DreamHack Open Valencia viewer's guide
With DreamHack Open Valencia right around the corner, we have prepared a guide with everything you need to know about the $100,000 tournament, including schedule, on-air team and prize money breakdown.
For the second year in a row, DreamHack's Spanish stop will stage a $100,000 CS:GO tournament featuring eight teams, including some big-name sides in Europe and in the Americas.
The eight competing sides - five invited and three qualified - have been drawn into two double-elimination groups, featuring best-of-three elimination and decider matches. The top two teams from both groups will progress to the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs, which will come to a close on Saturday.
Other notable attendees include G2, who are high on confdence following a playoff run at ESL One Cologne, and Polish duo AGO and Virtus.pro, the latter of whom will attend the event with Piotr "morelz" Taterka following Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski's departure to mousesports.
Below you can find the complete schedule for the event:
Thursday, July 12
12:00 - North vs. Giants | BO1
13:30 - G2 vs. Luminosity | BO1
15:00 - Heroic vs. AGO | BO1
16:30 - Virtus.pro vs. Fragsters | BO1
18:00 - Group A winners' match | BO1
19:30 - Group B winners' match | BO1
Friday, July 13
10:00 - Group A elimination match| BO3
13:00 - Group B elimination match| BO3
16:00 - Group A decider match| BO3
19:00 - Group B decider match| BO3
Saturday, July 14
10:00 - Semi-final #1| BO3
13:00 - Semi-final #2| BO3
17:00 - Grand final| BO3
DreamHack Open Valencia will be running on an accelerated schedule, so matches may start earlier than their scheduled time. The encounters can be followed live on twitch.tv/dreamhackcs, where Tres "stunna" Saranthus will host the show, while two analysts and two casting pairs will be guiding viewers through the action.
The official English broadcast on-air team for the event is the following:
Tres “stunna" Saranthus - Host
Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill - Analyst
Sudhen “Bleh” Wahengbam - Analyst
Harry “JustHarry” Russell - Commentator
Niels “rizc” Topp - Commentator
Hugo Byron - Commentator
Conner “Scrawny” Girvan - Commentator
Finally, the $100,000 prize will be distributed among the competing sides as follows: