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The DreamHack organisers have announced that this year's summer event will adopt a double-elimination format in the group stage.
DreamHack Summer 2013 will be taking place June 15th through 18th in the Swedish city of Jönköping, with 200,000 SEK, approximately €23,500, up for grabs in the CS:GO tournament.
In order to prevent tie-breaking scenarios in the group stage, the organisers have decided to use the double-elimination format that was proposed by HLTV.org's own Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen in an article written last year.
The 16 participants will be drawn into four groups of four teams, with the top two sides advancing to the single-elimination playoffs, which will use a best-of-three format.
As last year's Winter champion, Ninjas in Pyjamas have already secured a place in the Summer event. Six more teams will receive invites for the tournament, while there will also be online and LAN qualifiers taking place. On the first day of DreamHack, there will be the traditional BYOC qualifier with two spots up for grabs.
Teams who wish to apply for an invite can email the organisation at email@example.com with full contact details (name, e-mail, Skype and Phone number) and a list with their offline achievements.
Meanwhile, the prize breakdown of the tournament has been revealed, and it stands as follows:
Below you can find the schedule of the event:
Saturday, 15th of June – BYOC Qualifier + Groups A/B
Sunday, 16th of June – Groups C/D
Monday, 17th of june – Playoffs
Stay tuned to HLTV.org for complete coverage of DreamHack Summer.
Post edited 2013-05-03 16:33:29
In real sports you don't even have to WIN a single game at a major event to get a decent amount of money.
Competitive communities (be them in real sports or other disciplines) cannot operate and grow at an optimum rate if money is funneled only towards those at the very top.
I've got to say, personally, if you can hit top 8 you are thoroughly deserving of a reward.
Post edited 2013-05-03 18:30:21
which the sponsors are Rolex, IBM, television broadcasts and another ones...
Post edited 2013-05-06 16:57:20
The reasons for this are many, and obvious.
DreamHack Summer 2008
1st. Magnitude Gaming (eXce, FeTiSh, jIMMy, orga, rytme)
2nd. Team Logitech (aNGeldusT, kononen, Samitsky, Topsiikrt, zaikovski)
3rd. EvilZone (fnx, kazze, maj0r, osvaR, XperteN)
4th. GermanWixMix (bast1an, giroSTAR, nYm0, plex, stevie)
DreamHack Winter 2008
1st. Team ROCCAT (eXce, FeTiSh, jIMMy, orga, rytme)
2nd. GIAL Gaming (frozt, krogh, lokke, prima, vnG)
3rd. AIMAZING E-Sport (kaja, MrBoysen, osvaR, pokke, XperteN)
4th. Team CoolerMaster (Fudzx, maths, n0rstedt, ptk, vink)
DreamHack Winter 2009
1st. Reason Gaming (.PhP, GuardiaN, pR, sneix, UN)
2nd. Team VeryGames (crZ, EMSTQD, Ex6TenZ, RegnaM, Shokkk)
3rd. The Imperial (FeTiSh, gravityy, pur1ty, v1ctor, wantz)
4th. Power Gaming (HenryG, hudzG, RattlesnK, Re1ease, stingeR)
I mean, if you think about it, your occupation is basically playing games, which is what a lot of people would like to do as their main activity.
Also, a lot of players are young and still in studies, so their parents can help them financially, etc...
most people don't live their whole life with a goal to make money.
then again, i got a lot out of gaming, so it might not be the same for everyone, although it's tough to match all the enjoyment you get from competing at the highest level if you're a competitive person :)
Most organizations won't take any money from the players and those that do rarely take more than 10%.
Which means you can split 8200 between 5 so 1640 euro per player for the weekend, that is about what the average person in western Europe earns in a month after tax.
So it's far from sad..
I think it's great as well that they are paying further down personally. It means teams below the top 3/4 still have something to fight over, and again to be honest I doubt any team in the 16 that make it to the main tourney will have forked out anything for travel or accommodation so taking almost 250 euro each home is still a good weekend and means that the teams that aren't regularly placing at events still get a reward, albeit a small one, for the hours of practice they put in.
Post edited 2013-05-03 17:44:41
CSGO has 200,000 SEK
That's 66% of the amount that a game with a competitive fan base 500% larger (conservative estimate) is getting at the event.
What is sad is that CSGO is moving in a consistently good direction in terms of the way the game is being developed, the fan base, and the support from sponsors and events, and yet people are still cluelessly whining that the game is awful/dying/pointless.
Post edited 2013-05-03 17:55:54
The Dreamhack DotA tournament isn't even something big. They have THE INTERNATIONAL.
I'm not whining about CS:GO dying. I find it just sad that the price pools are so low.
We won't see events like that unless the CS community stop resisting a move towards F2P.
In terms of third party money invested in the games, CSGO is actually right there at the front along side the rest of them.
If you look at all the titles you listed and divide the prizes offered in the last 9 months for all competitions by the amount of people playing regularly you'll see that CSGO may be the smallest but it's actually receives the largest esports investment relative to size by a fairly huge margin.
Coming from the Starcraft scene and knowing the format (If I'm not mistaken) from GSL I really appreciate this.
Dreamhack as usual doing good stuff.
Nothing was invented here, I believe this system is already used in SC2 tournaments like in GSL, and in the last DH.sc2
propose |= invent
2010 Summer - ~10,000
2010 Winter - ~$35,400
2011 Summer - ~11,000
2011 Winter - ~$31,500 + ~$15,000 in hardware
2012 Summer - ~24,000
2012 Winter - ~$45,000
2013 Summer - ~23,500
Would like to see:
Western Wolves/CPH Wolves
Post edited 2013-05-03 14:59:14
can't wait for the event :o
gj, nice adjustment. will be interesting to see who qualifies.
Post edited 2013-05-06 11:46:12
Yes, I'm trying to make NiP richer.
FUCK damn shit
not this shit
inb4: %teamname% fanboy
Post edited 2013-05-05 00:41:35