Awesome tournament once again. Unfortunately this time around I could only catch the games on Saturday, the semis and the grand final. The Friday replays were awesome.
Steam was integrated with Twitch so that you could watch the stream on Twitch (dreamhackcsgo) and get some drops. Picking the winners in the pools by buying stickers was a clever move. What's cool about that is that it contributes to the prize pool of the tournament. I like that you can use the stickers after the tournament too. The NiP (Ninjas in Pyjamas) sticker is going on my favourite pistol, the Five-Seven.
The grand final was between NiP and LCDC and it went to overtime, very close and LCDC won it in the end. The maps were Dust2, Inferno, Overpass. I haven't seen Overpass in a tournament setting and it's great to see the strategies for it. But it seemed like the predominant strategy for Overpass was to head to site A and then smoke/flash as much as possible and get picks and charge. Very site A-oriented and not too much variety, hell of a thing to watch though.
Click here to check out Team LCDC's roster/profile.
Click here to check out Ninjas In Pyjamas roster/profile. They had a new player on board this time around.