CS:GO action in Colorado

Fans of Valve’s first-person-shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive had a lot to be excited about this weekend.  While the Mile High city didn’t host a football game this Sunday a different kind of sporting event took place from October 20th-22nd in the form of the DreamHack ASTRO Open CS: GO tournament.  The Denver spot features as just one stop in the 2017 tour of nine DreamHack festivals taking place across six countries.  CS: GO action in Colorado this weekend starred eight teams and had $100,000 up for grabs in prize money, $50,000 of which would go to the first-place team.  The stage was set for exciting knife kills, bomb plants, and ninja plays. 

Some big names from well-known teams showcased their skills over the weekend.  Large organizations including Cloud9, Renegades, and Mousesports faced off against the relatively new but talented BIG from Germany.  Opposite these names were the teams NRG, CLG, Tempo Storm, and the European LDLC. 

The bullets flew across all three days of the DreamHack.  Pool play took place on Friday followed by elimination matches on Saturday and the finals Sunday.  Tournament play defined by stunning professional skill all three days with notable performances from teams BIG and Cloud9 created several tense moments.  It was no surprise then that Sunday the final became an international contest between these teams with the American Cloud9 taking on the German BIG.  Cloud9 ended up winning in spectacular fashion with a final result of 0-2 to take home the $50,000 prize.  In the style of the NFC however, it was the semi-final that was the most exciting match of the weekend.  Cloud9 played against Mousesports for a hard-fought win which went into double overtime. 

The final results from the DreamHack Denver website are:

  • 1st – Cloud9
  • 2nd – BIG
  • 3rd & 4th – Renegades, Mousesports
  • 5th & 6th – LDLC, CLG
  • 7th & 8th – Tempo Storm, NRG

 

All of the matches are worth a watch and are available on YouTube via DreakHack’s channel: 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFgN2cxFuqq41U2LS92dpJg

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James 'CorporalV' Verzuh was a real corporal once. Now he's an archaeologist and writes about esports.