Virtus.pro lost the final battle to G2 Esports and settled last in Group B of the DreamHack Valencia 2018. Squad made two defeats, losing to Fragsters squad, which led the group B.
G2 are in the lower bracket finals, where they are going to play for the spot in the main championship. Real competitor for G2 is now Luminosuty Gaming. They already met in the first round, and as a result, the winner was the Brazillians. Best gaming performance in Group A was achieved by Heroic. Second ticket to DH Valencia 2018 will be twisted between AGO Esports and North.
Central phase of DH Valencia 2018 will happen on July 12-14. Total number of participants is 8. Squads will share a prize pool of $100,000.
Team 3DMAX returned to the e-sports arena by signing the French team NOBO. In their first match, they faced the strongest opponent Virtus.pro within DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018. Fight ended with the victory of NOBO with a score of 2:0.
Team 3DMAX was clearly stronger than its Polish opponents. Meeting happened on Cache and Mirage. On the first map, NOBO seized the initiative from the first rounds and ended the map with a score of 16:11. On Mirage, the game was spread to additional rounds (22:18). Finally NOBO took spot in semifinals.
Virtus.pro can still recover themselves by winning the lower grid of the championship. NOBO will meet in semifinals with the winner of the pair OpTic Gaming vs Space Soldiers.
Kevin kRYSTAL Amend is going to be ingameleader and game coordinator of The Imperial at the nearest largest DreamHack Tours 2018 tournament. Information about this appeared on Kevin’s official tweeter-account. We will see whether kRYSTAL will continue to play for The Imperial after the competition, or leave the team.
I will be ingameleading for @theimperialgg in the upcoming DREAMHACK TOURS. Hype
kRYSTALwill place the position of AcilioN, who broke off relations with Imperial from May 2nd. Today Kevin Amend is officially presents the lineup of Sprout. He has been playing for this e-sports squad since December 2017.
DH Tours 2018 championship will happen at Parc des Expositions arena in France on May 19-21. Total prize pool of the event is $100,000. Total number of registered participants is 8. ASTRO Gaming, Monster Energy, Corsair Gaming, ZOWIE BenQ and Intel provide sponsorship.
English broadcasts of DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 Championship got the maximum number of views on Twitch. Among all e-sports disciplines in the period from April 16 to 22, Twitch users watched DH 2018 the most. Total time for viewing the event was 4.2 million hours. Full statistics is available on the official Twitch channel of DreamHack 2018.
A significant contribution to the general performance was made by the Russian-language stream, which came to TOP3 with 1.2 million hours of views. On the second place of the popularity is the Overwatchleague channel.
DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 Championship kicked off on April 18 with a total prize pool of $250,000. Matches were held offline at Le Dôme de Marseille arena in France. In total, 16 teams participated the competition. Final battle happened on April 22 between NaVi and Astralis. Result of the match is 2-0 in favor of the Danes. As winners, Astralis received $100,000, and NaVi’s reward is $50,000. Grand Final fight attracted the attention of 1.4 million people.
You can watch the final match NaVi vs Astralis on video below!