DreamHack Winter viewer's guide

With DreamHack Winter set to kick off on Thursday afternoon, we have put together a comprehensive viewer's guide to get you ready for the event.

DreamHack Winter marks the anniversary of the first CS:GO major, and since then we've had fnatic, Virtus.pro and NiP become world champions at the biggest tournaments.

Another $250,000 prize will be up for grabs this week in Jönköping, where sixteen of the world's best teams will be competing for the massive prize purse, distributed as follows:

1. $100,000
2. $50,000
3-4. $22,000
5-8. $10,000
9-16. $2,000

The tournament will begin with a best-of-one group stage using a GSL format, with half of the sixteen teams progressing to the playoffs, set to begin on Friday morning.

In the group stage the map selection system features both teams removing two maps from the pool, with the map then decided randomly from the three remaining maps:


From there on out the entire tournament will be played out using a best-of-three single elimination bracket, with the semi-finals and grand final scheduled for Saturday.

In the playoffs each team will only get a chance to eliminate one map from the pool. Then each team picks their map, and once again, the third map will be drawn randomly.

Thursday, November 27
12:00 Sweden fnatic vs. South Africa Bravado A1 BO1
12:00 Denmark dignitas vs. Germany PENTA B1 BO1
13:00 United States Cloud9 vs. Ukraine HellRaisers A2 BO1
13:00 United States iBUYPOWER vs. Denmark Copenhagen Wolves B2 BO1
14:00 A1 winner vs. A2 winner A3 BO1
14:00 B1 winner vs. B2 winner B3 BO1
15:00 A1 loser vs. A2 loser A4 BO1
15:00 B1 loser vs. B2 loser B4 BO1
16:00 A3 loser vs. A4 winner A5 BO1
16:00 B3 loser vs. B4 winner B5 BO1
18:30 France LDLC vs. Poland ESC C1 BO1
18:30 Poland Virtus.pro vs. Denmark myXMG D1 BO1
19:30 Sweden NiP vs. Germany Planetkey Dynamics C2 BO1
19:30 Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Sweden FlipSid3 D2 BO1
20:30 C1 winner
vs. C2 winner
C3 BO1
20:30 D1 winner vs. D2 winner
D3 BO1
21:30 C1 loser vs. C2 loser
C4 BO1
21:30 D1 loser vs. D2 loser
D4 BO1
22:30 C3 loser vs. C4 winner
C5 BO1
22:30 D3 loser  vs. D4 winner
D5 BO1
Friday, November 28
10:00 Quarter-final #1 BO3
13:30 Quarter-final #2 BO3
17:00 Quarter-final #3 BO3
20:30 Quarter-final #4 BO3
Saturday, November 29
13:00 Semi-final #1 BO3
16:30 Semi-final #2 BO3
21:00 Grand final BO3

HLTV.org will be on-site at DreamHack Winter 2014 in Jönköping, Sweden to provide you with full coverage of the fourth CS:GO major with a prize purse of $250,000.

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2014-11-26 09:56
wheres flipsid3?
2014-11-26 09:57
5 replies
"19:30 Natus Vincere vs. FlipSid3 D2 BO1"
2014-11-26 10:03
4 replies
i am blind, sry
2014-11-26 10:30
3 replies
2014-11-26 10:51
Lol not your fault. HLTV did a mistake by putting epsilon inplace of Flipside then after your comment they rectified it
2014-11-26 11:53
1 reply
yeah, noticed something there when i couldnt find flipside:>
2014-11-26 12:13
France Ospreyy
Epsilon's not there. HLTV trolling Edit : Corrected just in time Kappa
2014-11-26 09:58
Ez brav
2014-11-26 09:58
20th comment woooooooooo
2014-11-26 09:59
2 replies
2014-11-26 10:05
1 reply
#22-taylor swift
2014-11-26 10:06
EZ fnatic rekt by southafrica
2014-11-26 09:59
awesome can't wait :]
2014-11-26 10:02
Netherlands JUNG13
I wish one day CSGO & HLTVorg would become so big this prizes would go to DreamTeam winners :D
2014-11-26 10:03
2 replies
Zero | 
Slovakia harek
nah, it's better just send it directly to me
2014-11-26 11:00
They get so much money off stickers anyway. But I still agree that maybe the prize should be a bit bigger.
2014-11-26 13:35
ldlc time to shine
2014-11-26 10:03
I get money!!!
2014-11-26 10:03
2014-11-26 10:03
Easy win for NIP <3 :)
2014-11-26 10:03
2014-11-26 10:04
Good luck all teams
2014-11-26 10:05
I'm a bit confused hltv.org and csgolounge states that e.g bravado is playing fnatic, while the ingame pick'em challenge is stating that HR is playing against bravado. Pretty much all of the matches on the pick em challenge are the opposite as stated on this page, am I misunderstanding something here? i.imgur.com/wlHPPvH.png edit or this the pick em challenge just about guessing the two teams that advance?
2014-11-26 10:07
5 replies
Other MAL3
in the pick'em challenge you pick those teams you think will advance from the group, not match results
2014-11-26 10:08
2 replies
if that is true i have truly fucked up this pick em, becuse i dont even have monney to replace the underdog stickers then..
2014-11-26 11:49
1 reply
Dude, you have to pick the 2 best teams of each group. They will go to the quarter finals. You don't have to predict match winners...
2014-11-26 13:36
its just random positioning, means the 4 is in one team, not showing match-ups
2014-11-26 10:09
that pick'em page does not show who is playing who , its showing the 4 teams in random order, u need to pick 2 out of 4,2 who will advance,thats it.
2014-11-26 10:17
fnatic hahahahaha
2014-11-26 10:17
2014-11-26 10:18
ez nip
2014-11-26 10:20
Damn them timings... ESL one Cologne had such nice timings for me...starts @ 1pm,ends by 11pm/12am. This starts at 16:30 and last match is at 3am for group stage ,and finals at 1 am :/
2014-11-26 10:26
1 reply
mkc 1:30 baje final
2014-11-26 10:41
Wont watch this shit. Fnatic still in the tournament.
2014-11-26 10:27
NiP back to top1
2014-11-26 10:28
Wow, are you for real? Groups and quarter-finals on workdays? That's horrible timing for people with a life.
2014-11-26 10:31
7 replies
2014-11-26 10:43
2014-11-26 10:43
Zero | 
Slovakia harek
I'm sure vod fix it for people with life
2014-11-26 11:03
always been like this
2014-11-26 11:16
Agreed. Working 0900-1700 thursday and friday. Wish they could have started later on the working days at least... :/
2014-11-26 11:27
saju | 
Poland szejdi
with what? life? What is this?
2014-11-26 12:20
Instead of 5 matches in groups there should be 6 matches so all teams can play each other. Currently it's 20 group stage matches but with other option it would be 24 matches. Currently in worse way you will play only 2 matches, but with other option all team would play always 3 matches, would be more fair. Time solutions: 1. From 17:00 to 22:30 - 1 matches from all group in one time. 2. They would need to change start time from 12:00 to 10:00 so it would end up in 24:00. I think it would be much better for teams and for viewers.
2014-11-26 12:34
I wish groups consisted of bo3's and spanned two days.
2014-11-26 10:40
Cool, quarter-finals while I'm working, gg.
2014-11-26 10:42
1 reply
Latvia shtx
Cool, all tournament while I`m on holidays, pleasure to have business with you Valve&DH! GG :>
2014-11-26 12:43
the worst timing ever for asian countries to watch & guess what this major wont hit 400k viewers mark...
2014-11-26 10:43
2 replies
Latvia shtx
it will hit more... :>
2014-11-26 12:41
1 reply
not really in India the time during final will be 2:00 am & its a bo3 it will last for 2+ hrs
2014-11-26 12:48
dreamhack... dreamhack... oh well, ah yeah, thats this tournament with cheaters...
2014-11-26 10:43
so it starts at 6am est?.
2014-11-26 10:43
ez for fnatic
2014-11-26 10:48
Saturday 21:00 CET I bet 600k viewers will break ;-) (330-350k in Steam).
2014-11-26 10:50
flipsid3 to upset navi yet again
2014-11-26 10:53
Poland Mannix
so how big is gonna be delay for the first 2 matches?
2014-11-26 10:57
1 reply
Zero | 
Slovakia harek
3/4 hour
2014-11-26 11:05
These BO1-formats makes me so damn sad :'(
2014-11-26 11:02
Bulgaria bUHALOVIC
I have fucking classes who i cant miss. I hope for boring group stages matches as always :D Btw, why they dont make this to friday, sunday and saturday? 2 working days is competely bad for most of the viewers
2014-11-26 11:09
2014-11-26 11:11
Wanted to see season in the map pool
2014-11-26 11:15
Its time to stay home,fck school.
2014-11-26 11:16
Couldn t u make at least the grand final on sunday?
2014-11-26 11:19
1 reply
Nope, because now I finally won't have to miss it due to work :D
2014-11-26 17:33
Why wouldn't they use all 4 days for this event? They could do groupstages thursday and friday, then quarters saturday, and semis + grand on sunday. Instead some players will only sleep like 6 hours before the quarters start but hey at least they can finish 1 day before schedule. wth
2014-11-26 11:29
inb4 vac ban while playing
2014-11-26 11:29
Thursday and Friday, starting at 10-12? Such a huge fail of the organisers.
2014-11-26 11:29
Thanks for the overview! <3 HLTV.org
2014-11-26 11:31
2014-11-26 11:32
Bravado will shrek ur nan
2014-11-26 11:35
Hope there will be a lot of cobblestone matches. I want that souvenir case. Probably not.
2014-11-26 11:38
Penta 8-16, because they cant play without cheats.
2014-11-26 11:40
Grand Final BO5 ffs why doesn't valve never listen to us
2014-11-26 11:42
BO1 sucks :)
2014-11-26 11:50
yea sure volvos pick systems ''random'' maps are cbble and overpass :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD And why the FUCK this pick system aint ditched yet? FFS
2014-11-26 12:15
Cobblestone and not Season, kek
2014-11-26 12:20
Not a great schedule, still the same format, and knowing that at least 1 cheater will play in DHW already makes me less and less excited about this tournament..
2014-11-26 12:53
Dreamhack Winter 2014 Pick'em Challenge Pro Predictions youtube.com/watch?v=QDAlZV24d-M
2014-11-26 12:55
gonna miss all the quarter-finals and possibly first semi-final. Fuck
2014-11-26 13:16
Bravado getting fnatic straight away GG sry enjoy the flight back home
2014-11-26 13:29
Cobblestone still? Lmao. Valve, get your shit together and just take that out the map pool. Also this "random third map" thing is ridiculous. It's not a thing. It needs to stop. Why would you want to see two great teams potentially having to duke it out on de_fucking_cobblestone which neither of them will even want to play, as the general consensus in the professional community is that it is not a viable competitive map. The majority of the viewers most certainly don't want to spectate that map, so who is this pleasing? Valves need for self-assurance that they have made a good map? Because you really haven't.
2014-11-26 13:55
The time zone used is +1?
2014-11-26 14:06
Brazil Nobuga
Ez for Bravado. Kappa
2014-11-26 14:41
gl Bravado
2014-11-26 17:20
no BO5 final?
2014-11-26 19:18
Thank you guys, who of the HLTV.org admins it at the location?
2014-11-26 20:27
Its not in Jönköping fool its in?
2014-11-26 23:20
go brav!
2014-11-27 05:23
Why not Friday-Saturday-Sunday? A lot of people will be able to see only final day.
2014-11-27 15:05
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