The Roundup: CS:GO Dreamhack, IEM Shanghai Oceanic, and Curse Rivals Updates

Welcome to the roundup – The Roundup is a piece of quick, factual news about the results around the world of esports in a litany of different games and tournaments. The bulk of today’s load was Counter-Strike: Global Offensive qualifying events. Here’s how each one played out:

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Dreamhack Masters Stockholm North American Qualifier

  • GhostGaming, who qualified out of the open bracket to even have a chance to play in this qualifier, ended up beating the favorites eUnited (2-1), and Complexity (2-1), who was on a bye. GhostGaming put themselves in a big spot to potentially upset Rogue in winners and make it to Dreamhack Masters Stockholm.
  • The even comes down to four teams and four games: Rogue vs. GhostGaming, eUnited vs. Complexity. On the outset, Rogue looks like the clear favorite to take the only qualifying spot, but either of Complexity or eUnited coming out of the lower-bracket can give them trouble if GhostGaming doesn’t play at this level tomorrow.
  • On the European side, Optic Gaming will face Nobodo, who took out the top-seeded Virtus. Pro, and winner will advance to face HellRaisers.

IEM Shanghai Oceanic Closed Qualifiers

  • In no surprise, Greyhound ended up taking a decisive victory over the Chiefs to qualify for IEM Shanghai. The best team in that region showed up and only dropped a few maps during their run.
  • Greyhound started the finals winning 16-0, only to come back a game later and lose 16-14 against the Chiefs, Luckily, they figured it out and ended up winning 3-1.

Curse Rivals 2v2 PUBG Monthly

  • Curse puts on a double tournament every month and here are June’s winners:

 

 

 

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CeRq Goes off as NRG Qualifies for ESL One New York with 3-0 Win over Complexity

The number one team in North America, NRG, showed up in a big spot in the ESL One NA qualifiers. NRG sweeps a Complexity team who pushed NRG to their limits in two close games, but fortunately for NRG CerQ is on their roster and cannot be stopped. In two games, CerQ dropped 67 total kills, actively carrying the rest of NRG through the finish line.

48 AWP kills for CeRq on two maps. His player rating soared above the rest of the competition, as he was able to clutch many different rounds. Despite Complexity landing a majority of first kills in fights, the work of CeRq on the AWP took away any advantage Complexity had for gaining that first kill. The problem was finding and killing CeRq before he got loose. Complexity had no counter and ended up losing 3-0.

Now, NRG is on a winning streak, and have won 17 of their last 20 games, but that didn’t lead way to some struggles in the ESL One Qualifier. NRG dropped games against Renegades, and even to Complexity who they played in the winners and losers bracket. The map Cache gave NRG trouble as they end the weekend undefeated on every other map and 0-2 on Cache. It’s a section NRG needs to focus on in practice.

Outside of CeRq, Fugly made quite the difference in this match for NRG. Complexity wasn’t putting up gaudy kill numbers, but most of their team was contributing on 80% of fights and earned a large number of first kills, but Fugly made it really tough for them to get to CerQ. His many contributions to fights, and turning around disadvantageous situations led to a close NRG victory. In total, NRG only snuck by with a five-round win differential, and they even went to OT in game one.

Featured photo via ESL One 

 

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