Cloud9 claim final DreamHack Masters Dallas invite

Cloud9 have accepted an invitation to compete at DreamHack Masters Dallas, the event's organisers announced on Friday.

The North American giants have been added to the field of the $250,000 tournament, bringing the current team count to 14.

Cloud9 are currently trying to find their feet after making three changes to their line-up in the weeks that followed the IEM Katowice Major, bringing back Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim and picking up Daniel "⁠vice⁠" Kim and René "⁠cajunb⁠" Borg.

Cloud9 will jet off to Dallas next month

The team will be making their first appearance with the new roster later on Friday, at BLAST Pro Series Miami. Between those two North American events, they will be in action in Group C of ESL Pro League Americas, from April 19-21, and at BLAST Pro Series Madrid, on May 10-11.

DreamHack Masters Dallas will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center from May 28 to June 2. The last two spots in this 16-team tournament will be determined by the Chinese and the Asian closed qualifiers, the first of which is already underway.

The list of participants for the North American event now features:

Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
701
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Daniel 'vice' Kim
Daniel 'vice' Kim
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Denmark BRCSLUL
wasted spot imo but good luck
2019-04-12 19:03
#6
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North America J_Nasty
EZ4C9
2019-04-12 19:01
#36
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Denmark BRCSLUL
North-american counter-strike LUL
2019-04-12 19:04
ASTRALIS WTF ARE U DOING
2019-04-12 19:08
Tier 2 event /closed
2019-04-12 19:17
Grand slam event .
2019-04-12 19:23
They have ECS season 7 Finals ahead
2019-04-12 19:44
#152
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India MihirX27
I have no Idea why Astralis would prefer the Blast Pro Series over the Intel Grand Slam. They should attend atleast two out of IEM Sydney, DHM Dallas, ESL One Cologne, EPL Finals until the Next Major, or they won't get that many chances to get the IGS Prize money.
2019-04-13 12:22
#98
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North America J_Nasty
And liquid is the only one to come close to beating Astralis so what’s your point here?
2019-04-12 19:47
#154
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Denmark BRCSLUL
idk bro it looks like mibr and faze beat them even more convincingly
2019-04-14 12:54
#161
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North America J_Nasty
Astralis got clapped bro sorry buddy
2019-04-14 20:24
#164
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Italy Gio_bose
In bo1 bro
2019-04-16 15:02
#99
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North America J_Nasty
The rest of EU can’t beat them so what happens? NA
2019-04-12 19:47
#153
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Denmark BRCSLUL
yeah about that LMAOOO
2019-04-14 12:53
#160
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North America J_Nasty
Liquid beat Astralis you ape lmfao
2019-04-14 20:24
C9 is 40% European
2019-04-12 19:47
#106
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India Chichiyum
Ez t3 event
2019-04-12 20:02
F5
2019-04-12 19:01
#15
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Poland Unluko
F5
2019-04-12 19:01
#107
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Germany Ez4aVGgg
NT IKEA
2019-04-12 20:06
F5
2019-04-12 19:01
Somehow expected this
2019-04-12 19:03
Better than M0-5r tbh
2019-04-12 19:03
#31
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Denmark BRCSLUL
+11111111111111
2019-04-12 19:03
true but still wasted spot
2019-04-12 19:04
2 asians>5 brazillians 😎
2019-04-12 19:05
2 asians = super smart 5 br = br education lul
2019-04-12 19:41
+1
2019-04-12 19:20
+1
2019-04-12 19:04
#74
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Netherlands Xexer
Tournaments are done with inviting astralis for a more entertaining event
2019-04-12 19:26
yeah right if theyre not attending its because they didnt want to
2019-04-12 19:30
ez
2019-04-12 19:00
Hi
2019-04-12 19:00
#4
ropz | 
United States oflo
nooo
2019-04-12 19:00
#52
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Ukraine ram3n
NAVI
2019-04-12 19:12
#105
ropz | 
United States oflo
no
2019-04-12 20:01
wasted spot 😎😎😎
2019-04-12 19:01
#7
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North America ZachS721
LETS FUCKING GOO!!!
2019-04-12 19:01
#72
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North America SLGam1ng
They really had to get this spot as it is dallas
2019-04-12 19:25
Wow
2019-04-12 19:01
Tier 2 tournament confirmed
2019-04-12 19:01
t2 tournament no astralis or navi
2019-04-12 19:01
wtf
2019-04-12 19:01
#12
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Poland Jancz1
XDDDDDDDDDDDD tier 15 tournament
2019-04-12 19:01
No astralis party LUL
2019-04-12 19:01
#17
ropz | 
Brazil oBraga
kick cajunb
2019-04-12 19:01
Ez for liquid
2019-04-12 19:01
STOP INVITING POOP #130
2019-04-12 19:01
#20
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Finland Emvi
c9 in every tournament. fuck off already
2019-04-12 19:02
#21
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Russia dUUUt
navi?
2019-04-12 19:02
This would be Navi's 3rd event in 3 weeks if they attended, they wouldn't be in good shape
2019-04-12 19:43
#22
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United States nword_shoe
PepeLaugh 👉Cloud9
2019-04-12 19:02
Tier2 event no top two teams
2019-04-12 19:02
Lul no astralis no navi Lets go C9 btw!
2019-04-12 19:02
garbage roster save autimatic
2019-04-12 19:02
#78
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United States Doge14
+1
2019-04-12 19:28
#27
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Russia Roneeee
Tier3
2019-04-12 19:03
#28
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Turkey Samsun85
No mouz... What a joke.
2019-04-12 19:03
wasted spot LUL
2019-04-12 19:03
#33
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Portugal DeadShotCS
tier 99999
2019-04-12 19:04
no Astralis no NaVi. Sad
2019-04-12 19:04
#131
2019-04-12 22:03
#37
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Armenia moruk
Yeppy, Grand Slam event without Astralis and Na'Vi
2019-04-12 19:04
starseries no liquid and astralis dallas no navi and astralis when will we see a decent tournament with ALL the top teams?
2019-04-12 19:04
#41
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Germany Constikdw
They want to play the boring ass and closed blast tournaments
2019-04-12 19:05
what about navi? fnatic made it to the final in China and they're here
2019-04-12 19:13
#108
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Germany Constikdw
well navi probably also declined. but i rly dunno the reasoning behind all this
2019-04-12 20:09
#120
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Germany k_den
cologne
2019-04-12 20:34
#40
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Germany Constikdw
Why????? They’re so far gone, it’s ridiculous
2019-04-12 19:05
#42
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Europe vacban
Astralis skipping, this is getting ridiculous. #fuckRFRSH
2019-04-12 19:05
Blastralis only play at Blast Pro Series
2019-04-12 19:50
lol WHY
2019-04-12 19:06
undeserved
2019-04-12 19:06
navi?? hello?? botevent
2019-04-12 19:07
#131
2019-04-12 22:03
#46
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Finland 0lter
EZ4ENCE
2019-04-12 19:08
#48
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Europe Qaia
wtf a team ranked in #142
2019-04-12 19:08
invite the worst team in fucking Angola or Albania and it will be better than fucking Cloud9
2019-04-12 19:09
not even top100 invited OMEGALUL
2019-04-12 19:09
#51
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Europe Skraj
T3 event
2019-04-12 19:11
#53
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World neomax360
NO ASTRALIS NO NAVI NO MIBR NO MOUZ ...
2019-04-12 19:12
Lol only navi is weird, Astralis just refused and Mibr are just trash they dont deserve an invite
2019-04-12 19:21
#76
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World neomax360
Navi probably decline too. but yeah it is when akk the big teams are stacked at one event that event become very interresting. Even if some of those big teams aren't in their best shape like MIBR, their name still prevails
2019-04-12 19:27
MIBR declined the invite.
2019-04-12 22:11
#54
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Denmark Zorrondo
as I said bedfore, no Astralis = Ezurus
2019-04-12 19:13
#56
BnTeT | 
United Kingdom pr0x^
ez4c9
2019-04-12 19:14
#58
Luken | 
Sweden fxzo
Tier 2 tournament
2019-04-12 19:16
#60
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Korea Damianlee
Let's go Baby
2019-04-12 19:17
#61
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China KoreanFan
No Na'vi No Astralis Good or bad?
2019-04-12 19:18
#131 Good imo. Makes the events more fun & not dead.
2019-04-12 22:02
#62
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Belgium Hjawesomme
yesss
2019-04-12 19:19
Finally a tournament without SHITBR, them getting invited to every tournament while legit being a tier 3 garbage is the biggest joke of the year
2019-04-12 19:20
+1
2019-04-12 20:10
twitter.com/marcwinther/status/111677765.. MIBR declined the invite, dude.
2019-04-12 22:12
cant believe they got invite again, if you take off the players name everyone would consider them as an irrelevant tier 3 team
2019-04-12 22:13
This is not the question. Organizers want money. More people watching = more money for them. And MIBR has a lot of viewers cuz br scene is big.
2019-04-15 16:55
Yeah and thats the problem, my point is that they dont DESERVE an invite
2019-04-15 17:21
Finally!
2019-04-12 19:21
Astralis winning intel grand slam season 2 in June after won katowice,sydney,dallas,epl no thanks. Attend some shit tier blast pro series with shit format and shit prizepool yes of course. Such a stupid decision making by them.Playing one tournament per month. They would crush everyone no matter jetlag ,because no one can challenge them.
2019-04-12 19:21
The guys who made BPS - Astralis owners. They can't skip this one.
2019-04-12 19:24
Yes but they can go to other tournaments as well.Blast pro series is only 2 days +media day.
2019-04-12 19:25
I mean, they probably tired. They won and earn a lot. They have to relax a lil bit. Also it's probably bcs of Device's health issue.
2019-04-12 19:27
They used to play 4 events in one month(november-early december 2018) and won 3 of them.It's frustrating because I want to watch perfect cs outplaying others not tier 2 teams winning events with making shit tons of mistakes because astralis is not attending.If astralis somehow loses grand slam s2 it's because they're lazy.
2019-04-12 19:31
I got the fact why Astralis declined Sydney and Dallas - they are fucking tired of this shit, but i have no idea of why NaVi did the same. They had fucking perfect opportunity to win 2 IGS tournaments and give a real fight to Astralis. But now we will see how Some tier 2 trash winning an IGS event cuz fucking Liquid Chokes against weak teams.
2019-04-12 19:39
Nah there's no team to liquid choke against(mb ence but I doubt) .Skipping Sydney is fine because of device.But I never throught they will skip dreamhack masters in Dallas.I would rather skip ecs than dallas.
2019-04-12 19:40
They choked vs Mouz at ESL NY 2018. So, anything can happen.
2019-04-12 19:41
It was fluke by mousesports.They just overperformed massively and then disbanded in tier 3 starseries s6 2 weeks later.
2019-04-12 19:42
Maybe, but TL almost gets outplayed by HR at the Faceit Major QF and by LDLC at IEM Chicago also lost vs ENCE at Katowice. So, that's make sense.
2019-04-12 19:45
#97
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United Kingdom XDisco
tbh, DHM finishes 2nd june. They wont be able to fly out at least until late on the 3rd June, if not more likely 4th. They have ECS starting 6th June they already qualified for, and there is gonna be a media day there before as well, so essentially no rest days between DHM and ecs, and then pro league later in June aswell. So although I want to see them win everything, I sort of understand it from their perspective. Also they could be sneaky beaky giving other teams chance to get to 3 IGS wins just to make extra money by denying it every time they play :P
2019-04-12 19:46
>Intel Grand SLam tournament >No Astralis and NaVi Why u do dis? :(
2019-04-12 19:23
i know that
2019-04-12 19:23
#75
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Brazil lullaby1
2019-04-12 19:26
No astralis?
2019-04-12 19:30
astralis is dumb to go to blast. like how cant you go to igs event. i understand sydney, but dallas?? WHY
2019-04-12 19:31
#121
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Germany k_den
well, they won the last IGS in 9/10 events, not attending 2 of those and throwing 2 finals to North and faze(debatable). not worried for them, they will win the grand slam back2back
2019-04-12 20:38
yeah, but why not win it early and easy?
2019-04-12 22:38
#131
2019-04-12 22:02
C9 over NaVi, ok
2019-04-12 19:32
WHERE IS MI BR ? :(
2019-04-12 19:39
thanks god no MIBR on this shit
2019-04-12 19:39
Again Cloud9? WHY? another wasted spot
2019-04-12 19:40
#124
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North America SLGam1ng
Ez
2019-04-12 21:02
nice
2019-04-12 19:41
No Navi, Astralis and MIBR...
2019-04-12 19:44
#131
2019-04-12 22:02
What a joke of a team that changes roster every month. I mean is this how it's gonna be for years to come? "and the last spot goes to.....clown9."
2019-04-12 19:48
#104
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Turkey SayS
EZ FOR MAJOR CHAMPION EZ 4 CLOUD 9
2019-04-12 19:53
+1
2019-04-12 20:29
#103
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Czech Republic Charlie13
This is stupid invite c9 but not mouz
2019-04-12 19:52
FUCK THESE ORGANIZERS, WAY TO NOURISH THE SCENE, BLAST INVITES NOT ENOUGH?
2019-04-12 20:09
EZ4ENCE LOL
2019-04-12 20:10
#112
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Croatia Netkov
roflmao
2019-04-12 20:16
#113
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North America 37h4n
called it
2019-04-12 20:19
Good invite!
2019-04-12 20:28
Letzz go <3
2019-04-12 20:29
HOW HOW HOW THEY GET INVITE? FULL NEW NOOB TEAM ITS MIX MIX FUCKING MIX NO RESULTS NO RESULTS
2019-04-12 20:29
#118
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Spain elskio
ez4ence
2019-04-12 20:29
#119
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United States WilsonDS
YEET
2019-04-12 20:29
#122
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Brazil wdks
teams tier10 xD
2019-04-12 20:47
Nice
2019-04-12 20:54
Ez isurus gaming
2019-04-12 21:09
C9 is the new VP, getting back to back to back to back invites at tournaments where they have no business being.
2019-04-12 21:16
#128
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Philippines etalynx08
saveAutimatic
2019-04-12 21:22
Wasted spot, why not mouz?
2019-04-12 21:38
#130
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Argentina M4estre
Mouz and even mibr were better invites...
2019-04-12 21:43
#131
2019-04-12 22:01
Astralis, MiBR & NaVi declined an invite. twitter.com/marcwinther/status/111677765..
2019-04-12 22:01
#139
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Lithuania ElNelav
EZ Windigo
2019-04-12 22:04
ez FURIA on it
2019-04-12 22:10
Imagine inviting a #142 ranked team, might as well invite Virtus pro wile they are at it
2019-04-12 22:23
#148
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World Notb8ing
tbf in esl joke ranking they are still ranked at #17 even now and were even higher week ago which is ranking dreamhack might well use considering dh and esl are same shit basically... Not like every organizer just uses HTLV rank.
2019-04-12 23:29
#146
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Taiwan iloviz
*Recycle9
2019-04-12 22:41
#147
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African Union mikecool
Clown8 lel wtf is this crap
2019-04-12 23:27
#149
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World Notb8ing
LUL all the people crying, It is not as if invite was decided today, pretty obviously they were already invited some time ago like all the other teams, even if invite was decided according to hltv ranking they were top 10 after the major and hltv lineup had 3 same players as now back then so actually expected invite looking back in time no matter if they used esl or HLTV ranking was it fair or not. Stay mad xD
2019-04-12 23:44
RIP NO NAVI, NO ASTRALIS
2019-04-12 23:46
#156
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Nepal sasukeee
2019-04-14 13:28
really
2019-04-13 01:05
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