DreamHack Masters Stockholm to feature bo3 elimination matches

MIRAA
August 9th, 2018 01:10

DreamHack has announced that the upcoming Stockholm Masters event will feature a best-of-three format in the elimination stage.

This means that only the opening round of the group stage will feature best-of-one matches and that teams can no longer be eliminated after just two single-map games.

The top two teams from each of the four GSL groups will progress to the single-elimination playoffs, which will culminate with the best-of-three grand final on September 2 at 18:00.

DreamHack introduces bo3 format in the elimination stage

All playoff matches will be held at the Ericsson Globe, the famous indoor arena that hosted in 2014 the $30,000 Stockholm CS:GO Invitational, which was topped by Titan after beating LDLC in a Francophone showdown.

Astralis, Natus Vincere and FaZe, the current top three sides in the world, headline the team list for the Swedish event, which will have $250,000 on the line.

A tentative schedule for the tournament looks as follows:

Wednesday, August 29
12:00 - Group A opening match #1 | BO1
12:00 - Group B opening match #1 | BO1
13:30 - Group A opening match #2 | BO1
13:30 - Group B opening match #2 | BO1
15:00 - Group C opening match #1 | BO1
15:00 - Group D opening match #1 | BO1
16:30 - Group C opening match #2 | BO1
16:30 - Group D opening match #2 | BO1
18:00 - Group A elimination match | BO3
18:00 - Group B elimination match | BO3

Thursday, August 30
10:00 - Group A winners' match | BO3
10:00 - Group C elimination match | BO3
13:00 - Group B winners' match | BO3
13:00 - Group D elimination match | BO3
16:00 - Group C winners' match | BO3
19:00 - Group D winners' match | BO3

Friday, August 31
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, September 1
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, September 2
11:00 - Semi-final #1 | BO3
14:00 - Semi-final #2 | BO3
18:00 - Grand final| BO3

BO3 elimination matches are the best!!! Even less chances for mibr to reach playoffs lol
2018-08-09 01:12
Scripts to be first me sees
2018-08-09 01:13
prove it or i dont believe you
2018-08-09 01:14
yeah but is this after your make love with your python script?
2018-08-09 01:17
yes
2018-08-09 01:18
#75
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Singapore derpydm 
python is trash
2018-08-09 05:05
mibr is trash
2018-08-09 07:23
#98
L.K.S | 
New Zealand ZodiaCcC 
Fact
2018-08-09 12:26
#83
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Ukraine Dert38 
Expected
2018-08-09 07:50
#87
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Russia GramDEL 
+1
2018-08-09 08:39
#88
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Russia GramDEL 
*java
2018-08-09 08:40
#27
Maluk3 | 
Europe Unluko 
Nuce
2018-08-09 01:15
#52
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Slovenia H3llF!R3 
Can I ask why do you chance your flag like every other day? xD
2018-08-09 02:15
He’s always the first as well
2018-08-09 02:30
#62
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Europe V1rus_ 
BO4 is best
2018-08-09 02:34
bestest*
2018-08-09 03:08
#72
mixwell | 
Spain loviac 
BO4 bestest (jw best)
2018-08-09 04:23
#79
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Europe V1rus_ 
-1
2018-08-09 05:37
#78
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Europe V1rus_ 
Bestestest*
2018-08-09 05:37
#109
device | 
Korea NCT127 
BoA is the Best
2018-08-09 21:15
Great schedule. ;)
2018-08-09 01:11
#60
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Europe V1rus_ 
Bo3 id good
2018-08-09 02:34
gooood
2018-08-09 01:11
#4
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Sweden Theo143 
Nice
2018-08-09 01:15
#8
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Palestine Baitor69 
congrats!!!
2018-08-09 01:12
#24
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Sweden Theo143 
what u talkin about
2018-08-09 01:15
#29
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Palestine Baitor69 
hey, I saw what u did here
2018-08-09 01:16
Tell us
2018-08-09 02:29
#59
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Palestine Baitor69 
I can not tell you. It's Confidential.
2018-08-09 02:31
#5
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Palestine Baitor69 
no way
2018-08-09 01:11
IM NOT TACO WTF
2018-08-09 01:11
#51
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
U have to be the lamest user on hltv change your fucking catchphrase already lmao
2018-08-09 02:06
YOURE TACO WTF
2018-08-09 03:07
Wtf I bait my teammates
2018-08-09 13:02
nt taco
2018-08-09 09:04
nt styko btw I’m not Prokda
2018-08-09 13:02
nt prokda im not styko WTF
2018-08-09 20:20
NT Prokda btw I’m not styko
2018-08-09 20:21
WOW SICk
2018-08-09 01:12
really cool to see TOs changing the formats for the better now we just need to get rid of the broken legend system
2018-08-09 01:18
You mean the legends (the first 8 from the former major)? I agree.
2018-08-09 02:29
LUL EZ 4 MIBR THEN
2018-08-09 01:20
#73
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Denmark Niicism 
Nt
2018-08-09 04:58
#89
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Russia GramDEL 
Sarcasm or not? Cuz mibr in 2018 = omegalul
2018-08-09 08:41
+ 100
2018-08-09 09:28
nt slav
2018-08-09 16:07
#107
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Russia GramDEL 
Lul, just check out the team ranking for july and shut your dirty mouth
2018-08-09 20:58
EZ for Liquid
2018-08-09 01:26
#43
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Brazil beckerzin 
why so early matches?? oh fuck but EZ4MIBR Godzera Wallen Fergod Smokecriminal2k CONTENT Tarik AND the mastermind of csgo ynk coaching SO FUCKING EZ FOR MIBR #MIBRTOP1
2018-08-09 01:26
b8?
2018-08-09 01:35
yes we all know mibr is tier 2
2018-08-09 03:08
#85
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
tier3
2018-08-09 08:21
Tier 4
2018-08-09 11:45
tier 2 top 10 LUL
2018-08-09 13:12
#49
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World nakTriceps 
+1000
2018-08-09 01:49
nt baitzera
2018-08-09 01:49
#74
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Denmark Niicism 
Nt
2018-08-09 04:59
#94
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Finland Ihatethenaguy 
Mibr tier 538
2018-08-09 11:11
#44
znajder | 
Israel Bnkai 
noice
2018-08-09 01:34
#46
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Morocco de_cpl_mill 
Yeah
2018-08-09 01:44
#47
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World nakTriceps 
ez for YNk
2018-08-09 01:48
ez af
2018-08-09 01:49
It’s almost like the format used at Epicenter 2017. And that was one of the best tournaments. The only difference is that in the Russian event, the opening match was BO3 as well.
2018-08-09 02:27
#54
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United States johnjay 
ez for astralis.
2018-08-09 02:28
#70
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Denmark white_sheep 
True that
2018-08-09 03:49
#95
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Sweden saamuel 
very true
2018-08-09 11:12
#58
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France StickyRice 
2018 and still making an article about such an obvious thing. Some CS tourneys were so late on that thing.
2018-08-09 02:31
+1
2018-08-09 02:34
Navi to lose in the quarter-finals
2018-08-09 02:39
#64
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China fancySummer 
Ghost will win this
2018-08-09 02:53
Nice
2018-08-09 03:12
#69
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Denmark white_sheep 
Lets GOOOO!
2018-08-09 03:49
Good. Still too many Bo1s though. The proper amount of Bo1 is 0. Unless you're having a round robin with two encounters or more.
2018-08-09 03:50
#76
flusha | 
Korea shglet 
no bo5 final not gonna even bother to watch final
2018-08-09 05:10
#77
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Russia VeryBlyatGuy 
thank mr dreamhack
2018-08-09 05:27
MOUZZ EZZ
2018-08-09 05:48
WOW very interesting news !!!
2018-08-09 06:14
#84
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Europe erhansol 
bo3 grand finals are so lame
2018-08-09 08:09
Thursdays times are not listed correctly.
2018-08-09 08:24
#90
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Poland icelake 
dont forgot to invite Virtus Pro Kepo
2018-08-09 09:01
#92
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Turkey TheFruit 
Just waste of time. Back in the day na teams used to complain when they came to Europe for a tournament and went home after two games. Get good, stop giving bad teams more air time.
2018-08-09 09:22
#96
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
finally
2018-08-09 11:39
#99
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Italy Div-\ 
Will be there, hoping for a great tournament.
2018-08-09 12:48
#103
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CIS WAXOT 
Let's go mousesports! #VAMOUZ #goRED ropzGOD suNnyMONSTA oskarsports chrisJesus SnaxBear
2018-08-09 14:45
really cool to see TOs changing the formats for the better now we just need to get rid of the broken legend system
2018-08-09 21:15
best format
2018-08-10 18:06
this could be good
2018-08-10 18:13
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