Cloud9 replace OpTic at DreamHack Masters Malmö
OpTic Gaming's spot at DreamHack Masters Malmö will be taken by Cloud9, the event's organisers have revealed.
The last-minute change comes as a result of the recent changes undergone by OpTic, who signed European trio Adam "friberg" Friberg, Aleksi "allu" Jalli and Emil "Magisk" Reif, with a fifth player expected to be revealed soon.
In a statement, DreamHack explained that OpTic can no longer field the core of the lineup that was invited, which means they are no longer eligible to compete in the tournament.
This will be the first event for Cloud9 since recruiting Tarik "tarik" Celik and William "RUSH" Wierzba from OpTic as replacements for longtime duo Mike "shroud" Grzesiek and Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert.
DreamHack Masters Malmö will run from August 30 to September 3 at Malmö Arena, with 16 teams duking it out for their share of the $250,000 prize pool.
The final list of participants for the event looks as follows: