compLexity beat x6tence Galaxy; Bravado upset OpTic in DreamHack Winter openers

DreamHack Winter 2018 opened up with Complexity beating x6tence Galaxy on Mirage, 16-10, while Bravado stunned OpTic on Dust2, 16-14.

A triple by Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor in the pistol round on the Terrorist side gave Complexity the first tally on the scoreboard, which they were then able to follow up winning against a full eco. The first gun round also went to the American team with doubles by Rory "dephh" Jackson and ANDROID in a quick B play. They once again rushed B, making it 4-0 early on. x6tence Galaxy were finally able to get on the board in the eighth round after slowly dismantling Complexity one by one with aggressive plays on A. The Swedes were able to get a few rounds late in the half, making some fixes and taking more map control, closing the half out 5-10.

compLexity were able to close Mirage out in their opener

Complexity then took the second pistol round, and after winning two more rounds for a 12-5 lead, they won a 3vs3 post-plant on A to further increase their lead. After hitting 14, Complexity started to deflate as x6tence Galaxy, with Nicolas "Plopski" Gonzalez Zamora at the helm, won round after round keeping the Americans hurting in the money department. The Swedes made it to double digits after winning five rounds in a row, but it was finally Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan & co. who were able to win the last two rounds needed to close it out, 16-10.

Matchpage
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30th November 2018
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Mirage
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 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM 22 - 14 +8 88.4 1.33
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 18 - 13 +5 75.0 1.28
United Kingdom Rory 'dephh' Jacksondephh 20 - 18 +2 84.8 1.07
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' FodorANDROID 12 - 15 -3 58.5 0.87
United States Jaccob 'yay' Whiteakeryay 13 - 18 -5 52.8 0.81
 x6tence Galaxy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski 19 - 18 +1 90.9 1.26
Sweden André 'BARBARR' MöllerBARBARR 15 - 15 0 60.3 0.96
Sweden Gustav 'ZINKEN' BjörkZINKEN 15 - 17 -2 68.8 0.93
Sweden Tim 'nawwk' Jonassonnawwk 15 - 17 -2 66.0 0.88
Sweden Linus 'Bååten' AnderssonBååten 13 - 18 -5 57.6 0.73

A triple by Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer on long and Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen in mid gave the opening round on Dust2 to OpTic, who then won the second round against glocks. Bravado then made their way to the B site on the first buy round forcing OpTic to save. After following it up, Bravado took the lead, 3-2, before OpTic were able to make a 3vs2 retake on B work to bring it back even. Bravado then reset the Danes with an A execute. OpTic forced up and got a 5vs3 lead the following round, but Ruan "ELUSIVE" van Wyk was able to win a 1vs1 afterplant against Jakob "JUGi" Hansen to keep his team in the lead.

Bravado upset OpTic on Dust2

Bravado kept winning the key rounds, resetting OpTic and keeping them on the back foot, for a 10-5 lead at the half. A double by ELUSIVE defending on B followed by a double by Dimitri "Detrony" Hadjipaschali to close out the round kept Bravado well in the lead going into the second half, but OpTic were able to get the plant down in the forcebuy and win the round as Rhys "Fadey" Armstrong was unable to get the defuse in time without a kit despite no Danes being left alive.

A huge round by Fadey with four one deags got the South Africans another round, but they were quickly reset as OpTic got to double digits, making it 12-10. Down 12-13, Fadey played an aggressive play on short getting two early kills which Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek was able to follow up to keep the match tied. A double by Johnny "JT" Theodosiou in a 4vs2 retake on A got his team back in the lead, which they were eable to follow up to make it 15-13. Bravado were finally able to close it out in the last round as Sonic won a 1vs1 against JUGi, 16-14.

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Dust2
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 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 27 - 18 +9 106.0 1.49
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 21 - 17 +4 61.7 1.04
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 21 - 22 -1 79.8 1.02
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 17 - 18 -1 73.8 0.98
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 15 - 22 -7 58.9 0.82
 Bravado K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
South Africa Rhys 'Fadey' ArmstrongFadey 24 - 21 +3 88.7 1.24
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic 23 - 20 +3 89.8 1.18
South Africa Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT 23 - 23 0 88.3 1.17
South Africa Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van WykELUSIVE 14 - 18 -4 52.1 0.93
South Africa Dimitri 'Detrony' HadjipaschaliDetrony 13 - 20 -7 56.5 0.86
United Kingdom Rory 'dephh' Jackson
Rory 'dephh' Jackson
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
768
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
526
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Sweden Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez Zamora
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
562
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
505
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
South Africa Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong
Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
454
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.14
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
777
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
859
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
South Africa Dimitri 'Detrony' Hadjipaschali
Dimitri 'Detrony' Hadjipaschali
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
386
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
South Africa Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van Wyk
Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van Wyk
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
379
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Optic India > Optic LUL GJ by Bravado anyway
2018-11-30 14:51
#14
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
LULtic best player = cajunb
2018-11-30 14:53
#33
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
I say CAJUN you say Bravado better, CAJUN
2018-11-30 16:15
#40
EspiranTo | 
Lithuania SiK_ 
b
2018-11-30 17:00
#41
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Sweden c1gart 
Bravado better
2018-11-30 17:56
#63
kUSH | 
Macau ILoveWeed 
B b
2018-12-01 16:00
#15
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South Africa Wick_ed 
BBBeeeeeeevveeeeeddddeeeeee
2018-11-30 14:57
#21
shox | 
India iejesus 
+1 EZ4SAKEN
2018-11-30 15:19
God sonic
2018-11-30 16:01
makes danes look bad
2018-11-30 16:09
#RUNBRAVADO
2018-11-30 22:29
#2
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
optic LUL
2018-11-30 14:51
#3
 | 
China teguP 
rip ex6tenz
2018-11-30 14:51
#4
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
OPTIC IS OVERRATED XD
2018-11-30 14:53
#5
 | 
United States _AN_yB_detiaB 
hahaha this is a bad comment
2018-11-30 14:51
coolio
2018-11-30 14:51
xD
2018-11-30 14:52
not rly suprise danish choking to unknwn opponents
2018-11-30 14:52
#10
LETN1 | 
Finland Sandels 
optic disband ffs how many times do they have to get fucked in group stages to realize that this isnt working
2018-11-30 14:52
optis is so garbage LOL
2018-11-30 14:52
#12
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Europe b7ack0ut 
OMEGALUL
2018-11-30 14:52
#13
steel | 
Poland Vojtman 
Bravado!
2018-11-30 14:52
Bravado for the title
2018-11-30 15:09
optic tier 1000 now lmao
2018-11-30 15:14
LMAO OPTIC LOST TO WIGGERS LUL
2018-11-30 15:17
Nice one, Bravado keep going! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-11-30 15:19
#EZ4BRAVADO
2018-11-30 15:21
#23
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Austria itsdavvid 
coL overrated
2018-11-30 15:25
#26
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Brazil digozamaral 
WHY? i will never bet on Optic again
2018-11-30 15:45
optic disband ffs how many times do they have to lose in group stages to realize that this isnt working
2018-11-30 15:47
lmao optic, needs to drop both cajun and k0nfig, used to like cajun back in tsm but both are now the definition of washed up, toxic fuckers too
2018-11-30 15:59
#29
MSL | 
Denmark MSL_Fanboy 
Optic needs --->
2018-11-30 16:00
#39
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Chile Zzalb 
-Snappi +MSL -JUGi +cromen -niko +RUBINO ez for dignitas 2016 v2 but never gonna happen
2018-11-30 16:57
Nice to bravado hard work paying off
2018-11-30 16:18
#35
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Denmark Xipingu 
Optic shit, kick cajunb
2018-11-30 16:25
He was their best player in the match and is one of their best players in the team during the entire time this roster existed but ok let's kick cajunb and make optic even worse than they already are.
2018-11-30 20:01
#59
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Denmark Xipingu 
Best of the worst, what an achievement. Golfclap
2018-12-01 11:08
Ok but if you are the best of the worst, kicking your best player isn't going to help... at least not unless you can get a player much better than that player... which there really aren't any available. North and Astralis are not selling their players anytime soon. I'm not sure where you're going with this...
2018-12-01 11:09
#61
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Denmark Xipingu 
The point is obvious. Dead team. Snappi = bad IGL, a little lucky success here and there doesn’t make you good. K0nfig = dropped off, isn’t anywhere near his late 2016/early 2017 levels. JUGi = down to 0 after team switch, laughable performance in Optic at best. Niko = don’t even get me started... CajunB = decent I guess, but overrated af. That’s it.
2018-12-01 11:17
Understandable, Have a Nice day
2018-12-01 11:20
#36
JW | 
South Africa Papa_Chango 
africans rising to the top slowly
2018-11-30 16:25
Happy for bravado tbh!
2018-11-30 16:36
wtf optic
2018-11-30 17:58
At this point can optic losing even be considered an upset
2018-11-30 19:36
Optic xd
2018-11-30 20:53
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