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Astralis Defeats mousesports, Wins DreamHack Masters Winter 2020: Europe

After a week-long competition, DreamHack Masters Winter 2020: Europe’s champions have been crowned. World’s Number 4, Astralis, claimed the victory by defeating mousesports with a 3-1 in the grand final. Other than 400 Pro Tour points, the Denmark-based team also earned $60,000.

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The event consisted of sixteen teams, ten of which were invited alongside two qualified teams. There were two seperate groups which featured eight teams each in the tournament, and group stage matches were played as best-of-threes. After twenty matches in the group stage, Heroic, Gambit Esports, Complexity, Cloud9, Astralis, mousesports, Furia Esports and GODSENT managed to advance to the playoffs.

Unlike the group stage, playoffs didn’t have a lower-bracket, but the matches were played as best-of-three. While Astralis managed to participate in the grand final by beating Gambit Esports and FURIA Esports without dropping a single map, mousesports qualified by surpassing Cloud9 and GODSENT, who gave mousesports hard-fought battles in the semifinal.

The grand final of DreamHack Masters Winter 2020: Europe was best-of-five, however Astralis didn’t need the fifth map thanks to their AWPer Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz. 

The series started in Train as the first pick of mousesports. Even though it was picked by mousesports, Astralis was the one who crushed their opponent in Train with a 16-5 score. Dev1ce began his show here ending the map with a 1.81 rating.

We usually don’t see a team getting swept in their own map. Well, we witnessed it twice in this series, as mousesports took revenge by defeating Astralis with a 16-3 in Inferno, which was picked by the Danish team. All members of mousesports finished the map above 1.00 rating.

Finally, we were able to watch a head-to-head competition in the third match. The one who played better CT side was Astralis, and they grabbed the second victory with a 16-13 in Nuke. Dev1ce had the best rating in this map with 1.47.

In the fourth map, Vertigo, mousesports put up a real fight not to lose the final, but they were out of breath in the overtime. Despite ropz’s 35 frags, Astralis reached the crown with 3-1, after beating mousesports in Vertigo 22-19.

The grand final’s MVP was determined as dev1ce, who had a 1.52 K/D ratio alongside 93.6 ADR. Congratulations to Astralis for their hard work.

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