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.
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!