BIG has taken down Renegades 2-0 to win DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020.
BIG has taken down Renegades 2-0 to win DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020. The Germans debut event results in a victory after acquiring two new players in Nils "k1to" Gruhne and Florian "syrsoN" Rische from fellow German organization Sprout.
The Germans' victory over Renegades was a very convincing one. They took map one on Mirage easily with a 16-5 win and Dust2 with a closer 16-12 win. k1to did extremely well in this final series, but long-time BIG member Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz was on fire for the entirety of the tournament.
While Renegades came in heart-breaking second place, the roster showed unexpected resilience and skill that I believe many people didn't expect. Christopher "dexter" Nong showed up for the Australians and had a stellar tournament performance. While Renegades were unable to best BIG in either of the two series against the squad, they did take down teams like Cloud9, twice, and MAD Lions.
Here are the final standings and prizes for DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020:
1. BIG - $50,000 and DreamHack Masters Jönköping spot
2. Renegades - $20,000
3-4. Heroic - $10,000
3-4. MAD Lions - $10,000
5-6. Cloud9 - $5,000
5-6. North - $5,000
7-8. Virtus.pro - $2,000
7-8. Sprout - $2,000
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