Renegades make it through to win DreamHack Masters – Oceania title
Renegades endured a stiff charge from Avant Video gaming on Sunday to win the best-of-five last and claim the title at the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020– Oceania occasion. The fight was a rematch of Wednesday’s upper-bracket last, when Renegades rallied from a triple-overtime defeat on the first map to prevail 2-1. That triumph provided them a one-match advantage going into Sunday’s final, which they end up needing to endure Avant a 2nd time.
Avant got the first map of the rematch with a seesaw triumph on Dust II, wasting a 10-8 lead but winning the last five rounds to declare the map 16-13. Avant then took a 2-1 lead in the series with a dominant opening charge on Nuke, jumping to a 13-2 lead by halftime. Renegades won 5 consecutive rounds while dealing with match point prior to losing the map 16-9.
Though they lost that map, they carried the momentum of the late charge into the next map. Renegades leapt to a 10-1 lead on Mirage and completed it off at 16-10 to force a 5th map. In the decider on Inferno, Renegades broke open a close map by winning seven of the first eight rounds after halftime to claim a 15-8 lead on Inferno. Avant made it through three match points before Abandoners closed it out 16-11.
Joshua “INS” Potter led the way with a plus-19 kill-death differential, while all Renegades players finished in the positive. With the success, Renegades claimed $10,000 and 185 tournament circuit points. Avant won $5,000 and 85 points.
The DreamHack Masters Jonkoping, a $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event, initially was scheduled to be objected to with 16 teams June 9-14 in Jonkoping, Sweden. Nevertheless, the coronavirus pandemic forced the event to move to an online format featuring regional competitions for Europe, The United States And Canada, Asia and Oceania. The DreamHack Masters Spring– Oceania started Wednesday with 4 teams in a double-elimination playoff bracket, competing for a $20,000 prize swimming pool.