DreamHack Open Fall 2020 – Final
When Heroic dropped to the DreamHack Open Fall 2020 lower bracket, it looked like their title aspirations were a long shot at best. But the Danish team rose back to prove their doubters wrong. A highly-anticipated duel against CS:GO powerhouse Astralis awaited. And Heroic scored the upset, getting revenge over their countrymen for the group stage defeat. Having secured its spot for the esports tournament final, Vitality was the only team standing in their way. In a thrilling Bo5 that went the stretch, Heroic defeated Vitality in order to claim the DreamHack Open Fall 2020 title. Not only that, but the Danish team has also secured a spot for the IEM Global Challenge in December.
DreamHack Open Fall 2020 CS:GO Esports Tournament Information
When: Oct. 15 – Oct. 25
Where: Online tournament
CS:GO Region: Europe
Prize Pool: $115,000
How Did Heroic Get There?
It was a long road for the DreamHack Open Fall 2020 champions. Heroic only scored one win, over Endpoint, in groups. The Danish team then found itself in the lower bracket following its losses against Astralis and G2. Its road in the lower bracket wasn’t easy either. Three of the four Bo3 series went down to the third map. Following wins over North, Sprout and BIG, Heroic managed to complete a comeback against NiP to qualify for the lower bracket final. It set up a rematch against Astralis. In another thrilling Bo3, Heroic upset their countrymen to qualify for the CS:GO esports tournament final.
Vitality, having taken down Astralis, would be their opponent. The DreamHack Open Fall 2020 final absolutely delivered what many expected from it. Heroic and Vitality went all the way to an epic fifth map decider. The series started with back-to-back overtimes in maps 1 and 2. Heroic secured the title in map 5, as well as the $33,000 top prize and 2,500 Regional Major Ranking points. Not only that, but the Danish team has also secured its spot for the biggest CS:GO esports tournament of 2020. Heroic will be one of eight teams fighting for the IEM Global challenge trophy at the end of the year.
Astralis’ Run Ends in Disappointment, Vitality Falls Just Short
Astralis is back, and there is absolutely no questioning this. The Danish superteam had only dropped two series on their way to the ESL Pro League title. Having qualified first in their group, the powerhouse looked like a sure bet for the DreamHack Open title. But after securing an easy win in map 1 of the upper bracket final, it all fell apart. Astralis suffered a loss in Dust II, and watched the French team build an unassailable lead in Overpass to complete the comeback. With the result, Astralis found itself in the lower bracket. Despite holding a 2-1 record against Heroic in recent matches, the superteam fell to their countrymen. As a result, Astralis was out of the title fight. The Danish powerhouse still has two attempts left to qualify for the IEM Global Challenge.
Vitality came close to winning the title. The French team had only dropped two maps prior to the esports tournament final. After sweeping mousesports, Ninjas in Pyjamas and BIG, Vitality mounted an epic comeback against Astralis to qualify for the final. However, despite securing a 1-0 lead against Heroic, the French team ended its run with a second place. Vitality can still qualify for the IEM Global Challenge based on its ESL Ranking, and will also have another shot at the IEM Beijing EU.
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