cadiaN pushes Heroic to win DreamHack Open Atlanta over Sprout
Having already surpassed expectations at the event, Sprout continued to do well in the title decider with a fruitful start on their pick, Train, leading 3-0 off the back of a pistol round win as Terrorists. The Danes responded with three of their own and back and forth the two teams went, with Heroic eventually pulling away thanks to three consecutive retakes to get away with a 9-6 half.
Sprout quickly equalized things with another 3-0 start in the second half, but it proved pointless, as a close 2v2 win on A rocket-started Heroic's offense, which went on a seven-round streak to win the opening map 16-9.
Starting as Terrorists, Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer's squad got off the line first on Inferno with three unanswered rounds at the beginning before the two teams kept forcing each other to save multiple weapons, with Sprout coming out ahead of the economic battle in the 10th round to take the lead. By the end of the half, Heroic managed to take back control, stringing three together for a one-round advantage.
With cadiaN putting up four kills in the second pistol round, the Danes once again looked in commanding form after switching sides and went on to pick up a convincing victory, letting go of just three rounds for a 16-10, 2-0 triumph.
|Sprout||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN||38 - 29||+9||74.2||1.20|
|Josef 'faveN' BaumannfaveN||38 - 36||+2||76.0||1.04|
|Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to||35 - 38||-3||72.4||0.95|
|Timo 'Spiidi' RichterSpiidi||18 - 32||-14||50.8||0.66|
|Denis 'denis' Howelldenis||17 - 40||-23||52.7||0.56|
|Heroic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN||50 - 16||+34||90.7||1.73|
|Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP||36 - 29||+7||78.9||1.14|
|Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn||35 - 33||+2||72.7||1.07|
|Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag||28 - 28||0||63.4||1.05|
|Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi||26 - 40||-14||62.8||0.75|
DreamHack Open Atlanta final standings: