North Are the Winners of DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018

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
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