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After the 2-0 demolition of GODSENT in the final of the European qualifiers, the newbie side Fragsters became the first team to qualify for the DreamHack Open Austin.
The Danish side of Fragsters defeated Imperial and Sprout in the best of three games to make it to the final. While their opponents, GODSENT, beat AGO and Singularity 2-0 to fight for the European spot at the DreamHack Open Austin.
So, after earning their places in the final, both teams started the fight for qualification on Inferno. The opening half of the final didn’t disappoint the spectators as Fragsters took the lead with an 8-7 score. After the change of sides, the Danish youngsters dominated the match. The side won five rounds from the seven played.
To redeem themselves in the first game of the final, GODSENT won three consecutive rounds. However, Fragsters didn’t throw their lead and managed a three-round win streak of their own. After the dust settled the first game of the best of three finished 1-0 in favor of Fragsters.
The second map of the final was Mirage, where the qualifying ambitions of GODSENT came to an end.
In the first half of the map, GODSENT steered to an 11-4 lead, after some exceptional plays. Fragsters had little to no room to rethink their strategy. However, after half time, the momentum switched to Fragsters. The entire second half, the Swedish side of GODSENT managed to win only five rounds.
Fragsters completely dominated the half and the series as the game finished 16-13 for the newbies. So, the final of the closed European Qualification finished 2-0 to Fragsters.
In the first week of June, the Dream Hack Austin will take place at the Austin Convention Center. In addition to six invited teams, Fragsters and winner of the North American closed qualifier, Rogue, will compete for Supremacy. The competition will also have $100,000 on the line.
So far, all we know is the format of the tournament. The eight participants will be split into two groups of four teams each. The initial matches will be played in Best of One format. While the decider games will be played in a best of three format. Only two teams from each group will qualify for the playoffs. In the playoffs, all of the matches including the final will follow the best of three format.
Recall that last season DreamHack Open Austin ended May 1, 2017, and the winners of the event were Gambit eSports.
In the grand final of the competition, the team beat Immortals with a score of 2-0. The first match of the series was played on Inferno and end 16-12 in favor of Gambit, while the second match of the series was played on Train. Gambit closed the title with a 16-12 score.
For its performance Gambit eSports earned $50,000 and Immortals received $20,000. It is worth noting that on the way to the final Gambit eSports beat G2 Esports with a score of 2-1.
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