Renegades secure last DreamHack Malmo spot

Renegades have become the last team to secure a spot at DreamHack Masters Malmo after defeating Liquid 2-1 in the North American closed qualifier.

The North American qualifying process for DreamHack Masters Malmö came to an end on Sunday as 16 teams - half of whom invited - faced off in a single-elimination bracket for the chance to grab the last spot at at the Swedish event.

The Australian team fought their way through the 16-team single-elimination bracket , knocking out EZG, Denial and ex-paiN before reaching the final.

jks played a great final versus Liquid

Liquid started out strongly as they secured Renegades's pick, Mirage, by a 16-4 scoreline. Then, Justin "jks" Savage stepped up and inspired Renegades to turn the series around with 19-17 and 16-12 wins on Cobblestone and Train, respectively.

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 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 75 - 51 +24 93.2 1.36
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 74 - 56 +18 87.3 1.31
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 60 - 60 0 74.8 1.09
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 49 - 57 -8 64.2 0.87
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 41 - 53 -12 62.9 0.82
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 67 - 59 +8 87.7 1.21
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 56 - 55 +1 67.6 1.04
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 56 - 60 -4 75.5 0.99
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 54 - 60 -6 74.7 0.96
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 43 - 66 -23 70.9 0.82

 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 75 - 51 +24 93.2 1.36
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 74 - 56 +18 87.3 1.31
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 60 - 60 0 74.8 1.09
United States Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64 49 - 57 -8 64.2 0.87
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 41 - 53 -12 62.9 0.82
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 67 - 59 +8 87.7 1.21
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 56 - 55 +1 67.6 1.04
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 56 - 60 -4 75.5 0.99
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 54 - 60 -6 74.7 0.96
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 43 - 66 -23 70.9 0.82

This means that Renegades will complete the team list for the Swedish event, which will run from  August 30 to September 3, with a total of $250,000 on offer. The following teams will be in attendance at the event:

Brazil SK  Denmark Astralis
Europe FaZe France G2
Denmark North  CIS Natus Vincere
Poland Virtus.pro  Sweden fnatic
United States OpTic Brazil Immortals
Kazakhstan Gambit Sweden NiP
Singapore BOOT-d[S]  Europe mousesports
France Envy Australia Renegades
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
850
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Well, they truly deserved.
2017-07-12 11:52
#22
Portugal phvm 
Where thaaaa fuck is c9 man?
2017-07-12 12:01
Home
2017-07-12 12:09
#44
f0rest | 
Russia SokoLov 
in europe xd
2017-07-12 13:06
#62
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United States CWalker 
My thoughts are they've had such a run they want to take a break after the major in August and early September.
2017-07-12 14:06
#26
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fackyyy 
God jks as always
2017-07-12 12:08
Yeah. If jks and REZ are in same team, they such a twins xdddd
2017-07-12 16:54
#119
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Australia Zilox 
so True lol
2017-07-13 04:52
#2
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Turkey justSyntax 
nice
2017-07-12 11:52
EZ RENEGADES
2017-07-12 11:52
#6
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Poland Trikull 
WTF
2017-07-12 11:52
#7
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France Static2k 
cool :D
2017-07-12 11:52
Liquid so bad
2017-07-12 11:53
#9
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Australia Adzie 
nice
2017-07-12 11:53
#10
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Australia WaxNWayne 
Yeah the boys. Big test for them. Hopefully they can make the playoffs.
2017-07-12 11:53
#11
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Austria Fappyy 
Liquid why choking so hard at qualifiers
2017-07-12 11:54
#12
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
It's a shame that the 2nd and deciding map are summarised as "jks" stepping up. The second map was OT and the final map was decided late on. A bit lazy Sander.
2017-07-12 11:54
#15
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Spain Alser 
Almost as if he didn't watch it because it was 6am
2017-07-12 11:55
#18
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
Poor excuse, you can easily find out details online. Failing that get someone from NA to cover it.
2017-07-12 11:58
#24
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Spain Alser 
Yeah the real solution is for HLTV to hire an NA writer
2017-07-12 12:04
I was going to write it, but Sanders had already started on it. Yea, I agree HLTV need a few NA writers after stich stepped down.
2017-07-12 12:07
god i miss stich
2017-07-12 12:34
#36
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India nicebaitm8 
What happened to stich?
2017-07-12 12:37
pursued a different full-time job. He is still around though.
2017-07-12 12:46
#85
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India nicebaitm8 
Ohh I thought hltv is more fun and lucrative to work. Nvm gl to stich.
2017-07-12 16:05
#92
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United States No5712 
the information isn't supposed to be super in-depth, it's supposed to say who made it to malmo
2017-07-12 16:30
#95
Turkey onat 
Title is there for a reason
2017-07-12 17:03
#105
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United States No5712 
fair enough
2017-07-12 18:40
#FreeIBP
2017-07-12 11:55
#122
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Australia USTlLO 
wat
2017-07-13 10:15
were optic invited, or qualified?
2017-07-12 11:55
they were invited
2017-07-12 11:56
thank you, mr dontstopdontstopdontstopdontst
2017-07-12 12:19
#31
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Paraguay HighAIching 
Woody alien dont stop
2017-07-12 12:25
Believing
2017-07-12 16:47
#16
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Norway Phancy11 
Twistzz +24, nitro +18, on other side nexa -23 lul. How liquid lost it? xD
2017-07-12 11:56
Jks carried so hard and Elige was playing on a laptop
2017-07-12 11:58
n1
2017-07-12 12:34
#76
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United States AdAstrax 
He actually was. Liquid also got 3 hrs of sleep traveling back from europe
2017-07-12 15:12
#20
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Australia JonoMate 
It's that way due to the 16-4 stomping on map 1 then 2 close maps that Renegades won.
2017-07-12 11:59
dont look too much at nexa's stats, i made the mistake of doing that but he has a lot of impact. not to mention the way he plays on t side, he's pretty much a support player. CT side he's a great anchor. at half time on train he had more kills than ustilo and azr, then went onto t side and barely got any kills yet they still dominated on t side.
2017-07-12 12:57
#47
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Australia Jollybeans 
He's also so smart in clutches. Doesnt always win them all but you can see how intelligent he is. Give it a year and he'll be such a beast.
2017-07-12 13:20
#64
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Spain JasonRacism 
Jks was solo b anchor? But i do agree with you Nexa is better than his stats show, He has really improved since originally joining Renegades and i think Renegades were wanting Nexa to be a work in progress thing but turn out good in the future
2017-07-12 14:14
jks usually rotates different sites though, i guess it depends on the map too and they probably are trying different things. but i remember seeing nexa be the anchor at times and hes very good at it, always gets a kill at least before dying.
2017-07-13 01:31
First map was basically stat padding for Liquid because there was no traction from RNG. Nexa had impact in the other two maps but not simply frag wise.
2017-07-12 17:51
#23
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Australia ANZAC 
I just want to see 'em on the big stage
2017-07-12 12:02
LULquid
2017-07-12 12:15
there are some na talents like twistz who have no future in this game if they stay in na region
2017-07-12 12:23
Disband Liquid please...
2017-07-12 12:34
ok
2017-07-12 12:38
#35
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Austria Faguette 
why is c9 not attending?
2017-07-12 12:36
Chose not to? This is the first tourney they took off so
2017-07-12 13:38
#58
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Greenland LilPeep 
C9 is still in Europe
2017-07-12 13:48
#38
Australia bish 
couldn't ask for a better pick up than nifty, so many good tactical decisions on t side train
2017-07-12 12:41
#65
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Spain JasonRacism 
+1 I was really worried when they kicked Rickeh but honestly i think Nifty is the better player for Renegades
2017-07-12 14:16
I think rickeh is a guy you can always rely on but nifty is a fucking playmaker pulls insane clutches and opens up rounds really well
2017-07-12 15:05
#39
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Australia Cyberwaste 
JUS TIN SA VAGE *clap clap clapclapclap*
2017-07-12 12:42
#42
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Poland Pjatka_fox 
poor Twistzz he deserves better team
2017-07-12 12:57
Like renegades? Kappa123 xD
2017-07-12 13:21
C9999?
2017-07-12 13:38
XGod to playoffs
2017-07-12 13:01
#46
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
gj, stan
2017-07-12 13:17
#50
Canada ssau 
If only he still played for optic.
2017-07-12 13:25
#51
Axii | 
Mexico ewrzynxD 
What the fuck is bootsd xdeee
2017-07-12 13:26
#52
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Indonesia DezfanzeR 
Ez For BOOT DS A.K.A LORD BENKAI <3
2017-07-12 13:29
#54
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United States y0rk 
Twistzz went nuts and still didn't win O_O
2017-07-12 13:31
#66
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Spain JasonRacism 
You would have said that about Jks if Renegades lost the bo3, It's life i suppose
2017-07-12 14:17
Curse of jks in the major qual
2017-07-12 15:03
#57
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United Kingdom Theodoooore 
LOL, Tyloo didn't even qualify this year for the single tournament they've impressed in.
2017-07-12 13:45
#67
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World nakTriceps 
Mabrother Twistzz always destroying, but where´s Elige??? Rng sucks, bro!
2017-07-12 14:18
#83
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United States AdAstrax 
He was playing on a laptop
2017-07-12 15:41
#68
cromen | 
Denmark ilnert 
B.O.O.T-d[S]?
2017-07-12 14:19
Liquid is like 10 times better than them
2017-07-12 15:26
#69
f0rest | 
Germany xeeeoN 
NA Spot goes to Australia xD
2017-07-12 14:22
#70
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United States V1ruh 
What the fuck is liquid doing.
2017-07-12 14:26
#71
Brazil nnz 
Stacked event, nice.
2017-07-12 14:40
C9 should have gone imo... good event but i guess 3 months in Europe is a lot
2017-07-12 15:00
#75
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North America Richrdsimmon 
remember when EliGe was the best player in na?
2017-07-12 15:10
Nope, i remember him having a really good major tourny and thorin wanked himself over him
2017-07-12 15:17
#84
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United States AdAstrax 
Remember when liquid tried to qualify for malmo on 3 hrs of sleep flying back from Europe and elige had to play on a laptop?
2017-07-12 15:42
#107
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
thats not the only reason rng won though. they have beaten liquid a lot actually pretty sure rng have beaten liquid more then lequid have rng with the past core linups
2017-07-12 19:05
#110
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United States AdAstrax 
Sure but RNG being able to beat liquid in matches liquid isn't preparing for doesn't make them good or liquid trash
2017-07-12 21:02
#121
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
ik, its not like RNG haven't just gotten back from Europe as well though, maybe a couple days earlier. and you cant say that 3 hours sleep is the only reason why they lost because RNG have been looking pretty good lately, i mean in the major qual all of there losses went the full 30 rounds or more.
2017-07-13 08:10
#80
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African Union mikecool 
the boys!!!! :D
2017-07-12 15:26
#81
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Brazil Charizaldo 
ez 4 B.O.O.T-d[S]
2017-07-12 15:28
c9 jks pls
2017-07-12 15:36
Twistzz is too good for liquid, he deserve a better team
2017-07-12 16:06
Renegades deserve their spot after defeating TL! Can't wait for them to go out in groups in 15-16th..
2017-07-12 16:12
#88
Estonia rYm 
nice teams list
2017-07-12 16:14
how does this team do it
2017-07-12 16:17
#90
Boo | 
France mbl4 
Savage R8 joke
2017-07-12 16:23
Yeah the fukn boys
2017-07-12 16:30
#96
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Ukraine TBOY(2) 
Liquid just had black line on quals(on Colne they was pretty good)
2017-07-12 17:12
#97
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Brazil LucaS10 
Stanislaw very bad man
2017-07-12 17:15
optic should pick up nifty and have mixwell rifle
2017-07-12 17:29
Still confused y optic and nip got the invite over c9 and liquidin the first place
2017-07-12 17:34
#101
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Brazil jstrr 
well nip cuz malmo, the 12 year old nip fans wouldnt attend if nip failed to qualify. optic well i've no idea
2017-07-12 17:39
#123
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Spain JasonRacism 
Optic has call of duty fans
2017-07-13 18:39
Either that or they could of atleast scheduled the na qual so that na teams at the major could play. Cuz there is no way that c9 would lose to renegades for the spot
2017-07-12 17:41
#106
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France cedd 
jdm is a bot, so many better awpers to choose from in NA
2017-07-12 18:41
#111
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United States AdAstrax 
Hot jdm teir 1 combat awper. Cold jdm teir 3 awper:(
2017-07-12 21:04
Koosta > jdm
2017-07-12 22:26
NExa to MAlmo, lets punch him
2017-07-12 23:34
that's a shame
2017-07-13 05:02
#124
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India Tritium 
n1
2017-07-14 13:47
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