Sprout, Virtus.pro through to DreamHack Atlanta semi-finals

Sprout and Virtus.pro are the last two teams through to the semi-finals at DreamHack Open Atlanta after exacting revenge on Illuminar and INTZ, respectively.

Day two of the North American event began with the two local representatives, Triumph and Chaos, being sent packing in the elimination stage following 0-2 defeats to Sprout and Virtus.pro, respectively, with Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne and Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller putting up impressive displays.

The German team went on to face Illuminar in Group A's decider in a rematch of their opening game, which the Polish side had won 16-11. At first, it looked like the series would follow the same pattern as Illuminar took the lead with a surprisingly close overtime victory on Nuke after letting a 10-2 lead slip. However, Sprout responded immediately on Train before completing the reverse sweep on Mirage. k1to proved essential once again on the final map to take his tournament rating to 1.31, the joint-third highest overall.

MICHU is sitting on a 1.40 tournament rating in Atlanta

Virtus.pro's path to the semi-finals was more straightforward as they required just two maps to beat INTZ, but they got off on the wrong foot in the series and found themselves down 1-6 on Train. By the end of the half, however, the Polish team were trailing their opponents by just three rounds, and they assembled a very tight defense after the break to lock down the map in convincing fashion.

Dust2, the Brazilians' map pick, was largely dominated by Virtus.pro, who went into the break up by three rounds. INTZ still attempted a response in the second half but to no avail, as the Poles took control of proceedings with guns in hand and won seven rounds straight to complete their revenge mission against Gustavo "⁠yel⁠" Knittel's troops for Friday's loss. MICHU once again led his team's efforts and he is now sitting at the top of the tournament's rating charts (1.40), together with Heroic's Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer ahead of Sunday's clash between the two teams.

The schedule for the final day of DreamHack Atlanta is the following:

16:00 Europe CR4ZY vs. Germany Sprout
19:00 Denmark Heroic vs. Poland Virtus.pro
23:00 Grand final

Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
860
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
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Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1235
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1561
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Intz lost 2-0 to VIRTUS PRO to VIRTUS PRO V I R T U S P R O 2 words: para béns
2019-11-17 03:31
#6
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Brazil Gunzel
Just like Faze and mouz did
2019-11-17 03:39
#8
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Poland Hanse
Twas online tho
2019-11-17 03:45
mouz lost 2-0 1 online and one onlan against vp
2019-11-17 04:35
EZ for VP BR CS OMEGALUL
2019-11-17 05:07
#25
who | 
Other No_1One
LETS GO VP
2019-11-17 08:59
#7
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United States Frotha
RIP tier 4 NA CS LMAO
2019-11-17 03:42
#9
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Poland Hanse
BR != NA
2019-11-17 03:45
#10
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United States Frotha
Question Mark
2019-11-17 03:49
BR= 2 Majors NA= 1 Major
2019-11-17 06:04
LFMAO
2019-11-17 06:03
ok boomer
2019-11-17 03:31
#33
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Czech Republic Noxar
NO NA TEAMS ON NA LAN KEKW
2019-11-17 11:39
#3
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Canada U_S_of_Gay
Tier 3 Tournament
2019-11-17 03:31
+1
2019-11-17 06:03
+999
2019-11-17 06:46
VP is back mens))
2019-11-17 03:32
#5
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United States jmarcelo
ez for vp
2019-11-17 03:32
#12
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Sweden changrai
VP top 4 at a big tournament again 😎
2019-11-17 03:57
big tournament?
2019-11-17 04:34
#24
OK | 
Albania Edjon
0/8
2019-11-17 08:40
#16
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Asia Karbide
Start the Plow
2019-11-17 05:20
#20
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Brazil parrud0www
Hltv rank confirmed
2019-11-17 06:12
Heroic CR4ZY again, heroic wins this time
2019-11-17 09:35
lol 2 0 vp
2019-11-17 09:36
#29
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Poland Kubise
Michu GOD
2019-11-17 09:42
#30
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Poland Kacper1702
MICHU MONSTER
2019-11-17 10:36
#31
Snax | 
Poland Kabyn
Finally no br fans on this lan
2019-11-17 11:03
VP ERA STARTS HERE PLOW 2020 inc 2 majors in 2020 inc
2019-11-17 13:42
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