Renegades win DreamHack Open Summer Oceania
Renegades won two maps in the DreamHack Open Summer Oceania grand final to AVANT’s one, which added to the upper bracket advantage gave them the three needed to secure the best-of-five series and claim victory.
Renegades, who have been sorely affected by the coronavirus pandemic that has kept the team stuck in Australia, have once again proven they are the strongest team currently residing in their region with a victory at DreamHack Open Summer Oceania, making it three in a row after winning ESL One Road to Rio - Oceania and DreamHack Masters Spring Oceania.
Renegades and AVANT met in the four-team DreamHack Open Summer Oceania grand final. Renegades reached it by winning both of their upper-bracket matches against Rooster and ORDER. AVANT on the other hand had to go the hard way, losing their opener to the aforementioned ORDER before beating Rooster and taking revenge on Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland and company in the lower bracket to secure their spot in the final.
Having made it through the upper bracket, Renegades took the automatic 1-0 advantage in the best-of-five final series, which kicked off on AVANT’s first map pick, Nuke. A strong 9-6 attacking side gave AVANT the necessary fuel on the defense to edge out their opponents on map one as Mike "ap0c" Aliferis plowed through the Renegades with 33 kills and 108.9 ADR in AVANT’s 16-13 map one victory.
The series then moved to Mirage, where AVANT were once again able to lead at the half, 8-7, despite losing the first 6 rounds on the CT side. Peter "BL1TZ" Athanasatos’s men then won the second pistol round, and although they gave up the anti-eco, they kept their lead with a treble in the first gun rounds. Renegades didn’t let the map and series start get away from underneath them, however, and imposed their dominance with a seven round streak to regain the lead, 2-1.
Dust2 started out close, with AVANT regaining the lead after losing the first two rounds, 3-2, but were unable to produce successful offensives as Renegades stabilized on the defense winning seven rounds unchallenged before AVANT could bring it back to 6-9. Christopher "dexter" Nong and company then started to run away with the map early on in the second half, and although AVANT did their best to stop the inevitable, Renegades closed it out 16-11 to secure the victory.
|Renegades||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Joshua 'INS' PotterINS||68 - 60||+8||89.0||1.25|
|Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter||73 - 61||+12||89.2||1.22|
|Jordan 'Hatz' BajicHatz||61 - 55||+6||76.0||1.16|
|Simon 'Sico' WilliamsSico||45 - 55||-10||58.8||0.88|
|Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta||37 - 54||-17||54.7||0.71|
|AVANT||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Mike 'ap0c' Aliferisap0c||73 - 56||+17||93.0||1.27|
|Hugh 'HUGHMUNGUS' AndersonHUGHMUNGUS||57 - 50||+7||71.2||1.12|
|Euan 'sterling' Mooresterling||54 - 62||-8||73.5||1.01|
|Jared 'HaZR' O'BreeHaZR||52 - 57||-5||70.4||0.93|
|Peter 'BL1TZ' AthanasatosBL1TZ||49 - 61||-12||59.8||0.79|
The DreamHack Open Summer Oceania final standings are: