G2 top DreamHack Masters Spring - Europe Group A; North eliminated
The last DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 Group A matchday ended with G2 taking the prized first place in the group stage, qualifying straight to the playoffs' upper bracket, while Astralis and Heroic will move on through the lower bracket as the second and third-ranked teams in the group. North, who ended with the same record as Heroic, 1-2, were eliminated due to a head-to-head loss to Casper "cadiaN" Møller and company.
North and Heroic kicked off the third and final day of DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 Group A in a bout that would decide which of the two teams would survive to play the next round of the tournament as both teams were susceptible to finishing in last place depending on the outcome of today's matches.
Up against the wall with a 0-2 record following losses to Astralis and G2, it was Heroic who were able to defeat their countrymen in a one-sided series on Train that saw them get to a flying start on the attacking side, 9-6, before closing it out 16-9. They then went on to dominate on Vertigo, 16-4, to secure their survival in the tournament.
|North||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL||30 - 37||-7||77.2||1.01|
|René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb||26 - 32||-6||66.5||0.91|
|Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy||30 - 35||-5||73.2||0.90|
|Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade||23 - 35||-12||54.9||0.69|
|Kristoffer 'Kristou' AamandKristou||19 - 39||-20||45.8||0.61|
|Heroic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn||42 - 27||+15||102.5||1.45|
|Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP||34 - 24||+10||80.7||1.34|
|Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko||39 - 28||+11||88.3||1.32|
|René 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS||33 - 25||+8||76.8||1.17|
|Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN||30 - 24||+6||71.8||1.16|
The final Group A match featured Astralis and G2, who were fighting to take the top spot in the group and earn a direct berth into the playoff upper bracket. Despite a slow start on their map pick, Dust2, going down 3-7 on the CT side, G2 were able to bring it back to 8-7 at the half before going on to control the attacking side with relentless aggression on the B site to go up 1-0 in the series.
A strong 11-4 CT side on Nuke set G2 up to take the 2-0 victory, and although Astralis put up resistance early on in the second half, it was the Franco-Serbian team that was able to carry their momentum and close out the map and match to secure the upper bracket spot in the playoffs.
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh||38 - 36||+2||81.0||1.14|
|Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice||30 - 33||-3||71.1||1.02|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x||31 - 31||0||63.7||0.98|
|Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk||29 - 40||-11||71.6||0.92|
|Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi||24 - 37||-13||46.7||0.71|
|G2||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS||40 - 30||+10||81.8||1.27|
|François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk||38 - 27||+11||72.9||1.20|
|Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter-||39 - 29||+10||74.8||1.17|
|Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz||33 - 28||+5||72.9||1.10|
|Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa||27 - 38||-11||64.3||0.85|
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