#HSH Week 8: Group D Preview
The last group of #HomeSweetHomes final week is upon us and as always we preview the teams. AGF Esport, Complexity Gaming, Hard Legion ...
The fourth week of #HomeSweetHome has concluded as the semifinals and the Grand Final was played yesterday. We will have a look at the semifinals where Team Secret, Gambit Youngsters, Complexity Gaming and Sprout all were looking for a spot in the final. One thing was clear when the day was about to start - the reigning champions Complexity were the clear favourites to repeat their win and the only question was if someone could challenge them. If you want to read more about #HomeSweetHome and the tournament as a whole head over to our event page!
Gambit Youngsters received a second chance in #HomeSweetHome as they lost to Hard Legion Esports in their quarterfinal, who had to drop out of the tournament due to other commitments. Secret on the other hand had fought their way to their best placing yet through wins against ESPADA, SINNERS Esports and SMASH Esports. The game would start off with Gambit Youngsters showing their brilliance on Overpass, that has been a very successful map for them as of late, and especially Sergey “Ax1Le” Rykhtorov stood for an amazing performance and lead his team to a great 16-6 victory to take the lead. Secret has improved greatly week by week and they got to show part of that as they won their own pick, Mirage, to push this series to three maps. Dust2 would be the decider and we got a real treat to decide the first grand finalist. Secret won their T side with 8-7 and after many close rounds they could eventually go on to win it, 16-12, to get themselves to a very impressive final spot. What made it even more impressive was that they had to play the third map with a substitute in form of Haakon “Radifaction” Tholo, but it didn’t look to hurt them too much as both Radifaction and the rest of the team played very well.
In the second semifinal Complexity came in as the massive favourite and they were on the hunt for a second straight spot in the finals. It would all kick off on their own pick of Nuke and even if a 12-3 lead in half time turned into a relatively close affair, it was clear Complexity simply was too strong. Once again Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke and Benjamin “blameF” Bremer stood for great performances and as much as we repeat ourselves, they deserve the praise. They ended the game with 29 and 27 frags respectively and once again were the difference between winning and losing. Sprouts pick of Inferno was on paper the chance to put up a fight in this series, but it would all come down crashing and burning. Complexity went on to dominate the map completely and the 16-4 score line tells the whole story. As such Complexity had once again grabbed themselves a spot in the grand final.
Secret has grown month for month, week for week, but in this final they would be up against their biggest test, by far. Complexity has run over most of their opponents in their two weeks of #HomeSweetHome and anything but a win in this final would have been a massive upset. Once again k0nfig and blameF made their opponents life hell as they managed to dominate Secret on Train, which was Secrets own map pick. A 9-6 lead on the T side was quickly transformed into a 16-11 win. It couldn’t get much tougher for Secret who now were forced to win Nuke. That would prove itself to be too much for the hopeful first time finalists and even if the end result of 16-12 is fairly close, the feeling was that Complexity controlled this game fully. K0nfigs 29 kills was instrumental in bringing the second #HomeSweetHome in a row to Complexity and just like last week it was the explosive Dane who stepped up when it was needed the most.
Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke
We can’t throw enough praise k0nfigs way. Last week he won the MVP due to his amazing overall rating and endless impact kills, but mostly due to his great performances in the grand final itself. The story is the same this week as k0nfig ends the week with a 1.40 rating and +102 kill account, but the true greatness of k0nfig truly once again showed in the semifinal (1.66 rating) and the final (1.42 rating). The once massive talent, who didn’t truly take his chance for greatness, seems to have awoken fully and in #HomeSweetHome he is showing pure domination. It’s fair to say the competition in the tournament is of the level that he should be able to perform well against, but these past two weeks have been pure slaughter and the games look like aim practice for k0nfig. As well deserved as XANTARES was to win our two first MVP’s, the same goes for k0nfig in the following two.
If you wish to read about the latest news from us and from the esports world make sure to check out our Twitter!
If you wish to read about betting tips, we deliver them through our esports betting Twitter!
By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to set cookies