DreamHack Masters Malmö viewer's guide
With the start of DreamHack Masters Malmö just around the corner, we bring you a detailed viewer's guide of the $250,000 event, the first tournament premier after the player break.
The second edition of DreamHack Masters Malmö will run over the span of five days, starting on Wednesday, August 30th and finishing on Sunday, September 3rd. 16 teams will be present in Malmö, Sweden this weekend, with BIG being the only team out of the current top 10 to miss out.
Sixteen teams have been split into four GSL-style groups that combine BO1 and BO3 matches, but this time around, the winners match will be BO3, while the elimination match will be a BO1. Another change DreamHack has made is to the coaching rule, which now allows coaches to speak during freeze time and half time.
Below you can find the group draw in full:
|Group A||Group B|
|Group C||Group D|
For the first day of the event, the tournament will feature a B stream, on which half of the matches will be played (marked with an asterisk). From Thursday onwards, the action will be happening on just the single, main stream. The event will be open to the public only for the playoffs on Saturday and Sunday.
The full schedule is as follows:
|Wednesday, August 30th|
|14:30||Virtus.pro||vs. Natus Vincere||BO1|
|19:00||Group A elimination match||BO1|
|19:00||Group B elimination match*||BO1|
|20:30||Group C elimination match||BO1|
|20:30||Group 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|
To bring the action, DreamHack have asembled an impressive talent list. Desk hosting will once again be done by Alex "Machine" Richardson, while Sue "Smix" Lee will take the interviewer role. Commentating the action will be Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett and Henry "HenryG" Greer, while Anders Blume will be pairing up with Jason "moses" O’Toole this time around.
Vince Hill and Dustin "dusT" Mouret will be covering the B stream on the first day, with the talent list being completed with four analysts, including Janko "YNk" Paunović and Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill.
The following 14 people will be working as on-air talent for DreamHack Masters Malmö:
Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk Host
Sue "Smix" Lee - Interviewer
Pala "Mantrousse" Gilroy Sen - Reporter
Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Reporter
Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
Anders Blume - Commentator
Jason "moses" O’Toole - Commentator
Vince Hill - Commentator (B stream)
Dustin "dusT" Mouret - Commentator (B stream)
Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst
Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Analyst
Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst