mousesports & EnVyUs qualify for DreamHack Malmo
mousesports and EnVyUs have both qualified for DreamHack Masters Malmo after reaching the final of the European closed qualifier.
Sixteen teams from all over Europe - eight coming from an open pre-qualifier and eight invited by DreamHack - competed in a single-elimination bracket for the chance to qualify for the next DreamHack Masters event, with two spots up for grabs.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the qualifier came right in the first round as GODSENT, who reached the semi-finals of last year's Malmö event, were eliminated by Outlaws thanks to a strong individual performance from Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov, who finished the three-map series on a +18 KDD and a 1.29 Rating.
mousesports, who survived a close series against Space Soldiers in the quarter-finals, booked their spot at DreamHack Masters Malmö after defeating FlipSid3 2-0 in a match between two teams who will be at the upcoming Major, with Robin "ropz" Kool and Chris "chrisJ" de Jong both raising eyebrows for their performances.
|FlipSid3||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Georgi 'WorldEdit' YaskinWorldEdit||47 - 36||+11||85.0||1.17|
|Andrey 'B1ad3' GorodenskiyB1ad3||27 - 31||-4||61.4||0.96|
|Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic||32 - 38||-6||70.9||0.92|
|Jan 'wayLander' RahkonenwayLander||23 - 41||-18||62.1||0.77|
|Yegor 'markeloff' Markelovmarkeloff||25 - 40||-15||57.7||0.63|
|mousesports||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Robin 'ropz' Koolropz||46 - 30||+16||88.9||1.44|
|Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ||44 - 23||+21||83.4||1.41|
|Christian 'loWel' Garcia AntoranloWel||37 - 31||+6||78.3||1.21|
|Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar||33 - 34||-1||68.0||1.04|
|Denis 'denis' Howelldenis||26 - 37||-11||66.7||0.89|
From the other half of the bracket came Envy, who were made to work hard to reach the semi-finals by both Playing Ducks and Heroic. Curiously, the semi-final encounter against HellRaisers ended up being the easiest for the Frenchmen, who ran out 2-0 victors.
|HellRaisers||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik||47 - 40||+7||77.5||1.16|
|Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO||35 - 37||-2||70.5||0.99|
|Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1||37 - 41||-4||75.8||0.96|
|Patrik 'Zero' ŽúdelZero||34 - 38||-4||65.6||0.92|
|Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox||30 - 36||-6||63.4||0.88|
|Envy||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Christophe 'SIXER' XiaSIXER||45 - 33||+12||77.3||1.27|
|Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy||48 - 37||+11||91.6||1.25|
|Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM||40 - 34||+6||78.7||1.14|
|Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK||38 - 40||-2||72.5||0.98|
|Alexandre 'xms' Fortéxms||21 - 40||-19||54.9||0.82|
The list of participants for DreamHack Masters Malmö will be finalised later tonight, following the conclusion of the North American closed qualifier. Below you can find the current team list for the Swedish event:
DreamHack Masters Malmö will run from August 30 to September 3, with a total of $250,000 on offer.