It’s scary to think, but very soon seven years will come when the first major in CS: GO – DreamHack Winter 2013 has passed. The tournament is so old that we don’t even have its report! Fnatic became the champion, and not all of its players are now continuing their career in Counter-Strike. We are tells what the members of that roster are doing.
What is remarkable about the tournament?
At the dawn of Valve’s CS: GO, it was important to draw the attention of the audience to the shooter. The fact is that many cybersportsmen did not like the game mechanics of Global Offensive, and they reluctantly moved to a new discipline. Two key decisions of the company have changed the situation: the first is to add skins and cases to the shooter, the second is to financially support tournament operators.
The fact is that in the early years of CS: GO, the championship prize pools usually did not exceed $ 40 thousand, but at DreamHack Winter 2013 the teams played six times as much – huge at that time $ 250 thousand. appeared on the winter DreamHack.
The tournament also had a rather slurred format. The championship took only three days, and some teams had to play the decisive matches of the group stage, and then immediately start the fight in the playoffs.
The composition of the participants at the tournament was very impressive. Here are the unbanned iBUYPOWER Esports and KQLY, and SK Gaming with Delpan, and Natus Vincere with kibaken, and not yet signed Virtus.pro Poles from Universal Soldiers, and the notorious Astana Dragons. The best among all was Fnatic.
JW and flusha:
Typically, KRiMZ is credited to JW and flusha as the third, but in 2013 the latter still played for LGB eSports along with dennis and olofmeister. The duo of JW and flusha played a key role in the success of that Fnatic.
As pronax and devilwalk were recognized after the tournament, the team had one or two strategies on each map by force: the team played very simply, but efficiently. The lion’s share of the success of that line-up is the merit of JW (as a result of which he received the MVP medal) and flusha, who played well throughout the tournament. And I must say that since then, little has changed.
Both esportsmen eventually became three-time champions of majors and now continue to perform at the highest level. The duo still represents Fnatic (although for a short while went to GODSENT), with which it holds second place in the HLTV.org ranking. Esportsmen do not like to give out interviews and prefer to stay in the shadow of the media, but they do not become less legendary from this. It is likely that in a couple of years these two will become the same role models as the GeT_RiGhT and f0rest at one time.