North Are the Winners of DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018
2018-09-03

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 Stage:

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)

Playoffs Bracket:

Tournament Results:

Place $ USD Team
1st $100,000 North
2nd $50,000 Astralis
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