The Dreamhack Masters was held over the course of the past week in Malmo, Sweden and there has been a new champion of the world of CS:GO crowned. Following impressive displays throughout the event, it was the G2 Esports team that claimed victory and managed to capture winnings of $100,000.
This came after they managed to beat the North team at the stage of the Grand Finals in a series of 2-0 which allowed them to win their second championship title of this season. This came after they had also easily swept aside Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-0 in the semi-finals.
The French team could not be matched during the first part of the series in the grand finals as they quickly ran up a 11-4 lead on the Inferno map against the Danish team. It was KennyS who managed to win the MVP title for the winning side. During the final map of the Grand Finals he managed to land 25 frags and had an average damage of 108.6 per round which was astounding.
G2 will not be playing a LAN event until the ELeague CS:GO Premier event which will be held this coming weekend. There are part of Group A where they will face off against the following teams; Renegades, Natus Vincere and FaZe Clan.
SK Gaming had come into this event on a tidal wave of victories and were the clear favourite. The Brazilians however failed to live up to the hype before they prematurely crashed out of the event. It was during the quarter finals that they met their match and were gone from the competition.
They lost to the eventual winners at this stage – G2 Esports despite being the heavy favourites to win the series and advance to the semi-finals. They even managed to win the initial map Cobblestone 16-11 and looked set to be on their way. They had the series point in the next game as they led 15-10 in Inferno but the eventual winners turned things around in what was a thrilling game for all concerned.
G2 Esports threw caution to the wind and engaged in some great surprise tactics that took the SK Gaming team by surprise and out of their comfort zone. This led to an onslaught of wins as the G2 team managed to claw their way back into the series, levelling it at 1-1. In the final round G2 Esports comprehensively won 16-11 on Mirage to end the Brazilians dreams of winning yet another significant CS:GO event this season.
Many believe that SK Gaming got their tactics wrong going into the event and that this is what cost them ultimately in the quarter final stages. Their tactics became a bit too obvious and G2 Esports managed to identify the patterns and change up tactics to defeat them.
This was an exciting chain of events as it showed a road map as to how SK Gaming can be defeated and you can be sure that all of three other teams that SK Gaming will be playing this season will watch this series against G2 Esports and pick up cues and nuances that will help them.