DreamHack Open Winter viewer's guide

As DreamHack Open Winter approaches, HLTV.org has prepared a viewer's guide containing a comprehensive outline of the $100,000 event.

The tournament will take place at the iconic Elmia Convention Centre, located in Jönköping, Sweden, from November 29 through December 1, featuring eight squads, five of which received invites, while three were admitted via the European and Swedish regional qualifiers, as well as the Finnish Esports League Season 7.

FURIA will look to add a trophy to their cabinet in Sweden

The participants were divided into two groups, with FURIA and Heroic headlining the list as the highest ranked squads at No.13 and No.16, respectively.

Below are the two groups:

Consistent with previous DreamHack Open stops, the Winter event will feature a GSL group stage, featuring best-of-one opening and winner matches, followed by best-of-three elimination and decider series. Playoffs will see the two top teams from both groups face off in a single-elimination, best-of-three format.

Following is the full schedule for the event:

Friday, November 29
12:00 - Brazil FURIA vs. Sweden Marskalk
13:30 - Denmark Heroic vs. Finland SJ
15:00 - Russia forZe vs. Denmark Tricked
16:30 - Europe CR4ZY vs. Europe GODSENT
18:00 - Group A winners' match
19:30 - Group B winners' match

Saturday, November 30
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, December 1
10:00 - Semi-final #1
13:00 - Semi-final #2
17:00 - Grand final

The $100,000 prize pool will be divided as follows:

1. $50,000
2. $20,000
3-4. $10,000
5-6. $3,000
7-8. $2,000

Conner "Scrawny" Girvan will be taking over as host of the tournament in Jönköping as Dan Gaskin is unable to attend the event, with Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez and Christine "potter" Chi joining the Canadian on the desk over the course of the event. Jacob "Pimp" Winneche will switch up from his role as an analyst, joining the commentary line-up alongside Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire, as per below:

Canada Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Host

United States Christine "potter" Chi - Analyst
Switzerland Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Analyst

United Kingdom Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire - Commentator
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Commentator
United Kingdom Hugo Byron - Commentator
United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell - Commentator

Consistent with other tournament organisers, DreamHack have announced that the Winter Open event will be played on the latest CS:GO patch, featuring adjustments to the Krieg, FAMAS and Galil, but without the new player models, which will be disabled.

Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
976
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Tom 'Tombizz' Bissmire
Tom 'Tombizz' Bissmire
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Canada Conner 'Scrawny' Girvan
Conner 'Scrawny' Girvan
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
United States Christine 'potter' Chi
Christine 'potter' Chi
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
119
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ez win for best team Godsent
2019-11-28 10:12
BO1 match for playoff spots, what a joke
2019-11-28 10:13
Pimp hugo harry casting.... guess i will have to mute the stream... scrawny launders best duo where is my guy mohan Btw run heroic and godsent gaming
2019-11-28 11:44
mfw godsent is more of a meme than cr4zy
2019-11-28 11:02
EZ for Furia
2019-11-28 10:12
#32
coldzera | 
Brazil tavin 
yes
2019-11-28 22:36
#4
Plopski | 
Sweden FL4XY 
ez4GODSENT
2019-11-28 10:17
Godsent ez
2019-11-28 10:18
seems nice
2019-11-28 10:18
#7
Boo | 
France mbl4 
pimp commentator ? Is this a bad joke ?
2019-11-28 10:18
#8
Sweden MiNTz 
Yeet cya there
2019-11-28 10:20
#9
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Finland Noweri 
EZ4SuperJamppi
2019-11-28 10:29
Tier 6 tournament, nobody cares
2019-11-28 10:39
Actually there are people who cares, it's boring to watch only top5 teams to fight each other all over again
2019-11-28 11:02
Sadly Most of the times tier 2 tournaments dont have the tier 1 desk/casters and its not that entertaining too watch...
2019-11-28 11:42
Well I agree on that part
2019-11-28 12:36
watching lower tier games is atleast for me way more entertaining
2019-11-28 12:38
#31
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France LeDiplomate 
+1
2019-11-28 15:07
#11
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
thank hltv now I can watch this event
2019-11-28 10:39
#14
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Poland rude_wredne 
It will be interesting too see how teams will adjust to galil/famas buff
2019-11-28 11:03
#15
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Latvia iliketurtels 
yep
2019-11-28 11:05
5 galils with armors on round 2 for CT after bomb-planting and losing to CT is new meta breaker
2019-11-28 12:35
danish final inc
2019-11-28 11:20
#17
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Europe JackNicholson 
Tier 3 event
2019-11-28 11:26
#20
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African Union mikecool 
Solid tier 3 casters for a tier 3 event. Perfection.
2019-11-28 11:47
tooez4godsent
2019-11-28 12:27
are people seriously considering furia more than a tier 3 team?
2019-11-28 12:30
EZ44ZE Actually, forZe - Heroic would be great final to watch
2019-11-28 12:36
or vs godsent again
2019-11-28 12:39
maybe so, but i think forZe will meet them in 1/2
2019-11-28 12:42
#29
KHRN | 
Finland cattis26 
EZ4SJ (I hope)
2019-11-28 14:05
#30
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Finland karvaperse22 
SJDOMINANCE
2019-11-28 14:35
#33
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Finland MiguuuZZZ 
EZ4Winland
2019-11-29 07:53
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