Renegades and Heroic each won their decider matches in their respective groups on Saturday in the DreamHack Open 2020 Leipzig in Germany.
Both teams advanced to a spot in Sunday’s semifinal round of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, with Renegades set to face MAD Lions while Heroics will tangle with BIG.
In a Group A elimination match, Cloud9 posted a 2-0 decision over Virtus.pro after recording a 16-4 victory in Overpass and a 16-7 win in Dust II.
Cloud 9 was unable to continue that momentum as they dropped a 2-0 decision to Renegades, who collected a 16-7 win in Inferno and a 16-12 victory in Dust II.
In a Group B elimination match, Heroic defeated Sprout for the second time in the tournament after recording a 2-0 decision on Saturday. Heroic, who also defeated Sprout in their opening match, won on Saturday after notching a 16-6 victory in Inferno and 16-13 win in Nuke.
Heroic went on to overcome a slow start and post a 2-1 victory over North. Heroics dropped the first game 16-10 in Nuke before battling back to post a 22-19 victory in Overpass and 16-2 win in Train.
The semifinal winners will meet in the best-of-three Grand Final, also on Sunday.
The eight elite CS:GO teams are seeking a piece of the $100,000 prize pool, with $50,000 going to the champion.
DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 prize pool
5-6. $3,000 — Cloud9, North
7-8. $2,000 — Sprout, Virtus.pro
—Field Level Media