Heroic, OG through to DreamHack Open Summer playoffs

Heroic and OG have secured the final places in the playoffs of DH Open Summer after coming out on top of the group stage decider matches.

Heroic kicked off their Group A clash with Endpoint in red-hot form, taking the fight straight to the British squad on the CT side of Inferno. With the team firing on all cylinders, the Danes stormed to a 12-3 half on their opponent’s map pick and soon wrapped proceedings up with four consecutive rounds at the side switch to record a commanding 16-3 scoreline.

Endpoint once again started slow on Mirage, conceding four rounds off the bat before finding their footing in the matchup. The Max "⁠MiGHTYMAX⁠" Heath-led team buckled down on the defence to win out eight of the following eleven rounds to claim a narrow 8-7 lead at the midway point. Spearheaded by Joey "⁠CRUC1AL⁠" Steusel on the AWP, Endpoint extended the advantage to 13-7, but the team ran out of steam moving forward. Heroic came alive on the CT side with a map defeat in sight to overwhelm Endpoint and successfully mount the comeback for a 16-13 victory.

ISSAA was in top form for OG

In Group B, forZe looked on course for a map one victory with a convincing nine-round offence on their map selection of Mirage and a positive showing from Bogdan "⁠xsepower⁠" Chernikov. The Russian squad quickly added three more rounds once they switched sides, but the momentum soon came to a halt. Consistent opening kills and large damage output from the OG duo of Issa "⁠ISSAA⁠" Murad and Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså flipped the match on its head as the international roster snatched the win from forZe’s hands, 16-14.

A similar scenario occurred on Nuke as forZe took an early lead, but OG swiftly found their rhythm. An eight-round streak at the end of the first half put Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen and company in a strong position heading into the break, and the team wasted no time getting over the line. Working as a unit, OG shut down forZe time and again to take the map 16-10, and the series 2-0, to book their place in the playoffs.

The playoffs are set to kick off on Saturday with Complexity battling against Heroic at 13:00 in the first semi-final, with BIG taking on OG at 16:00 shortly after.

Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1002
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
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Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
694
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
United Kingdom Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath
Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
696
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
758
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' Steusel
Joey 'CRUC1AL' Steusel
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
994
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
867
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.08
BIG will smash OG
2020-08-13 18:10
Yea lol
2020-08-13 20:06
#2
tarik | 
India XCCUR8
GG
2020-08-13 18:11
Ggwp og Nbk you played really good
2020-08-13 18:15
GL OG
2020-08-13 18:15
Ez for og
2020-08-13 18:16
#7
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Japan Amatsuk1
DREAMOG
2020-08-13 18:16
#8
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Brazil pooternd
big will win this
2020-08-13 18:19
#25
ZOREE | 
Ethiopia ossib
-1
2020-08-13 20:05
#9
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United States Swadplan
wrong crucial KEKW
2020-08-13 18:21
look at that lul hltv.org/player/14082/Crucial#tab-newsBo.. they put that south-african crucial every time but usually fix it
2020-08-13 19:02
#10
ZywOo | 
India aR__
ISSA 100 ping god
2020-08-13 18:23
#11
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
Ez finals for coL Hopefully they can get revenge on big in the finals
2020-08-13 18:24
Aleksib and the original gangsters
2020-08-13 18:25
I can see the headlines already “BIG crush OG, to face Complexity in a rematch” :(
2020-08-13 18:28
#14
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Macau Be_Happier
Heroic can upset CoL
2020-08-13 18:33
BIG just an appetizer for OG before they face their true rivals Heroic in the grand final.
2020-08-13 18:33
#16
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Brazil SecondKS
OG X HEROIC IN FINAL, MAKE MY DAY GREAT AGAIN
2020-08-13 18:44
#17
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United States Swadplan
nice brazilian! #DREAMOG
2020-08-13 18:50
#18
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Estonia Sn4pzhat
+1
2020-08-13 18:53
#20
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Brazil SecondKS
+1
2020-08-13 18:58
#19
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Estonia Sn4pzhat
it might be like that, the underdogs. big havent played too well
2020-08-13 18:54
#21
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Brazil SecondKS
nice
2020-08-13 18:58
#23
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Estonia Sn4pzhat
youre a nice man
2020-08-13 19:03
#27
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Brazil SecondKS
Thanks bro! U too
2020-08-13 21:41
Nice, we are going to play-offs. GL against BIG, boys! #DreamOG
2020-08-13 19:24
16-13 victory? could've sworn it was 16 14
2020-08-13 21:46
OG will get destroyed
2020-08-14 04:42
Ooooh, OG or BIG, it's hard.
2020-08-14 09:59
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