Ben's Anime Team to replace Cloud9 at DreamHack Open Atlanta

DreamHack has announced that Ben's Anime Team will claim the final spot at the Atlanta Open event following Cloud9's withdrawal.

The North American team will step into the vacant position left by Cloud9 after Damian "daps" Steele's side withdrew from the competition earlier this week, with a report from VPEsports citing internal issues for their exit.

The invite marks a second chance for Ben's Anime Team after they were previously knocked out of the closed qualifier for the event following a defeat to INTZ in the last stage.

steel and co. round out the DreamHack Open Atlanta team list

Joshua "steel" Nissan's team, who have been heavily linked with a move to Chaos, finished the regular season of ESEA MDL S32 in second place with a 13-2 record. They will be joining seven other teams at the $100,000 tournament, which will be held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center from November 15-17. With Ben's Anime Team's addition, the team list for DreamHack Open Atlanta now looks as follows:

Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
438
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Wtf I’m first
2019-11-07 19:03
Nt
2019-11-07 19:04
nt
2019-11-07 19:04
#92
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Europe men) 
nt
2019-11-07 19:39
Wtf you're wrong
2019-11-07 19:48
nt mate
2019-11-07 20:05
#161
JW | 
Sweden JW_top1 
nt
2019-11-07 22:47
nt
2019-11-08 01:33
#180
OK | 
Peru JuanThe 
What did you do to #1??
2019-11-08 01:36
I hope Steel's substance abuse problem does not interfere with this opportunity
2019-11-08 01:55
#187
tarik | 
Brazil NykoLaz 
you're tecnically the first rn
2019-11-08 02:03
Nt lul
2019-11-08 02:26
First but #2 kek the bot user got removed
2019-11-08 06:39
EZ4Steel
2019-11-07 19:04
#93
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
wow actually an upgrade, nice job dreamhack
2019-11-07 19:40
#4
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Spain Holiwis 
lmao, gl for them
2019-11-07 19:04
na cs lul
2019-11-07 19:04
#63
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United States FrothaIPBan 
Turkish CS LUL
2019-11-07 19:21
yeah but at least we dont pretend we are the best
2019-11-07 19:22
technically they are according to the ranking
2019-11-07 22:12
#175
i am | 
Brazil |LUCAS1| 
EG 1st spot btw
2019-11-08 00:11
#186
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Indonesia lumayan 
Pretending? Well... do u ever heard of "major" ?
2019-11-08 02:03
na_cs_1_major_turkish_cs_0_major Fk tarik
2019-11-07 19:55
C9 was Asian RUSH is polish Tarik is Turk Stew and Autimatic are Asians Skadoodle rhymes with noodle, noodles came from Asia so Skadoodle = Asian 3 Asians = Asian team hltv.org/forums/threads/2141406/na-0-maj..
2019-11-07 20:23
#123
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China SwooksarV2 
Ik ur baiting, but this was actually pretty funny. (The skadoodle part)
2019-11-07 20:31
skadoole part funny but other part not wrong
2019-11-07 20:38
#129
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China SwooksarV2 
Tru Tru.
2019-11-07 20:39
Skidaadle skadoodle your dick is now a noodle.
2019-11-08 01:39
Skanoodle
2019-11-07 20:52
4 Asians actually
2019-11-07 21:06
10Head
2019-11-07 22:50
epic
2019-11-08 01:34
LOL
2019-11-07 19:04
#7
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
WTF is that name
2019-11-07 19:04
#16
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Sweden meistr0 
Its been used for long dude. It was created by ben1337, i believe mid 2017 or something like that.
2019-11-07 19:05
nt it was created by ben in year 1337
2019-11-07 19:57
#150
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Ethiopia BlackBird101 
gottem
2019-11-07 21:42
#151
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Sweden meistr0 
haHAAA
2019-11-07 21:59
"Ben's Anime Team"(B.A.T) is a world renowned political organization that has had an insurmountable influence on world history. It's rumored that former US Presidents George W. Bush, JFK, and George Washington were all members of this prestigious organization. Added to the previous, Angela Merkel, Winston Churchill, Peter The Great, and Louis 14th all had association with "Ben's Anime Team" The founder, Ben, or Ben von Wittelsbach de Valois (hence the name) led a Flemish Calvary contingent during the Battle of Cadzand, the first major battle of the Hundred years war, and was awarded the Duchy of Toulouse as a Reward for his Heroic actions. Following this, Ben founded the now famous Organization. Since then, "Ben's Anime Team" Has spread it's influence throughout the world. It is suspected that the the Organization was behind many major world events, including but not limited to the Collapse of the Ming Dynasty, the Spanish War of Succession, Ottoman Capture of Constantinople (Europe's Unwillingness to help the Byzantines), Spanish colonization of the Americas (Christopher Columbus was a well known member of B.A.T) and most recently, 9/11, Though details remain foggy.
2019-11-08 01:52
+1337
2019-11-08 09:21
Now this is quality content
2019-11-09 01:49
The name is a derivative of Jax's Money Crew which was made in 1.6 (2003). Don't listen to the idiots.
2019-11-08 03:41
PERFECT REPLACEMENT
2019-11-07 19:04
:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-11-07 19:04
#10
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Poland Repo_is_fit 
who
2019-11-07 19:04
#11
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Sweden meistr0 
Yikes.
2019-11-07 19:04
are you kidding me invite complexity or even eunited or atk ben anime team rofl
2019-11-07 19:04
#45
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
These teams will be playing pro league...
2019-11-07 19:13
1-2 qualified from NA qualifier, ben's anime team got 3-4th so when team forfeited their spot they were next on line xd
2019-11-07 19:23
#17
kNgV- | 
Brazil codezera 
meme
2019-11-07 19:05
a worthy replacement
2019-11-07 19:05
hahahahahha
2019-11-07 19:05
GL WIPPIE, FIRST TEST FOR YOU :) YEKATERINBURG WITH YOU!
2019-11-07 19:05
#21
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Estonia E$t0 
wtf is this LOL
2019-11-07 19:05
Who? :>
2019-11-07 19:05
Very good choice
2019-11-07 19:05
double
2019-11-07 19:06
#25
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Chile Zzalb 
steel is gonna rekt them all
2019-11-07 19:06
At least they're better than c9
2019-11-07 19:06
let's go weepie
2019-11-07 19:06
#28
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Europe MaHoTei 
ahaha IS THIS AN EARLY APRIL FOOLS JOKE
2019-11-07 19:06
HELL YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHH
2019-11-07 19:07
#30
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Qatar PrisMcsgo 
Lul
2019-11-07 19:08
#31
erkaSt | 
France CKs1 
Who ?
2019-11-07 19:09
#32
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United Kingdom aight_dontbet 
who?
2019-11-07 19:09
at least it’s not mythic
2019-11-07 19:09
If bens anime team even takes a single map, they're outperforming C9.
2019-11-07 19:10
#35
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Brazil NahT_ 
srly
2019-11-07 19:10
#36
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Czech Republic Noxar 
Competitive Meme Strike xDDD
2019-11-07 19:10
Great team for a great tournament
2019-11-07 19:12
Lmao nice job Ben and your anime team
2019-11-07 19:11
LOL
2019-11-07 19:11
#40
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Why doesn't C9 just admit it doesn't exist anymore?
2019-11-07 19:11
they should sign Ben's Anime Team kekekekekeke
2019-11-07 20:05
Ez4steel
2019-11-07 19:12
#42
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Sweden godname 
nice
2019-11-07 19:12
#43
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Estonia Nap0le0n 
Best name, isnt it?
2019-11-07 19:13
Greatest team name ever
2019-11-07 19:13
#47
n0thing | 
Iran Ar1an 
Pretty sure this is just the tournoment arc for the team then they're #1
2019-11-07 19:14
The end is near
2019-11-07 19:15
The team is called BEN'S ANIME TEAM and the hltv dude writes STEEL'S TEAM ARE YOU KIDDING ME
2019-11-07 19:15
The roster is steel's project, so yes
2019-11-07 20:51
Then why isn't it Joshua's anime team ?
2019-11-07 21:03
#182
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United States Vollizie 
Because ben1337 actually looks like a weeb
2019-11-08 01:47
Fair enough
2019-11-08 14:02
ok :)
2019-11-07 21:08
tbh an upgrade for the event, at least the competition will be of a marginally higher tier now
2019-11-07 19:15
Who? And Sharks?
2019-11-07 19:17
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk NA = meme
2019-11-07 19:17
#57
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Europe Nomarosa 
SA = failure
2019-11-07 19:18
yes at least i'm skinny
2019-11-07 19:26
#53
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Europe Nomarosa 
ANIME POGGERS
2019-11-07 19:17
#54
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Turkey berkovic 
hm
2019-11-07 19:17
#55
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Switzerland x676 
same tier team, seems fair
2019-11-07 19:17
#56
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Germany spearow 
VP will win anyway
2019-11-07 19:18
#60
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
How can you invite something like this ?
2019-11-07 19:20
probably cuz 1-2 qualified from NA qualifier, ben's anime team got 3-4th so when team forfeited their spot they were next on line xd
2019-11-07 19:23
NA global = EU LEM LOL
2019-11-07 19:20
#162
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United States FrothaIPBan 
Czech scene 🤭
2019-11-07 22:48
Doesnt make my statement even tiny bit less right :P
2019-11-07 23:03
#167
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United States FrothaIPBan 
Yes
2019-11-07 23:37
lets go
2019-11-07 19:21
WIPPIE ON LAN POGGERS
2019-11-07 19:22
#65
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Brazil Skrol 
Who??
2019-11-07 19:22
Equal replacement
2019-11-07 19:23
#120
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Better replacement*
2019-11-07 20:18
#70
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Norway CheNaLii 
The tournament just got a lot harder now as C9 was upgraded to Ben's Anime Team!
2019-11-07 19:23
dreamhack..? what. the. fuck.
2019-11-07 19:24
haahahahh gl steel
2019-11-07 19:25
#74
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Russia M13f 
Wippie on lan NICE
2019-11-07 19:26
#76
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Bulgaria Ju7y 
Ben's anime team to win a major
2019-11-07 19:26
Imagine being complexity and ben's anime team goes events over u cuz they did better in qualifier, so good
2019-11-07 19:29
this is sad
2019-11-07 19:31
#80
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United States Fanta_Boy 
Steels Back Baby
2019-11-07 19:32
Imagine if bens anime team wins major LUL
2019-11-07 19:32
Is c9 gonna disband or what? they quit playing two events
2019-11-07 19:32
#83
Albania Udfj 
NA CS xD
2019-11-07 19:33
#84
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Hong Kong Sample_ 
anime >>> all suck it haters
2019-11-07 19:33
AYAYA Clap
2019-11-07 19:34
AYAYA
2019-11-07 19:35
Ez BAT
2019-11-07 19:37
#89
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Germany L1lK1M 
NA getting rekt af on their own turf lel
2019-11-07 19:37
#90
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Brazil fuNNa 
OMEGALOL
2019-11-07 19:38
ez4wippie the NA electronic
2019-11-07 19:42
waste spot.
2019-11-07 19:45
Expected
2019-11-07 19:49
#101
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Brazil henriquemelo 
Why didnt invite COL ???
2019-11-07 19:49
#102
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Canada ZHF 
LETS GO EZ
2019-11-07 19:50
#103
JD | 
Poland PSZ 
after this it's tier 4-5 tournamet GOOD JOB DREAMHACK HAHAHA
2019-11-07 19:52
#141
fnx | 
Brazil DroidNTC 
They are better than Clown9 so this is an upgrade
2019-11-07 21:13
HYPERDANSGAME
2019-11-07 19:57
ez for wippie
2019-11-07 19:57
#109
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Denmark Matchfix 
HAHAHAHAHAH
2019-11-07 19:58
so many chance for teams like this, but like always, won first group game and after that just lost all games left :D
2019-11-07 20:01
HAHAHAHAHA IS THAT A JOKE
2019-11-07 20:04
THE TITLE LMAO I CANT XDDDDD
2019-11-07 20:10
#117
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Canada rayrayrayray 
Hope the casters abbreviate the name to BAT or something else
2019-11-07 20:10
This name gets me every time
2019-11-07 20:11
lmfao
2019-11-07 20:17
#121
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United States xiquo 
They have the power of god and anime on their side. also steel is back baby!
2019-11-07 20:19
Rofl not even Col or Eunited, what a scuffed team
2019-11-07 20:35
Lmao random fpl team was better 🤣♿️
2019-11-07 20:35
wippie on lan pog
2019-11-07 20:52
#134
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Greece rusty1 
Lmao let's go BAT
2019-11-07 20:54
wtf this team name i think they need a logo drawn by some doujinshi author 4 the next step.
2019-11-07 20:58
#136
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Brazil Karlogaria 
It is disgusting to see a random, anime-esque, dumb, weak and irrelevant team like this getting a chance at an event. At the same time, the other team was just Clown9. Anyways, couldn't Dreamhack give the slot to any better qualified team?
2019-11-07 21:01
#147
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Sri Lanka ImSpecial 
its good to see some under appreciated na players get the chance to play though
2019-11-07 21:32
BAT has actually been playing pretty good lately, shitting on other NA MDL teams plus they have steel as the IGL and he is decent at calling
2019-11-07 21:36
Interesting
2019-11-07 21:14
Ben's Anime Team > C9
2019-11-07 21:27
#172
i am | 
Brazil |LUCAS1| 
+1
2019-11-08 00:08
#144
f0rest | 
Argentina Nawll 
Still no anime waifu logo :(
2019-11-07 21:29
noice, gl
2019-11-07 21:32
#146
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United States EmperorTrump 
imagine them walk on stage in ahegao hoodies lmao
2019-11-07 21:32
Team Logo when?
2019-11-07 21:36
Noice! Now do good and get an org
2019-11-07 22:04
hyped to see them play, gl steel
2019-11-07 22:06
#159
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
rooskiye vpered!
2019-11-07 22:27
#160
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Sweden Lagge15 
Bottom of the barrel? Nice to see steel and infinite but the rest?
2019-11-07 22:42
#168
sodaH | 
Estonia rafio 
na team replaced by anime
2019-11-07 23:45
LMFAO
2019-11-07 23:47
Anime team POG
2019-11-08 00:07
#171
i am | 
Brazil |LUCAS1| 
actually a better team than clown9
2019-11-08 00:07
DIE WEEBS NaM
2019-11-08 00:13
83.3% winrate btw :O EZ MAJOR WINNERS jk steel cant play
2019-11-08 01:58
#188
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Japan Hentai_Guy 
AYAYA
2019-11-08 02:08
#190
rain | 
China acr870 
ayaya
2019-11-08 03:08
wippie on lan?? lmao
2019-11-08 04:26
Ban's anime team
2019-11-08 04:31
ben228
2019-11-08 08:05
#196
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African Union mikecool 
Weebs unite
2019-11-08 08:19
lol they will do better than c9 100%
2019-11-08 08:47
#199
Jamppi | 
Finland maxw) 
i think tenz should join this team
2019-11-08 09:25
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