Triumph, Ze Pug Godz qualify for DreamHack Open Summer North America

Triumph and Ze Pug Godz topped the DreamHack Open Summer North America closed qualifier to become the first two teams to qualify for the main event.

The closed bracket saw three out of the four open qualifier teams emerge victorious in the first-round matches, with unranked side Kinship the only one of those that did not progress to the semi-finals as Triumph made short work of the inexperienced squad in two maps. Meanwhile, the two Brazilian teams, Yeah and TeamOne, recorded wins over Recon 5 and New England Whalers, respectively, to move on to the semis.

The most surprising result in the opening round featured a Chaos team with a returning Joshua "⁠steel⁠" Nissan, who had been absent from the North American squad’s previous tournament at cs_summit 6 due to his ban from Valve-sponsored events. Despite topping the scoreboard for his team, steel’s men fell to Ze Pug Godz in a 2-0 series with defeats on Mirage (16-5) and Dust2 (16-14).

ANDROID's Ze Pug Godz qualify for DH Open Summer

In the semi-finals, Triumph and Yeah unexpectedly traded each other’s map picks, with Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman’s troops claiming a commanding 16-5 win on Dust2 to kick the matchup off. However, the Americans could not replicate their form on Overpass as a Arthur "⁠f4stzin⁠" Schmitt 30-bomb helped Yeah tie the series. The matchup headed to Mirage to determine a winner, where a highly-contested first half saw Triumph narrowly edge ahead at the midway point. At the side switch, Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince came alive to one-up f4stzin from the previous map and lead his team to victory with a 31-kill game.

Ze Pug Godz took the fight straight to TeamOne in their semi-final battle, with a fantastic Edgar "⁠MarKE⁠" Maldonado showing on the T side of Nuke spearheading his team to a successful 9-6 half. The Brazilians were unable to mount any comeback at the half switch as the North American side swiftly wrapped up the map 16-8. Overpass proved to be even more dominant as an unstoppable Austin "⁠Cooper-⁠" Abadir took charge and stormed his team to victory with a 2.13-rated performance and send them to DreamHack Open Summer.

Triumph and Ze Pug Godz are the first confirmed sides at the eight-team main event, which is set to take place from August 8-16 and feature a $90,000 prize pool, with six invited teams to be revealed at a later date.

The DreamHack Open Summer 2020 North America closed qualifier standings look as follows:

1-2. United States Triumph - DH Open Summer 2020 North America
1-2. United States Ze Pug Godz - DH Open Summer 2020 North America
3-4. Brazil Yeah - $3,000
3-4. Brazil TeamOne - $3,000
5-8. United States Chaos - $1,000
5-8. United States New England Whalers - $1,000
5-8. United States Recon 5 - $1,000
5-8. United States Kinship - $1,000

United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
553
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
582
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
382
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Brazil Arthur 'f4stzin' Schmitt
Arthur 'f4stzin' Schmitt
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
229
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
United States Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Austin 'Cooper-' Abadir
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.09
#1
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United States SWiFTzZzZz 
Grim to tier one now
2020-06-29 03:20
#13
leaf | 
United States Frotha 
Infinite and floppy gods, although they both were meh today
2020-06-29 03:24
#2
FalleN | 
Brazil 9exe_ 
bad games for Brazil fans
2020-06-29 03:20
#10
leaf | 
United States Frotha 
Bad day, tbh
2020-06-29 03:23
Who are even the members of Ze Pug Godz lol
2020-06-29 03:21
#9
apEX | 
United Kingdom Multiplism 
mostly former Swole Patrol guys plus Infinite
2020-06-29 03:22
#11
leaf | 
United States Frotha 
And android
2020-06-29 03:23
and android
2020-06-29 03:23
and android
2020-06-29 03:27
#20
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United Kingdom VoltiX 
Presently, Ze Pug Godz is made up of ANDROID, Cooper-, MarKE, Zellsis and Infinite
2020-06-29 03:31
Thx mens
2020-06-29 03:34
#22
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Indonesia draizze 
Look like slightly upgraded Swole Patrol. They will be decent Tier 2 team.
2020-06-29 04:35
#23
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United States p1mple_worst 
yeah but no org so they will probably disband like bnb, orgless, and swole patrol did
2020-06-29 06:49
ez 4 zpg
2020-06-29 03:21
#24
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Finland f1nch 
I agree
2020-06-29 07:05
#5
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United States notawaffle 
LETS GO ZELLSIS!!!
2020-06-29 03:22
zpg who?
2020-06-29 03:22
#14
leaf | 
United States Frotha 
> GenG
2020-06-29 03:24
> Clown 9
2020-06-29 03:26
> NA
2020-06-29 11:59
#7
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United States Elitist_ 
Ze Pug Gods and Swole Patrol's pages need updates
2020-06-29 03:22
Excuse me?
2020-06-29 08:57
#30
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United States Elitist_ 
At the time of writing this comment ZPG had two players on their page and MarkE was still listed as playing for Swole Patrol. I don't know if that's still the case now, it was just something I noticed. :P
2020-06-30 22:50
#15
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Hong Kong RongYi 
Triumph looking really impressive in NA atm
2020-06-29 03:25
5-8. United States Chaos - $1,000
2020-06-29 03:27
#19
leaf | 
United States Frotha 
Yes? Chaos sucks
2020-06-29 03:28
More like chaos is really inconsistent
2020-06-29 13:27
#26
United Kingdom Oxna 
Imagine floppy, grim, xeppaa, leaf and a good IGL make it happen
2020-06-29 10:34
#27
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Poland SebL 
Triumph can be solid at this TOP 40-50 level, however I don't think they will enter TOP 30 with this roster. And impressive that Ze Pug Godz made it playing as a mix, I don't even remember their full roster, I know that they have ANDROID, who is one of the best lurkers in Canada, and cJ who I didn't really hear much about. Interesting.
2020-06-29 11:33
#31
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United States Swadplan 
They dont have cJ, the lineup is markE, Cooper-, ANDROID, Infinite and Zellsis
2020-07-01 04:44
#32
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Poland SebL 
Infinite is insane. Zellsis is one of the best players in NA that don't have a solid team.
2020-07-01 13:24
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