One of the longest standing streaks in pro CS comes to an end

One of the longest standing streaks in pro CS comes to an end
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Sascha Heinisch

Published 

22nd Feb 2024 14:45

One of the longest-standing streaks of professional Counter-Strike history has come to an end as Danish legend Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen misses his first Major. Still, the most decorated player of the last decade is not to blame.

An incredible streak

Since Dreamhack Winter 2013, Valve has sponsored rare events in the Counter-Strike community that stand out in each year's competitive calendar. While other tournaments have had competitive prize pools with the best teams at the time competing, the CS Majors carry a special significance in the community.

Being at the very first Global Offensive Major in Jonköping, dupreeh has made it to the 18 following ones in a row winning five of them, including the most recent BLAST.tv Paris Major in May last year with Team Vitality.

Starting to stack his trophy case at ELEAGUE Major Atlanta in 2017, and continuing with a three Major win streak with Astralis in 2018 and 2019, there is no other player in history that has won five majors in total while superstar players like Nikola "NiKo" Kovač have yet to win their first.

Unfortunately for dupreeh, his streak has now come to an end with his team, Preasy, failing to qualify at the RMR B. Worse yet, the Dane will miss not only the first Major in Counter-Strike 2 but also the first in his home country. It wasn't due to a lack of trying on his part.

Putting everything out there

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Despite his career of over a decade, at the age of 30 dupreeh, can still hang with the competition - having arguably been his team's best player at the RMR. Putting down serious numbers against HEROIC, PERA, and Guild Eagles, it wasn't down to dupreeh's personal performance that Preasy failed to make it out of the group.

"We gave it all, but wasn’t enough. Starting CS2 without the major in Copenhagen is extremely sad, but in hindsight it just wasn’t meant to be," he shared on his Twitter account, attracting a significant amount of support for his effort.

Recognising his own performance, dupreeh added: "‘A winner is a dreamer who never gives up' - Nelson Mandela. This was my mindset heading into the RMR. Despite not making it, I’m still proud of that."

The veteran had left Team Vitality after a period of inactivity in November 2023, standing in for Heroic for the last couple of weeks of the year as the team went through their own internal struggles. He joined Preasy Esports shortly after, between Christmas and New Year. 

Sascha "Yiska" Heinisch is a Senior Esports Journalist at GGRecon. He's been creating content in esports for over 10 years, starting with Warcraft 3.

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