Kinguin take down ENCE to win DreamHack Open Montreal

Kinguin have lifted the trophy at DreamHack Open Montreal following a 2-0 win (16-14 on Nuke and 16-9 on Dust2) over ENCE in the grand final.

The grand final began with Kinguin picking Nuke, but it was ENCE who got the better start, claiming their T pistol. The Poles responded with a stiff defensive front, which allowed Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas and co. to earn four on the board to make it 4-1.

A lopsided round from Kinguin gave the Finns the edge to secure their second of the half, which marked the beginning of a good run that saw them reclaim the lead. A firm retake from the Poles restored parity at 5-5 before a huge ace by Paweł "reatz" Jańczak set his team up for another run. ENCE closed the half with a pair of their own, reducing the deficit to a solitary round by halftime.

The second half saw Kinguin came out on top of the second pistol, before ENCE fired back to earn their eighth round of the game. TaZ and his men brushed off the round loss and put their heads down to swiftly get three on the board before the Finns stopped them in their tracks (9-12).

TaZ and his men claim the DreamHack Open Montreal title

The two sides went back and forth until the very end, but Kinguin were uninterested in playing overtime and bagged the final two rounds of regulation to run out 16-14 victors.

The series then moved on to Dust2, which saw Jacek "MINISE" Jeziak collect a quad-kill to secure his team's T pistol. The following anti-ecos would go Kinguin's way for a 3-0 start before the Finns finally earned their first as CTs. ENCE then made things look easy, locking down three more on the defensive side, with Jani "Aerial" Jussila picking up an ace along the way.

The Poles swung back to even the scoreline 4-4 with a swift plant on A. The two sides kept trading rounds until Kinguin broke free with their stern offense to pile five on the board. It looked as if Kinguin were going to continue their dominance, but a massive triple-kill by Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen snatched the last from the Poles for three-round deficit at the end of the half.

ENCE had to settle for second place

A chaotic second pistol came down to a 1vs1 post-plant, where Sami "xseveN" Laasanen was a pixel shy from denying the defuse by Mikołaj "mouz" Karolewski. Kinguin went on to secure an anti-eco, but in the following round, Aleksi "allu" Jalli sniped down four with the AWP, which allowed the Finns to secure two more to further reduce the gap (9-11).

But then ENCE's resistance was broken as a stout defensive display from TaZ and co. shifted the tides towards the Poles, who picked up five straight rounds to hoist the DreamHack Open Montreal trophy.

Matchpage
2
0
9th September 2018
16
Nuke
14
16
Dust2
9
 Kinguin K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowiczrallen 43 - 37 +6 92.4 1.35
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' JeziakMINISE 45 - 34 +11 79.7 1.25
Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczakreatz 38 - 35 +3 61.4 1.00
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewskimouz 33 - 38 -5 68.2 0.94
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 33 - 38 -5 66.2 0.94
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 45 - 36 +9 88.9 1.20
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 41 - 38 +3 82.8 1.14
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 40 - 38 +2 80.5 1.08
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 28 - 43 -15 67.6 0.78
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 28 - 38 -10 56.1 0.75

Final standings:

1. Poland Kinguin - $50,000
2. Finland ENCE - $20,000
3-4. Lithuania Imperial - $10,000
3-4. Poland AGO - $10,000
5-6. Brazil Luminosity - $3,000
5-6. Sweden Red Reserve - $3,000
7-8. United States eUnited - $2,000
7-8. Denmark Heroic - $2,000

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1789
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1279
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1401
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Finland Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Jani 'Aerial' Jussila
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
533
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1021
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
588
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
gg wp kinguin!
2018-09-10 00:30
I feel back in 2015 and 2016 when they have been lifting trophies . Edit I mean TaZ
2018-09-10 00:33
#3
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Finland de_suomi 
and finland loses again
2018-09-10 00:30
Look at my flag Cry with me brother At least your country has a somewhat good team representing it
2018-09-10 01:34
#98
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Poland v1straliZZ 
So sad, gl giants ;P
2018-09-10 02:28
Meh, last hope I think, they leave 4 of our best 6 players
2018-09-10 02:29
#133
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Finland Jansk1h 
+1 add this to the long list of disappointments, Juha Mieto 1980 Lake Placid, Häkkinen 2000 USA GP, WC 2003 hockey (Finland lead 5-1, lose to Sweden 5-6), Turin 2006 olympics hockey, 2010 olympics, (6-0 in the 1st round) this years U19 Euro football, (Finland lose to Norway 2-3 after leading 2-1 in the 90. minute) 2005 football WC qualifier, (Finland lose to Czech Republic 4-3 after a counter attack from a missed header) TL DR, nothing new for Finland
2018-09-10 09:59
Jep, enpä yllättyny yhtään
2018-09-10 20:40
Taz best
2018-09-10 00:30
TaZ auuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu <3
2018-09-10 00:30
#7
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Brazil S3bjastjan 
EZ FOR TaZ <3
2018-09-10 00:30
revenge of the taz inc
2018-09-10 00:30
ez4ence, oh wait GG kinguin
2018-09-10 00:30
#10
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Poland qube1 
Gj
2018-09-10 00:30
ez for GOAT TAZ
2018-09-10 00:30
#ez4Kinguin
2018-09-10 00:31
Ez4GodTaz
2018-09-10 00:31
#17
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Poland Kobel_ 
Watching TaZ lifting that trophy was something special. GG!
2018-09-10 00:31
#18
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Poland iHayaa 
<3
2018-09-10 00:31
#19
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Europe b7ack0ut 
Ez
2018-09-10 00:31
#20
TaZ | 
Poland Daiss 
#ez4Kinguin
2018-09-10 00:31
ENCE bad team
2018-09-10 00:31
#167
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Poland pathology 
Let’s talk about the portuguese cs:go scene. ;D
2018-09-11 01:37
#22
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Poland Apollo93 
Nice
2018-09-10 00:31
ez for TataZ
2018-09-10 00:31
#24
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Europe andyy_ 
OMEGALUL ence overrated
2018-09-10 00:31
2ez4 Kinguin
2018-09-10 00:31
Taz MVP
2018-09-10 00:31
#28
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Hungary kNnc 
TaZzz
2018-09-10 00:32
#29
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
ez
2018-09-10 00:32
2 ez for ence losing again.grats taz
2018-09-10 00:32
no chance for ENCE
2018-09-10 00:32
I waited on this moment to see now stupid VP faces after that 4Head
2018-09-10 00:32
#34
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Poland ramones1 
top1 in poland, good to see taz is back on good level :D
2018-09-10 00:32
#35
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Poland Bartek19D 
Szacunek w huj
2018-09-10 00:32
TAZ WAS THE PROBLEM
2018-09-10 00:32
#37
Xyp9x | 
China Autumn7 
GOD TAZ
2018-09-10 00:32
gj bois
2018-09-10 00:32
ez taz and co.
2018-09-10 00:32
in such moments I am proud of being a Pole :(
2018-09-10 00:32
EZ4KINGUIN
2018-09-10 00:32
#46
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Sweden ALI_HUSSAIN 
EZ4ENCE saving strats for next major ENCE will be victorious at katowice 2019 EZ
2018-09-10 00:33
#49
Snax | 
Poland LilDilben 
You are stupid.
2018-09-10 00:34
#60
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Sweden ALI_HUSSAIN 
VP fan OMEGALUL it's very obvious ENCE don't care about tier 99 tournament and just don't reveal their advanced stratbook to anyone else But expected from poorlak brain
2018-09-10 00:38
Yeah they don't care about major too i see
2018-09-10 08:20
#134
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Romania Iosif 
You are so delusional it's actually hurting my brain...
2018-09-10 10:01
#148
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Sweden ALI_HUSSAIN 
Cry more choke clan fan
2018-09-10 16:51
#151
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Romania Iosif 
First, at least my team is in the major. Second, you think ENCE (yes, I am respectful enough to call their actual name and not a random shitty nickname) will win the next major after they couldn't even qualify for challenger stage on this one? And finally third, of course they care about tier99 tournaments, they only have been in 1 tier1 tournament and they couldn't even reach the playoffs. I've actually used to like ENCE, but the stupid fans like you are ruining it.
2018-09-10 17:16
#151
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Romania Iosif 
My whole point is, enjoy the game, the pro scene and stop being a bitch
2018-09-10 17:16
#155
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Sweden ALI_HUSSAIN 
XDDDDDDDDDD
2018-09-10 17:38
#158
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Romania Iosif 
Yep, you are a 10y old spoiled little shit. Case closed
2018-09-10 17:52
#62
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Europe andyy_ 
+1
2018-09-10 00:39
GG, happy to see taz winning again ;)
2018-09-10 00:34
Grandpa will stay with us for a very long time <3
2018-09-10 00:34
#50
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
Kinguin on a good run
2018-09-10 00:34
#52
TaZ | 
Poland DraggerPL 
742, TaZ, TaTaZ, Tazminator also known as Wiktor Wojtas.... YAY
2018-09-10 00:35
#73
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Poland Hell2k 
qtaz joking
2018-09-10 00:44
#76
TaZ | 
Poland DraggerPL 
yea that also :D
2018-09-10 00:54
Lmao this is the best team in poland even though all their players get poached Good for taz
2018-09-10 00:35
#55
Snax | 
Poland LilDilben 
EZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZEZ FOR KINGUIN
2018-09-10 00:35
best team in poland stay with it boys you dont need any replacements love u all
2018-09-10 00:36
#57
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Poland Astoner55 
Congratz for Taz - he deserved this win!
2018-09-10 00:36
#115
NEO | 
Poland kola5410 
Finally he won After 1,5 yr It had to taste awesome
2018-09-10 06:53
#64
sergej | 
Finland Korppi 
Always ez4ence, ez win or ez lose
2018-09-10 00:40
#103
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Poland Ryunar 
EZ4EncE
2018-09-10 03:30
+1
2018-09-10 07:15
EZ for kinguin EZ for Taz
2018-09-10 00:40
Rallen perfecto, hope he is gonna stay at this level cause this is crucial if kinguin want to be a tier1. Minise and Mouz also have nice skill, TaZ is needed for different reasons here and Reatz ..you have to fight. Wish best od luck for them
2018-09-10 00:40
Nice Google translate
2018-09-10 09:05
Perfecto my friend
2018-09-11 20:47
Respect TaZ, a true OG. Congratulations, legend. Definately a player that should be in CS Hall of Fame. Will never forget 1.6 times.
2018-09-10 00:41
#88
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Netherlands itsm 
+ kuben and loord
2018-09-10 01:32
#68
PAGO | 
Poland Kimanerq 
lets gooo :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-09-10 00:41
Taz won all my Respect, just so u know if u read this you are an inspiration sir i wish you all the best!
2018-09-10 00:41
#71
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Greece knk74 
Taz 1 Vp 0
2018-09-10 00:42
#72
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Norway SkaMathias 
respect taz
2018-09-10 00:42
I'm so happy for TaZ. That guy deserves everything. A legend!
2018-09-10 00:47
Expected
2018-09-10 00:49
#79
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Asia mocity123 
ez 4 Taz
2018-09-10 00:55
Nice
2018-09-10 00:55
#81
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Poland Hell2k 
taz mvp please
2018-09-10 00:59
#82
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
Finland and choking at the last opportunity name a more iconic duo
2018-09-10 01:01
#195
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Poland Astoner55 
2014-2017 Denmark teams and choking in playoffs
2018-09-11 22:24
#83
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Winning a tier 2/3 DH event >>> going out 0-3 in major challenger stage without even winning a map GGWP happy to see TaZ lifting that trophy :)
2018-09-10 01:02
congratz
2018-09-10 01:03
Taz was the problem
2018-09-10 01:07
#87
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Netherlands itsm 
Kinguin = polands finest! Congratzzzz
2018-09-10 01:30
not so ez 4 ence
2018-09-10 01:42
gg taz
2018-09-10 01:57
#93
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
Kinguin > AGO > VP
2018-09-10 02:02
#153
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Romania Iosif 
Sad but true, I miss old PapaBiceps
2018-09-10 17:19
#97
Aleksib | 
Finland Wilzzu 
Perkele
2018-09-10 02:22
#100
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Hard 4 ENCE
2018-09-10 02:52
not ez 4 ence
2018-09-10 03:06
congrats to kinguin n1 taz
2018-09-10 03:16
undeserved
2018-09-10 04:49
Kinguin <3
2018-09-10 05:39
ez for god taz
2018-09-10 06:04
#112
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Poland Hamadoshi 
From group elimination match to win Dreamhack ;D Back of Polish CS
2018-09-10 06:40
Dont forget in kinguin there are two players from Golden 5 (taz,loord) when in VP are right now three. thought tbh AGO gonna win DH and i bet so (this was my last hope, I lost all bets previous) but still im glad Kinguin win this.
2018-09-10 07:10
#128
MICHU | 
Poland Arknes 
And don't forgot that Loord and TaZ didn't like each other and now it looks different so TaZ maked up with Loord
2018-09-10 08:48
Taz has really strengh personality so if they doing bad he is looking for some ones fault, and he found loord. Its team sport so its hard to be friends with whole 5. And everyone from polish esport shittalks about everyone from other team and look now they making teams with each others. I was playing with Taz,neo and snax and many others in Lol, everyday on ts with them, so i know some stuff:P
2018-09-10 17:07
#142
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
Pasha is not a part of golden 5 so VP has only 2 players
2018-09-10 12:50
I think we can add him to be also part of golden 5 as he was good replacement of Luq.
2018-09-10 16:53
Where can I see some vids from final ?
2018-09-10 07:25
Ence never winning xD Maybe next tournament then
2018-09-10 07:46
ez for kinguin
2018-09-10 07:53
#123
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
who is the IGL?
2018-09-10 08:13
#127
MICHU | 
Poland Arknes 
TAZ
2018-09-10 08:45
#126
Aleksib | 
Europe samje 
lithuania is mini brazil/turkey if you just look at Imperial fangays, so bitter after loss and now after ence lost they are dancing around beaten sergej like some kind of primitive savages
2018-09-10 08:41
#130
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Other Phinks 
Happy for Taz!! Funny thing is VP probably wouldnt even made the final if they competed here.
2018-09-10 08:49
#132
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Poland ac1dddd 
EZ 4 KINGWIN
2018-09-10 09:29
TaZ the legend
2018-09-10 10:30
#139
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Europe JuliusCaesar 
Minise and rallen were so amazing. I feel like both of them were better on d2 than entire ENCE.
2018-09-10 11:40
Ez
2018-09-10 12:31
EZ4ENCE Xd
2018-09-10 12:34
#147
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Poland Astoner55 
Ence should just -Xseven +Sunny to actually be relevant
2018-09-10 16:33
yes but why would sunny leave mousesport where he have chance to win tournaments and have atleast 2x more salary?
2018-09-10 17:47
#159
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Poland Astoner55 
Well, i don't think he will
2018-09-10 17:56
Those are stats from whole tournament: Taz: +3 +16 -2 +18 -5 = +30 MINISE: +3 +9 +17 +10 +11 = +50 rallen: 0 -3 +15 +16 +6 = +34 reatz: -5 +2 +19 +2 +3 = +21 mouz: -8 +8 -6 +13 -5 = +2 As you can see grandpa Taz performed really well.
2018-09-10 17:33
good for TaZ
2018-09-10 17:45
NOT SO EZ4ENCE
2018-09-10 18:27
AAAAnd no mvp, gave fallen on that trash tournament but not here
2018-09-10 19:02
#170
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Poland Hell2k 
+1 lol tier2 event<tier 4 event hltv logic
2018-09-11 12:57
ok
2018-09-10 20:47
#169
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Poland Hell2k 
still no mvp but fallen has for tier 8 event fuck hltv
2018-09-11 12:56
EzVsEnce
2018-09-11 18:04
taz was the problem bot allu xD
2018-09-11 18:18
im happy for TaZ
2018-09-12 10:38
#198
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Poland Arrow_1337 
hello hltv where is mvp ???
2018-09-22 16:37
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