DreamHack Masters Winter North America invites announced

Chaos, Triumph, and New England Whalers are among the top contenders in the eight-team, $70,000 tournament.

DreamHack has announced the invited teams for the North American division of DreamHack Masters Winter, slated to run from November 30 - December 6 with $70,000 on offer.

The qualified sides of Yeah and TeamOne will be joined by six invited teams, with Anthony "⁠vanity⁠" Malaspina's Chaos being in contention to take the title alongside New England Whalers, TeamOne, and Triumph.

vanity and company look to be the favourites heading into the event

Rounding out the list of invited sides is the stream team of Mythic, as well as two other ESEA MDL rosters in the form of Rugratz and Rebirth, both of whom are currently competing in IEM Beijing-Haidian North America.

The event is notably missing North America's top teams — Liquid, Evil Geniuses, and FURIA — who will all be competing in the European division of the tournament instead after making a trip overseas to close out the season.

The team list for DreamHack Masters Winter North America looks as follows:

United States Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
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Maps played:
Finland Cucumber))
2020-11-11 23:30
3 replies
Any NA tournament by definition can’t be “nice”
2020-11-12 01:46
2 replies
Finland Cucumber))
this is true :D
2020-11-12 07:23
1 reply
70000 wasted
2020-11-12 14:01
2020-11-11 23:30
1 reply
what tier is this?
2020-11-12 17:12
2020-11-11 23:30
Canada SparklMastr
NA CS dead
2020-11-11 23:30
Brazil PaPum
NA CS dead
2020-11-11 23:31
The longer online era the poorer NA tournaments are
2020-11-11 23:31
United States B0b3rT
great opportunity for these teams! go whalers though
2020-11-11 23:31
Brazil yunggvb
ez for t1
2020-11-11 23:31
yall sure this aint the closed quals???????????
2020-11-11 23:32
3 replies
+1 bruh legit chaos is the only top 20 team according to hltv ranking
2020-11-11 23:56
2 replies
The sad part is that some of this sorry ass teams will get into top 30 (even top 20) because HLTV ranking system keeps giving NA the same weight as EU when they should be similar to australia and asia instead.
2020-11-12 13:33
1 reply
Exaclty I think renegades is a top 30 team and way better than some teams like New England whalers
2020-11-13 15:12
These teams being the Masters of NA. They wouldn't be even close to the top of EU Esea league
2020-11-11 23:33
7 replies
CHAOS are pretty solid and TeamOne could compete with some EU Tier 2 teams
2020-11-11 23:35
6 replies
Chaos are the only one. But this is DH Masters! If there would be no pandemic, these teams wouldn't even get to DH Open! It is so funny and sad at the same time.
2020-11-11 23:38
2 replies
United States Bhu_Tang
triumph qualified for DH Open Atlanta over Complexity (even though they had grim at the time)
2020-11-12 00:16
1 reply
Not saying upsets are not happening :-) Credit to them for qualifying to DH Open, now they went straight to Masters and are probably like TOP 2-3 in that tournament.
2020-11-12 00:24
asap | 
Slovakia xaboff
depends on what Tier 2 is... cuz if T2 is like outside of top10(nip, col, mouz), then even Furia and EG can barely compete with them
2020-11-11 23:42
2 replies
Tier 2 is teams not in EPL
2020-11-12 00:50
tier 2 is top 20-top 50
2020-11-12 02:35
Cs na tip
2020-11-11 23:36
Decent invites. God Keiti will rek em all.
2020-11-11 23:37
cs NA big lul
2020-11-11 23:37
Europe WhatOta
This is what we like to see, an opportunity for these teams!! Matches are more interesting, NA CS started to be like Oceania or Asia always the same teams playing against each other...
2020-11-11 23:38
Please return to LAN events,
2020-11-11 23:38
Nice t5 tournament
2020-11-11 23:42
Hungary Pitsa31
Just stop making these pointless Na events
2020-11-11 23:43
Lmao, New England Whalers top1 NA soon
2020-11-11 23:47
Masters event with one team barely in the top 20, two more barely in the top 30 and the rest not even worth mentioning, RIP NA scene
2020-11-12 00:02
Omg lol
2020-11-12 00:02
2020-11-12 00:05
shox | 
Brazil bernog
my god NA CS is really dying
2020-11-12 00:13
ez for Mythic
2020-11-12 00:29
ez for teamone
2020-11-12 00:41
holy shit actually a tier 3 event. Guys my scene nooo :((( don't move to europe
2020-11-12 01:22
5 replies
it's for the better liquid eg furia mibr cant rot with these shit teams
2020-11-12 02:08
4 replies
You are right actually, Tier 1 NA teams can't have good practice besides each other if they stay in NA
2020-11-12 03:21
3 replies
just look at how good mibr got with some practice in eu and some motivation, coming from sa on loans without fancy 20k salaries and surprising everyone by almost beating astralis and g2 while beating furia these lower tier na teams are just paycheck hunters and have no motivation. chaos maybe with leaf and xeppaa and -marke +junior/osee but im sure chaos players get paid handsomely
2020-11-12 03:27
2 replies
I always thought those tier 2-3 na teams get payed average salary. Are you sure they get good money?
2020-11-12 03:30
1 reply
chaos definitely does, not sure about the rest. but na scene is also known for being lazy as fuck, especially if they aren't being paid super well. even tenz who got a nice c9 salary had issues with the team and had motivation issues. that says enough about the rest of na. in general though it seems na pays better than eu despite eu being much more competitive in comparison while i dont like the br fanbase generally, their players are much more passionate than their na counterparts and came up from nothing. lg had to get donations just to make it to international events lmao
2020-11-12 03:33
Brazil parrud0www
WTF!! Look these teams
2020-11-12 01:32
terrible teams
2020-11-12 02:01
Argentina WaSTe_D
Chaos has to win this
2020-11-12 02:04
EU having 150k prize pool NA having 70k prize pool Should be like 180k/40k with these teams.
2020-11-12 02:05
70k on offer for this LMAO
2020-11-12 02:05
Brazil drydden
Finally a tournament win for Team One
2020-11-12 02:18
Thank god we can actually see liquid and eg some more vs EU teams. (I know we saw EG but that was only 2 matches)
2020-11-12 02:31
Hungary szia
3 of their invites are teams that failed in the qualifier, holy hell, what a lousy event
2020-11-12 03:31
actually tier 7 wtf
2020-11-12 04:11
give the rugratz core a year and they will be a very legit team
2020-11-12 05:11
NA CS dead
2020-11-12 05:15
so ez for team oNe
2020-11-12 05:25
Sad to see NA cs dying
2020-11-12 06:51
Poland Mratu
2020-11-12 08:45
2020-11-12 09:15
na cs actually dead, it's not even a joke anymore at this point
2020-11-12 10:01
Georgia Megobari
Looks like a closed qualifier xD
2020-11-12 10:04
RpK | 
France pol44r
higher ranked team is chaos at 19th place and then lowest is 70 really nice
2020-11-12 10:14
Australia Caveman_
What the hell happened to all the other teams? This is literally just an ESEA Tournament in NA
2020-11-12 10:31
Poland sosiad
What is this
2020-11-12 10:31
dang mythic always plays in tourney now
2020-11-12 11:28
Germany Querdenker
The teams LMAO
2020-11-12 13:03
alex | 
Poland SebL
Should be really ez for Chaos.
2020-11-12 13:23
Lol tier 10 teams
2020-11-12 13:24
Brazil tdsgg
2020-11-12 13:25
Wtf why not invite mibr to get milliona of viewers
2020-11-12 20:15
tier 2 lul
2020-11-12 21:22
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