The finalists of DreamHack Open June North America have been determined following the conclusion of the semi-final match-ups, in which O PLANO were able to outlast Party Astronauts in a three-map series, and Extra Salt prevailed 2-1 over paiN.
It was a strong start on Mirage that kicked off the series for Party Astronauts, who converted a small lead at halftime into a narrow 16-13 victory, only to falter on Nuke where O PLANO took firm control, securing the map 16-9.
Inferno was a more competitive affair as, like on Mirage, the teams remained deadlocked at halftime, but it ended in a heartbreak situation for Party Astronauts as they couldn’t close out a 13-9 lead, with O PLANO pulling off a comeback to edge out a victory in thirty rounds.
Extra Salt, meanwhile, suffered an early loss on Inferno, but recovered by delivering a battering on Vertigo, where they came out the victors, 16-6. The decider map, Ancient, began with narrow margins as paiN traded rounds with Johnny “JT” Theodosiou‘s side, but the second half went firmly in the favour of Extra Salt as they conceded just two rounds en route to a 16-11 map win.
The best-of-five grand final between O PLANO and Extra Salt will kick off at 21:00 on Saturday as the two teams fight for the lion’s share of the $70,000 prize pool, as well as the larger sum of ESL Pro Tour circuit points on offer.