Imperial beat Sharks to secure DH Open March SA title

Caio "⁠zqkS⁠" Fonseca's troops went undefeated in the four-team tournament and repeated the upper bracket final victory.

Imperial defeated Sharks 3-1 in the DreamHack Open March South America grand final on Sunday, earning $16,000 and a spot in IEM Summer 2021, a $250,000 tournament which will be held in June. The World No.125 entered the series with a map advantage due to coming from the upper bracket, and were able to get a repeat win against their domestic rival to pick up their second title since the organisation revamped the lineup with the additions of Arthur "⁠f4stzin⁠" Schmitt, Guilherme "⁠piriaz1n⁠" Barbosa, and Cristopher "⁠ckzao⁠" Chalus in January following the victory in the Redragon Summer Finals last month.

"I have no words, this means so much to us," zqkS said in the post-match interview. "We started this team really recently. We have only been playing together since January, so it's great. I'm really happy with it."

zqKs led Imperial to their second title this year

Imperial displayed a near-perfect CT side on Mirage as they strolled to a 13-2 lead, led by piriaz1n and f4stzin, who combined for 38 frags. Sharks didn't give up and won seven in a row in the second half, but zqkS's men kept their cool and closed the map with ease.

Sharks came alive on their opponents' map pick of Train and won the first half 8-7. They had a great start to their T side and chained four together to keep up the pressure on their opponents, fending off Imperial's late comeback attempt with a 1v1 clutch from Jhonatan "⁠jnt⁠" Silva against zqkS.

Sharks looked the better side in the early stages of Dust2, but Imperial tightened up and had a 7-1 run to end the half on top, with piriaz1n once again at the center of the action. They kept their momentum after the break with a 1v2 clutch by f4stzin in the second pistol and were in cruise control for the remainder of the map.

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 Imperial K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
64 - 49 +15 76.6 1.20
66 - 55 +11 81.7 1.18
48 - 40 +8 69.4 1.07
51 - 52 -1 75.9 1.06
41 - 57 -16 74.9 0.89
 Sharks K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
55 - 54 +1 71.3 1.08
56 - 54 +2 69.8 1.06
48 - 56 -8 80.0 1.05
50 - 55 -5 72.4 0.93
42 - 53 -11 65.1 0.92

DreamHack Open March South America final standings:

1. Brazil Imperial - $16,000 + IEM Summer 2021 spot
2. Brazil Sharks - $8,000
3. Brazil Havan Liberty - $4,000
4. South America 9z - $2,000

Brazil Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
483
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Cristopher 'ckzao' Chalus
Cristopher 'ckzao' Chalus
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
71
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.72
Brazil Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Caio 'zqkS' Fonseca
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
675
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Guilherme 'piriaz1n' Barbosa
Guilherme 'piriaz1n' Barbosa
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
123
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
Brazil Arthur 'f4stzin' Schmitt
Arthur 'f4stzin' Schmitt
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
326
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
#1
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Namibia KhT
wait 16k is actually good and +IEM spot
2021-03-14 21:31
8 replies
I agree. Hopefully they make some upsets happen because BR scene dead af rn
2021-03-14 21:32
4 replies
#11
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United States BGS
I thought BR scene was doing well? A lot of teams been running through ESEA league.
2021-03-14 23:32
3 replies
BR used to have 2 top 10 teams. Now Furia is barely top 10. with the rest probably not even top 30
2021-03-14 23:33
we have great depth but we are lacking Tier 1 teams
2021-03-15 01:23
1 reply
#17
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United States BGS
Yes that's what it seems. I see so much talent coming out of Brazil that I was confused about the statement. I guess in terms of teams there aren't really any top teams currently but to say it's dead as fuck was wrong from him
2021-03-16 19:51
#3
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United States ShawnM
cool and now we get to see extra salt destroy in dh open NA
2021-03-14 21:32
16k in Brazil money is almost 90k
2021-03-14 21:35
#16
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Brazil Nappox
So much money, holy cow
2021-03-15 12:43
:) nice
2021-03-14 21:33
Congrats to them, may Brazilian CS rise again. Some tier 1 level performance from these players, I look forward to their futures.
2021-03-14 21:35
ez for EspiranTo
2021-03-14 21:38
1 reply
what
2021-03-14 21:49
shoowtime.. hahahahahaha
2021-03-14 21:45
#13
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Brazil Criolinho
hahahahaha lul
2021-03-15 00:29
#15
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Brazil parrud0www
Nice!!!
2021-03-15 10:49
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