CS:GO: Extra Salt Wins The DreamHack Open March NA Challenge

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CS:GO: Extra Salt Wins The DreamHack Open March NA Challenge

Extra Salt Overpower Team paiN at DH Open March NA Finals.

Extra Salt defeated Team paiN in the DreamHack Open March 2021: North America challenge held on Sunday. Booking their place at the Intel Extreme Masters XVI Summer event, scheduled for June 3-13. They'll join VOYVODA, Complexity Gaming and Heroic who already secured spots through the European qualifiers. They'll also be competing in the FunSpark ULTI 2020 Europe Final to be held April 19-26.

An impressive performance from Extra Salt

ES who did not lose a map in the playoffs. And they only lost a single map during the entire event. Wrapping things up after winning the championship with an incredible win with a reward of $35,000 USD and 100 Pro Tour points. As the runner-up Team paiN were awarded $15,000 USD and 80 Pro Tour points in the tournament.

Josh “oSee” Ohm ended the event as the highest-rated player. He played a big role in ensuring the win of Extra Salt; scoring a rating of 1.38.

PaiN did manage an amazing start on Inferno, racing ahead to an 8-2 lead on the offense of their chosen map. But then oSee scored a triple kill, bringing Extra Salt back in the lead game and ending the map with 16:12.

Both teams kept competing at the onset of Trainbut it ended as Extra Salt’s victory with results 16:13. The last map Mirage was the closest one with 16:14 win in favor of Extra Salt.

oSee stood out in the match with 79 kills, including a massive 30 kill-death differential, ensuring that win for Extra Salt. Wesley “hardzao” Lopes led the paiN team with 71 kills and 12 kill-death differential.

The Scoreboard for Extra Salt vs paiN Gaming, Best of 5 series.Scoreboard: Extra Salt vs paiN Gaming, Best of 5 series.

Osee, Aran “Sonic” Groesbeek and Justin “FaNg” Coakley were already a part of the Extra Salt roster. But Edgar “MarKE” Maldonado, A veteran in NA CS having played on Chaos, Swole Patrol, EUnited and NRG over the past 5 years, only joined Extra Salt in March.

Extra Salt is currently ranked 24 in the world.

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