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.