DreamHack Open Rotterdam 2019 viewer's guide
HLTV.org presents a comprehensive viewer's guide for DreamHack Open Rotterdam 2019, taking place over the coming weekend.
DreamHack Open Rotterdam 2019 will take place on October 18-20, featuring eight contestants duking it out for $100,000 in prize money. The teams will be split into two groups, fighting it out in a GSL setting with best-of-one initial matches followed by best-of-three elimination and decider series.
The top two squads from each group will advance to the playoffs, which will feature a single-elimination, best-of-three format, exclusively. The champions will be crowned upon the conclusion of the grand final on Sunday, kicking off at 17:00 CEST.
Ahead of the tournament, the former Dreameaters squad has signed for a new organization, Hard Legion, while Besiktas, who qualified for the event by winning the all-women event DreamHack Showdown, parted ways with Meyssa "Missa" Bellouati and revealed they will be using Steven "blackie" Groeneveld from Asterion as a stand-in.
Below are the groups for Dreamhack Open Rotterdam 2019:
Following is a comprehensive schedule for the three tournament days:
Saturday, October 19
10:00 - Group A elimination match
13:00 - Group B elimination match
16:00 - Group A decider match
19:00 - Group B decider match
Sunday, October 20
10:00 - Semi-final #1
13:00 - Semi-final #2
17:00 - Grand final
Rotterdam will see familiar faces on the broadcast, with Frankie "Frankie" Ward taking on the desk host role. The British talent will be joined by Sudhen "Bleh" Wahengbam and Christine "potter" Chi, who will be breaking down matches as the analyst duo. Last, but not least, two casting pairs will be providing on-the-go commentary during matches.
Concluding the guide is a full on-air talent list:
Frankie "Frankie" Ward - Host