forZe best Tricked to secure DreamHack Open Winter 2019 trophy

forZe emerged victorious in the grand final of DreamHack Winter Open 2019, taking down Tricked 2-1.

Warmed up after a successful semi-final campaign against CR4ZY, Nicolai "⁠HUNDEN⁠" Petersen's men were pitted against Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov and company, who had earlier eliminated GODSENT in a three-map affair, in the grand final of DreamHack Winter. It was on Inferno, Vertigo and Train that the two sides would determine who would walk away with the better part of $100,000 in spoils and the coveted trophy.

Jerry led forZe in more ways than one, concluding Inferno with a 1.23 rating

Out of the gates, Tricked let forZe know they meant business, securing a 5-0 lead on the CT side of Inferno off the back of impressive individual form from Lucas "⁠Bubzkji⁠" Andersen, who hit double-digit kills off the back of several multi-frag rounds. Mid-half turbulence saw the teams exchange blows, followed by a shift in pace, whereby forZe were finally able to find a presence, knocking the Danes' finances into a rut. Exploiting their opponents' weakened state synced well with a reignition in form from the Russian squad's heavy hitters, as the team was able to secure a narrow 8-7 lead come the end of the half.

The Russians kept the ball rolling in early CT-side rounds, ensuring a double-digit score, but found themselves on the back foot once rifles were seen in the Tricked camp. After conceding four back-to-back rounds, forZe regained composure, and despite a lacking performance from star player Bogdan "⁠xsepower⁠" Chernikov, gradually developed momentum. A struggling Danish offensive was able only to supplement their finances with two bomb plants in the remaining rounds, neither of which saw an explosion. Sporadic financial issues, coupled with difficulties breaching sites meant, an 11-16 loss for the Danish on forZe's map pick.

roeJ topped the Tricked scoreboard on Vertigo at 1.30

The established momentum was translated into the second map for forZe, as a quad kill from Evgeny "⁠FL1T⁠" Lebedev in the opening round of their CT half was succeeded by a triple kill from xsepower. The outstanding performances lacked longevity, however, as Tricked assumed the driver's seat, allowing their opponents an additional round only at 5-3, and even then, it was only thanks to a triple from Almaz "⁠almazer⁠" Asadullin. The general dynamic persisted to be in the Danes' favour, as a 10-5 lead was secured at half time.

Bubzkji ensured a pistol round victory for Tricked off the back of a USP-S triple kill, but a bomb plant from forZe allowed for a second-round buy, which proved to be of great effect. The Galils crushed a brittle early CT economy and created space for an equaliser, which was achieved at 12-12. Unwilling to yield, Tricked found a second wind in the form of three conversions, which placed the team a single round off map three, a gap that was later bridged by forZe, with overtime on the line. A timely save in round 29 proved pivotal to their success, as the Danes just about survived Vertigo with a 16-14 victory.

almazer stepped up on Train to ensure the trophy for forZe

The concluding map of the series, Train, saw a similar development to Tricked's CT side on Vertigo, where an early success lacked follow-up. Having conceded two of the initial rounds, FL1T shifted the tides in his team's favour by posting a Krieg triple kill. forZe assumed a lead thanks to this performance, and managed to stay ahead despite occasional conversions by Tricked. The consistency that they lacked was found towards the latter portion of the half, as the Danes closed out the final four rounds of their defense, ensuring an 8-7 half.

A flawless CT pistol round that saw all five members retain their lives in a post-plant situation marked a fruitful start for forZe. who went on to dominate the early rounds of the latter half having survived their opponents' force buy. Six rounds later, Tricked got their first conversion on the offense, but struggles persisted past their small success, which cost the Danes map and series point at a six-round discrepancy. A 2v2 situation fell through for Tricked as Frederik "⁠acoR⁠" Gyldstrand ran out of time to plant, concluding the grand final in favour of forZe, the DreamHack Winter 2019 champions.

Matchpage
2
1
1st December 2019
16
Inferno
11
14
Vertigo
16
16
Train
9
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
83 - 52 +31 108.1 1.58
43 - 44 -1 56.4 1.01
46 - 53 -7 65.1 0.95
51 - 50 +1 64.1 0.94
53 - 58 -5 71.0 0.94
 Tricked K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
57 - 49 +8 73.6 1.09
61 - 61 0 88.3 1.08
58 - 57 +1 69.9 0.98
44 - 51 -7 62.7 0.90
37 - 59 -22 56.1 0.77

DreamHack Winter 2019 final standings:

1. Russia forZe - $50,000
2. Denmark Tricked - $20,000
3-4. Europe CR4ZY - $10,000
3-4. Europe GODSENT - $10,000
5-6. Finland SJ - $3,000
5-6. Brazil FURIA - $3,000
7-8. Sweden Marskalk - $2,000
7-8. Denmark Heroic - $2,000

Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
722
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
644
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
632
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1532
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
738
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Russia Evgeny 'FL1T' Lebedev
Evgeny 'FL1T' Lebedev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
490
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
564
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
HUNDEN ROBBED
2019-12-01 19:58
3 replies
HUNDEN let down by his team once again... he truly deserved this victory.
2019-12-01 20:00
#55
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Spain Zhalos
Sad :(
2019-12-01 21:00
#98
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Germany killmichi
-22 :/ I probably got baited here :P
2019-12-02 07:47
gg forze
2019-12-01 19:58
God Jerry
2019-12-01 19:58
1 reply
THE EASIEST TOURNAMENT FOR FORZE, FORZE FORZE FORZEEE
2019-12-01 20:00
Almazer beast
2019-12-01 19:58
gratz ruski
2019-12-01 19:58
2 replies
:D
2019-12-01 20:00
lol
2019-12-01 20:01
#7
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Denmark Ramp8
HUNDEN > Gla1ve. Please switch Blastralis.
2019-12-01 19:58
1 reply
#89
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United States Murarara
+1
2019-12-02 01:11
ALMAZER MVP
2019-12-01 19:59
FORZE BEST
2019-12-01 19:59
unexpected, I would love to see almazer keep up this form and become the superstar forZe needs to become tier 1. We need both forZe and AVANGAR to be better than NaVi lol
2019-12-01 19:59
6 replies
+1, i just hope navi disband as an org
2019-12-01 20:02
5 replies
what will pimple do then
2019-12-01 20:33
4 replies
join Liquid,EG,FaZe,OG
2019-12-01 20:34
3 replies
no, no, no, maybe but rip career anyway
2019-12-01 20:35
2 replies
rip career with navi, not with the teams above
2019-12-01 20:48
1 reply
rip career with botian, not the whole team
2019-12-01 21:06
party in the house tonight.. good job..
2019-12-01 20:00
#17
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Russia AR4ER
GG ForZe....glad for you guys ;)
2019-12-01 20:01
hunden ^_^
2019-12-01 20:02
sasat
2019-12-01 20:03
EZ 4 MY BOYS Thanks for that emotional tournament <3 Good luck on next events!
2019-12-01 20:03
Someone already knew the final score on train and even posted a screenshot 1 hour before the map ended. wtf?
2019-12-01 20:03
#24
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Germany liddarn
EZ FORZE. GJ BOYS
2019-12-01 20:04
Remember when DH Winter was Major or Tier 1? now the winner is a tier 3 team Xd
2019-12-01 20:04
2 replies
#31
HEN1 | 
Russia Xterli
>tier 3 >argentina cs
2019-12-01 20:15
1 reply
ARGENTINA CS WITH ALL OF ARGENTINAN FANS HYPED FOR LUKIEN AND MEYERN XDXDXD
2019-12-01 22:01
wp forze
2019-12-01 20:05
Ez for Russia
2019-12-01 20:05
heroic ????? force ????? disband ??
2019-12-01 20:05
forza best ruski team? sexpower best name))
2019-12-01 20:13
+31 wtf!!!
2019-12-01 20:13
#32
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Russia cyberneRy
best tier2 team
2019-12-01 20:18
9 replies
#34
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Belarus AskewAl
it's ence
2019-12-01 20:19
#36
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Russia MonkaSss
forZe proves that they actually tier 1
2019-12-01 20:24
7 replies
just no
2019-12-01 20:33
6 replies
just yes
2019-12-01 20:47
5 replies
#58
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CIS kryto203
Not yet They were so close before major They are as tier 1 as tricked and furia
2019-12-01 21:15
4 replies
if seriosly they are still tier-2 But they are between tier-1 an 2 right now after EPICENTER will see what they are deserved
2019-12-01 21:18
3 replies
#61
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CIS kryto203
+1
2019-12-01 21:20
+1
2019-12-01 22:18
#83
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Belarus AskewAl
+1
2019-12-01 22:42
#33
valde | 
Denmark QBE_
almazer Pog
2019-12-01 20:19
#35
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Russia cycl3
Russkie vpered
2019-12-01 20:21
Nice
2019-12-01 20:27
Just lucky Day 4 trash player Almazer And Good Job BOT HUNDEN Wp good ruined
2019-12-01 20:29
3 replies
Haha, someone lost money by betting on tricked, didnt you?
2019-12-01 20:36
2 replies
Nope, ruski kiddo
2019-12-01 21:23
1 reply
dont dead open inside
2019-12-01 21:38
Ez for almazer
2019-12-01 20:29
Xsepower to navi = top 1
2019-12-01 20:30
2 replies
#57
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Finland Vaittify
Xsepower mega bot carried by almazer
2019-12-01 21:07
1 reply
+1. Don't understand the hype around this guy tbh. Perhaps he has good stats, but every time I see him playing he looks... nothing special if not mediocre.
2019-12-02 02:57
Deserved
2019-12-01 20:30
#42
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
congratz guys
2019-12-01 20:31
GJ Spartak
2019-12-01 20:36
+31 Pog
2019-12-01 20:58
almazer new s1mple
2019-12-01 21:22
not so ez 4 GOD HUNDEN
2019-12-01 21:25
hunden bot as always :3
2019-12-01 21:54
#79
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Kazakhstan tomik0
Gratz real cis team
2019-12-01 22:01
Hope VP signs them in 2020 :)
2019-12-01 22:04
Nooo! How can this be right? Denmark>Rest of The World
2019-12-01 22:45
Amazing major grand final wow Such good many wow tnx valve
2019-12-01 22:54
#86
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Libya nanaichini
almazer beast
2019-12-02 00:31
#87
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Brazil parrud0www
Furia should have won this tournament, but ok
2019-12-02 00:43
8 replies
Furia shit men))) tier 6-7. CIS more skill
2019-12-02 02:12
7 replies
#95
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Brazil parrud0www
Kkkkkkk lol You made me laugh a lot
2019-12-02 03:15
6 replies
1. Russia forZe - $50,000 5-6. Brazil FURIA - $3,000 FURIA low skill))
2019-12-02 14:33
5 replies
Best achievements from forze: 2nd Blast moscow, 1st DH Open winter Best achievements from FURIA: 3rd StarSeries 8, 1st artic invitational, 1st EMF 2019, 1st ESEA Global challenge, 2nd ECS 7, 3rd DH Masters Dallas, 2nd DH Open Rio Easy to see which team is better ;)
2019-12-02 22:25
4 replies
hltv.org/matches/2338033/furia-vs-forze-.. It was easy mens))))) Go back favela bro
2019-12-03 00:38
3 replies
I have no time for no arguments. Try more later
2019-12-04 04:45
2 replies
Owned and left back favela)))
2019-12-07 15:15
1 reply
🤦🏻‍♂ Aren't you ashamed of what you say? Is every Russian like you?
2019-12-09 05:45
#88
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World Beard43
GGWP forZe! Godsent will be kicking themselves for throwing their match on Nuke, they had so many opportunities to take it.
2019-12-02 00:57
#91
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Australia SUNSPY
EZ CLAP !! nice
2019-12-02 02:42
Congrats, well played!
2019-12-02 02:58
My boy almazer steps up, Forze win. He may not be the star, but he is often the difference.
2019-12-02 03:15
#96
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Russia 1hebest!
GgWpZ...
2019-12-02 03:34
gz guys
2019-12-02 08:01
almazer? more like AMAZING
2019-12-02 11:49
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