Endpoint send forZe packing in Anaheim

Day two of DreamHack Open Anaheim began with a major upset as Endpoint beat world No.13 forZe in Group A's elimination match.

It's a historic day for British Counter-Strike after Endpoint, a team sitting outside the top 50 in the rankings and with little experience at the highest level, managed to beat one of the tournament favourites, who looked a far cry from the squad that only three months ago had won the DreamHack Open stop in Jönköping.

After being outclassed by North on the opening day of the tournament, forZe cut a frustrating figure once again, yet they only have themselves to blame: they lost the opening map, Vertigo, after wasting four map points in regulation as Endpoint produced a late comeback and eventually came out victorious after a quadruple-overtime marathon.

Endpoint will face North later on Saturday for a playoff spot

It took a 30-bomb from forZe star Bogdan "⁠xsepower⁠" Chernikov, who had been inconsequential on Vertigo, for the Russian team to level the series in a close Inferno game that at one point seemed destined to go Endpoint's way.

xsepower carried that form into the final map, Train, where forZe were on a six-game winning streak, but the rest of his team collapsed around him. The Russians picked up just three rounds on the T side after a 0-10 start, and their comeback attempt in the second half was quickly thwarted once the British team had money in the bank.

Matchpage
2
1
22nd February 2020
28
Vertigo
26
12
Inferno
16
16
Train
7
 Endpoint K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
89 - 79 +10 87.2 1.19
66 - 63 +3 71.8 1.08
71 - 69 +2 76.6 1.06
74 - 71 +3 71.8 1.06
52 - 72 -20 64.4 0.85
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
83 - 64 +19 69.0 1.17
75 - 76 -1 80.0 1.09
66 - 73 -7 74.5 1.04
67 - 69 -2 75.8 1.03
63 - 71 -8 66.2 0.89

Endpoint move on in Group A's lower bracket to face North, who are eager to bounce back from Friday's 3-16 thrashing by FURIA, in the decider stage. As for forZe, the Russian team leave Anaheim red-faced and have less than two weeks to right what went wrong before the all-important closed qualifier for the CIS Minor, scheduled for March 5-6.

Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
599
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
rare
2020-02-23 00:24
9 replies
#11
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North America ProudNAfan
SAVE XSEPOWER
2020-02-23 00:25
6 replies
axaxaxaxaxa FL1T so dumb, why didnt he join NAVI??? prob some "I BELIEVE IN MY FRIENDS" BS
2020-02-23 00:26
5 replies
no, he had contract with forze and navi had to pay like 1mil for him so he couldn't leave
2020-02-23 00:29
he will come in a few months to replace flamie
2020-02-23 00:48
3 replies
#49
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Sweden FL4XY
probably
2020-02-23 02:41
Said man, whose favourite team has 4 players worse flamie
2020-02-23 10:22
1 reply
that's not the matter but nt roasting another team to avoid talking about yours
2020-02-23 14:33
Rare but somehow, well done.
2020-02-23 05:48
#57
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Indonesia rareguy
yeah?
2020-02-23 06:03
pog
2020-02-23 00:24
Ok
2020-02-23 00:24
Expected
2020-02-23 00:24
lol
2020-02-23 00:24
UK CS PogChamp
2020-02-23 00:25
#7
fat | 
United Kingdom zakariin
Yes
2020-02-23 00:25
1 reply
#51
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United Kingdom Dylan9007
Yes
2020-02-23 03:05
god thomas
2020-02-23 00:25
Wtf unexpected
2020-02-23 00:25
I dont think they will stand against north
2020-02-23 00:25
3 replies
Well North is still pretty bad team tbh
2020-02-23 00:27
1 reply
+1
2020-02-23 00:48
I'd say it's like a 65-35 that North take it. But Endpoint being fired up after their win against ForZe could be a determining factor
2020-02-23 01:13
Thomasturbando +10
2020-02-23 00:27
#14
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United States Murarara
Shoulda been -guardian +sexpower
2020-02-23 00:27
#16
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Canada m00semilk
didn't join NaVi for this? ricockulous!
2020-02-23 00:27
and FL1T declined NaVi lmfao
2020-02-23 00:29
1 reply
FL1T wanted to join Na'Vi forZe just had an unreasonable buyout so they could keep him
2020-02-23 03:31
UK CS rekt 2nd CIS team What a joke lol
2020-02-23 00:32
#20
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Denmark Notallama
forZe is gonna take quite a dive in the rankings
2020-02-23 00:33
#21
valde | 
Denmark QBE_
Yikes forZe
2020-02-23 00:33
FORZE ON LAN LUL
2020-02-23 00:34
#23
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Pakistan LoOuU2
CIS CS , no surprises. Always inconsistent
2020-02-23 00:35
#24
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Finland Smoonah
robiin should have reactivated cheats
2020-02-23 00:37
4 replies
he was unbanned by Valve tho
2020-02-23 00:39
3 replies
#30
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Finland Smoonah
that's because Valve welcomes cheaters. Otherwise majority of their player-base would be depleted if they actually fixed the main problem.
2020-02-23 00:42
2 replies
smooth brain
2020-02-23 02:12
1 reply
#46
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Finland Smoonah
smooth criminal annie are you ok
2020-02-23 02:24
clowns
2020-02-23 00:38
Ez
2020-02-23 00:39
#28
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Hungary hardrise
WHAT?!
2020-02-23 00:41
FL1T FL1T FL1T FL1T FL1T FL1T FL1T FL1T FL1T FL1T
2020-02-23 00:42
#31
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Hungary Shiron212
Let's go bois
2020-02-23 00:43
Lol
2020-02-23 00:45
wow nice
2020-02-23 00:47
LMAO
2020-02-23 00:58
#38
mir | 
Russia M13F
LMAO wtf ForZe -__-
2020-02-23 00:59
#39
bew | 
India Women
THOMAS THE TANK MAKE UK CS GREAT AGAIN
2020-02-23 01:03
FL1T following steps of qikert. Refuse to join NaVi/Decline their offer and gets shit on by some t4858493 UK team. Well done guys. At least FL1T didn’t give some arrogant interview like LULkert did. It’s just ForZe management living in their own world of 1000 billion payouts :)
2020-02-23 01:13
1 reply
FL1T wanted to join Na`Vi.
2020-02-23 04:38
#42
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Brazil hugoooo
#13 of the world? KEK
2020-02-23 01:23
LOSING TO UK LFAMOAOAOAOA
2020-02-23 01:47
hahaha forze wtf, rip cis
2020-02-23 01:51
UKCS POGGGGG
2020-02-23 02:26
UK CS BEST CS
2020-02-23 02:39
#50
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African Union mikecool
They weren't a forZe to be reckoned with....
2020-02-23 02:52
#52
Archi | 
United Kingdom KainZ
UKCS POG
2020-02-23 03:28
2020-02-23 05:33
Shit forze
2020-02-23 06:17
When I looked and all UK players were on top I couldn't believe my eyes, then I realized it's like a tier 4 match against a team I never heard of and I stopped caring.
2020-02-23 06:29
#60
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Ukraine z3m4
#13???? Maybe right place is #113?
2020-02-23 08:34
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