The DreamHack Open Rotterdam 2019 took place last weekend which saw 8 pro CS:GO teams battle it out for their share of the $100,000 USD prize-pool. The competition kicked off with the group stages on Friday last and finished up with the Grand Final on yesterday in which CR4ZY defeated Heroic 2 – 1.
CR4ZY have taken the DreamHack Open Rotterdam title for 2019 after beating Heroic in a closely fought match yesterday at the Rotterdam Ahoy. CR4ZY made the finals after defeating AVANGAR in the semifinals also with a 2 – 1 scoreline. Heroic defeated forZe by the same score in the other semifinal. CR4ZY finished 2nd place in their group, just behind an undefeated forZe team, finishing with a 2 & 1 record. AVANGAR topped the other group, with Heroic finishing runners up.
To make it to the final CR4ZY had an interesting journey: losing their opener to HAVU Gaming 16 – 13 did not set them up well. Their next match was against winless Asterion, who they easily defeated 2 – 0 in the Bo3 matchup. CR4ZY were forced to play HAVU again in the decider match and ultimately got their revenge. They defeated HAVE 2 – 1 to advance to the semi finals.
For Heroic, it was a very similar story: though they did not lose their opener (a 16 – 6 victory against Hard Legion Esports), they did suffer a narrow defeat against AVANGAR 16 – 14. This sent Heroic into another rematch against HL who they defeated 2 – 1 overall to advance to the semis.
It was the winner of Group A vs the runner up of Group B and vise versa.
Neither victor could make their top place finish or bye-round advantage count, perhaps the extra game making the two second place teams more familiar. Both teams pulled together to defeat the giants AVANGAR and forZe esports with a 2 – 1 scoreline. Both CR4ZY and Heroic took the first of the Bo3 matches, AVANGAR and forZe clawing the rounds back to 1 – 1, before CR4ZY and Heroic finished them off and sent them packing.
The Grand Final saw Heroic take the lead on Nuke, winning the first matchup of the final 16 – 3. The second game was on Mirage and finished 16 – 5 in CR4ZY’s favour, clawing the finale back to 1 – 1. It all came down to the last game in the Bo3 final, and it was a closely fought affair on Inferno: Crazy took the lead early on in the game and despite some strong push-back from Heroic, CR4ZY were able to hold out for the victory, picking up a 16 – 12 win to make it 2 – 1, and giving them the DreamHack Rotterdam title and 1st place.
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For their troubles CR4ZY received the top prize of $50,000 USD and will be looking forward to the next CS:GO major event; the DreamHack Open Atlanta taking place next month, should they manage to qualify and make it across the pond.
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