All information about DreamHack Summer - North America
Topic: DreamHack Masters Summer NA
Just as in the European edition, eight teams competed in America and played for a prize money of 90,000 USD. With FURIA and Liquid, only two top teams were represented in the tournament. Accordingly, the final match was predetermined.
With Triumph, Ze Pug Godz, TeamOne and Yeah four relatively unknown teams took part. The tournament took place from 08.08. to 16.08. and was therefore the direct precursor for the ESL ONE Cologne.
Winner and tournament MVP
The winner of the tournament was FURIA. The Brazilians beat Liquid in the final and crowned themselves the DreamHack Masters Champions. The team decided the final match with 2:1 and wins on Nuke and Inferno. VINI was particularly convincing in this game.
The group stage went as planned for the two favorites and both clearly qualified for the playoffs with 2-0 wins in their respective groups. In Group A, Chaos made it to the finals in second place ahead of Ze Pug Godz. Group B had a surprise in store. TeamOne won the direct duel against Cloud9 and surprised the North Americans.
The playoffs were played in a single elimination bo3 just like in the European edition. Liquid and FURIA didn't give Chaos and TeamOne a chance and entered the final with a 2:0 score each.
Surprises and disappointments
While TeamOne was the big surprise of the competition, their direct competitor Cloud9 disappointed and had to bow out of DreamHack already before the playoffs.
Performance of the individual teams
- FURIA: Sovereign and undefeated to the title
- Liquid: The defeat in the final hurts, but still a good performance
- Cloud9: Disappointing performance by the young Americans
- Chaos: mandatory target achieved
- Triumph: Weak games, strongly developable