Copenhagen Games 2012 wrap-up

April 8th, 2012 02:03

Copenhagen Games 2012, one of the most amazing tournaments in our recent memory, filled with surprises and extremely close matches, ended with fnatic on top. Aside from them other teams recorded notable placements, while on the other hand, some disappointed.

Copenhagen Games 2012 standings

1. Sweden fnatic - 9,400€
2. Ukraine Natus Vincere - 4,700€
3. Finland WinFakt - 2,600€
4. Sweden Lemondogs - 1,300€
5-6. Germany Alternate - 570€
5-6. Sweden SK Gaming - 570€
7-8. Denmark Anexis - 430€
7-8. Denmark Xapso - 430€
9-12. Poland ESC Gaming
9-12. Finland MoD-eSport
9-12. Denmark Last Kings
9-12. Russia zNation
13-16. Sweden IMBA
13-16. Denmark CPH Wolves
13-16. Denmark SharkGaming
13-16. Denmark seven11

The main story of the tournament is certainly fnatic, not only because of their overall victory, but also due to coming to the tournament with a lineup change, introducing Finn "karrigan" Andersen instead of long-time in-game leader Patrik "cArn" Sättermon. That change also brought out Richard "Xizt" Landström as the team's new leader and his debut was perfect, seeing as his team lost only one map on the way to the title.


Natus Vincere were expectedly seen in the final as one of the main favorites, but they were early on outshined by the surprise of the tournament, WinFakt.

The Finns came to the tournament with a stand-in Miikka "dRiim" Toroi instead of their leader Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen and managed to overcome Natus Vincere in the upper quarter-final and then another favorite SK Gaming in the upper semi-final.

Among other positive surprises we have German team Alternate, who defeated Lemondogs in quarter-final to secure a 5-6th placing. 

On the other hand, the biggest disappointment were the current IEM6 World Champions ESC Gaming, who were eliminated by Anexis at 9-12th place, after being dropped to lower bracket by the eventual champions.

Another disappointment were SK Gaming, who also didn't reach their expected top three placement, with losses to WinFakt and Lemondogs making them finish 5-6th.

Our coverage of Copenhagen Games 2012 is still not over, as there is an interview with the winners on the way, while match statistics and Dreamteam are being updated. 

In the mean time check out our galleries from the event, as well as our YouTube channel to see all the highlights and previous interviews.

GG fnatic also to Winfakt who surprised all.. also NaVi great play by them. Sad for ESC i thought they were going to finish top3 but anything can happen. Great tournament.
2012-04-08 02:06
2012-04-08 08:03
28-25, WTF. For the first time I saw 2 hours play on de_dust2 awesome match by fnatic and Na'Vi and also really good surprise by Winfakt. GG
2012-04-08 08:30
i think Karrigan is one of the best 3 three players atm
2012-04-08 10:21
Netherlands vRiet 
Winning! Deserved, Fnatic played very well :D
2012-04-08 02:07
gj alternate
2012-04-08 02:06
wazzuppp sk i think 570 euros are enough to get thorin a new haircut lolololol
2012-04-08 02:07
570 euros for a haircut? Is it being cut by Bill Gates or something?
2012-04-08 09:34
Zeus | 
Latvia shtx 
+ :D
2012-04-08 11:51
I just want to joke because his hair is just disgusting
2012-04-08 17:01
MODDII was unreal..
2012-04-08 02:08
he's like a terminator, he just walks and aim in the head, no spraying, just one shot - one kill. Its incredible, but his gamestyle looks like he's not thinking, but just shooting incredibly :P But its just how it looks like, he is awesome anyway.
2012-04-08 13:03
great performance of WinFakt :D gg fnatic <3
2012-04-08 02:08
when the demos will be available i mean sk vs lemon etc
2012-04-08 02:08
Australia bish 
2012-04-08 02:09
gj fnatic, but also winfakt, alternate and lemondogs showed great game :)
2012-04-08 02:10
moddii was simply amazing, unbelieveable performance
2012-04-08 02:16
Poor SK :( Never Number One.
2012-04-08 02:19
Chile Ganb^ 
2012-04-08 02:30
nice tournament
2012-04-08 02:31
Serbia Ljuj 
When will see final DT stats updated?
2012-04-08 02:33
Costa Rica Mek0 
fnatic plays very well !! amazing performance and Winfakt play simply amazing great team
2012-04-08 02:38
Great fnatic, great xizt MODDII maybe mvp, but that fail when he had 4 navi players in front of him @catwalk and he just kill one was like the fail of the year =P
2012-04-08 02:38
Nix0n informed me that MODDII got team-flashed right after killing the first guy, so that would explain it :)
2012-04-08 02:49
:O that explains all ty
2012-04-08 03:20
probably flash was coming from teammates :D
2012-04-08 10:33
"team-flashed" it means flash is coming from teammates, it's obvious.
2012-04-09 00:28
no, NAVI were flashing themselves ofcourse......
2012-04-09 09:12
he team flashed.
2012-04-08 03:19
this tournament has revealed a great Job from Winfact :) Good game from fnatic ..they deserve :)
2012-04-08 02:38
cArn | 
Vietnam milandini 
Thanks to all the HLTV staffs who brought incredibly fast updated news to all the fans. Congratz again to fnatic, WinFakt, Lemondogs & Alternate for their achievements. Na`Vi also showed their great endurance and mentality throughout the whole tournaments. The fights between fnatic and Na`Vi in the coming months are gonna be extremely interesting to watch :)
2012-04-08 02:38
I dont remember, it was lurpis or nixon who predicted the following rank.. 1. ESC gaming 2.Na'vi 3.Sk 4\5\6.fnatic winfact & lemondogs but look at the results only 1 prediction went correct. :D :D
2012-04-08 02:46
thats the best of cs, unpredictable :D
2012-04-08 02:56
Na'Vi pretty predictable though. they will somehow managed to ended up in top3
2012-04-08 03:20
Nice fluent english, not. You are not from usa.
2012-04-08 04:02
yours is no better
2012-04-08 12:29
he predicted na'vi 1st not esc, so all prediction failed and btw it was predicted by mr. lurpis (no.1 sk & sweden hater)
2012-04-08 09:51
Germany kim~ 
good job aTTaX!!!
2012-04-08 02:50
Nice tournament
2012-04-08 03:33
Great Grand Finals :)
2012-04-08 03:56
Great perfomances! CS is not dead at all
2012-04-08 04:00
nice performence by coloN
2012-04-08 04:30
happy for winfakt. best performance since destination skyline?
2012-04-08 04:58
you are forgetting wings/roccat/serious gaming/n69e28 :)
2012-04-08 22:52
great play by aslak, moddi, and karigan <3
2012-04-08 06:27
gj WF<3
2012-04-08 06:42
Amazing event, love surprises and upsets :D really great system, a lot of matches, a lot of frags, a lot of emotions despite one disadvantage in the end
2012-04-08 06:52
good for fnatic, LD & WF
2012-04-08 07:20
SK Gaming 570 ,ESC Gaming 0 =DD
2012-04-08 08:09
India transformer 
Was POV'S recorded???
2012-04-08 08:37
ESC and SK fail !
2012-04-08 09:16
Na`Vi again tested our nervous system
2012-04-08 09:32
Hope there's a VOD for the finals (I had to miss it at the end =/)
2012-04-08 09:36
esc sick
2012-04-08 10:10
am happy 4 FNATIC , specially Xizt n Gux , they have missed the nice feeling of da win for long time :D congrats guyz , u deserved it
2012-04-08 10:38
haha SK 5-6, ESC 9-12 :D crying sk and poland fanboys sad for them... :D gj fnatic navi lemondogs
2012-04-08 11:09
ESC Gaming 1 place @ WCG 2011 1 place @ IEM WC VI I'm not crying :))))))))
2012-04-08 12:06
yes i just hate how everybody says poland strong neo>all atd...
2012-04-08 12:10
wcg 2011 this is bullshit
2012-04-08 13:39
bullshit? :D oh wait no russian teams... yes for you it must be bullshit
2012-04-08 14:21
+1 :)
2012-04-08 15:35
no russian teams? M5 top3 wcg 2011
2012-04-08 15:52
they are trolls so just ignore them ;)
2012-04-08 15:34
nice play all...
2012-04-08 11:31
Romania JeeFo 
Which will be the next major 1.6 tournament and when?
2012-04-08 11:36
HeatoN stupid monkey,bad commentator becous we don't see an action of game.We see game at first person,we not see what team do.We see gtr with beer,he special do it,becouse his mother hit him when he drink.Bad event,organization bitches moneyboys.Stream of fragbite so bad.
2012-04-08 12:03
SK 570 euro on beer :)PS sry for my english
2012-04-08 12:45
wp alternate :)
2012-04-08 13:08
amazing games
2012-04-08 13:13
GG fnatic, nice!
2012-04-08 13:47
gj Alternate!
2012-04-08 13:53
China A7iE 
nice fnatic
2012-04-08 14:08
fnatic back to old times, and big surprise by WF ;)
2012-04-08 14:46
Serbia Lzrk 
1. 10.000€ 2. 5.000€ 3. 3,500€ 4. 1,500€
2012-04-08 14:56
WF exceeded all expectations. Cheers to them.
2012-04-08 15:09
SK, ESC :(
2012-04-08 16:32
Indonesia ibtJ 
sad for esc and sk
2012-04-08 17:27
SK did this to themselves, never should've dropped Delpan.
2012-04-08 17:57
cArn | 
Vietnam milandini 
ty dude :)
2012-04-09 05:01
gj all
2012-04-09 02:18
Portugal Celito 
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