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January 24th, 2020

BIG, MAD Lions advance to DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 playoffs

The first day of DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 in CSGO has been finished. On its outcome, BIG and MAD Lions are the first two teams that are qualified for the Playoff stage.

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BIG reached the Playoffs at their first LAN
with the new roster
photo courtesy of StarLadder

First place in Group A was taken by BIG Clan. In the opening match, they took down Virtus.pro on Inferno, 16-8. After that, the German squad faced off against Renegades, who earlier defeated Cloud9 (16-10 Overpass). Eventually, BIG won over their opponent (16-8 Nuke), earning a ticket to the semifinals.

MAD Lions, on the other hand, showed the best result in Group B. Their showing kicked off with a match against Heroic, where they outperformed their compatriots on Dust2, 16-10. Later on, the team led by HUNDEN took on North, who crushed Sprout (16-4 Dust2) prior to that. They beat the new lineup of MSL, overcoming them on Mirage with a 16-10 result.

Five best performers after Day One at DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020:

  • 1. Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen — 1.55 KDR
  • 2. Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz — 1.52
  • 3. Fredrik "roeJ" Jørgensen — 1.43
  • 4. İsmailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş — 1.30
  • 5. Nicklas "gade" Gade — 1.29

On January 25, spectators of DH Leipzig will see the final matches of the group stage, schedule of which can be found in our viewer’s guide. There, you will also find additional information on this tournament.