paiN repeat win over Rebirth to win DH Open January

The Brazilian side went undefeated in the four-team tournament to secure their first big title win since moving to North America.

paiN have emerged as the victors of DreamHack Open January North America, making short work of Rebirth with a 3-0 victory in the grand final. The Brazilian side entered the series with a 1-0 map advantage due to their flawless run through the upper bracket, during which they beat Triumph and Rebirth, and were able to repeat their effort over the latter squad in an even more one-sided showing to take the title thanks to stellar performances from Rafael "⁠saffee⁠" Costa and Rodrigo "⁠biguzera⁠" Bittencourt.

Rahul "⁠curry⁠" Nemani put Rebirth on the front foot to kick off paiN's map pick of Nuke, securing four USP-S frags in the opening pistol to help his side en route to a 4-0 start. However, once paiN had rifles in hand, the momentum quickly shifted. Eight rounds in a row from the Brazilian squad put them well ahead of Rebirth, who only managed one additional round in the half courtesy of a triple kill from Collin "⁠wrath⁠" McSweegan, offering paiN a 10-5 edge heading into their CT side.

Rebirth gave themselves a fighting chance with a pistol round victory following the side swap, but were unable to offer much in way of a comeback effort. It took an ace from wrath to grant Rebirth their seventh round, but biguzera and saffee ran rampant for the rest of the half, boasting 2.13 and 1.80 ratings, respectively, to keep paiN in firm control for a 16-7 victory.

biguzera ended the series with a 1.63 rating

Dust2 was a more competitive battleground as paiN took an initial set of rounds before Rebirth responded, multi-kills from Carson "⁠nosraC⁠" O'Reilly proving pivotal in a six-round spree. Once saffee had an AWP in hand, though, the tides turned, and it was paiN who ran away with six rounds of their own, edging out a small lead at the break.

A similar scenario unfolded in the second half with paiN looking out of sorts as Rebirth once again pulled ahead with another set of six rounds. Vinicios "⁠PKL⁠" Coelho's troops managed to stabilise, putting a halt to Rebirth's spree and narrowly pulling ahead, 15-14, before the American roster fought back to force overtime. There, Rebirth managed to make it to match point first, but paiN forced a second overtime, in which they proved to be the clear-cut champions, winning four in a row to take the series with a 22-18 map win.

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31st January 2021
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Default
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16
Nuke
7
22
Dust2
18
 paiN K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
65 - 37 +28 112.3 1.63
57 - 38 +19 99.0 1.42
43 - 42 +1 69.1 1.05
37 - 32 +5 60.9 1.02
33 - 42 -9 59.8 0.86
 Rebirth K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 46 0 75.0 1.08
48 - 50 -2 89.7 1.07
47 - 44 +3 77.5 1.04
25 - 50 -25 44.9 0.65
25 - 46 -21 48.6 0.63

DreamHack Open January North America final standings:

1. Brazil paiN - $16,000
2. United States Rebirth - $8,000
3. North America Extra Salt - $4,000
4. United States Triumph - $2,000

Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
811
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Rafael 'saffee' Costa
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
83
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.61
United States Rahul 'curry' Nemani
Rahul 'curry' Nemani
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
258
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
United States Collin 'wrath' McSweegan
Collin 'wrath' McSweegan
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
498
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.69
Brazil Rodrigo 'biguzera' Bittencourt
Rodrigo 'biguzera' Bittencourt
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
269
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
United States Carson 'nosraC' O'Reilly
Carson 'nosraC' O'Reilly
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
231
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
NA CS REKT BY BRASIL AGAIN
2021-01-31 23:32
11 replies
who rekt by who
2021-01-31 23:33
8 replies
#12
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Brazil lipedeex
Your country does not represent anything in CS
2021-01-31 23:37
7 replies
i don't know who these teams are why do brazilians always have to be so rude to everyone else on this forum
2021-01-31 23:59
6 replies
#25
honda | 
Brazil kindo
dumbass bitches that can't be polite. these kind of people don't represent the whole BR CS scene. sorry for that <3
2021-02-01 00:34
5 replies
<3
2021-02-01 02:30
3 replies
I make the words of kindo my words
2021-02-01 03:13
#42
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Brazil mclomello
Yeah, just ignore that kind of person that do not represent the larger part of the BR community. We apologize for that =)
2021-02-01 06:28
1 reply
<3
2021-02-01 17:25
#44
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Brazil lipedeex
No person who was not from Brazil was educated with me, he made a joke and I also
2021-02-01 10:19
finally someone wrote "brasil" instead of "brazil", I'll even open a beer to celebrate
2021-02-01 03:19
1 reply
#40
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South America ZyvvOo
probably fake flagger
2021-02-01 05:05
#2
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United Kingdom ChuMatrix
Look at curry man
2021-01-31 23:33
#4
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Brazil ALMEIDEX
EZ 4 PAIN
2021-01-31 23:33
brazil rekting na haha
2021-01-31 23:33
6 replies
#24
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United States NICK788
In a t6 match, however that not the case in t1 atm.....
2021-02-01 00:26
5 replies
#36
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Brazil renatorib
FURIA dominated NA last year. Just went down after goes to EU.
2021-02-01 03:08
4 replies
#48
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United States NICK788
In online csgo...
2021-02-01 16:12
3 replies
#51
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Brazil IceStormZx
yes, because only furia was playing online
2021-02-01 18:50
1 reply
#56
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Brazil renatorib
lmao, brazil keep rekting NA
2021-02-02 21:38
#55
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Brazil renatorib
It's still online csgo my man. It's all we have for now.
2021-02-02 21:38
#7
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Brazil ScheL
SA > NA
2021-01-31 23:33
#8
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Portugal Agricultor
ggs
2021-01-31 23:33
Expected BR dominance over NA scene =s
2021-01-31 23:33
Na CS sucks
2021-01-31 23:35
imagine if BR was as good in EU as they are in NA
2021-01-31 23:37
12 replies
#13
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Denmark Zorrondo
they're equally good in both regions, it's just that NA dota is terrible.
2021-01-31 23:39
11 replies
in EU Furia lost to EG and Liquid, despite dominating in NA
2021-01-31 23:41
10 replies
#17
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Denmark Zorrondo
Furia with stand-in you mean?
2021-01-31 23:48
9 replies
also in the iem global final groups without a standin
2021-02-01 00:07
8 replies
#22
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Portugal MGL257
Furia weren't with their coach due to his ban from ESIC, so arT was feeling more pressure than normally he feels.
2021-02-01 00:14
7 replies
in all rmr events the coach won't be there anyway plus Liquid have Moses so it's not like they had a coach advantage xD
2021-02-01 00:49
6 replies
#30
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
Right, moses spends the entire matches without giving at least one decent call nor helping to keep the hype at a decent level. There's nothing wrong in admiting you're wrong bro.
2021-02-01 01:48
5 replies
Moses doesn't know shit about the game, all of liquid has admitted that all that he does is occasionally try to pump up the team, but even in tactical timeouts it's normally just stew/fallen hyping the team up and making strats plus 1 strat wouldn't make the difference, they beat furia 32-17
2021-02-01 01:50
4 replies
#33
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Argentina macrigato
And Furia beat Liquid the whole fucking year lmao
2021-02-01 02:32
3 replies
2021-02-01 02:56
2 replies
#43
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Argentina macrigato
hltv.org/matches/2345399/furia-vs-liquid.. They're 1-1 in EU. What happened to Extra Salt winning against Pain? LMAO. I told you like a week ago to not underestimate them. Your NA tier list is biased as fuck lmao
2021-02-01 07:15
1 reply
Losing 2:1 in EU is substantially worse than winning 10:1 in NA Also Triumph and Extra Salt have only been around for a week or two, give them time and they’ll be better than paiN
2021-02-01 12:40
LETS GO PAIN TOP1 NA EZ SAFFEE
2021-01-31 23:40
respect saffe plz
2021-01-31 23:46
#18
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Brazil rauni90001
Biguzera is the MVP, for sure
2021-01-31 23:52
saffe 2 stronk
2021-01-31 23:54
#23
arT | 
Brazil logzera
Pain too strong
2021-02-01 00:21
#26
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United States B0b3rT
Good fir them is high coast got knocked out it was to the winners of the event
2021-02-01 00:39
Pain so strong guys
2021-02-01 00:55
#29
HEN1 | 
Brazil luiF
Biguzera best father in csgo
2021-02-01 01:06
Gz pain! Was a really good start in NA
2021-02-01 02:54
Well played
2021-02-01 03:18
#41
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South America ZyvvOo
saffee the monster i would like to see him playing on mibr with double awp lineup
2021-02-01 05:05
#45
cadiaN | 
Poland SebL
paiN is looking great, TOP 30 team for me. Rebirth is showing a little bit of life in them, the core of wrath, XotiC, and curry could build a TOP 30 team together.
2021-02-01 10:28
I told u guys, Pain is the brazilian Astralis I'd like to see them against the actual MIBR, it will be a nice game to watch
2021-02-01 14:53
Valorant really took a toll on lower-level NA CS lol.
2021-02-01 17:40
#52
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Russia Boomboar
future top 15+ world
2021-02-01 20:29
1 reply
+ 1
2021-02-01 22:31
Saffe god
2021-02-01 22:28
#57
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Brazil letyxlira
paiN <3
2021-02-03 01:26
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