BIG fend off Endpoint, Heroic spoil MAD Lions' innocent debut at DreamHack Open

DreamHack Open Summer has kicked off in Europe with BIG surviving a tough opening encounter with Endpoint and Heroic shutting down MAD Lions in their debut with the new lineup.

After returning from their well-deserved break, current No.1 team in the world, BIG, looked rather shaky early on in their first match of the season against Endpoint, who had gotten the chance to warm up ahead if their campaign at DreamHack Open Summer.

The British side were on the verge of causing a huge upset when they secured a close Vertigo opener against the Germans and looked on course to a late comeback on Dust2, but despite their efforts Endpoint faltered in overtime of the second map before getting decimated on Mirage at the hands of a red-hot Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş.

XANTARES turned up in dominant form on the deciding Mirage

In the other Group A opening match, MAD Lions hoped to get off to a good start with their surprising new addition, Paweł "⁠innocent⁠" Mocek, in their first match in a month and a half. However, their Danish derby with Heroic quickly got out of their hands, as Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller led his team to straightforward wins on Mirage and Inferno with an immaculate, 1.61-rated performance.

The North American part of DreamHack Open Summer will now follow with Liquid's debut with Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince against the Will "⁠dazzLe⁠" Loafman-infused Ze Pug Godz. The European tournament will continue on Sunday with Group B's opening series between Complexity and forZe (13:00 ) as well as OG and Spirit (16:00 ).

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1254
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
622
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
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Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Will 'dazzLe' Loafman
Will 'dazzLe' Loafman
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
690
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
Lions mhh
2020-08-08 19:18
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United States Frotha
Nice
2020-08-08 19:20
#10
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Denmark iLoVeReD
Mald bots xaxaxa.
2020-08-08 19:21
guten tag
2020-08-08 19:38
#18
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Poland Po_Prostu
1st match after pause with new player...
2020-08-08 19:44
#29
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Finland Cucumber))
Yeah i'll honestly give them still a lot of time i'm happy for innocent that he got in an actual team but i really don't understand why they would change their language when Denmark has so much talent.
2020-08-09 09:49
#32
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Poland Po_Prostu
cuz they wanted to do it even before innocent because their coach didnt understand them during game...
2020-08-09 11:20
#36
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Finland viikeri
then they should kick peacemaker before he destroys mad lions entirely
2020-08-09 14:26
No bubzkji no win
2020-08-08 20:26
#2
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Turkey xMercy
ez big
2020-08-08 19:18
Ez onliners
2020-08-09 06:48
#30
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Turkey xMercy
Name and flag checks out.... imagine being a fan of mouse lmao
2020-08-09 10:24
Imagine being fan of onliners XD
2020-08-09 13:20
#37
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Turkey xMercy
Nc u changed ure name again? Lmao. U have nothing to do in life men.
2020-08-09 14:32
DId i? XD
2020-08-10 20:11
#41
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Turkey xMercy
xD
2020-08-10 20:12
hahaha
2020-08-08 19:18
ok
2020-08-08 19:18
GOD CADIAN
2020-08-08 19:19
#6
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Germany BIG2020
XANTAREEEEEES
2020-08-08 19:20
On the Server,
2020-08-08 19:30
opponents are nervous
2020-08-08 19:43
#38
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Europe Rhaim
xaxaxaxaxa xantares bro
2020-08-09 15:07
he is turkish player and he play for space soldiers bro
2020-08-09 15:27
#7
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China HEIDASHUAi
cool
2020-08-08 19:20
Complexity demolish forze Og outplay spirit
2020-08-08 19:20
#11
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Estonia pj4
ok but add the stats and match pages to this article. Now i feel its useless bruv
2020-08-08 19:27
yeah usually they do that
2020-08-08 19:31
Not only the site but the articles are going downhill when are we selling the site to tencent ?
2020-08-08 19:41
R EZ FOR BIG
2020-08-08 19:42
Children games
2020-08-08 20:06
GJ Mad Lions
2020-08-08 20:12
#22
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Turkey uen4l
Add match stats
2020-08-08 20:35
Lul Mald lions
2020-08-08 20:41
sad lions :(
2020-08-08 20:43
#25
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Poland SebL
It was a close match, but still BIG looked great. I'm surprised by Endpoint's weak performance lately, I think their roster on paper atleast looks really good. I'm surprised that Heroic managed to win this match so easily, I didn't expect that. I know it's only MAD Lions's first match with new roster, but honestly even on paper their roster looks tragic rn., I think they should rebuild around acoR and innocent.
2020-08-08 20:56
Where are the stats? Wtf..
2020-08-09 05:02
#27
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Philippines J4DEM
Go to the match results page you Faze delusional fanboy!
2020-08-09 05:48
I am delusional indeed, and yes I know that but HLTV usually posts stats along with the news, but since you are a newfag I guess you wouldnt know
2020-08-09 10:43
#GoBIG
2020-08-09 13:09
#35
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Bulgaria mythr0x
n1 BIG
2020-08-09 14:19
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