DreamHack Open Winter viewer's guide
With DreamHack Open Winter set to start on Friday, we have put together a viewer's guide with all the information you need to know about the iconic Swedish event.
From December 1-3, DreamHack will host its final event of the year at the Elmia Convention Center in Jönköping, Sweden, where eight teams will battle it out for their share of the $100,000 prize-pool, with the winner taking home $50,000.
As is usual in DreamHack Open tournaments, the group stage will consist of a GSL-format, with both the opening and the winners' matches featuring a best-of-one format, while the elimination and deciders will be best-of-three series.
Here is the group draw for the competition:
|Group A||Group B|
|Rise Nation||North Academy|
Following the double-elimination stage, the top two teams from both groups will advance to the single-elimination playoffs, with the full schedule looking 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|
Tres "stunna" Saranthus will cast as host of the official English language steam, while Pala "Mantrousse" Gilroy Sen will be responsible for conducting interviews.Jacob "Pimp" Winneche and Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill will be at the analyst desk breaking down the action, which will be narrated by two casting pairs.
Below you can find the full on-air team for DreamHack Winter:
Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Host
Pala "Mantrousse" Gilroy Sen - Interviewer
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst
Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Commentator
Vince Hill - Commentator
Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Commentator
Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Commentator
Finally, here is how the $100,000 prize pool will be distributed: