fnatic sweep BIG to win DH Open November; MAD Lions secure ESL Conference spot

fnatic didn’t lose a map throughout the whole event on the way to a sweeping victory in the grand final.

fnatic made it through the DreamHack Open November gauntlet undefeated to claim the title with a 3-0 victory over BIG in the grand final, sweeping the Germans on the way to a clean tournament record with 9 maps won and none lost in four matches.

MAD Lions and forZe provided the preamble for the DreamHack Open November grand final with a 3rd-4th place decider match that would provide the victor with an ESL Conference spot as the two finalists, fnatic and BIG, are partnered teams and already have a spot in the next Pro League season.

brollan found great form in the final, ending it with a 1.42 rating

The group stage runners up, who lost their semi-final series against the two undefeated teams at the event, started their clash at noon on Overpass, MAD Lions’ pick, but a very strong CT side by forZe that ended 12-3 in their favor put the Russian team in great place to win the map, which they did after the half to set up a possible 2-0 scenario.

Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov and company had everything in their hands to sweep the series going into Inferno, especially after taking an 8-7 lead at the half on the terrorist side, but Volodymyr "⁠Woro2k⁠" Veletniuk led MAD Lions to a 16-9 victory as they went on to put up an overwhelming 9-1 scoreline on the attacking side.

Despite a weak CT side on Vertigo, going down 5-10, the international squad persevered and once again got things going on the attack with Pere "⁠sausol⁠" Solsona Saumell taking point this time around as MAD Lions completed the reverse sweep with a 16-13 victory on the decider.

Matchpage
2
1
14th November 2021
10
Overpass
16
16
Inferno
9
16
Vertigo
13
 MAD Lions K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
72 - 54 +18 88.9 1.34
58 - 48 +10 85.2 1.21
61 - 56 +5 82.0 1.12
40 - 57 -17 70.8 0.88
38 - 50 -12 51.9 0.86
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
63 - 51 +12 77.7 1.16
59 - 58 +1 83.0 1.07
52 - 52 0 66.4 1.00
50 - 51 -1 68.4 0.98
40 - 57 -17 62.9 0.84

The grand final pitted the two undefeated teams at the tournament, fnatic and BIG, who topped Groups A and B, respectively. It was Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin’s men who made the first move, with a statement victory on Inferno by winning a 12-3 half on the attack before finishing things off cleanly on the CT side, 16-3.

The British-Swedish side then looked solid on Vertigo, as well, hitting double digits on the defense before switching sides, although BIG didn’t let things snowball out of control as they had on Inferno and brought it back to a 12-12 tie. Ultimately, however, it was once again Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin and company who prevailed to go up 2-0 in the best-of-five final.

BIG were overwhelmed on Inferno and couldn’t bounce back

The third map, Ancient, was a close affair in the first half, with BIG showing signs of life by taking a minimal 8-7 lead on the CT side. After the switch the Germans weren't able to transfer momentum to the attacking side, however, as fnatic put up a wall to close it out 16-10 and be crowned DreamHack Open November champions.

Matchpage
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0
14th November 2021
Germany
16
Inferno
3
16
Vertigo
12
16
Ancient
10
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
61 - 50 +11 92.4 1.42
59 - 39 +20 83.5 1.33
58 - 40 +18 79.8 1.27
44 - 37 +7 62.0 1.07
43 - 48 -5 69.2 1.00
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
53 - 57 -4 96.5 1.12
38 - 48 -10 64.1 0.89
44 - 56 -12 65.5 0.82
41 - 54 -13 61.2 0.78
36 - 50 -14 49.9 0.76

The final DreamHack Open November standings are:

1. United Kingdom fnatic - $50,000
2. Germany BIG - $20,000
3. Europe MAD Lions - $10,000 + ESL Conference
4. Russia forZe - $10,000
5-6. Europe ENCE - $3,000
5-6. Europe MOUZ - $3,000
7-8. Russia Spirit - $2,000
7-8. Sweden GamerLegion - $2,000

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
912
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Ukraine Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
198
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.65
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1078
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Spain Pere 'sausol' Solsona Saumell
Pere 'sausol' Solsona Saumell
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
214
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Nice!!
2021-11-14 19:22
10 replies
#49
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Ukraine Chrisjkk
ez 50k for fnatic
2021-11-14 19:38
6 replies
Smoooooooya
2021-11-14 19:56
5 replies
just sign him already ffs
2021-11-14 19:58
4 replies
He is signed, just w/ a super short contract (3 months iirc), supposedly so the org can judge the team for awhile outside of the honeymoon period. That's not to say they wont re-sign him though, they'd be stupid not to lol
2021-11-14 20:14
3 replies
ik but that's more of a trial basically
2021-11-14 20:37
2 replies
#84
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Portugal Papuchinha
Fnatic going top15 now
2021-11-14 21:43
#99
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Italy Skye620
It is a 3 month trial though I could see fnatic sign him permanently earlier than the end of his trial
2021-11-14 23:22
Ez for UK, trash BIG omegalul
2021-11-14 20:00
2 replies
I like BIG but when your ingame leader is consistently your highest rated player you know that you have problems…
2021-11-15 00:14
1 reply
+1 Poor godseN
2021-11-15 19:16
lol
2021-11-14 19:22
#4
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North America drac0z
give me your nut smooya
2021-11-14 19:22
5 replies
#88
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Afghanistan KabulGamer
cashew or pecan? Or did you mean his semen?
2021-11-14 22:22
4 replies
#101
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Mongolia k0ng0
Hazel
2021-11-14 23:28
The pair of them that every male has underneath their penis.
2021-11-15 15:13
2 replies
No, Gandhi. Nut refers to the act of ejaculation. urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Nut
2021-11-15 23:14
1 reply
Ok.
2021-11-18 05:29
FNATIC ERA STARTS NOW
2021-11-14 19:22
#7
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CIS t0ha_
whos MVP?
2021-11-14 19:22
11 replies
#10
hades | 
Netherlands SYDK
prob Brollan
2021-11-14 19:23
3 replies
they dont give mvps for this level of tournament?
2021-11-14 19:31
2 replies
#41
hades | 
Netherlands SYDK
yeah cause no top10 team but IF there would an mvp it's prob Brollan, hence why I said so
2021-11-14 19:32
1 reply
yeah he was good but i thought u didnt know they dont give mvps,for this tournament.Just wanted to let u know
2021-11-14 23:13
#57
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Bosnia and Herzegovina IamErko
Brollan is alredy MVP of tournament
2021-11-14 19:56
#64
 | 
United Kingdom Jonty04l32
If there would be an MVP, it would most likely got to Brollan.
2021-11-14 20:11
Smooya
2021-11-14 20:19
4 replies
#79
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Sweden GabM
2021-11-14 21:06
3 replies
Smooya
2021-11-15 00:10
2 replies
#107
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Sweden GabM
Smooya
2021-11-15 00:15
1 reply
Smooya
2021-11-15 15:18
NAVI win major without dropping a map FNATIC win DHO without dropping a map NAVI and FNATIC TOP 1 & 2 in the world confirmed
2021-11-14 19:23
5 replies
2010 vibes
2021-11-14 19:28
1 reply
#54
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Germany Tamoka
Nostalgia moment
2021-11-14 19:47
I would say NAVI and FNATIC TOP 2 & 1 in the world confirmed Bcuz fnatic is the last inbeaten team
2021-11-14 19:29
1 reply
cannot disagree my russian compadre
2021-11-14 19:29
2010 Nostalgia
2021-11-15 15:19
smooya bestest avp
2021-11-14 19:23
#13
flusha | 
Spain IMV_
GG, finally won a tournament!
2021-11-14 19:23
Fnatic era confirmed
2021-11-14 19:23
#15
Lucky | 
Russia stFyl
FNATIC LETSSS GO!!!
2021-11-14 19:23
Noice
2021-11-14 19:24
Nice one fnatic! Smooya is such an upgrade. And nice to see Brollan putting up numbers again.
2021-11-14 19:24
#19
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World DolphinfK
nice
2021-11-14 19:25
UK CS POG
2021-11-14 19:25
#22
 | 
CIS elefiveS
Fnatic T-sides are amazing, if they keep performing like this they will be top 10 before christmas
2021-11-14 19:25
#23
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United States GVoidV2
Fnatic back in T1 again?
2021-11-14 19:25
4 replies
nah. but t2 probably. we need see them vs stronger teams, its not their real level of competition
2021-11-14 19:26
3 replies
If they are destroying t2 teams like ENCE , big so easily , then I would say that they are at least at the lower end of tier 1 (teams like faze , vitality , liquid)
2021-11-14 19:31
2 replies
i hope so) anyway glad fnatic win something after last ESL pro league final with flusha
2021-11-14 19:31
Take their results with a pinch of salt. They are a new team so there aren't a lot of demos on them to analyse yet. If they can keep this sort of level in 3 months, then I'll be more inclined to agree. Regardless, this is a promising start. They have a lot of potential with this lineup
2021-11-14 22:32
#24
 | 
Germany KimpaVita
Fnatic top 10 for sure
2021-11-14 19:26
#25
 | 
Bahrain Ax1yn
Amazing CS by Fnatic Congratulations!
2021-11-14 19:26
Niiiice! So good to see Fnatic finally win something lol. All the best to ML as well!
2021-11-14 19:26
WP
2021-11-14 19:27
I was surprised that big reached finals anyway. 3 players below 1.0 rating. That team will experience free fall in rankings once other teams make new rosters around end of the year. Who ever thought gade is decent replacement for xantares haven't seen these players play past two years....
2021-11-14 19:28
guys will there be an mvp for this event?
2021-11-14 19:29
1 reply
#51
JW | 
Sweden Lokej
No but if they would brollan would have gotten it.
2021-11-14 19:40
bug onliners cant even take a map lmaooo
2021-11-14 19:29
Give smooya or Brollan MVP pog
2021-11-14 19:30
why is mad lions at ESL conference and not fnatic who won??
2021-11-14 19:30
1 reply
#46
 | 
Bahrain Ax1yn
Because fnatic and BIG are already in ESL Pro League Season 15 so it makes sense for 3rd place team to get in the ESL Conference event and only 3 teams can make it from ESL Conference to ESL Pro League Season 15.
2021-11-14 19:36
UK CS IS BACK
2021-11-14 19:31
#42
 | 
India spiderCAKE
Last Dreamhack Open FeelsStrongMan
2021-11-14 19:32
#43
 | 
Bahrain Ax1yn
Last Dreamhack, I was here :D
2021-11-14 19:33
2 replies
#90
 | 
Afghanistan KabulGamer
what you mean? Is this the last dh ?
2021-11-14 22:23
1 reply
#91
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Bahrain Ax1yn
This is going to happen click here 👉 #60
2021-11-14 22:24
NA scene dead so UK and CIS decide to carry CSGO.
2021-11-14 19:33
Although I wanted a more even final, it felt good landing this win.
2021-11-14 19:34
ez fnatic
2021-11-14 19:36
Is this the last DreamHack ?
2021-11-14 19:37
4 replies
#50
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China RADNIKEY
Yes(((((((((
2021-11-14 19:39
3 replies
#55
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Germany Tamoka
wait. so, there is not gonna be any Dreamhack events in the future???
2021-11-14 19:48
2 replies
nah, they're gonna be called something like ESL Challanger or whatever since ESL owns DH
2021-11-14 19:57
1 reply
#66
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Germany Tamoka
sad day for dreamhack fans :(
2021-11-14 20:13
#52
 | 
Finland AliSabid
Lets gooo fnatic
2021-11-14 19:41
#53
 | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina IamErko
Fnatic is back on big stage step by step...
2021-11-14 19:47
It finally feels good again to be a fnatic fan
2021-11-14 19:51
fnatic is back!!
2021-11-14 19:57
#65
NEO | 
Poland camarpl
has anyone noticed mezzi looks exactly like MODDII
2021-11-14 20:12
2 replies
Me He is literally UK version of Moddii 🤣
2021-11-14 21:10
+1
2021-11-14 21:38
#68
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Congratulations to fnatic! :D
2021-11-14 20:15
Congrats and hope they keep improving
2021-11-14 20:27
YEEEES Congrats boys!
2021-11-14 20:33
#74
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Russia KICK_ZEUS
Is this the first 'big' tournament a UK team has won in years....or maybe ever in csgo?
2021-11-14 20:42
noice
2021-11-14 20:42
#76
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Iceland Voidsphere
fnatic looked decent. It's not a big tournament sure, but there's progress nonetheless.
2021-11-14 20:49
1 reply
Yeah that smooya progression is awesome
2021-11-15 02:07
BIG HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAH🤡🤡🤡
2021-11-14 20:59
#80
NEO | 
Guatemala izquse
This partnership in esl is total bullshit.
2021-11-14 21:06
2 replies
Why? The top 2 already had spots
2021-11-15 02:08
1 reply
#122
NEO | 
Guatemala izquse
Looking at previous esl some teams played worse than team who qualified from premier like EG. Sinners was better than them. In Group B G2 was worst team than Sinners, but G2 is still playing in esl, not like Sinners.
2021-11-15 12:59
amazing attacking cs from fnatic.. nice to watch
2021-11-14 21:40
#85
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Brazil arunino
GOD woro2k
2021-11-14 22:00
#86
 | 
Afghanistan KabulGamer
so ez for fnatic <3
2021-11-14 22:06
#89
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Denmark Osma5
I was here for the last ever DreamHack Open <3
2021-11-14 22:23
4 replies
#94
b1t | 
Ukraine devitt
last? i'm sure there will be many more
2021-11-14 22:38
3 replies
#103
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Bahrain Ax1yn
As such, DreamHack Open will be renamed ESL Challenger and ESEA Premier will be renamed ESL Challenger League.
2021-11-15 00:03
2 replies
Most retarded move by ESL ever. Dreamhack was a legendary event idk why bury it and name all their events iem
2021-11-15 03:18
what about dh masters?
2021-11-15 13:02
#95
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Australia rationale
I sure hope fnatic will be in top 15 tomorrow at the very least.
2021-11-14 22:45
1 reply
Top 20 at best
2021-11-15 03:17
GGWP
2021-11-14 22:51
#102
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Indonesia lukerey
Smooya comeback to the scene and casually bring a dead team win one little trophy. I believe we about to see a lot of FNATIC on tier 1 tournament next year boys. Let's go fnatic !
2021-11-14 23:55
#104
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Hungary szia
disappointing but a good result overall, no time to wallow over this loss, focus on V4
2021-11-15 00:08
congratz fnatic, finally 🙂
2021-11-15 00:39
Brollan back at it again!!!
2021-11-15 01:27
Awesome stuff, just honey moon period before tensions rise again?
2021-11-15 02:07
1 reply
I think they are decent t1 team, their flawless victory over t2 teams says it that they are well above t2/3.
2021-11-15 05:41
#113
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United Kingdom Tnk11
R.I.P dreamhack, I was here for the last event :)
2021-11-15 03:11
2 replies
#124
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Russia brezyyy
What?
2021-11-15 13:27
1 reply
#133
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Bahrain Ax1yn
DreamHack Open tournaments will be called ESL Challenger and ESEA Premier will be called ESL Challenger League in 2022.
2021-11-17 19:00
Fanatic is very interesting right now, Smooya is doin workkk
2021-11-15 10:26
#129
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India taco9873
Fnatic this is a signal to fucking sign Smooya on a perma contract
2021-11-15 15:29
#132
 | 
United Kingdom JoeStormy
This Fnatic roster is legit. UKCS is alive!!!
2021-11-16 11:30
#135
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France t3r4byt3
RIP DH Open, WP UKnatic
2021-11-18 05:34
ez for fnatic
2021-11-18 22:59
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