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.
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:
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:
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:
Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Host
Christine "potter" Chi - Analyst
Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez - Analyst
Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire - Commentator
Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Commentator
Hugo Byron - Commentator
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.