NRG Esports qualified for DreamHack Denver 2017 after defeating Tempo Storm, Denial Esports, and Renegades in the North American qualifier.
16 teams took part in the NA qualifier where NRG received a direct invite. They had a smooth run in the best-of-three single elimination bracket, and finally defeated Tempo Storm in the grand finals 2 to 0.
DreamHack ASTRO Open Denver 2017 is the next CS:GO event held by DH. NRG Esports and HellRaisers obtained the right to participate through the regional qualifiers, while six more teams will be invited shortly. From October 20th to 22nd, a $100,000 prize pool will be up for grabs.
NRG vs Tempo Storm Bo3 recap
The battle started on Overpass, the map selected by Tempo Storm. They lost the pistol round as Terrorists, but had a good start claiming four rounds in the first stages of the game. Afterwards, NRG completely blocked any of their attempts, winning nine rounds in a row, and ending the first half 11 to 4.
The second half was also clearly in their hands, and Tempo only secured a single round by defusing the bomb. Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov was the MVP with 24 kills and a rating of 1.80.
Things went marginally better for Tempo on Cobblestone. They won the first two rounds, but overall NRG prevailed over their defense more often than not, scoring 10:5 as Terrorists.
The second half ended with a 6-6 score. Tempo lost the pistol round, but then successfully attacked and tied the score to 11:11. NRG had the upper hand in the decisive final rounds thanks to the combined efforts of Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte and Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov, who boasted a rating around 1.40.
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Vincenzo is an esports writer with five years of experience. Former head editor for Natus Vincere, he has produced content for DreamHack, FACEIT, DOTAFire, 2P, and more. Follow him on @SkulzDota.