Torqued win DH Open Tours NA qualifier

Torqued have secured a spot at DreamHack Open Tours following a 2-1 win over compLexity (9-16 on Inferno, 16-14 on Cobblestone, and 16-14 on Nuke) in the North American closed qualifier.

The final began on Inferno, where chaos broke out on banana, but Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor tapped his way through with a triple kill to secure the pistol for his team. In the following round, Torqued secured the eco thanks to a post-plant double hold from Matt "Pollo" Wilson and Keven "AZK" Lariviere to even the score. Joshua "steel" Nissan and his men then marched on to pick up four in a row before Complexity answered back on their buy round. Two more rounds would go towards Complexity until a well-timed execute on the A-bombsite from Torqued would force Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker to save.

swag and co. to play offline in France

Torqued pressed on to pick up two more rounds, but a saved AWP from Complexity allowed Alec "Slemmy" White and co. to secure the scrappy round and the remainder of the half for an 8-7 lead. A passive approach from Torqued in the second half didn’t pay dividends as the team struggled to close rounds, with Complexity, winning nine out of ten rounds in the second half to secure the series lead.

The series moved onto Complexity’s map pick, Cobblestone, where their T-side marched through the pistol and the anti-ecos for a 3-0 lead. Torqued responded in their buy round, in which Pollo came out on top of a 1v1 over Slemmy to secure the defuse, but ANDROID's triple kill in the following round kept the lead within three rounds. The lead didn’t last long, though, as Torqued picked up three straight off the back of AZK's and Kenneth "koosta" Suen’s firm hold on B with CZ-75s. 

Down 7-8, Complexity opened the second half with three straight, but then a buy from Torqued allowed the squad to string together six straight to take the 14-10 lead. Complexity then traded rounds that eventually led the team to win three straight, but Braxton "swag" Pierce sold the fake on A that allowed steel to secure the plant and win the 1v1 to even the series.

The decider came down to Nuke, where Complexity came out strong with four straight on the board. However, Torqued returned on their buy round to tack on five straight for the lead. Complexity tried to equalize the score late in the half, but AZK stopped the defuser in a 1v3 post-plant situation to claim the 9-6 half. The second half was highly contested as the two teams had several lopsided rounds that could have gone either way, but Torqued eventually edge Nuke by the narrowest of margins to secure their spot at DreamHack Open Tours.

 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' FodorANDROID 66 - 51 +15 82.5 1.22
United Kingdom Rory 'dephh' Jacksondephh 65 - 63 +2 85.3 1.15
United States Jaccob 'yay' Whiteakeryay 58 - 57 +1 71.5 1.11
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurneyptr 62 - 56 +6 73.0 1.09
United States Alec 'Slemmy' WhiteSlemmy 36 - 57 -21 49.1 0.73
 Torqued K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 64 - 52 +12 70.8 1.14
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag 60 - 57 +3 78.0 1.11
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissansteel 56 - 61 -5 82.9 1.11
United States Matt 'Pollo' WilsonPollo 52 - 61 -9 72.9 0.98
Canada Keven 'AZK' LariviereAZK 52 - 58 -6 58.5 0.90

Torqued join AGO, the winner of the European closed qualifier, as the first teams confirmed for the French event, which will take place from May 19-21. The remaining six sides are expected to be revealed by DreamHack shortly.

United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
United States Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
309
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
United States Jaccob 'yay' Whiteaker
Jaccob 'yay' Whiteaker
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
577
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
777
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Alec 'Slemmy' White
Alec 'Slemmy' White
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
445
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
435
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Canada Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
282
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
525
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
#2
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CIS s1mpletop0ne 
Very Nice news HLTV.org GOD s1mple top 1 2018 best player of all time BAITZERA WHO? choko who? SK DID BIGGEST MISTAKE NOT BUYING BEST PLAYER EVER TOUCHED this game.. GOD S1MPLE TOP 1
2018-04-09 10:02
..................wat
2018-04-09 10:07
Simple 0 trophies in 2018 OMEGALUL come to successful team and made it garbage OMEGALUL Transformed from tweeter warrior to eco warrior OMEGALUL
2018-04-09 10:30
#35
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kick_pita_ffs 
And SK have how many trophies in 2018?
2018-04-09 11:04
For example 17-22 place at wesg world finals, really deserved i think
2018-04-09 12:22
#50
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kick_pita_ffs 
And mouz didnt even get invited omegalul
2018-04-09 12:42
#54
ropz | 
Germany SteveMW 
that comment doesnt even make sense.
2018-04-09 13:16
#62
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Korea dev1sta 
Think he means they went out in groups so poorly even though mouz, a really strong team, wasn't in it. Regardless of the tournament strictly allowing only teams with same nationalities.
2018-04-09 14:57
#65
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kick_pita_ffs 
This was bait u morons
2018-04-09 15:01
LOl Rofl mouseports isn’t even a national team you dumbass
2018-04-09 14:16
#66
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kick_pita_ffs 
This was bait u moron
2018-04-09 15:01
#83
ropz | 
Germany SteveMW 
everyone who baits doesnt bait , bait is an excuse
2018-04-09 23:21
#86
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Bosnia and Herzegovina kick_pita_ffs 
Moron
2018-04-10 08:19
#87
ropz | 
Germany SteveMW 
yes you
2018-04-10 10:46
Facepalm
2018-04-09 14:28
#51
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Switzerland BlackH4ze 
ukraine didnt attempt at wesg...
2018-04-09 12:46
Torqued to win next major.
2018-04-09 10:34
ecks dee (no space)
2018-04-09 10:42
#41
Norway 5kkk 
omg ur so dum, they kant go to major because they ar bannd
2018-04-09 11:42
#45
paz | 
Russia Feodor 
Sorry, ez major for SS
2018-04-09 11:59
#57
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Russia klepan 
They are banned on valve events
2018-04-09 14:16
They arent banned. One of their players are.
2018-04-09 17:21
1?
2018-04-10 01:47
3* forgot AZK and Swag were on the roster.
2018-04-10 02:57
#36
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Finland Tusku 
they did try to buy him tho?
2018-04-09 11:09
#37
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CIS s1mpletop0ne 
ofc price too big nobrainer xD navi now top1
2018-04-09 11:26
#46
Sico | 
New Zealand HeliiZ 
They actually agreed to buy s1mple, it was Flamie's buyout that fucked the deal over as well as NaVi not respecting some clauses in s1mple's contract. s1mple's buyout was 500k but they tried to set Flamie's buyout at 700k and were being really picky about how they sold him, thats why SK had to pull out. It's not like they couldnt afford him lmao.
2018-04-09 12:02
#3
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Europe wai7ing 
Yey, pretty close maps they won
2018-04-09 10:00
me butthole was clenched
2018-04-09 10:08
gl steel
2018-04-09 10:00
#38
ryx | 
Venezuela gaditoh 
what a throw by Slemmy -21, ez skins
2018-04-09 11:29
#5
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Norway Maximilianmus 
ez
2018-04-09 10:00
Who
2018-04-09 10:00
Ok
2018-04-09 10:00
#8
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Germany Bestgerman69 
Ez
2018-04-09 10:00
#9
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Germany Flachzange 
ez for steel
2018-04-09 10:00
#10
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Finland Vkims 
Three players with negative k/d and still manages to win, good job
2018-04-09 10:01
Its only because of Slemmy
2018-04-09 10:29
Because they won 1st map by big margin.
2018-04-09 11:50
#11
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Croatia Luka2510 
Slemmy get out
2018-04-09 10:02
Nice
2018-04-09 10:02
RISE OF NA IS STILL HAPPENING
2018-04-09 10:02
#14
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Indonesia Dzapko 
Swag is back
2018-04-09 10:03
Gj job by torqued and their spiritual leader Joshua "steel" Nissan
2018-04-09 10:03
Nice to see slemmy is still the same 🙂
2018-04-09 10:03
xaxa
2018-04-09 10:20
He's a pretty good Rust Player. <3
2018-04-09 12:24
tbh feel kinda bad for coL maybe if they had somebody else than slemmy they could win
2018-04-09 10:03
#18
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Venezuela Kremator 
literally, why NA wanted to unban swag/brax so much, he is overrated af (he is T2 at full atm)
2018-04-09 10:07
#39
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Slovenia umadbrah 
he was nuts, but he didnt play in t1 since the ban.
2018-04-09 11:30
#68
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United Kingdom veiN_ 
considering he's not been competing vs T1 and inside a T1 team for years i'd say he's pretty nuts, when he competed at the CS Summit with C9 against T1 teams, he didn't once drop into a negative K/D and ruined some T1 teams.
2018-04-09 15:19
#71
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Indonesia ignite19 
They almost won vs liquid tho
2018-04-09 15:49
Swag individually is still a tier 1 player. If he gets unbanned from valve I'll bet FaZe will trade NiKo for him. He is one of those rare superstar players who can do everything (cold, niko, shox, olof, stew etc) and be really good at it.
2018-04-09 17:07
#82
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United States Lucaslyoko 
Yeah sorry but FaZe won’t trade Niko for brax. Most likely he’ll go to a normal EPL team.
2018-04-09 22:01
#21
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Denmark Zorrondo 
who win what?
2018-04-09 10:10
Koosta god
2018-04-09 10:13
#23
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Turkey rasheem 
DH Open is not a Premier tournament, just like Torqued. Maybe someday we could see Torqued in DH Masters, who knows... But unlikely...
2018-04-09 10:15
Well from a team that is only in MDL and have played online this is pretty successful
2018-04-09 10:59
Now if only they could do majors LUL
2018-04-09 10:20
koosta a real one now
2018-04-09 10:21
#27
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
POGCHAMP FINALLY ANOTHER LAN FOR SWAG AND CO.
2018-04-09 10:27
i like it
2018-04-09 10:45
Hahaha they should say thank you to bot slemmy
2018-04-09 10:50
bRRRRRRRaxton!
2018-04-09 11:36
#55
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Norway JorgyZ 
PsychibautV whats your name? BAHAHAHAHAH
2018-04-09 13:18
#42
Norway 5kkk 
Wow they qualified. Is this what we "freed" Brax for? lmao xd
2018-04-09 11:49
nice to see steel on lan again
2018-04-09 11:50
#49
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Brazil millerjmatos 
Swagera
2018-04-09 12:25
torqued on major pOgGeRzZ
2018-04-09 12:54
yesss torqued at tours
2018-04-09 12:56
#56
karrigan | 
North America Jkhes 
Nice, i love seeing torqued play.
2018-04-09 13:31
Good for them
2018-04-09 14:18
Ez steal
2018-04-09 14:54
#63
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Sweden godname 
NICE GOD KOOSTA
2018-04-09 14:58
AZK a beast
2018-04-09 14:59
Many good
2018-04-09 15:05
AZK he is the north american player but the titan he is the french stars
2018-04-09 15:34
Real happy to get to see swag play on premier LAN again.
2018-04-09 15:49
I didn't know steel was a thing, i should have trolled him at EGLX
2018-04-09 15:50
#73
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China Netori 
Gotta boycot the event now...
2018-04-09 16:23
So is this just a qualifier for the French event or all 8 events?
2018-04-09 16:26
#76
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Greece rusty1 
French event
2018-04-09 17:06
#80
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Portugal dascouves 
Literally says in the name Tours....
2018-04-09 20:24
"Tours" is a city
2018-04-09 21:23
Torqued on LAN PogChamp
2018-04-09 17:59
Very nice news. Sorry for offending you! -AverageCanadianGuy
2018-04-09 19:54
nice go ibp
2018-04-11 01:28
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