Space Soldiers beat Heroic; to DH Austin grand final

Space Soldiers have assured themselves of a spot in the DreamHack Open Austin grand final after beating Heroic 2-0.

The second semi-final of the tournament began on Cache, Space Soldiers' map pick, with Buğra "Calyx" Arkın and Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş securing their team's CT pistol with a triple and a double-kill, respectively. Heroic responded well in a force-buy, in part thanks to a CZ double-kill from Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen, but their opponents instantly regained control of proceedings.

Heroic picked up the pace and lost just one of the next five rounds to bag the lead, but they would only be able to win one more round until the break, with Space Soldiers coming out on top of the half with a 9-6 scoreline.

Adam "friberg" Friberg's men got off to a great start in the second half, winning the pistol and the anti-ecos to level the score. Space Soldiers replied with a three-round winning streak before Heroic tightened up their defence to go up 14-12.

Neither team would be able to close out the map in regulation, with Heroic equalising the score at 15-15 on the back of a triple-kill from Andreas "MODDII" Fridh in a 3v3 post-plant situation. In overtime, Space Soldiers did not let their map pick slip away and sealed the deal with a 19-16 win.

MAJ3R's Space Soldiers will take on Rogue in the DreamHack Austin grand final

Next up was Mirage, the map chosen by Heroic, who started on the Terrorist side. It kicked off with Calyx countering Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen's quad-kill with a great 1v3 clutch, which Space Soldiers followed up with the subsequent anti-eco.

Heroic then hit their first round on the board in a third-round buy, but Space Soldiers would not let them build on that and went on a great run that saw them lose only two of the next nine rounds. The European mixture still managed to find a way through their opponents' defence for two more rounds, however, bringing the deficit to 5-10.

In the second half, Heroic won their CT pistol and the following anti-eco, but, once Space Soldiers had money to work with, they immediately got on the board thanks to another 1v3 clutch from Calyx that they picked up the 18th round.

After that, Space Soldiers kept tearing Heroic's defence apart to go up 14-7. Heroic still attempted a comeback by winning four rounds in a row, but a comeback was not on the cards as the Turkish side would string two rounds together to book passage to the final.

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 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 48 - 43 +5 85.7 1.09
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 38 - 44 -6 73.5 0.95
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 42 - 51 -9 76.2 0.91
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 33 - 47 -14 57.8 0.85
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsencromen 30 - 45 -15 57.4 0.84
 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 63 - 29 +34 89.9 1.59
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 44 - 44 0 90.3 1.21
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 42 - 43 -1 81.1 1.09
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 39 - 36 +3 68.8 1.07
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 41 - 39 +2 68.0 1.02

Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1123
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
1009
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
850
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1509
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Norway Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
393
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
749
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
#1
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
Congrats, was hoping to see Heroic in the finals but should be good either way
2018-06-03 23:47
Zmrd
2018-06-03 23:47
#9
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
NT, expected
2018-06-03 23:47
#24
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Palestine zwe 
expected
2018-06-03 23:54
#6
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Calyx boss
2018-06-03 23:47
Kappa
2018-06-03 23:47
GOD CALYX
2018-06-03 23:47
AGAIN ???????? EDITED XD
2018-06-03 23:47
#35
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
:0
2018-06-04 08:26
#36
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
Yeah it’s so I can get top 1 and make a good point instead of just writing “gg” or “expected”
2018-06-04 08:32
Lmao tier 1 hltv User
2018-06-04 13:14
#38
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
Lmao
2018-06-04 13:49
-1 tier
2018-06-04 13:56
#40
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
;( feelsbadman
2018-06-04 14:03
#2
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India ashwani597 
Nice
2018-06-03 23:46
#3
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Europe b7ack0ut 
gg
2018-06-03 23:47
#5
mou | 
Turkey LANCELOT06 
expected
2018-06-03 23:47
Calyx top1
2018-06-03 23:47
#12
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Turkey ozzy4128 
Calyx smurfing
2018-06-03 23:47
Expected
2018-06-03 23:49
#33
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Turkey ozzy4128 
Expected
2018-06-04 00:19
#23
Ninjas | 
Luxembourg xdxdasd 
Expected
2018-06-03 23:53
#14
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Lithuania LuckyBitch 
awww yeah bvois
2018-06-03 23:48
Gg
2018-06-03 23:48
nice
2018-06-03 23:48
#17
AM | 
Brazil YARRAKTARES 
calyx s1mple level carry
2018-06-03 23:48
Calyx playing this sh.t good
2018-06-03 23:49
another LAN final in 2018 for space soldiers i think this time they will take the trophy. calyx on fire xantares always deliver. so paz its up to you.
2018-06-03 23:49
Calyx was playing deathmatch
2018-06-03 23:49
Calyx as always best turkish player at LAN, unlike online hero Xantares
2018-06-03 23:51
#25
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Turkey 0vercast 
but still xantares has more ADR
2018-06-03 23:54
adr is useless info...
2018-06-03 23:55
#27
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Turkey 0vercast 
why do you think so ? calyx is playing good but he plays like a baiter, always so defensive. if xantares didnt deal that damage calyx wouldnt have picked those kills.
2018-06-03 23:56
I agree. ADR is quite notable statistic for CS imo.
2018-06-04 00:00
#29
AM | 
Brazil YARRAKTARES 
13 opening frags... its his role
2018-06-04 00:00
#30
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Europe havebadday 
CALYX MVP
2018-06-04 00:01
#32
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Armenia 1915 
I hate SS but Calyx played good af
2018-06-04 00:05
Only Turks care about SS lul
2018-06-04 06:58
might as well support a team from your country thats actually relevant, you should too. Ropz is a great team
2018-06-05 01:57
#43
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Turkey KUYASH 
-200 iq
2018-06-06 18:56
no post about them winning?
2018-06-05 01:55
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