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North American teams stumble in Valencia
Though both CLG Red and Dignitas fe looked strong coming out of the gates, they fell to European opposition in their second matches.
Written by: tolkienfanatic    July 5th 2019 2:31 pm    #DreamHack #DreamHackShowdown #CLGRed #Dignitas #FOREVER21 #Besiktas #DemiseFe #7PMFe #OrangeSphynx  

refinnej and CLG Red couldn't get it done against Besiktas

The first day of play of DreamHack Showdown has concluded in Valencia, Spain, with the three North American sides present having a mixed bag of results.

Dignitas fe kicked off the event with authority, absolutely battering the Malaysian ladies of Orange.Sphynx 16-2. It was Amanda "rain" Smith leading the way for her team, followed by stand-in Melisa "Theia" Mundorff.

DreamHack Showdown
Best of one map
Dignitas fe
16 - 2
Orange.Sphynx
de_train 16 - 2 de_train

Next up was the all-North American match of CLG Red up against FOREVER 21, the latter of which with benched CLG member Benita "bENITA" Novshadian in tow. Despite bENITA's side securing the opening pistol, the rest of the half was all CLG Red as trial member Catherine "CAth" Leroux helped them to a 12-3 lead.

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After winning the second pistol CLG Red looked poised to close out the map, but Klaudia "klaudia" Beczkiewicz and FOREVER 21 were able to string some rounds together to reach 15-9 before capitulating.

DreamHack Showdown
Best of one map
CLG Red
16 - 9
FOREVER 21
de_overpass 16 - 9 de_overpass

The Group A winners match between Dignitas fe and Demise fe was as close as possible, with the Europeans slightly leading 8-7 at the half. Dignitas would take the second pistol, but immediately lose the following round, sending Demise on a six-round streak to push their lead to 14-8. Dignitas followed this up with seven rounds in a row of their own, but were unable to claim the final round, thus seeing the match go to overtime.

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Three overtimes later, despite a phenomenal showing from Theia and rain, Dignitas fe were cast down to the lower bracket by Vanessa "Nessa" Ahlström and Demise fe.

DreamHack Showdown
Best of one map
Dignitas fe
23 - 25
Demise fe
de_dust2 23 - 25 de_dust2

The final match of the day saw CLG Red pitted against Besiktas. Showing signs of their form from when they were the best female team in the world, it was the European squads' match the whole time, with Petra "Petra" Stoker leading the way.

DreamHack Showdown
Best of one map
Besiktas
16 - 8
CLG Red
de_train 16 - 8 de_train

Today's results sets up the following matches for tomorrow:

my Orange.Sphynx vs. eu Copenhagen Flames fe 5 AM EDT
cn 7PM fe vs. nam FOREVER 21 8 AM EDT
us Dignitas fe vs. world O.S/CPH Flames winner 11 AM EDT
us CLG Red vs. world 7PM/FOREVER 21 winner 2 PM EDT

All remaining matches in the event will be best-of-three. Already in the playoffs and awaiting the winners of tomorrow's decider matches are Demise fe and Besiktas.

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