OpTic Gaming Takes Top Spot At CS:GO DreamHack Open Summer 2019

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OpTic Gaming took the top spot at the CS:GO DreamHack Open Summer 2019. OpTic grabbed the top prize of $50,000 and an automatic invite to the DreamHack Masters Malmo 2019.

The tournament was composed of six invited teams and one team each from the European and Swedish qualifiers. Aside from OpTic Gaming, the other invited teams were Aristocracy, Avangar, Chaos Esports Club, Tricked Esport and Winstrike Team. The European Qualifier went to CR4ZY with the Swedish Qualifier winner being Team Ancient.

OpTic was placed with Ancient, CR4ZY, and Chaos. In its first match, OpTic played against Chaos. The map was Mirage and OpTic squeaked by with an 8-7 win in the first round. The second round saw OpTic win 8-5. In the second match, OpTic faced off against Ancient and the result was pretty much the same. The map was Mirage as well, and OpTic won the first round 8-7 and the second round 8-3.

The wins placed OpTic at the top of the group, and the team automatically got seeded to the semifinals against Tricked. Tricked took the first match on the Train Map. The second map was Mirage and OpTic's first round performance continued, beating Tricked 11-4. Tricked did win the second round 7-5, but it was not enough.

The Finals saw OpTic one again playing against Ancient. Ancient got the chance to choose the map and decided on Overpass. Despite an excellent back-and-forth between the two teams, OpTic ended the first round at 9-6. The second round was a close fight, however a quad-kill from OpTic gave them the win.

The second game Finals game was on Nuke. Ancient showed excellent performance, and it appeared the team would get the first round. However, a clutch play from OpTic secured the win in the first round at 8-7. The second round again featured strong plays from Ancient, which gave them a 13-9 lead. OpTic made better use of defense and climbed back, securing seven of the eight matches to clinch the win at 16-14.

As mentioned, OpTic gets and invite to the Masters Malmo 2019 for winning this tournament. Scheduled this October, a total of 16 CS:GO teams will fight it out for a chance at a large share of the $20,000 prize pool.

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