DreamHack Tours 2017 has started, and already on the Day One, we had some very interesting matches. The stakes were high for the first day of the competition as only two teams from the groups would advance to the semi-finals.
The format of the tournament features two groups of four teams. The Group A of the DreamHack Tours 2017 featured Na’Vi, Misfits, Heroic, and Mousesports fighting for the first two places leading to the semi-finals.
The competition in group A started with the match between Na’Vi and Misfits. For Misfits, DreamHack Tours 2017 was the first tournament in which they participated with their new roster. The match started very well for Na’Vi as they won the first pistol round with Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovacs claiming the double kill. Na’Vi maintained the control of the match through the entire first half, and eventually, they won it with the score 13-3. In the second half, it did not take a long for Na’Vi to claim the win and in the end, they won with the score 16:5.
The second match of the Group A took place between Heroic and mousesports. Mousesports proved to be much more successful. Heroic managed to win the first pistol round of the match, but that advantage did not last long as mousesports came back very quickly.
After mousesports had won their first round of the match, they established the dominance in the first halftime which they won with the score 11:4. Heroic managed to recover in the second halftime, but that effort was not enough to bring them the overall victory. Heroic won the second half with the score 6:4, but it was mousesports that won the match 10:16.
The third match of the Group A featured the winners of the first two matches, Na’Vi and mousesports, going against each other. In this match, mousesports proved to be a much better team as they won the first halftime with the score 3:12. The second half went to mousesports as well, as they won 0-4. With that win, mousesports secured the first place while Misfits secured the second place in the group stage of DreamHack Tours 2017.
Group B of the DreamHack Tours 2017 featured G2 eSports, Tricked eSports, HellRaisers, and Team EnVyUs battling it out for the top two spots. Things kicked off with the match between G2 eSports and Tricked eSports. Tricked eSports defeated G2 in that match and this result was absolutely the biggest surprise of Day One of the DreamHack Tours 2017. G2 could not do anything as Tricked maintained control in both halves of the match.
The second game of the Group B was the match between HellRaisers and Team EnVyUs. This game was much closer than the first one, as neither team managed to create a significant advantage. In the end, it was HellRaisers that made a crucial move, claiming the all-important victory.
Third match of the Group B featured Tricked going against HellRaisers, and HellRaisers managed to secure their second win in the group stage. Tricked won the first halftime with the score 11:4 but they could not hold on to that advantage in the second half as HellRaisers managed to win with the score 2:12.
In the end, HellRaisers won the match with the score 13:16. HellRaisers and G2 eSports managed to secure the first two positions in the Group B and with that they advanced to the semifinals of DreamHack Tours 2017. In the semifinals, they’ll square off against mousesports and Misfits.