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DHW: HerO victorious after 7 map final

By Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Nov 27, 2011 13:48

ImageLiquid Protoss HerO held on to win a 7 map series vs. PuMa to take the Dreamhack Winter title and $28,506.

KR Song Hyun 'HerO' Deok emerged from a full seven map final vs. fellow Korea KR Ho Joon 'PuMa' Lee to take the Dreamhack Winter 2011 title and $28,506. The Liquid Protoss went up 3:1 in the series but saw a comeback from his opponent to take the series to a single map decider, which he held on to win.

Dreamhack Winter 2011 final:
KR Ho Joon 'PuMa' Lee 3:4 KR Song Hyun 'HerO' Deok
-1:0 Metalopolis
-1:1 DayBreak
-1:2 Dual Sight
-1:3 Tal Darim Altar
-2:3 Shakuras Plateau
-3:3 Terminus
-3:4 Antiga Shipyard

The tournament proved to be filled with surprises and upsets from start to finish. All three of EG's aces found themselves in a single Ro32 group, resulting in US IdrA bowing out early. Elsewhere FR Stephano and SE ThorZaiN, SE SjoW, RU Happy, KR SeleCT, PL MaNa and UA Kas all found themselves on the outside looking in on the top 16.

One of the biggest surprises was SE Seiplo making the top 8, beating out CA HuK in the Ro16. RO NightEnD made it out of an all-Eastern-European group containing PL MaNa and UA Kas to make the playoffs, where he put together a run to make top 4. FR ToD impressed by progressing from a very dangerous group of UA White-Ra, RU Happy and SE SjoW.

Dreamhack Winter 2011 final standings

1st KR Song Hyun 'HerO' Deok - $28,506 10980
2nd KR Ho Joon 'PuMa' Lee - $12,828
3rd-4th RO Silviu 'NightEnD' Lazar - $4,989
3rd-4th NL Joseph 'Ret' de Kroon - $4,989
5th-8th FI Santeri 'Naama' Lahtinen - $1,425
5th-8th KR Soo Ho 'DongRaeGu' Park - $1,425
5th-8th SE John 'Seiplo' Seipel - $1,425
5th-8th PL Arthur 'Nerchio' Bloch - $1,425

HerO's form in the last half of 2011 has seen him take 6th at MLG Raleigh and reach the semi-finals of Dreamhack Valencia, but he struggled at IPL3 and in GSL Code A.

(Image copyright of TeamLiquid)



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