Upsets galore on day one of DreamHack Masters Spring open qualifier

We are down to the final eight teams in the single-elimination bracket.

The European open qualifier for DreamHack Masters Spring has reached the best-of-three stages after an eventful day that saw plenty of upsets.

Sprout and MIBR were among the first big names to exit the tournament followings a defeat in the third round of the bracket. Winstrike, Dignitas, ENCE and EXTREMUM could not make it past the fourth round, with fnatic, the No.1 seed of the qualifier, crashing out in the fifth round following a surprise loss to GROND.

fnatic could not reach the BO3 stage of the qualifier

The final best-of-one round saw one game cancelled as IQUE were disqualified due to fielding a player, 14-year-old Jimi "⁠Jimpphat⁠" Salo, who does not meet the tournament's age requirement.

Movistar Riders are now the only team inside the top 30 still alive in the tournament following Sinners' elimination in the Round of 16 by Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev's K23. The qualifier will resume on Friday at 18:00 with the quarter-final matches, which will determine the four teams joining Heroic, Cloud9, Complexity and OG in the closed bracket.

Below you can find the quarter-final match-ups:

Europe Nordavind vs. Russia SG.pro
Kazakhstan K23 vs. Denmark Singularity
Russia Hard Legion vs. Bulgaria VOYVODA
Europe Movistar Riders vs. Hungary Budapest Five

Finland Jimi 'Jimpphat' Salo
Jimi 'Jimpphat' Salo
Age:
14
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
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Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
fnatic LUL
2021-03-05 02:37
nice
2021-03-05 02:37
gg imagine being fnatic lul
2021-03-05 02:37
all expected Also why can't they fix the schedule, last matches end around 3am in Finland. Even later in Russia.
2021-03-05 02:38
1 reply
#79
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Finland Nairouuu17
+1
2021-03-05 07:42
fnatic sucks now wtf
2021-03-05 02:37
3 replies
???? they havent played in months
2021-03-05 02:58
1 reply
???? they played in katowice play in
2021-03-05 13:14
#52
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Germany Jermen
Just now? Ahaha they've suck awhile now man.
2021-03-05 04:25
fnatic are too old for bo1s
2021-03-05 02:38
11 replies
#63
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United States Goob
who did fnatic lose to?
2021-03-05 05:47
10 replies
2021-03-05 05:57
9 replies
why does everyone keep saying they are a stripper team
2021-03-05 06:22
8 replies
they invite strippers to their bootcamp, there's a stream of it
2021-03-05 07:28
7 replies
link?
2021-03-05 07:30
6 replies
5 replies
HAHAHAH WTF
2021-03-05 08:15
Nice!
2021-03-05 10:20
thats so fucking awkward xD
2021-03-05 11:02
Strippers are the real sports psychologists xd
2021-03-05 12:05
100% Astralis doing this in 2018 then they stopped. They gotta do this again.
2021-03-05 14:56
#9
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Australia CaZeR01
F
2021-03-05 02:39
mibr losing is not an upset
2021-03-05 02:39
4 replies
#23
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Brazil iDiabolicT
+1
2021-03-05 02:55
+1
2021-03-05 03:28
Kkkkk
2021-03-05 04:07
Lmao
2021-03-05 05:43
Go rideeeers
2021-03-05 02:39
Easy for Smoopiland
2021-03-05 02:43
#15
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United States NA_KEKW
A MASSACRE, article also forget to mention EXTREMUM
2021-03-05 02:44
2 replies
Thanks, I even tweeted about them!
2021-03-05 02:48
1 reply
#22
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United States NA_KEKW
Sorry, of course I saw your tweet, the whole reason I am reading this article! Always funny to see this type of stuff run down
2021-03-05 02:53
LDLC lost against a Pokemon
2021-03-05 02:46
1 reply
Wtf onyx playing cs
2021-03-05 13:22
Clown fiesta
2021-03-05 02:48
Go to sleep MIRA
2021-03-05 02:48
#20
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Chile cristiaan
GO RIDERS
2021-03-05 02:49
Open qualifiers are a joke
2021-03-05 02:49
4 replies
No they are not
2021-03-05 02:57
3 replies
yes they are, open online qualifiers are indeed a joke
2021-03-05 05:27
2 replies
Gl hosting offline open quals with >256 teams from all over the continent
2021-03-05 13:27
1 reply
That would be ridiculous but open qualifier online is still a joke and even known cheaters have been known to participate in those qualifiers
2021-03-05 15:42
cool
2021-03-05 02:55
#28
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United States weaboo
Wtf t5 to play in dreamhack master? LUL ez 4 faze
2021-03-05 02:59
fnatic lost to a guy nicknammed "sasuke" ULTRALUL
2021-03-05 03:04
Stripper
2021-03-05 03:09
fnatic...Do you know guys why they lost? Because tomorrow will again JW, Brollan, Golden, Jackinho, Krimz receive their salary/payments even they played trash and they were manipulating with their fans. Same day JW, Brollan will enter on FPL, playing couple matches without any interest as JW is doing it all the time, and they gonna repeat same all month without improving just building/feeding their bank account, we type negative comments here because some unsocialised kiddo like JW or Golden wanted to be amateur player @ Katowice playing overpass. They are playing for fnatic, with special conditions, training boot camp house, powerfull PCS everything what gamer dream is - and u can't beat new-mibr line-up with substitute? Go quit/stop playing CS all of you; don't waste your time anymore, I don't know how organisation as fnatic is spending money on these 5 members? Especially on JW, Krimz, Golden - first two are washed-up, last one is anti-talent Bytheway I'm not bettor, I hate betting on matches I'm just saying they can't be proffesionals if they doing stuff like this, and respect to old fnatic players who were defending colour shirts professionally and respectively Everything I want is quality CS I said this when they lost from Mibr @ IEM Katowice. Just replace tag name Mibr with GROND. What the hell happened to fnatic, hell of organisation with reputation still hold unsocialised and unproffesional kids in their team? Keep it up, give them their salary tomorrow don't forget it
2021-03-05 03:16
4 replies
natic...Do you know guys why they lost? Because tomorrow will again JW, Brollan, Golden, Jackinho, Krimz receive their salary/payments even they played trash and they were manipulating with their fans. Same day JW, Brollan will enter on FPL, playing couple matches without any interest as JW is doing it all the time, and they gonna repeat same all month without improving just building/feeding their bank account, we type negative comments here because some unsocialised kiddo like JW or Golden wanted to be amateur player @ Katowice playing overpass. They are playing for fnatic, with special conditions, training boot camp house, powerfull PCS everything what gamer dream is - and u can't beat new-mibr line-up with substitute? Go quit/stop playing CS all of you; don't waste your time anymore, I don't know how organisation as fnatic is spending money on these 5 members? Especially on JW, Krimz, Golden - first two are washed-up, last one is anti-talent Bytheway I'm not bettor, I hate betting on matches I'm just saying they can't be proffesionals if they doing stuff like this, and respect to old fnatic players who were defending colour shirts professionally and respectively Everything I want is quality CS I said this when they lost from Mibr @ IEM Katowice. Just replace tag name Mibr with GROND. What the hell happened to fnatic, hell of organisation with reputation still hold unsocialised and unproffesional kids in their team? Keep it up, give them their salary tomorrow don't forget it
2021-03-05 03:21
3 replies
atic...Do you know guys why they lost? Because tomorrow will again JW, Brollan, Golden, Jackinho, Krimz receive their salary/payments even they played trash and they were manipulating with their fans. Same day JW, Brollan will enter on FPL, playing couple matches without any interest as JW is doing it all the time, and they gonna repeat same all month without improving just building/feeding their bank account, we type negative comments here because some unsocialised kiddo like JW or Golden wanted to be amateur player @ Katowice playing overpass. They are playing for fnatic, with special conditions, training boot camp house, powerfull PCS everything what gamer dream is - and u can't beat new-mibr line-up with substitute? Go quit/stop playing CS all of you; don't waste your time anymore, I don't know how organisation as fnatic is spending money on these 5 members? Especially on JW, Krimz, Golden - first two are washed-up, last one is anti-talent Bytheway I'm not bettor, I hate betting on matches I'm just saying they can't be proffesionals if they doing stuff like this, and respect to old fnatic players who were defending colour shirts professionally and respectively Everything I want is quality CS I said this when they lost from Mibr @ IEM Katowice. Just replace tag name Mibr with GROND. What the hell happened to fnatic, hell of organisation with reputation still hold unsocialised and unproffesional kids in their team? Keep it up, give them their salary tomorrow don't forget it
2021-03-05 10:24
2 replies
tic...Do you know guys why they lost? Because tomorrow will again JW, Brollan, Golden, Jackinho, Krimz receive their salary/payments even they played trash and they were manipulating with their fans. Same day JW, Brollan will enter on FPL, playing couple matches without any interest as JW is doing it all the time, and they gonna repeat same all month without improving just building/feeding their bank account, we type negative comments here because some unsocialised kiddo like JW or Golden wanted to be amateur player @ Katowice playing overpass. They are playing for fnatic, with special conditions, training boot camp house, powerfull PCS everything what gamer dream is - and u can't beat new-mibr line-up with substitute? Go quit/stop playing CS all of you; don't waste your time anymore, I don't know how organisation as fnatic is spending money on these 5 members? Especially on JW, Krimz, Golden - first two are washed-up, last one is anti-talent Bytheway I'm not bettor, I hate betting on matches I'm just saying they can't be proffesionals if they doing stuff like this, and respect to old fnatic players who were defending colour shirts professionally and respectively Everything I want is quality CS I said this when they lost from Mibr @ IEM Katowice. Just replace tag name Mibr with GROND. What the hell happened to fnatic, hell of organisation with reputation still hold unsocialised and unproffesional kids in their team? Keep it up, give them their salary tomorrow don't forget it
2021-03-05 14:18
1 reply
ic...Do you know guys why they lost? Because tomorrow will again JW, Brollan, Golden, Jackinho, Krimz receive their salary/payments even they played trash and they were manipulating with their fans. Same day JW, Brollan will enter on FPL, playing couple matches without any interest as JW is doing it all the time, and they gonna repeat same all month without improving just building/feeding their bank account, we type negative comments here because some unsocialised kiddo like JW or Golden wanted to be amateur player @ Katowice playing overpass. They are playing for fnatic, with special conditions, training boot camp house, powerfull PCS everything what gamer dream is - and u can't beat new-mibr line-up with substitute? Go quit/stop playing CS all of you; don't waste your time anymore, I don't know how organisation as fnatic is spending money on these 5 members? Especially on JW, Krimz, Golden - first two are washed-up, last one is anti-talent Bytheway I'm not bettor, I hate betting on matches I'm just saying they can't be proffesionals if they doing stuff like this, and respect to old fnatic players who were defending colour shirts professionally and respectively Everything I want is quality CS I said this when they lost from Mibr @ IEM Katowice. Just replace tag name Mibr with GROND. What the hell happened to fnatic, hell of organisation with reputation still hold unsocialised and unproffesional kids in their team? Keep it up, give them their salary tomorrow don't forget it
2021-03-06 07:04
#32
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Asia Blitzer
HARD LEGION thats a name i havent heard in a while
2021-03-05 03:13
Some teams just got fucked by a bad bracket/matchup versus some teams getting lucky brackets/matchups.. Budapest beating BLUEJAYS, Singularity beating Alternate Attax who just swapped out stfn, VOYVODA got lucky with the DQ... but honestly the team probably wins that game and qualifies anyways. Funny how a 14 year old got exposed that late into the tournament, the other teams that got eliminated by them are probably malding lol. Sinners had to play K23, Forze lost to Movistar... these are teams that could have easily beaten teams like Budapest and Singularity. Just unlucko bracket. Fnatic on the other hand... holy fuck LMAO how bad can it get.
2021-03-05 03:13
5 replies
"Funny how a 14 year old got exposed that late into the tournament, the other teams that got eliminated by them are probably malding lol. " Indeed.
2021-03-05 03:16
1 reply
Axaxaxax
2021-03-05 03:29
Fnatic = Envy 2.0 hltv confirmed (and this is comming from a fnatic fan - sort of) Budapest Five is not that bad actually, I'm not saying they would've beaten Sinners 100 percent or anything like that, but they can give t3 teams run for their money and frankly there're matches which they do win..
2021-03-05 03:29
2 replies
Fnatic's just so weird. I really thought watching them at summit they looked like Jackinho was going to change a lot... just a short honeymoon period I guess. Fair enough, I probably shouldn't have said B5 would have easily been beaten, they can put up a fight for sure. I just think Sinners and Forze are in solid form right now, but they are two inconsistent teams so their would have been a shot for B5.
2021-03-05 03:50
1 reply
You shouldn't take this much from some random online tournaments lol.. fnc never dissapoint LAN and you know it.
2021-03-05 20:16
Unlucky for IQUE have to say.
2021-03-05 03:15
Why aren’t these matches showed in the results tab?
2021-03-05 03:21
#41
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Brazil hugoooo
What the hell... cursed tournament
2021-03-05 03:32
no flusha, no fnatic! rip
2021-03-05 04:03
Where's the match pages for all the upsets? Can't find it even on fnatic's recent matches
2021-03-05 04:06
9 replies
Either its a joke article or ... drunk writing. Cant find any matches mentioning the teams above too
2021-03-05 04:09
6 replies
I believe the matches are not on HLTV because they were early open qualifiers which are not usually covered on HLTV (probably due to the quantity of matches/players involved). There should be a bracket on ESEA containing all of the matches.
2021-03-05 04:18
4 replies
Ah i see. My mistake. Thanks for the info, very cool stranger!
2021-03-05 04:21
3 replies
2 replies
#147
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Netherlands SpiceNut
Thanks dude
2021-03-05 16:09
#156
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Finland ThaMuse
Thank you ! I was so confused when I didn’t find any info on the matches on here or liquipedia
2021-03-05 23:55
"joke article" xDDD oh my
2021-03-05 06:37
Only top16 matches of open qualifiers are covered by HLTV.
2021-03-05 13:05
1 reply
Thank you, I had no idea! Probably cuz I'm not used to this caliber of teams shitting the bed so hard
2021-03-05 20:54
How far fnatic fell... It's just unbelievable. From the one of the best teams and the most consistent roster to this.
2021-03-05 04:10
1 reply
#51 is imo the best thing to do rn
2021-03-05 04:33
#48
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Lebanon Dogman69
absolute chad 14 y.o kid rekting pro teams
2021-03-05 04:13
2 replies
Jimpphat is a beast.
2021-03-05 08:19
1 reply
#160
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Finland OGx
Dmg god
2021-03-06 13:18
#51
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Canada free_ropz
Fnatic disband already... Krimz to OG and Brollan to NIP all others can go play Valulrant bye
2021-03-05 04:22
5 replies
+1
2021-03-05 04:28
goddamn how did i not think of krimz to OG, surely thats the power move
2021-03-05 11:00
Both KRIMZ and brollan to OG. My god, what a team would be that.
2021-03-05 11:30
1 reply
#149
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Canada free_ropz
-Issaa then Krimz Brollan Aleksi Mantu Valde would be Insane
2021-03-05 17:36
fnatic kicked flusha only to lose to tier 6 cis team in open qualifier lul
2021-03-05 15:05
i can't find the matches on HLTV???
2021-03-05 05:13
2 replies
#57
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Norway TheDEA
2021-03-05 05:18
1 reply
thx mens))
2021-03-05 09:09
#60
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Asia en1lykS
Pffttt..ENCE and fnatic omegalul
2021-03-05 05:40
#62
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Hungary szia
BUDAPEST5 GOT THIS
2021-03-05 05:45
2 replies
That’s the funniest shit I’ve seen all day, gotta be my new favourite team
2021-03-05 06:25
How can I join that team?
2021-03-05 06:31
Lol ez4soil
2021-03-05 06:12
isn't dream3r the guy who got vac banned years ago?
2021-03-05 06:56
Fnatic??? Edit: -golden +flusha igl -Jackhino +olofm star -JW +twist awp, I know, I know but there is no better available. Olofm star Krimz god anchor flusha IGL Brollan entry? God anyway Twist awp I would like to keep jw but unless he fulltime god tier awp or let some else awp, aint gonna happen, and if someone else awp then idk if JW worth it.
2021-03-05 07:20
2 replies
tier 7 max
2021-03-05 09:06
Have you even watched the games or stats from the games, ppl are so stupid
2021-03-05 13:20
#73
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United States B_A_
What upsets? This is tier 3 cs. There are no upsets just bad teams beating other bad teams
2021-03-05 07:19
WoW
2021-03-05 07:34
#78
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United States notawaffle
and you guys think there's matchfixing in na....
2021-03-05 07:36
bo3 would have radically changed these results. shit format from esl once again
2021-03-05 07:58
1 reply
#108
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Finland JooonsMO
How do you expect esea so have 7 round bo3 open qualifier? This is just qualifier to qualifier...
2021-03-05 10:24
#82
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Europe t.o.p
best of 1 = shit
2021-03-05 08:15
Wait where the f are these matches?? I cant find them
2021-03-05 09:01
4 replies
Agreed, no idea why you can't see them @ HLTV?
2021-03-05 09:05
2 replies
2021-03-05 09:32
#110
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Finland JooonsMO
Hltv wont show open qualifiers since there would be hundreds of matches for one day which would be too much work. Also they dont want to create hltv profile for hundreds of players and teams. And lastly they dont want some random open qualifier matches to fill the whole upcoming matches section.
2021-03-05 10:26
#89
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Germany L1lK1M
Imagine having only open qualifiers, how diverse the field would be. Instead the same teams as alaways get invites. Unlucko.
2021-03-05 09:05
5 replies
#93
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Poland baba_booey
i'd like to see a tournament with prize pool over 500k $ with open qualifier only
2021-03-05 09:15
3 replies
#111
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Finland JooonsMO
That would be awesome. Just 1 tournament per year with 16 teams and all from open qualifiers.
2021-03-05 10:27
This honestly should happen the shuffle in the tier1 would be amazing asf to watch
2021-03-06 07:12
1 reply
and tier 2/ tier 3 would shine beating tier 1 teams
2021-03-06 18:58
Half of the scene would be different
2021-03-05 09:39
#92
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Russia mshkoda
Nice GROND
2021-03-05 09:11
why there is no fnatic match page on hltv? can't find it
2021-03-05 09:36
1 reply
nvm, saw the comments above
2021-03-05 09:37
#101
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Poland SebL
Nordavind 2-0 SG.pro K23 2-0 Singularity Hard Legion 2-1 VOYVODA Movistar Riders 2-1 Budapest Five
2021-03-05 09:40
who the hell are these teams that beat sprout, mibr, winstirke, dignitas, extremum and fnatic, makes me question is these teams legit or not
2021-03-05 09:50
2 replies
#112
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Finland JooonsMO
Its just bunch of bo1. Upsets on online bo1 wth 0 preparation are quite frequent.
2021-03-05 10:30
1 reply
i know bo1 is unpredictable but if u see the players and score, it shoudve not happen, lose under 10 to unknown, hope u are right its cuz of 0 preparation
2021-03-05 11:10
#103
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Estonia qoznyyy
HHAHAh EXTREMUM xdDdd
2021-03-05 09:55
so sad for dycha
2021-03-05 10:23
ez4riders
2021-03-05 11:01
Sometimes tier 3 can be harsh
2021-03-05 11:43
BO1 open quals in EU. Really tough.. One slip up and you are done. Some of the people in the comments have no idea how hard it is and are just mad cause they lost money or that they never can achieve the level of some of these players. Applaud the effort from the lesser known teams instead of making fun of the more established ones.
2021-03-05 12:00
1 reply
#148
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Netherlands SpiceNut
It wasn't possible to bet on those matches...
2021-03-05 16:12
#126
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Israel selukvey
bo1's were always too random.
2021-03-05 13:03
Online cs at its finest
2021-03-05 13:12
DQ'ed for fielding a 14 year-old lol
2021-03-05 13:14
Go bp5
2021-03-05 13:39
Only top super tier pros are left as expected from hard legio, k23, sg.pro many wow toonpro
2021-03-05 13:47
Lets Go BP5
2021-03-05 13:51
What u expect from fbatic, the team where JW is pro player lol
2021-03-05 15:06
lmao how tf did this happen
2021-03-05 17:36
#151
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Serbia rower133
Why can't we see the matches when we see the teams' match history?
2021-03-05 17:45
MIBR losing to PUG teams kkkkkkkk
2021-03-05 19:03
Cp doesnt deserve their invit, hope they loose
2021-03-05 20:42
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