Renegades came from behind to beat Avant Gaming in the upper-bracket final on Thursday and move on to the grand final at the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 - Oceania event.
Avant won the first map in triple overtime, 25-21 on Dust II, but Renegades captured Nuke 16-14 and Inferno 16-7 to advance to Saturday’s final. Under tournament rules, Renegades enter the best-of-five final with a 1-0 map advantage as the winner of the upper bracket.
Christopher “dexter” Nong led Renegades with 83 kills and a plus-17 differential, while Joshua “INS” Potter had 80 kills and a plus-22 advantage.
Euan “Sterling” Moore was the only player with a positive differential for Avant Gaming, posting 76 kills and a plus-16 differential.
With the loss, Avant Gaming dropped into the lower-bracket final. That will be played early Saturday against the winner of Friday’s match between ORDER and Chiefs ESC.
The DreamHack Masters Jonkoping, a $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event, originally was scheduled to be contested with 16 teams June 9-14 in Jonkoping, Sweden. However, the coronavirus pandemic forced the event to move to an online format featuring regional competitions for Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania.
The DreamHack Masters Spring - Ocenia began Wednesday with four teams in a double-elimination playoff bracket, vying for a $20,000 prize pool.
DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 - Oceania prize pool:
1. $10,000, 185 tournament circuit points
—Field Level Media