Vitality confirmed at DreamHack Masters Malmö

Vitality have accepted an invitation to compete at DreamHack Masters Malmö, the event's organisers have announced.

The ECS Season 7 champions are the fifth team confirmed for the event, joining OpTic, Astralis, fnatic and Liquid.

Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire have fond memories of playing in Malmö, having been part of the G2 lineup that won the 2017 edition of the event after beating North in the final.

Vitality are one of the hottest teams around at the moment, sitting in second place in the world rankings since the July 8th update after they finished runners-up at ESL One Cologne.

Vitality will look to fly the French flag high in Malmö

Last weekend, the French team qualified for the next season of the ESL Pro League by winning the ESEA EU MDL Finals, but then crashed out the Global Challenge in the semi-finals after losing to a FURIA side attending the event with a stand-in. On social media and in interviews, the players admitted that they did not take the tournament seriously and were just looking to reset and have fun ahead of IEM Chicago, which kicks off on Thursday.

DreamHack Masters Malmö will run from October 1-6 as part of the Malmö Game Week festival and will have $250,000 on the line. The team list for the Swedish event currently looks as follows:

Denmark OpTic
Sweden fnatic
France Vitality
Other TBA
Other TBA
Other TBA
Other TBA
Other TBA
Denmark Astralis
United States Liquid
Other TBA
Other TBA
Other TBA
Other TBA
Other TBA
Other TBA

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1636
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1470
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Deserved. Hopefully they don't start throwing again.
2019-07-17 16:09
#27
Get_Rice | 
Denmark KFB4 
No
2019-07-17 16:09
#34
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United States Ligm@ 
Wasted spot. French match fixers
2019-07-17 16:12
#119
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United States Samsquanch_ 
Match fixers LUL What did they gain? What did they have to gain for anyone else? Match fixing and throwing are not the same thing; I’m sorry your peanut brain cannot understand that. Apologies for your betting losses.
2019-07-18 09:06
#120
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Canada kniGhtlife 
What they had to gain: ESL ProLeague. What happened; They had an off day. The amount of gamblers who lost money to them losing is hilarious. So salty.
2019-07-18 09:38
They didnt have a off day they threw
2019-07-18 09:47
#124
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Canada kniGhtlife 
Says everyone who lost $ that day. xD
2019-07-18 12:30
I never bet mate. But it's obvious they. Did even though I don't give 2 fucks if they did.
2019-07-18 12:31
#132
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United States Samsquanch_ 
They had already gained pro league spot actually. It was that forfeiting would make them lose it. That’s playing vs not playing; not about how they played.
2019-07-19 16:15
#36
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice invite!
2019-07-17 16:13
#42
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France Juriska 
Lmao do you think thye will throw at an event with astralis and Liquid? Wake up, they were just having fun and were open about it even BEFORE the game started. they played the whole tournament like this
2019-07-17 16:17
Flair checks out.
2019-07-18 12:31
LUL lets hope
2019-07-17 16:20
#2
PAINT | 
United States _BoBRoss_ 
Expected
2019-07-17 16:05
shitality
2019-07-17 16:05
-1
2019-07-17 16:08
:c
2019-07-17 16:11
#24
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Brunei El_Cholo 
throwtality
2019-07-17 16:08
#92
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
"Fan of NiP"
2019-07-17 20:27
#94
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Brunei El_Cholo 
yes? Fan of Zyw0o
2019-07-17 21:03
Fan of get_right lmao
2019-07-17 16:34
#69
shox | 
Spain UnbanKQLY 
Get right legend
2019-07-17 17:12
#83
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United States Bochanka 
+1
2019-07-17 18:56
#82
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United States Bochanka 
+1
2019-07-17 18:56
G2 YES
2019-07-17 19:20
#4
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Yugoslavia Ivica 
okay
2019-07-17 16:05
#5
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Faroe Islands _thiNk 
No
2019-07-17 16:06
NaVi next
2019-07-17 16:06
#7
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United States @FyreCS 
Yes!
2019-07-17 16:06
#8
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Sweden Akoulad 
Vitality, V for loser
2019-07-17 16:06
#128
Boo | 
France mbl4 
Lmao try to go to the major before quoting a single match in your favor
2019-07-18 22:51
#130
Boo | 
France mbl4 
2019-07-18 23:14
#131
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Sweden Akoulad 
"we will prepare for Chicago" Vitality fans: But but vitality were actually trying me: if that's really how vitality plays then don't even bother showing up in Chicago later: hltv.org/matches/2334915/vitality-vs-her..
2019-07-18 23:15
#71
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France Ruben_H 
Fnatic fan talking lmao
2019-07-17 17:22
Fnatic lmao.
2019-07-18 09:39
#9
ALEX | 
France MrWowo 
Yeah
2019-07-17 16:06
#10
TenZ | 
Japan Misteear 
NiP plssssssss
2019-07-17 16:06
nip is wasted spot
2019-07-17 16:08
C9 wasted as well
2019-07-17 16:43
c9 >>>>> nip everyday
2019-07-17 16:43
Hahaha lol not even close plopski and rez Will be a Good morning breakfast
2019-07-17 16:46
daps = lekro tenz >>> ploski autimatic >> forest mixwell > rez koosta >> get_RIGHT
2019-07-17 16:50
Loco
2019-07-17 18:22
u too bro
2019-07-17 19:48
#86
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Sweden Zlatanist 
Hard to argue with that level of incest
2019-07-17 18:58
? its true
2019-07-17 19:48
Daps? Hahhahahhaahahhaahha
2019-07-17 19:07
#95
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Brunei El_Cholo 
hahaha the most idiotic post i´ve ever seen but ok, you are the one dreaming and will soon wake up.
2019-07-17 21:06
flair checks out
2019-07-17 21:14
#98
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Brunei El_Cholo 
are you awake yet?
2019-07-17 21:20
bro its true, nip need to change roster they are bad
2019-07-17 21:20
#100
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Brunei El_Cholo 
i agree but still better then c9...sry
2019-07-17 21:25
i dont think that daps = lekro tenz >>> ploski autimatic >> forest mixwell > rez koosta >> get_RIGHT
2019-07-17 21:26
#102
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Brunei El_Cholo 
the same post you posted before that was hillarious...but ok....you will realize that you are very wrong when you te despiertes ;)
2019-07-17 21:57
u are livinig in 2012
2019-07-17 22:13
1 iq mate
2019-07-17 22:12
why
2019-07-17 22:13
Man if u Think f0rest << automatic that plz u have no idea of cs pros. Lekro= dapss man wtf are u talking about
2019-07-17 22:16
ok maybe autimatic = forest (2019) and lekro doesnt fit in nip
2019-07-17 22:18
Mixwell is fcking awper compare to rifle rez lol
2019-07-17 22:17
the problem is that there is not awper in nip, imagine not having an awper in 2019 lul
2019-07-17 22:19
Lol theyhave lekro right now as a awper
2019-07-17 22:20
... lekro awper ...
2019-07-17 22:21
#114
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Brunei El_Cholo 
no sence discusing with this kid m8. He started to follow csgo last week ;) he has no idea about csgo
2019-07-17 23:34
Yes u are right mate
2019-07-18 00:58
And koosta is secondary awper and rifle lol
2019-07-17 22:19
ok and?
2019-07-17 22:21
C9 #20 NIP#12
2019-07-17 17:51
#45
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France niouke 
NIP -> DH open
2019-07-17 16:20
good just don't invite MIBR
2019-07-17 16:06
#20
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Denmark Ritsuryo 
+1
2019-07-17 16:07
#35
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Czech Republic QuertyX 
+1
2019-07-17 16:13
#50
Rejin | 
Brazil BRAZlL 
-1 Cry is free MIBR legends. UK dont have legends.
2019-07-17 16:26
can you really say that MIBR deserves an invite?
2019-07-17 16:30
#53
Rejin | 
Brazil BRAZlL 
no
2019-07-17 16:30
#72
shox | 
France Malo0o 
ofc
2019-07-17 17:24
#89
TenZ | 
Portugal coremanhd 
yes
2019-07-17 19:39
#116
 | 
India MihirX27 
ALEX and Smooya are UK's best players. Maybe dephh? IDK anyone else. The only other UK team I've heard of is that London thingamajig.
2019-07-18 07:08
+1
2019-07-17 18:23
zywo pog
2019-07-17 16:06
2
2019-07-17 16:06
Deserved for team Zywoo I suppose.
2019-07-17 16:06
#15
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Romania kinley377 
shaping up to be pretty good
2019-07-17 16:06
#16
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Romania kr1tex 
No qualifiers this time((((
2019-07-17 16:06
Optic went through a qualifier
2019-07-17 16:42
#59
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Romania kr1tex 
I'm talking about vitality men))))
2019-07-17 16:42
Oh ok i got you
2019-07-17 16:46
#17
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Denmark oskarsports 
ez for zywoo
2019-07-17 16:07
g2 next
2019-07-17 16:07
#19
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
Very nice.
2019-07-17 16:07
Expected
2019-07-17 16:07
invite cloud 9 or hellraisers
2019-07-17 16:08
haha
2019-07-17 16:43
#117
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India MihirX27 
C9? Nah, they should be in Qualifiers, they haven't proved worthy of an invite yet. HR? Same. Maybe some team like Mouz or North, who are slightly good, and slightly on the fringe.
2019-07-18 07:49
next mouz
2019-07-17 16:09
lol
2019-07-17 16:09
Nice
2019-07-17 16:09
#30
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Argentina Chief02 
nice
2019-07-17 16:09
aloo ence??
2019-07-17 16:10
Wasted spot
2019-07-17 16:44
Will be next invite.
2019-07-17 17:13
#32
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Indonesia Exodd 
I’m gonna expect lots of ‘throwing’ comments on this one...
2019-07-17 16:11
deserved.
2019-07-17 16:13
#38
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
Will there be a dh stockholm this year?
2019-07-17 16:13
#39
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United States DervGuy 
Considering this is the second Masters event, no.
2019-07-17 16:15
Navi next and it’ll be hype
2019-07-17 16:15
#41
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United States DervGuy 
Hell yeah exciting tourney.
2019-07-17 16:15
#43
kennyS | 
Germany striXSy 
INVITE G2
2019-07-17 16:17
#46
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France FlamingFrost 
Let's go Frenchmen ! Go invite g2 now
2019-07-17 16:20
valve gunna ban em they cant make it
2019-07-17 16:23
#118
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India MihirX27 
They didn't throw for money you pleb.
2019-07-18 07:50
#49
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France SmallJumP 
Let's go Vitality !!! Nice invite, G2 would be nice next
2019-07-17 16:26
#51
VINI | 
Brazil logzera 
IBP 2.0 is back
2019-07-17 16:31
#55
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Brazil MIBR_Top_One 
322
2019-07-17 16:36
#56
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
throwitality
2019-07-17 16:36
#57
BnTeT | 
Indonesia csRIOTgo 
Hope DH Malmo not wasting their spot like BLAST by inviting MIBR
2019-07-17 16:41
#67
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Poland bartek4175 
When invite to Virtus.pro
2019-07-17 16:55
#68
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Bout2b a stacked event.
2019-07-17 16:58
#73
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Canada zoumbadouCS 
G2 pls!!
2019-07-17 17:30
#74
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Indonesia XlunnarelX 
Nice just don't invite MIBR even c9 now is better
2019-07-17 17:31
#75
shox | 
India iejesus 
g2 next let's go
2019-07-17 17:45
ez bizontality
2019-07-17 17:46
#78
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Indonesia tsokai 
Finally an invite
2019-07-17 17:59
OpTic fnatic Vitality Liquid Ence NRG Faze Navi G2 North mousesports NIP heroic C9 MIBR Renegades
2019-07-17 18:05
#85
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United States Bochanka 
thats the dream m8
2019-07-17 18:57
#84
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United States Bochanka 
I bet they throw
2019-07-17 18:57
So ill boycott the event.
2019-07-17 20:43
#96
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France Il_padrino 
G2 SOON :D
2019-07-17 21:09
I hope that the players in NiP - if they attend get a % of the ticketsales, been there 2 times, seems like 90% comes for NiP :) (I did to.. haha :) )
2019-07-18 11:48
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