If you did not know already, we are excited to reveal that the DreamHack Open will return once more at DHS17. Bringing CS:GO to the masses is something we are always excited about. $100,000 will be on the line for eight teams that will battle it out in front of a huge crowd.
Each event will consist of six direct invites, issued to teams based on merits through ranking and results. Teams will have the chance to qualify for the events via online qualifiers, each event will feature one qualifier for the European region and one covering North America. For selected events, five direct invites will be issued, one spot for each of qualifiers in Europe and North America, the last spot will be handed to a wildcard team in a region not covered by a qualifier.
The tournament will span across three days and have the eight teams split into groups of four, playing double elimination bracket to determine the two teams advancing to the playoffs. Initial and Winner’s matches will be played best-of-one map, while the remainder of the group stage will be played best-of-three maps. The four teams advancing to the playoffs will compete in a single elimination bracket playing best-of-three maps.
DreamHack Open will continue with a big focus on the amateur scene and open qualification, so that up and coming gamers will be able to earn their chance to play against the World’s best on stage. More information such as teams, talent, and schedule, will be provided closer to the event. To stay updated check out the DreamHack Open site.
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