DreamHack Montreal viewer's guide
With Dreamhack Open Montreal set to start, here are all the details you need to know regarding the groups, schedule, and prize-pool distribution.
Running from September 8-10, the next DreamHack Open stop will see eight teams battle it out for a cut of the $100,000 prize-pool at the Place Bonaventure in Montreal, Canada.
Six invited participants will be joined by two sides that came from the qualifying stages. Kinguin, who qualified in Europe following Space Soldiers' withdrawal, have been placed in the same group as North, CLG and Gale Force. As for Group B, it will feature Complexity, who qualified in North America, Cloud9 and the Brazilian duo Immortals and Luminosity.
|Group A||Group B|
As it is usual in DreamHack Open editions, the group stage will consist of a double-elimination format, in which the elimination and decider matches are played in a best-of-three format. The playoffs will feature a single-elimination bracket, with all matches being played in a best-of-three format.
Below you can find the full schedule for the tournament:
|Friday, September 8|
|19:00||North||vs. Gale Force||BO1|
|01:00||Group A winners' match||BO1|
|02:30||Group B winners' match||BO1|
|Saturday, September 9|
|16:00||Group A elimination match||BO3|
|19:00||Group B elimination match||BO3|
|22:00||Group A decider||BO3|
|01:00||Group B decider||BO3|
|Sunday, September 10|
|16:00||Semi-final #1 (B1 vs. A2)||BO3|
|19:00||Semi-final #2 (A1 vs. B2)||BO3|
The event will feature Tres "stunna" Saranthus as host, while Jacob "Pimp" Winneche and James "hazed" Cobb will be responsible for breaking down the action, with the latter making his debut as an analyst. As for the tournament's commentators, Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett headlines the four-man team.
Here is the full on-air talent team for DreamHack Open Montreal:
Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Host
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst
James "hazed" Cobb - Analyst
Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator
John "BLU" Mullen - Commentator
Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Commentator
Keith "Seaside" LaFortune - Commentator
As for the prize-pool distribution, here is how the $100,000 will be divided among the eight teams: