DreamHack Open Leipzig viewer's guide

Three Danish teams in one group and a number of new rosters debuting on LAN ensure excitement at DreamHack Open Leipzig, which takes place on January 24-26.

To help lead you through the $100,000 event, we put together a viewer's guide, including information on the teams attending, schedule, talent lineup, and prize distribution of the tournament.

cadiaN's Heroic are the highest-ranked team at the event

The four invited teams were BIG, North, Virtus.pro, and for the first time at a DreamHack Open, Renegades (formerly Grayhound). Winning the ESL Meisterschaft Winter gave Sprout a spot at the event, while the last three spots were distributed through qualifiers.

Heroic and MAD Lions grabbed the two European slots and ended up drawn into group B alongside North to ensure exciting Danish derbies right from the start. Finally, completing the team list is Cloud9 who qualified over Complexity and eUnited.

You can find the two groups below:

The event will use the tried-and-tested DreamHack Open format, with six BO1s taking place on the opening day and BO3s following for the remaining two days. The group stage will be played using the GSL system, with a single-elimination playoff stage following.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, 24th January
11:00 Kazakhstan Virtus.pro vs. Germany BIG | BO1
12:30 Denmark North vs. Germany Sprout | BO1
14:00 United States Cloud9 vs. Australia Renegades | BO1
15:30 Denmark Heroic vs. Denmark MAD Lions | BO1
17:00 Group A winners' match | BO1
18:30 Group B winners' match | BO1

Saturday, 25th January
11:00 Group A elimination match | BO3
14:00 Group B elimination match | BO3
17:00 Group A decider match | BO3
20:00 Group B decider match | BO3

Sunday, 26th January
10:00 Semi-final #1 | BO3
14:00 Semi-final #2 | BO3
18:00 Grand final | BO3

Talking about the on-air team, Conner "Scrawny" Girvan and Mohan "launders" Govindasamy will be casting the action while Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez will be on the analyst desk, among other members of talent that will be present in Leipzig.

The full talent list is:

United Kingdom Freya Spiers - Desk Host

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

Canada Conner "Scrawny" Girvan - Commentator
Canada Mohan "launders" Govindasamy - Commentator
Denmark Jacob "Pimp" Winneche - Commentator
United Kingdom Vince "Vince" Hill - Commentator

Aside from money, teams competing at DreamHack Open Leipzig will also gain Pro Tour Points which help them to qualify for ESL and DreamHack Masters Championship events, such as ESL One Cologne.

The prize pool for DreamHack Open Leipzig is:

1. $50,000 + 100 Pro Tour points
2. $20,000 + 80 Pro Tour points
3-4. $10,000 + 40 Pro Tour points
5-6. $3,000 + 20 Pro Tour points
7-8. $2,000

Canada Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
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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
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
831
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 Kingdom Vince 'Vince' Hill
Vince 'Vince' Hill
Age:
34
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
#1
keev | 
Europe Adenauer 
So EZ for BIG & Sprout
2020-01-22 20:04
#2
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United States Bonger 
Yes
2020-01-22 20:04
my boy
2020-01-22 20:06
#9
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Germany MackyGee 
+1
2020-01-22 20:08
Yeap
2020-01-22 20:44
+1
2020-01-23 15:52
#3
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Poland Julka 
Ez Sprout and Paweł "Dycha" Dycha
2020-01-22 20:04
No ez4xantares
2020-01-22 20:44
EZ for home teams <3
2020-01-22 20:05
#6
paz | 
Turkey blackdark41 
Ez for jame
2020-01-22 20:06
EZ HUNDEN
2020-01-22 20:07
#8
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United States vikingswine 
So freaking ez for cloud 9!!!!
2020-01-22 20:07
xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2020-01-22 20:31
#18
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United States vikingswine 
stop laughing at me friend. We will beat you in the Group A winners match
2020-01-22 20:34
#33
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Australia Albatrauz 
BIG in a winners match XD They'll get clapped by V.P
2020-01-23 10:19
ah yes
2020-01-24 15:17
#44
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Australia Albatrauz 
At the time no one expected BIG to do ok
2020-01-25 01:00
who is "you" ??? im not even playing in dh leipzig
2020-01-23 14:29
Jame 500bomb
2020-01-22 20:09
#11
nEGRo | 
Nigeria Sealkead 
EZ4c9
2020-01-22 20:09
#12
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Sweden GM_Highlander 
Replace one team with Dignitas and you have a tournament
2020-01-22 20:09
Easy for Cloud9
2020-01-22 20:21
#15
United States mah9 
Yet another event where the matches are over before lunch sick
2020-01-22 20:28
#30
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Austria doMK0 
It makes sense for european and cis viewership though. Me for examples, i dont watch any live games after 1800.
2020-01-23 06:04
Welp this should show who the 2nd best Danish team is no doubt. Who ya got?
2020-01-22 20:34
"Winning the ESL Meistershaft Winter gave Sprout a spot at the event," A Meister shaft is just a really big, dominant cock, isn't it?
2020-01-22 20:48
*Meisterschaft
2020-01-22 21:12
They edited it
2020-01-22 22:15
VP Cloud9 North MAD Lions
2020-01-22 21:13
#25
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Argentina guille_binner 
ez 4 BIG
2020-01-22 21:50
EZ 4 GOD HUNDEN
2020-01-22 22:23
#28
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Kazakhstan horaaa 
EZ FOR DICKSTACY (hes not in roster anymore btw)
2020-01-22 22:30
#29
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Netherlands HeaX16 
Da fuck are those pro tour points?
2020-01-22 22:36
#31
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Kazakhstan abilmansur 
VP North Cloud9 MAD Lulz
2020-01-23 07:21
ez for my boyzz from Mad Lions
2020-01-23 21:34
EZ FOR BIG AND SPROUD 7-8 PLACE
2020-01-23 09:01
#35
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Germany X5ander 
No, will be a german final with my boyz as winner !
2020-01-23 10:23
#34
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Germany X5ander 
Lets got BIG first title in 2k20 incoming !!!! Thank god the superteam from AVEZ is not at the event, so my boyz can win it !
2020-01-23 10:23
gogo BIG this is your chance
2020-01-23 17:55
Yes looking forward to Heroic vs. MAD Lions match.
2020-01-23 20:43
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