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January 25th, 2020

Renegades, Heroic proceed to DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 semifinals

Matches of the group stage at DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 are completed. The last two tickets to the Playoff stage have been earned by Renegades and Heroic, as they followed in the footsteps of BIG and MAD Lions who qualified for the semifinals on Day One.

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Renegades started off with taking down Cloud9, 16-10 on Overpass, but then, they lost to BIG (8-16 Nuke). Later on, the Australian squad again faced off against C9, who previously eliminated Virtus.pro from the tournament. In the decider match of Group A, RNG prevailed over their opponent without dropping a map, 2-0 (16-7 Inferno, 16-12 Dust2).

In the first day of the event, Heroic were defeated by MAD Lions, 10-16 Dust2, so they had to come back from the lower bracket of Group B. First, they won over Sprout with a 2-0 score, 16-6 Inferno and 16-13 Nuke. Second, they managed to come out on top in the Danish derby against North, 2-1 (10-16 Nuke, 22-19 Overpass, 16-2 Train).

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

  • 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. Patrick "es3tag" Hansen — 1.25

The final matches of DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 are scheduled for January 26. In the first series, MAD Lions will take on Renegades, and in the second one, BIG will fight against Heroic. Winners will advance to the grand-final, where a $50,000 cheque and a spot at DreamHack Masters Jönköping 2020 will be at stake.

You can watch the live stream of this tournament on our website. All relevant information about the event can be found in the viewer’s guide.