DreamHack Open Anaheim viewer's guide
With the second DreamHack Open stop of 2020 kicking off in Anaheim on Friday, HLTV.org presents a comprehensive viewer's guide for the $100,000 event.
DreamHack Open Anaheim will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center on February 21-23. There, eight teams will contest for $100,000 in prize money, initially advancing through a GSL group stage, followed by a single-elimination, best-of-three playoff bracket.
The participants' list features many exciting teams, including MIBR, Gen.G, and Complexity, who recently impressed at the BLAST Premier Spring Series, qualifying for the finals of the event. Also present in Anaheim will be ENCE, who have a lot to prove after a disappointing start to the year at ICE Challenge 2020, where the team bombed out in last place.
Below are the groups for DreamHack Open Anaheim:
Anaheim will run its course over the weekend from late-Friday to the early hours of Monday in the European time zone. Groups will conclude on Sunday morning, with the semi-finals and grand final played later in the day.
Following is the full schedule for the event:
Friday, February 21
20:00 - FURIA vs. Endpoint | Bo1
21:30 - ENCE vs. Gen.G | Bo1
23:00 - North vs. forZe | Bo1
00:30 - MIBR vs. Complexity | Bo1
02:00 - Group A winners' match | Bo1
03:30 - Group B winners' match | Bo1
Saturday, February 22
20:00 - Group A elimination match | Bo3
23:00 - Group B elimination match | Bo3
02:00 - Group A decider match| Bo3
05:00 - Group B decider match| Bo3
Sunday, February 23
20:00 - Semi-final #1 | Bo3
23:00 - Semi-final #2 | Bo3
03:00 - Grand final | Bo3
Hosting the event in Anaheim will be Mark "boq" Wilson, joined on the panel by analysts Sean "seang@res" Gares and Christine "potter" Chi. Concluding the talent list are the casting duos of Harry "JustHarry" Russel & Hugo Byron and Daniel "ddk" Kapadia & Dustin "dusT" Mouret, who will be describing on-goings as the matches progress.
Here is a full talent lineup:
Mark "boq" Wilson - Host
Rounding out the viewer's guide is the prize pool breakdown, where the eventual victor of the event will walk away with half the money on offer and a spot at DreamHack Masters Jönköping:
1.$50,000 + DreamHack Masters Jönköping spot