DreamHack Masters Stockholm viewer's guide

With the first big event after the player break right around the corner, we've compiled everything you need to know about DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018.

Featuring eight teams currently in the Top 10, DreamHack Masters Stockholm is set to be the big test of form for the best squads before the FACEIT Major kicks off in a week's time.

Taking place from Wednesday through Friday, the Swedish event will see 16 teams split into four groups featuring a GSL-style, double elimination format, with the initial matchups being best-of-ones and the elimination and decider matches being best-of-threes.

The two top teams from each group will move on to the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs for a chance to take the title.

FaZe have one last chance to complete their Grand Slam run

Boasting a $250,000 prize pool, DreamHack Masters Stockholm will take place in the famed Ericsson Globe. It is part of the Intel Grand Slam and will count towards winning the $1,000,000 prize given to any team that wins four Grand Slam events out of ten. Seven teams are currently in the running to do so, with FaZe having to win in Stockholm before their points from ESL One New York 2017 expire.

The groups for DreamHack Stockholm 2018 are as follows:

The group stage of the event will run from August 29-31, before the top teams move on to the September 1-2 playoffs:

Wednesday, August 29
12:00 - Denmark Astralis vs. Australia Grayhound | BO1
12:00 - Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. Canada Ghost | BO1
13:30 - Denmark North vs. China TYLOO | BO1
13:30 - United States NRG vs. Sweden NiP | BO1
15:00 - Europe FaZe vs. Denmark Heroic | BO1
15:00 - Europe mousesports vs. Kazakhstan Gambit | BO1
16:30 - Sweden fnatic vs. Denmark OpTic | BO1
16:30 - Brazil MIBR vs. Other HellRaisers | BO1
18:00 - Group A elimination match | BO3
18:00 - Group B elimination match | BO3

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

To guide you through the action in Stockholm, DreamHack have pulled in some of the most familiar names from the talent pool. Three duos will be casting the games with Anders Blume and Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole on the A stream, Hugo Byron and Conner "Scrawny" Girvan on the B stream, and Henry "⁠HenryG⁠" Greer pairing up with Vince Hill for the C stream.

On the analysis desk will be three former players, Chad "⁠SPUNJ⁠" Burchill, Mathieu "⁠Maniac⁠" Quiquerez, and Jacob "⁠Pimp⁠" Winneche. Meanwhile, Tres "⁠stunna⁠" Saranthus will be reporting on the sidelines and Alex "⁠Machine⁠" Richardson hosting the desk.

The full talent lineup is:

United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Host

United States Tres "Stunna" Saranthus - Reporter

Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiqerez - Analyst
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst

United States Jason "Moses" O'Toole - Commentator
Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator
United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator
United Kingdom Vince Hill - Commentator
Canada Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Commentator
United Kingdom Hugo Byron - Commentator

To round off things, here is how the $250,000 prize pool will be distributed among the 16 participating teams:

1st - $100,000
2nd - $50,000
3-4th - $22,000
5-8th - $10,000
9th-12th - $2,000
13th-16th - $2,000

United Kingdom Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Alex 'Machine' Richardson
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.04
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Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
United Kingdom Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Henry 'HenryG' Greer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.54
APR:
0.09
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
837
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Thank you for this guide hltv.
2018-08-27 13:54
#34
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Brazil steambored
Ez for TYLOO best team in the world.
2018-08-27 14:24
Hahahah you made my day
2018-08-27 15:03
#61
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Brazil steambored
Ye Tyloo makes everyone happy
2018-08-27 15:18
You are not a fan of Tyloo for sure. Fake supporter
2018-08-27 15:35
#72
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Brazil steambored
Nice joke kid lmao
2018-08-27 15:50
Tylul makes everyone happy by loosing against t1 teams.
2018-08-27 16:09
#82
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Brazil steambored
How am I a fake supporter? Eu flag, fan of faze LUUUUUL says enough when he's too scared to. reveal his country
2018-08-27 16:19
Ok. You won. My last word: TYLUL
2018-08-27 16:39
Asia*
2018-08-27 15:05
#75
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV
EZ for Kinguin
2018-08-27 16:09
#121
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Sweden RoyceSW
GRAYHOUND
2018-08-28 09:30
#2
flusha | 
Netherlands davin
n1
2018-08-27 13:54
no.
2018-08-27 13:54
ez 4 navi
2018-08-27 13:54
#4
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Russia zovk
ty
2018-08-27 13:54
NavivsGhost matchup of the day, calling it now
2018-08-27 13:54
#45
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Brazil nakTriceps
Walldell vs s1mple
2018-08-27 14:39
Steel vs zeus
2018-08-27 14:54
#56
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Brazil nakTriceps
Walldell will rekt p1mple. That japanboy is insane.
2018-08-27 14:59
Let's go hahah
2018-08-29 18:53
ez pz! Bye bye NiP.
2018-08-29 20:41
GL
2018-08-27 13:54
Ok
2018-08-27 13:54
#9
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Norway Goplen
ez
2018-08-27 13:54
#11
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Taiwan YeeFly
First
2018-08-27 13:54
not first
2018-08-27 13:55
100'000 for first place yet mibr got 200'000 for beating below ranked top 30 teams ok then
2018-08-27 13:55
+1 such teams should reject attending to tournaments below 250K for 1st place only.
2018-08-27 14:13
#41
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United States noCap
EU is too poor and 3rd world, more money in NA and China.
2018-08-27 14:35
#47
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Brazil nakTriceps
50.000,00 for second place. Kinguin got 60.000,00 after be destroyed by MIBR 0-3.
2018-08-27 14:41
100 dollars is barely a months pay when divided by the 5 players. Unlike dota, these guys get a lot in salary, and the prizemoney doesnt really matter.
2018-08-27 16:30
zotac - 200k DHM (with best teams) - 100k = D
2018-08-27 13:55
its unbelievable Tier3 Chinese tournaments always get good prize money while Tier1 EU/NA tournaments get less same for WESG vs the major for example
2018-08-27 13:57
right ? stupid chinese tournaments and free money for best teams/richest orgs ; p
2018-08-27 13:59
#23
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Germany Youngnibba
Just look to soccer its the same they just have more money than eu
2018-08-27 14:07
The US has more money and they still have the same prize pools
2018-08-27 14:17
#35
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Germany Youngnibba
Nah idk if they have that much more than the eu
2018-08-27 14:27
do you mean all countries of the eu combined?
2018-08-27 14:35
#95
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Germany Youngnibba
Honestly the countries do not matter The event organizer defines the prize pool. E.g. ESl is part of a german company(which belongs mostly to a swedish company) so its a company in europe. They don‘t have that much money. There was an article in hltv that said, that esl would make loss in terms of money if the increase the prize pools in their tournaments. Zotac e.g. had only one tournament this year. So you can make the prize pool higher. Edit: sry for my bad english
2018-08-27 17:18
Yea I can understand what you mean. WESG for example has 1 big prizepool but only 1 event per year while ESL has less prize pool for each event but if you combine all of them then it's actually more
2018-08-27 17:24
#99
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Germany Youngnibba
Exactly If we could talk german than i could express myself better xD
2018-08-27 17:31
Yea no problem dude, it's not easy to express yourself about certain topic in a language that is not your mother language. But speaking German would violate the rules
2018-08-27 18:15
Nt admin.
2018-08-28 06:47
#17
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France 1Faren
GL to all the teams
2018-08-27 13:57
Nip and fnatic will play the grand final
2018-08-27 13:57
#21
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Finland Xepokki
OMEGALUL
2018-08-27 14:04
#44
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Brazil Elakk
+1
2018-08-27 14:38
NiP OMEGALUL
2018-08-27 14:48
-nip -fnatic and you are right
2018-08-27 14:49
This week on comments from 2014
2018-08-27 16:12
Devilwalk MVP
2018-08-28 06:48
Another win for Astralis
2018-08-27 14:06
Flag Cheks out
2018-08-27 14:09
Absolutely it does
2018-08-27 14:36
#65
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Sweden Zolity
flag checks out
2018-08-27 15:34
It sure does buddy
2018-08-27 20:28
GAMBOT LUL
2018-08-27 14:09
rip sadokist.
2018-08-27 14:11
eZaF
2018-08-27 14:12
No Sadokist = No party
2018-08-27 14:14
+1
2018-08-27 14:50
#31
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Sweden ThorinEk
I'll be there. Just a pity the final is late in the evening in sweden so anyone who wants to go to work next day cant get good sleep. I only have time to watch semis
2018-08-27 14:18
18:00 start is late?
2018-08-27 15:03
#123
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Sweden ThorinEk
well, when the final is bo3, with all the paused expect the game to be finished 3 hours later at 21:00 you cant go with car in central stockholm because thats just impossible if you live somewhere in stockholm and can just take the subway or walk, no problem as for me who goes to high school next morning, first need to go back to our car which is impossible to park close to the arena its 3 hour drive to our home city we are home 00:00 or later its not enough
2018-08-28 19:29
so u cant sleep 1 or 2 hours less than usual cuz of one of the best cs tournaments held in ur country?
2018-08-28 19:37
#129
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Sweden ThorinEk
i would but my dad who is going with aint allowing it but its mostly for his own sake
2018-08-29 10:37
#32
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India sopan93
Ez for FazE
2018-08-27 14:21
#33
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Denmark resolut
Why is henry G and vince C stream?
2018-08-27 14:21
ez 4 Grayhound.
2018-08-27 14:28
#112
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Australia CaZeR01
They will rekt these asstralis noobs
2018-08-27 23:59
Ez grayhound
2018-08-27 14:34
"First big tournament" with 100K winning lower level - ZOTAC - 200K At least its unfair
2018-08-27 14:41
#48
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Brazil nakTriceps
MIBR needed confidence. They were smart to attend ZOTAC. Now, they have more confidence to play against the top tier teams and makes Noah happy after 200k prize pool. We´ll see if they really improve in bootcamp with YNk and new member tarik.
2018-08-27 14:45
why are you even talking about mibr there?? aha mibr fan are so insecured they even try to be delusional when we arent even talking about them
2018-08-27 15:42
#77
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Brazil nakTriceps
Oh, so insecured... hahahaha For sure, dumboy.
2018-08-27 16:09
I Wonder if liquid got to the event in place of MiBR if those eurodicksuckers and na scrubs would be whining about they winning the whole event
2018-08-27 16:15
1st. I dont give a fuck about that shit and thats the point of my comment 2nd nice try naktriceps alt but Teams like Liquid faze etc... DONT attend tier 3 tournaments unlike MIBR who attend a ton of those just to gain some free money and points on hltv, so stop bragging your nonsense
2018-08-27 17:19
FOR FUCKS SAKE YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I TRIED TO SAY YOU DUMB SHIT Ok so liquid were supposed to be at that event, but they pulled out and the event organization invited MiBR, I'm asking if liquid had attended that event if you were whining about it like you are whining about MiBR winning
2018-08-27 17:30
Liquid is a legit top 5 team while MIBR is only in the top 10 because of that kind of event and get destroy everytime they play at a tier 1 event, this isnt even close to be the same kind of situation and Liquid dont abuse of these tournaments, and ofc if liquid did and won Everybody would still say its irrelevant since they would have only played bad teams to do so but at least liquid fans wouldnt talk about it like its a tier 1 tournament since they arent dumb and know a bit of cs for the most part
2018-08-27 17:36
WTF mibr fan ?? I talking about Chinese tournament prise pool not mibr
2018-08-27 16:00
#78
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Brazil nakTriceps
Why so rude, dude? I only see you talking about ZOTAC and want to talk about the decision of MIBR to attend this event. If you don´t like, ok. More happiness for you, gob b.
2018-08-27 16:11
Zotac sponsored this event with their money, and since they are famous worldwide because of their products they had the chance to give more money to the ones attending the event, Zotac is richer than esl
2018-08-27 16:17
typical dumb mibr fan tbh, these guys dont know shit about cs and repeat what they heard from fallen or other dumb brs
2018-08-27 17:15
Oof
2018-08-28 06:51
#49
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Brazil nakTriceps
Ghost to upset NaVi in initial match. WALLdell beast!
2018-08-27 14:45
Probably not, but I can see them beating nip and nrg
2018-08-27 15:22
#74
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Brazil nakTriceps
BO1 against NaVi, it´s posible.
2018-08-27 16:04
good call
2018-08-29 13:33
Tks ma lithuanian friend. NaVi normally starts slow and Ghost did ok on ZOTAC. That´s the reason I think they could upset.
2018-08-29 14:03
ez for anyone
2018-08-27 14:48
SaveStrat Masters Stockholm
2018-08-27 14:52
why 9-12 have same amount of prize as 13-16
2018-08-27 15:21
Grayhound will win this mark my words
2018-08-27 15:25
ez for mibr
2018-08-27 15:37
#69
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Poland KasPro
Mouz will win this
2018-08-27 15:38
#71
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Sweden godname
GO NIP
2018-08-27 15:47
Im afraid of fnatic in this Championship. Im cheering for mibr, off course, but this fnatic rooster will go through finals
2018-08-27 16:21
hype
2018-08-27 16:29
#85
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Indonesia n0val
tyloo vs grayhound grandfinal
2018-08-27 16:29
Kkkklkk. Sure, tyloo will eliminate astralis, kkkkkkk
2018-08-27 23:55
Sadokist cmonBruh
2018-08-27 16:43
Why no sadokist what the hell
2018-08-27 16:55
Group A omegalul ez win for the best team in the world Group D big upset Hellraisers will win Final-Astralis vs Hellraisers Also I have no clue how the seeding works
2018-08-27 16:59
very good time for China only miss 1 match a day if I sleep early
2018-08-27 17:01
#92
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Brazil davidzor
On paper, group C is the strongest
2018-08-27 17:13
lol 250k for all teams mibr won 200k in tier 2 event wtf is this obs: at least optic gonna get 2k on this tournament LUL
2018-08-27 17:57
Where is liquid?
2018-08-27 20:48
cmonBruh Were's Sadokist?
2018-08-27 20:56
grp a lol
2018-08-27 21:59
ez for Astralis
2018-08-27 22:05
#109
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New Zealand rOtten_97
Best from all groups: A. Astralis B. Faze C. NaVi D. Mouz Ez4Astralis
2018-08-27 22:30
finally nice cs again
2018-08-27 23:41
There Is missing group D winners match in the guide
2018-08-28 00:59
ez for mibr
2018-08-28 03:15
Henry with no sadokist why not the other way around :((((
2018-08-28 07:31
NIP should win this...
2018-08-28 11:59
GO MIBR!
2018-08-28 20:34
where is sadokist wtf
2018-08-28 23:28
Where is Sadokist
2018-08-29 04:32
major is less than a week and there's this???
2018-08-29 06:35
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