Grayhound defeat Genuine to qualify for DreamHack Masters Malmö
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Australian organisation Grayhound Gaming defeated Genuine Gaming to secure a 3-1 win and their ticket to DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019.
The eight-team tournament saw the underdogs Genuine defeat ORDER in the quarterfinals, Grayhound in the semifinals and Chiefs Esports Club in the upper-bracket final. On each match up, they beat their opponents 2-1, but Grayhound fought through the lower-bracket to secure a rematch in the grand final.
As the upper-bracket team, Genuine had a one map advantage. The best-of-five series began on Train, with Grayhound taking an 8-3 lead. In the second part of the half, Genuine managed to score three more points but lost the last round of the half. The map closed out at 16-6 with 25 kills to new recruit Joshua "INS" Potter who also managed a quad kill.
Mirage received the same 16-6 score after a strong push from Christopher "dexter" Nong which created a lead Genuine could not catch up to after they switched sides.
Finally, on Nuke, Ollie "DickStacy" Tierney managed to secure a hat-trick early on. Genuine tried to make a comeback but failed to enter the bombsite, closing the first half at 13-2. With such a huge lead, Grayhound successfully took the map with the final score, 16-2.
DreamHack Masters Malmö will take place on October 1-6, with only one spot left to fill out of sixteen. The final team will be determined at today's North American Closed Qualifier match between Team Envy and eUnited.