The full schedule and format for the first big event after the off-season, DreamHack Masters Malmö, taking place from August 30-September 3, was released by the organizers.
All 16 teams of DreamHack Masters Malmö have already been determined, with 12 receiving direct invites for the $250,000 tournament, including the current top five according to our ranking - SK, Astralis, FaZe, Gambit, and G2.
While the groups haven't been revealed yet, DreamHack released the full schedule of the five-day event taking place in Malmö, which will begin with GSL groups of four, followed by a best-of-three, single-elimination bracket.
On the first day, which is reserved for the best-of-one stages of the groups (initial and elimination matches), DreamHack will run two matches at a time.
Here is the full schedule:
|Wednesday, August 30th|
|13:00||Group A & B initial round match #1||BO1|
|14:30||Group A & B initial round match #2||BO1|
|16:00||Group C & D initial round match #1||BO1|
|17:30||Group C & D initial round match #2||BO1|
|19:00||Group A & B elimination match||BO1|
|20:30||Group C & D elimination match||BO1|
|Thursday, August 31st|
|10:00||Group A winners' match||BO3|
|13:00||Group B winners' match||BO3|
|16:00||Group C winners' match||BO3|
|19:00||Group D winners' match||BO3|
|Friday, September 1st|
|10:00||Group A decider||BO3|
|13:00||Group B decider||BO3|
|16:00||Group C decider||BO3|
|19:00||Group D decider||BO3|
|Saturday, September 2nd|
|Sunday, September 3rd|
Here are the participating teams once again: