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:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
687
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1129
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1481
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
626
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
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
#14
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Poland LiquidWater 
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
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Bulgaria No_1One 
LETS GO VP
2019-11-17 08:59
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
Question Mark
2019-11-17 03:49
#19
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Brazil Perdigao22 
BR= 2 Majors NA= 1 Major
2019-11-17 06:04
#17
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Brazil Perdigao22 
LFMAO
2019-11-17 06:03
#2
f0rest | 
Sweden D24_Tic 
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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United States EZ_4_Trump_CS 
Tier 3 Tournament
2019-11-17 03:31
#18
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Brazil Perdigao22 
+1
2019-11-17 06:03
+999
2019-11-17 06:46
#22
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Finland Love_God 
Yeah no shit it’s DH open you idiot
2019-11-17 06:53
#23
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United States EZ_4_Trump_CS 
Mad cuz hacker jampii isn’t playing
2019-11-17 07:47
#32
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Finland Love_God 
Nice argument. DH open events are meant to be t2-3 events
2019-11-17 11:14
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
EZ4SPROUT
2019-11-17 03:50
They played not bad again. Let's see if they can make it to the final :)
2019-11-17 09:22
#12
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Sweden changrai 
VP top 4 at a big tournament again 😎
2019-11-17 03:57
#13
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
big tournament?
2019-11-17 04:34
#24
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Reunion 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
#28
NiKo | 
Poland NiKo_TOP1 
lol 2 0 vp
2019-11-17 09:36
#29
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Poland Kubise 
Michu GOD
2019-11-17 09:42
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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