Team Vitality Fails To Claim Dreamhack Atlanta Finals Trophy
Posted 21st November 2018 By: Derpina    148 Views
Esports News – French team Vitality secured their spot in the DreamHack Open Atlanta grand final after beating compLexity Gaming 2-1 in the semi-finals (12-16 on Dust2, 16-6 on Train, and 16-8 on Nuke). This is the team’s first Major CSGO win, but they’ve also dominated some notable qualifiers earlier this year such as the WESG 2018 North-West-Europe, LOOT.Bet Cup #3, and DreamHack’s European Qualifier. However, the fairy tale ending did not materialize for team Vitality as the faced giants Luminosity in the finals. Before giving credit to the DreamHack Open Atlanta champions, we take a look at how Vitality fought their way to the finals.
Vitality to the finals
Before Team Vitality and compLexity Gaming reached their final match, they had to pass through CSGO teams Ghost Gaming, Luminosity Gaming, eUnited, Rouge, Team Envy, and Fragsters in the group stage and playoffs.
The final battle then started on Dust2 where both teams responded with strong team fights. Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer from Vitality surprised their opponents with a triple-kill in the first pistol set on the CT side. Complexity answered with two strong executions and snatched away Vitality’s advantage over their map pick. After Vitality called in two tactical pauses, compLexity only lost a few rounds before ending the game.
Vitality got back on track on their opponents’ map pick, Train. The team secured the first six rounds in a row as Counter-Terrorists. compLexity only scored one point during the halftime as Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut led his team to 27 straight kills. Vitality then wrapped the round with a 16-6 score.
Nuke, the decider map, started out with Vitality as the Terrorists and compLexity as the Counter-Terrorists. compLexity took the 5-1 early lead. In response, ZywOo led the charge once again to help Vitality reduced their deficit to a single round. They successfully forced Complexity’s Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz to call a tactical pause.
Vitality lost another round, and the tally eventually reached 8-7— in favor of compLexity. Vitality clearly didn’t lose hope as they kept breaking through the opponent’s defenses to take the leading scores back to their advantage. After their fifth pistol series round and another anti-eco, Vitality lost the third round in a 3v2 situation when Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker executed three straight kills. Fortunately, Nathan ‘NBK-‘ Schmitt shut down compLexity’s team members and sealed the scores at 16-8, letting ZyWOo dominate the final scoreboard with 31 kills.
- Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut
- Dan ‘apEX’ Madesclaire
- Nathan ‘NBK-‘ Schmitt
- Vincent ‘Happy’ Schopenhauer
- Cédric ‘RpK’ Guipouy