Rise Nation won the final match of the North American qualifier for DreamHack Winter, 2-0, against Ghost, and claim the last spot at the tournament in Sweden.
Ghost was the first team to make it to the DreamHack Winter North America Qualifier final winning one map of the best of three semifinal, as they had forfeited the first due to internet issues and GX forfeited the decider to play an ESEA MDL match.
The second team to make the grand final was Rise Nation who took out compLexity in-extremis by winning the last five rounds of the decider map in a row in their semifinal for a 16-14 victory in the third map.
Rise Nation jumped quick out of the gate with an early lead on Train and a dominant start to the best-of-three, although Ghost, on the attacking side, didn’t let the Canadian side run away with the half, trailing by just one at the half.
Nuke started out with Rise Nation once again taking a big lead early on in the CT side, which they kept all the way to the half, giving up but two rounds before the switch. After winning the second pistol round, Rise Nation gave up the anti-eco, losing a couple rounds, but ultimately closed the map out 16-4 to qualify for DreamHack Winter.
K - D
Ronnie 'ryx' Bylickiryx
36 - 35
Connor 'CONNOR93' GloverCONNOR93
31 - 36
Sebastian 'seb' Buckiseb
26 - 39
Collin 'wrath' McSweeganwrath
21 - 38
Matthew 'Wardell' BowmanWardell
22 - 37
With this result, the team lists for DreamHack Winter is:
|North Academy||Rise Nation|