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 Jenya "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
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1
1st December 2019
16
Inferno
11
14
Vertigo
16
16
Train
9
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 83 - 52 +31 108.1 1.58
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 43 - 44 -1 56.4 1.01
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 46 - 53 -7 65.1 0.95
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 51 - 50 +1 64.1 0.94
Russia Jenya 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 53 - 58 -5 71.0 0.94
 Tricked K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' GyldstrandacoR 57 - 49 +8 73.6 1.09
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' AndersenBubzkji 61 - 61 0 88.3 1.08
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' JørgensenroeJ 58 - 57 +1 69.9 0.98
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Becksjuush 44 - 51 -7 62.7 0.90
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' PetersenHUNDEN 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:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
722
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
644
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Lucas 'Bubzkji' Andersen
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
632
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1532
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
738
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Russia Jenya 'FL1T' Lebedev
Jenya 'FL1T' Lebedev
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
490
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
564
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.09
#1
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Norway FACEIT_LVL_10 
ez
2019-12-01 19:58
#8
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Denmark Twick_reformed 
ARRIBA ESPAÑA
2019-12-01 19:59
VIVA ESPAÑA
2019-12-01 20:35
GRACIAS MARRUECOS
2019-12-01 20:37
who MVP ???
2019-12-02 04:59
#100
Jame | 
Europe Dan11a 
You are :)
2019-12-02 11:33
#54
steel | 
Spain Zhalos 
Twick, I like you, but Arriba España was and still sort of is a fascist expression xD. I mean, you can get banned due to it, Idc if you shout it but chill my lad. Lol. How's it going Daneland
2019-12-01 21:00
Zhalos, my man! Long time no see Yeah I know, that phrase is kinda risky haha. But yeah, everything going great, I know it sounds cliche but it really does, though this week was really a downwards rollercoaster, but that was just due to personal stuff How are you though?
2019-12-01 21:18
#65
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Norway FACEIT_LVL_10 
men whenever u feel down go to christiania😎
2019-12-01 21:30
Du ved det brormand Der er bare nogle ting man ikke kan ryge sig fra
2019-12-01 21:33
#67
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Norway FACEIT_LVL_10 
true😔but u cant let anything hold u down for a long time😎
2019-12-01 21:33
Aldrig brormand Jeg tænkte mere eller mindre ikke på det siden igår
2019-12-01 21:34
#69
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Norway FACEIT_LVL_10 
nice, life is good men)
2019-12-01 21:36
Altid, jeg prøver at smile over ar det skete og ikke at det er slut :))))
2019-12-01 21:37
#71
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Norway FACEIT_LVL_10 
u gonna watch astralis vs lulquid?😎
2019-12-01 21:38
Nah fam jeg ser ikke cs så tit længere
2019-12-01 21:40
#74
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Norway FACEIT_LVL_10 
many ppl on hltv doing that :O
2019-12-01 21:41
Ikke mig, har jeg ikke så god tid til haha
2019-12-01 21:43
#77
steel | 
Spain Zhalos 
Long time no see indeed my lad. Yeah, jaja. But yeah, it's fine lad, it's nice to see you are doing well, but why was it a rollercoaster heading downwards? What personal stuff? And well, I'm not doing really good but it's ok, slowly improving each day and doing better now. If you wish to talk lad we should use something else that isn't HLTV really xD
2019-12-01 21:58
HUNDEN ROBBED
2019-12-01 19:58
HUNDEN let down by his team once again... he truly deserved this victory.
2019-12-01 20:00
#55
steel | 
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
#3
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Greenland MIBR_PLAYERS 
gg forze
2019-12-01 19:58
#4
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Poland gg_retard 
God Jerry
2019-12-01 19:58
THE EASIEST TOURNAMENT FOR FORZE, FORZE FORZE FORZEEE
2019-12-01 20:00
#5
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Estonia Nap0le0n 
Almazer beast
2019-12-01 19:58
gratz ruski
2019-12-01 19:58
: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
#89
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United States RiseCS 
+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
+1, i just hope navi disband as an org
2019-12-01 20:02
#43
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Poland Lukovsky 
what will pimple do then
2019-12-01 20:33
join Liquid,EG,FaZe,OG
2019-12-01 20:34
#47
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Poland Lukovsky 
no, no, no, maybe but rip career anyway
2019-12-01 20:35
rip career with navi, not with the teams above
2019-12-01 20:48
#56
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Poland Lukovsky 
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
#19
Estonia rYm 
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
wp forze
2019-12-01 20:04
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
#31
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Russia Xterli 
>tier 3 >argentina cs
2019-12-01 20:15
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
#29
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Poland rude_wredne 
forza best ruski team? sexpower best name))
2019-12-01 20:13
#30
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Norway flipflop 
+31 wtf!!!
2019-12-01 20:13
#32
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Russia cyberneRy 
best tier2 team
2019-12-01 20:18
#34
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Belarus AskewAl 
it's ence
2019-12-01 20:19
#36
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Russia ttteaser 
forZe proves that they actually tier 1
2019-12-01 20:24
#44
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Poland Lukovsky 
just no
2019-12-01 20:33
just yes
2019-12-01 20:47
#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
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
#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
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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
#48
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
Haha, someone lost money by betting on tricked, didnt you?
2019-12-01 20:36
Nope, ruski kiddo
2019-12-01 21:23
#72
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Poland rude_wredne 
dont dead open inside
2019-12-01 21:38
#39
Edward | 
Ukraine kirBi_1 
Ez for almazer
2019-12-01 20:29
Xsepower to navi = top 1
2019-12-01 20:30
#57
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Finland Vaittify 
Xsepower mega bot carried by almazer
2019-12-01 21:07
+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
#62
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Finland 0lter 
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
#80
It's my | 
Europe R2D2s 
Hope VP signs them in 2020 :)
2019-12-01 22:04
#84
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Denmark ImNotBez 
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
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
Furia shit men))) tier 6-7. CIS more skill
2019-12-02 02:12
#95
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Brazil parrud0www 
Kkkkkkk lol You made me laugh a lot
2019-12-02 03:15
1. Russia forZe - $50,000 5-6. Brazil FURIA - $3,000 FURIA low skill))
2019-12-02 14:33
#103
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Brazil parrud0www 
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
hltv.org/matches/2338033/furia-vs-forze-.. It was easy mens))))) Go back favela bro
2019-12-03 00:38
#105
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Brazil parrud0www 
I have no time for no arguments. Try more later
2019-12-04 04:45
#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
#94
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Oceania Rusuli 
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
#101
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Sweden MandaleMecha 
almazer? more like AMAZING
2019-12-02 11:49
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