DH Austin closed NA qualifier invites

Invites for the North American closed qualifier for DreamHack ZOWIE Open Austin have just been announced by the organizers.

The second tournament of DreamHack's ZOWIE Open circuit, taking place in Austin on May 6-8, will feature eight teams, two of which will come from the North American closed qualifier on Sunday, March 27.

Before that a best-of-one open qualifier for a maximum of 512 teams will take place on Saturday, March 26, offering eight spots in the closed qualifier, with the other eight having been invited.


gob b's NRG have received an invite for the closed qualifier

Interestingly, neither Liquid or CLG, two of the best teams in the region, have been invited for the closed qualifier. However, DreamHack has not yet revealed the six teams invited directly for their first North American event.

The eight teams who will participate in the closed qualifier, joined by eight coming from the open qualifier, are the following:

Brazil Tempo Storm United States Cloud9
Australia Renegades Canada OpTic
United States Selfless United States Splyce
United States Winterfox United States NRG

All matches up to the semi-finals, whose winners will advance to the $100,000 tournament in Austin, will be played in a best-of-three and follow this schedule:

Sunday, March 27th
18:00 Round of 16
21:00 Quarter-finals
00:00 Semi-finals
#1
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Brazil NaScene 
Good Luck C9!
2016-03-22 21:43
N1 mate
2016-03-22 21:43
Nice to see a tourney in Mexico but, where's the mexico teams? =o
2016-03-22 21:56
what do you mean? tempo storm is going
2016-03-22 22:09
"Before that a best-of-one open qualifier for a maximum of 512 teams will take place on Saturday, March 26, offering eight spots in the closed qualifier, with the other eight having been invited." xaxaxaax
2016-03-22 22:10
Texas aint part of México.
2016-03-22 23:47
n1
2016-03-23 00:24
dont talk shit mothafuker
2016-03-23 01:44
#103
liTTle | 
Macau napom 
Yeah ese orale omes
2016-03-23 05:13
mexico = texas rofl
2016-03-23 16:37
Austin? Never heard of that city
2016-03-22 21:43
1 second 2 first LOL
2016-03-22 21:43
Really? Austin, Texas? Never :O
2016-03-22 21:43
Its the MURICA of the south
2016-03-22 21:46
#73
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Chile Cristoff 
it is part of my country
2016-03-22 21:59
Texas isn't a country m8
2016-03-22 22:18
#83
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Chile Cristoff 
but there are only flags of countries here like mine :(
2016-03-22 22:24
#99
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Singapore The_Fiend[fA] 
It's named after Stone Cold Steve Austin. If you didn't watch WWF back in the day, it's obvious you wouldn't know.
2016-03-23 03:58
I see, thanks, but why would it be made the state capital?
2016-03-23 13:06
Have you seen how many championships that guy has? If it was anything less than a capital, he would break everyone in half with his stone cold stunner.
2016-03-23 13:24
Was he THAT good? :P
2016-03-23 14:09
Austin is named after Stephen F. Austin, the founder of Texas.
2016-03-23 18:46
Ah kk. Thanks :D
2016-03-23 20:18
n1
2016-03-22 21:43
r
2016-03-22 21:43
Nice
2016-03-22 21:43
#6
TaZ | 
Poland KrejZiS 
1
2016-03-22 21:43
1
2016-03-22 21:43
#9
Twistzz | 
Russia raintnt 
loke
2016-03-22 21:43
d
2016-03-22 21:43
Attans
2016-03-22 21:44
hmm
2016-03-22 21:44
1
2016-03-22 21:43
#14
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Brazil yxkz 
da
2016-03-22 21:43
n15
2016-03-22 21:43
n1
2016-03-22 21:43
#17
Dodz | 
Finland NexuBoB 
fak
2016-03-22 21:43
ye
2016-03-22 21:43
izi
2016-03-22 21:43
#20
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Slovakia VerySloVACGuy 
lul
2016-03-22 21:43
#21
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France France98123 
fak dis
2016-03-22 21:43
#110
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France France98123 
Kreygasm
2016-03-23 13:28
first
2016-03-22 21:43
#23
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United States bartoxP 
hi
2016-03-22 21:43
FIRST
2016-03-22 21:43
no
2016-03-22 21:43
Nope
2016-03-22 21:43
"2016-03-22 16:43:06" i was first lmfao
2016-03-22 21:44
Rofl dont have an mouse wheel?
2016-03-22 21:45
"#1 FIRST"
2016-03-22 21:45
Lol can't u see its 25 lol
2016-03-22 21:46
can u not read?
2016-03-22 21:46
Yeye.. Keep trying
2016-03-22 21:47
I was still first LOL
2016-03-22 21:48
Yep keep trying
2016-03-22 21:48
Yep keep trying
2016-03-22 21:49
Well your fking dumb
2016-03-22 21:49
Yep keep trying
2016-03-22 21:50
Rofl cant u give up? fking retard
2016-03-22 21:50
Yep keep trying
2016-03-22 21:50
kk can u say 1 more time?
2016-03-22 21:51
Yep keep trying
2016-03-22 21:51
ty
2016-03-22 21:51
Yep keep trying
2016-03-22 21:52
Another one
2016-03-22 21:52
Hes one u dumbass
2016-03-22 22:22
actually i was first
2016-03-23 00:15
k
2016-03-22 21:43
#28
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Portugal krypz0n 
all these idiots rofl
2016-03-22 21:43
liquid?
2016-03-22 21:43
#31
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Europe Addomix 
god b
2016-03-22 21:43
33 fuck yeas
2016-03-22 21:43
#34
China o_O 
xd
2016-03-22 21:43
#38
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Slovakia itsab8 
sad
2016-03-22 21:44
#39
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Brazil Torthi 
GL #TSwin
2016-03-22 21:44
#41
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United States snack- 
So liquid and ClG are probably directly invited so that's cool
2016-03-22 21:44
#84
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United States Scrub_Disney 
Why not C9 after they rely everyone in iBP. I don't want to see them choke again
2016-03-22 23:03
#85
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United States snack- 
yeah that's english
2016-03-22 23:08
#97
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United States Scrub_Disney 
It is supposed to be rekt stupid auto correct lol
2016-03-23 02:58
#42
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
gl gob b and co.
2016-03-22 21:44
When they sent out invites for this qualifier, Liquid, CLG, coL, and AGG were the bottom four in the Pro League. That's why, I assume, they didn't receive an invite.
2016-03-22 21:45
#50
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Spain Alser 
I think it's more likely that Liquid/CLG got direct invites to the event. Using the current standings in a league in which some teams have played a lot more matches that other would be pretty dumb
2016-03-22 21:47
^ Liquid, CLG and LG are most likely already invited
2016-03-22 21:53
Pretty sad how CLG and Liquid got direct invites yet not C9, rofl. And hell, CLG/Liquid over Tempo as well? sad.
2016-03-23 02:29
#45
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Spain Alser 
NRG + C9
2016-03-22 21:45
Gob b is gonna turn up sxsw
2016-03-22 21:47
let's go gobb
2016-03-22 21:49
let's fuckin gooo god b
2016-03-22 21:50
#67
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Brazil sprk1 
ez for tempo
2016-03-22 21:53
#68
Brehze | 
United States CS_Gawd 
C9 not invited wtf
2016-03-22 21:53
Liquid not invited lol
2016-03-22 21:57
Luminosity not invited lol
2016-03-23 01:00
#72
AZK | 
United States Dood 
direct invites for Liquid, CLG, and LG but not C9...
2016-03-22 21:58
CLG + Liquid + 2 Qualifying = 4 NA Teams they probably want 4 NA + 4 other (3 EU, LG)
2016-03-22 22:13
I think he means C9 deserves a direct invite over CLG or Liquid
2016-03-23 00:01
#77
Mexico Moxw 
1
2016-03-22 22:12
lol NA CS
2016-03-22 22:13
first omg!
2016-03-22 22:17
#92
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
#LETS GO TEMPOSTORM! we smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-03-23 01:41
#104
liTTle | 
Macau napom 
Yall cheat in every game that exists fdp even gunbound
2016-03-23 05:17
#105
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
don't hate us if ur scene is dead boy! good luck next time!
2016-03-23 05:31
ez for c9
2016-03-23 02:19
"Interestingly, neither Liquid or CLG, two of the best teams in the region, have been invited for the closed qualifier." This has got to be some kind of joke. CLG is not one of the best teams in the region. Liquid....maybe but not CLG. In this region, LG Cloud9 TS and Optic are probably the top 4 teams atm in NA.
2016-03-23 02:35
They may have turned it down because of the major (maybe traveling a couple of days early or just want to focus on preparation).
2016-03-23 03:59
CLG is like the only NA team with recent LAN accomplishments If you're gonna base everything off useless online matches in the last month, sure optic>clg easily, but clg always puts up decent performances at lan while optic is never even at lan
2016-03-23 04:01
Useless online matches? Oh you mean those ones that get you to lan tournaments...SMDH.
2016-03-24 03:20
Clg is definitely better than optic and tempo storm
2016-03-23 08:30
#98
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
ez 4 NA
2016-03-23 03:46
I don't know how Renegades (Australia) is considered as an NA team
2016-03-23 08:42
#124
RUSH | 
Canada Zebski 
they live in NA hence the name LA renegades.
2016-03-25 01:43
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2016-03-23 14:30
hiih :# eze
2016-03-26 20:54
"Interestingly, neither Liquid or CLG, two of the best teams in the region, have been invited for the closed qualifier" because they were already invited to the actual event.. hltv.org/news/17387-luminosity-clg-liqui.. RIP HLTV
2016-03-26 20:56
#128
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
wtf striker even wrote BOTH news ahahaha edit: You fooled me, this news is older than the one where they announced the invited teams.
2016-03-26 21:04
#129
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Sweden DEFINEG 
Maybe bcuz this post came up before that other one? And they didnt know who got invited more like rip you #rekt
2016-03-26 21:04
#130
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
y I realized that right before
2016-03-26 21:05
#127
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
LETS GO GOB!!!
2016-03-26 21:00
gl ENCE
2016-03-27 18:46
#132
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Australia Zer0_Gravity 
what happened to renegades? they don't seem to be in this qualifier anymore???
2016-03-28 00:01
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