Fnatic blitzed BIG out of the gate and followed it up with another two wins to earn the championship at Sunday’s grand final of the $100,000 DreamHack Open November 2021.
Fnatic earned $50,000 and 100 Pro Tour points in the process, while BIG got $20,000 and 80 points as runner-up of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament.
A dominating 16-3 victory on Inferno wasn’t insurmountable by itself, but it certainly sent an early message. Fnatic then backed up that early result, winning 16-12 on Vertigo and 16-10 on Ancient.
Fnatic’s opening-map win featured four of five players finishing with positive kills-to-deaths ratios, while BIG had each member of their lineup finish in the negative.
Great Britain’s Owen “smooya” Butterfield led the way with 24 kills vs. 10 deaths (plus-14), while Sweden’s Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson added another 19 kills against just 8 deaths (plus-11).
In Game 2, smooya finished plus-7. He was helped along by Great Britain’s William “mezii” Merriman posting a K-D ratio of 18-13 (plus-5) and Sweden’s Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin racking up 24 kills (plus-3). Nils “k1to” Gruhne of Germany was the top performer for the losing side with 23 kills (plus-2).
On Ancient in Game 3, Brollan paced the winners with 25 kills (plus-9), while KRIMZ had a game-high K-D ratio of 22-12 (plus-10). Johannes “tabseN” Wodarz of Germany notched 24 kills (plus-4) for BIG.
Overall, four of Fnatic’s players finished in the positive on the day, with smooya leading the way at plus-20 and Brollan totaling the most kills with 61.
In the third-place match earlier in the day, MAD Lions defeated forZe 2-1, losing 16-10 on Overpass before rallying for wins on Inferno (16-9) and Vertigo (16-13).
Volodymyr “Woro2k” Veletniuk of Ukraine was the top overall performer for the Lions, finishing plus-18 on 72 kills vs. 54 deaths.
DreamHack Open November 2021 Final Standings
Place, Team, Cash Prize, Points
1st: Fnatic, $50,000, 100 Pro Tour points
2nd: BIG, $20,000, 80
3rd: MAD Lions, $10,000, 40
4th. forZe, $10,000, 40
5th-6th: MOUZ. ENCE, $3,000, 20
7th-8th: Team GamerLegion, Team Spirit, $2,000, 0
–Field Level Media