DreamHack Winter viewer's guide

DreamHack ZOWIE Open Winter 2016 is ready to kick-off as all the details have been set. Eight teams will be fighting in Sweden for their shares of $100,000. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming tournament.

The tournament will start out in the group stages, which will feature the oft-used GSL format. While the openers and winners' matches will be best-of-ones, the decider and elimination matches will be best-of-threes.


The Elmia Convention Center in Jönköping will play host to the tournament

After the two qualifying teams in each group are decided, the tournament will move on to the playoff stage, which will be a best-of-three single elimination bracket composing of semifinals and final.

Here are the groups:

Group A Group B
Denmark Dignitas United States Cloud9
Sweden GODSENT North America OpTic
CIS FlipSid3 Kazakhstan Gambit
Poland Kinguin Australia Renegades

The tournament will start at 12:30 on November 24 with the opening match between Dignitas and Kinguin from Group A, followed by Cloud9 vs. Renegades, the first opener in Group B. After the other two openers the winners' matches will be played, meaning our first qualified teams will be known on the first day.

The second day, Friday, will feature four best-of-threes: two elimination matches and two decider matches, to close out the group stage. Finally, on Saturday, the action will conclude after the semifinals and finals are played and our victor has raised the trophy. 

Here is the table with the schedule: 

Thursday, November 24
12:30 Denmark Dignitas  vs. Poland Kinguin BO1
14:00 United States Cloud9 vs. Australia Renegades BO1
16:30 Sweden GODSENT vs. CIS FlipSid3 BO1
18:00 North America OpTic vs. Kazakhstan Gambit BO1
19:30 Group A winners' match BO1
21:00 Group B winners' match BO1
       
Friday, November 25
12:00 Group A elimination match BO3
15:00 Group B elimination match BO3
18:00 Group A decider BO3
21:00 Group B decider BO3
       

Saturday, November 26

11:00 Semi-final #1 (B1 vs. A2) BO3
14:00 Semi-final #2 (A1 vs. B2) BO3
18:00 Grand final BO3

The talent lineup will feature Sue "Smix" Lee as the stage host, while Alex "Machine" Richardson will be her equivalent at the desk. There, he will be joined by Janko "YNk" Paunović and Jason "moses" O'Toole to break down all the action going on in Jönköping.

Commentating the games will be the duo of Matt "Sadokist" Trivett and Henry "HenryG" Greer as well as Room on Fire's Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat and Vince "Metuz" Hill.

United States Sue "Smix" Lee - Stage host & interviews 

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk host
Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst
United States Jason "moses" O'Toole - Analyst

Canada Matt "Sadokist" Trivett
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer
United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat
United Kingdom Vince "Metuz" Hill

Last, but not least, is the $100,000 prize distribution, which is as follows:

1. $50,000
2. $20,000
3-4. $10,000
3-4. $10,000
5-6. $3,000
5-6. $3,000
7-8. $2,000
7-8. $2,000

To learn more about the teams competing don't forget to check out our very own preview, made by Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin, and the tournament's event page, a conglomerate of all things DreamHack Winter.

Serbia Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Janko 'YNk' Paunović
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
117
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Will be sick
2016-11-23 22:10
#23
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Russia band1 
no
2016-11-23 22:10
#36
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Germany No_Kappa 
no SK no VP no NaVi no Faze no Astralis k then
2016-11-23 23:39
It will still be fun to watch.
2016-11-24 03:09
#52
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Germany No_Kappa 
Boring as fuck if you ask me.
2016-11-24 15:20
#56
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United Kingdom ryb1kkk 
waste 3 days to see how ex-dig winning
2016-12-21 18:33
#46
United Kingdom Dird 
The lineup is so weak...looks like a qualifier tournament
2016-11-24 09:08
s
2016-11-23 22:09
New site: society.gg Code: splinter (for 5$) csgoworld.com code: 19955 (for 5$)
2016-11-24 01:10
nice
2016-11-23 22:09
EZ4DICKNITAS we'll see how it goes)))
2016-11-23 22:10
optic will win this
2016-11-24 11:18
d
2016-11-23 22:09
#7
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Lithuania Tomekas85 
C9 you can do it cmom
2016-11-23 22:10
#8
rain | 
Norway Kimmiix 
Proud to be 8th comment
2016-11-23 22:10
#9
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United Kingdom chippyuwu 
GO GODSENT!
2016-11-23 22:10
C9 to win 128-0
2016-11-23 22:10
Will be sick
2016-11-23 22:10
#12
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South America PartisanGrill 
No NiP no party :c
2016-11-23 22:10
yau
2016-11-23 22:09
lit
2016-11-23 22:09
Woop soo excited ;D
2016-11-23 22:10
nice
2016-11-23 22:10
Nice!
2016-11-23 22:10
#18
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United States xWho 
love this tourney. I really hope GODSENST wins, but I'm honestly not sure if they will. If they are able to beat C9 and Dig on lan, then they definitely have a good chance in the major.
2016-11-23 22:10
#26
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United States xWho 
DH is my favorite producer. I love the sound quality and the way it's set up. I went to both MLG Columbus and ESL One New York and I definitely like the way DH works much nicer. Although sometimes the crowds can be sort of small
2016-11-23 22:11
ez for cajunB
2016-11-23 22:10
1st gimme cookie
2016-11-23 22:10
ez game dignitas
2016-11-23 22:10
#22
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France France98123 
go OPTIC
2016-11-23 22:10
metuz <3
2016-11-23 22:10
Not nip, fnatic, vp, sk, astralis, very easy camp
2016-11-23 22:12
#28
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Norway BBonden 
Pretty good talent they got for this, tier 1.5 casters and analysts. Go Dignitas
2016-11-23 22:14
#29
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World Buick 
29th
2016-11-23 22:14
Anders Blume where are you :(
2016-11-23 22:21
#31
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Sweden lagcats 
nice one
2016-11-23 22:23
#32
United Kingdom Dird 
wtf is this not a qualfier event for a DH Winter Masters?
2016-11-23 22:26
Bring back DHW major (or at least make it a masters)
2016-11-23 22:29
#34
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Czech Republic MrM4sl0 
First match 16:0 and team which lose gonna be second overall. Thank me later.
2016-11-23 22:32
thanks
2016-12-01 16:27
#35
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Sweden godname 
nice teams Kappa
2016-11-23 23:18
#37
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
dig vs c9 final
2016-11-24 00:16
#38
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United States darkun 
fuck im looking forward to watchin this tournament like it was a 700k one, gonna be some crazy rounds
2016-11-24 00:26
y cant sk, vp, nip, navi, g2 and other good teams attend? r they at a better tourny?
2016-11-24 00:47
Yes Eleague S2 finale soon.
2016-11-24 02:11
I mean Optic and Dig are playing in that and this so it might not be that. They maybe just declined cause of too many events.
2016-11-24 04:42
#41
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Russia TOP2DEREVNI 
Where is HYUCAC?
2016-11-24 02:05
K majoru gotovytsa :)
2016-11-24 09:30
Tournament of homesent
2016-11-24 03:07
Go go Gambit!
2016-11-24 09:29
#49
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Sweden mr-gusse 
inb4 c9 v. dignitas in the grand final
2016-11-24 10:38
very ez 4 c9
2016-11-24 13:28
This might the worst DH Tournament in History
2016-11-25 01:15
Exactly my thoughts
2016-11-26 15:08
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