Imperial win DreamHack Open Summer over OpTic
Imperial took the DreamHack Open Summer title after beating OpTic 2-0 (16-7 Overpass, 16-12 Mirage) in the grand final.
Going towards A on the Terrorist pistol on Overpass was the recipe for success for Imperial, who won the first two rounds before OpTic surprised them with some saved guns, stealing away the third. That didn't faze Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend's team, though, who struck straight back and got to a 5-1 lead thanks to Rokas "EspiranTo" Milasauskas clutching a 1v2.
A quad-kill bathroom-hold from René "cajunb" Borg got the Danes on the board again and his team then managed a three-round winning streak. Imperial put a stop to that by breaking through OpTic's three-man A setup, getting back into the driver's seat (8-4). With Jakob "JUGi" Hansen stepping up towards the end of the half, OpTic managed to add two more rounds to their tally, but Imperial still finished their T side with a comfortable 9-6 lead.
After the switch, Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer's squad managed a force buy win to make up for the loss in the pistol, but EspiranTo's double entry with the Deagle swung things back Imperial's way. The international squad got onto match point soon, before stopping OpTic's long A approach to close out Overpass, 16-7.
OpTic got the much-needed pistol round win to start off Mirage on the right foot, but a back-and-forth second round was concluded by a sneaky play from kRYSTAL, who got a kill with the USP-S and the Zeus to give his side the round.
Off the back of that round, Imperial ran up a 7-2 CT side lead, surviving a scary anti-eco where Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke single-handedly broke into the B site with the Deagle. However, a fast-paced A push worked out in the next round and saw OpTic build some momentum. The Danes were looking to end the half strongly, but a 3v2 lost to kRYSTAL and Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann on A saw them limit themselves to 7 Terrorist rounds.
cajunb sniped down three with the USP-S defending the B site in the second pistol and OpTic was able to soon take the lead, with clutches from Snappi and cajunb making the score 12-8. EspiranTo then had a massive round to break a negative streak for his side and Imperial started finding more success in mid, allowing them to split onto both sites easily.
With Nemanja "nexa" Isaković putting up a big performance alongside the likes of Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas and TENZKI, Imperial secured seven consecutive rounds to reach match point. Then, Snappi tried a deep-apps B hold, but it only yielded one kill and Imperial broke onto the site and held in the after plant to win Mirage 16-12, and the grand final 2-0.
|OpTic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb||40 - 35||+5||80.8||1.09|
|Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig||39 - 39||0||78.6||1.02|
|Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi||31 - 33||-2||58.7||0.89|
|Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade||24 - 33||-9||59.8||0.84|
|Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi||20 - 43||-23||60.3||0.60|
|Imperial||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskasnukkye||42 - 29||+13||92.0||1.39|
|Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa||40 - 27||+13||85.3||1.28|
|Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo||40 - 33||+7||80.1||1.25|
|Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI||31 - 31||0||63.9||1.03|
|Kevin 'kRYSTAL' AmendkRYSTAL||30 - 34||-4||65.2||0.97|