North Are the Winners of DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018
North managed to defeat Astralis in the grand finals of DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 with the score of 2-1 to become the champions of the $250,000 event.
The event was held on August 29 – September 2 in Stockholm, Sweden and featured 16 competing teams. First, they were split into four groups with GSL format, and then top two teams from each group advanced to a single-elimination playoffs bracket with best-of-three series.
Both North and Astralis qualified for playoffs from Group A, where North placed first by defeating TyLoo and Astralis, while Astralis placed second – they started with a victory against Grayhound Gaming, and after being defeated by North they managed to outplay TyLoo. To reach the grand finals North won against Natus Vincere (2-0) and mousesports (2-1), while Astralis defeated MIBR (2-0) and Ninjas in Pyjamas (2-0). In the grand final North, despite being complete underdogs, emerged victorious with the score of 2-1 (16:1 at Dust II; 6:16 at Train; 16:11 at Overpass).
|Group A||Group B|
|1.||North||2-0 (59-50)||1.||Ninjas in Pyjamas||2-0 (59-47)|
|2.||Astralis||2-1 (104-74)||2.||Natus Vincere||2-1 (104-92)|
|3.||TyLoo||1-2 (67-78)||3.||Ghost Gaming||1-2 (87-103)|
|4.||Grayhound Gaming||0-2 (20-48)||4.||NRG Esports||0-2 (52-60)|
|Group C||Group D|
|1.||FaZe Clan||2-0 (51-26)||1.||MIBR||2-0 (48-25)|
|2.||Heroic||2-1 (103-95)||2.||mousesports||2-1 (62-58)|
|3.||OpTic Gaming||1-2 (64-85)||3.||HellRaisers||1-2 (70-83)|
|4.||Fnatic||0-2 (44-56)||4.||Gambit Esports||0-2 (42-56)|
|3rd-4th||$22,000||Ninjas in Pyjamas, mousesports|
|5th-8th||$10,000||Heroic, MIBR, FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere|
|9th-12th||$2,000||TyLoo, Ghost Gaming, OpTic Gaming, HellRaisers|
|13th-16th||$2,000||Grayhound Gaming, NRG Esports, Fnatic, Gambit Esports|