DreamHack Open stops in Valencia, Montreal, Hyderabad to be held online due to coronavirus pandemic
DreamHack has announced that the Open stops in Valencia, Montreal and Hyderabad have been moved to an online setting as a result of the current global health crisis.
The three tournaments will be held under the name DreamHack Open Summer and will continue to have $100,000 on offer as DreamHack delivers on its promise of "bringing the CS:GO community the world's best action" despite its initial plans having been thrown off gear by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Valencia Open has been turned into a regional European tournament that will run from July 2-5. The Montreal stop will give way to a North American competition, while the Hyderabad Open has been split into two regional tournaments for Asian and Oceanic teams. The dates for these two competitions are still being finalised by DreamHack.
The Open stops in Rotterdam (October 16-18) and Madrid (December 11-13), and the iconic DreamHack Open Winter in Jönköping (November 27-29) are still expected to go ahead on LAN, though everything will depend on the evolution of the coronavirus in the coming months.
DreamHack Masters Jönköping was one of the first CS:GO competitions to be disrupted by the global health crisis. The tournament, which was initially due to be held as part of the DreamHack Summer Festival, will be held online in May and June with $300,000 up for grabs across four regions: Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania.