StarCraft II and Counter-Strike: GO head into finals at DreamHack Bucharest

World’s best players from around the world travel to Romania to compete for over $40,000.


The best StarCraft II players and Counter Strike: Global Offensive teams from around the world have come to Bucharest, Romania to compete for over $40,000 at DreamHack’s Open Bucharest event.

The final day of competition has now arrived for what is said to be the most competitive DreamHack StarCraft II tournament in the event’s long history. Players competing this weekend include Blizzard WCS Season 1 Champion Lee “INnoVation” Shin Hyung, Artur “Nerchio” Bloch, Lee “Jaedong” Jae Dong, Samuli “elfi” Sihvonen, Song “HerO” Hyeon Deok, Lee “Life” Seung Hyun, and Mun “MMA” Seong Won, and are among the final 16 players remaining. Brood War legend and favorite Lee “Flash” Young Ho was eliminated in the first day of competition, with losses to MMA and Jung “YugiOh” Seung Il.

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The winner of the StarCraft II tournament will earn $9,240, and 750 WCS points to help in their quest to qualify for the WCS Grand Finals at BlizzCon later this year.

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament has only four teams remaining, featuring reigning Swedish champions Ninjas in Pyjamas led by Christopher “GeT_RiGhT Alesund, Ukraine’s Na’Vi and Astana Dragons, and Sweden’s Lemondogs. Each of the teams dispatched their opponents convincingly 2-0 in the quarterfinals, while Lemondogs eliminated fellow countrymen Fnatic from the event in what was the biggest upset from the first day of competition.

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Both tournaments resume in the morning hours of Sunday, September 15, beginning at 5 a.m. EST/2 a.m. PST. Watch the StarCraft II event at DreamHack’s Twitch channel, and CS:GO also through Twitch.

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Image credit: Helena Kristiansson, eSportPhoto.

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StarCraft II and Counter-Strike: GO head into finals at DreamHack Bucharest” was posted by Rod Breslau on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 19:43:12 -0700
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