Natus Vincere have won DreamHack Open Winter 2017 after defeating mousesports 2-0 in the grand final.
The Ukrainian team came out of the gate looking scary, winning six rounds right off the bat following a series of successful A execution that mousesports simply could do nothing against. Martin "STYKO" Styk took matters into his own hands and earned the first round for his team, but Na`Vi hit back immediately, leaving their opponents' economy in shambles.
mousesports still could not get a breather; every time that they scraped a round, they were countered right away, which prevented them from gaining any ground. As the half came to an end, Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný's men knew they had a mountain to climb to turn the deficit around, with his team trailing by seven rounds.
Natus Vincere further added to their lead by winning the pistol round with a flawless A retake. mousesports desperately tried to find a way back into the game, but Na`Vi kept their defence very tight and eventually closed out the map with three AWP kills from Egor "flamie" Vasilyev on the B site.
The early stages of Inferno were played at a frantic pace, with teams taking turns to win rounds. Eventually, a 1v3 clutch from STYKO put an end to Na`Vi's resistance and sparked a fantastic run that only ended when mousesports had a 9-3 lead.
Natus Vincere brought the Terrorists' streak to an end after finding two incendiary frags early on, with Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and flamie stepping up with AWPs in the final two rounds to help bring the deficit to 9-6.
After the teams switched sides, the landscape of the game changed dramatically as Na`Vi won the first six rounds of the half to secure a comfortable lead and a decent bank to work with. Robin "ropz" Kool single-handedly rescued his team with a quad-kill inside A, but the Ukrainians rallied back immediately and lost just one more round before sealing a convincing victory.
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic||46 - 21||+25||95.9||1.61|
|Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple||43 - 22||+21||92.2||1.56|
|Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie||45 - 26||+19||98.2||1.55|
|Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward||32 - 23||+9||68.4||1.31|
|Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus||16 - 29||-13||55.2||0.81|
|mousesports||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO||27 - 34||-7||73.6||0.87|
|Robin 'ropz' Koolropz||27 - 36||-9||70.9||0.84|
|Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ||27 - 38||-11||60.3||0.73|
|Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny||21 - 36||-15||52.0||0.61|
|Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar||19 - 38||-19||47.6||0.55|
DreamHack Open Winter 2017 final standings: