DH Winter with myXMG and Bravado

DreamHack Winter organizers have announced the last two teams for their upcoming $250,000 tournament - myXMG and South Africans Bravado. Details about the full bootcamp in Stockholm and a new stage specifically built for CS:GO at the venue were also revealed.

myXMG, the 6th placed team from the European qualifier for DreamHack Winter, and Bravado Gaming, South African league champions have been invited to the $250,000 tournament later this month.


MSL will attend his 3rd major tournament

Those two last spots were initially reserved for "International qualifier" but DreamHack have explained their decision to invite these two teams:

"DreamHack reached out to international partners outside Europe to host LAN/Online qualifiers to this event, and we had a couple of very good indications, but unfortunately it was not possible to pull off with the time frame.

With that scenario, we believed it was most fair giving back 1 slot to the most competitive CS:GO scene (Europe) and give the slot to ”next team in line” - myXMG. In addition to that, we’re giving Bravado Gaming (from South Africa) the chance,  who next to a couple of other international teams (outside EU & NA), reached out to participate in this tournament.

Since the previous events have focused on teams from Asia & Oceania, we believed it’s good for the sports to let a new continent get their fair chance."

The full 16 team-list now looks as follows:

Sweden NiP Sweden fnatic France Titan Denmark dignitas
Poland Virtus.pro United States Cloud9 France Epsilon Ukraine Natus Vincere
France LDLC Germany Planetkey Dynamics Germany PENTA Poland ESC
United States iBUYPOWER Ukraine HellRaisers South Africa Bravado Denmark myXMG

More details about the pre-arranged bootcamp were also announced, revealing that the teams will have a chance to train at Inferno Online from November 21st-26th, with accommodation and transportation to DreamHack Winter included.

DreamHack have further revealed that they are in the process of building a special CS:GO stage in Hall B of the venue, which will have a capacity of around 1,200 seats on the 3 audience stands and is projected to look like this:

DreamHack Winter will take place from November 27th-29th in Jönköping, Sweden and will be the 4th major in CS:GO with $250,000 up for grabs. HLTV.org will of course be at the event to bring you the best coverage out there.

MyXMG will win this
2014-11-04 17:02
#107
Iraq Jfm 
banter
2014-11-04 17:43
MyXMG may be deserved. But who knows dat Ebola team?
2014-11-04 17:46
Ebola team is on the same level as XMG maybe a bit better they have the tacitcs and avg aim. Also I prefer your English streams than the Chinese ones James.
2014-11-04 17:59
alright, lets see how they will play in the tourney Chinese scene is tricky, it's sad that i may miss this major again. Good job Chinese 'pro'
2014-11-04 18:31
You miss understood me I meant I like when you stream in English because I can't stop laughing at the shit you say. Like during the Chinese qualifier Gface vs Pow you called the CT's stupid for trying to boost on trees on inferno and that they should release the patch notes in other languages.
2014-11-04 20:12
I didnt missunderstand u. I just did not reply u for that point. Who cares about a no name shitty betting noob when she tries to watch some Chinese game and the caster were trying to stream in non-native language which he didn't need to at all. But since u point out, I should reply that you may hear my Chinglish next time. And i'm not feeling shame at all. I did this to expand my channel as well as chinese scene. since u mentioned me, either good or bad, i've reached my goal already. thx
2014-11-04 20:43
I'm not sure if you just tried to insult me or not...
2014-11-04 20:43
just said that you did some help to me whatever you said about me. and i dont think u can beat any one of the GeForce/NFace or Pow ^ ^
2014-11-04 20:45
So you did insult me? Anyway I just repeated what you said while streaming. You said while they were trying to boost on the tree "these guys are fucking stupid they don't even know you can't boost there anymore that shits been fixes for months... Valve should release the patch notes in Chinese." <3
2014-11-04 20:49
Ahhh. so you understand me and add ur own words~. impressive. I dont even remember that
2014-11-04 20:54
I didnt take any commentate serious so I might say something like fucking stupid or.. but its not means any serious bad thing. just suck in english so if you understand me u can just take that point
2014-11-04 20:56
Why are you so mad? all he did was praise your stream.
2014-11-04 23:20
^ ^cuz i suck in English
2014-11-04 23:58
chinglish is the best english (im serious, it sounds good to me)
2014-11-05 21:03
Also, Taz and Snax keep boosting at A spot Inferno last tourney, hope you enjoy the 'joke'.
2014-11-04 20:42
Ebola team? Hows the Pollution over in your beautiful country? You died of lung cancer yet? :D
2014-11-04 22:24
nice point
2014-11-04 22:27
Fire with fire my man
2014-11-04 22:28
fifflaren vs. schneider my man
2014-11-04 22:29
Lol most of Europe (if not all of it, I don't feel like doing the math) is closer to the ebola outbreak than South Africa.
2014-11-04 23:11
I like fiffy
2014-11-04 18:15
i arent think dat
2014-11-04 18:56
NOOOOOOOOO
2014-11-04 17:01
gl
2014-11-04 17:01
wut
2014-11-04 17:01
BRAVADO OMG
2014-11-04 17:02
NIZZLEEEEEEEEE
2014-11-04 17:02
rip
2014-11-04 17:02
#8
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Denmark jjh 
scene looks cool
2014-11-04 17:02
myXMG deserved the slot imo! gl boys :>
2014-11-04 17:02
retard
2014-11-04 17:47
really? 3DMAX? Kabum was good aswell.
2014-11-04 17:02
#74
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Europe _jUNGLE 
emilio was good too ;)
2014-11-04 17:29
NIP
2014-11-04 17:03
they will ahve a hardtime unless the 5th new player is a very strong one
2014-11-04 18:05
#12
essal | 
Denmark essal 
Why do they invite myxmg instead of cph wolves...
2014-11-04 17:03
this, or even london conspiracy
2014-11-04 17:04
i'd even take dAT over bravado/XMG
2014-11-04 19:52
yeah, totally forgot about them. They have great potential
2014-11-04 19:53
they dont perform much but that 2-3 vs HR (with HR 0-1 advantage) was just insanely impressive from their part
2014-11-04 19:54
cph sucks...sorry
2014-11-04 17:05
cuz myxmg is so much better oh wait
2014-11-04 17:15
watch the eswc vods kid
2014-11-04 18:12
Bravado vs myXMG to face off in the final
2014-11-04 17:04
No mousesports?
2014-11-04 17:04
#80
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Europe _jUNGLE 
for what?
2014-11-04 17:32
its lan
2014-11-04 17:46
online qualifier.
2014-11-04 22:55
myxmg got further in the online qualifier.
2014-11-04 23:14
pimp mad hehe
2014-11-04 17:04
The next team in the line would've been Alternate, guys :DD
2014-11-04 17:05
No, myXMG lost to HellRaisers in the 5th place decider
2014-11-04 17:06
Same goes for ALTERNATE, though :) And they lost twice 16-14.
2014-11-04 17:16
But no, this was in the actual match to decide 5th place, ALTERNATE ended up 7th-8th (along with FlipSid3), myXMG were 6th
2014-11-04 17:18
I know. But ALTERNATE could have just aswell started against Flipsid3 and then lose to HR in a closer final. Spot for DH:W is now decided based on which side of the bracket you started, that just seems wrong to me. But enough about it I guess, GL to myXMG ! :)
2014-11-04 17:21
Yea well an online qualifier shouldn't have been there in the first place :P Random all the way until the end.. :)
2014-11-04 17:22
They wanted to make qualifiers for teams from different continents. As soon as they knew it's not going to happen they should've just made another quick online qualifier with the remaining teams from the 5th place decider bracket. Choosing myXMG over Alternate, CPH Wolves and other teams doesn't seem reasonable to me.
2014-11-04 17:30
NAVI 4 FTW!
2014-11-04 17:06
#26
aizy | 
Poland flvcko 
ESC? how they got here?
2014-11-04 17:06
qualifier
2014-11-04 17:09
Defeated CPHWolves, inter alia...
2014-11-04 19:49
This is so dumb.... Jesus Christ. How can they invite myxmg?? Its the 4th best team in DK.... On top of that they just changed lineup like to days ago?? They're not gonna get anywhere close two doing anything but now they get a shit load of money just by attending. Money that someone who actully earned could have gotten.
2014-11-04 17:09
u mad bro?
2014-11-04 17:08
are you fuckin stupid? they took the 6th team from the DHW qualifier which is more then fine, if your fav team didnt make it that far, well sucks for them.
2014-11-04 17:08
Are you? This is not fine. They're sending a bunch of noobs overthere. They wont even get a single map in the tourney. Such a waste.
2014-11-04 17:10
Yeah I guess your mad your country sucks at esports. They just can eat 7-11 shitty cheap hotdog. And talk with this dude in CPH that distribute the newspapaer in the morning? You know, the one that is very energetic and a bit crazy at the main place of CPH. I know, I went there.
2014-11-04 17:16
I don't even... why would you try that hard to troll? :D Wow. GJ, mate! Really.
2014-11-04 17:15
seriously. YOu know that guy in CPH that distribute the news in the morning, long hair, very hectic?? He's funny!
2014-11-04 17:20
do you even know what a qualifier is for?
2014-11-04 17:20
Shut up, I wanna know if he knows that dude.
2014-11-04 17:22
hint: teams which qualify at a qualifier go through, teams who don't qualify don't go through your favorite team didn't go through because they didn't make the qualifiers, not because DH doesn't like them
2014-11-04 17:42
In CPH, you have this big place, next to the schippol I think (a amusement park) you have a dude there that distribute the newspapaer to the people and the one in bikes. He's funny and very like a crazy dude. you see what I am talking about?
2014-11-04 17:23
That big place is called rådhuspladsen or in english 'city hall square' and yes, he is pretty funny.
2014-11-04 17:53
HAHAH awesome! we're bro
2014-11-04 18:47
I was just thinking about the money bit. Every team that attends earns tens of thousands from sticker money.. Corruption could so easily be going on here. They should start doing an online poll so that the community votes for the best teams that didn't qualify. Just add security measures like having to register phone number to vote.
2014-11-04 17:39
mouz, LC, cph wolves >>>>>>>> top4 team in Denmark
2014-11-04 17:06
mouz?
2014-11-04 17:07
mouz.
2014-11-04 18:23
mouz?
2014-11-04 18:24
mouz.
2014-11-04 18:26
mouz?
2014-11-04 18:28
mouz.
2014-11-06 10:28
mouz?
2014-11-06 14:50
LC got rekt by PENTA
2014-11-05 06:54
Will the final be played at that new venue or at that cinema like every other dreamhack? anyway gogo bravado!
2014-11-04 17:08
no byoc to get in main tournament ?
2014-11-04 17:08
bravado gl! need to extend our community
2014-11-04 17:09
#40
dUdLeY | 
United Kingdom dUdLeY 
Racno???
2014-11-04 17:11
best :D
2014-11-04 22:26
#41
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
Yeah wtf happen with the BYOC quals like every DH?
2014-11-04 17:12
#42
United States Layy 
Hopefully the newer team doesn't get 16-0'd twice at an international LAN...
2014-11-04 17:12
#43
France ssps 
useless team bravado gosh ... they're gonna get RAPED. why not add a better team who can handle the event more ?
2014-11-04 17:12
Bravado and not K1CK? :/
2014-11-04 17:13
Should be CPH Wolves + ex6 or k1ck.
2014-11-04 17:41
GL Bravado!
2014-11-04 17:14
Bravado ? 0-16 0-16 ns time
2014-11-04 17:14
Great team from your country!
2014-11-04 22:26
#49
Other btc 
Free 20k in sticker money for Bravado.
2014-11-04 17:15
Yeah, kinda unfair how the tournaments pick 1 or 2 completely random teams and they automatically earn big money. I smell some corruption going on.
2014-11-04 17:42
#50
Puls3 | 
United Kingdom Puls3 
fantastic stuff all in bravado
2014-11-04 17:15
how long until a british team gets to go?
2014-11-04 18:05
#128
Puls3 | 
United Kingdom Puls3 
probably same amount of time till you go, never.
2014-11-04 18:09
bit harsh for an innocuous question, but ok
2014-11-04 18:15
expected from an irish
2014-11-05 06:58
#196
Puls3 | 
United Kingdom Puls3 
i aint irish m8y
2014-11-05 17:10
no ingles habla español
2014-11-05 17:48
puls33 siCk, rekt by gosu.se
2014-11-05 06:59
GL to myxmg MSL TO DESTROY
2014-11-04 17:16
Only 1200? Pathetic. Spodek Arena in Katowice had 11500! Why Bravado? They should invite pow pow cause they were the only foreign team with some skill in Paris.
2014-11-04 17:17
I doubt they'd be able to fill a 10 000+ venue at DH for CS anyway. This stage looks pretty cool in my opinion, never seen it done before in a CS context.
2014-11-04 17:25
cool, but 10 times too small :/
2014-11-04 17:29
I don't really understand why you're so obsessed with numbers. NHL and NBA games can have just as good stadium atmosphere as big European football matches, even though attendance numbers obviously are a lot lower.
2014-11-04 17:38
lol? troll? bigger=better
2014-11-04 17:40
not sure if american or polish. was convinced polish at first but now, not so sure.
2014-11-04 17:43
gl bravado
2014-11-04 17:17
Didnt alot of teams place better then myXMG?
2014-11-04 17:17
these teams? why? mouz, k1ck, cw, lc, x6tence > even some swedish mix teams are way better
2014-11-04 17:19
this is true. especially mouz and cw. edit: maybe they want to ensure nip an easy group.
2014-11-04 17:44
pls southamerica in the next (no br)
2014-11-04 17:23
Watch out for ebola
2014-11-04 17:26
bravado win DHW :kappa:
2014-11-04 17:27
#73
World Scfi 
Weakest major so far. Wasted
2014-11-04 17:29
atleast its actually likely to see both c9 and ibp through groups? maybe? i mean, nip and epsilon won't get through, its the ldlc, hr and ibp fight from there. depending on grouping
2014-11-05 04:36
ez
2014-11-04 17:32
#81
hypn | 
Serbia hypn` 
Bravado really ??
2014-11-04 17:32
Really :D
2014-11-04 22:27
LDLC will win this !!!
2014-11-04 17:34
Mousesports threw to 1) win skins 2) skip lan. Very clever from them.
2014-11-04 17:35
1) fnatic 2) nip 3) ldlc (kappa)
2014-11-04 17:37
Sorry but this is just stupid. First of all, I like to see new teams from different continents, but a CSGO Major is not the occasion to do so. They will get destroyed and we all know it. The two last spots should have been decided by a qualifier. Giving the spot to myXMG seems fair when you say they were next in line, but that's just based on where teams started in the bracket. Not fair. Either have two spots up for grabs in a EU qualifier or give one of those spots to a South American qualifier imo..
2014-11-04 17:37
it should be 1 team from each country tbh qualifiers would be bigger then with deciders like vp-esc fnatic-nip ldlc-titan navi-hellraisers
2014-11-04 17:39
Some countries have a much higher amount of skilled teams and players. You can't have a major and let NiP or fnatic out of it because it's only one spot for Sweden..
2014-11-04 17:41
yeh fans of teams that lost would be mad but its more fun that way cuz we'll see more different teams without same top5 every lan i mean its good for nip that they are top2 every lan but its boring for me as a viewer teams like nip-fnatic deffo can deliver a good final match but the roster still has to be way bigger
2014-11-04 17:44
qualifiers would be more credible
2014-11-04 17:46
Maybe some countries are better cause they get the opportunities to actually take part in events like these...and other teams lack experience,not aim and skill,because they never get to compete in a major like this..and once does not do it any justice. I hope bravado makes the best of their opportunity...the community will only give them one chance...
2014-11-05 14:20
nah 1) vp 2) alternate 3) dignitas
2014-11-04 17:37
#92
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
Gplay > my XMG > Bravado > PENTA
2014-11-04 17:39
-these two +3rd NA team +asian team
2014-11-04 17:39
+1 NA needs a third slot.
2014-11-04 18:48
Meh... So many different teams who would actually be able to do some damage :/ Mouz, LC, x6tence, alternate, CPH wolves
2014-11-04 17:43
Agreed, this is stupid.
2014-11-04 17:42
Why no BYOC? lol.
2014-11-04 17:41
Why they invite a team from southafrica .. it's important that u can make merchandising and to promote event and game .. compare this to asia... what a huge joke from Dreamhack or Valve. Iniviting myXMG without any reason? Why not a new qualify for not participated countrys from europe and/or with 2nd teams from qualified countrys? I dont wanna know how much myXMG payed ;-)
2014-11-04 17:43
They had a reason for inviting myXMG but it's still not fair. They invited them beause they were next in line at the qualifier, but that's just random and decided by where teams got placed in the brackets.
2014-11-04 17:47
n1 stage
2014-11-04 17:48
Wanna see a Romanian team at DH!
2014-11-04 17:48
Wtf did i just read?
2014-11-04 17:49
noname noob teams will get 16-0'd again what's the point?
2014-11-04 17:54
MSL will go out in groups yet another time on his 3rd major tournament*
2014-11-04 17:55
In my opinion instead of myXMG they should have had a Australian time (I,E Immunity or Vox)
2014-11-04 18:10
Bravado Fifflaren to be announced shortly.
2014-11-04 18:18
No Asian or South American teams for a 250k tournament :(
2014-11-04 18:23
no Vox? :/
2014-11-04 18:24
XMG qualifies solely on the basis of being European? Their worth is determined not by their own skill but by their geographical association to skilled teams. Wouldn't it be infinitely more competitive to pin EU vs NA rather than EU vs EU like we see every day.
2014-11-04 18:41
MSL BEST PLAYER EU, PREPARE YOUR ANUS LDLC FNATIC VP FANBOYS
2014-11-04 18:53
Yes, why invite some team with upset potential. Just take another team which will get raped every game. GG.
2014-11-04 18:57
Political correctness demands shit countries to attend this event instead of good teams such as Copenhagen, Mouz etc. Makes for a better event aswell.
2014-11-04 19:55
Don't forget the possibility of netcodeguides or denial, if they can beat ibp and cloud 9 they will show some good games for sure.
2014-11-05 04:33
never forget that double 16-0 at ESWC Exposing e-sports my fucking asshole
2014-11-05 06:43
I am the only one that first thought yhe first column of teams was group A , and i was like wtf DH
2014-11-04 19:11
Its actually 100% possible that that exacty grouping happens. LDLC and IBP are both qualifiers, NIP top seed, VP (top8) med seed.
2014-11-05 04:32
anticlimax where is Wolf/Vox E or their rivals? :/
2014-11-04 19:33
#153
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France cedd 
have you guys even looked at that cs:go stage ? looks fuckin nuts !
2014-11-04 19:53
mousesports? -_-
2014-11-04 20:12
where's mousesports and kabum?
2014-11-04 23:29
Shoulda had 3rd na team, not 6th eu team. Give NA a chance, the scene is much better than it used to be.
2014-11-05 04:31
when will they have a SEA team ._.
2014-11-05 04:36
as soon as they qualify
2014-11-05 06:48
but no qualifiers D:
2014-11-05 11:02
#193
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CIS LuNaRy 
2EZ4TEAM EBOLA
2014-11-05 11:19
Planetkeys before than x6tence? hahahahahahaha lol
2014-11-05 11:25
before all oh that 2 and someone there already there is k1ck, but some people cant see what is cs go
2014-11-05 18:44
I don't get it. There are so many other European teams to invite rather than these Bravado guys. It's always good to have as many continents involved as we can, but not on invitations, there must be qualifiers in order to do that. Invites are made for strong teams. These bravado guys don't deserve to compete in this tournament when so many other teams are better than them and deserve it more. This is just bullshit.
2014-11-05 17:25
#200
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France cedd 
bravado nice joke
2014-11-05 19:28
#203
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Portugal dracø 
who the fuck is Bravado?? So many good teams in the qualifier and they invite some random team, why are there qualifiers then?
2014-11-06 10:38
why add these south african noobs just gives some people an easy group
2014-11-06 10:53
They are there to get NiP out of group stage
2014-11-07 11:51
you mean knock NiP out the group stage
2014-11-07 12:08
Bravado :D
2014-11-06 16:07
gl
2014-11-09 18:48
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