16 of the world’s best CS:GO teams converged on the city of lights for DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, but there could be only one winner: Virtus.Pro. VP takes home $200,000 of the $450,000 prize pool after defeating SK Gaming in the final. The four-day tournament took place at the iconic MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Eight of the 16 teams were invited to the event, while the remaining eight had to fight through qualification to make it to the event.
Teams like OpTic Gaming, Cloud9, and Fnatic all failed to move out of the initial group stages of the tournament and will be looking ahead to the next tournament series to redeem an underwhelming showing at DreamHack Masters.
The grand final between SK Gaming and Virtus.Pro was closer than many of the previous matches in the previous stages. SK Gaming took the first Cobblestone map by securing a strong early lead.
VP roared back to life in the second game, keeping the first half close at 9-6 and then pushing ahead for the win. In the third and final game, SK Gaming ruled the first half, but Virtus.Pro kept composure and took the second half 9-5 to win the map and the tournament.
The next CS:GO DreamHack event will be at DreamHack Austin April 28-30, 2017.