OG, Endpoint qualify for DreamHack Open Summer Europe

OG and Endpoint are the two first teams confirmed for DreamHack Open Summer Europe after earning their place through the tournament’s closed qualifier.

OG started out their DreamHack Open Summer 2020 Europe Closed Qualifier run with an easy 2-0 victory over the Italian-Lithuanian squad of Elites on Dust2 (16-2) and Nuke (16-6). Meanwhile, sAw beat Syman with the same scoreline, but in very different fashion, winning Nuke in overtime and Train in the last round of regulation.

The day’s biggest upset happened on the other side of the bracket. Lyngby Vikings swept Heretics to secure a spot in the semi-final, where they would faced off against Endpoint as the majority British squad beat ex-SMASH in their quarter-final match-up.

sAw won the attacking side pistol round on Dust2, going on to take a 3-0 lead, but with rifles available OG were quick to tie it up 3-3 as Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt downed four players on the A site in the sixth round. OG then took control as sAw struggled to find cracks in the European combine’s defenses, trailing 4-11 at the half. The Portuguese team won the second pistol round, but were once again not able to find their pace in the gun rounds, going down 6-16 on their map pick.

OG displayed dominant performances in the DH Open Summer qualifier

sAw retook a plant on the B site of Inferno in the pistol round, but Omar "⁠arki⁠" Chakkor was unable to defuse the bomb on time as OG went up 1-0. A clean A take in the first gun round kept Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen and company ahead, 4-0, before sAw could draw blood for the first time. The two teams then went back-and-forth to a 6-3 scoreline in favor of OG, who cruised to another 11-4 half.

sAw won the second pistol round with an A hit to stay alive, bringing it back to 7-11, but OG once again took charge once their economy stabilized to close the map out 16-8 and secure a spot at DreamHack Open Summer 2020.

 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United Kingdom Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewskimantuu 40 - 13 +27 85.3 1.59
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 41 - 23 +18 100.2 1.54
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 40 - 21 +19 92.0 1.53
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 30 - 21 +9 68.7 1.17
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 28 - 28 0 69.0 1.02
 sAw K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Portugal Ricardo 'rmn' Oliveirarmn 24 - 36 -12 55.5 0.76
Spain Omar 'arki' Chakkorarki 27 - 37 -10 68.8 0.75
Portugal Renato 'stadodo' Gonçalvesstadodo 18 - 35 -17 57.6 0.69
Portugal Tiago 'JUST' MouraJUST 19 - 35 -16 53.1 0.68
Portugal Christopher 'MUTiRiS' FernandesMUTiRiS 18 - 38 -20 57.6 0.59

Endpoint and Lyngby Vikings started their series on Overpass, the Danish squad’s pick, but it was Thomas "⁠Thomas⁠" Utting and company who got ahead on the defense early on, winning the first three rounds. Doubles by Rasmus "⁠raalz⁠" Steensborg and Thomas "⁠birdfromsky⁠" Due-Frederiksen made it 1-3, but Endpoint kept dominating on the defense to an 8-2 lead.

From there on out, the Vikings were able to tally three more to make it 5-10 at the half. Having won the second pistol round, the majority British squad ran away with the map, closing it out 16-6.

CRUC1AL spearheaded Endpoint's efforts against Lyngby Vikings

Lyngby Vikings were the ones to take the initiative on Mirage, giving Endpoint the beating they took in the first map, reaching 8-0 before the Terrorists got on the board. Endpoint then shifted the half’s momentum to their advantage, closing the deficit to 4-8 before ending the half 6-9.

A clean pistol round on the A site put Lyngby Vikings back in command as they hit double digits, but Endpoint hit back winning the following round with upgraded pistols, going on to take the lead, 13-11. The Danish squad found a second wind, tying it back up and going on to hit match point, but were unable to close the map as Endpoint pushed it to overtime, eventually closing the series out 19-16 to secure a spot in DreamHack Open Summer.

 Lyngby Vikings K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Casper 'Cabbi' JensenCabbi 50 - 41 +9 95.6 1.22
Denmark Malthe 'Twinx' JensenTwinx 35 - 38 -3 62.3 0.95
Denmark Rasmus 'raalz' Steensborgraalz 34 - 45 -11 65.3 0.81
Denmark Marcus 'maNkz' KjeldsenmaNkz 27 - 44 -17 61.2 0.75
Denmark Thomas 'birdfromsky' Due-Frederiksenbirdfromsky 30 - 45 -15 60.1 0.75
 Endpoint K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' SteuselCRUC1AL 65 - 33 +32 107.1 1.72
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' UttingThomas 51 - 35 +16 86.8 1.28
United Kingdom Max 'MiGHTYMAX' HeathMiGHTYMAX 30 - 32 -2 55.2 1.03
Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögrenrobiin 35 - 40 -5 81.4 0.97
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' ManSurreal 30 - 37 -7 61.3 0.91

The DreamHack Open Summer 2020 Europe Closed Qualifier standings are:

1-2. Europe OG - DH Open Summer 2020 Europe
1-2. United Kingdom Endpoint - DH Open Summer 2020 Europe
3-4. Portugal sAw - $3,000
3-4. Denmark Lyngby Vikings - $3,000
5-8. Kazakhstan Syman - $1,000
5-8. France Heretics - $1,000
5-8. Italy Elites - $1,000
5-8. Europe ex-SMASH - $1,000

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1777
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Spain Omar 'arki' Chakkor
Omar 'arki' Chakkor
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
407
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Denmark Rasmus 'raalz' Steensborg
Rasmus 'raalz' Steensborg
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
308
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.11
Denmark Thomas 'birdfromsky' Due-Frederiksen
Thomas 'birdfromsky' Due-Frederiksen
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
119
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
601
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.17
#1
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Germany GermanEmpire 
Congrats!
2020-06-28 23:46
#8
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Germany Bier 
wp SAW
2020-06-28 23:49
#9
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Austria shaak! 
unluko lyngby
2020-06-28 23:51
They need HUNDEN
2020-06-29 03:19
easy
2020-06-28 23:46
#3
mantuu | 
Japan okuhira 
cruc1al op
2020-06-28 23:47
#4
stadodo | 
Portugal Yerri 
Nt saw
2020-06-28 23:48
cool
2020-06-28 23:48
f for heretics
2020-06-28 23:48
#7
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Finland Wege 
yay
2020-06-28 23:49
#10
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Finland Hietsu 
f for lempparidj
2020-06-28 23:51
#11
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Poland SebL 
OG is insane, I think it's just the matter of time before they will enter TOP 15. Endpoint is looking great aswell, I think they will enter TOP 30 soon.
2020-06-28 23:51
happy they are finally putting up numbers!
2020-06-29 02:03
#32
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Poland SebL 
I'm so happy about OG aswell, I think it's my favourite team atm.
2020-06-29 11:37
#12
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United Kingdom zakariin 
UK CS finally here??!?!?
2020-06-28 23:52
ez 4 the greatest team to ever set eyes on CS, Endpoint
2020-06-28 23:52
easy for og and aleksi is top3igl4sure
2020-06-28 23:55
#15
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South Africa @FyreCS 
Crucial is in the best form of his life rn my god
2020-06-28 23:58
not good enough to beat complexity still tho lol
2020-06-29 00:02
#20
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Romania ali_nah 
EZ FOR CRUCIAL GOD AGAINST ANY TIER
2020-06-29 00:17
#27
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Venezuela Kremator 
We could say... ....he was crucial for this victory?
2020-06-29 03:08
#30
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South Africa @FyreCS 
XD
2020-06-29 05:24
Mantuu 13 deaths over a whole bo3, is that a record?
2020-06-29 00:01
ez for OG disband Flukeretics pls
2020-06-29 00:02
#19
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United Kingdom Raiiser 
ez4endpoint #NeverStop
2020-06-29 00:04
OG wtf
2020-06-29 00:22
#22
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Portugal invict0 
Sad for Saw. But gl to this teams God aleksibob
2020-06-29 00:35
#23
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Sweden Is4ksen 
ez4endpoint #NeverStop
2020-06-29 00:52
#24
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Russia NorthRussian 
British CS rising?
2020-06-29 01:20
i think so
2020-06-29 07:42
-chrisJ +CRUC1AL
2020-06-29 02:35
#28
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
nt sAw
2020-06-29 03:17
#33
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
Well done. #DreamOG
2020-06-29 11:42
Unlucky for SAW, they deserved more, gg
2020-06-29 17:01
:(, to bad.
2020-07-02 07:09
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