Caroline Rutledge

Caroline Rutledge

Caroline is an esports journalist focusing on CS:GO. Starting out as a casual CS:GO fan, her interest quickly turned into a passion as she spent years studying the game. She has put that knowledge to use as a journalist, now writing about professional CS:GO for multiple websites including TheGamer.

CS:GO: Gen.G Goes Undefeated to Win DreamHack Open Anaheim

Gen.G cheer after a victory in their LAN debut.
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Gen.G have taken home the top spot at DreamHack Anaheim, in an impressive undefeated run.


Gen.G’s new Counter-Strike roster has won their debut LAN tournament without dropping a single map. The North American squad took down Furia in the Grand Final, clean-sweeping the Brazilian side to maintain their perfect record. This victory earns Gen.G the $50,000 first-place prize, and a spot in DreamHack Masters Jönköping later this year.

Nuke first

The best-of-three Grand Final kicked off on Nuke, the map choice of Furia. Gen.G took an early lead on the favored CT side, though Furia fought back to tie the game at three. The North Americans found the next four rounds, a three-kill retake from Timothy “autimatic” Ta granting them a 7-3 lead. Traded rounds closed out the half, Hansel “BnTeT” Ferdinand’s Deagle 3k giving Gen.G a 10-5 lead.

Gen.G repeated their pistol round victory on the offensive side, again finding a three-round streak. Traded rounds allowed Furia to find two before a 1v4 clutch from Kenneth “koosta” Suen put Gen.G on map point. The North Americans quickly found the one round they needed, winning map one 16-7.

Inferno awaits...

The series then went to Inferno, Gen.G’s map pick. Furia’s CT-side pistol victory was immediately answered by a three-round run from Gen.G. The Brazilians found another round, but were again silenced by Gen.G’s offense. Kaike “KSCERATO” Cerato’s AWP hold earned Furia their first consecutive round, the team fighting back to a 4-5 deficit. Gen.G quickly regained their footing, dropping only one additional round as they found a 10-5 lead at halftime.

Furia’s T-side comeback began as they gave up only one of the second half’s first six rounds. Looking ready to close out the series, Gen.G took three consecutive rounds to reach 14. Furia continued their fight, finding another three before the NA side reached match point. A 1v2 from Vinicius “VINI” Figueiredo kept Furia in the game, and allowed the Brazilian team to force overtime. Gen.G took all three CT rounds in overtime, and found the final round to win map two 19-15.

Gen.G take home the DreamHack Open Anaheim championship title, having defeated Furia, Complexity, and North on their way to the trophy. They are awarded the $50,000 grand prize, along with a spot in DreamHack Masters Jönköping, which is set to take place in June. Gen.G will next compete in the ESL One Rio North American Minor closed qualifier next month.

Image via DreamHack

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