DreamHack Winter groups drawn

The draw for the group stage of DreamHack Open Winter has taken place, with the eight participating teams having been split into two groups.

The final DreamHack event of the year will take place from December 1-3 at the Elmia Convention Center, in Jönköping, where eight teams - six invited plus two qualified - will compete for their share of a $100,000 prize fund.

A double-elimination group stage, featuring best-of-three matches in the lower bracket, will lead into a single-elimination bracket with the top two teams from both groups, with all matches being played in a best-of-three format.

Hobbit and Zeus will meet again at DreamHack Winter

Group A is headlined by two Eastern European teams, Gambit and Natus Vincere, with the latter set to make their first outing since recruiting Denis "electronic" Sharipov from FlipSid3. Group B looks to be a three-horse race between BIG, mousesports and Envy for the playoff spots.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Group A Group B
Kazakhstan Gambit Germany BIG
Denmark Heroic Europe mousesports
Ukraine Natus Vincere France Envy
Canada Rise Nation Denmark North Academy

The complete tournament schedule looks as follows:

Friday, December 1
12:00 Kazakhstan Gambit vs. Canada Rise Nation BO1
13:30 Europe mousesports vs. Denmark North Academy BO1
15:00 Denmark Heroic vs. Ukraine Natus Vincere BO1
16:30 Germany BIG vs. France Envy BO1
18:00 Group A winners' match   BO1
19:30 Group B winners' match   BO1
       
Saturday, December 2
10:00 Group A elimination match   BO3
13:00 Group B elimination match   BO3
16:00 Group A decider   BO3
19:00 Group B decider   BO3
       
Sunday, December 3
12:00 Semi-final #1 (B1 vs. A2)   BO3
15:00 Semi-final #2 (A1 vs. B2)   BO3
19:00 Grand final   BO3
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
#4
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Sweden faveLa_burr1to 
ok
2017-11-21 18:38
#5
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Norway Phancy11 
Navi vs Gambit hype!!
2017-11-21 18:38
#62
rain | 
Norway SkandiG 
Might not play against each other
2017-11-21 19:13
#76
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Albania ekiw0w 
They're in the same group you fucking bellend
2017-11-21 19:30
No need to call anyone names. Thank you.
2017-11-21 19:46
#88
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Albania ekiw0w 
i was just being an HLTV boi. I'm more civilized than this. Very sorry. edit: it's actually funny how i see tons of people talking smack to other people, and my first ever comment on this account gets called out.
2017-11-21 19:51
Maybe you should see it as still being in time to refrain from your "HLTV boi" evolution.
2017-11-21 19:59
#94
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Albania ekiw0w 
i'd call it devolution, actually. :d
2017-11-21 20:00
Not gonna lie "bellend" had me dying
2017-11-21 20:26
b8ed by 40+ yo admin LMAO
2017-11-21 22:53
#122
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Croatia Jack Russell 
Yeah cause it's impossible for Navi to lose vs Heroic, right.
2017-11-21 21:32
ez rise nation bois
2017-11-21 18:38
#151
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World Gottasniff 
Ez4 mooseloff > s1mple
2017-11-22 04:20
#7
TACO | 
Brazil gabriezz1 
No SK ? Disband
2017-11-21 18:38
#20
gAuLeS | 
Brazil Verneth 
It's only for t2 XD
2017-11-21 18:42
#125
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Brazil h3nx 
LUL +1
2017-11-21 21:46
+1 SK would fit pretty good in this tier3 tournament
2017-11-21 18:51
#60
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Germany skraby 
+1
2017-11-21 19:08
#91
kkt | 
Slovakia ypsylonnn 
ayyyy
2017-11-21 19:54
#8
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Russia majncly 
ez4navi
2017-11-21 18:39
#9
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Poland zJe 
ez navi
2017-11-21 18:39
#11
oskar | 
Czech Republic divous6 
oskar ez
2017-11-21 18:39
EZ GAMBOT
2017-11-21 18:39
#14
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista 
Navi won’t make it out of groups
2017-11-21 18:39
Wtf?!?!??
2017-11-21 18:39
#16
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France t3r4byt3 
Gambit, Heroic/Na'Vi, mouz, EnVyUs to playoffs
2017-11-21 18:40
easiest group for mouzzzz
2017-11-21 18:40
#28
Ireland TGC_ 
remember last lan against BIG? nearly lost 16-3...
2017-11-21 18:46
big is overrated anyway
2017-11-21 19:16
#81
Ireland TGC_ 
big isnt overrated, its just since september/october time, tabsen has been in a pretty big slump, no lan tho he preforms as does Nex...
2017-11-21 19:39
A group: gambit, heroic B group: mouse/envy/big other teams is poorshit
2017-11-21 18:41
potentially Navi group A too, they might be pretty good with electronic
2017-11-28 04:36
#19
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
bo3 grand final still happens sadly
2017-11-21 18:41
bo5 is too boring to watch imo
2017-11-21 19:25
While ideal, a BO5 is just too damn long. It's not too bad if certain maps are blowouts (but are blowouts even good viewing?) but if you get close games or god forbid, overtime...well, then it could easily take 5 hours.
2017-11-21 19:30
#89
MICHU | 
Poland papaski2 
well that's more interesting than playing bo3 in all ways, there is more comeback potential, bo5 will check more precisely which team is better prepared, games like last VP SK final in bo5 format are just godlike dude
2017-11-21 19:51
Godlike series, yes. Palatable length, no. Most sports are of reasonable length meaning that they can be consumed / viewed is a reasonable amount of time eh 1.5hrs to 3. When we get into the realms of 5 hours it can be a bit too much for most people...see Cricket ;)
2017-11-21 22:02
idk man if you are a fan of csgo bo5 should be like a festival or so, for different people means something different but for me it works that way
2017-11-21 22:06
Imma bet 10 dollars on Rise Nation. If they actually win, I'm going to make like 20,000 dollars
2017-11-21 18:43
#75
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Europe KappaKaako 
To win the whole thing??
2017-11-21 19:29
weird seeing rise nation at an EU event
2017-11-21 18:44
#50
Europe g_G 
It's a great opportunity for them to get experience against top teams
2017-11-21 18:57
#55
s1mple | 
United Kingdom Stuart_ 
to get rekt yes
2017-11-21 18:59
#68
Europe g_G 
you never know ;)
2017-11-21 19:18
#119
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Hungary Shaperz 
"top teams"
2017-11-21 21:30
#23
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United States KrakeNCSGO 
ez electronic gambit and navi group a nv and mouz group b navi vs nv gambit vs mouz i think final navi vs gambit/mouz but navi ez champion
2017-11-21 18:44
navi is trash, real talk, think about this kinda fanboy dnavi
2017-11-21 18:46
#32
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United States KrakeNCSGO 
lets see
2017-11-21 18:47
navi top 1 ez win
2017-11-21 18:44
#25
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Germany Mabu 
Group A: Heroic & Gambit Group B: EnvyUs & Mousesports Final: EnvyUs vs mousesports
2017-11-21 18:45
why rise nation?
2017-11-21 18:45
they qualified
2017-11-21 18:48
ez navi
2017-11-21 18:46
#29
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Other kFelidae 
na'vi - nV final
2017-11-21 18:46
tier 5
2017-11-21 18:47
#33
Ireland TGC_ 
Group A: Lanbit will probably take it. Group B: (So we have to remember this is lan) Big/Mouse
2017-11-21 18:48
#58
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Malaysia Level1Cam 
Envyus has improved in LAN recently
2017-11-21 19:06
GL & RIP NAVI
2017-11-21 18:49
#36
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
WHERE IS NA?
2017-11-21 18:49
#110
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United States gtmaniacmda 
not invited, only one qualifier spot
2017-11-21 20:44
FeelsBadMen
2017-11-21 20:45
BIG ON LAN? I ARE THINK THAT
2017-11-21 18:49
#54
Ireland TGC_ 
me very like
2017-11-21 18:58
Rise Nation on lan LUL
2017-11-21 18:51
#156
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World Gottasniff 
Rise have beaten CLG and NRG on LAN and took a map off C9
2017-11-22 05:34
when have they beaten clg and nrg on lan and taken a map off c9 on lan?
2017-11-22 15:33
#41
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India Mr_Lonely 
tier 3 event ..no one cares ..
2017-11-21 18:51
Why no AGO?
2017-11-21 18:52
#43
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Greece knk74 
did not qualify
2017-11-21 18:54
#44
Aleksib | 
Portugal lies2 
"hobbit and zeus have the chance to meet again" FIX IT HLTV
2017-11-21 18:55
#80
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Croatia DNM_ii 
They will meet, but maybe not in a match.
2017-11-21 19:37
#87
Aleksib | 
Portugal lies2 
oh, totally forgot about that option xD u fixed me! ahaha
2017-11-21 19:47
#45
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Greece knk74 
No Sweden No Dh Winter
2017-11-21 18:55
ok
2017-11-21 18:55
shitty ass tourney
2017-11-21 18:58
#52
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Germany cartii 
ez mouz
2017-11-21 18:58
finally we will see navi vs gambit
2017-11-21 18:58
#56
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Poland GALA014 
Grand filnal NaVI VS Gambit
2017-11-21 19:05
#57
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Canada ropzGOD 
I really think Mousesports is gonna win this. I mean look at their group. I dont know whether its a BO1 or BO3. Gambit VS Rise Nation - If its BO1, I think Gambit should still win but Rise could upset Gambit. If its BO3 it should be a easy 2-0 for Gambit. Mousesports vs North Academy - Pretty much the same I said before besides that the chance of North Academy upsetting Mouz is slimmer. Heroic vs NaVi - If electronic wouldnt have joined i would have said Heroic 2-0 (1-0 BO1) but now because he joined I thin NaVi is gonna get one map but wont win this match. EnVyUs vs Big - Big hasnt been looking that great lately but i still think this should be a close game with EnVy probably winning it 2-1. Group A - Winner Match: Heroic vs Gambit This is going to be a 2-1 for Heroic. Heroic played very good lately but still a close match. Group B - Winner Match: Mousesports vs EnVyUs This should be a close match aswell and its gonna be decided on which maps are gonna be played. Both teams have their own strong maps but i still think Mouz 2-1 Envy Group A - Elimination Matches: NaVi vs Rise Ez Map for NaVi. Rise hasnt proven that much at this tuer level against hiegher tier teams. (Rise out) Group B - Elimination Matches: Big vs NorthAcademy Same with North Academy with what i said for Rise. (NorthA out) Group A - Decider: Gambit vs Heroic Should be close. Heroic 1-2 Gambit. Group B - Decider: Envy vs Mouz Really just depends on map. Gambit (A1) Heroic (A2) Mouz (B1) Eny (B2) Semi Final - Gambit vs Eny 2-0 Gambit. Envy really isnt a good team. Semi Final - Mouz vs Heroic 2-1 Mouz. Shouldnt be that close just that theyre gonna play a map mouz sucks on. Final - Mousesports vs Gambit We saw Mykonos that Mouz is better than Gambit. Maybe not as succesful but better individually. This should be a very close 2-1. If its BO5 (i have no idea what it is) 3-2! Mousesports should win this. Of course this is my opinion. Dont just hate me if you have a different one. I would like that maybe someone could put out mistakes and everything.
2017-11-21 19:09
#104
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
Edit
2017-11-21 20:26
#105
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Canada ropzGOD 
Who cares about my nationality?
2017-11-21 20:25
#109
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Canada ropzGOD 
Nice edit
2017-11-21 20:33
EZ title for Rise of Nation.
2017-11-21 19:07
#61
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Vietnam NaMNaMNaM 
rip rice nation
2017-11-21 19:08
That's my boy. Agree with you. But hope mouz wont choke vs nV.
2017-11-21 22:20
#63
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Netherlands [Np]KNz 
looks like free money for mouz
2017-11-21 19:13
finally gambit vs navi
2017-11-21 19:14
#65
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Poland trancemeister 
Gambit vs. Na'Vi final and 50/50.
2017-11-21 19:14
Lol seeing those teams its defo ez big
2017-11-21 19:14
Such sucky teams. Boring event ;(
2017-11-21 19:20
#70
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Brazil Sukitay 
Just watch North AC somehow getting out of group B lmao
2017-11-21 19:22
#83
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Croatia DNM_ii 
Wouldn't be surprised tbf.
2017-11-21 19:42
#71
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
Ez Rise Nation
2017-11-21 19:23
North Academy LUL
2017-11-21 19:23
tier3 event ez for navi and gambit cuz CIS CS is tier3 at their best
2017-11-21 19:30
Ez for rise nation
2017-11-21 19:33
This must be the first time in CSGO no Swedish team competes at a Dreamhack Winter?
2017-11-21 19:41
#84
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Brazil Sukitay 
If Gambit shows up, its their title to lose.
2017-11-21 19:43
we got NIP back, now it's time to get NaVI back as well. Counter strike scene deserves it!
2017-11-21 19:44
gl Gambit
2017-11-21 19:56
ez navi electronic mvp
2017-11-21 20:04
#97
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Brazil wdks 
lol dat teams.. dat dh winter
2017-11-21 20:06
#98
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Hungary subzera 
RISEEE
2017-11-21 20:08
RISE NATION CHAMPS, you heard it here first
2017-11-21 20:13
North academy r gonna get shit on so hard
2017-11-21 20:16
Gambit < Rise Nation Mouz < North Ac Heroic > NaVi BIG > nV
2017-11-21 20:21
now multiply both sides of equation to -1, should get better result.
2017-11-21 21:55
great T3 tournament ez for heroic
2017-11-21 20:21
#106
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Turkey srtn16 
every team could win this cup lol :P
2017-11-21 20:25
Time for hobbit to get revenge on Two face Zeus
2017-11-21 20:33
Electronic is gonna drop 30 kills every game and still lose
2017-11-21 20:46
#113
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United States gtmaniacmda 
North Acd to 2-0 in groups if they don't choke b/c first biggish LAN
2017-11-21 20:47
#114
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Denmark moosp 
Congratulations North Academy on winning this tournament over Mouz
2017-11-21 20:59
+rep nice joke :D
2017-11-21 22:23
Will be a fun event Go mousesports!
2017-11-21 21:03
how the fuck did rise even qualify for this
2017-11-21 21:12
cuz everyone in NA/SA sucks except sk liquid c9
2017-11-21 21:40
#118
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France Erakis 
Would like to see a Gambit-Envy final but Gambit will probably take it – too much skill and consistency on this team.
2017-11-21 21:26
event in sweden with no swedish teams alright
2017-11-21 21:31
No USA, no party.
2017-11-21 21:32
#123
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Brazil danielGOD 
No Brazilian team, no party!
2017-11-21 21:38
#150
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Canada nesaH 
You'll prove it or I'll Kill you
2017-11-22 02:42
should be easy for Rise
2017-11-21 21:56
NaVi-Gambit finally
2017-11-21 22:00
#132
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Netherlands EJVN 
damn, from a great DHW14 to this.
2017-11-21 22:13
#138
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Sooo i see a Gambit that needs a rebound Navi needs a lifeline Envyus? Heroic will place Rise Nation GL Mouz will probs make it to finals BIG will tilt North academy upsets for sure
2017-11-21 22:42
>BIG >Tilt Pick one
2017-11-21 23:53
It's sad to see event that was at one point a major becoming tier 2 event.
2017-11-21 23:07
#141
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Germany h1treX 
Gj dreamhack, big and mouz again in one group
2017-11-21 23:13
+1
2017-11-21 23:53
Uk fag:Navi will win this and S1mple top 1 again,lmao
2017-11-21 23:35
#143
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Brazil hugoooo 
Cool tournament to watch.
2017-11-21 23:41
#146
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Denmark nebpyhita 
tier 2 tourney
2017-11-21 23:55
ez for gambit
2017-11-21 23:57
rise nation will win the tournament
2017-11-22 00:28
YHAHAahuAHJhjdcsaJHAHAHAHAHAHhaHHhakhKJHAAHAHAhaA
2017-11-22 00:30
Navi vs Gambit?
2017-11-22 04:55
Ne bred kakoi-to
2017-11-23 13:20
pochemu?
2017-11-23 15:59
Mne kazhetsya 9 dney butkempa bilo ochen malo, poetomy heroic vozmut.. No kto znaet, mozhet ya i oshibayus.
2017-11-23 16:32
9sno
2017-11-23 16:39
#154
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Sweden lagcats 
such a freebe tour
2017-11-22 04:59
5k£ on Gambit
2017-11-22 05:30
#157
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United States journey78 
Navi vs Heroic again.. please..
2017-11-22 06:02
#158
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
s1mple destroyer. another promising lineup is gone. kick him
2017-11-22 08:10
I bet $100 that Gambit and NaVi won't meet in group stage.
2017-11-22 08:12
#161
Estonia rYm 
finally Gambit vs NaVi :D
2017-11-22 09:09
EZ FOR PEACEMAKER
2017-11-22 12:49
#170
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Poland GALA014 
Ez Na'Vi
2017-11-28 11:32
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