Complexity and OG set to clash at DH Open after entering new season with wins
After the successes of BIG and Heroic in the other group on Saturday, the second day of DreamHack Open Summer saw focus shift over to Group B as the two international teams created late last year faced CIS-based opposition in the opening round.
Having returned from the break early, Complexity looked in good shape as they took on an opponent that had proven tough for them in the past in forZe, who had had the chance to warm up to the new season against lower-tier competition in the sixth Eden Arena: Malta Vibes cup over the previous few days.
Great offensive halves on Overpass and Nuke and a consistent showing from Owen "oBo" Schlatter gave the Benjamin "blameF" Bremer-led side their first victory against the Russian squad despite an overtime loss on their own pick, Mirage, where a trio of fantastic clutches from Bogdan "xsepower" Chernikov made the difference.
OG also managed to step into the new season without stumbling in their first match in over a month. Dominant runs on the CT sides of Dust2 and Nuke, with everyone pulling their weight, earned the European mixture the win in another three-mapper against Spirit.
While the two European mixtures are set to clash in the upper final for a spot in the playoffs, in the lower bracket an almost all-Russian derby between long-time rivals will take place as forZe and Spirit will lock horns for survival in the tournament.