Imperial beat Sharks to book DH Open March SA final spot

Caio "⁠zqkS⁠" Fonseca's troops will have a one-map advantage in the best-of-five grand final.

Imperial are through to the grand final of DreamHack Open March South America after besting Sharks 2-0 in the upper bracket final. They will head into Sunday's title decider with a one-map advantage, while Sharks drop down to the consolidation final to face the winner of Havan Liberty vs. 9z on Saturday.

Imperial enjoyed a great start to the series on Mirage as they chained five together after losing the pistol round. Sharks picked themselves up and tied the game before zqkS' troops won five in a row again to round out their CT side. Imperial lost the second pistol round as well, but they dominated the game once they had rifles and quickly put Sharks against the ropes. Jhonatan "⁠jnt⁠" Silva's men slowly came back to the game before Guilherme "⁠piriaz1n⁠" Barbosa won a 1v2 clutch to seal the map for Imperial, finishing the map with 25 kills and a 1.59 rating.

SHOOWTiME was the top fragger on Mirage

Sharks put on a great defensive performance on Nuke and would have won more than 10 rounds in the first half if it wasn't for the individual efforts of piriaz1n and zqkS. jnt 's troops struggled in the early stages of their T side, but a successful force-buy propelled them to reach map point. With no margin for error, Imperial came back from 12-15 down to push the game to overtime, and, with momentum behind them, won four rounds without response to close the series.

Matchpage
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2
11th March 2021
10
Mirage
16
15
Nuke
19
 Sharks K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
42 - 41 +1 72.4 1.02
37 - 44 -7 70.0 1.01
39 - 41 -2 67.5 0.94
39 - 46 -7 72.2 0.91
23 - 44 -21 53.5 0.73
 Imperial K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 36 +10 82.8 1.25
47 - 35 +12 83.7 1.23
44 - 40 +4 86.7 1.12
38 - 32 +6 54.5 1.05
41 - 37 +4 76.7 1.05
Brazil Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
477
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
672
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Guilherme 'piriaz1n' Barbosa
Guilherme 'piriaz1n' Barbosa
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
120
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
#1
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United States pes0man
cool
2021-03-11 21:16
1 reply
tier5 cs
2021-03-11 21:19
wow
2021-03-11 21:16
#4
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Finland ManLikeRopz
Impressive!
2021-03-11 21:16
Ok
2021-03-11 21:19
1 reply
+1
2021-03-11 21:25
predictable
2021-03-11 21:20
The state of br cs right now omegalul
2021-03-11 21:37
Save exit now
2021-03-11 21:39
#12
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Serbia XD___
surprise
2021-03-11 21:46
Shoowtime doesn't know the basics of cs
2021-03-11 21:47
Sharks Zevy + 4
2021-03-11 22:02
#15
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Brazil parrud0www
Nice!!!
2021-03-11 22:43
When the fer spoke of sharks he was not lying. They play to win the training and not to evolve.
2021-03-11 23:36
No luken no fun
2021-03-12 08:19
#18
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Poland SebL
Actually a big surprise, but they are looking pretty good, with some small changes they could be one of the best teams in SA. Honestly I'm surprised that Sharks lost that, they looked really good recently, pretty big surprise for me. They can still make it to the final tho, and will probably still win this tournament.
2021-03-12 12:01
2 replies
stoppe using "small changes" pls mens.
2021-03-12 12:09
1 reply
#20
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Poland SebL
Because you say so? Basically small changes in positions/roles or even players could fix all their problems.
2021-03-12 12:59
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