Grayhound qualify for DreamHack Masters Malmö
The Oceania qualifier for DreamHack Masters Malmö saw a surprising development in the upper-bracket as Genuine upset Grayhound, Chiefs, and ORDER to reach the grand final. The underdogs needed two more maps to qualify for the tournament in Sweden, with their opponents being Grayhound who clawed their way back through the lower-bracket.
The BO5 series kicked off on Train, where Grayhound took a 8-3 lead to start their CT side. Genuine managed to find some form in the second part of the half, with Tom "apocdud" Henry's quad kill in round 13 helping his side to make the score 8-6. However, Grayhound won the last round of the half and claimed the second pistol thanks to Joshua "INS" Potter's quad kill on A. The newest recruit was stellar throughout the map, finishing with 25 kills in the 16-6 victory.
Mirage followed, and it was an even more dominant look from Grayhound. Christopher "dexter" Nong was leading his team by example on this map, and as his team lost just three rounds on the Terrorist side, Genuine couldn't stop them after the switch, seeing another 16-6 victory.
The action moved to Nuke next, with Ollie "DickStacy" Tierney's hat-trick setting Grayhound up for a good start on the defense. Genuine took the following two, but couldn't find a way into the bombsites after Grayhound established their economy. Following a 13-2 first half, Grayhound routinely closed out the game 16-2.
|Genuine||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Tom 'apocdud' Henryapocdud||44 - 49||-5||69.1||0.89|
|Chris 'Jinxx' MoseleyJinxx||36 - 55||-19||67.2||0.71|
|Jordan 'SkulL' NewlandSkulL||31 - 57||-26||62.0||0.66|
|Hugh 'stat' Andersonstat||26 - 55||-29||54.0||0.57|
|Daryl 'Mayker' MayMayker||22 - 53||-31||55.1||0.54|
|Grayhound||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter||60 - 27||+33||98.4||1.65|
|Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta||60 - 38||+22||92.4||1.49|
|Ollie 'DickStacy' TierneyDickStacy||52 - 40||+12||91.4||1.44|
|Joshua 'INS' PotterINS||51 - 30||+21||85.2||1.41|
|Simon 'Sico' WilliamsSico||46 - 25||+21||81.7||1.37|
The team list for DreamHack Masters Malmö, which will take place on October 1-6, is now as follows: