ENCE Esports swept away their DreamHack Open Winter opponents to win the title. The winning team firstly defeated their semifinal match opponent Heroic and met with Bravado in the Grand Finals match of the competition. The competition is definitely one of those major DreamHack Open competitions bringing prominent brands as sponsors including Monster Energy, Corsair, GG.BET, ASTRO Gaming and many others.
This year’s competition was held at JönköpinG, Sweden hosting the best Global Offensive teams. When it comes to the format of the competition, as expected it consists of the Group stage which features two double-elimination groups with four teams in each group. Those two top-performing teams from every group advance to the competition’s playoffs stage which features single-elimination brackets with all matches being best of three.
ENCE Esports Road to the Grand Finals
This year’s competition featured eight teams including Heroic, x6tence Galaxy, compLexity Gaming, Team LDLC.com, Bravado Gaming, ENCE Esports, G2 Esports, and OpTic Gaming. The competition started on November, 30 and finished on December, 2 featuring an amazing prize pool of $100,000 which was spread among the teams competing, with the biggest part of the prize pool reserved for the champions. The road to the grand finals was a highly contested one, as could have been expected.
During the group stage of the competition, those two top-performing teams from group A were x6tence Galaxy and Heroic defeating their opponents, compLexity Gaming and Team LDLC by 2-0 and 2-1 respectively. In group B we have seen Bravado Gaming and ENCE eSports defeating G2 Esports and optic Gaming by 2-0 and 2-1 respectively. In the playoffs, Bravado defeated x6tence Gaming by 2-0 taking over victories on both Nuke and Inferno. In a similar manner, ENCE Esports defeated Heroic by taking victories on Train and Nuke.
ENCE Esports Sweeping Bravado to Win the Title
The winning team performed amazingly during their semifinal match against their opponent Heroic and they were no less amazing against Bravado Gaming during their Grand Finals match which led them to win the title of the DreamHack Open Season Winter 2018. The team truly rallied during the semifinals after losing on their opening match on Friday while in the other semifinal match, Bravado almost effortlessly defeated x6Tence Galaxy by 2-0 which paved their way to the Grand Finals.
In the match prior to the Grand Finals, Bravado Gaming was better on Nuke defeating x6tence on Nuke by 16-2 which was the map their opponent picked before taking over their amazing 19-17 victory on their chosen-map Inferno which sealed their Grand Finals ticket. Following their success, ENCE Esports also performed amazingly against Heroic by defeating them on both Train and Nuke by 16-7 and 16-9 victories respectively.
The team which has kept their momentum in the most important match was obviously ENCE Esports which won on their map pick by 16-9 before they completely eliminating their opponent on their chosen map by 16-5. This leads them to win the title as well as taking home their $50,000 prize which they have deserved as the first-placed. ENCE Esports is followed by Bravado Gaming, Heroic, x6tence Galaxy, compLexity Gaming, G2 Esports, Team LDLC.com, and OpTic Gaming.