Ghost qualify for DreamHack Masters Stockholm over Rogue

Ghost have sealed passage to DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 after defeating Rogue 2-0 (16-14 on Nuke and 16-10 on Train) in the North America Closed Qualifier.

Ghost reached the grand final after sweeping Spencer "Hiko" Martin's squad in the upper-bracket; however, in the consolidation final Rogue managed to secure their spot in the grand final, defeating eUnited 2-0.

The first map in the best-of-three grand final was Nuke. Rogue started on the CT-side where Casper "cadiaN" Møller held ramp by tapping down three with the USP-S to secure the pistol. Joshua "steel" Nissan and his men then rallied back on the offensive side to win five in a row, before a quad-kill hold from Daniel "vice" Kim snapped the streak (2-5).

Rogue pressed on to add two more to their lead, but a change of pace from Ghost netted them two of their own to make it 7-4. Hiko and his men weren't going down without a fight and topped their following full-buy to sail through the remainder of the first-half, sealing the 8-7 lead at halftime.

Wardell shined in the grand final with a 1.49 rating over Rogue

The second half saw Ghost take the reins right from the start as CTs, with the first-five rounds going their way, before vice and Hiko put in work on their side, winning three in a row. An aggressive approach from Ghost meant two rounds on the board for them, but a relentless Rogue fired back to equalize the score at 14-14. Matthew "WARDELL" Yu and co. then held on tight to reach map point before sealing the 16-14 victory.

The series then moved on to Train, where steel shutdown Hiko in a 1vs1 in the post-plant to secure the T pistol. Ghost pressed on, securing the anti-ecos and then walking over Rogue's defense for a slated 7-0 lead. However, a lopsided round allowed Rogue some room to secure their first of the half, which then saw the CT-side march on with four in a row (5-7). A stable economy finally relieved Ghost for two rounds, but in the end, vice's triple-kill was enough to settle the first-half, down 9-6.

In the second half, Rogue got off to a flying start on the T-side to secure the pistol and the following anti-ecos to even things out (9-9). Ghost then won a clean retake to regain the lead, but a determined Rogue fired back to equalize the score once again. From there, it was all Ghost on the defense to win the remaining six rounds to secure the 2-0 series and a spot at DreamHack Masters Stockholm.

 Ghost K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Matthew 'WARDELL' YuWARDELL 48 - 30 +18 85.8 1.49
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissansteel 43 - 40 +3 86.7 1.20
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 47 - 43 +4 80.4 1.10
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' TaoufikSubroza 30 - 35 -5 60.8 0.93
United States Matt 'Pollo' WilsonPollo 27 - 38 -11 55.5 0.78
 Rogue K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh 43 - 39 +4 89.1 1.19
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 42 - 36 +6 70.2 1.08
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 38 - 40 -2 72.6 0.99
United States Daniel 'vice' Kimvice 33 - 41 -8 70.1 0.89
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 28 - 39 -11 56.0 0.78
Canada Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu
Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
438
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
United States Daniel 'vice' Kim
Daniel 'vice' Kim
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
962
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
cg
2018-06-29 08:33
#3
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Italy Er1cz 
Ok
2018-06-29 08:33
#4
sir | 
Brazil thor_v 
Wardel and subroza in lan, LUL
2018-06-29 08:34
#19
Sadokist | 
Poland tr1xx 
Hakkerino
2018-06-29 10:11
Ghost top 4 NA
2018-06-29 08:34
easy for koosta god
2018-06-29 08:34
#7
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Australia dolebludgernoz 
gg wtf
2018-06-29 08:35
go steel
2018-06-29 08:45
#10
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Russia seeep 
Rip swag/azk :(
2018-06-29 08:47
#11
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Russia M13f 
wasted spot
2018-06-29 08:52
#12
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Czech Republic ufonk 
Congratz Steel!
2018-06-29 08:54
STEEL POGGERS
2018-06-29 09:05
#14
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Canada Sharkey3322 
Canada CS #1 :D
2018-06-29 09:19
#16
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Latvia tibr0 
Steel xDDD
2018-06-29 09:30
#17
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Kazakhstan dc7 
how did hltv get that wrong his name is matthew yu.. not bowman lol
2018-06-29 09:43
#20
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Canada Bubb1es 
Let's goooo Canadian CS <3
2018-06-29 10:13
#21
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Australia CaZeR01 
Rickeh desrves a better team :(
2018-06-29 10:54
#27
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United States Jack1CS 
i think rogue fits him really well
2018-06-29 11:35
#40
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Australia CaZeR01 
Hes carrying most games tho
2018-07-01 03:29
Subroza LAN cheats will be nice to see
2018-06-29 10:57
The fact that people still sign that piece of shit surprises me.
2018-06-29 11:08
#26
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Portugal Surya 
+1 can't believe he is in the scene. Some of his clips are way worse than flusha
2018-06-29 11:11
Nothing is worse than flusha clips
2018-06-30 00:15
#23
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Greece knk74 
fak
2018-06-29 11:07
Hiko best player, yeah, sure, lol.
2018-06-29 11:07
This isn’t 2015 lmao.
2018-06-29 14:41
Replace Sub and Pollo with some quality players and this team could be top 10 world
2018-06-29 11:45
#29
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Poland HTMFS 
Truly Masters in this year XD
2018-06-29 13:12
#31
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Norway Hydropanic^ 
rip Hiko
2018-06-29 13:51
Sad wanted to see Hiko at big lan event after loooong time.
2018-06-29 14:42
Go steel
2018-06-29 15:07
#35
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World smash143 
Not exaggerating here but Ghost chances of making it as a good lan team relies a lot on Wardells development. He's got insane awp aim but his decision making is a bit raw, so he can definitely learn a lot from steel.
2018-06-29 15:28
#37
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World jzderf 
So he's an even rawer Koosta basically?
2018-06-29 16:37
#38
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World smash143 
Pretty much
2018-06-29 17:13
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