DreamHack Open Anaheim invites revealed

DreamHack has announced the four teams that have been invited to DreamHack Open Anaheim: ENCE, MIBR, FURIA and North.

The first DreamHack Open stop in 2020 is set, with the opening match-ups for the event in Leipzig released earlier today. The tournament in Germany will then be followed by DreamHack Open Anaheim, on February 21-23, with several teams already confirmed by the Swedish tournament organizer.

ENCE will be in contention at DreamHack Open Anaheim

The first invites went to two European squads and to two Brazilian teams that live and play in North America. The former are ENCE and North, while the latter are their country's best, FURIA and MIBR.

The $100,000 tournament, which will be played in late February at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, will also have another incentive for teams attending, which will be a slot at DreamHack Masters Jonköping in June.

Joining the invited teams will be Endpoint, who qualified for the tournament as the ESL Premiership Winter champions, although the roster that will attend the tournament is still unknow as the lineup that won ESL Premiership Winter disbanded and the British organization just announced the signing of Phoenix.

The confirmed teams so far are:

Finland ENCE
Denmark North
United Kingdom Endpoint
Europe Europe Qualifier
Brazil FURIA
Brazil MIBR
North America North America Qualifier
North America North America Qualifier
#1
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Finland Cloud9_1_Major 
SHITENCE BACK TO DH OPENS AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA (wasted spot btw)
2020-01-14 22:07
#9
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United States rad1ey 
MIBR TOO HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAA
2020-01-14 22:07
MIBR totally deserved ez to them
2020-01-14 22:08
#49
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United States rad1ey 
Those players, with that org shouldn't be at a fucking DH Open
2020-01-14 22:45
#53
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Brazil 1930 
They want viewers, not superteams Is it this hard to figure out?
2020-01-14 22:57
#137
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United States rad1ey 
"They only bought out the most promising SA talent because they want viewers on their games, they don't want to win" Moron
2020-01-15 15:57
#57
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Lithuania arres 
wdym? Mibr is on a downwards spiral now but they are definitely good enough for DH open.
2020-01-14 23:07
he means that those players and organizations should be playing on a HIGHER level, not lower
2020-01-14 23:24
Yes but they underperformed for the last 2 years so its deserved
2020-01-15 17:34
exactly
2020-01-15 19:55
+1 finally someone with brains!!!
2020-01-15 00:21
#114
Thorin | 
Netherlands Rafv3 
+1 I fucking agree
2020-01-15 11:52
#93
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Australia Albatrauz 
Furia and MIBR XD DreamHack opens getting memier they invited two teams that didn’t qualify to iem Katowice Br cs dead
2020-01-15 01:55
DH Masters = t1 teams DH Open = t2 teams
2020-01-15 04:09
#149
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North America SoEz4NAF 
+10
2020-01-16 09:58
+1
2020-01-14 22:11
LMAO
2020-01-15 03:06
#132
Zeus | 
North America Futzilla 
When you enter the S-tier scene with a Major Final and 2 finals at S-tier events, so you decide to bench your IGL for SunNy. And, now you end up at DreamHack Opens lmfao.
2020-01-15 15:13
Or they want confidence boost from winning a tournament.
2020-01-15 16:21
#141
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North America X3phyR 
Wow no one noticed the spelling error
2020-01-15 17:33
#2
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United States Bonger 
cool
2020-01-14 22:06
nt
2020-01-14 22:09
#15
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United States Bonger 
i clicked wrong thread fak
2020-01-14 22:10
#3
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice
2020-01-14 22:06
nt
2020-01-14 22:09
#4
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Finland keksee 
why u keep inviting ence for this tournaments give better teams change to play lmao
2020-01-14 22:07
#19
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Denmark ghostan11 
like og? pls XD
2020-01-14 22:12
#27
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Argentina Joedash 
he didnt sasy og tho, you actually admitted that og is better than ence lol. But ENCE is wasted spot, MIBR is wasted spot, there are better teams to add like mouz, na'vi, and we can go on. It doesnt have to be a tier 1, you can go with heroic, or big, idk. Something that atleast plays well.
2020-01-14 22:20
#33
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Denmark ghostan11 
its dreamhack open dude the teams were even worse who were invited in the past and its prob one of the most stacked so far if we talk in latest dh and ofc 1-10 ranked teams wont accept invite to dreamhack open and i didnt agree that og is better rn they arent doing any better
2020-01-14 22:24
wait have you actually not seen dreamhack malmo? That shit was better then a major
2020-01-15 00:57
#101
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Australia Albatrauz 
DreamHack Malmö was a one exception that had top teams Becuz from my memory, there were no other big tournaments around at the same time, the prize pool was larger and was a one of out of like 10 events in the year from dreamhack
2020-01-15 03:06
Malmö was DH Masters, this is DH Open. There’s a difference.
2020-01-15 04:11
#115
Thorin | 
Netherlands Rafv3 
Ex vp is better They could give them a chance..
2020-01-15 11:53
#118
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Denmark ghostan11 
0/8
2020-01-15 12:54
#140
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United States fatburger 
I AGREE
2020-01-15 16:23
#35
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Denmark ghostan11 
btw heroic and big XD heroic thats doing worse than tier 3 rn and big that team which was created like week ago and already lost to sprout
2020-01-14 22:25
#86
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Finland keksee 
i dont mean og example mad lions maybe better :D
2020-01-15 00:53
ence still a good team for dh open man. Like they are top 15 how are they shit. Ok in terms of what they were before the roster change ye they got worse but they still a good team for dh opens
2020-01-14 22:17
Tell me 3 teams more deserving of a _DH OPEN_ invite than ENCE.
2020-01-14 22:19
#39
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Finland KuKkaa 
He cant
2020-01-14 22:30
#41
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Denmark HuntDK 
Heroic, mad lions and carzy
2020-01-14 22:33
0/8
2020-01-14 22:35
#47
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Denmark HuntDK 
Mad Lions just rekt ence in Katowice qualifier... All the Danish teams just smashing ence when they want..
2020-01-14 22:38
#89
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Denmark ghostan11 
Crazy XDD HAHAHA
2020-01-15 01:10
So beating a team online once makes a team instantly better than another one? Lmao delusional dane
2020-01-15 06:01
#135
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Denmark HuntDK 
Ence have never won over Mad lions? Never, not as Tricked or Mad lions... So why is Ence better? "ence will return" yearh... not..
2020-01-15 15:47
I'm not saying that ence is better, all i'm trying to say is that using _ONE_ _ONLINE_ game as a ''proof'' that they're better doesn't really make sense. Also the 2 other games were with completely different lineups (and ence won the other one) so they're irrelevant.
2020-01-15 15:57
#148
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Denmark HuntDK 
Im not only using that one game, but form in generel since last major. Ence have not looked good since berlin major, when mad lions are playing well together and in good form.
2020-01-16 00:52
#85
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Finland keksee 
mad lions is much better choice than ence imo
2020-01-15 00:48
#97
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Mexico Mofo209 
They invited teams that shit the bed in the Katowice qualifiers LUL
2020-01-15 02:54
Like OG? :DDdd
2020-01-15 13:25
#5
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Spain SaileSamkaed 
Now Movistar to the closer please!
2020-01-14 22:07
Anaheim Nice city name guys Also, “will attend the tournament is still unknow” Wtf lucas?
2020-01-14 22:08
#7
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United States JacobSick954 
OWO
2020-01-14 22:07
#8
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United States JacobSick954 
*yiff*
2020-01-14 22:07
#10
aslak | 
Finland SunMutsi 
3 wasted spots alrdy
2020-01-14 22:08
#18
Ireland TGC_ 
Endpoint won UK prem, so they got a spot, like Sprout winning the domestic German league, they got a spot for Leipzig because they won
2020-01-14 22:12
was wondering how Endpoint got an invite - ty
2020-01-15 00:54
#12
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Poland Julka 
Mibr in dh open oof
2020-01-14 22:09
MIBR TIER 4
2020-01-14 22:11
#20
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Denmark QBE_ 
North getting invited instead of Mad Lions or Heroic xD
2020-01-14 22:13
IEM Katowice starts 2 days later already
2020-01-14 23:52
#77
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Denmark QBE_ 
ah true, forgot about mad lions
2020-01-14 23:54
#21
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Romania SkipLD 
DreamhackNorth
2020-01-14 22:14
#22
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Germany grabke 
What is Endpoint doing there did they bought the spot or what ? Can not be based on rankings or recent results ?
2020-01-14 22:14
#24
Ireland TGC_ 
if you win your local league, ie uk prem, Meisterschaft etc, you get a invite to a DH open
2020-01-14 22:17
#68
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Germany grabke 
Ok but they bought another team now ? Other players got the spot right ?
2020-01-14 23:26
#71
Ireland TGC_ 
What? The lineup endpoint picked up won UK prem, the Org didn't have a team until they signed them
2020-01-14 23:32
#121
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Austria doMK0 
The articale says "Joining the invited teams will be Endpoint, who qualified for the tournament as the ESL Premiership Winter champions".
2020-01-15 13:37
#29
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Brazil lusketa 
a good restart from both brazilians
2020-01-14 22:21
#30
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Brazil vitoBR 
IEM does not deserve us, dirty championship organized to privilege named teams (NaVi, Liquid among others) who are not playing anything.
2020-01-14 22:22
True, they should invite the actual great teams (furia,mibr among others) who haven't done shit in the past 2 years even though they've been playing everything.
2020-01-14 22:30
#46
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Denmark idontcars 
Lul, IEM is a tier 1 tournament, the minimum they have to do is invite this kind of teams, while the others enter by other tourneys and qualifiers, if your team isn't good enough to pass through a tier 999 qualifier, just shut up.
2020-01-14 22:37
#31
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United States EmperorTrump 
lmao those invites. trash tier outdated teams
2020-01-14 22:22
#32
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Brazil lusketa 
so many better teams than north to be invited...
2020-01-14 22:23
This event isn’t made for tier 1 teams
2020-01-14 22:30
#42
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Brazil lusketa 
i know, but we have heroic or forze, i think in this moment thwy deserve more a invite than north
2020-01-14 22:35
True
2020-01-14 22:41
#90
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Germany Frotha 
North won the last Dreamhack open
2020-01-15 01:10
#34
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Austria gex0r 
Go Mighty Ducks!
2020-01-14 22:24
#36
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Japan kitzune 
♿ x 4
2020-01-14 22:26
forZe > this quadra
2020-01-14 22:33
North Endpoint Why?
2020-01-14 22:36
#45
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
nice t3 tournament
2020-01-14 22:37
Ence, from final of IEM Katowice to DH Open. Finland CS is dead
2020-01-14 22:45
Endpoint only has one player left from the roster that won the ESL Premiership, they shouldn't be playing this...
2020-01-14 22:54
+1
2020-01-15 20:06
#52
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Mongolia GODHUNDEN! 
How the fuck north invited? Instead of heroic or madlions lol.
2020-01-14 22:55
#55
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United States inflict 
madlions have kato but agreed on heroic
2020-01-14 23:04
North is taking over the tier 3 scene ))))
2020-01-14 22:59
#56
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United States Chicom 
EPIC
2020-01-14 23:06
The will roll over the competition in their wheelchairs
2020-01-14 23:53
cya in 1♿ years
2020-01-15 13:46
#58
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Switzerland x676 
Movistar Riders should have been invited
2020-01-14 23:09
Joining the invited teams will be Endpoint, who qualified for the tournament as the ESL Premiership Winter champions,
2020-01-14 23:09
This looks ass compared to Leipzig ngl. If CoL and C9 qualify it’ll be ok though.
2020-01-14 23:09
#131
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World nakTriceps 
OMEGALUL
2020-01-15 15:01
flair checks out. Upon further research I realized that this event conflicted with Katowice which explains why only bad teams are in attendance like Furia.
2020-01-15 15:21
#150
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World nakTriceps 
hahahahahhahahaahah OH, SURE DUMBOY
2020-01-18 18:27
#151
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World nakTriceps 
FURIA and MIBR are above in HLTV rankings than all shit teams of Leipzig.
2020-01-18 18:30
Ok well I’m looking forward to seeing them in Katowice then since they’re obviously too good for DH open
2020-01-18 18:59
#153
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World nakTriceps 
And now with Forze, coL and gen.g (with bntet), Anaheim will be good.
2020-01-20 01:23
Forze is probably the favorite although I wouldn’t count out North with MSL
2020-01-20 01:59
#155
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World nakTriceps 
I think it´s a tough tournament to talk about the favourite. It´s an event with many teams with chances. For me, only Endpoint has no chances on it.
2020-01-24 14:08
lmao ForZe >This wtf invites
2020-01-14 23:14
#133
Zeus | 
North America Futzilla 
Not all teams have to accept the invites. Both Forze and Avengar (now VP) often avoid smaller events because they do not want to risk Burnout. Also, VP already accepted the Leipzig invite, so another DH Open seems unnecessary.
2020-01-15 15:21
very well deserved ENCE
2020-01-14 23:14
#64
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Brazil Rodrinm 
mibr tier 99
2020-01-14 23:16
EZ4BRs, but sad to see FURIA and MIBR at tier 2 team only event (DH Open)
2020-01-14 23:18
#66
fer | 
Brazil xxAxx 
RiP Mibr
2020-01-14 23:23
Wtf Endpoint?
2020-01-14 23:30
#70
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African Union mikecool 
Sokid t4 event
2020-01-14 23:30
NA? u mean Latin America?
2020-01-14 23:35
U created an event in the US, why u don't you invite teams like Complexity, Cloud9, Gen.G, etc to lit up the hypes?
2020-01-14 23:38
Yeee, Invite 2 brazil teams and one UK instead xDD
2020-01-14 23:51
"Joining the invited teams will be Endpoint, who qualified for the tournament as the ESL Premiership Winter champions"
2020-01-15 00:19
#99
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Mexico Mofo209 
well for C9, they qualified for Katowice which is two days after this ends but yea I don’t understand no coL or GenG
2020-01-15 03:00
UKCS Pog
2020-01-14 23:58
ENCE ONLY GETTING DH OPEN INVITES NOW LMAOOOOOOOO
2020-01-15 00:14
#82
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Brazil 3nzow 
mibr x ence final - 2x0 mibr
2020-01-15 00:32
#127
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China chingchong2K 
Nah
2020-01-15 14:33
finally an event that mibr could acutally win
2020-01-15 00:33
#84
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Denmark ImNotBez 
I call it now The last EU qualifier will take this shit down!
2020-01-15 00:44
#91
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Philippines LYrpz 
Gen.G and C9 will qualify
2020-01-15 01:29
#98
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Germany Frotha 
C9 Won’t attend
2020-01-15 02:57
#92
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Hungary subzera 
time for furia to flop again. gonna go 1-2 in groups
2020-01-15 01:47
Stop inviting Ence! This snake team needs to die.
2020-01-15 01:57
#128
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China chingchong2K 
Og Lost to Ago lol
2020-01-15 14:34
#95
BnTeT | 
Indonesia lukerey 
Hope to see OG/Mad Lions from EU qualifier. And then gen.g & chaos from NA qualifier. Assuming c9/coL won't join the qualifier.
2020-01-15 02:32
#96
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Brazil parrud0www 
Wtf!!! 2 br teams in the same group??? u.u
2020-01-15 02:35
#102
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Singapore repu1se 
4 choker teams lol
2020-01-15 03:26
Lul tier 5 tournament, no one cars
2020-01-15 04:16
The fact that MiBR got invited to a DH Open shows that the team isn't a T1 team anymore even in TO eyes. Sad that a big org gets this low due to shit roster changes and overall management. Open's should be for teams that doesn't have a big org behind them, not something like MiBR
2020-01-15 07:05
ence wasted spot kek
2020-01-15 07:14
#109
INS | 
Australia CLEGGY 
stop inviting north to every single one of theses they arent even skilled enough to play these tournaments lul
2020-01-15 08:35
#110
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Germany Frotha 
They won the last one lol
2020-01-15 09:02
#111
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Europe montyxxxzh 
sunny looks like a torch
2020-01-15 09:32
#112
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Brunei cyLoL 
LOL NA must be mad tournament in NA and not NA team invite
2020-01-15 10:38
#113
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Mongolia Sythapilla 
MIBR without coldzera whahahahahahahahahahha
2020-01-15 11:34
Ence just having fun 😅😅😅😅
2020-01-15 11:56
#129
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China chingchong2K 
Og Lost to Ago lol
2020-01-15 14:34
nice
2020-01-15 12:10
mibr xD
2020-01-15 13:03
good luck
2020-01-15 13:38
Mibr and Ence will play DH Open open qualifiers i hope xD
2020-01-15 13:42
tier 9
2020-01-15 14:30
3 wasted invites holy fucking shit
2020-01-15 14:30
inviting ence and mibr wowww sign of the times
2020-01-15 14:45
#138
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Europe Whatafz 
MIBR what a joker team mate.
2020-01-15 16:09
#147
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Finland Vkims 
#SomosMIBR
2020-01-15 22:50
#143
allu | 
Finland LeksaBoi 
EZ4ENCE
2020-01-15 18:25
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