DreamHack Open Winter 2018 viewer's guide

We have put together a viewer's guide with all the information you need regarding DreamHack Open Winter, which will kick off on Friday, November 30.

DreamHack Open Winter will return to Jönköping from November 30 to December 2, with eight teams set to battle it out for their share of the $100,000 prize-pool.

The participants have been split into two double-elimination groups, in which the openers and the winners' matches are best-of-one clashes, while the remaining are best-of-three series. The top two teams from each group will then advance to the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs.

In Jönköping, shox's G2 will debut their new roster on LAN

x6tence Galaxy, who booked their spot at the event through the European qualifier, have been drawn into Group A alongside the highest-ranked team in attendance, LDLC, as well as compLexity and Heroic. As for Group B, it features ENCE, OpTic, Bravado and G2, with the latter recently making changes to the lineup with Richard "shox" Papillon as their new in-game leader.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

The full schedule for the event looks as follows:

Friday, November 30
12:00 | North America compLexity vs. Sweden x6tence Galaxy | BO1
13:30 | Denmark OpTic vs. South Africa Bravado | BO1
15:00 | France LDLC vs. Denmark Heroic | BO1
16:30 | Finland ENCE vs. France G2 | BO1
18:00 | Group A winners' match | BO1
19:30 | Group B winners' match | BO1

Saturday, December 1
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

Sunday, December 2
10:00 | Semi-final #1 | BO3
13:00 | Semi-final #2 | BO3
17:00 | Grand final | BO3

As for the on-air broadcast crew, it features Tres "stunna" Saranthus as the event's host, Jacob "Pimp" Winneche and Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam as analysts, and two pairs of commentators that can be found below:

United States Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Host

Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst
India Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam - Analyst

Canada Mohan "launders" Govindasamy – Commentator
Canada Conner "Scrawny" Girvan – Commentator
United Kingdom Hugo Byron – Commentator
Denmark Niels "rizc" Topp - Commentator

Finally, here is how the prize-pool will be distributed among the participants:

1. $50,000
2. $20,000
3-4. $10,000
5-6. $3,000
7-8. $2,000

Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1454
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
#1
shox | 
Iran KouDaPou 
pog This is gunna be a decent event with some SA Talent!! Edit: It's about time Bleh got an appearance, he rly knows his CS
2018-11-28 13:10
#4
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Optic will win with ease
2018-11-28 13:08
yeah, no thorin = good choice
2018-11-28 13:09
#19
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Flag checks out
2018-11-28 13:42
Flag checks otut
2018-11-28 17:42
#44
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Name, flag and flair check out
2018-11-28 19:48
#14
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
Obviously G2 will win
2018-11-28 13:21
G2 will win or ENCE.
2018-11-28 13:08
#46
Aleksib | 
Finland MoRst 
I hope that ence wins. Just so I could see them perform in bigger stages they really can be a top 10-7 team if they just get few things right and enough experience for their young talents mainly sergeij and aleksib
2018-11-28 22:45
ez4ence
2018-11-28 13:08
Ez for G2
2018-11-28 13:08
Ez for LDLC
2018-11-28 13:09
#8
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Denmark SassForHelvede 
Ez for the winning team...
2018-11-28 13:11
#17
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Finland lasarus 
+1
2018-11-28 13:33
#29
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Russia infernal1 
kek
2018-11-28 15:21
ENCE ENCE ENCE ENCE
2018-11-28 13:14
ez4lumi...
2018-11-28 13:15
Very nice
2018-11-28 13:19
#12
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Kazakhstan dc7 
sonic and jackz at lan poggers
2018-11-28 13:21
ez for Bravado
2018-11-28 13:21
#15
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France GORILLA_BAR 
I would say G2 as their new roster should help a lot from a psychological perspective for shox and kennyS
2018-11-28 13:28
#16
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Finland lasarus 
ZÖNZÖPIN #EZ4ENCE
2018-11-28 13:30
#18
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Spain akproxx 
Ez for ence and ldlc
2018-11-28 13:38
nah nah naah naaaah
2018-11-28 13:43
really love dreamhack, but they seem to struggle with the competition, hopefully this event exceeds expectations
2018-11-28 13:57
#24
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World Notb8ing 
well it is dreamhack open not masters... So only 100k event, not like they even expect top teams to duke it out there.
2018-11-28 14:05
#38
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Denmark Xipingu 
How so? It’s not a DH Masters event. Open events usually only have 100k$ prices avaliable.
2018-11-28 17:25
Gonna be a fun Tier 2 event, Hugo on the casting desk again!
2018-11-28 14:04
#23
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Spain 7VultuR 
Let's go ploploploploploploPlopski
2018-11-28 14:05
#25
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
G2 dead team uninstall please ez4ence
2018-11-28 14:23
#26
PTC | 
France Valadvan 
Final G2 LDLC could be fun
2018-11-28 14:36
G2 will get rekt really hard
2018-11-28 15:24
nooo not stunna again...
2018-11-28 15:29
#32
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Denmark raaaaaaaaa1in 
ez 4 GOD ALLU.
2018-11-28 15:35
Shox IGL for G2 again? Done.
2018-11-28 15:43
inb4 G2 finishes last place
2018-11-28 16:11
easiest tournament for G2
2018-11-28 16:29
EZ4ENCE
2018-11-28 16:39
G2
2018-11-28 16:51
Let's fucking go KennyS and lucky . Ez for shox and kenny 2v5
2018-11-28 17:31
#40
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Sweden Div-\ 
LDLC>G2
2018-11-28 17:36
Should be ez 4 ence
2018-11-28 18:26
LOOL i remember when DH was hype af
2018-11-28 18:49
Last year: Na'Vi as best team This year: LDLC
2018-11-29 08:14
#45
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India DungeonGOD 
Let's go bleh
2018-11-28 21:37
ez for galaxy
2018-11-29 06:53
OpTiC has the best chance if they manage to perform well, G2 has gone to shit but might get some honeymoon luck, ENCE and LDLC can't be forgotten, Heroic and compLexity are decent but I doubt will win, haven't even heard of x6tence Galaxy, and Bravado... ain't going to happen Nevertheless, rooting for the SA boys
2018-11-29 08:13
#51
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South Africa armablign 
<3
2018-11-29 22:01
#50
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Finland NUCL3AR 
go ence
2018-11-29 15:47
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