Valiance, Space Soldiers qualify for DreamHack Masters Marseille

eZlo
March 25th, 2018 21:12

Valiance are through to DreamHack Masters Marseille after stunning Heroic in two maps, while Space Soldiers have booked their spot in France with a 2-1 victory over North.

The first semi-final of the European closed qualifier saw Valiance take on Heroic after they beat Quantum Bellator Fire and EURONICS, respectively, in the previous stage of the competition.

The series began on Valiance's map pick, Inferno, with Nemanja "huNter" Kovač and co. securing a quick 3-1 lead after countering Heroic's pistol round win. From there, Valiance lost only three more rounds until half-time to grab an 11-4 score.

NENO led the way for Valiance with 47 kills

Just like in the first half, Heroic picked up the pistol round but could not follow that up. After that, Valiance went on to hit map-point, and then finished things off after conceding just one more round, 16-6.

Next up was Train, and Aleksa "Impulse" Stankić's new squad got off to a flying start on their opponents' map pick as they strung the first seven rounds together. It was only then that Heroic hit their first round on the board, but Valiance remained in the driving seat and secured yet another 11-4 half-time lead.

Heroic came from the break ready to turn things around, eventually reducing the deficit to 8-11 after picking up their third pistol round of the series. But that was simply too little, too late, as the Serbians tightened up their defence to wrap things up, 16-9, and book their place at DreamHack Masters Marseille.

 Valiance K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Macedonia Anel 'NENO' CekovićNENO 47 - 30 +17 99.5 1.54
Serbia Luka 'emi' Vukovićemi 41 - 32 +9 88.8 1.38
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter' KovačhuNter 37 - 28 +9 89.6 1.37
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' TanićLETN1 36 - 28 +8 73.1 1.18
Serbia Aleksa 'Impulse' StankićImpulse 30 - 27 +3 79.3 1.17
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 33 - 37 -4 76.4 1.02
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 32 - 36 -4 68.6 0.86
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 23 - 40 -17 73.9 0.82
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 30 - 38 -8 69.6 0.80
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 25 - 40 -15 67.1 0.71

The second semi-final of the closed qualifier kicked off on Space Soldiers' map pick, Cobblestone. North began the series with a successful CT pistol, but the Turkish side immediately replied with a four-round winning streak to take control of proceedings.

Although the Danes then won four rounds of their own, Space Soldiers remained calm and collected, losing only one more round to bag a 9-6 half-time lead. From there, the map was a keenly contested affair, but Space Soldiers managed to prevail in overtime, with Buğra "Calyx" Arkın sealing the deal, 19-16, with an impressive 1v4 clutch.

North opened up their map pick, Nuke, winning their third pistol round of the series. Still, Space Soldiers responded well in the third round thanks to two entries from Ahmet "paz" Karahoca with a saved MAC10, and, from that point, kept pressing on the Danish team with a very tight defence.

XANTARES was the highest-rated player of the series with 1.44

Down 6-9 by half-time, North won their fourth pistol of the encounter and kept denying Space Soldiers' strategies. The Danes did not let Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli's men build up any economy, losing only two rounds before taking the series to a third map with a 16-11 victory.

Starting out as CTs on the decider map, Inferno, Space Soldiers picked up their first pistol round of the series. North were able to win their force-buy, however, and then string two more rounds together. Still, Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş and co. never let their opponents chain rounds together, and switched sides with a one-round lead.

Nevertheless, the course of the game changed drastically in the second half, with Space Soldiers having a near-flawless CT-side to wrap things up, 16-8, and secure their spot in Marseille.

 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 86 - 63 +23 102.0 1.44
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 67 - 54 +13 82.5 1.16
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 66 - 56 +10 79.6 1.14
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 55 - 56 -1 77.6 1.05
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 42 - 52 -10 55.8 0.85
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 61 - 64 -3 79.6 1.05
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertzmertz 58 - 62 -4 75.4 0.97
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 57 - 62 -5 69.4 0.96
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 54 - 61 -7 69.5 0.96
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 50 - 68 -18 64.2 0.89

Denmark Astralis Brazil SK
Europe mousesports France G2
Europe FaZe United States Cloud9
Ukraine Natus Vincere North America Liquid
Kazakhstan Gambit
Sweden NiP
Sweden fnatic
France Envy
China TYLOO Serbia Valiance
Turkey Space Soldiers
North America North America qual.

DreamHack Masters Marseille will run on April 18-22 with 16 teams battling it out for a share of the $250,000 prize-pool. The playoffs stage of the tournament will be held at Le Dôme, and you can purchase tickets to the event here.

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
865
KPR:
0.87
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
657
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
683
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
653
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Serbia Aleksa 'Impulse' Stankić
Aleksa 'Impulse' Stankić
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
346
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
685
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
#1
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Netherlands ThatHltvGuy 
fak
2018-03-25 21:13
#9
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
Denmark got cucked
2018-03-25 21:13
#67
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Turkey Mustafa- 
Space Soldiers > Astralis > North
2018-03-25 21:58
you changed mustafa. you used to b8, not state the facts....
2018-03-25 22:01
#83
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Serbia sensei256 
True dat my friend
2018-03-25 23:47
#98
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Turkey Mustafa- 
yes my friend
2018-03-26 06:26
#16
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Netherlands ThatHltvGuy 
wanted to comment for mousesports win not this thrash
2018-03-25 21:14
#28
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Europe HLTV70IQforum 
space soldiers finally rated top10 in the world? well done
2018-03-25 21:14
vactaresGOD
2018-03-25 21:19
#2
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Switzerland Alpollo 
Nice
2018-03-25 21:13
#3
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Spain VIKTORAL 
Close
2018-03-25 21:13
1
2018-03-25 21:13
#5
flusha | 
United States MrNoodle 
Nice to see SS continuing to make lan.
2018-03-25 21:16
#6
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Europe justkayra 
Lol
2018-03-25 21:13
#7
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Brazil eoteamo 
ll
2018-03-25 21:13
yooooo
2018-03-25 21:13
#11
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United States pes0man 
wow
2018-03-25 21:13
xantares top1 2018
2018-03-25 21:13
#33
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Ukraine django_cs 
lol
2018-03-25 21:16
#81
paz | 
Russia Feodor 
+1
2018-03-25 23:12
#102
gAndhi | 
Turkey Nearje 
Top5
2018-03-26 09:53
ez
2018-03-25 21:13
ez
2018-03-25 21:13
#15
Salah | 
Sweden PerraP 
NIKO BROThER
2018-03-25 21:13
gg
2018-03-25 21:14
Kjaerbye left astralis for this LUL
2018-03-25 21:14
hahhahaa expected karma 4 kjaerbye "2faced" potato
2018-03-25 21:59
#19
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United States PepeBizon 
EZ
2018-03-25 21:14
north overrated af or ss rocks idk
2018-03-25 21:14
deserved, wp SS will make playoffs, mark this!
2018-03-25 21:14
Xantares carried the whole team once again
2018-03-25 21:14
#23
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Portugal AgenteDoFox 
VIRTUS 4Head PRO 4Head
2018-03-25 21:14
#24
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
gucci
2018-03-25 21:14
#40
paz | 
Turkey ArmuTTino 
gang
2018-03-25 21:18
finally...
2018-03-25 21:14
#26
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Turkey loggivero 
Finally amk
2018-03-25 21:14
#27
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Austria VeryMusl1mGuy 
godtares <3
2018-03-25 21:14
#29
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France StickyRice 
Maj3r one of the best IGL, congrats
2018-03-25 21:15
lol no
2018-03-27 22:19
#30
Brollan | 
Turkey UTEYED 
86 - 63 +23 ezzzzz
2018-03-25 21:15
What a joke...
2018-03-25 21:15
Vp lose chokesports yeah joke xd
2018-03-25 21:17
I mean, why there were some tier 10 teams in qualifiers instead of decent t2 teams that weren't even invited to quali...
2018-03-25 22:17
#32
ropz | 
Estonia carmen 
vactares
2018-03-25 21:16
Lantares coming <3
2018-03-25 21:16
#35
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Turkey 0vercast 
Feel bad for North. They are better than all other teams in qualifier
2018-03-25 21:16
#42
paz | 
Turkey ArmuTTino 
They didnt win, so they are not better Good logic
2018-03-25 21:19
#48
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Turkey 0vercast 
I mean except SS
2018-03-25 21:21
rip danish cs
2018-03-25 21:16
#37
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Turkey pardus 
*** near flawless T side, not CT
2018-03-25 21:17
#39
tarik | 
Turkey razendd_ 
Gj boyz
2018-03-25 21:17
#41
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Finland t33mu 
great job bois
2018-03-25 21:18
niko's silver cousin lul
2018-03-25 21:19
I am so fucking happy.
2018-03-25 21:20
#46
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Serbia BalkanGuy14 
BALKAN!
2018-03-25 21:20
#50
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Turkey 0vercast 
SS is kinda Balkan tho :)
2018-03-25 21:23
#60
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
+1, was just gonna say nice to see 2 balkan teams make it to DH. Well deserved!
2018-03-25 21:45
#95
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina MRYENER 
POWER !
2018-03-26 03:17
Easy for little niko
2018-03-25 21:20
#49
smooya | 
United Kingdom s373n 
Valiance PogChamp
2018-03-25 21:22
xantarEZ
2018-03-25 21:24
LUL
2018-03-26 01:10
XANTARES directly translates to lunches, and he made a lunch out of danish cookies.
2018-03-25 21:25
:DDDDDDD
2018-03-25 21:55
#53
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Turkey DebbSoray 
My 2 favourite in this qualifier team go to France. I'm really happy.
2018-03-25 21:25
nice xd
2018-03-25 21:31
#55
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Italy Machiavelli06 
86-64 KD OMG Impressive....
2018-03-25 21:37
xantareasy
2018-03-25 21:38
-ngin+woxic=turkish super team
2018-03-25 21:42
#62
tarik | 
Turkey razendd_ 
+1
2018-03-25 21:52
#103
gAndhi | 
Turkey Nearje 
+1
2018-03-26 10:00
#58
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Niko's cousin gonna be like: "Niko! It's your cousin! Let's go bowling!" GGWP
2018-03-25 21:45
lol, niko makouzin, welkom 2 murica
2018-03-25 21:55
#70
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
"Do you seriously mean that you don't like fake titties, cousin?" lmao
2018-03-25 22:00
#79
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Turkey evansgc 
luuul
2018-03-25 22:44
#59
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France mitideux 
vactares !
2018-03-25 21:45
#61
jkaem | 
North America RICHURDD 
Valiance will win dh masters
2018-03-25 21:51
#63
Ninjas | 
Luxembourg xdxdasd 
Nice Space Soldiers ! YOU'RE INSANE XANTARES..
2018-03-25 21:54
First time SS in dreamhack!!!
2018-03-25 21:56
#68
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Brazil HEN1_ 
valiance are the most inconsistent tier 2 team ever. what happened to them in the iem katowice 2018 qualifiers?
2018-03-25 21:58
tier2? 0/8
2018-03-25 22:38
#105
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Brazil HEN1_ 
tier3 then?
2018-03-27 00:28
#92
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Turkey AtheismFTW 
tier2?? ofc they're inconsistent they have a different 5th everytime I check
2018-03-26 01:31
#72
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Turkey casmere 
Non stop performance, ss is tier 1 soon, mark my words.
2018-03-25 22:04
#73
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Turkey Jarrod 
XANTARES KD ratio lul this MAN is another level
2018-03-25 22:07
like major tournament, look that teams :) Astralis #8 SK #5 mousesports #6 G2 #9 FaZe #1 Cloud9 #2 Natus Vincere #7 Liquid #4 Gambit #15 NiP #10 fnatic #3 EnVyUs #30 TyLoo #24 Valiance #53 Space Soldiers #12 top 10 teams + 12 + 15 + 24 + 30 + 53
2018-03-25 22:09
#76
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
hunter and niko on one tournament)
2018-03-25 22:26
niko in ss next year confirmed
2018-03-25 22:34
#80
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Spain JasonRacism 
Valiance wtf lol ... GJ I guess
2018-03-25 22:46
Im feeling thank you
2018-03-25 23:34
#85
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Brazil hugoooo 
Nice, a different team attending a lan with good teams.
2018-03-26 00:18
#86
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Russia Nikosimus 
If XANTARES isnt cheating, I dont know what he is made of It's beyond insane
2018-03-26 00:42
HE IS NOT CHEATING BRO...
2018-03-26 01:09
I am glad 4 Valiance, only qualifying on this kind of event is great achievement. Ofc, they will probably be crushed there, but still that is great experience 4 them. So guys show us some good fight over there !!!
2018-03-26 00:57
WATCH OUT FOR ENVYUS.... Dont place any wrong bets..
2018-03-26 01:12
+1 Be sure to bet against EnVy everytime
2018-03-26 06:28
#91
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Sweden bycarel 
Nice
2018-03-26 01:20
-magisk -konfig nice job MSLUL
2018-03-26 02:07
#96
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Serbia dzigiii 
Gj Valiance, finally some team from Serbia, big thing for serbian csgo community for sure :)
2018-03-26 03:34
Ss is not really surprise, but valiance... How?
2018-03-26 03:52
Rip vp
2018-03-26 08:54
lulroic
2018-03-26 16:46
Thank you for the support! lets gooo!
2018-03-27 22:15
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