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North Win DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 $250,000 CS:GO Tournament – Final Placements

Published: 2/Sep/2018 18:03 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 19:54

by Calum Patterson

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North have topped off their impressive run of form with international tournament win, defeating fellow Danish team, Astralis, in the Grand Final of DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018.

The tournament saw 16 of the top teams from around the world descend on Stockholm for a five day tournament, the last big event before the FaceIt London Major, starting on September 5.

Astralis were the big favorites coming in, but were actually pipped to the top spot in their group by Danish rivals North, who beat them 2-1 in their group stage match.

But Astralis’ confidence wasn’t knocked, as they took down both MiBR (formerly SK) and Ninjas in Pyjamas in pretty dominant 2-0 fashion.

North continued to look equally strong, as they defeated Na’Vi in the quarter finals in a 2-0, before they faced a tougher test against mousesports in the semis.

Mouz had already defeated FaZe Clan, who finished in a disappointing 5-8th. North bettered mousesports in the end however, after being 16-0’d in the first map, they bounced back to win the series 2-1.

And North looked on track to take down Astralis in the Grand Final after a big map one win, and were favorites on map two train.

Astralis though, ever resilient, took train comfortably, 16-6, forcing the third decider map. They also started the stronger on Overpass, map three, but North kept themselves close in the round count, until eventually closing out with a 16-11 win.

DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 – Final Placements

Position Team Prize Money
1st North $100,000
2nd Astralis $50,000
3rd-4th Ninjas in Pyjamas $22,000
3rd-4th mousesports $22,000
5th-8th FaZe Clan $10,000
5th-8th Na’Vi $10,000
5th-8th Heroic $10,000
5th-8th MiBR $10,000
9th-12th TyLoo $2,000
9th-12th Hellraisers $2,000
9th-12th Ghost Gaming $2,000
9th-12th OpTic Gaming $2,000
13th-16th NRG $2,000
13th-16th Fnatic $2,000
13th-16th Grayhound $2,000
13th-16th Gambit $2,000
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Jamppi to Valorant? VAC banned CSGO pro considering switch following legal proceedings

Published: 15/Jan/2021 12:58 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 13:00

by Connor Bennett

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A new report from a Finnish newspaper has suggested that VAC banned CSGO pro Elias ‘Jamppi⁠’ Olkkonen is considering a switch to Valorant as he steps down from ENCE. 

For a few year, Jamppi has been considered as one of Counter-Strike’s biggest rising stars. The 19-year-old was set to join the OG roster following their step into CS:GO, however, that move fell through.

The problem is, the Finnish star has a VAC ban to his name, so, he can’t play in CS:GO’s premier events – the Majors – even though a number of tournament organizers have allowed him to play in their own events.

With him and his family contesting the ban, Jamppi joined ENCE in the hopes that, at some point, he’d be able to play at Majors. However, there have been a few missteps in his argument, and he hasn’t come any closer to having the VAC ban taken away. That, alongside some roster turmoil with ENCE, has got him seemingly considering his options.

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Jamppi was VAC banned in 2015 at the age of 14.

According to a report from the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, the 19-year-old is apparently considering a switch to VALORANT as ENCE considers a number of roster moves.

It comes after a report from DBLTap’s Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis stated that ENCE were in discussions with Danish duo Marco ‘Snappi’ Pfeiffer and Thomas ‘TMB’ Bundsbæk about joining up with their active lineup alongside Aleksi ‘allu⁠’ Jalli, Joonas ‘doto⁠’ Forss, and Tuomas ‘SADDYX⁠’ Louhimaa.

That, ultimately, leaves Jamppi without a spot as the CS:GO 2021 season starts to ramp up in preparation for the PGL Stockholm Major in October.

CS:GO pro Jamppi in ENCE interview
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Jamppi is considering a switch to VALORANT, according to reports.

If he decides to go to VALORANT, as IS reports, Jamppi would join a list of other CS:GO pros who have been banned from playing at a Major – including Joshua ‘steel’ Nissan and Braxton ‘Swag’ Pierce.

As for where he could go, well, there are a few teams who would certainly make space for the 19-year-old – especially if he could show as much promise in the Riot Games shooter as he does in CS:GO. So, we’ll just have to wait and see.