DreamHack Masters Dallas groups announced

DreamHack has revealed the groups and schedule for the $250,000 Masters stop in Dallas, taking place on May 28-June 2.

The group stage will see the 16 participants split into two double-elimination groups of eight, with the top side in each advancing directly to the semi-finals, while second to third-placed teams will make it to the quarter-finals; a format ESL has been utilizing in their large-scale tournaments since 2018.

Liquid have the likes of NiP, FaZe, and Vitality in their group

IEM Sydney champions Liquid have been drawn in Group A alongside two more top-ten teams, NiP, and FaZe, while Group B features four squads currently residing in the top-ten of our current world ranking, including recent BLAST Pro Series Madrid winners ENCE,as well as fnatic, NRG, and Renegades.

The groups of DreamHack Masters Dallas are:

The group stage will take place on the first three days of the tournament, from May 28-30, with the playoffs set to follow from Friday to Sunday on May 31-June 2. The full schedule looks as follows:

Tuesday, May 28
19:00 - United States Liquid vs. Thailand Lucid Dream | BO1
19:00 - France Vitality vs. Denmark North | BO1
20:20 - Europe FaZe vs. Bulgaria Windigo | BO1
20:20 - Sweden NiP vs. China TYLOO | BO1
21:40 - Finland ENCE vs. Argentina Isurus | BO1
21:40 - Australia Renegades vs. France G2 | BO1
23:00 - United States NRG vs. Brazil FURIA | BO1
23:00 - Sweden fnatic vs. United States Cloud9 | BO1
00:20 - Group A upper bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
00:20 - Group A lower bracket round one #1 | BO3
04:00 - Group A upper bracket semi-final #2 | BO3
04:00 - Group A lower bracket round one #2 | BO3

Wednesday, May 29
19:00 - Group B lower bracket round one #1 | BO3
19:00 - Group B lower bracket round one #2 | BO3
22:40 - Group B upper bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
22:40 - Group A lower bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
02:20 - Group B upper bracket semi-final #2 | BO3
02:20 - Group A lower bracket semi-final #2 | BO3

Thursday, May 30
19:00 - Group B lower bracket semi-final #1 | BO3
19:00 - Group B lower bracket semi-final #2 | BO3
22:40 - Group A upper bracket final | BO3
22:40 - Group A lower bracket final | BO3
02:20 - Group B upper bracket final | BO3
02:20 - Group B lower bracket final | BO3

Friday, May 31
21:00 - Quarter-final #1 | BO3
00:50 - Quarter-final #2 | BO3

Saturday, June 1
21:00 - Semi-final #1 | BO3
00:50 - Semi-final #2 | BO3

Sunday, June 2
20:00 - Grand final | BO3

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Pretty good and balanced groups!
2019-05-14 19:45
+1 Where is BIG?
2019-05-14 19:45
Expected
2019-05-14 19:50
Faze will be the weakest clan among them. Neo English ain't so good, though he is calm and composed player and a good Igl. Its all about coordination and communication. Faze will fail, unless Nike takes over as Igl and where neo has to talk less.
2019-05-15 03:51
#7
YNk | 
Norway Sunny47
Yeah
2019-05-14 19:46
ISURUS WILL DESTROY GROUP B SO EZ FOR ARG CS
2019-05-14 19:46
LUL
2019-05-14 23:06
#12
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Poland Unluko
F5
2019-05-14 19:46
#17
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Denmark devnr1
F5
2019-05-14 19:48
^^Unluko
2019-05-14 19:52
#71
ropz | 
Latvia `DinGo
true :)
2019-05-14 21:00
yeah because they are 100% based on HLTV ranking A #2 Liquid B #3 ENCE B #5 fnatic A #6 NiP A #7 FaZe B #9 NRG B #10 Renegades A #11 Vitality etc. The 1st round matchups are also 1vs8, 2vs7, 3vs6, 4vs5.
2019-05-15 01:17
Groups balanced but group stage itself is shit, through the playoffs should go 8 teams not 6
2019-05-15 06:44
#2
LUq | 
Poland legitb
nice
2019-05-14 19:45
#3
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Very noice
2019-05-14 19:45
#5
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Europe Dax1e
LETS GO VITALITY!
2019-05-14 19:45
+1
2019-05-14 19:47
G2 >> Vitality
2019-05-14 19:50
#30
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Finland Kuiva_Simo
K OMEGALUL ENNYS
2019-05-14 19:56
NBK_2_Major_KennyS_0_Major
2019-05-14 20:31
kennyS_1_major_MVP_NBK_0_major_MVP
2019-05-14 20:32
hatari_1_eurovision_attendance_KennyS_0_eurovision_attendance jk eurovision is fucking gay Happy_2_Major_And_1_MVP_KennyS_1_Major_And_1_MVP
2019-05-14 21:52
#6
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Denmark oskarsports
ez faze
2019-05-14 19:45
-1
2019-05-14 19:48
Rip tyloo & lucid dream.
2019-05-14 19:46
Cloud 9 wasted spot
2019-05-14 19:46
#39
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North America SLGam1ng
To bad
2019-05-14 20:00
Yea its too bad they wasted on c9
2019-05-14 20:17
This
2019-05-14 23:50
#11
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Brazil ziulera
Ez 4 furia
2019-05-14 19:46
#GONINJAS
2019-05-14 19:46
#16
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Dominican Republic Okieant33
Nice to see Astralis at this event!
2019-05-14 19:47
#21
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Norway Triplex02
Blind?
2019-05-14 19:49
Retard?
2019-05-14 19:52
#29
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Norway Triplex02
You Know i cant Read it if its sarcasm dude NA logic
2019-05-14 19:55
"You Know i cant Read it if its sarcasm dude." Yikes! Also "fan of Jame." Sums this up very nicely.
2019-05-14 19:57
#46
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Norway Triplex02
Team liquid lul
2019-05-14 20:07
Ah shit you got me! I like a team from NA that is good.
2019-05-14 20:09
Norway cs lul
2019-05-14 21:49
#65
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Dominican Republic Okieant33
Whoosh
2019-05-14 20:33
#68
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Norway Triplex02
No shit. But what country Even is that, jeez
2019-05-14 20:45
#69
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Dominican Republic Okieant33
Google is right there
2019-05-14 20:45
Very stacked groups! There is only one weak team in each group (lucid/isurus). Very excited about this tournament.
2019-05-14 19:48
#38
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Finland perkeIe
Clown9 is there
2019-05-14 19:59
+1
2019-05-14 20:00
#55
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Brazil Babbu
+1
2019-05-14 20:19
+1
2019-05-14 23:51
Ezurus
2019-05-14 19:49
Lucid Dream run is a big NT
2019-05-14 19:50
EzFuria
2019-05-14 19:50
#26
Happy | 
France Waiit
Liquid NiP Vitality (Faze just added Neo they'll not perform I think and North idk maybe instead of Vitality) ENCE Fnatic G2 (jk NRG instead of G2 ofc)
2019-05-14 19:50
So easy for Finnish superteam Ence esports. Headlined by star players Allu and Sergej, commandered by mastermind IGL Aleksib, rounded out by support players sexseven and god Aerial the astralis killer.
2019-05-14 19:57
#35
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Finland perkeIe
+1
2019-05-14 19:58
#33
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France AnTr3aS48
we are screwed...
2019-05-14 19:58
Nah, Vitality will probably finish 2nd in group A.
2019-05-14 23:53
ez4furia
2019-05-14 19:58
#36
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Finland perkeIe
Flair doesnt check out
2019-05-14 19:59
Faze vs Windigo It is good chance for NEO to show that he can.
2019-05-14 19:59
Ez liquid
2019-05-14 20:00
#42
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Argentina DxRama
Ezzzurus
2019-05-14 20:01
#43
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Italy Fil0Nerd
not balanced groups
2019-05-14 20:02
#44
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Brazil hugoooo
FURIA vs Isurus on a t1 lan, that will be awesome! Btw, so weird to see a tournament like this without Astralis, Na'Vi and mibr. I don't like some things about these groups, could be more geographically balanced: Teams from NA scene: Group A - 1 Group B - 4 Teams from European scene: Group A - 5 Group B - 3 Teams from Asia: Group A - 2 Group B - 0 Teams from South America: Group A - 0 Group B - 2
2019-05-14 20:13
that's an actually interesting point of view 🤔🤔
2019-05-14 20:27
Furia is going to rekt Isurus lol
2019-05-14 20:27
NA scene 3 teams group B
2019-05-14 23:24
#89
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Brazil hugoooo
*facepalm* FURIA lives on the USA, so they play NA tournaments just like NRG, Renegades and cloud9.
2019-05-15 01:16
fuck this timezone
2019-05-14 20:06
Poor you, having to experience what we have to deal with on the daily
2019-05-14 21:34
Nope, for u games are early morning not fucking late like 1 or 2 am
2019-05-14 21:40
No, ours are usually 12-3 am, this will be one of the first events i see outside of SA where we can watch them with sunlight
2019-05-14 21:44
When we have clock 18.00, when the games usually start ur clock is 12.00 and i dont see any problems there. But when those games starts at 18.00 ur time, it is midnight for me :/
2019-05-15 07:28
Liquid faze and nip Ence, fnatic and furia
2019-05-14 20:11
#49
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Lebanon ryBBah
Enviyon on the mix No, no, no, no No-no, no, no, no No, no, no, no, no No, no, no, no I still see your shadows in my room Can't take back the love that I gave you It's to the point where I love and I hate you And I cannot change you, so I must replace you, oh Easier said than done, I thought you were the one Listenin' to my heart instead of my head You found another one, but I am the better one I won't let you forget me I still see your shadows in my room Can't take back the love that I gave you It's to the point where I love and I hate you And I cannot change you, so I must replace you, oh Easier said than done, I thought you were the one Listenin' to my heart instead of my head You found another one, but I am the better one I won't let you forget me You left me falling and landing inside my grave I know that you want me dead I take prescriptions to make me feel a-okay I know it's all in my head I have these lucid dreams where I can't move a thing Thinking of you in my bed You were my everything Thoughts of a wedding ring Now I'm just better off dead I'll do it over again I didn't want it to end I watch it blow in the wind I should've listened to my friends Leave this shit in the past, but I want it to last You were made outta plastic, fake I was tangled up in your drastic ways Who knew evil girls had the prettiest face? You gave me a heart that was full of mistakes I gave you my heart and you made heart break [Bridge] You made my heart break You made my heart ache (I still see your shadows in my room) You made my heart break You made my heart ache Can't take back the love that I gave you)You made my heart break Were made outta plastic, fake You made my heart ache I still see your shadows in my room You made my heart break again I was tangled up in your drastic ways Who knew evil girls had the prettiest face? Chorus I still see your shadows in my room Can't take back the love that I gave you It's to the point where I love and I hate you And I cannot change you, so I must replace you, oh Easier said than done, I thought you were the one Listenin' to my heart instead of my head You found another one, but I am the better one I won't let you forget me I still see your shadows in my room Can't take back the love that I gave you It's to the point where I love and I hate you And I cannot change you, so I must replace you, oh Easier said than done, I thought you were the one Listenin' to my heart instead of my head You found another one, but I am the better one I won't let you forget me Outro Leave this shit in the past, but I want it to last You were made outta plastic, fake I was tangled up in your drastic ways Who knew evil girls had the prettiest face? Easier said than done, I thought you were instead of my head You found another one Better one I wont let you forget me
2019-05-14 20:13
Group A hot, Group B borning(without ence)
2019-05-14 20:15
Balanced groups, good format, hope it's a good event. Let's go Ninjas!
2019-05-14 20:16
#C9WIN
2019-05-14 20:18
I feel like Group A is weak, the only good teams right now are Liquid, NIP and Vitality out of that group. I feel like Windigo might make it out of the group.
2019-05-14 20:20
If Windigo plays like they did at WESG, they can definitely upset much better teams, much better at least "on paper" - so I think they have their fair chance at making it out of the group imho.
2019-05-14 20:35
EZ FURIA EZ LIFE
2019-05-14 20:24
#58
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United Kingdom galaxyv2
ence win
2019-05-14 20:25
ENCE, Brazilian ENCE and Argentinian ENCE in the same group PogChamp
2019-05-14 20:26
#83
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Brazil nakTriceps
FURIA is the Brazilian AVANGAR atm.
2019-05-14 23:42
I am so hyped
2019-05-14 20:31
Ez for Clown9
2019-05-14 20:43
this format is so shit
2019-05-14 20:57
Wow even sides
2019-05-14 21:10
atleast play offs g2 please i dont expect more from u but lets get to the playoffs comeon boys
2019-05-14 21:34
#76
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Denmark Zorrondo
ezurus TOP 1 SA
2019-05-14 21:43
#80
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United States me_0_major
ez 4 liquid
2019-05-14 22:45
GONINJAS
2019-05-15 00:17
#88
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Portugal Isaacovsky
Group a stacked
2019-05-15 00:27
Where's Navi?
2019-05-15 03:50
#93
walle | 
Australia sini_
Hey look!! I'm an Australian complaining about timezones! This tournament is bad because it starts at 3am AEST and finishes 12pm. What do I do with myself I can't watch any match live. My boys Renegades need my support but I'm too fkn juvenile to set an alarm to watch and support my team. USA should never hold a tournament ever again.
2019-05-15 05:28
gogo TYLOO
2019-05-15 05:38
#97
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Indonesia rezrex
too ez for tyloo
2019-05-15 13:39
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