vice led the way for Rogue in the final series of the night

Rogue discover DreamHack Austin spot after defeating The Pioneers

Three best-of-three series victories later, Rogue have become the first North American team to make their way to Austin.

Rogue have claimed the North American qualification slot for DreamHack Open Austin after a gruelling day of Counter Strike that saw them take down Etherian, F1-racecar-PEEK, and The Pioneers in series play. They join Fragsters, who secured the European qualification slot earlier today by defeating GODSENT in the finals.

Two close maps early in the day against Etherian gave way to a swift victory over F1-racecar-PEEK for Spencer "Hiko" Martin and co., resulting in their final bout against the newly formed Pioneers.

Rogue
2 - 0
Etherian
All maps
Rogue K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller 57 - 38 +19 83.5 76.9% 1.32
United States Daniel 'vice' Kim 55 - 39 +16 84.1 81.5% 1.29
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims 48 - 39 +9 84.2 72.3% 1.23
Canada Anthony 'gMd' Guimond 41 - 47 -6 77.5 70.8% 1.04
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin 42 - 45 -3 72.7 72.3% 1.03
Etherian K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Jack 'xCeeD' Holiman 51 - 47 +4 82.8 67.7% 1.11
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green 49 - 48 +1 74.3 61.5% 1.03
Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey 41 - 54 -13 80.8 72.3% 0.99
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy 37 - 47 -10 64.7 72.3% 0.91
United States Joshua 'Hunter' Madore 30 - 47 -17 52.3 60.0% 0.68

The Pioneers had a more difficult path to the finals as they were forced to fight through compLexity and eUnited. After two close maps against the ESL Pro League squad, The Pioneers found themselves facing eUnited in a series that went the distance, pulling through on Overpass and Train after losing the first map in overtime. 

The Pioneers
2 - 1
eUnited
All maps
The Pioneers K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado 76 - 62 +14 87.8 79.6% 1.26
United States Chad 'Oderus' Miller 66 - 62 +4 73.5 67.7% 1.13
United States Tyler 'tweiss' Weiss 62 - 64 -2 74.9 72.0% 1.04
Canada Connor 'CONNOR93' Glover 65 - 63 +2 70.1 72.0% 1.01
United States Ryan 'GRAMPZ' Baber 54 - 67 -13 72.1 69.9% 0.94
eUnited K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Canada Kaleb 'moose' Jayne 83 - 66 +17 89.5 73.1% 1.23
United States Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver 73 - 60 +13 73.0 68.8% 1.08
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulino 56 - 65 -9 71.3 71.0% 0.99
United States Brandon 'Ace' Winn 54 - 62 -8 63.5 74.2% 0.99
United States Will 'dazzLe' Loafman 52 - 70 -18 71.4 68.8% 0.96

Rogue showed no signs of slowing down against The Pioneers after playing two best-of-three matches, with the first map going in their favor 16-6. Overpass had a similar start as Hiko and co. found themselves up 12-3 after a T side start, but struggled to close the map out as The Pioneers fought back on their own T side.

In the end, an unfortunate teamkill allowed Rogue to secure match point, and a last minute disconnect from Edgar "MarKE" Jiminez assured that the comeback dream would not come to fruition. 

Rogue
2 - 0
The Pioneers
All maps
Rogue K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Daniel 'vice' Kim 47 - 24 +23 107.6 91.7% 1.63
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller 49 - 22 +27 87.1 81.2% 1.63
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims 35 - 29 +6 88.5 79.2% 1.31
Canada Anthony 'gMd' Guimond 33 - 29 +4 69.3 79.2% 1.21
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin 27 - 22 +5 66.4 83.3% 1.13
The Pioneers K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Bryan 'MAKKA' Drouillard 0 - 1 -1 - 96.2% 1.03
United States Tyler 'tweiss' Weiss 33 - 38 -5 71.0 60.4% 0.88
Canada Connor 'CONNOR93' Glover 31 - 42 -11 67.4 56.2% 0.80
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado 22 - 33 -11 58.7 60.4% 0.77
United States Chad 'Oderus' Miller 22 - 40 -18 47.3 56.2% 0.66
United States Ryan 'GRAMPZ' Baber 18 - 40 -22 52.4 56.2% 0.61

With their slot at Austin secured, Rogue now awaits the announcement of the six invited teams who will join them and Fragsters in June to play for $100,000.

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April 15, 2018 11:09PM
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April 16, 2018 05:52PM
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it really do be like that sometimes
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