuben, neo, taz, and 2 other names from 1.6 and not the one with pasha) i forgot their team name but they basically won 4/5 majors with the same line up then we have Na'Vi (Markeloff, Zeus, Starix, ceh9, Edward) back in 1.6 that won 4 majors VeryGames in Source NiP 87-0 2012-13 CSGO fnatic era 2015
2017-06-19 16:56
VeryGames in Source kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk clueless newfag
2017-06-19 17:01
#6
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Sweden alizi 
looool
2017-06-19 14:57
Although they lost I think that CLG showed exceptional performance in this event. They were faced with an opponent that wasn't their caliber and simply got outplayed.
2017-06-19 14:58
#8
fer | 
United States ferGOD 
sk bad
2017-06-19 14:57
so close xd
2017-06-19 14:57
#10
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Canada DadaTOUKAY 
very nice try CLG, proud of you Cutler and Ethan still underperforming as main riflers :/ +Stewie+Autimatic ? ^^
2017-06-19 14:57
#12
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
fnatic vs sk
2017-06-19 14:58
Coldzera is a phenom.
2017-06-19 14:58
Agree, nobody ecofrags like this guy
2017-06-19 15:00
#24
Monkey | 
World ZMDR 
Not living up to your name. What a shame.
2017-06-19 15:22
SK fans making fun of fnatic for losing Train against CLG kek.
2017-06-19 15:00
Supp hater
2017-06-19 15:05
#18
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Brazil romp  
WP CLG !!!
2017-06-19 15:02
too easy for the best team in the world
2017-06-19 15:02
#25
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Greenland freqgod 
kcik FNS ffs
2017-06-19 15:25
#30
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Other axlinhio 
FNS is one of the reasons why CLG is doing well. He isn't one of the best fraggers, but he shows up every now and then, and I guess that is acceptable for an IGL. Kick him, kek.
2017-06-19 16:17
He is the IGL. They started improving when he rejoined them.
2017-06-19 16:22
#26
Portugal bclZ 
They deserve more than the finals, lets go SK!
2017-06-19 15:26
#29
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Romania RobyXD 
ez
2017-06-19 15:55
At least CLG made it to the semi-finals. I'm very happy for them and the NA scene in general. I hope that this semi-final appearance will eventually turn into a grand finals appearance for either them or another NA team. On a side note, shouldn't the font for the 16-9 scoreline where CLG beat SK be in green? It's currently in red, which I will post a picture for reference / proof. gyazo.com/d31a26db9bf26e418b965d085282a5..
2017-06-19 19:13
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