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.
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|
|Rise Nation||North Academy|
The complete tournament schedule looks as follows:
|Friday, December 1|
|12:00||Gambit||vs. Rise Nation||BO1|
|13:30||mousesports||vs. North Academy||BO1|
|15:00||Heroic||vs. Natus Vincere||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|