DreamHack Masters Marseille will kick off in less than 48 hours, so we have prepared a guide with all the information you need to follow the tournament, including groups, schedule, broadcast talent, and more.
The $250,000 event will take place from April 18-22 at the Dôme de Marseille, in southern France. There will be four GSL groups, each one featuring four teams. The opening and elimination games will be best-of-ones, while the winners' and the decider games will played as best-of-three series.
Following three days of group stage action, two teams from each group will advance to the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs, which will take place over the weekend. The winning side will take home $100,000, while the runner-up will earn $50,000.
The group draw can be found below:
|Group A||Group B|
|Group C||Group D|
The complete schedule for the event looks as follows:
Wednesday, April 18th 12:00 FaZe vs. Envy BO1 12:00 mousesports vs. Valiance BO1 13:30 Cloud9 vs. G2 BO1 13:30 SK vs. NiP BO1 15:00 fnatic vs. TYLOO BO1 15:00 Liquid vs. Gambit BO1 16:30 Natus Vincere vs. Renegades BO1 16:30 Astralis vs. Space Soldiers BO1 18:00 Group A elimination match BO1 18:00 Group B elimination match BO1 19:30 Group C elimination match BO1 19:30 Group D elimination match BO1 Thursday, April 19th 10:00 Group A winners' match BO3 13:00 Group B winners' match BO3 16:00 Group C winners' match BO3 19:00 Group D winners' match BO3 Friday, April 20th 10:00 Group A decider match BO3 13:00 Group B decider match BO3 16:00 Group C decider match BO3 19:00 Group D decider match BO3 Saturday, April 21st 10:00 Quarter-final #1 BO3 13:00 Quarter-final #2 BO3 16:00 Quarter-final #3 BO3 19:00 Quarter-final #4 BO3 Sunday, April 22nd 11:00 Semi-final #1 BO3 14:00 Semi-final #2 BO3 18:00 Grand final BO3
A last-minute change to the broadcast team sees Vince Hill take Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett's spot on the main broadcast team, with Hugo Byron replacing his compatriot on the secondary team, where he will be joined by Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam.
The complete on-air team for the event is the following:
Alex "Machine" Richardson - Desk Host
Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Reporter
Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst
Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Sean "seang@res" Gares – Analyst
Anders Blume – Commentator
Jason "moses" O'Toole – Commentator
Henry "HenryG" Greer – Commentator
Vince Hill – Commentator
Hugo Byron – Commentator
Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam – Commentator
The prize on offer will be distributed in the following manner:
1. - $100,000
2. - $50,000
3-4. - $22,000
5-8. - $10,000
9-16. - $2,000