ENCE kicked off their map pick, Train, with a 3-0 lead after winning the pistol round, against a forcebuy, and an anti-eco. With a full buy in the third round, Bravado were able to keep ENCE at bay, albeit barely as it came down to Johnny "JT" Theodosiou winning a 1vs1 afterplant against Aleksi "allu" Jalli to get his team on the board. ENCE then changed the pace, going fast outer, resetting Bravado and taking a 6-1 lead after the anti-ecos.
Bravado were able to win a Desert Eagle buy, making it 2-7, which they were able to follow up as Rhys "Fadey" Armstrong got a double while defending B alone in a 3vs3. ENCE kept dominating the half, giving up only two more before the half, making it 10-5.
Bravado tried a push on A through Ivy and Main, but clinical doubles by Jani "Aerial" Jussila and Sami "xseveN" Laasanen gave the second pistol round to the Finns. The South African side then won the first gun round, lost the second, and won an eco to reset ENCE. They then won the anti-eco and followed it up with Dimitri "Detrony" Hadjipaschali winning a 1vs1 afterplant on B against xseveN to close the gap, 9-13. ENCE were then able to run away with it, as allu was able to win a 1vs2 on the retake with the AWP to get on match point, and the Finns closed it out the following round, 16-9.
ENCE won their third pistol round of the match on the defending side of Inferno, which they followed up with an aggressive anti-eco. The Finns then got two quick kills and read Bravado’s a play to win the first gun round. It didn’t stop there, as Bravado lacked ideas to break through to get on the board. Up 7-0, xseveN got a triple spraydown thanks to a flash assist by Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen on Banana to keep it going. Bravado were finally able to make it onto B site, planting for the first time and winning their first round, making it 1-9.
Once again, ENCE plowed through the attacking side of Bravado, wrecking the South African team’s economy and further increasing a huge lead. At the half, ENCE was leading 14-1. Bravado were then able to win their first pistol round of the match, stopping an A rush from ENCE. Two quick opening frags on B gave the Finns freedom to take the site, getting them on championship point after winning the round, 15-5. They then followed it up with an A play, taking the tournament as allu got four to close it out.
|Bravado||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Dimitri 'Detrony' HadjipaschaliDetrony||30 - 34||-4||62.9||0.82|
|Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT||26 - 38||-12||71.6||0.79|
|Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic||23 - 38||-15||61.4||0.76|
|Rhys 'Fadey' ArmstrongFadey||23 - 39||-16||60.4||0.71|
|Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van WykELUSIVE||21 - 36||-15||54.0||0.62|
|ENCE||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||45 - 23||+22||93.8||1.51|
|Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN||35 - 30||+5||83.9||1.37|
|Jere 'sergej' Salosergej||42 - 21||+21||78.3||1.37|
|Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib||34 - 24||+10||92.5||1.32|
|Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial||29 - 25||+4||76.8||1.17|
The final standings at DreamHack Winter 2018 are: