DH Open Stockholm groups announced
DreamHack have announced the group draw for its upcoming Open event in Stockholm, which will run from September 22-26 and also function as a qualifier for the upcoming CS:GO major.
With 16 teams from across the world flying in to Stockholm for September 22-26, DreamHack's Open event will span across two stages and witness an eye-watering best-of-three, double elimination format.
The top eight performing teams (and just which matches will determine said advancements can be seen below in our schedule) will qualify as challengers for next month's CS:GO major at DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca.
Eight teams automatically were placed into the event via their 9-16th place finishes at ESL One Cologne, whereas the other eight teams have been slogging it out via online pre-qualifiers in order to compete: five in Europe, two in North America, and one in Asia.
Titan will share Group B with HellRaisers, eBettle, and Skyred
The official group draw for the event has now taken place, and places the teams into four groups according to an individual team-based seeding:
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|MIXCAT||eBettle||Team Liquid||Lounge Gaming|
As was announced only recently, the Chinese team QeeYou have been replaced by the Vietnamese team Skyred due to the former running into difficulty obtaining visas for the event in time.
The updated schedule, which actually sees Group B play out after Group D and then Group C due to visa and arrival timing, for the event is now:
|Tuesday, September 22|
|18:30||Group A Upper Bracket Final||*|
|21:30||Group A Lower Bracket|
|Wednesday, September 23|
|12:30||FlipSid3||vs. CPH Wolves|
|15:30||CLG||vs. Lounge Gaming|
|18:30||Group D Upper Bracket Final||*|
|21:30||Group D Lower Bracket|
|Thursday, September 24|
|15:30||Renegades||vs. Team Liquid|
|18:30||Group C Upper Bracket Final||*|
|21:30||Group C Lower Bracket|
|Friday, September 25|
|18:30||Group B Upper Bracket Final||*|
|21:30||Group B Lower Bracket|
|Saturday, September 26|
|12:05||Group A Decider Match||*|
|15:05||Group D Decider Match||*|
|18:05||Group C Decider Match||*|
|21:05||Group B Decider Match||*|
* Winner qualifies for DH Open Cluj-Napoca
The first four days of the event will play out at the Monster Energy DreamHack Studios, which will be closed to the public.
The final day, when all four best-of-three decider matches will take place, will take place at the Annexet Global Arena. Those interested in attending can purchase tickets here.