forZe qualify for DreamHack Open Anaheim over Heroic

forZe won a two-map series against Heroic in the DreamHack Open Anaheim Europe Closed Qualifier grand final to secure a ticket to the $100,000 event in California.

Amid talks of Evgeny "FL1T" Lebedev's future, who was linked to Natus Vincere when the Ukrainian organization came knocking at the door despite eventually backing down, forZe managed to make it all the way to the DreamHack Open Anaheim Europe Qualifier grand final after victories over Winstrike and CR4ZY. On the other side of the bracket, Heroic made their way to the grand final with wins against AVEZ—who eliminated Movistar Riders and BIG in the open qualifier—and GODSENT.

forZe will be contenders at the $100,000 tournament in Anaheim

Heroic won a clean pistol round on the CT side of Inferno, taking the early lead on forZe’s pick, but the second guns were in play it was the Russian side that took the reins of the map, abusing the Danish defenders all the way to a 9-2 lead. Heroic were finally able to get back on the board, and closed the half out with a decent 6-9 thanks to their final four-round streak. The second half didn’t go much better for Heroic, who after losing the pistol round were only able to win three sporadic rounds as the Russian side bagged map one to take the 1-0 lead in the series ahead of Nuke.

Heroic were slow on Nuke as well, giving up the first five rounds as they were unable to set up a threatening offense, and although they found some solace winning three of the following four rounds, forZe quickly regained control as Bogdan "xsepower" Chernikov shined with the AWP to help his team take an 11-4 lead at the half. To secure their pass to the tournament in California, xsepower won a 1vs2 clutch on the attack at 13-4 to further destabilize the Danish team, who were unable to take a single round on the defense and let the series slip 0-2.

 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 30 - 37 -7 78.0 0.97
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP 26 - 34 -8 60.9 0.85
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 20 - 38 -18 56.7 0.63
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 20 - 37 -17 53.2 0.62
Denmark Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn 16 - 35 -19 49.5 0.59
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 39 - 16 +23 83.9 1.59
Russia Evgeny 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 38 - 22 +16 91.3 1.42
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 36 - 24 +12 89.6 1.32
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 38 - 27 +11 84.3 1.26
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 30 - 24 +6 66.3 1.07

The final standings of the European closed qualifier are:

1. Russia forZe - DreamHack Open Anaheim 2020
2. Denmark Heroic
3-4. Europe CR4ZY
3-4. Europe GODSENT
5-8. Finland HAVU
5-8. Kazakhstan Winstrike
5-8. Poland AVEZ
5-8. Bulgaria SKADE

The team list for DreamHack Open Anaheim is:

Finland ENCE
Denmark North
United Kingdom Endpoint
North America North America Qualifier
Brazil MIBR
Brazil FURIA
Russia forZe
North America North America Qualifier
Russia Evgeny 'FL1T' Lebedev
Evgeny 'FL1T' Lebedev
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
521
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
595
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.09
#1
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Germany Bundeskanzler 
gg wp
2020-01-19 21:00
Can I get 25 replies? Also visa issues incoming just like last time for newyork
2020-01-19 22:02
25 -1
2020-01-19 23:00
forze>botvi
2020-01-19 23:07
TrashVi, have top #1 and #6 player and cant win shit
2020-01-20 08:29
#2
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Spain Minixx77 
K
2020-01-19 21:00
1st
2020-01-19 21:00
very nice
2020-01-19 21:00
#5
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Other 10102020 
haha
2020-01-19 21:00
#6
Jerry | 
Russia kogdato 
EZ44Z
2020-01-19 21:01
#7
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Russia Vanish213 
ok emel`yanenko
2020-01-19 21:01
Come here forze mens))
2020-01-19 21:01
inb4 visa problems
2020-01-19 21:02
#10
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Russia v1p3rrr 
How did endpoint get there?
2020-01-19 21:04
#17
nexa | 
Yugoslavia tomasev1c 
Same question LOL
2020-01-19 21:06
#27
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Germany currrro 
National qualifier, like sprout in Leipzig
2020-01-19 21:21
#31
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Reunion Esquinox 
invite
2020-01-19 21:25
#11
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CIS kryto203 
Revenge for epicenter gg
2020-01-19 21:04
nice
2020-01-19 21:05
#13
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Norway Napapijri 
Gratz!
2020-01-19 21:05
stavn 16 kills LUL
2020-01-19 21:05
Expected, ForZe>main teams
2020-01-19 21:05
+1
2020-01-19 21:11
Absolutely true
2020-01-20 03:27
insane they even needed to be in the qualifiers.
2020-01-19 21:05
expected
2020-01-19 21:06
#19
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Ethiopia sexiestuser 
tbh at this point navi should buy the whole roster and not just fl1t
2020-01-19 21:07
they cant
2020-01-19 21:25
ok that would be $150,000,000 cash only
2020-01-19 21:42
#20
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Estonia Nap0le0n 
I dont understand why they didnt get direct invite
2020-01-19 21:07
Because of stupid ESL's ranking, where they are lower than bra71lians and scamdinavians Also they were robbed with invite on DH Leipzig where RNG take direct invite before Dick's kik and loosing points on ESL ranking
2020-01-20 03:30
FL1T+XSE destroys Danish bots
2020-01-19 21:12
#23
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Finland Smoonah 
haha fk nubs
2020-01-19 21:12
#24
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Russia NikSmoK 
Too ez for Russian Alphas. No chance for danish kids
2020-01-19 21:13
:D
2020-01-20 04:03
#25
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
stavn throw for ez money right before moving on to North
2020-01-19 21:15
#26
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United States twistzzgod 
forZe > NaVi
2020-01-19 21:15
Most expected results But ThrowZe shoud won 2-0 against Winstrike Btw they cameback from 12-3 to 14-16 on train lul
2020-01-19 21:21
that was on ct side so not that surprising.
2020-01-19 23:29
> they cameback from 12-3 to 14-16 on train That's called a choke, not comeback. Perhaps you mean from 3-12 to 16:14 ?
2020-01-20 04:06
ez for forze
2020-01-19 21:22
gratz
2020-01-19 21:24
#32
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Switzerland x676 
FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T #FREEFL1T -> he wanted to join Navi, Navi CEO confirmed. forZe CEO is a liar. twitter.com/EllanarkJesus/status/1218593.. Navi CEO declarations: cybersport.ru/counter-strike-go/news/oni.. forZe: "FL1T doesn't want to leave". NAVI: "He told us that he does, can we buy him out?" forZe: "No. [It's us who] don't want to see him leaving". FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T forZe CEO: we don't want to sell you FL1T: ok forze CEO: are you ok here ? FL1T: yes, I am ok here i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001.. ( but I already told Navi guys I wanted to join them, hehehehehehehehe ) FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T * FREE FL1T
2020-01-19 21:25
#37
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CIS kryto203 
kinda interested =/= PLEASE IM GOING TO NAVI YES YES YES YES So stfu evgeniy
2020-01-19 21:41
the truth is out there! I want to believe.
2020-01-19 21:47
lmao thats fucked up
2020-01-19 22:38
Agreed!
2020-01-20 17:38
Here we go again. :D ForZe's CEO sounds like he's offended by NAVI's "tactics" to first ask a player if he has any interest in joining NAVI. xD
2020-01-20 05:05
Such good many gg
2020-01-19 21:37
#36
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Russia AR4ER 
GG 4ze!
2020-01-19 21:39
#42
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United States me_0_major 
higher rank than 3/4 invite LMAO
2020-01-19 22:21
This is so hilarious actually
2020-01-20 03:32
gg for NAVI FL1T
2020-01-19 22:23
gg
2020-01-19 22:41
#46
ropz | 
Spain JLenny47 
waiting for post-major when cr4zy core gets a good roster
2020-01-19 22:45
nice
2020-01-19 23:13
Actually better than Na'Vi, at least 2019 NaVi
2020-01-20 07:10
sad!
2020-01-20 11:17
Forze is becoming 1st CIS team, navi is going for top 2
2020-01-20 18:47
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