You might think the grand finals are the hardest part of any eSport tournament, but for some players that’s not the case. Korean StarCraft II player TaeJa, who — after winning 17 tough matches at Dreamhack — got defeated by the champagne bottle. He was simply unable to open it.
And since it’s not the first time something like this happened, a Twitter user called ‘DreamHack Champagne’ even tweeted about its fourth success.
— DreamHack Champagne (@DHOpenChampagne) June 16, 2014
17-1 finish dreamhack . I lost to champagne .. Next time I will win btw thx for cheering me guys ~ I'm so happy 🙂
— 윤영서 (@LiquidTaeJa) June 16, 2014
Here’s the whole ceremony. Luckily it was more funny than awkward:
This happens all the time. Sometimes the winners are lucky with the bottle, sometimes not. You could say this is the real final challenge at Dreamhack:
There’s even a silly little tutorial for future champions: