Imperial stun North; compLexity overrun Renegades at DH Summer

Imperial and Complexity are one victory away from the DreamHack Open Summer playoffs after defeating North and Renegades, respectively, in the first round of matches.

The first match in Jönköping began with Imperial taking the pistol round following a B retake, with Rokas "EspiranTo" Milasauskas getting three kills to his name. North responded with a third-round buy and eventually restored parity at 2-2, but the Danes would not be able to take the lead as EspiranTo came huge with two last-second kills to deny the bomb plant.

North hit back immediately with a quad-kill from Philip "aizy" Aistrup, who punished Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend for a whiffed AWP shot in a 1v1, setting themselves up for a 5-3 lead. It looked like the Danish team was in control of the match, but Imperial kept their defence very tight for the rest of the half and went into the break up by one round.

nukkye led Imperial to a surprising win over North

The second half saw Imperial further add to their lead after taking the pistol round on the back of a Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas ace. What followed was a hectic period as the teams traded force-buys, with the European mixture coming out on top.

Imperial rode that momentum to take a 12-8 lead, but then North tightened up their defence and twice brought the deficit to a minimum. kRYSTAL's men would not let a comeback happen, however, and strung three rounds together to seal the victory.

Matchpage
12
16
16th June 2018
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Train
16
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Daniel 'mertz' Mertzmertz 24 - 20 +4 84.9 1.31
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 20 - 22 -2 92.6 1.11
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 16 - 21 -5 72.9 0.99
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 19 - 17 +2 61.3 0.98
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 16 - 20 -4 70.4 0.87
 Imperial K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskasnukkye 24 - 17 +7 77.1 1.27
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 23 - 19 +4 98.5 1.25
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' AmendkRYSTAL 20 - 20 0 77.1 1.05
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 21 - 22 -1 71.3 0.96
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 12 - 18 -6 58.6 0.75

The match that followed, featuring two teams who compete in North America, started with Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz taking down Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad to prevent a 1v4 clutch from the Norwegian. Things quickly got out of hand for the Australians, whose first round win, when they were down 0-5, was immediately traded back.

Complexity continued to cut through Renegades' defence like butter, with the scoreline blooming to a 13-1 advantage for the North American side before jkaem gave his team a much-needed second round with a triple-kill in an A hold.

stanislaw's men were too strong for Renegades

Renegades won the second half pistol with an A execution and followed that up with both anti-ecos to make it 13-5. Complexity responded in the first gun round, which forced Noah "Nifty" Francis to call a tactical pause. But it was in vain as the North Americans refused to let their foot off the gas and locked down the map without losing any more rounds.

Matchpage
5
16
16th June 2018
5
Mirage
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 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 17 - 17 0 94.1 1.15
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 15 - 17 -2 91.3 1.05
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 6 - 16 -10 46.5 0.60
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 10 - 16 -6 47.9 0.59
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 9 - 14 -5 44.1 0.58
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 21 - 10 +11 115.5 1.82
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' FodorANDROID 20 - 10 +10 81.1 1.45
United Kingdom Rory 'dephh' Jacksondephh 14 - 12 +2 67.2 1.28
United States Jaccob 'yay' Whiteakeryay 15 - 13 +2 78.5 1.22
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM 10 - 12 -2 61.2 0.91
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1029
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
789
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
698
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
526
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1319
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Unexpected
2018-06-16 14:13
#3
China o_O 
Gj
2018-06-16 14:13
#4
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Poland vzk 
Yes
2018-06-16 14:13
#6
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Denmark LGoony 
Lol north disband
2018-06-16 14:13
godNEXA
2018-06-16 14:14
#8
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
expected
2018-06-16 14:14
#9
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
shit north
2018-06-16 14:14
Expected
2018-06-16 14:14
#11
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Stun north KEK
2018-06-16 14:14
Lol complexity gz
2018-06-16 14:14
#13
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Paraguay HighAlching 
expected from GODSPIRANTO 2
2018-06-16 14:14
Ok
2018-06-16 14:16
#16
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Sweden Akoulad 
"Stun", really HLTV, relax please. This result was not surprising at all
2018-06-16 14:18
It was to North, they still think they're a tier 1 team xD
2018-06-16 17:20
#18
kRYSTAL | 
Germany Hitzi 
Ez for krystal
2018-06-16 14:18
North is so trash. It is so weird that they get to stay together :D
2018-06-16 14:19
#20
United Kingdom Alth 
Not really much of a stun is it. North are beyond horrific now.
2018-06-16 14:20
#23
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Denmark denDAY04 
Was somewhat thinking the same. xD
2018-06-16 14:27
exactly
2018-06-16 15:52
#24
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Germany Sabba1 
They will come back stronger
2018-06-16 14:27
Anyone who watched the game, was it really as bad for the bois as it looks on the scoreboard?
2018-06-16 14:33
#28
HaZR | 
Australia 55_ 
Yeah :/ Dunno what's happened to them recently
2018-06-16 14:36
#29
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Ukraine Ch1caqO 
Yes, it was
2018-06-16 14:42
#30
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African Union mikecool 
Hard game to watch, they weren't hitting anything and they overall just played very poorly. I think it would've been better if they hadn't chosen mirage, but whats done is done. Hopefully, they can prepare better for the next game.
2018-06-16 14:43
#33
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Germany oloP 
Yea, they were down 13-1 and essentially only won the second pistol
2018-06-16 14:45
#27
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Canada LARRATT 
compLexity DOING WORK
2018-06-16 14:36
Renegades in 2018 LUL
2018-06-16 14:45
'fan of OCEAN'
2018-06-16 15:48
'fan of Tainted Minds'
2018-06-16 15:52
‘fan of NTC’
2018-06-16 17:43
#36
Just2EZ | 
Europe 4ENCE 
Wtf Nexa,krystal,tenzki in one team>>>north
2018-06-16 14:51
#38
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Brazil Botzera__ 
Disband_North_and_Renegades_ffs
2018-06-16 15:38
Disband_the_molecules_that_make_RonnEz_ffs
2018-06-16 15:47
#44
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Serbia livefour 
Nexa carry
2018-06-16 16:47
“Stun”? Omegalul
2018-06-16 21:37
#50
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Chile StfanoLELE 
Nifty to c9 lul
2018-06-17 03:20
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