Giants qualify for DreamHack Valencia

Giants have punched their ticket to DreamHack Open Valencia after topping the Iberian qualifier with a 2-1 victory over OFFSET.

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.

ALEX & co wil attend DreamHack Open Valencia

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.

Spain Miguel 'Blastinho' Llombart
Miguel 'Blastinho' Llombart
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
67
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
583
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Spain Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
317
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Portugal Francisco 'obj' Ramos
Francisco 'obj' Ramos
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
58
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.65
Portugal Paulo 'pr' Silva
Paulo 'pr' Silva
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.72
#6
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Italy Er1cz
Nice
2018-06-03 19:43
1 reply
Expected
2018-06-03 20:37
Haha top
2018-06-03 19:43
#10
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Spain 1996
ALEX IS A STUPID
2018-06-03 19:43
It was really deserved they beat Movistar Riders(best spanish team) and OFFSET( best Portuguese steam) OFFSET made really stupid mistakes they were leading 11-9 in Inferno... Happy to see 2 portuguese players in DreamHack + the coach portuguese too
2018-06-03 19:44
10 replies
What about tempo? Why didn't they play the qualifer
2018-06-03 20:26
8 replies
They nub
2018-06-03 20:32
they didn't
2018-06-03 20:54
#42
rmn | 
Portugal blaldas
no one knows
2018-06-03 20:59
1 reply
Innocent said that they will play thid quali so it is weird
2018-06-03 21:09
They played the Minor qualy
2018-06-03 21:14
#51
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Portugal ron4r
They did play a qualifier to dh Valência, lost to fragsters in the final. I guess they didn't want to play in the Iberian due to the major quals.
2018-06-03 21:33
2 replies
Yea I know but innocent said on Twitter that they would play it but they didn't
2018-06-03 21:43
1 reply
#55
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Portugal ron4r
Oh, didn't see that. Maybe there's yet another qualifier? Idk :/
2018-06-03 22:14
Offset best team in Portugal?, why if they lost the first big lan this year in Portugal for hexagone?
2018-06-04 13:58
#20
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Finland Smoonah
nice only known of killdream and basically no one else
2018-06-03 19:47
#21
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Spain Ijuancar
Alex its a beast
2018-06-03 19:48
Killdream is back boys!!!!
2018-06-03 19:48
Cool
2018-06-03 19:51
#32
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Greenland gpereira01
Stadodo should play the in DH, feels bad man
2018-06-03 20:17
1 reply
#56
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Portugal Pingooo
yy
2018-06-03 22:20
#33
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Israel xpicyyy
Nobody cares
2018-06-03 20:18
4 replies
You opened the thread,you care
2018-06-03 20:21
3 replies
#37
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Israel xpicyyy
I care cuz they keep posting about this team
2018-06-03 20:24
2 replies
#43
rmn | 
Portugal blaldas
ur saying u're nobody?
2018-06-03 21:00
1 reply
#50
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Israel xpicyyy
no
2018-06-03 21:24
pr is a beast in young age for sure a future player to keep a eye on
2018-06-03 20:22
5 replies
#45
rmn | 
Portugal blaldas
beast in iberic….
2018-06-03 21:02
4 replies
#57
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Portugal Pingooo
and? mixwell was a beast in iberic, fox also
2018-06-03 22:21
3 replies
#62
rmn | 
Portugal blaldas
fox and mixwell are international players, pr is a player that only plays against "outsiders" in esea main, were the quality of some players is not that big. when some caster and analists like zorlak say that he is a beast, they are comparing him with other português players, not with international players...
2018-06-04 22:04
2 replies
#63
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Portugal Pingooo
Fox and mixwell started as iberian beasts
2018-06-05 15:39
1 reply
#64
rmn | 
Portugal blaldas
fox and mixwell were the best players in their contry by far… pr it is not the best in Portugal...
2018-06-05 20:07
Expected and deserve Offset need changes. -stadodo +obj
2018-06-03 20:23
4 replies
#44
rmn | 
Portugal blaldas
no it does not need that… obj is good in some other top spanish team…
2018-06-03 21:01
+1
2018-06-03 21:14
-stadodo? wtf is always very good for them
2018-06-03 22:46
1 reply
No impact with AWP...
2018-06-03 23:50
Go God Roman deserved
2018-06-03 21:12
Soooooo EZ 4 best New York team (why did this get deleted?)
2018-06-03 21:49
"Giants reached the grand final after defeating Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas's clutchmasterz in the last-four stage" This is wrong. Giants won against Movistar in the semi-finals. Previously they have also eliminated clutchmasterz, but in the quarter-finals.
2018-06-03 22:13
Giants.FYRR73
2018-06-03 23:56
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