Introducing Fantasy

After a long wait,'s Fantasy game is back! While there are similarities to our previous game, Dreamteam, the focus is now on drafting players and competing against friends in smaller leagues, where bragging rights are on the line.

Today we are glad to announce our new Fantasy game. Ever since shutting down our previous Dreamteam manager game, we have wanted to replace it with a better version. The new Fantasy game is radically different from Dreamteam, with the main difference being the introduction of draft phases and leagues. This means that instead of playing against all other users, the game will be played in small leagues, where a certain player can be owned by only one team.

Sign up and play at

Since the game consists of small independent leagues, you must either create your own league and invite your friends, or get invite links from other users to participate in theirs. A total of 6 leagues can be played at the same time.

Play against friends

This radically changes the game as trading during the tournament is not an option, so the live draft phase becomes paramount to winning. We feel this format will be better suited for the short CS events, where there is no fixed league structure in place.

During long events, there will be several draft phases. For example, during a Major there will be a draft phase between the Swiss stage and the playoffs. Here, teams and players that did not make it to the playoffs are kicked out of the game and everyone drafts again, with the winner of the previous stage having the first pick.

Live player draft

Since the draft depends on the picks of other users in the league, it is now done live and must be completed in one sitting. To avoid users having to drop out in case they cannot make it to the draft, a pre-draft can be set. A pre-draft is a prioritized list of players a user wants to have on his team, so in case the user is not there to pick himself, the player highest on his list that is available will be picked during each round of the draft. When creating a league, the administrator picks the time of the draft, so make sure a proper time is picked for the planned participants—the live draft with some trash talk is a big part of the game.

Players will be selected with a "snake draft" which means that the user who picks first in the first round will be the last to pick in the second round, and the user who is last to pick in the first round will be the first in the second one. The pick order for the first draft is drawn randomly while in subsequent draft phases (eg., after a group stage finishes), the winner of the previous phase goes first.

First event: BLAST Pro Series São Paulo!

Our first, test event for the Fantasy game will be BLAST Pro Series São Paulo, here we will only run a single draft phase, since the event is so short. The draft phase must be completed before the matches start. During the event, points are handed out to players that perform well, additionally, roles can be assigned, giving bonuses if you pick the right role for a player, or a penalty if the role is a poor fit. Go to to play the game, which is completely free to play.

This is the first test of the game, so bugs may have snuck in, please report them in the Bugs and improvement forum if you find any. The game is also still subject to heavy changes, so let us hear your thoughts about the various elements of it.

To see the game in action, be sure to tune in to the upcoming episode of HLTV Confirmed on Twitch, scheduled for Monday 20:00, where our panel featuring SPUNJ, BanKs, Striker, and Professeur will be drafting their teams live on stream.

2019-03-17 20:00
Russia Vad97oRRR 
Oskar joining BIG
2019-03-17 20:00
Would be dope
2019-03-17 20:07
Argentina XaiDN 
Joining HR
2019-03-18 02:51
Davidp | 
Sweden meistr0 
Cool! :D
2019-03-17 20:00
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Denmark QBE_ 
wat is dis
2019-03-17 20:00
2019-03-18 09:41
United Kingdom seoseraph 
2019-03-17 20:00
Russia zbogus 
2019-03-17 20:00
Cyprus Swishh_ 
2019-03-17 20:00
hell yeah
2019-03-17 20:00
AZR | 
Australia Mortein 
everyone sucks ass except astralis tho lul
2019-03-17 20:01
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Netherlands DEJl 
2019-03-17 20:01
Romania RZBD 
2019-03-17 20:01
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Russia hanzjosha 
2019-03-17 20:01
Introducing, or Re-introducing?
2019-03-17 20:01
Liechtenstein Snufkin 
2019-03-17 20:01
2019-03-17 20:01
Oh yeah
2019-03-17 20:01
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2019-03-17 20:02
It would be awesome (:
2019-03-17 21:12
+1 Copenhagen
2019-03-17 23:12
Denmark MadsHJDK 
2019-03-18 19:07
Italy Fil0Nerd 
2019-03-17 20:02
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rain | 
United Kingdom agathacs 
i have no friends so cant play wtf men
2019-03-17 20:02
2019-03-17 23:40
Very nice but i'm still waiting for my prize from some fantasy game back in the days xD
2019-03-17 20:03
Turkey wondermeister 
Can somebody invite me :(
2019-03-17 20:03
Thank you HLTV, very cool!
2019-03-17 20:03
you linked your team not league
2019-03-17 20:08
i have no idea wtf is this but i just created my league
2019-03-17 20:03
2019-03-17 20:04
smooya | 
United Kingdom OI_BRUV 
2019-03-17 20:04
Czech Republic Rewask 
2019-03-17 20:04
Germany k_den 
just pick astralis players. gg
2019-03-17 20:04
Ahh I requested for something like this some months ago! Grad it is back (^_^)_b
2019-03-17 20:04
What is that
2019-03-17 20:05
Spain AntoniormL 
2019-03-17 20:05
Finland tanux 
2019-03-17 20:05
playing against all other users would be much more interesting than small private leagues
2019-03-17 20:05
+1 one open league and the option to make your own leagues would be cool.
2019-03-18 02:47
Turkey TheSench 
Invite pls
2019-03-17 20:06
need invite to join league?
2019-03-17 20:06
Lithuania Fastum2K 
nice looks cool, good job HLTV staff
2019-03-17 20:06
I'll prob be the only person I know who'll do this but I'm still starting a league
2019-03-17 20:06
Serbia MVK98 
2019-03-17 20:07
Sweden Trkmag 
2019-03-17 20:07
If you invite me to your league I'll sponsor it with 500 apples for the winner
2019-03-17 20:09
Spain G3CK0 
Can you still play if you have no friends?
2019-03-17 20:10
Spain elskio 
with me ma friend
2019-03-17 20:16
You need an invite link to join league, or you can create a new league! :(
2019-03-17 20:10
Brazil CaioOlive 
forums are there. Create one, put it here and in forums, i might enter
2019-03-17 20:11
Brazil CaioOlive 
better than fortnite
2019-03-17 20:11
HLTV Battle Royale
2019-03-17 20:12
Argentina GonzaPines 
2019-03-17 20:12
Tunisia darkoplax 
2019-03-17 20:14
United Kingdom Brehnfred 
Damn i got jebaited here thinking its a new team FeelsSadMan
2019-03-17 20:14
Would u rather hear about the brand new t3 cis team?😂 nice
2019-03-18 08:03
United Kingdom Brehnfred 
yeas because its exciting to see new teams upset big teams such as ENCE did in the major
2019-03-18 21:12
Yes yes nice Very passionate about the game
2019-03-18 22:32
United Kingdom Brehnfred 
why you bully me...yiu faking bich
2019-03-18 22:36
Im not. Its just i really got exited about the fantasy game while i wouldnt even open a news articable about maikeleles new mdl team
2019-03-19 06:03
United Kingdom Brehnfred 
2019-03-19 18:21
2019-03-17 20:15
omg, sooo fu**ing lame!!
2019-03-17 20:16
Brazil CaioOlive 
name check out
2019-03-17 20:21
Finland Smoonah 
lemme play some CS and then get off CS to play browser Fantasy card game CS
2019-03-17 20:31
hltv good job
2019-03-17 20:18
Poland Snacerhehe 
Very nice guys!
2019-03-17 20:19
2019-03-17 20:19
Brazil onwkase in 5 minutes will be the draft
2019-03-17 20:19
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
HLTV game,holy shit man
2019-03-17 20:19
Brazil CaioOlive 
2019-03-17 20:20
Slovakia airen 
I have no friend and leagues are full: Draft at 21:
2019-03-17 20:23
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Brazil dev2ce 
2019-03-17 20:24
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
2019-03-17 20:24
Add friends list_ffs.
2019-03-17 20:24
wait how do I join blast event after clicking play now i am asked to join or make new league like wut
2019-03-17 20:27
Poland white_tank 
2019-03-17 20:28
"League is full" It's said this for every league i've tried to join
2019-03-17 20:28
Slovakia airen 
create a new league, post a url address here. Within 30 seconds your league is full. Open draft, draft -> wait
2019-03-17 20:28
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
2019-03-17 20:31
thank mr bautista9 for good code and features
2019-03-17 20:33
Ukraine niXoN|w1 
N1 :D
2019-03-17 20:35
Argentina Renardo 
pick astralis lineup, ez win
2019-03-17 20:35
flusha | 
Germany Svncs 
2019-03-17 20:36
Yo guys, what role put for Draken as i have Guardian in team as awp he is better in CT or TT?
2019-03-17 20:37
pick him noob lul but yeah defender should be ok
2019-03-17 20:41
China maybe_banned 
pay 2 win :///
2019-03-17 20:37
Brazil Vitor_IS 
didn't understand shit but ok
2019-03-17 20:44
Norway Barter6 
2019-03-18 08:15
Brazil Vitor_IS 
expected from a european
2019-03-18 17:45
Norway Barter6 
2019-03-18 20:45
Brazil Vitor_IS 
pretty good
2019-03-18 22:13
why is every single league full...
2019-03-17 20:50
PokeMon | 
United States Acetk 
Create a new one and advertise on forums.
2019-03-17 20:55
2019-03-17 20:51
Brazil hugoooo 
Making it by invites kills it. Old Dreamteam where everybody was competing with each other was way better... sorry but I don't see why you guys just did't remake the old Dreamteam with prizes from lots of your sponsors, like in the past.
2019-03-17 20:52
Because old Dreamteam required trading as a core concept, and with the format for most CS events, there is no good time to open the trading window. Also the winning strategy will nearly always be to pick the players who play most in that system. We just found it to be a poor fit overall since there are no real stable leagues with fixed match days.
2019-03-17 20:57
Brazil hugoooo 
Well, I remember that people loved the old Dreamteam and I have very few memories of complains about trading window times. Anyway, its good to see an attempt of a fantasy game, years after.
2019-03-17 21:04
As an old fan and once second place of old dreamteam, I will give a try. But honestly, dreamteam is waaaay better for offline events with fixed schedule... even though that “who play more earn more” system, it required study to pick the best 5 out of the limited money we had. IMO it was a very good fantasy. I didn’t enjoy that much on online events though, so maybe that’s your point.
2019-03-19 11:26
+1, I loved dreamteam and was waiting some years for it to come back, but I'm very disappointed now. Playing agaist few users that I don't even know won't be fun at all. In dreamteam you were limited on money and had a lot of roles to choose so you had to think carefully and could make some mindgames f.e. picking one cheap player that won't be ultra bad and saving some money for buying one big star. With all new stats cs:go provides now, there could be even more roles. There are more than enough big events to play dreamteam and i guess hltv now has much more money to spend on prizes.
2019-03-19 14:44
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Kazakhstan Justaguy 
Don't fucking understand anything but it hears interesting
2019-03-17 20:57
invite me plzzzzzzz
2019-03-17 21:04
Latvia Pinkyswear 
2019-03-17 21:08
2019-03-17 21:09
France Zybr0w 
Team link plzzz
2019-03-17 21:18
Join my league guys, i don't have friends, lol
2019-03-17 21:28
Finland Emvi 
this is pretty nice
2019-03-17 21:32
Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
2019-03-17 21:32
2019-03-17 21:34 Invite for Brazilians or any 3 world nation like us
2019-03-17 21:35
its good but bad aswell, small leagues only because of drafting system = boring no progress of your picks, just a reset and another random draft = boring imo you took dreamteam and made it worse, well better than nothing I suppose
2019-03-17 21:40
The draft isn't all, when the games start you find out how well you drafted. You do not have to play in multiple leagues, the idea was you played with a group of friends for the bragging rights.
2019-03-17 21:41
yeah I get the idea but I just dont think that its enough to only compete with 5 other dudes, bragging rights are much better if u do well on a large scale not between u and ur friends, also what about the 7th friend of mine? He cant play, what does he do?
2019-03-17 21:44
For bigger events more teams will be allowed, we might do Starladder where you can have 16 teams. I agree that six isn't optimal, but we wanted to test it out on a smaller event.
2019-03-17 21:46
lets be honest here tho, the picking stage is not fair AT ALL, its gettin worse the more teams you add to a league, obviously.. I dont think its the right direction with this system. Sorry
2019-03-17 21:48
Not fair? I think it is quite fair, the snake draft makes being #1 less of an advantage, and doing the picks is a ton of fun when your opponents are knowledgeable.
2019-03-17 21:49
Ok it might be balanced regarding the outcome of your draft (will find out after BLAST) but its not YOUR fantasy team you are picking, its a fantasy team of leftovers in the picking stage. What Iam saying is you probably wont get any of your favorite top10 players in a league consisting of 16 teams. Get me? Sure you might still be able to win the league because the roles dont have as much variance on points it seems but still you wont be feeling as excited imo. Thats why I prefer the old system.
2019-03-17 21:53
In Dreamteam it was sort of the same, you couldn't afford your 5 dream players either. And yea, we will see, I am not going to say one is better than the other, we tried Dreamteam, and found the game lacking since the formats of CS tournaments let to a very simple winning strategy. Also it was very hard to find good times to open the transfer window which made the game pretty stale.
2019-03-17 21:58
ofc you cant get ALL your dream players but at least 1 or 2 and now you cant get even one of them with bad luck. Iam not saying its better either just my preference. "Also it was very hard to find good times to open the transfer window which made the game pretty stale." If you look at last major, there were days between the different stages. tournies today are way more organised and structured... at least the really big ones!
2019-03-17 22:03
As we see it part of the fun is also picking the least bad players. It might even make you interested in following a game you otherwise wouldn't have. For big events with breaks we will have several draft phases.
2019-03-17 22:06
thats non different than the old system, just that the drafting is more random and less your fantasy
2019-03-17 22:09
Lets call it your realistic fantasy!
2019-03-17 22:10
this system might work for NFL with 100s of players but not like this. Dont get me wrong tho, still appreciate that you brought it back and we have some fun while watching the tournaments. Thanks
2019-03-17 22:13
Is there any way you can implement the option to leave a league? Perhaps until the tournament begins. I made a league with only myself just to try it out. And im loving the initiative. Whether this is the right solution/system remains to be seen, but at least you're testing and trying something. Gj!
2019-03-18 00:27
Russia Nikosimus 
So does it mean the maximum amount of friends for this Blast is 5 + myself? (Because there are only 30 players)
2019-03-17 22:51
2019-03-17 23:00
Russia Nikosimus 
Thanks So I guess the amount of invited friends will depend on the amount of teams as each team = 1 friend?
2019-03-17 23:09
2019-03-17 23:13
How is it better though? Dreamteam allowed you to choose X player for certain role etc and you'd earn points based off that, if given a possibility, you could just pick 5 best players in your fantasy team and win like that because they'll get based ratings? Dreamteam had a budget, what limits this from not picking 5 best players?
2019-03-17 21:52
its a draft with 5 others and picking a player removes him from the pool
2019-03-17 21:55
Because the league doesn't allow you to choose 5 players at once at the start. You have to take turns, hence, others might also want to pick some top players.
2019-03-18 02:42
That's what I said though, if given a possibility.
2019-03-18 13:34
So to answer your question: "What limits this from not picking 5 best players" -->The turn by turn pick
2019-03-18 14:18
Turkey TheGreaTTest 
What do we earn if we become the 1st or 6th?
2019-03-17 21:53
Finland EdiEz 
2019-03-17 22:05
2019-03-17 22:07
How about making an overall league where anyone could join?
2019-03-17 22:10
2019-03-17 23:42
tarik | 
Turkey Kebait 
2019-03-17 23:56
Not enough players. Then adding all of the players to be choosable will just cause chaos as almost everyone will pick the top 5 obviously. So it will be a number of "Same teams".
2019-03-18 02:44
Makes sense, i had something in mind like F1's fantasy team game.
2019-03-18 14:59
boring shit. bring back dreamteam plz
2019-03-17 22:26
is it possible to quit from the league when we accept?
2019-03-17 22:41
how to delete/reschedule picking from my league ?
2019-03-17 22:47
Europe thaifinnen 
all links i try to join says already started :/
2019-03-17 23:05 New league! Draft in 9 miutes.
2019-03-17 23:06
2019-03-17 23:14
United States G0ingInsqne 
2019-03-17 23:23
2019-03-17 23:25
any new league?all the link says already started
2019-03-18 00:07
2019-03-18 00:24
can you make an official public league for people with no friends like me
2019-03-18 01:30
2019-03-18 01:46
bloodR | 
Finland bIoodR 
2019-03-18 02:05
Spain Zapinerinho 
a feature allowing you to change your team name would be interesting I know the are only starting, but it would be great to add more little things to make it more customizable.
2019-03-18 02:11 Join here and the draft opens in 10hrs from now. Check if it is good timing for you and join if it is!
2019-03-18 02:21
2019-03-18 02:22
Argentina XaiDN 
2019-03-18 02:51
2019-03-18 03:31
2019-03-18 05:20 draft in an hour and a half
2019-03-18 06:58
I missed that thing tbh. Most active HLTV users don't even remember HLTV fantasy so "'s Fantasy game is back" sounds weird for them. I hope next addition will be achivements like "veteran coin" or whatever.
2019-03-18 07:55
World EcXel 
Join my League : Draft at 8:40
2019-03-18 08:19
2019-03-18 08:28
Here, join my League people. Link is given below :-
2019-03-18 09:13
Russia 50bombs 
old dreamteam was better
2019-03-18 09:38
Poland MrSplaciK League open in 2 hours so more players can join.
2019-03-18 09:46
Europe trouble91 
Any league i can join?
2019-03-18 10:41
Day2 | 
Russia _Arise_ 
2019-03-18 10:43
2019-03-18 10:56
Anyone knows how many teams there can be pr. league?
2019-03-18 11:02
Russia Hainz 
only 6 because 6 teams on tournament 6*5 = 30 cards with players 30/6 = 5 players in any team
2019-03-18 11:05
Gotcha, thx for the reply :D
2019-03-18 12:31
finally i got into one!
2019-03-18 11:17
Denmark SimonDbblB 
So what about the guys who have no friends and just want to compete in a global ladder of some sort? I know the draft would be useless, but the combination of teams would still vary a lot..
2019-03-18 11:46
invites anyone?
2019-03-18 12:01
very nice... I remember playing this 10 years ago lol..
2019-03-18 12:06
true oldfag
2019-03-18 12:28
Who the fuck as friends on HLTV?
2019-03-18 12:28
Don't want to be depressing, but I would way prefer if we could just join a main league of hundreds/thousands and compete there. There's no way I'm making a keen league and inviting like 4-5 friends onto it and drafting at a set time. I think 90% of people on here are the same. You can change and update the old Dreamteam system in whatever way you want, but fundamentally, the key part of it was drafting a team and competing against the rest of the site. You could even give winners a little event Fantasy league winner flair or something.
2019-03-18 12:38
2019-03-19 01:11
Brazil Charizaldo 
ya bois
2019-03-18 12:57
2019-03-18 13:15
Any league??
2019-03-18 14:10
2019-03-18 14:36
I dont realli get it
2019-03-18 14:44
Finland Alyssa 
Invite me
2019-03-18 15:16
DACH come here ;) oder falls noch jemand bock auf CSGO Fantasy League hat ;)
2019-03-18 17:25
Finland JHdash77 
2019-03-18 17:37
Czech Republic JakubkaT DRAFT tomorrow 5:30 #VAMOUZ
2019-03-18 17:37
2019-03-18 18:13
Invite pls
2019-03-18 18:14
cool one want to have a try
2019-03-18 18:54
2019-03-18 20:00
2019-03-18 21:00 feel free to join, draft starts in few days
2019-03-18 22:22
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2019-03-19 00:30
United Kingdom Khare 
2019-03-19 00:56
ANGE1 | 
African Union Clarex 
2019-03-19 02:07
Any free spot in leaguage?
2019-03-19 07:53
2019-03-19 07:54
Czech Republic Jacksson 
2019-03-19 10:39
Hi guys. Let's fulfill the league above of Jacksson mate:
2019-03-19 10:59
2019-03-19 13:51
2019-03-19 14:36
Hi Guys, new league, drafting starts tomorrow. Let fill it up!
2019-03-19 15:45
World ddarkoo 
2019-03-19 16:22
Spain JonTHANOS_E 
wow really nice
2019-03-19 16:22
Poland szamek601 
2019-03-19 16:51
United States Zestival 
2019-03-19 17:07
2019-03-19 17:13
2019-03-19 17:32
fer | 
Argentina MyMatkhev 
Any league i can join?
2019-03-19 17:49
2019-03-19 18:10
2019-03-19 18:28
2019-03-19 18:33
India dipencsgo 
2019-03-19 20:06
2019-03-19 20:29
Poland friendlySeb 
Anyone have link?
2019-03-19 20:47
ez money
2019-03-19 21:11
2019-03-19 21:16
Brazil drick85 
Links plis?
2019-03-19 21:32
United States kersed 
2019-03-19 21:51
missed the deadline =L
2019-03-19 22:29
Ireland Cr1ms0nClaw 
Any leagues open?
2019-03-19 22:56
Anyone have link?
2019-03-19 23:00
2019-03-19 22:55
2019-03-20 08:37
France Quent1RR 
If you don't have friends and you want to play:
2019-03-20 10:08
Kahvehane League. Come and join, couldn't find any open league.
2019-03-20 11:38
United Kingdom Jwb_x 
2019-03-20 13:24
2019-03-20 14:03
League everyone is welcome:
2019-03-20 15:19
Create League please and invite me ty
2019-03-20 16:02
Very cool
2019-03-20 17:22
Join this one, starts in 1.30h
2019-03-20 19:02
Brazil Vhspring Enter this league, is international lets go!
2019-03-20 19:50
2019-03-20 23:37 All welcome, draft is in 7.5 hours.
2019-03-21 05:16
fnx | 
Brazil zTarcisio 
2019-03-21 07:34
Luxembourg fowkingell 
What's the point?
2019-03-21 11:26
2019-03-21 17:49
2019-03-21 19:34
Brazillian League Start in 23:54 (BR)
2019-03-21 21:10
International League! Anyone can join the league. This is your final chance to get a better team ;)
2019-03-21 21:32
North America SwifterGames 
if your looking for a league here
2019-03-22 01:32
Brazil PturtleBR 
2019-03-22 03:04
NiKo | 
Indonesia cira53 
2019-03-22 04:03
2019-03-22 11:09 two more spots, draf starts in 10m
2019-03-22 13:21
i seek a draft guys !
2019-03-26 19:12
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