Lucid Dream finalize DreamHack Masters Dallas team list
With the Chinese qualifier being separate and the IEM Sydney qualifier taking place at the same time, MVP PK, ranked #37 at the moment, was the favorite to win the DreamHack Masters Dallas Asia qualifier and secure a slot at the final tournament.
On the other side of the bracket, Absolute was eliminated by Indonesian side BOOM—featuring Kevin "xccurate" Susanto's younger brother Jason "f0rsakeN" Susanto—, with BOOM then defeated in the semi-final by Beyond.
With an all-Thai grand final between Beyond and Lucid Dream set up, the action started on Dust2, Beyond's map pick. They took the early lead, 6-2, and ended the half strong, 10-5 as Terrorists. After switching to the CT side, they won the pistol and the two followups, and it seemed like Beyond had the first map wrapped up. However, Kitikawin "PTC" Rattanasukol's inspired performance brought Lucid Dream back from the dead and saw them win 11 consecutive rounds to claim Dust2 16-13.
Lucid Dream then brought over that momentum into the second map, Nuke, controlling the game start to finish. Thotsaphon "cbbk" Suphatthanaphalaphon was leading in the fragging department as they secured a 10-5 T-side lead, which they converted on confidently on the defense to claim a 16-6 map win and a spot at DreamHack Masters Dallas.
|Beyond||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|37 - 36||+1||81.9||1.05|
|33 - 37||-4||81.6||0.95|
|31 - 38||-7||76.4||0.95|
|31 - 45||-14||68.4||0.81|
|25 - 35||-10||51.6||0.76|
|Lucid Dream||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|43 - 33||+10||89.2||1.37|
|39 - 31||+8||83.1||1.24|
|37 - 27||+10||68.0||1.19|
|38 - 33||+5||80.6||1.11|
|34 - 35||-1||79.8||1.10|
DreamHack Masters Dallas, which will take place on May 28 - June 2 and is a part of the Intel Grand Slam circuit, will have the following team in attendance: