Giants qualify for DreamHack Valencia
Giants reached the grand final after defeating Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas's clutchmasterz in the last-four stage, while OFFSET beat bellow Portuguese side HD to seal passage to the final round of the qualifier.
The series began on Train, where Paulo "pr" Silva led OFFSET to a close 16-12 victory on Train with a 1.47 rating. But then the Alejandro "alex" Masanet show began. The 22-year-old put in strong displays on Overpass and Inferno, averaging a 1.48 rating on these two maps to power Giants to complete the reverse sweep and seal passage to the DreamHack event.
The Spanish team's successful qualification campaign came just 24 hours after they swapped AWPers, with Miguel "Blastinho" Llombart, formerly of x6tence and MAD Lions, replacing Francisco "obj" Ramos on the roster.
|Giants||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|75 - 49||+26||92.5||1.38|
|69 - 56||+13||88.2||1.23|
|48 - 55||-7||75.4||1.09|
|49 - 54||-5||60.7||0.97|
|46 - 56||-10||56.5||0.86|
|OFFSET||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|69 - 57||+12||89.3||1.18|
|57 - 54||+3||67.4||1.02|
|52 - 62||-10||75.9||0.97|
|43 - 55||-12||65.3||0.91|
|49 - 59||-10||60.4||0.90|
DreamHack Open Valencia will run from July 12-14 at Feria Valencia, with $100,000 up for grabs in the Counter-Strike tournament. Giants join Fragsters and Luminosity, the winners of the regional qualifiers, on the team list, which will be completed by five invitees, to be revealed by DreamHack shortly.