DreamHack Winter – And the Winners are…

The last day of DreamHack Winter has come upon us all and going into the semi-finals we are left with Bravado, X6tence Galaxy, Heroic and ENCE who will decide who is going to lift the trophy.

The semi-finals started with Bravado and X6tence. Going into it, it was hard to tell who was going to take it, but the first map was an uncontested victory as Bravado took Nuke 16-2.

The second map was Inferno and it looked like Bravado was going to continue their dominant ways, but the Swedes eventually got in the match and even stood at map point until the South Africans brought it back and sealed the deal 19-17 in Overtime.

The Nordic battle

The battle of the Nordic countries between Heroic and ENCE promised to be an exciting match and it started out well on Train until ENCE stepped it up and completely dominated Heroic. They claimed the first map 16-7 with Nuke to be played next.

Heroic is one of those teams that definitely knows how to play Nuke, but ENCE proved they themselves know how to play that map too. They beat out the Danish-Swedish team 16-9 to claim their spot in the final against Bravado.

The last step

The Grand Final had one clear favourite, ENCE. The first map to be played was Train and this time around it wasn’t necessarily an incredibly dominant game for ENCE, but they did close out the map with a convincing scoreline, 16-9. The scrappy first map would be followed by Inferno.

Bravado picked Inferno against ENCE in this Grand Final even though they didn’t look incredibly strong in their game with X6tence. It proved to be a pick that was great for ENCE as they took not only a lead, but a giant leap towards that trophy by winning the first half 14-1. The second half featured a little resistance, but in the end ENCE took that 16-5 too.

The Finns are the winner of the last DreamHack Open stop for this year and won in dominant fashion!

The semi-finals started with Bravado and X6tence. Going into it, it was hard to tell who was going to take it, but the first map was an uncontested victory as Bravado took Nuke 16-2.

The second map was Inferno and it looked like Bravado was going to continue their dominant ways, but the Swedes eventually got in the match and even stood at map point until the South Africans brought it back and sealed the deal 19-17 in Overtime.

The Nordic battle

The battle of the Nordic countries between Heroic and ENCE promised to be an exciting match and it started out well on Train until ENCE stepped it up and completely dominated Heroic. They claimed the first map 16-7 with Nuke to be played next.

Heroic is one of those teams that definitely knows how to play Nuke, but ENCE proved they themselves know how to play that map too. They beat out the Danish-Swedish team 16-9 to claim their spot in the final against Bravado.

The last step

The Grand Final had one clear favourite, ENCE. The first map to be played was Train and this time around it wasn’t necessarily an incredibly dominant game for ENCE, but they did close out the map with a convincing scoreline, 16-9. The scrappy first map would be followed by Inferno.

Bravado picked Inferno against ENCE in this Grand Final even though they didn’t look incredibly strong in their game with X6tence. It proved to be a pick that was great for ENCE as they took not only a lead, but a giant leap towards that trophy by winning the first half 14-1. The second half featured a little resistance, but in the end ENCE took that 16-5 too.

The Finns are the winner of the last DreamHack Open stop for this year and won in dominant fashion!

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