EnVyUs beat Heroic to win DreamHack Atlanta
EnVyUs have won DreamHack Open Atlanta after seeing off Heroic on three maps with a reverse sweep.
The first map of the series was Overpass, Heroic's pick, where the Danish team got out to a quick 5-0 lead on the Terrorist side. EnVyUs then finally put their foot down to hold Heroic back, but Jakob "JUGi" Hansen clutched a 1v3 in the next round with a double AWP kill to reset the Frenchmen's economy.
After calling a tactical pause, EnVyUs turned up the CT aggression, which worked out for them for a while as Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom continuously picked up multi-kills. With a quad-kill from Patrick "es3tag" Hansen, the Danes went into half-time up by five rounds.
The second half began with the Danes retaking the B bombsite, with Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen getting three kills in the process. EnVyUs hit back immediately on a force buy thanks to a 1v2 clutch from Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer, and they went on to win five of the next seven rounds, bringing the deficit to 11-13. Heroic would not let a comeback happen, however, as they won three rounds in a row to lock down the map.
Next up was Cobblestone, which was all about EnVyUs' clean offence in the first half. After losing the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos, the French team came charging out of the blocks, winning 11 rounds in a row in convincing fashion before Heroic finally managed to take a gun round.
The second half pistol and the following anti-ecos would go to EnVyUs, putting Heroic on the ropes. A quad-kill from es3tag in the first gun round still gave Heroic fans some hope, but EnVyUs would soon regain control of the game to wrap things up with back-to-back rounds.
Inferno was the final map of the series, and it was a complete bloodbath right from the start. Heroic only managed to stop the Frenchmen's executions ten rounds into the game, and they were unable to make anything out of it as they lost the remaining rounds of the half.
A near-flawless CT pistol then put EnVyUs on match point. Heroic would still take one more round in a desperate force buy, only to lose the next round against the poorly-equipped French players.
|Heroic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi||45 - 44||+1||71.3||1.06|
|Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko||43 - 47||-4||61.2||0.87|
|Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag||33 - 49||-16||65.0||0.83|
|Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi||40 - 51||-11||64.7||0.83|
|Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII||36 - 58||-22||67.5||0.78|
|Envy||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM||62 - 37||+25||86.5||1.54|
|Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy||50 - 42||+8||80.5||1.23|
|Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK||49 - 44||+5||77.1||1.18|
|Alexandre 'xms' Fortéxms||43 - 37||+6||68.5||1.16|
|Christophe 'SIXER' XiaSIXER||45 - 37||+8||79.0||1.15|
Dreamhack Open Atlanta final standings: