DreamHack clarifies Endpoint's ownership of Anaheim slot

DreamHack has issued a statement confirming that the spot at the Open event in Anaheim spot belongs to the Endpoint trio of Robin "robiin" Sjögren, Max "MiGHTYMAX" Heath, and Thomas "Thomas" Utting.

The event organiser sought to quell uncertainty regarding the spot in Anaheim after two players and the UK-based organisation had staked a claim for the berth in the $100,000 tournament.

In Twitlonger posts, Reece "Puls3" Marrs and Saif "Sayf" Jibraeel had argued that the ownership of the spot should go to the players who had won ESL Premiership Winter 2019, which held qualification for DreamHack Open Anaheim as part of the ESL Pro Tour, and not the Endpoint organisation.

Thomas is among the trio that the Anaheim slot belongs to

MiGHTYMAX, robiin and Thomas were all part of the main line-up that was submitted by Endpoint at the start of the season, but the latter two players ended up being barred from the LAN Finals - the Swede because he had attended the second group stage of ESL Pro League Season 10 Americas with Singularity, the British player due to having competed in ESEA MDL Season 32 with Phoenix.

DreamHack explained that it sees "the full season of ESL Premiership as a 'tournament' or 'qualifier', not just the offline finals by itself." With robiin, Thomas and MiGHTYMAX having all "played a minimum of 50% of the matches during the full season", the trio meet the necessary requirements to be considered the core of the team that won the competition. Sayf and Filip "tudsoN" Tudev were registered as substitutes and played in a stand-in capacity.

DreamHack Open Anaheim will take place from February 21-23 at the Anaheim Convention Center, with $100,000 on the line. The complete team list for the tournament is the following:

United Kingdom Reece 'Puls3' Marrs
Reece 'Puls3' Marrs
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
430
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
948
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.18
Sweden Saif 'Sayf' Jibraeel
Saif 'Sayf' Jibraeel
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
326
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Poland Filip 'tudsoN' Tudev
Filip 'tudsoN' Tudev
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
107
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
United Kingdom Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath
Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
478
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
424
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
#2
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China TylootoMajor 
sick
2020-01-21 23:43
#3
frozen | 
Czech Republic PlaSSma 
pog
2020-01-21 23:43
epic
2020-01-21 23:43
”played det over 50% of the season” even though thomas hasnt done that and tudson has played a map more
2020-01-21 23:46
#20
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Finland JooonsMO 
robiin has played 8/10 matches, mightymax 7/10 and thomas 4/10 so robiin and mightymax has played over 50% but thomas hasn't. IDK if there was problems in my calculations or they cant count?
2020-01-22 00:15
#24
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Finland JooonsMO 
Matches played: thomas 4/10 mightymax 7/10 robiin 8/10 cruc1al 0/10 surreal 0/10 19/50 sayf 4/10 puls3 10/10 russ 9/10 tudson 7/10 kryptix 1/10 31/50 If sayf, puls3, russ, tudson (and kruptixx) want to play together I know who I would give the spot to...
2020-01-22 00:32
yeah but keep in mind that sayf and tudson were signed up as subs and were never apart pf the roster and thats probaböy why they awarded it to the other guys, I also don’t think tudson can attend as he is contracted to secret
2020-01-22 00:45
Yes exactly and russ and pulse played over 50% and tudson played 5 games so 50% bit him now being tied to another org and him being signed up as a sub is probably why the current lineup got the spot, still a weird situation and it’s hard to judge. But we sre probably going to see better CS from a real lineup than from a mix team still feel bad for russ and those guys bit what can you do
2020-01-22 00:42
#7
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Switzerland x676 
Wasted spot
2020-01-21 23:46
nt could win a bo1
2020-01-22 08:11
#8
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Finland Smoonah 
roger that thanks
2020-01-21 23:47
#9
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Germany Ligma_Balls 
Glad this happened, sayf deserves no spot on this team.
2020-01-21 23:47
He's ass
2020-01-22 02:44
+1
2020-01-22 03:30
#12
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Denmark GGNORE33 
isn't Robin were banned to take part of this? How he is part of the % of holding the spot lol? scam again
2020-01-21 23:48
#18
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United Kingdom n33b 
www.hltv.org/news/24677/robiin-unbanned-by-valve
2020-01-21 23:58
He is not talking about vac ban
2020-01-22 08:34
#13
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United States sorcrcrc 
glhf
2020-01-21 23:48
“wAsTeD sPoT” Stfu they’ll still beat Furia
2020-01-21 23:50
No, they won’t.
2020-01-22 00:22
They will
2020-01-22 01:13
Wanna bet? If Furia wins, I fuck your mom.
2020-01-22 14:56
okey, we're on the same side, uk cs will lose both of their bo1's with 16-0
2020-01-22 16:05
#45
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Brazil Maujubudo 
Your name and facts don't check
2020-01-22 01:29
#72
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United Kingdom galaxyv2 
but mibrs low place on the rankings check out LOL
2020-01-22 07:46
Karrigan’s Mouz roster has never lost to Astralis
2020-01-22 12:42
#112
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Brazil Maujubudo 
Nice, mouz has never beaten mibr
2020-01-22 16:52
#116
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Brazil Maujubudo 
Was not talking about that event
2020-01-22 19:10
Yeah but it’s still a loss against the #1 team in the world
2020-01-22 20:10
#96
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North America 007DBR9 
Flukeria
2020-01-22 13:31
#17
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Austria Ectasian 
who fuckin cares they are a free win for every teame except furia / north anyway
2020-01-21 23:55
Nvm bruder :D
2020-01-22 00:20
#73
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United Kingdom galaxyv2 
if its a free win for every team why did you list two teams it isnt free for? doesn’t that contradict your point...
2020-01-22 07:47
#115
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Austria Ectasian 
let me eloberate, its a free win for every time except those two who would even struggle against them.
2020-01-22 19:02
I want see some nice plays from this coL "juggernaut" but forZe have probably too good map pool to deal against for most of the teams here FL1T + xsepower already knocking in top10 doors
2020-01-22 00:23
#49
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Sweden Lagge15 
Clarify must mean something else for DH than it does to me. I get this less than I did before i read this article AND the statement from DH
2020-01-22 02:00
#50
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
Give it a rest Reece.
2020-01-22 02:15
#53
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United Kingdom whatacliche 
I want to see them beat a few teams. Just for the memes.
2020-01-22 03:24
#97
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North America 007DBR9 
like furia and north, would be hilarious
2020-01-22 13:32
Ez for 4ze
2020-01-22 03:34
#56
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Indonesia kopikenangan 
wtf only 100k prize pool
2020-01-22 03:37
#58
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World Beard43 
It's a full tier 2-3 tournament, 100k is pretty good.
2020-01-22 03:47
#62
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United Kingdom whatacliche 
+1
2020-01-22 04:21
#99
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African Union mikecool 
Paid actors
2020-01-22 14:29
Will this finally be the tourney that's ez4ence?🤔
2020-01-22 14:30
no, north or furia will beat them cuz they still suck
2020-01-22 14:55
north or furia will not do shit
2020-01-22 16:36
#106
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Brazil 4vengerr 
February 21-23 ? they will miss the carnival here kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-01-22 15:53
thomas noob ginger
2020-01-22 16:36
furia v mibr pls and furia winning
2020-01-22 19:31
Prize pool of 100k for a full tier tournament is decent.
2020-01-23 13:11
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