FURIA and Valiance proved to be a force to be reckoned with in the DreamHack Open Rio 2019. The Brazilian and European teams secured their spot in the semifinals last night. They accomplished this feat after defeating INTZ and W7M Gaming in the last game of the group phase. The two teams will compete against Sharks Esports and AVANGAR in the playoffs that will take place on a Sunday evening. Meanwhile, in the Monday Morning, we will have our Dreamhack Open champion. See below for the highlights of the second day of the event.
FURIA Dominates eUnited
In the first game of the day, FURIA completely outplayed eUnited and won the elimination match 2-0. This result guaranteed that will proceed to the next phase of the championship. The Brazilians triumphed after an incredible performance on Inferno (16-13) in the first game. Andrei “arT” Piovezan was absolutely brutal, while, Kaike “KSCERATO” Cerato got an ace for his team. After their victory on Inferno, the Panthers wasted no time in the second game and secured a 16-8 victory on Nuke.
ESTAMOS NAS SEMIFINAIS! #DHRIO19
— FURIA (@FURIA) April 21, 2019
W7M and Redemption Eliminated
W7M Gaming and Redemption eSports had their fair share of hard luck. The runners-up of the Gamers Club Masters, W7M showed technical superiority and eliminated the Gaucho organization 2-0. The team led by Rafael ” raafa ” Lima closed the series with a dominating 16-0 ( Overpass ) and 16-8 (Inferno). Even with this incredible victory, W7M couldn’t qualify for the next phase of the competition. Since Valiance beat the Brazilians 2-0. W7M was outplayed in both games of the series as they were beaten 16-7 on Inferno and 16-8 on Nuke.
In the third match of the day, FURIA returned to the stage to confirm its spot in the semifinal. After a series of great performances from Yuri “yuurih” Santos, who was the MVP of the game, the Panthers beat INTZ, 2-0. INTZ had no reply to the aggressive tactics of FURIA, as this decider series was finished in less than 45 minutes. The Panthers won 16-3 on Nuke and 16-4 on Train. This defeat means the elimination of INTZ from the competition.
After really rough matches we made it to semi finals in @DreamHack Rio. Gg’s @W7MGaming
— Rokas Milasauskas (@EspiranToCSGO) April 20, 2019
Valiance ended the Saturday evening on a high note after beating Redemption for the last playoff spot. The Europeans reigned supreme and gave no chance to the Brazilians as they won 2-0. Nemanja “huNter” Kovač was absolutely brilliant for his team. Valiance won 16-7 on Inferno and 16-8 on Nuke.
Who Will Prevail In Rio?
Now, Sharks will take on FURIA in the first semifinal. While AVANGAR will be hoping to win against Valiance. A couple of hours after the semifinals, we will have our tournament winner. All of the matches including the final will take place in the best of three format.
DreamHack Rio is the first big CS: GO event held in the capital of Rio de Janeiro. The competition began last Friday at the Parque Olímpico da Barra, with eight teams in contention. The winner of the tournament will take home $ 50,000