DreamHack Open Sevilla reaches playoffs

The playoff teams at DreamHack Open Sevilla are now set, with MAD Lions facing North and CR4ZY going up against GODSENT in the semi-finals.

Movistar Riders and BIG played the first elimination match of the day, with the Spaniards coming from a crushing defeat against CR4ZY in their opener and BIG failing to close out their match on Nuke against North, who they lost to in an overtime affair. The best-of-three against Riders saw BIG play two more overtimes in a two-map series, on Mirage and Overpass, that the local team were able to win with strong performances by Rajohn "EasTor" Linato and Lucas "steel" Lopes.

North will face MAD Lions in the semi-finals

The second series of the day was the Group B elimination match, a 90 round affair between GODSENT and Gambit Youngsters that saw all three maps get played out to the very end. The first map, Overpass, went the way of the European combine, with Martin "STYKO" Styk leading his team in the fragging department, just three frags shy of one per round. An 8-7 half on the CT side of Train for GODSENT proved to be too little, as the CIS team took nine out of the last 10 rounds to push it to a third map. The decider ensued and it was GODSENT who were eventually able to lock it down, in part because Gambit Youngsters’ star AWPer Dmitry "sh1ro" Sokolov wasn’t able to have an impactful performance with just nine kills.

The Group A decider match pinned Movistar Riders and North, and although the Spaniards started off with a convincing 9-6 lead on the attacking side of their pick, Inferno, they deflated on the defense as Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye and Jakob "JUGi" Hansen dominated, pushing their team to a 16-11 win after a one-sided second half. North then crushed Movistar Riders’ playoff dreams in a one-sided second map, Vertigo, to set up a Danish derby in the semi-finals against MAD Lions, their first in a disappointing season in which they have been eliminated in every group stage to date.

STYKO & co. made it past Illuminar in the Group B decider

The final match of the day, which finalized the playoff bracket, featured GODSENT and Illuminar. The first, Overpass, went the way of the European combine, while Illuminar won their pick, Nuke, with both of them going all the way, making it five out of five thirty-round maps today for Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend and company. The European combine then took a 12-3 lead on the attacking side of Vertigo, and although the Poles were able to put up a fight in the second half, they eventually faltered and GODSENT secured their spot in the semi-finals.

The DreamHack Open Sevilla playoff bracket is:

11:00 - Denmark MAD Lions vs. Denmark North | BO3
14:00 - Europe CR4ZY vs. Europe GODSENT | BO3

Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1352
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
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Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1487
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Spain Rajohn 'EasTor' Linato
Rajohn 'EasTor' Linato
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
259
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.09
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
997
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
207
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.57
APR:
0.10
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1127
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Proud of my boy kRYSTAL 👍 ez for german cs 😎
2019-12-14 23:42
flair checks out
2019-12-14 23:43
stucco
2019-12-14 23:47
#4
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Spain Granjero 
sad for movistar riders 😭
2019-12-14 23:45
#18
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Myanmar xdcc 
They need mixwell back. Maybe it could happen too considering he's benched on C9
2019-12-15 00:19
#20
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Spain Granjero 
I hope so
2019-12-15 00:29
#22
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Europe dan1elsen 
Lets give riders a couple of months to see how their project goes. If it goes bad they'll bring mix back again
2019-12-15 00:47
#24
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Spain ZephyrBruh 
True but the lineup is only 2 months old, give it some time
2019-12-15 01:32
ez 4 NC69
2019-12-14 23:45
#12
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Germany DieS0nne 
hey fellow krystalfanboi
2019-12-14 23:48
#25
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Germany K3v1 
kRYSTAL best german IGL rn :)))))
2019-12-15 01:35
denmark vs denmark eu vs eu KEKW
2019-12-14 23:43
lol
2019-12-14 23:45
Danish finals anyways watch.
2019-12-14 23:46
#8
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Spain N0Love 
Name doesn't check out
2019-12-14 23:47
i do like china mafia and matchfixers tho
2019-12-14 23:50
Riders can show a lot more, but they need lans like this against this kind of teams
2019-12-14 23:47
#35
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France LeDiplomate 
They don't deserve to play these lans unfortunately.
2019-12-15 11:21
check group B, they deserve more than u think
2019-12-15 11:24
#11
JoJo | 
Spain Dicraftio 
Nice attempt from riders, second map meh, first map actually good
2019-12-14 23:48
ez cr4zy
2019-12-14 23:50
NA CS OMEGALUL, 0 TEAMS IN PLAY OFF
2019-12-14 23:53
#16
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Germany L1lK1M 
BiG and German CS is officially dead!!
2019-12-15 00:00
#17
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Germany Nyiks 
'a 120 round affair between GODSENT and Gambit Youngsters that saw all three maps get played out to the very end.' Pretty sure that 3 x 30 = 90, not 120.
2019-12-15 00:14
EZ4MAIKELELE
2019-12-15 00:23
#23
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Spain GamerGuillem 
BiG had to do changes....
2019-12-15 01:25
#26
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Sweden meistr0 
This playoff will be interesting to watch
2019-12-15 01:48
#27
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United States sorcrcrc 
3rd v 4th best daneland pog
2019-12-15 01:54
#28
nexa | 
Yugoslavia tomasev1c 
GL CR4ZY
2019-12-15 02:15
Lions & CR4ZY
2019-12-15 02:17
#31
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Taiwan Mafuuyu 
wrong sh1ro lmao
2019-12-15 02:57
#34
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Netherlands bringithome 
North will win this time.
2019-12-15 10:20
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