DreamHack Open Leipzig match-ups and schedule announced

DreamHack have revealed the opening match-ups and full schedule for DreamHack Open Leipzig.

The action in Leipzig will kick off on Friday, January 24, where the recently-signed Virtus.pro roster will take on BIG in the first of six best-of-one matches. Later, DreamHack Open Sevilla victors. North. will butt heads with Sprout, followed shortly by a North American face-off in Cloud9 versus Renegades.

Rounding out opening matches is a Danish derby between Heroic and MAD Lions, who recently impressed at the IEM Katowice European open qualifier, securing one of two closed qualifier slots on offer. Concluding day one will be the winners' matches of both groups, deciding two semi-finalists of the tournament.

North will face Sprout in their opening match in Leipzig

The $100,000 tournament will take place at the Leipziger Messe over the weekend of January 24-26, featuring the traditional DreamHack Open format, kicking off with a GSL group stage, followed by single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs. The team to hoist the trophy in the grand final not only stands to secure $50,000 in prize money but also direct invitation to DreamHack Masters Jönköping, taking place in June.

Below is the full schedule for the opening day, coupled with the group stage match-ups:

Friday, January 24
11:00 - Kazakhstan Virtus.pro vs. Germany BIG
12:30 - Denmark North vs. Germany Sprout
14:00 - United States Cloud9 vs. Australia Renegades
15:30 - Denmark Heroic vs. Denmark MAD Lions
17:00 - Group A winners'
18:30 - Group B winners'

Saturday, January 25
11:00 - Group A elimination
14:00 - Group B elimination
17:00 - Group A decider
20:00 - Group B decider

Sunday, January 26
11:00 - Semi-final #1
14:00 - Semi-final #2
18:00 - Grand final

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#1
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United States Bonger
Cool!
2020-01-14 19:03
6 replies
F5 spotted
2020-01-14 19:10
3 replies
#22
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United States Bonger
trash schedule why let germans play in the morning? Don't have time to watch it
2020-01-14 19:24
2 replies
#49
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Germany X5ander
yeah that's strange, but i can watch it in my lunch break, that's also fine.
2020-01-15 08:20
I have free time on fridays and am very pleased to watch every game
2020-01-15 09:24
f5
2020-01-14 19:51
1 reply
#31
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United States Bonger
Incorrect
2020-01-14 19:53
#2
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Sweden DanDolme
Looking forward to the MAD Lions vs. Heroic match.
2020-01-14 19:03
4 replies
0/8
2020-01-14 19:51
#38
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Estonia Leedk
Why every one is so exited about those mad lions? Just because of hunden ?!
2020-01-14 20:15
2 replies
#39
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Sweden DanDolme
HUNDEN bestest, just saying.
2020-01-14 20:16
Because it's rare and exciting to see nonames (except hunden) to make a name. Like it was with ence and furia last year. UPD. forze is a good example too
2020-01-15 11:32
#3
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North America ZachS721
Free for C9
2020-01-14 19:03
ez
2020-01-14 19:03
Pog
2020-01-14 19:04
#7
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Russia Roneeee
EZ 4 AFRICA
2020-01-14 19:05
#8
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Germany BIG2020
11 am , i have a 3 hour drive.. oh no mens((
2020-01-14 19:06
2 replies
#47
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Australia Shlapsham
11 am, 26 hour flight... oh no mens((
2020-01-15 07:01
1 reply
#57
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Germany BIG2020
oh mens((
2020-01-15 16:21
Ez turkey5
2020-01-14 19:08
1 reply
#15
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Germany zoieN
Lmao
2020-01-14 19:11
Actually cool teams for DREAMHACK event
2020-01-14 19:08
1 reply
#11
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Germany grabke
yes pretty nice start to the year ....
2020-01-14 19:09
Vp vs mad lions finals
2020-01-14 19:10
#14
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United States 1nverse
Hunden wins whole tournament 100%
2020-01-14 19:11
1 reply
#17
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United States inflict
+1
2020-01-14 19:12
#16
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Hungary subzera
north v c9 finals pls
2020-01-14 19:11
group B is sick North will establish their dominance as the 4th best danish team
2020-01-14 19:15
2 replies
lmao
2020-01-14 19:27
#56
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Denmark SkyzDK
You mean 6th i'm pretty sure Copenhagen Flames and Ambush is better xD
2020-01-15 14:45
North EZ wins
2020-01-14 19:18
3 replies
#20
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United States skzl_
NORF
2020-01-14 19:19
#24
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Brazil DinooxP
NORPH
2020-01-14 19:28
ez for c9
2020-01-14 19:29
No German first...... god save Germany ....😂
2020-01-14 19:19
Imagine if vp loses
2020-01-14 19:30
ez for VP
2020-01-14 19:36
LANTARES IS BACK
2020-01-14 19:39
Really good teams at this tournament! Cloud9 beat mad Lions 2-1
2020-01-14 19:57
#33
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United States joke_cs
Free win for C9, floppy MVP
2020-01-14 19:57
LANTARES WILL DESERVE THIS TOURNAMENT
2020-01-14 20:00
Ez 0-3 for BIG
2020-01-14 20:09
GSL means bo1 in groups + loser bracket bo3 decider matches in groups right?
2020-01-14 20:13
decent tie2
2020-01-14 20:15
Fingers crossed for RNG tho hopefully C9 and floppy performs good aswell
2020-01-14 20:38
great t2 event to start the year
2020-01-14 20:40
great t2 event to start the year
2020-01-14 20:40
1) c9 1) MLions 2) VP 2) Heroic MLions 2-1 VP C9 2-1 Heroic C9 2-1 MLions
2020-01-14 20:47
So easy for C9
2020-01-14 22:04
Nice cant wait
2020-01-14 23:21
#48
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Austria doMK0
Nice tournament, have fun watching guys!
2020-01-15 07:24
pog
2020-01-15 12:30
#53
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United States Fr4nki3B
ez 4 cloud9 :)
2020-01-15 12:32
GO BIG
2020-01-15 13:15
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