DreamHack Winter 2017 Ends With Sweeps
Posted 4th December 2017 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff    197 Views
The 3-day festival in Sweden, DreamHack Winter 2017, capped off with newly crowned CS:GO and Dota 2 champions. CIS-region team, Natus Vincere swept their way to win the DreamHack Astro CS:GO champion while Team Secret also dominated Team Liquid to reign as the new DreamLeague Dota 2 champions.
DreamHack Astro Open
Na’Vi and Gambit met in the finals round of the CS:GO tournament segment of the convention. But it was Na’Vi who completely obliterated mouseesports in 2 straight matches and came out as champions. Na’Vi was second in Group A after losing the Group A Winners match against Gambit, but won their group decider match against Heroic to advance to the playoff rounds. It was the same story for mouseesports who had to win decider matches to advance to the semis round. But both teams swept their semis round matches to enter the Grand Finals unblemished.
It was s1mple who carried Na’Vi the entire time coming up with clutch 1 versus 4 round wins and was crowned MVP of the team. S1mple averaged a whopping 31 kills per map, which proves why Na’Vi won against mousesports.
Natus Vincere only needed Cobblestone and Inferno maps to win as champions and took home a $50,000 cash prize.
DreamLeague Season 8
The return of the Dota 2 tournament in the annual convention turned out great. Team Secret performed well and overwhelmed The International 7 champions, Team Liquid, in their DreamLeague Season 8 grand finals after two straight matches.
The Europeans, Team Secret, completely dominated the tournament which features top and heavy Dota 2 teams, Newbee, Na’Vi, Liquid, and others. Secret entered the playoffs unscathed after sweeping Evil Geniuses and Newbee to advance to the Winner’s finals. The Europeans beat champions, Liquid twice to win in their best-of-five grand finals series and took home $500,000 in prizes along with a hefty 750 Pro-Circuit points.
Secret controlled the majority of matches, especially during the finals against Liquid. The champions could not get their break against the overpowering Secret. The Europeans in Team Secret proved that they have what it takes to be a top team in competitive Dota 2, and surely threatened Liquid’s spot as the top team.
In all, DreamHack Winder 2017 ends without disappointing audiences. This ensures that next year’s event will be one that features more edge-of-your-seat moments from start to finish.