CS:GO: BIG Win DreamHack Open Summer 2020

Published 08/17/2020, 1:52 PM EDT


The DreamHack Open Summer 2020 Europe concluded today after an intense 8 days of rigorous battle. The professional CS:GO tournament took place in an online platform, owing to the global health situation. The final of the European region saw BIG take on Heroic. The two teams went head to head after their group stage match to vie for the championship. BIG defeated Heroic 2-0 to pick up their first title of the season.

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CS:GO: ‘The Grand Final’

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BIG were the favorites to win the tournament. They held the number 1 spot before entering the tournament and all eyes were on them. You might think a couple of months of research would have given other teams enough time to understand their tactics and have an edge over them but evidently that wasn’t the case.

BIG chose Overpass as their pick and expected an easy win. This did not come easy as Heroic gave them a run for their lives. They continued to progress with ‘stavn’ getting a quad kill. It was all going their way before Ismailcan “⁠XANTARES⁠” Dörtkardeş stepped up. He was the best player for BIG with an average of 1.23.

BIG had finished top of their group (A) while Complexity had finished as the leaders of the pack in group B. BIG won 2-1 in the semis against OG, who had finished 2nd in their group. XANTARES was the player with the best average for BIG, having finished with an average of 1.19. 

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Heroic had had a series of close matches against Complexity in the semis but ultimately emerged victorious to fix a spot in the finals.

In the final, Heroic got off to a good start with ‘niko’ and ‘stavn’ creating a lot of pressure with clutch kills. However, the number 1 team in the world had come prepared with ‘tiziaN’ and ‘XANTARES’ leading the team to a comfortable win. 

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DreamHack Open Summer was a pretty successful event for the number 1 team in the world. They got another title under their belt. The other big teams will get a chance to redeem themselves at ESL One Cologne, which is set to begin on the 18th of this month. This event has been shifted to an online platform, too, because of the global pandemic.

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Nakul Ahuja

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Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does.

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