Renegades to DreamHack Open Leipzig final over MAD Lions

Renegades have advanced to the DreamHack Open Leipzig grand final after beating MAD Lions 2-1 in the semi-finals.

Renegades' semi-final victory marks an important milestone in the team core's history, who have now reached their first-ever grand final outside of Asian and Oceanic competitions at DreamHack Open Leipzig off the back of a lineup change, which saw Ollie "DickStacy" Tierney replaced by Jordan "Hatz" Bajic at the beginning of the year.

Nicolai "HUNDEN" Petersen's team will go home disappointed after they were unable to capitalize on a great start on the opening Dust2, which ended up going the other way and made the difference in the series, in the end, as Renegades did not leave any room for doubt on the deciding Nuke following a loss on Train.

The German event will go down as welcome experience for MAD Lions, nonetheless, as they have plenty of opportunities to improve on the result with upcoming participation at the ICE Challenge at the beginning of February and at IEM Katowice later that month.

dexter led Renegades to their first notable grand final

MAD Lions, who had yet to lose a map throughout the tournament after winning Danish derbys against Heroic and North in the group stage, came out swinging on the Dust2, getting off to a 7-2 lead on the CT side despite a forcebuy victory from Renegades in the second round.

Although the Danes went on a six-round streak beforehand, one going the other way was enough to break their economy, and Christopher "dexter" Nong's squad closed the gap to just one round by the end of the half. With a 3v5 retake in the second pistol round, Renegades leveled the scoreline, and even though they conceded the following anti-forcebuy they managed to pick up the opening map 16-11 thanks to a seven-round run in a dominant defense.

The Australian side looked to end things as they started Train with a 4-0 advantage on the defense, but their lead was soon gone as MAD Lions responded with a variety of B hits. Things looked dire for Renegades, but heroics from dexter, who won a 1v2 clutch and put up a quad-kill, helped them switch over to the offense with just a one-round deficit. It proved difficult to break through HUNDEN's team's defense, however, with MAD Lions rallying to a 16-11 win to equalize the series.

Once the series reached Nuke, it was a walk in the park for the Australians. A dominant CT side gave them a huge cushion as they secured a 12-3 half, and it didn't take long for them to finish off the Danes once on the offense, advancing to the grand final at 16-6, 2-1.

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Nuke
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 MAD Lions K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' GyldstrandacoR 60 - 50 +10 80.4 1.17
Denmark Lucas 'Bubzkji' AndersenBubzkji 58 - 50 +8 76.6 1.10
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Becksjuush 48 - 52 -4 71.8 1.04
Denmark Fredrik 'roeJ' JørgensenroeJ 41 - 57 -16 59.2 0.84
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' PetersenHUNDEN 27 - 55 -28 48.8 0.66
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter 67 - 52 +15 102.2 1.32
Australia Joshua 'INS' PotterINS 54 - 40 +14 84.1 1.21
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' WilliamsSico 53 - 42 +11 65.9 1.11
Australia Jordan 'Hatz' BajicHatz 49 - 50 -1 67.6 1.00
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta 41 - 50 -9 58.7 0.88
Denmark Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Nicolai 'HUNDEN' Petersen
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Australia Jordan 'Hatz' Bajic
Jordan 'Hatz' Bajic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
670
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
624
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
ez
2020-01-26 13:07
#2
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United States Bonger 
+1
2020-01-26 13:08
AU CS > EU CS
2020-01-26 13:08
BIG will smash AU CS back to the bushfires
2020-01-26 13:09
name checks out
2020-01-26 13:15
name checks out
2020-01-26 22:56
#42
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Australia Albatrauz 
K
2020-01-27 06:00
#11
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Netherlands bringithome 
Renegades > 100 thieves
2020-01-26 13:11
#20
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Australia Flyntos 
100T would step on renegades at this current time
2020-01-26 13:22
#23
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Australia OkraN 
They would without a doubt win but I don't think it would be a blowout
2020-01-26 13:28
#3
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Ukraine TBOY(2) 
this is so sad
2020-01-26 13:08
#5
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World Beard43 
Bloody well played! #YTB GLHF in the Grand Final, well deserved spot!
2020-01-26 13:10
YTB!
2020-01-26 13:09
#7
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Australia _Yam_ 
Good stuff
2020-01-26 13:09
Dexter to 100T soon
2020-01-26 13:11
#26
dexter | 
CIS 1_D 
Nooo plz
2020-01-26 13:41
No offense but he deserves a better team Not that rng is bad, but 100T is way much better.
2020-01-26 16:27
#36
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New Zealand Iuca5 
replace a rifler with a igl when they alrady have one?
2020-01-26 16:06
#10
rain | 
Turkey bernje 
god hunden couldnt carry anymore
2020-01-26 13:11
#12
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Australia TeBo 
I'LL SAY IT AGAIN DEXTER IS THE BEST IGL IN THE WORLD. IF FAZE WANTED TO BE GOOD THEY'D SIGN HIM. HOWEVER I HOPE HE STAYS SO HE CAN ELEVATE RENEGADES INTO THE TOP 10
2020-01-26 13:11
YEAH THE BOYS 2.0
2020-01-26 13:12
#14
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United Kingdom suge 
Glad they got rid of DickStacy, was only kept around for marketability in Greyhound, shit player
2020-01-26 13:12
#41
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Indonesia lumayan 
+1 jajaja
2020-01-27 03:17
loved this game.. all those people saying RNG (ex-Grayhound) can only beat jetlagged teams, individually bad etc.. sofa king stupid. here is the proof you're wrong. they've beaten EG (1-0) Team Liquid (2-0) Cloud 9 (3-0) and Mad Lions (2-1) on LAN! they're a 1 in a million aussie team.. owns at home but is able to travel and kill it, which is harder to do than any euros or americans can imagine given the distance and the ability to bootcamp overseas. the travel from australia is much longer to europe/na.. they are gonna be more jetlagged than anyone. i loved all the comments asking "why do they have such high ratings?" and people reply "because they farm local teams" well.. check out their ratings in NA/EU on LAN. they're just good.
2020-01-26 13:14
#22
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African Union mikecool 
+1
2020-01-26 13:28
+1 Australia got promising CS atm
2020-01-26 13:30
#29
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
+1
2020-01-26 13:50
#34
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United States Frotha 
Also, lost to Mouz 1-2 at EPL
2020-01-26 15:49
gg
2020-01-26 13:15
#18
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Brazil vitoBR 
incredible win Renegades , I believe that Mad Lions will be in the Major of Brazil
2020-01-26 13:20
#19
KSCERATO | 
Brazil zer1n 
9kills P/ map hahahahah Let’s go HUNDEN
2020-01-26 13:21
#35
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Denmark DanishDelight 
That is standard. Are you new?
2020-01-26 15:52
#21
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African Union mikecool 
ez dexter
2020-01-26 13:27
#24
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Denmark Notallama 
Well deserved, feels bad for ML
2020-01-26 13:28
HUNDEN MONKAS KEKW
2020-01-26 13:47
#28
dexter | 
CIS 1_D 
3x 1vs4 Clutch Dexter. What a good performance
2020-01-26 13:48
RIP CadiaN dream he will never beat Mad Lions another time at this LAN :(
2020-01-26 14:41
#31
takej | 
Japan Mamerico 
Dexter BEAST!
2020-01-26 15:04
#32
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United States Rabbit_ 
GG Mad Lions fans, also thanks for all the support 100T fans
2020-01-26 15:16
#33
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Australia Clariko 
YEAH THE BOYS!
2020-01-26 15:35
whats wrong with them? they look so lost
2020-01-26 18:04
Trash hunden
2020-01-26 18:06
#43
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Turkey Kukiv 
sad day for GOD HUNDEN
2020-01-27 14:55
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