DreamHack Open Summer 2018: The Imperial Defeated OpTic Gaming in the Finals
In the grand finals of a major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament DreamHack Open Summer 2018 the European team The Imperial defeated their opponents from North America OpTic Gaming with the 2-0 score, taking home the champions trophy and $50,000 in prize money.
The event took place on June 16-18 in Jönköping, Sweden at Elmia Convention Center. It featured eight participating teams, six of them received direct invites – AGO Esports, Gambit Esports, Red Reserve, North, OpTic Gaming and Renegades, while the other two teams qualified from Europe and North America – The Imperial and compLexity Gaming respectively. They were seeded into two GSL groups, with top two teams from each group advancing to the single-elimination playoffs bracket with best-of-three matches.
The Imperial secured the first place in Group A by defeating North (16:12) and AGO (16:4), while OpTic climbed to the top of Group B by outplaying Gambit (16:7) and compLexity (16:5). In the semifinals The Imperial defeated Gambit 2-0, and North lost to OpTic (1-2). In the grand finals Imperial showed a confident play at Overpass, where they won 16:7, and later proceeded to win at Mirage 16:12 and close the series in their favor.
|Group A||Group B|
|1.||The Imperial||2-0||32-16||1.||OpTic Gaming||2-0||32-12|
|3.||AGO Esports||1-2||72-87||3.||compLexity Gaming||1-2||44-53|
|3rd-4th||$10,000||North, Gambit Esports|
|5th-6th||$3,000||AGO Esports, compLexity Gaming|
|7th-8th||$2,000||Red Reserve, Renegades|