This last day of DreamHack Montreal 2018 saw both semi-finals, the third-place match, and the grand final played. You can watch our highlights for these three games here.
Games: Cloud9 vs Millenium, SK Gaming vs Rogue
Cloud9, after finishing first of their group and beating mousesports in a dominant fashion in yesterday’s quarter-finals, this time faced a tougher opponent: the European team Millenium, who had won DreamHack Austin earlier this year and has since picked up AceeZ as a new player. However, after two close 13-round games on Villa and Consulate, and despite a very strong showing by AceeZ with a 1.55 SiegeGG rating, Cloud9 narrowly beat Millenium and advanced to the Final.
Yesterday, SK Gaming had beaten Team Secret in a close 2-0 (6-4, 7-5), while Rogue, despite just picking up two new players, had demolished EG 6-2, 6-2. Today, they met in the second semi-final, and here Rogue beat SK 6-4, 6-4 on Coastline and Villa, and advanced to the grand final of a major Rainbow 6 tournament for the first time since the 2017 Invitationals (as Era Eternity) despite multiple semi-final finishes.
Millenium vs SK Gaming
While the grand final was taking place, Millenium and SK Gaming were fighting for 3rd place on Border, Coastline, and Villa, culminating in a 2-1 win giving 3rd place to Millenium, and 4th place to SK Gaming’s first LAN presence since the Season 4 Pro League Finals.
Cloud9 vs Rogue
After those two hotly contested semi-finals, Cloud9 and Rogue fought, first on Bank which Cloud9 won handily with a score of 6-3, then on Clubhouse, where the two teams fought to the very end. Thanks to a 2.0 k/d by Retro, but also good stats for all of the Cloud9 players, Cloud9 took Clubhouse 7-6, winning the match and the tournament 2 maps to 0.
Despite this being their first season in Pro League, and being considered one of the worst NA Pro League teams due to their bad start in Season 8, Cloud9 beat both EG and Rogue who are often regarded as the top 2 NA teams to win this tournament; proving that since the addition of MarkTheShark to the roster, they are one of the strongest teams in NA.