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.

Gambit won last year's edition alongside Zeus and Kane

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
Kazakhstan Gambit Germany BIG
Denmark Heroic Europe mousesports
Ukraine Natus Vincere France Envy
Canada Rise Nation Denmark 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 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

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:

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Host

United Kingdom Pala "Mantrousse" Gilroy Sen - Interviewer

Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst
Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst

Norway Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Commentator
United Kingdom Vince Hill - Commentator
United Kingdom Lauren "Pansy" Scott - Commentator
Canada Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Commentator

Finally, here is how the $100,000 prize pool will be distributed:

1. $50,000
2. $20,000
3-4. $10,000
5-6. $3,000
7-8. $2,000

Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
#2
Slovakia 4NTEP 
cool
2017-11-29 17:47
yeah nice
2017-11-29 17:47
#11
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Other Bobylon 
but u didn't read
2017-11-29 17:48
i can't read
2017-11-29 18:36
#55
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Favela
2017-11-29 19:33
I'm from Kosovo
2017-11-29 19:33
#58
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Even worse than favela, depending if you are north or south
2017-11-29 19:34
I'm Serbian
2017-11-29 19:36
#60
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Very good, that means you have 1% chance of getting education better tham favela
2017-11-29 19:39
What do you mean?
2017-11-29 19:42
#75
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
He means that he is stupid and you are smart cuz you aren't laughing at others ;)
2017-11-29 20:54
ACCUMULATOR (5) () Gambit Gaming @ 1.22 Money Line Gambit Gaming vs Rise Nation 1 Dec, 11:50 CET Mousesports @ 1.22 Money Line Mousesports vs North Academy 1 Dec, 13:20 CET Natus Vincere @ 1.75 Money Line Heroic vs Natus Vincere 1 Dec, 14:50 CET Big @ 2.15 Money Line Envyus vs Big 1 Dec, 16:20 CET Team Secret @ 1.73 Money Line Team Secret vs Evil Geniuses 1 Dec, 13:15 CET Confirm please?
2017-11-30 13:58
#96
ZywOo | 
Canada dondy1 
BIG omegaLUL
2017-11-30 18:12
fan of EnVyUs LUL but yup BIG are trash
2017-12-01 02:43
If you cant read how u replied to his comment correctly?
2017-11-29 19:46
I'm like Stephen Hawking 2.0. My chair comes with a lifetime organner subscription btw.
2017-11-29 19:59
where is virtus.dno ?
2017-11-29 17:47
#38
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Sweden New@ac@low@id 
Cleaning...
2017-11-29 18:35
#44
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
nobody wants to watch 7-1 of csgo
2017-11-29 18:45
#57
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Does dno mean bottom in polish? Cause it does in serbian lol
2017-11-29 19:33
yes
2017-11-29 19:47
#5
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Russia AyvaN 
cool
2017-11-29 17:48
f0rest still legend
2017-11-29 17:48
#39
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Sweden New@ac@low@id 
YES
2017-11-29 18:36
post the preview already
2017-11-29 17:48
Respect my wife
2017-11-29 19:47
I respek her very hard dear sir
2017-11-29 19:47
#95
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Finland Smoonah 
THERES A HOLE IN THE BUCKET DEAR ALISA DEAR ALISA
2017-11-30 18:11
I respect her because when I fucked her so hard to her ass she was still screaming : ,,MORE!!!"
2017-11-30 18:55
Ez for Ice cream
2017-11-29 17:48
Mousesports!!!!!
2017-11-29 17:48
ez for Rise Nation
2017-11-29 17:48
Let's go Na'Vi,hope you can win this!
2017-11-29 17:49
Literally, NO MORE EXCUSES FOR NAVI LOL. THEY HAVE TO WIN.
2017-11-29 17:58
This is only their first LAN.They have a tendency to not be too good at their first tournament
2017-11-29 18:44
Called it btw my friend <3
2017-12-05 16:37
Tier 3
2017-11-29 17:50
Mouz will win this one as oskar and ropz shines
2017-11-29 17:51
Shame that such a historic tournament have become tier 3.
2017-11-29 17:51
#21
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Germany Youngnibba 
North Academy and rise nation qualified for it. Despite that, its would be boring if you see the same teams every time.
2017-11-29 17:56
#30
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Germany Majorcasper 
Its Tier 2
2017-11-29 18:17
tier 0
2017-11-29 19:45
No sk-astralis-faze in the tournament >> a bunch of kids crying "mimi tier3 event, nothing to waaatch". Seriously, there are a lot of decent teams out there, no need to invite the same top 3-4 teams to every tournament, because THAT'S what's actually boring, you feel me
2017-11-29 18:21
but the level of CS is higher if you have SK, FaZe and Astralis playing, they are just a step better than everyone else tier 2 CS is a lot more caotic and there are much more mistakes and sloppy rounds (of course the tier 1 teams can have that too, but less frequently) I just enjoy watching the top teams more
2017-11-29 18:27
so don't watch it then, there are plenty of tier 1 tournaments to watch during the year
2017-11-30 09:32
Remember ESWC ? Not even a tier1 national tournament anymore
2017-11-29 18:53
#18
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Sweden MrIgnii 
Always same teams for these tier 2 dreamhacks
2017-11-29 17:54
#19
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
EZ FOR BIG
2017-11-29 17:54
#20
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Spain akproxx 
Ez mouz
2017-11-29 17:55
This is a must win for Navi, if they don't show from here it should be mouz's tournament.
2017-11-29 17:59
#24
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United States eldrexe 
go north academy!!
2017-11-29 17:59
#25
Brazil Jedo 
Its going to be a nice t2 event
2017-11-29 18:03
#26
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World smash143 
The pass mark for Rise Nation is to take at least 1 map, they've been complete shit against top 30 teams on lan so far.
2017-11-29 18:09
Fuck Pansy is back from pubg... Russian stream it is
2017-11-29 18:14
#94
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Finland Smoonah 
ye will be fun to watch the match on mute.........not
2017-11-30 18:09
#28
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Poland Qiub1337 
Pala wooohoooo
2017-11-29 18:14
#29
United States hdz` 
Pitched as major....only get a 100k tourny..
2017-11-29 18:16
Wasnt pitched as a major
2017-11-29 21:10
#33
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Greece knk74 
If navi loses this
2017-11-29 18:26
#35
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Malaysia K2tan 
i think BIG/MOUZ/HEROIC gonna win . Navi no chance overrated af
2017-11-29 18:28
#36
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Denmark oskarsports 
mouz gonna win
2017-11-29 18:33
No NiP no fun. fu DH
2017-11-29 18:37
I get 6x WHEN NAVI wins this event ezpcy FeelsGoodMan
2017-11-29 18:42
Go mousesports!
2017-11-29 18:48
Should be easy navi but they will fail hard.. Easy Gambot
2017-11-29 18:52
One of the worst lineups ive seen in a long long time at Dreamhack Winter, really sad to see.
2017-11-29 18:53
#49
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Ethiopia lolocacacoco 
PANSY POGCHAMPU
2017-11-29 18:55
#50
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United States KrakeNCSGO 
ez s1mple electronic
2017-11-29 18:57
#51
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Argentina kratoS_fsa 
Na vi vs Moudesport on the finals
2017-11-29 19:02
ez envy
2017-11-29 19:06
#53
suNny | 
Finland suNny1 
Gambit, mousesports, Na'Vi, BIG :D
2017-11-29 19:12
#64
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Quit being so damn stupid with your "tier 2 event lul". Just don't watch it and shut up. Great event, by the way. Envyus, gambit and heroic can upset any great team in the world (just like gambit did by winning the major). And I'm looking forward to see new Na'Vi. Good luck for the teams!
2017-11-29 19:47
#79
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Norway felt 
Haha, the good joke. Envyus is not going to upset anyone but themselves. Wake up.
2017-11-29 22:43
#80
FalleN | 
Brazil paumito 
Sure.
2017-11-29 23:23
tier 2
2017-11-29 19:48
Capt obvious.
2017-11-29 20:11
#71
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Sweden godname 
bad teams
2017-11-29 20:17
Lets go rise
2017-11-29 21:08
if navi will not win this, disband pls
2017-11-29 21:53
#81
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Hungary subzera 
rise, mouz, heroic, toss up
2017-11-30 06:12
#83
f0rest | 
Russia XyetoN 
I hope Group A winners' match is gonna be Gambit vs NaVi But JUGi and MODDII can ruin it :D
2017-11-30 06:51
Na'Vi pls disband if you lose to any other team than Gambit in this tournament
2017-11-30 09:33
Pretty sad that dreamhack used to be these big epic tournaments.. now we're reduced to this shit. Literally no fun teams attending.
2017-11-30 09:49
Astralis should totally be in there
2017-11-30 12:25
#92
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United States jaem 
lol rip Rise Nation
2017-11-30 16:55
lul least they get to visit sweden
2017-11-30 17:09
#97
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Brazil Collee 
Easy for Canada
2017-11-30 18:53
#103
mopoz | 
Spain Overp 
gambit ez lost. navi most probably win the tournament and lost vs heroic in first match
2017-12-01 15:16
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