Cloud9 swept Gen.G Esports on Saturday to secure second place in Group B in the DreamHack Masters Spring - North America event.
Both Cloud9 (2-1) and Gen.G -- who claimed third place in Group B with a 1-2 record -- advance to the lower bracket of the playoffs.
The DreamHack Masters Jonkoping, a $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event, originally was scheduled to be contested with 16 teams June 9-14 in Jonkoping, Sweden. However, the coronavirus pandemic forced the event to move to an online format featuring regional competitions for Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania.
The DreamHack Masters Spring - North America, which saw Group A play finish on May 24, includes eight teams vying for a $100,000 prize pool. The sides were divided into two four-team groups for round-robin play consisting of best-of-three matches.
Both group winners advance to the upper bracket of the double-elimination playoffs, and the second- and third-place teams from each group enter the lower bracket of the playoffs. All matches in the playoffs, scheduled for June 8-14, will be best-of-three, except for the best-of-five final.
The DreamHack Masters Spring - Europe bracket, with 16 teams competing for $160,000, started last week and runs through June 14. The four-team tournaments for both Asia and Oceania, each with a $20,000 prize pool, are scheduled for June 2-7.
In the North American region, FURIA Esports won Group A to advance to the upper-bracket final. Team Liquid and MIBR finished second and third, respectively, in Group A.
100 Thieves won group Group B and advanced to the upper-bracket final against FURIA.
On Saturday, C9 took Dust II 16-14 and completed the sweep with a 16-9 win on Train. C9's Ricky "floppy" Kemery led all players with 53 kills and a plus-19 kill-death differential. The next best player on C9 finished with an even K-D differential.
Timothy "autimatic" Ta led Gen.G with 48 kills and a plus-10 K-D differential.
DreamHack Masters Spring - North America final group standings, with win-loss record and point differential:
1. FURIA Esports, 3-0, plus-17
2. Team Liquid, 1-2, plus-17
3. MIBR, 1-2, minus-9
4. Chaos Esports Club, 1-2, minus-25
1. 100 Thieves, 2-1, plus-28
2. Cloud9, 2-1, minus-3
3. Gen.G Esports, 1-2, minus-18
4. Evil Geniuses, 1-2, minus-7
DreamHack Masters Spring -- North America prize pool, with money winnings and Pro Tour points
1. $40,000, 320 points
2. $20,000, 190 points
3. $15,000, 130 points
4. $10,000, 85 points
5-6. $5,000, 55 points
7-8. $2,500, no points -- Chaos Esports Club, Evil Geniuses
--Field Level Media