Gen.G get better at DreamHack Spring – NA
A day after getting swept, Gen.G Esports rebounded with a 2-1 win over Evil Geniuses in Group B at the DreamHack Masters Spring – The United States and Canada occasion.
Gen.G evened their record at 1-1 while EG fell to 0-2. Gen.G got swept by 100 Thieves in their opener on Tuesday.
Gen.G and EG split the first two maps, Train and Inferno. Gen.G took Train 16-8 and EG recuperated to win Inferno 16-6.
On the definitive map, Vertigo, Gen.G got off to a 5-0 lead and dominated 16-13 behind 26 kills from Damian “daps” Steele and eight assists from Sam “s0m” Oh.
Daps ended up with 52 eliminates in general, behind teammate Hansel “BnTeT” Ferdinand’s 59 kills and Timothy “autimatic” Ta’s 54. BnTeT’s plus-9 kill-death differential led Gen.G.
Ethan “Ethan” Arnold’s 57 kills led EG.
The DreamHack Masters Jonkoping, a $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive occasion, originally was scheduled to be contested with 16 teams June 9-14 in Jonkoping, Sweden. However, the coronavirus pandemic forced the event to move to an online format featuring local competitions for Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania.
The DreamHack Masters Spring – North America, which saw Group A play finish Sunday, consists of 8 groups contending for a $100,000 reward pool. The sides were divided into 2 four-team groups for round-robin play consisting of best-of-three matches.
Both group winners will advance to the upper bracket of the double-elimination playoffs, and the second- and third-place teams from each group will get in the lower bracket of the playoffs. All playoff matches will be best-of-three except for the best-of-five last on June 14.
The DreamHack Masters Spring – Europe bracket, with 16 teams competing for $160,000, started last week and runs through June 14. The four-team competitions for both Asia and Oceania, each with a $20,000 reward pool, are arranged for June 2-7.
In the North American region, FURIA Esports won Group A to advance to the upper-bracket last. Team Liquid and MIBR finished second and third, respectively, in Group A.
Group B action continues Thursday with 100 Thieves handling Cloud9. Both groups are 1-0.
DreamHack Masters Spring – North America standings, with win-loss record and point differential: