DreamHack Open Rotterdam groups drawn

The groups and initial matchups for the $100,000 DreamHack in Rotterdam have been announced by the tournament organizer.

DreamHack Open Rotterdam is one of the first notable international CS:GO events in the Netherlands, and will feature eight teams battling out in the tried-and-tested DreamHack Open format, with $100,000 up for grabs. The tournament will take place on October 18-20, with a mix of different-tier teams in the competition.

After their victory at BLAST, AVANGAR are the prime candidates for the trophy in Rotterdam

The highest-ranked squad is AVANGAR, but the remaining invited teams forZe, CR4ZY, ex-DreamEaters, and Heroic all look capable of doing some damage. Coming from the European qualifier is HAVU, while Asterion grabbed a the Benelux spot while playing with Thomas "Thomas" Utting and Joseph "Luzuh" Loose. Lastly, Besiktas earned their spot at the event by winning the all-women DreamHack Showdown in July.

The eight teams have been split into the following groups:

The initial matches at the event in the Netherlands will be as follows:

Kazakhstan AVANGAR vs. Europe Besiktas
Russia forZe vs. Netherlands Asterion
Russia ex-DreamEaters vs. Denmark Heroic
Europe CR4ZY vs. Finland HAVU

DreamHack Open Rotterdam is the fourth Open tournament of the year, with three more stops to follow in 2019: Atlanta, Jönköping, and Sevilla.

United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
350
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
United Kingdom Joseph 'Luzuh' Loose
Joseph 'Luzuh' Loose
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
275
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
nice
2019-10-09 16:49
#7
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North America ProudNAfan 
Ez 4 NA!
2019-10-09 16:51
>T3 event
2019-10-09 17:01
> best female team, best CIS team > t3 event pick 1
2019-10-09 17:32
Best female team Yes. Will they fail ? Yes
2019-10-09 17:40
#77
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Croatia DNM_ii 
If they don't get 16-0'd in at least one game I will actually be surprised.
2019-10-09 19:29
Agreed. I'd say they would struggle alot even against lower t3 / t4 teams, and any teams from MDL pretty much. If they weren't, they would probably go and win the thing...
2019-10-09 19:52
#82
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Turkey sonbafrali 
32-0 confirmed
2019-10-09 20:49
#114
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United States Degree|CSGO 
Avangar isn’t even undoubtedly the best CIS team new Navi looks really good. Also one good team doesn’t not make the event tier 3. Like cmon the best 4 teams are forze, Avangar, Cr4zy, and Heroic
2019-10-15 22:50
PepeLaugh don't tell him
2019-10-09 17:05
avangar still gnna end up losing somehow
2019-10-09 17:26
cool
2019-10-09 16:49
#3
kioShiMa | 
France neibaf 
jame time!
2019-10-09 16:50
#4
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Russia palll 
ez for Hard Legion
2019-10-09 16:50
#5
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Canada keroMTL 
tier 3 event
2019-10-09 16:50
#103
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Europe Cirros_V2 
Even if then what? Nice to see other teams than the same all the time...
2019-10-10 09:21
#108
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Canada keroMTL 
thats what I said Tier 3 event Lets watch tier 5 event you will see other teams also
2019-10-10 14:03
Oh boy. Avangar gonna feast
2019-10-09 16:50
#9
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Ukraine beazztov 
ez 4 Besiktas
2019-10-09 16:51
#10
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Europe Spurgumeister 
Nöö nöö karkin makuja
2019-10-09 16:51
Besiktas omegalul Worst clup in TR
2019-10-09 16:51
Female cs OMEGALUL
2019-10-09 16:59
#111
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Philippines wataetos 
They’ll still clap NA cheeks tho lmao
2019-10-11 02:14
#40
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Laos El_Cholo 
Turkish cs omegamegalul
2019-10-09 17:11
laos?
2019-10-09 17:52
#85
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Laos El_Cholo 
yes?
2019-10-09 21:25
#102
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Turkey orox2 
lmaos
2019-10-10 09:06
Thats actually funny
2019-10-10 11:48
#110
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Laos El_Cholo 
becouse...?
2019-10-10 17:54
#12
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India Noobdian1 
Avangar vs besiktas oooof
2019-10-09 16:52
#13
Happy | 
Russia Jovik! 
Oh no, gurls.
2019-10-09 16:52
#14
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
Should be easy money for Besiktas.
2019-10-09 16:54
There is no money for the last place
2019-10-09 16:56
From what i've read things relating to money are never easy for Besiktas :P
2019-10-09 17:40
tough to call, interested in new heroic's chances against the CIS uprising
2019-10-09 16:54
#16
Jame | 
China acr870 
JAME TIME
2019-10-09 16:55
#17
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Russia illuminosity 
rip besiktas last place
2019-10-09 16:55
#18
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Pakistan d1ckweed 
LOL Besiktas will be blown out of the ocean vs AVANGAR. Might take one pistol round though.
2019-10-09 16:56
Can't wait to see avangar players running with bizons ans zeuses just to give girls some chance to win :DDDD
2019-10-09 16:58
#21
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Brazil EG_Undefetead 
Finaly female teams on the pro scene Hopefuly in 2020 we have woman on the top 20 hltv and on tier 1 teams
2019-10-09 16:58
#55
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Poland Totali_ 
why u hope for that?
2019-10-09 17:43
#70
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Brazil EG_Undefetead 
For representativity Dont you find weird that literally 100% of the tier 1 and 2 are men? There are also a lot of women gamers, but the community is too machist
2019-10-09 18:30
It not weird at all, given the fact that the tier 1 and 2 spend 1.000s if not 10.000s of hours playing and improving their skills and the amount of women that do that is negligible. technically, they *are* represented. "There are also a lot of women gamers", true, but how many of them are actually competitive gamers? that have the necessary competitive drive it takes to strive for being the best in the world? men had compete for millions of years to prove their worth as a possible mate, it's the reason human competitions (including sport and esport) exist in the first place. and only the most competitive men reproduced, while women reproduced independent of competitiveness, and as a result today's men are *on average* way more competitive than women. and the fact that men have to compete to prove their worth as a possible mate hasn't changed, even today men compete all the time from a young age on, one way being cs:go. in the final analysis, all the pros just wanna get laid. it has nothing to do with machismo, it's how humans do things.
2019-10-09 20:41
But there is excellent female competition in all "regular" sports, so I don't completely buy this argument. It definitely is at least partly down to the fact that the CSGO playerbase is overwhelmingly male (I don't even remember the last time I met a female player in MM, and I would guess most players would report similar things).
2019-10-09 20:49
of course there are many more aspects, as with everything. like: (% of competitive women) * (% of competitive women that want a pc as a child) * (% of women/parents that can afford one) * (% of competitive women that play cs:go) * (...) you quickly get to a very small number. as you said, the player base is too small to have a parallel circuit like in regular sports. i just tried to explain why the first % is very small already. btw, i don't mean to be pedantic, but "excellent female competition" is stretching the word. in which sport do they actually excel when compared to men? ;P
2019-10-09 21:53
Exactly yes, that's what I thought you meant - I disagree when you say that women in general are less competitive. And I didn't mean it like, women are better at some sports than men - it is just a biological fact that men have advantages when it comes to physical activity and I don't think anyone will dispute this. But of course women excel in sports, even if obviously you need to scale it accordingly to account for their physical disadvantages. I just don't see a reason why there would be a mental disadvantage - hence I think there is "excellent competition" in the sense of a scene that is entertaining to follow, and in which the competitors push each other to the limit and to be the best. I don't see this in the female csgo scene, but have come to the conclusion that it can't be this mental aspect because of what I wrote above. So imo it must (overwhelmingly) be down to the other reasons you already listed.
2019-10-10 16:16
you can disagree all you want, it's an evolutionary fact that the average male is more competitive than the average female, they've literally been bred for competitiveness for millions of years. that doesn't just go away in 18k years of monogamy. so yes, one of the aspects is a mental one. take football as a reference, which is about 90% male players, and consider how easily accessable it is (no pc needed), then it should become obvious.
2019-10-11 21:20
besiktas gonna get raped LOL
2019-10-09 16:58
and jamed as well
2019-10-09 17:05
ez for besiktas
2019-10-09 16:59
#26
It's my | 
Europe R2D2s 
juliano time :)
2019-10-09 17:02
#27
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Germany ToiletShitter 
Jame has better hair than all of Besiktas combined
2019-10-09 17:02
#33
INS | 
Australia CLEGGY 
+1
2019-10-09 17:08
+1
2019-10-10 11:49
#30
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Indonesia nicojaewpunk 
Avangar vs besiktas Jame the Jesus gonna rape them
2019-10-09 17:05
That's a sin, he is not like that
2019-10-09 23:35
#31
INS | 
Australia CLEGGY 
FEMALE CSGO 🤣🤣🤣
2019-10-09 17:08
#69
ZywOo | 
France Zywho 
Use molotov to extinguish the Molotov my friend
2019-10-09 18:25
#32
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Sweden meistr0 
Avangar, Heroic, ForZe & Cr4zy will go through.
2019-10-09 17:08
#34
INS | 
Australia CLEGGY 
Havu > cr4zy
2019-10-09 17:08
#35
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Sweden meistr0 
0/8
2019-10-09 17:09
#37
INS | 
Australia CLEGGY 
-1
2019-10-09 17:10
Havu > cr4zy. Emi + letn1 = disband.
2019-10-09 17:38
#60
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Sweden meistr0 
SHiPZ >>>>>> All of Havu
2019-10-09 17:52
Hmm maybe. But cant be so sure about that, there's not much official matches from him.
2019-10-09 17:58
ez for the best finnish team
2019-10-09 17:10
#38
INS | 
Australia CLEGGY 
+1
2019-10-09 17:10
#87
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Finland Sorsastajala 
+1
2019-10-09 21:36
Avangar could troll and beat besiktas 16-0 lol.
2019-10-09 17:11
#41
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CIS chlenixon 
besiktas LOL (i like it tho, things will get very obvious)
2019-10-09 17:15
#42
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Switzerland x676 
Dreameaters... hahahhaha... Besiktas... hahahahahha.... CR4ZY...hahahahahahah.... Asterion...hahahahhaha only Avangar, Heroic ( without blameF... LUL ), HAVU ( t3-t4 ) and forze... luuuuuuuuuuul this event should be $20k for the winner
2019-10-09 17:16
#43
Ax1Le | 
North America rinz32 
Ez for Hard Legion
2019-10-09 17:17
#44
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Poland Hypu 
Avangar always lucky
2019-10-09 17:17
#46
Jame | 
Russia Tank0v 
ahahahaha 2nd place on major 1st place on blast 1st came on ECS 8 > lucky
2019-10-09 17:27
#74
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Poland Hypu 
I talk about groups
2019-10-09 19:17
#47
Tomato | 
Europe boys 
ez for asterion
2019-10-09 17:28
wow besiktas woman team finally man vs woman equal yesss ))))
2019-10-09 17:31
Ez 4 Jame and Cadian
2019-10-09 17:33
#54
flusha | 
Japan DvKDvK 
Go Petra!
2019-10-09 17:41
Ez Besiktas ez...
2019-10-09 17:44
#57
chrisJ | 
Netherlands Rubrix 
besiktas ez major win
2019-10-09 17:50
#58
Turkey ao1 
This is so fucking ez for petra
2019-10-09 17:51
#61
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Netherlands WitnessMe 
Finally getting a great tournament in The Netherlands, I'm gonna visit it!
2019-10-09 17:56
is't gonna be 16-0 for jame
2019-10-09 18:02
Fe cs lul, its gonna be real humiliation
2019-10-09 18:05
AVANGAR - forZe final again.
2019-10-09 18:06
#66
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Finland J3bediah 
OMEGALUL AVANGAR vs BESIKTAS
2019-10-09 18:06
#67
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
CR4ZY vs HAVU monkaW
2019-10-09 18:09
Ez for asterion
2019-10-09 18:18
Blackie, the hope of the Netherlands
2019-10-09 18:33
Oof
2019-10-09 18:48
First time a female roster have made an event like this right?
2019-10-09 18:51
#76
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
Think time on LAN I think. BMG did participate in Fragbite masters S3, but only the online part.
2019-10-09 19:24
they had one female only spot/qualifier so doesnt really count
2019-10-10 05:47
#75
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
Will be fun to see how Besiktas will perform.
2019-10-09 19:21
But Jame don't take off your pants vs Besiktas, ok??)
2019-10-09 20:17
Who is asterion? Never heard of this team
2019-10-09 20:21
#84
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Greenland kinley377 
Asterion has both nex and fox :O
2019-10-09 21:04
besiktas gonna lose every game
2019-10-09 21:29
#88
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Brazil hugoooo 
Besiktas 0-16 vs AVANGAR Calling it right now
2019-10-09 21:51
I'm going. Pretty excited tbh.
2019-10-09 22:41
asterion is gonna get fucked upside down man holy fuck lol
2019-10-09 23:27
Easy for james
2019-10-09 23:33
#95
shox | 
India iejesus 
Ez jame
2019-10-10 00:32
#96
juul | 
Reunion free_TenZ 
Ez bestikas
2019-10-10 00:46
I almost want Besiktas to win because of the massive meme storm that would flood HLTV
2019-10-10 02:42
+1
2019-10-10 12:41
ez4jamedagodhimself
2019-10-10 06:55
So Asterion beats defusekids? Gimme back mysod, CEO or re-flex pls
2019-10-10 07:23
ez 1000000000000000000000000x profit besiktas vs avangar
2019-10-10 08:06
Are these first matches bo1s or bo3s? Either way, ez4jame.
2019-10-10 12:27
#113
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Azerbaijan orxanplayer 
I hope besiktas won't flash themselves.
2019-10-12 07:52
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