DreamHack announce 2018 Open circuit details

Striker
December 13th, 2017 13:56

DreamHack will hold eight Open events in 2018, of which seven will feature CS:GO as the main title, the organizers have announced.

The 2018 DreamHack Open circuit remains largely the same as in 2017. Eight locations across Europe and North America will play host to next year's circuit, as opposed to nine in 2017, with the Denver stop discontinued.

However, the Leipzig stop in January will not feature CS:GO because of its clash with the ELEAGUE Major taking place January 19-28.

For CS:GO, next year's DreamHack Open circuit will begin in Tours in May

The format also stays, as each of the $100,000 events will feature eight teams, six of which will be directly invited and the remaining two will come from qualifiers in Europe and North America. In some cases, there will only be five invites and one wild-card team coming from a region not covered by a qualifier.

Every tournament will begin with a GSL group stage, with BO1s in the upper part and BO3s in the lower, followed by single-elimination playoffs - no changes once more.

Here is the full list of DreamHack Open stops featuring CS:GO in 2018:

France DreamHack Tours - May 19-21
United States DreamHack Austin - June 1-3
Sweden DreamHack Summer - June 16-18
Spain DreamHack Valencia - July 12-14
Canada DreamHack Montreal - September 7-9
United States DreamHack Atlanta - November 16-18
Sweden DreamHack Winter - November 30-December 2

DreamHack will also organize two Masters events next year, the second of which has already been announced; it will take place in Stockholm's Ericsson Globe from August 29-September 2.

#1
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Poland cGev 
Eleague n1
2017-12-13 13:57
#18
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Other WeirdFellow90 
dreamhack became tier2 events. sad
2017-12-13 13:59
They can't fight with finances of other companies, that's why
2017-12-13 14:01
Dreamhack ESL ESEA are 1 company. People need to understand. Dreamhack Open Circuit are meant for tier 2 teams + few tier 1 Dreamhack Masters are for Tier 1 teams.
2017-12-13 14:06
#44
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Sweden ThorinEk 
Full reward
2017-12-13 14:13
#59
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Turkey Mustafa- 
i was thiking swedes are rich but nope dreamhack became tier 3 event from t1
2017-12-13 14:46
Swedish company MTG owns All 3 esl dh and esea ...
2017-12-13 17:04
#113
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Sweden ThorinEk 
+1
2017-12-17 21:58
True
2017-12-13 14:47
its not because it's the same guys at the head of those 3 companies that they all have the same budget you can do the exactly same event and results won't be the same depending on the name of the org ESEA event will boost up esea sales ESL event boosts up ESL in general, so if you have new ladders or LANs comming out on different games, it's better to pick ESL works like this. And obviously sponsors aren't the same for ESL or for ESEA. You also have sponsors that have a deal with faceit in which it says they can't have one with ESEA since it's the first opponent way way more complicated than just "its 1 company"
2017-12-13 14:47
That guy said "Dreamhack cant compete with other orgs in terms of money." That is false,that is what i wanted to point out. ESL and DH used to be competitors,but ever since MTG bought them,they advertise each others events on each others streams as well.
2017-12-13 17:04
if you own 3 companies each have its own capital, you can't mix all 3 capitals to make a big one and do whatever you want and it's not even one guy owning 3 companies, it's loads of people owning shares and the guys with DH or ESL shares won't give a fuck about ESEA and we will be very mad if ESEA uses ESL's money to make an investment or a LAN
2017-12-13 17:11
Was just my guess anyway ty for info tho
2017-12-13 15:18
Dreamhack ESL ESEA are 1 company. People need to understand. Dreamhack Open Circuit are meant for tier 2 teams + few tier 1 Dreamhack Masters are for Tier 1 teams.
2017-12-13 14:06
#2
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Germany zeolikk10years 
Hyped for the DH events
2017-12-13 13:57
#3
gAuLeS | 
Brazil Verneth 
Gg
2017-12-13 13:56
#4
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United Kingdom PizzeH 
+1
2017-12-13 13:57
ez
2017-12-13 13:57
#6
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
Dreamhack 2nd major of 2018? Prolly not, it should be EU.
2017-12-13 13:58
Dreamhack Masters Stockholm in Late August 2018 could be a Major
2017-12-13 14:16
Hopefully esl cologne instead
2017-12-13 14:28
epicenter as major xDD
2017-12-13 14:50
#73
QRUSH | 
Ukraine b1azed 
Why not?
2017-12-13 15:40
#82
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Serbia livefour 
+1
2017-12-13 16:30
#107
Zeus | 
Spain Alexsna 
Better than PGL
2017-12-13 20:00
#7
Skadoodle | 
Estonia E$t0 
Nicee
2017-12-13 13:57
#8
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World nakTriceps 
Nice
2017-12-13 13:57
#9
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Czech Republic Jurys 
nice
2017-12-13 13:57
Nice
2017-12-13 13:57
#11
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India sizzlinorc 
Nice
2017-12-13 13:57
#76
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Netherlands 079 
More nice
2017-12-13 15:57
#12
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Slovakia verg1ll 
france sweden spain 3 muslim countries gg fuck this shit cant go to DH again
2017-12-13 13:58
#16
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Turkey Shadowdances 
Cry is free
2017-12-13 13:59
#20
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
your sister is free
2017-12-13 13:59
#22
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Turkey Shadowdances 
I have no sister dude but, i have a brother with 20 cm turkish penis :))
2017-12-13 14:00
#24
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
knows exact lenght of his brother's cock expected from roach
2017-12-13 14:01
#28
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Turkey Shadowdances 
Yes dude how about your ass , is it suitable for this cock ?
2017-12-13 14:02
#29
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
reported to sultan erdogan for haram behaviour, enjoy beheading
2017-12-13 14:02
#31
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Turkey Shadowdances 
You started first with my inexistent sister :))
2017-12-13 14:04
#32
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
yeah but its legal here to fuck your sister
2017-12-13 14:04
#37
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Turkey Shadowdances 
Expected from poor eu country dude nothing new here. If you live in a poor country which is someone cant find a valuable job, generally people starting to rape girls.
2017-12-13 14:07
#39
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
Turk talking about poor countries lul muslim talking about raping girls lul get some self awareness brah
2017-12-13 14:08
#40
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Turkey Shadowdances 
Ahahhahaha maan pls check turkish economy before the argue with this topic.. Nt anways 2/8
2017-12-13 14:09
#41
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
Turkey GDP pe capita 10 787,61 USD Slovakia GDP per capita 16 495,99 USD NT middle easterner
2017-12-13 14:11
#42
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Turkey Shadowdances 
Turkish gdp 900 billion dollars while poor slovakia gdp is 80 billion dollars ahahahahg and he is still talking Man there are 80 million people here , ofc gdp per capita must be lower than 2 million slovakian country Nt anway 3/8
2017-12-13 14:13
#46
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Slovakia verg1ll 
LMAO turkish education Switzerland GDP=600 billion, 200 billions lower than Turkey, i guess Turkey is richer ? XD XD Per capita is done per 100,00 people you dumb sand niBBer population has no effect on it
2017-12-13 14:15
Turk xDDD
2017-12-13 14:49
that's gay
2017-12-13 14:02
make your own DreamHack then
2017-12-13 14:58
#14
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Finland hotdog^ 
cool
2017-12-13 13:58
#17
NiKo | 
Austria Phil_1337 
Dreamhack Vienna, when?
2017-12-13 13:59
#94
GuardiaN | 
Portugal jozix 
That's actually awesome bro. Vienna is damn beautiful :)
2017-12-13 17:16
#19
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India AlmightyDuk 
noice invite envy in all ez
2017-12-13 13:59
#21
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Sweden freddew0w 
sick
2017-12-13 14:00
#25
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India transformer 
One dream hack event should have been held in Asia
2017-12-13 14:01
DreamHack Sao Paulo?
2017-12-13 14:01
#30
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Brazil Darknesss_ 
SPAIN AND HOW ABOUT BRAZIL? EVERY TOURNAMENT THE SAME ResidentSleeper CROWD
2017-12-13 14:03
No one wants to,you cant force them to.
2017-12-13 14:07
#36
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Portugal Jose_Giggs 
Dreamhack lisboa??????????????
2017-12-13 14:06
#43
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Sweden naturen 
Make Dreamhack Summer a major
2017-12-13 14:13
#55
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Make Epicenter a major!
2017-12-13 14:30
#80
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Dreamhack winter should be a major
2017-12-13 16:25
#45
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Brazil Maletinhacjm 
Where are Brasil?
2017-12-13 14:13
#56
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
in SA, go to school a learn
2017-12-13 14:31
#72
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Brazil Maletinhacjm 
ohh my god, how smart you are!!
2017-12-13 15:39
#48
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Brazil |MoHTep 
Why did ur go to Brazil?
2017-12-13 14:16
#49
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Poland AiYokatashi 
Ez navi at all of DHs
2017-12-13 14:17
#50
mir | 
Slovakia TatKo 
RIP Leipzig
2017-12-13 14:19
#51
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Brazil R_ananias 
Would be awesome to have one event in Brasil.
2017-12-13 14:19
#53
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
Br fans are toxic
2017-12-13 14:25
#57
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Brazil Maletinhacjm 
Bulgaria does not have a CSGO team
2017-12-13 14:33
so ?
2017-12-13 15:22
Noone except for brazil people want tournaments in brazil lol
2017-12-13 15:22
#69
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Brazil Maletinhacjm 
what's the point of having tournaments in other countries if SK will win anyway
2017-12-13 15:32
#74
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
Windigo,Bpro,Prophecy,MK ??
2017-12-13 15:48
#75
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Brazil 20mata70fuij 
Which of these will be the next Major? I'm sorry, they're insignificant...
2017-12-13 15:56
#108
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
Atleast our players show up at matches lul
2017-12-13 21:33
#77
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
@Maletinhacjm even Hiko said that brazilian fans have sent life treaths to him and his family.
2017-12-13 16:02
#52
SpawN | 
Bulgaria Sickzz_ 
DreamHack Sofia?
2017-12-13 14:25
#58
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Russia Vasy111 
Dreamhack... Dreamhack never changes
2017-12-13 14:35
#64
Nifty | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Dhrzg 
What about Leipzig?
2017-12-13 14:51
Will have Rocket League due to the fact that the Boston Major is overlapping.
2017-12-13 15:39
#71
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Brazil davidzor 
They had to skip due major dates. But I think they will have something with Rocket League, just the CS part was skipped. twitter.com/marcwinther/status/940221958..
2017-12-13 15:39
Dreamhack Istanbul WHEN?
2017-12-13 16:18
#79
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Where is Dreamhack Las Vegas ?
2017-12-13 16:25
#98
GuardiaN | 
Portugal jozix 
Master event, this is the schedule for the Open circuit :)
2017-12-13 17:27
#101
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Thanks
2017-12-13 17:42
#81
Nifty | 
United Kingdom Hende 
UK event pls 2019 :(
2017-12-13 16:30
#83
Sunde | 
United States pzez 
Calm your tits fellas. ESL (the parent company) uses Dreamhack as a platform for lower-tier teams to inject more teams into the pro-circuit eventually. It is sort of like the minors, to the majors in baseball. We get to see new talent, and newer teams play against a few top teams, and other low-tier MDL teams.
2017-12-13 16:35
ESL is not the parent company of DreamHack.
2017-12-13 16:57
you tell them.
2017-12-13 17:05
MTG is the parent company, esl and dh are 2 different entities
2017-12-13 17:05
#91
Sunde | 
United States pzez 
Yeah, I forgot MTG bought them out, but originally before 2015 -- ESL was the parent company. Either way that's what MTG is using Dreamhack's platform for. It's not supposed to be crazy serious like ESL, or IEM tournaments.
2017-12-13 17:09
So what exactly is DreamHack masters then?
2017-12-13 17:11
#95
Sunde | 
United States pzez 
Apologies. I should be a bit more precise. I was mainly talking about the Dreamhack Open tournaments my friend. Which is what I thought what this post was about, but that's my fault for not being specific. No offense to dreamhack or anything, as it was just my observation -- which imo you guys are one the most entertaining events to watch at the moment! The name nix0n sounds super familiar. Didn't you play for mTw, and a few other famous danish teams back in 1.6?
2017-12-13 17:17
Dude the guy who replied to you,and the one you are replying to,is an ex pro player,HLTV admin and currently Director of DreamHack Masters and all things CS:GO at @DreamHack XD
2017-12-13 17:26
#100
Sunde | 
United States pzez 
I know exactly who he is at the moment, but seeing as this was about Dreamhack open, and not masters. His reply was completely irrelevant to the subject, but I was also not being specific in my postings. Hopefully no offense was taken, and we can all move on. Dreamhack is honestly one of the most exciting platforms for events, and most of the other tournaments become boring & stale after watching for an hour or so. They make it fun, and more laid back. The competition is serious, but it's not boring in the way the present it is all I was trying to explain. PS: It just kind of dawned on me that I used to see his name in the old pro matches from 1.6!
2017-12-13 17:31
nixon is the director of CSGO events at dreamhack bro,he would explain it to you if you ask :D
2017-12-13 17:27
dreamhack was always nice to watch cant wait
2017-12-13 16:41
DH Masters in south of France confirmed already by VaKarm
2017-12-13 16:49
no dreamhack denver? wtf. dreamhack denver was better than dreamhack atlanta and austin. at least get rid of atlanta or austin, 2 shithole towns.
2017-12-13 17:25
Nice! Keeps on living!
2017-12-13 17:46
Looking forward to DH Austin and DH Summer!
2017-12-13 17:56
hahahahahaha Brazil not DM
2017-12-13 18:17
#106
shox | 
France Kabby 
DH summer not even in summer and DH winter not even in winter lul
2017-12-13 19:06
Dreamhack Favela?
2017-12-14 07:13
#110
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Austria slash_OG 
why 2x US? in the US they have shit elevator music every event ;)
2017-12-14 07:16
Rip Leipzig the City where i live :(
2017-12-14 07:42
German Events are too expensive.
2017-12-14 10:24
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