DreamHack Summer viewer's guide

Full schedule for DreamHack Summer 2013 has been released and we can now publish our official viewer's guide for the summer's first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event.

Curious to find out when your favorite team will play? What time will NiP begin their campaign and what time can you expect Virtus.pro to make their LAN debut with Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács?

Look no further as the information is now readily available. Please note that due to the GSL-type group stage format not all matches are pre-planned, but you can still figure most of them out.

Can NiP defend their championship in Jönköping? 

In each group teams can advance to playoffs by winning two games, while losing two will knock them out, as per a regular double elimination bracket, simply for four teams.

BYOC qualifier will be held on Saturday prior to the main tournament's start. Top two finishers will be randomly placed in groups C and D with no grand final set to take place.

DreamHack Summer 2013:

Saturday, June 15th
Group A
18:00 Sweden NiP vs. Sweden ESG A1 BO1
19:00 Denmark Western Wolves vs. Sweden Publiclir.se A2 BO1
20:00 Winner of A1 vs. Winner of A2 A3 BO1
21:00 Loser of A1 vs. Loser of A2 A4 BO1
22:00 Winner of A4 vs. Loser of A3 A5 BO1
Group B
18:00 Denmark Copenhagen Wolves vs. Germany /10/ B1 BO1
19:00 United States Curse vs. Sweden Epsilon B2 BO1
20:00 Winner of B1 vs. Winner of B2 B3 BO1
21:00 Loser of B1 vs. Loser of B2 B4 BO1
22:00 Winner of B4 vs. Loser of B3 B5 BO1

Sunday, June 16th
Group C
18:00 Russia Virtus.pro vs. Other BYOC C1 BO1
19:00 Poland ESC Gaming vs. Finland Raiders C2 BO1
20:00 Winner of C1 vs. Winner of C2 C3 BO1
21:00 Loser of C1 vs. Loser of C2 C4 BO1
22:00 Winner of C4 vs. Loser of C3 C5 BO1
Group D
18:00 Denmark fnatic vs. Other BYOC D1 BO1
19:00 France LDLC.com vs. Germany ALTERNATE D2 BO1
20:00 Winner of D1 vs. Winner of D2 D3 BO1
21:00 Loser of D1 vs. Loser of D2 D4 BO1
22:00 Winner of D4 vs. Loser of D3 D5 BO1

Monday, June 17th
10:00 Quarter-finals BO3
13:00 Semi-finals
16:00 Grand final (First map)
18:00 Grand final (Rest of the match)

A side tournament, called the Swedish Championship, will also take place at DreamHack with eight teams battling it out for another 200,000 SEK (~$30,500) in prizes.

The tournament will kick off on Sunday morning and HLTV.org will naturally also provide full coverage of it. As all teams aren't confirmed yet, exact matches are not available.

Swedish Championship 2013:

Sunday, June 16th
Group stage
09:00 First round, groups A & B BO1
10:00 Second round, groups A & B BO1
11:00 Third round, groups A & B BO1
13:00 Semi-finals BO3
21:00 Grand final BO3

Stay tuned to HLTV.org for pre-DreamHack Summer coverage as we ramp up our efforts before traveling to Jönköping to do on-site coverage.

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2013-06-13 19:15
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2013-06-13 19:21
2013-06-14 00:17
2013-06-14 09:10
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2013-06-15 12:47
Would be lovely if you guys release a news about the dreamteam thingy. Is the market going to get opened after every day?
2013-06-13 19:17
35 replies
United States lurppis
coming right up
2013-06-13 19:17
34 replies
2013-06-13 19:19
No news about 2vs2 tournament?
2013-06-13 19:46
29 replies
United States lurppis
don't know anything about it myself and i honestly couldn't care less. we've posted what we've been given regarding it, but it's slim pickings
2013-06-13 19:47
28 replies
"couldn't care less." Saying that is almost superfluous since we expect that from you on anything ~_~
2013-06-13 19:50
dont know why anyone would take you as a commentator, when there are streamers who want the game to succeed.
2013-06-13 20:03
26 replies
sorry but inventing a 2on2 tournament in 2013 with more price money than many 5on5 tournaments is the dumbest thing you could invent to bring CS:GO forward
2013-06-13 20:04
21 replies
thats got nothing to do with this, but many people enjoy that kind of thing, especially americans I think :) I'm skeptical too, but if it brings in new people to play/watch then who cares!
2013-06-13 20:08
20 replies
I doubt this is something that brings in new people because nobody new gets the chance to play it just the pro 5on5 teams which is even more stupid in my opinion
2013-06-13 20:10
United States lurppis
who would watch a 2v2 tournament but not a 5v5 tournament?
2013-06-13 20:11
17 replies
I don't know, maybe women :) or new players who heard that there is 2x2 in this game.
2013-06-13 20:23
16 replies
United States lurppis
hard to imagine why a girl (or anyone else for that matter) would find 2v2 cs interesting if they don't care about it in 5v5.
2013-06-13 20:35
15 replies
I suppose it would be a good way to be noticed and hopefully then you can make a step up to 5x5, but then why would you if prize money is good :)
2013-06-13 20:41
14 replies
United States lurppis
the 2v2 teams in the tournament are composed of the teams from the main tournament. it's just a huge downgrade with similar players.
2013-06-13 20:48
13 replies
We'll just have to wait for sunday then and see if it's a downgrade or an upgrade.
2013-06-13 20:51
12 replies
United States lurppis
i disagree wholeheartedly. if you think 2v2 can compare with 5v5 i don't think you understand cs very well
2013-06-13 20:55
11 replies
mkay.. whatever.
2013-06-13 20:59
It's obviously a pr jippo, think of it like an football 3on3 with Zlatan, Messi, Augero VS Ronaldo, Cavani, Neymar with a 100 million dollar prizepool. Not really a real game of football/cs but more focus on extreme talent. Not gona revolutionize the game but hopefully it can bring some attention to it.
2013-06-14 08:15
9 replies
United States lurppis
let me correct you: a failed pr attempt. i can't imagine who would want to watch this, and i will not watch it just to make a point. waste of money and time.
2013-06-14 08:49
8 replies
You can't label it a failure before it have even started. Hard to even label what a failure would be. I think in worst case scenario it gains a couple thousands watchers on the streams per game and maybe gets some fps 1on1 game players interested aswell. CS is a young sport, trying new things is a good way to go even if the experiments not always turns out perfect. Now I would also put the money in the 5on5 tourney, but maybe that's shortsighted, maybe this will create more buzz outside the scene which in long terms makes the sport bigger and thus increases the money. 2on2's will obviously only continue to be played if this is a big success spectator wise (which I have a hard time to believe) but atleast after this they have tried it out.
2013-06-14 11:03
7 replies
United States lurppis
2on2s will only continue to be played if there's more people who like to throw money at projects with minimal roi
2013-06-14 11:06
6 replies
You don't know what the ROI will be before the tourney have been played. Hard to measure even after, whos to say spending money on 5on5 tourneys in CSGO isnt a huge waste for sponsors aswell?
2013-06-14 11:24
5 replies
United States lurppis
it is likely a huge waste for sponsors as well (as cs:go isn't very popular), but considering a 2v2 tournament has no chance at being more popular (or even as popular) as the 5v5, it's going to be a bigger waste of money.
2013-06-14 11:42
4 replies
Im not sure this 2on2 tourney should be seen as an serious attempt at changing the scene, more a way to spice it up. I mean even if the money got put into the 5on5 tourney it isnt sure that would increase the overall spectator numbers compared to this format with both a 5on5 and 2on2 tourney.
2013-06-14 13:07
3 replies
United States lurppis
how about hosting an entire another tournament at e.g. dreamhack stockholm with that money?
2013-06-14 13:12
2 replies
Sure, more tourneys is always good, but now they went in this direction and is trying something new, good or bad i guess well have to wait n see.
2013-06-14 17:52
lurppis is mad today;oh wait you are always mad about something.
2013-06-15 03:01
this game is definitely way bigger in europe than america... if its bigger in america, this game is in trouble.
2013-06-14 06:03
where did lurppis say that he want the came dead ???? he stil loves the game! only not as a player anymore.... because 1.6 gameplay is in his opinion way beter then csgo no harsh feeling there...
2013-06-13 20:23
2 replies
I didn't heard/see him saying that. Don't know where you get that from? off topic": but why when I edit post it adds 1 hour?
2013-06-13 20:33
1 reply
dont know why anyone would take you as a commentator, when there are streamers who want the game to succeed. my fault bud he want's the game succeed but not as a player anymore :X his love is for 1.6 i get that!
2013-06-13 20:45
Finland FRGVN
dont know who would want 2 play-by-play casters cast the tournament instead of 1 play-by-play caster & 1 commentator.. lurppis instead of any secondary play-by-play shitty any day of the week.
2013-06-15 05:15
You watch any csgo matches recently?
2013-06-13 19:49
2 replies
United States lurppis
i was really busy with some personal stuff since esea so i haven't seen that many lately, normally i watch all the important games.
2013-06-13 20:12
1 reply
good to hear. you do great analysis i will look forward to hearing you at dreamhack
2013-06-13 20:26
When does the 2v2 tournament take place?
2013-06-13 19:23
good luck fnatic :)
2013-06-13 19:36
Having most important matches on Monday..
2013-06-13 19:38
2 replies
ino right
2013-06-13 19:55
2013-06-13 23:48
any lists of teams attending the byoc?
2013-06-13 19:41
4 replies
dont think so yet just that there are 49 teams that signed up binarybeast.com/xCSGO1305030
2013-06-13 19:58
1 reply
2013-06-13 21:03
This is all I could find binarybeast.com/xCSGO1305030#participant.. I'm guessing teams will register at the venue.
2013-06-13 20:07
1 reply
2013-06-13 21:03
Lets just hope there aren't any delays and players will have to play until Xam in the morning... Also I'm not sure if monday is something good..:/
2013-06-13 19:57
lurppis...not team x but Publiclir.se :P
2013-06-13 20:14
3 replies
United States lurppis
it was written two days ago and i forgot to change their name, updated now though
2013-06-13 20:25
2 replies
2013-06-13 20:39
Latvia GekonsCS
will there be news article about your predictions as always ? looking forward to what you think about group B :D
2013-06-13 21:21
I'm actually more interested for the Swedish championship. NiP has so much potential to bring in lots of money!
2013-06-13 20:16
GL iNation!!
2013-06-13 20:27
Love NiP, but would love it if Copenhagen Wolves won it.
2013-06-13 20:58
2013-06-13 21:05
good luck VIRTUS.PRO !!!
2013-06-13 21:11
Really looking forward to this event :D
2013-06-13 21:20
Nice & Thanks! :]]
2013-06-13 21:27
Will you write an analysis of the groups lurrpis? i have interest in seeing ur analysis like u did a while ago.
2013-06-13 21:53
All final matches on Monday ??? I think it beats the 2 a.m. Grand Final at CPH games...
2013-06-13 22:07
who's gonna participate in BYOC event ? Any big names ?
2013-06-13 22:10
Can navi bring theire own Computers?
2013-06-13 22:11
Why is the stupid grand final on monday when im at work
2013-06-13 22:14
n1. gl epsilon
2013-06-13 22:14
omg final on monday....
2013-06-13 22:25
2013-06-13 23:30
Playoff matches on Monday makes me sad....
2013-06-13 23:49
Venezuela Riikards
I just want to see Curse on action
2013-06-14 03:24
Put the final on Monday Stupid !
2013-06-14 16:14
1 reply
+1 yea like we do not have anything else to do...
2013-06-14 20:25
Any information og guidance regarding the 2on2 tournament ?
2013-06-14 18:07
fnatic over Western Wolves
2013-06-14 18:21
Nip over publiclir.se
2013-06-14 18:22
whos playin in the swedish championship?
2013-06-14 19:09
No looser brakets?
2013-06-15 02:36
did they not start ontime?
2013-06-15 13:16
2vs2 tournament?
2013-06-16 10:59
2013-06-16 12:03
3:00am, 6:00am, 9:00am for qtrs, semis and finals...awesome.
2013-06-16 18:35
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