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DreamHack Open: Atlanta 2017 – Binary Dragons top European qualifier

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DreamHack Open: Atlanta 2017 – Binary Dragons top European qualifier

Balkan mix Binary Dragons claimed the victory in the European qualifier for DreamHack Atlanta 2017 to secure tickets for their first big event.

Eight teams competed in the closed European qualifiers for DreamHack Open: Atlanta 2017 which had a single spot to offer at the main event. Four teams were invited directly by DreamHack, whilst four others arrived through open qualifiers including the eventual winners,Serbia Binary Dragons.

The Serbian-Macedonian-Bosnian team’s victory is a sweet surprise however it isn’t the first time the Atlanta qualifiers were shocked, as France Team LDLC failed to make it to the next stage, providing opportunities for underdogs. In the first round of the closed qualifier, Binary Dragons defeated Denmark Team Singularity 2-0 whereas Poland Team Kinguin continued their downwards fashion and lost to Russia Team Spirit. The semi-final saw Binary Dragons moving past Lithuania Playing Ducks 2-1. On the other side of the bracket, Sergey “starix” Ischuk’s Spirit were eliminated by Russia Spartak eSports

The grand final match between Spartak and Binary Dragons ended quite fast, as the latter won the first two maps, de_Mirage and de_Train with 16:12 and 16:5 score lines respectively. The Balkan mixture’s dominance in the grand final reflected the whole qualifier, in which Binary Dragons players topped the stats sheet on almost every match up.

DreamHack Atlanta 2017 is announced to be held on July 21st – 23st with eight teams fighting for their share of the $100,000 prize pool. Binary Dragons are the first confirmed team at the event, with seven more joining them; six invited and the winner of North American qualifier.

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