Nick J. January 21, 2020
Gen.G, Complexity Gaming, and forZe took the final three spots at DreamHack Open Anaheim.
Gen.G defeated Choas Esports Club and Riot Squad to earn their spot at the event. With Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand finally in the server, Gen.G's long-awaited roster rolled through the closed qualifiers with ease to snag their first tournament spot this year.
The squad only lost a single map, thanks in part to a tremendous performance from BnTeT. The former TYLOO player led Gen.G with 95.5 average damage per round and a 1.28 rating against Chaos EC and posted similar stats against Riot Squad.
Gen.G looked much better at the Anaheim closed qualifiers then they have at their recent appearances in the IEM Katowice 2020 and DreamHack Open Leipzig qualifiers. A concerning factor is that BnTeT's dominance was instrumental in Gen.G's win.
If BnTet has an off day, will the rest of Gen.G follow suit?
Complexity and forZe also through to DreamHack Anaheim
Meanwhile, Complexity continues to improve under in-game leader Benjamin "blameF" Bremmer. The Dane didn't just call the shots en route to a Complexity win, however. blameF put up a whopping +18 kill differential while posting a 103.5 ADR and a 1.57 rating against eUnited.
He was second only to former Cloud9 rifler Will "RUSH" Wierzba, who also performed well in the closed qualifiers, clutching out several rounds for Complexity. The team only dropped a single map in the playoffs on their way to the second spot.
Across the pond, forZe took down Team Heroic 2-0 in the finals of Anaheim's European closed qualifiers and took the last of Europe's slots for the tournament. forZe outclassed Heroic's Casper "cadiaN" Møller through the two maps to take the win over the Betway tournament favorites.
Gen.G, Complexity, and forZe join FURIA, MIBR, ENCE, North, and Endpoint to round the attendees for DreamHack Open Anaheim. The $100,000 tournament takes place in Anaheim, California and runs from February 21 to February 23.