Rogue to DreamHack Austin final over Fragsters

It took Rogue three maps, Nuke (16-13), Inferno (11-16), and Dust2 (16-5), to eliminate Fragsters and move on to the final where they will wait for the winner of Heroic vs. Space Soldiers.

The first semi-final of the day kicked off with Rogue and Fragsters going head-to-head, with the Danes' map pick, Nuke, going first. The first pistol round went to Rogue, on the attack, as Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland and Hunter "SicK" Mims got underway with doubles. They then took it to 4-0 after the first gun round, but a forcebuy with four CZ frags and a scout kill gave got Fragsters on the board. It looked like the North American team would be the one to take the half with the early lead, but a strong defense eventually carried Fragsters to a 9-6 lead.

The second pistol round went once again to Rogue, who after winning the anti-eco and first gun round were able to bring it back to a 9-9 tie. Having lost the lead, Fragsters called a timeout to talk about their attack. Jacob "dragonfly" Lund then opened with the AWP in the following round, but a quad-kill by Rickeh stopped the Danes in their tracks. Rounds were then traded by both teams, although Fragsters seemed hesitant with some of their mid-round calling, eventually falling behind 11-13 going into a pistol buy. Fragsters tried a final push, winning two rounds, but it was ultimately Rogue who were able to close the map out, 16-13.

Rogue make it to the final of DreamHack Austin

Rogue started out on top on their pick, Inferno, winning the pistol round on the defense, but Fragsters won the forcebuy and were able to follow it up to a 3-1 lead going into the first gun round. Rogue were then able to bring it back with three rounds won in a row, but a 1vs4 clutch by dragonfly including a 1vs1 after-plant defense, kept the Danes in the lead, 5-4. After trading rounds, Fragsters came out on top, breaking Rogue's economy and going on to win the half, 9-6.

Martin "stavn" Lund and Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen downed all of their rivals to bag the first round of the second half, propelling Fragsters to a 12-6 lead before Rogue could get a round on the board in the first gun round. Rogue then started mounting the comeback, but a 1vs3 clutch by Nicolai "torben" Amorim on B got his team back on the driver's seat, one away from match point. Fragsters went on tie the series, 1-1, after ending Inferno, 16-11.

Fragsters were unable to contest Rogue on Dust2

The decider map, Dust2, looked like it was going to go well for Fragsters, as the Danish team took the pistol round on the defending side, but Rogue had different plans, however, as the North American squad went on a rampage after winning the forcebuy, taking eight in a row. After a lengthy technical pause, Ismail "refrezh" Ali and stavn gave their team a second round, with a double each, but Rogue won the follow-up and kept a completely dominant T-side half, 13-2.

Having won the pistol round, it looked like Rogue would go on to win it outright, but Fragsters, with two desert eagle kills by Bubzkji and two CZ75 kills by refrezh were able to keep the match alive. A clean round in which no defending player died a few rounds later, with 14-5 on the board, put Rogue on match point, which they converted the following round to take the map and match.

Matchpage
2
1
3rd June 2018
16
Nuke
13
11
Inferno
16
16
Dust2
5
 Rogue K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 68 - 37 +31 85.4 1.43
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh 58 - 41 +17 88.1 1.35
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 56 - 49 +7 78.1 1.20
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 48 - 49 -1 76.1 1.07
United States Daniel 'vice' Kimvice 50 - 45 +5 61.9 1.03
 Fragsters K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 58 - 62 -4 88.7 1.04
Denmark Jacob 'dragonfly' Lunddragonfly 51 - 56 -5 63.3 0.92
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' AndersenBubzkji 40 - 53 -13 70.0 0.89
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Alirefrezh 48 - 59 -11 72.2 0.87
Denmark Nicolai 'torben' Amorimtorben 24 - 51 -27 41.5 0.66
Denmark Jacob 'dragonfly' Lund
Jacob 'dragonfly' Lund
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
503
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.09
Denmark Nicolai 'torben' Amorim
Nicolai 'torben' Amorim
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
485
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
583
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lund
Martin 'stavn' Lund
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
605
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
619
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ez for SS
2018-06-03 20:31
#9
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Paraguay imjustmau 
Rogue will win the DH ez
2018-06-03 20:30
+1
2018-06-03 20:32
Ss won
2018-06-04 07:39
#2
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Bangladesh N0SP4C3 
Gg
2018-06-03 20:29
#3
AM | 
Brazil YARRAKTARES 
carrydian
2018-06-03 20:29
#4
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United Kingdom skullfellout 
YETETETTETETSTSTS
2018-06-03 20:29
yeet
2018-06-03 20:30
#7
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Denmark d347hbr1ng3r 
final?
2018-06-03 20:30
hiko are you kidding
2018-06-03 20:31
#11
EliGE | 
United States Jono13 
Les go hiko
2018-06-03 20:31
ez
2018-06-03 20:31
ez
2018-06-03 20:32
#15
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Australia Dadecum 
rickeh god
2018-06-03 20:33
So good to see Rickeh back in action
2018-06-03 20:36
#21
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
Amazing play by cadian :)
2018-06-03 20:46
hiko comeback :)))
2018-06-03 20:55
Gl rogue!!!
2018-06-03 20:57
#24
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France StickyRice 
GOD Cadian, top 10 denmark player for sure
2018-06-03 20:59
#26
JaCkz | 
Europe cArn5 
True
2018-06-03 21:01
#25
JaCkz | 
Europe cArn5 
cadiaN is amazing Good luck in final Rogue! <3 Hiko
2018-06-03 21:00
#28
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Greece knk74 
GO HIKO
2018-06-03 21:37
#29
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Japan Jotaro 
EZ for thiccko
2018-06-03 21:47
#30
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Spain akproxx 
Happy for rogue
2018-06-03 23:31
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