The second installment of the Dreamhack Summer qualifier series started very smoothly for the semi-finalists, Qualifier #1 runner-ups PC Master Race, Publiclir, LEGO, and SUAVE -gaming. While PC Master Race took a bye due to only 7 teams being seeded out of 8 slots, their fellow semi-finalists comfortably spanked their opponents in 2 maps in their series.
Those eliminated in the quarter-finals were dd + 5 abs, Team Infamous, and Comfortably Spanked, formerly known as Team Infused. The least comfortable game was Publiclir’s meeting on Gullywash against fellow Premiership team dd + 5 abs, who they also faced in the ETF2L Season 23 Playoffs. After losing 1 - 6 on Sunshine just prior to Gullywash, dd + 5 abs were able to tie the game up at 2 - 2 at the end of regulation time, but ultimately lost out in the golden cap round.
In the semi-final match between active Premiership team LEGO and formerly active Premiership team SUAVE, the teams went the distance on Granary Pro, tieing at 2 - 2 and forcing a golden cap. Despite SUAVE’s pre-tournament inactivity, their experience shined through, helping them take the map in overtime. Following Granary Pro was Gullywash. LEGO kept on fighting but could not deliver, allowing SUAVE to take the map and series with 6 rounds to 3.
On the other side of the bracket, PC Master Race and Publiclir traded one map apiece and started on the series’ tiebreaker map before LEGO and SUAVE finished their first map. After a 4 - 1 win on Badlands for PC Master Race, Publiclir swung the momentum in their favor, closing out the series with a 4 - 0 win on Snakewater and a closer 5 - 2 win on Process to earn themselves a spot in the grand finals.
SUAVE and Publiclir’s matchup started strong with a close 5 - 3 matchup on Snakewater in SUAVE’s favor. In the following map on Badlands, SUAVE really came out to play. SUAVE took the map, series, and tournament with a strong 5 - 0 over Publiclir, featuring a solo cap by their medic Mirelin.
The results for this qualifier are:
- 1st: SUAVE
- 2nd: Publiclir
- 3rd - 4th: PC Master Race, LEGO
- 5th - 7th: dd + 5 abs, Team Infamous, Comfortably Spanked
With the first 2 DreamHack Summer qualifier tournaments in the books, there are still 2 qualifier tournaments left. Both tournaments have €1,000 and an invite to DreamHack Summer awaiting each tournament’s winning teams.
Invited to the 3rd DreamHack Summer Closed Qualifier are:
- PC Master Race