BIG replace fnatic at DreamHack Winter

Following fnatic's decision to pull out of next month's DreamHack Open Winter, the Swedish tournament organizer announced BIG as the replacement.

fnatic have decided to skip the annual CS:GO event in Jönköping, Sweden, the team has announced today. The decision is a result of both schedule-related and personal issues, that will also see the Swedish side play the WESG EU&CIS Finals with Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin instead of Freddy "⁠KRIMZ⁠" Johansson.

BIG will be competing at the Elmia Convention Centre

Replacing the Swedes are BIG, who finished second at DreamHack Open Denver and are currently the #18 team in our ranking.

Currently, the six invited teams are known for DreamHack Open Winter, while the last two teams will be decided by the European and North American qualifiers, which were announced yesterday.

This is how the team list looks at the moment:

France Envy Kazakhstan Gambit
Denmark Heroic Europe mousesports
Ukraine Natus Vincere Germany BIG
Europe EU Qualifier North America NA Qualifier
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
770
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1567
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
#1
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Germany Zectiion
wow no home team gg
2017-11-10 14:44
feels bad for the swedes that bought tickets to see fnatic live xd
2017-11-10 14:59
I'm SHOCKED they didn't invite VP :OOOOOOOOOOOOO
2017-11-10 15:48
#152
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Germany No_Kappa
2017-11-10 16:00
NaVi tho le xd
2017-11-10 16:32
#210
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United States NA_CS_FAN
online cs LUL
2017-11-10 23:02
#137
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North America YungKDP
Who would pay money to attend a t2 DH event
2017-11-10 15:50
this dreamhack looks pretty nice, more tier 1-2
2017-11-11 20:35
it would be ez for fnatic
2017-11-10 15:09
#112
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Sweden ThorinEk
I live in Jönköping where the event is and what u say to me Dreamhack. No swedish team!? Ive been looking forward to this since last DH Jönköping. Omg
2017-11-10 15:23
FeelsBadMan I was so hyped for the event and now I've got no team to cheer for at DH Winter
2017-11-10 15:38
#151
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Sweden ThorinEk
I legitimitley think they should redo all the invites or maybe only remove the qualifier and just invite a different swedish team to that spot
2017-11-10 15:58
They should just postpone it. Fnatic deserve to be there and I want to see them at LAN.
2017-11-10 16:09
Postpone DHW? u know it's a big lan festival going on during the event right?
2017-11-10 17:23
They can't postpone a whole dh because of the time schedule of 1 team tho
2017-11-10 17:45
As the people above me have stated - I think it's kinda impossible to postpone. It's around 30000 visitors to Dreamhack Winter. Of those 30000 visitors it's just under 17000 connected computers. :) It's kinda big so hell will probably break lose if they try to change the dates! But I still agree with you in some way since it's sad that DHW won't have a swedish team.
2017-11-10 18:01
#214
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Sweden ThorinEk
from my intel it is 20K that bring computer and many of them has already booked seats for 150$ each.
2017-11-10 23:43
Yes, I actually meant just under 20000! =D My bad!
2017-11-11 11:31
Yep, postponed to 12-15 of January because fnatic not need to qualifies at major
2017-11-11 09:59
NiP might qualifier for it
2017-11-10 16:37
i think they didnt want to... atleast what i heard
2017-11-10 17:39
German cs. invited when so bad
2017-11-10 14:45
They seem to be a lot better on lan than online. (except that ldlc finals that was shit).
2017-11-10 15:07
Oh sorry I didnt know that renegades are also major legends
2017-11-10 15:50
N1
2017-11-10 14:45
#4
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Kazakhstan Fijithings
why?
2017-11-10 14:45
#67
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Brazil coldzao2
Onlinetic
2017-11-10 15:00
very noice
2017-11-10 14:45
reported
2017-11-10 14:45
why((
2017-11-10 14:45
cuz bhop script
2017-11-10 15:40
fak
2017-11-10 15:41
ez busted
2017-11-10 15:43
lets keep it clean, it's a family show
2017-11-10 17:37
gg fnatic
2017-11-10 14:45
#7
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Russia calcium20s
whats happening fnatec
2017-11-10 14:45
#8
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa)
BUG LUL
2017-11-10 14:45
Wow so funny and old. Get over it
2017-11-10 15:07
BUG LUL
2017-11-10 15:27
Still mad faze, c9 and sk got fucking rekt?
2017-11-10 15:51
#166
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Hungary Mityu
Can be hard with bug :(
2017-11-10 16:23
If you watched the games, you would know that they didnt use it vs sk. Also nice englando
2017-11-10 17:00
they use it you idiot
2017-11-10 17:07
Haha watch the the demo then you retard <3
2017-11-10 18:42
lmao this german is actually an idiot.If you watch the demo now obviously you cant see if they use it or not cause its already patched.They did use it theres a clip where don share it in twitter.Not even gonna bother searching for this idiot German tho
2017-11-11 18:31
You can tell by if they crouch while jumping. Are you retarded? Ofc you can see it, just not from the enemys pov
2017-11-11 18:34
hltv.org/forums/threads/1528249/big-usin.. found it in 1 seconds idiot german
2017-11-11 18:35
He didnt stand up in midair you genius
2017-11-11 18:37
He did you deluded idiot.
2017-11-11 18:39
haha sure :D ran out of excuses?
2017-11-11 18:40
lmao if you think someone will actually jump on that occasion letting his head pop out then I don't have to argue further more.You are just some deluded idiot, and yes he did use the bug there.
2017-11-11 18:45
youre claiming things against people and you dont even have any proof. gj man really
2017-11-11 18:46
"don't even have any proof" literally sent a clip. gj man german is indeed an idiot on another level.
2017-11-11 18:52
the bug works only when you stand up while jumping. are you blind? he didnt stand up while jumping
2017-11-11 18:53
Funny that c9 and faze used it aswell
2017-11-10 18:45
still mad lul
2017-11-10 16:23
fnatic landodgers LUL
2017-11-10 14:45
gg
2017-11-10 14:45
#11
ELMO | 
Sweden herb
wtff
2017-11-10 14:45
no bug no win
2017-11-10 14:45
wasted spot lul
2017-11-10 14:45
#15
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Switzerland Alpollo
HellRaisers > BIG why BIG invite
2017-11-10 14:45
Starting to look more and more like a 2nd to 3rd tier event. Sad, since it was so big a couple of years ago.
2017-11-10 14:45
Same as every dh event in a way :d
2017-11-12 11:43
#18
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Russia NiGaTiVe
OOO YES
2017-11-10 14:45
#19
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United States ybm
Solid t2 event
2017-11-10 14:45
That looks like a quite underwhelming line-up now, at least with fnatic they had a hometown hero
2017-11-10 14:46
This is still very good for a tier 2 event Gambit is low tier 1,they have some really good players mousesports is high tier 2,they have a lot of potential Na'Vi with the new lineup they can be a top team in the future,they have the pieces Envy,BIG and Heroic are all fine teams that could have upsets
2017-11-10 14:55
lol everyone is skipping over this garbage event, no surprise there, why even bother with 100k events nowadays I guess
2017-11-10 14:46
#114
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Sweden ThorinEk
event is only two days so ez money though
2017-11-10 15:26
trash event
2017-11-10 14:46
bug
2017-11-10 14:47
smh. Fnatic coul've won this
2017-11-10 14:47
Optic :(
2017-11-10 14:47
#244
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Estonia VeTox
+1
2017-11-11 20:51
#30
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Russia e1em3nt
they will prepare for ESL Pro League Finals instead of this) dreamhack 1-3th and esl starting at 5th of december) ofcourse they will miss dh
2017-11-10 14:47
Wtf
2017-11-10 14:47
Fnatic dodging LAN confirmed
2017-11-10 14:47
#115
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Sweden ThorinEk
Lekr0nliners
2017-11-10 15:26
#36
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Sweden Rexz
DHW without fnatic & NiP or GODSENT rip crowd lmao
2017-11-10 14:50
#43
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Sweden mixlax
+1, skipping this event now. Thought about going for a day pass since I live nearby.
2017-11-10 14:52
#45
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Sweden Rexz
same
2017-11-10 14:53
#116
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Sweden ThorinEk
Same here also live in JKPG
2017-11-10 15:27
Ballrog
2017-11-10 15:34
Är det du som är med i den kanalen
2017-11-10 15:35
#148
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Sweden ThorinEk
Jag det är jag som är Thorin från Thorin och Balrog som gör Pokémonfilmer :-)
2017-11-10 15:58
nice
2017-11-10 15:57
#209
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Sweden mixlax
I Think that it really sucks that the Swedish teams does not prioritize their fans actually.
2017-11-10 22:32
big is way better on lan than on internet. remember that
2017-11-10 14:51
no offense. big is not that good anymore. But I agree. these are all decent top tier 2 teams.
2017-11-10 15:52
yes, even cant win ESWC
2017-11-10 15:51
Yes, even cant london
2017-11-10 19:02
#39
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Germany cartii
BOTS
2017-11-10 14:51
onlinetic
2017-11-10 14:52
Nice.
2017-11-10 14:54
#48
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Brazil davidzor
NaVi/Gambit/Mouz winners 100%
2017-11-10 14:55
#49
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Sweden pontus767
no ;((
2017-11-10 14:55
drimheq
2017-11-10 14:55
EZ FOR BIG!
2017-11-10 14:58
rip at least 1 won tournament this year :(
2017-11-10 15:00
#71
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Sweden lagcats
thats not really a smart move by fnatic imo
2017-11-10 15:02
#118
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Sweden ThorinEk
Agree this event they actually have chance to win.
2017-11-10 15:28
#156
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Sweden flippig
i disagree, the esl pro league finals is 2 days after, i think they wanna focus on that since thats a tier 1 event
2017-11-10 16:09
Where is NiP?
2017-11-10 15:03
#76
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Norway insy
Onliners landodging. Shocked.
2017-11-10 15:04
krimz trouble maker
2017-11-10 15:08
fnatic on lan with botlden lul
2017-11-10 15:08
#99
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Czech Republic Peks123
WHYYYYYYYYYY
2017-11-10 15:09
+1 now only need Seed to qualify and DH Winter will be gud
2017-11-10 15:10
Anyone know what's up with KRiMZ?
2017-11-10 15:17
no swedes? lul
2017-11-10 15:31
#131
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
? A event in Sweden does not need a Swedish team lol. Id rather see the teams invited than NIP/Fnatic as well.
2017-11-10 15:46
but seeing some swedish teams would be nice just for that oldschool feeling
2017-11-10 15:48
#139
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Well ofc. But we all know that Swedish CS at the moment is shit. (Ik, sad). So id rather see BIG over Fnatic.
2017-11-10 15:50
true that about swe cs lets just hope they manage to become great again
2017-11-10 15:52
moodii says hi
2017-11-10 16:27
ez
2017-11-10 15:34
#124
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Sweden TopEraX
And there isn't a swedish team invited to the qualifier. R.I.P Hopefully the swedes can get someone to represent them in Jönköping.
2017-11-10 15:39
#145
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Probably not tbh. Check the EU qualifier. Not a single Swedish team. hltv.org/events/3272/dreamhack-open-wint..
2017-11-10 15:53
#147
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Sweden TopEraX
The open qualifier could be something. Not sure though.
2017-11-10 15:55
#150
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
ah right, its 16 teams in the closed qual (And ofc only 8 teams in the closed qual right now). So yes, some Swedish team could pull through to closed qual. But idk what teams will play tho: wiki.teamliquid.net/counterstrike/DreamH.. hltv.org/events/3271/dreamhack-open-wint..
2017-11-10 15:57
#159
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Sweden TopEraX
I mean, idk what NiP is doing but maybe they could. Team5, Red Reserve as well.
2017-11-10 16:16
#162
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Team5 would get SMASHED hard if they got to DH Winter tbh.
2017-11-10 16:18
Dont worry me, Maikelele & pronax will qualify tomorrow through Open Qualifiers to represent Sweden ;) #Believe?
2017-11-10 19:34
#219
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Slovakia SLAVak
what's their team called?
2017-11-11 05:52
#128
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Good. Its an upgrade atleast.
2017-11-10 15:44
bait
2017-11-11 10:07
#225
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
No? not really. BIG > Fnatic. Atleast atm.
2017-11-11 11:12
bait
2017-11-11 11:12
BIG LUL Group stage exit incoming
2017-11-10 15:45
that is sad :( why fnatic, i like u
2017-11-10 15:47
#143
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
In a statement, fnatic cite "schedule-related issues and unforeseen family circumstances" as the reasons to withdraw from DreamHack Winter and to be forced to field a stand-in for Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson at the WESG Regional event. So its something with Krimz/Krimz family. Thats why they skip DHW and play WESG with Brollan.
2017-11-10 15:52
+1
2017-11-10 15:53
#136
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Poland Oleczeq
Why not 2 EU Qualifier spots? :(
2017-11-10 15:49
expected from onliners
2017-11-10 15:54
Fnatic will never get to play on a lan BabyRage/BibleThump They will never get to prove the haters wrong :/
2017-11-10 16:04
#161
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Sweden flippig
esl pro league finals is 2 days later i think fnatic rather focus on that tbh since its a much more high prestige event. and they will prove all the haters wrong just a matter of time considering how the new lineup has looked recently
2017-11-10 16:17
PogChamp but maybe less pracc shieeet with krimz now :(
2017-11-10 16:24
onliners dodging lan lul expected and another failure for BUG clan
2017-11-10 16:09
no FaZe = tier2 tournament
2017-11-10 16:10
#164
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World Nydhogg
Dreamhack tier 3 event now, why even care?
2017-11-10 16:21
Fntic dodging LAN? jk I think BIG deserve the spot cause they got into the finals of the last 2 dreamhack events they attended.
2017-11-10 16:25
Funny how Dreamhack Winter one day was one of the most important event of CS, todat it is just like ESWC or worse.
2017-11-10 16:30
#173
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Sweden lawflezz
Invite nip
2017-11-10 16:35
Shit>fnatic>spirit>nip
2017-11-10 16:48
nt no scene
2017-11-11 01:58
Why not Godsent? Or anyone from sweden ._.
2017-11-10 16:51
#182
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Germany h1treX
BIG EZ VICTORY LUL
2017-11-10 17:18
#184
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France p2l
Swedish CS LUL Not even a team to support at their home LAN LUL
2017-11-10 17:29
Fnatic onliners confirmed. They dont even play the LANs they are invited to.
2017-11-10 17:46
wasted spot
2017-11-10 19:21
If fnatic, NiP, and Renegades were there it would be like the ultimate t2 LAN shame
2017-11-10 20:03
#201
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Sweden Zolity
Rip
2017-11-10 20:15
Noone saw that guy that replaces krimz is 15y???tf.
2017-11-10 20:46
This is a BIG switch xd
2017-11-10 22:08
#211
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Hungary Joco413
EZ Gambit
2017-11-10 23:26
No TL and fnatic,aint watching that Shit tier 3 tournament after those withdraw,too bad it should have been interesting
2017-11-10 23:39
Arent SK supposed to be there?
2017-11-10 23:43
#215
fnx | 
Brazil woentg
Sk?
2017-11-10 23:46
ah yea, that was dh summer
2017-11-10 23:57
#216
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Germany r4jzN
sad that one of the best events in cs:go is now just a tier2 tournament
2017-11-10 23:55
they need clown9 to make it happen
2017-11-11 10:05
#223
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Finland yEkQ
no..
2017-11-11 10:05
#228
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Brazil awav
big 0-3 on 2018 eleague major lol
2017-11-11 14:09
i dont think so, everyone said the same before last major
2017-11-11 18:37
#229
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Portugal StarKi24
BIG now are very bad
2017-11-11 15:45
BIG fluke go homeeeeeeeeee
2017-11-11 18:32
#242
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Denmark Xipingu
Hahahahah, Swedish CS is in ruins atm. rip :((((
2017-11-11 18:55
#245
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Iceland caverat
the tier 2 event
2017-11-12 05:03
ez gambit
2017-11-19 04:37
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