FURIA sweep Liquid to catch title at DreamHack Spring – NA
FURIA Esports made fast work of Group Liquid on Sunday to win the grand last at the DreamHack Masters Spring’s North American event.
FURIA finished with a best 5-0 record in group play and the playoffs with a 3-0 triumph over Liquid in the best-of-five ending. FURIA declare the $40,000 leading reward and 320 Pro Tour points.
Liquid make $20,000 and 190 Pro Tour points.
FURIA started the match with a one-map edge by virtue of winning the upper bracket. They then fell Liquid 16-13 on Mirage and 16-5 on Vertigo to complete the sweep.
Kaike “KSCERATO” Cerato helped all-Brazilian FURIA with 39 eliminates and a team-best plus-15 kill-death differential. Andrei “arT” Piovezan led the team with 44 kills while Yuri “yuurih” Santos and Henrique “HEN1” Teles finished with identical 36 eliminates with a plus-11 K-D differential.
Canadian Keith “NAF” Markovic had 35 kills for Liquid, who had their magnificent run through the lower-bracket playoffs concern a quick end on Sunday. Liquid ended up simply 1-2 in group play however went 3-0 without dropping a video game in the lower-bracket playoffs.
The DreamHack Masters Jonkoping, a $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event, originally was set up to be contested with 16 groups today in Jonkoping, Sweden. Nevertheless, the coronavirus pandemic forced the occasion to transfer to an online format featuring regional competitors for Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania.
The DreamHack Masters Spring – The United States and Canada began with eight groups competing for a $100,000 reward pool. The sides were divided into two four-team groups for round-robin play including best-of-three matches. Both group winners advanced to the upper bracket of the double-elimination playoffs, and the second- and third-place teams from each group went into the lower bracket of the playoffs.
The DreamHack Masters Spring – Europe bracket, with 16 teams competing for $160,000, likewise runs through Sunday. Last weekend, TYLOO won the four-team, $20,000 Asia bracket, and Renegades prevailed in the four-team, $20,000 Oceania bracket.
FURIA broke a 1-1 tie on the 2nd map prior to rattling off 9 wins in a row for 10-1 lead on Mirage. But Liquid battled back, winning 10 of the next 11 rounds to knot matters at 11-11. However FURIA rebounded by winning 5 of the next six to go up 2-0 in the grand final. KSCERATO had 23 eliminates (plus-8) on the map to lead FURIA.
FURIA won the first three rounds and 11 of the first 12 overall on Vertigo en path to the thrashing and the title.
DreamHack Masters Spring – The United States and Canada prize pool and Pro Trip points distribution