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.
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 | compLexity vs. x6tence Galaxy | BO1
13:30 | OpTic vs. Bravado | BO1
15:00 | LDLC vs. Heroic | BO1
16:30 | ENCE vs. 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:
Tres "stunna" Saranthus - Host
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Analyst
Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam - Analyst
Mohan "launders" Govindasamy – Commentator
Conner "Scrawny" Girvan – Commentator
Hugo Byron – Commentator
Niels "rizc" Topp - Commentator
Finally, here is how the prize-pool will be distributed among the participants: