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.

Imperial win their second $100,000 tournament after lifting the Copenhagen Games trophy in March

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.

Matchpage
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18th June 2018
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Overpass
16
12
Mirage
16
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 40 - 35 +5 80.8 1.09
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 39 - 39 0 78.6 1.02
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 31 - 33 -2 58.7 0.89
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 24 - 33 -9 59.8 0.84
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 20 - 43 -23 60.3 0.60
 Imperial K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskasnukkye 42 - 29 +13 92.0 1.39
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 40 - 27 +13 85.3 1.28
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 40 - 33 +7 80.1 1.25
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 31 - 31 0 63.9 1.03
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' AmendkRYSTAL 30 - 34 -4 65.2 0.97

Final standings:

1. Europe Imperial - $50,000
2. Denmark OpTic - $20,000
3-4. Kazakhstan Gambit - $10,000
3-4. Denmark North - $10,000
5-6. North America Complexity - $3,000
5-6. Poland AGO - $3,000
7-8. Australia Renegades - $2,000
7-8. Sweden Red Reserve - $2,000

Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1621
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1275
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
971
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1640
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1267
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1230
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
792
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
One more ease tournament for my EU bois
2018-06-18 18:52
#15
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Other syrso
Not a big fan of krystal but this man really gets something out of his team. Happy for him
2018-06-18 18:53
#95
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Germany LiVerGOD
Budget^10 Faze aka Imperial Well deserved, happy for Kevin Amend
2018-06-18 22:33
#3
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Lithuania Sensow
n1
2018-06-18 18:52
#19
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Paraguay imjustmau
Imperial tier 1
2018-06-18 18:53
When you defeat a few tier 2 teams and win a strictly tier 2 tournament it doesn't make you tier 1
2018-06-19 07:07
#6
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
GGwp
2018-06-18 18:52
U think.Who mvp?I think espiranto
2018-06-18 19:03
#51
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
I was by a lake this weekend, only saw Mirage from Imperial... But ofc have to go with LT talent Espiranto tho
2018-06-18 19:05
Yeah I dont see too But Espi playing on cachs vs Gambit Its ohoho 36 kills Ebet wo parovoz
2018-06-18 19:08
namo
2018-06-18 20:44
pogchamp
2018-06-18 18:52
Kvik is Russian
2018-06-19 05:27
#9
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United States donaldjae
w0w
2018-06-18 18:53
EZ fo espi and nukkye
2018-06-18 18:53
wtf lol
2018-06-18 18:53
Well deserved
2018-06-18 18:53
kRYSRAL good move in Team Imperial
2018-06-18 18:53
#16
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Poland Unluko
ez
2018-06-18 18:53
gg wp imperial, gj nukkye & nexa
2018-06-18 18:53
Danish cs lul (except astralis ofc)
2018-06-18 18:54
Snappi and JUGI lose yet another final to Imperial LUL
2018-06-18 18:54
#23
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Denmark pistolen
That was well played by imperial. Pleasure to see!
2018-06-18 18:54
Not really expected
2018-06-18 18:54
#26
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Sweden KarlXII
Not expected at all tbh. I thought RNG/North/OpTic would take the trophy.
2018-06-18 18:55
I even think except complexity, all 6 teams are better than imperial lol
2018-06-18 18:58
#43
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Sweden KarlXII
+1 Also Imperial added Krystal not long ago (Obv coL added Stanislaw and Shazam a month ago or so)
2018-06-18 19:01
Ez for Imperial <3
2018-06-18 18:55
OPTIC LUL
2018-06-18 18:56
Krystal back in the scene. Denis and Spiidi still in the trash. Traitors get fucked!
2018-06-18 18:57
#55
JW | 
African Union DARUMAA
Well deserved !!
2018-06-18 19:08
wow. deserved
2018-06-18 18:57
NIFTY: "NEXA IS GETTING BETTER DAY BY DAY"
2018-06-18 18:58
#35
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Germany BIG2020
Deserved. kRYSTAL's new Penta confirmed. ez Major.
2018-06-18 18:58
if they are invited to the minor. They already failed to qualify
2018-06-18 18:59
they so much better on LAN than they are online, that's for sure
2018-06-18 19:03
I think only way they can get in closed qualifier to minor (no one is invited to minor itself...) is if some team forfeits their spot xd
2018-06-18 19:26
Good game guys, congrats
2018-06-18 18:59
Fpl > optic
2018-06-18 18:59
so ez for god nexa
2018-06-18 19:00
EspiranTo what a player.
2018-06-18 19:01
Agree, he really plays a beast in this final
2018-06-18 19:18
Espiranto mvp
2018-06-18 19:02
#49
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Poland Banan_IDK
Imperial looking great, i wish apEX or NBK joined them and they could be next top 10 team in the future
2018-06-18 19:04
-99999
2018-06-18 19:06
#57
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Poland Banan_IDK
I looked you up and you spread hate in every comment that you post, sad
2018-06-18 19:08
#50
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United States darth_mac
Kyrstal is so good at making these upset teams that seem to come out of no where major props to him and his new team!
2018-06-18 19:04
But where is ur imperial? Major quali?))))00
2018-06-18 19:07
IMPERIAL TO MAJOR!
2018-06-18 19:11
OMEGALUL NICE
2018-06-18 19:11
#63
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
Not even dropping a map entire event son
2018-06-18 19:14
GJ again
2018-06-18 19:15
Big shaq would be proud.
2018-06-18 19:20
+1
2018-06-18 20:29
Espiranto got mvp
2018-06-18 19:23
Congrats my imperial <3
2018-06-18 19:23
krystal was such a good signing for Imperial. They have much better structure now, and he plays all shitty roles required of him. GG WP :D
2018-06-18 19:25
Let's hope this success transfers to online...
2018-06-18 20:31
cocky optic deserved the rekt
2018-06-18 19:29
#76
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Netherlands puddingkip
easy for tf2 legend nukkye
2018-06-18 19:36
well unexpected win, but deserved. They did really good here congratz
2018-06-18 19:38
Amazing that Tenzki is still around on a competitive team that's doing pretty well for themselves. I've said it before but he must be an amazing teammate or something, because otherwise I don't understand how he keeps ending up on decent teams.
2018-06-18 19:39
I agree actually, must be a good person to play with.
2018-06-19 07:00
Really glad for the boys, they really deserve it.
2018-06-18 19:52
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2018-06-18 19:45
#81
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Poland PiterixXx
GOD KRYSTAL
2018-06-18 19:50
#82
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Ukraine petruska
css legend is back
2018-06-18 19:52
Imperial first team to win dreamhack without single map loss
2018-06-18 20:00
more like first team to sweep-like through the championship
2018-06-19 14:32
Deserved. Optic was terrible, someone kick Gade plz and hire a coach only to keep telling k0nfig "don't fraghunt you idiot".
2018-06-18 20:06
GG
2018-06-18 20:26
rolf tournament
2018-06-18 20:44
What a start for these guys. NICE! One tournament and kRYSTAL achieved more than BiG in the entire year FeelsBadMan
2018-06-18 21:03
Nexa 1st, Renegades last. Karma is a bitch :)))
2018-06-18 21:41
#94
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Europe KappaKaako
props to em and nice to see a match where he fragged xdd
2018-06-18 22:00
#97
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African Union mikecool
GG's. The imperial boys all played really well. Was pretty fun to watch.
2018-06-18 23:50
Congrats
2018-06-19 00:05
#99
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World Beard43
Expected... That this wouldn't happen. Well played ;-)
2018-06-19 04:11
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