DreamHack Masters Winter groups revealed

The Swedish tournament organizer has announced the groups and first match-ups in the four regional DreamHack Masters Winter events.

The 32 teams competing at DreamHack Masters Winter—16 in Europe, eight in North America and four in both Asia and Oceania—, have all been placed in their respective groups, and their first match-ups have been revealed.

The four tournaments, taking place between November 30 and December 6, will have a total $250,000 on the line, with Europe taking the lion's share with $150,000, North America getting $70,000 and $30,000 split evenly for Asia and Oceania.

cadiaN will face his former teammate Snappi in Heroic's opener vs. c0ntact

The top two Danish sides, Heroic and Astralis, will headline the groups in Europe, where there will be notable competition from the likes of Complexity, FaZe or G2, among others, including the visiting North American teams Evil Geniuses, Liquid and FURIA.

The two teams that made it through the qualifiers, Gambit and c0ntact, have been placed into Group A, and will play their opening matches against Evil Geniuses and Heroic, respectively.

The initial double-elimination stage will see the top two teams in the upper and lower brackets from each group go through, ahead of a single elimination playoff, which will start in the quarter-finals and end in a best-of-five grand final.

The first match-ups are:

Group A

Denmark Heroic vs. Europe c0ntact
Europe FaZe vs. Russia Spirit
Europe Complexity vs. Finland ENCE
United States Evil Geniuses vs. Russia Gambit

Group B

Denmark Astralis vs. Europe GODSENT
United States Liquid vs. Europe mousesports
Europe G2 vs. Germany Sprout
Brazil FURIA vs. Denmark North

North America will follow the same schedule and format as Europe but with a reduced number of teams, four in each group. The top two in each group will then move on to the playoff stage, which will start in the semi-finals.

The groups are wide open for the second line of teams in North America to shine, as No. 19-ranked Chaos and No. 24-ranked TeamOne are among the favorites as the regional powerhouses will be playing in the tournament's European division.

The two Brazilian-majority squads in contention, TeamOne and Yeah, have not only been placed in the same group, but will face off in their opening match, while New England Whalers and Mythic will be on the other side of the bracket.

The opening matches in North America are:

Group A

United States Chaos vs. North America Rugratz
United States Triumph vs. United States Rebirth

Group B

Brazil TeamOne vs. Brazil Yeah
United States New England Whalers vs. United States Mythic

The two smallest tournaments of the four, the Asia and Oceania divisions, will run on a shorter schedule, from December 01-06, as double-elimination brackets with all matches being played to the best of three maps except the best-of-five grand finals.

In Asia, ViCi will try to repeat the feat of defeating TYLOO, which they did at the PAL Fall RMR tournament to break a 13-match losing streak against their regional rivals, breaking YuLun "⁠Summer⁠" Cai and company's iron grip on the region.

Much like TYLOO in Asia, Renegades are the dominant force in Oceania, although unlike the Chinese team, Christopher "⁠dexter⁠" Nong's men have yet to lose a single event in their region since the beginning of the online era.

The first match-ups in Asia and Oceania are:

Asia

China TYLOO vs. Mongolia TIGER
China ViCi vs. China Invictus

Oceania

Australia Renegades vs. Australia Rooster
Australia ORDER vs. Oceania AVANT

Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
750
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
China YuLun 'Summer' Cai
YuLun 'Summer' Cai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1121
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
online cs omg
2020-11-19 14:24
6 replies
who cars, BIG will win anyway!
2020-11-19 14:26
4 replies
fnatic doing so bad in this era :feelsBadMan:
2020-11-19 14:27
#15
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Poland Mickol
who?
2020-11-19 14:33
Where is BUG?
2020-11-19 15:16
#67
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Germany Bier
How so? Sprout is going to win this 1
2020-11-19 17:50
ez for Gambit vs NA noobs lol
2020-11-19 16:06
online cs omg
2020-11-19 14:25
1 reply
another Astralis Heroic grand final
2020-11-19 14:44
finally, some even groups
2020-11-19 14:25
women are so beautiful
2020-11-19 14:26
2 replies
#21
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United States 1nsaneMe
+1
2020-11-19 14:44
Thank you
2020-11-19 16:30
EZ4BIG
2020-11-19 14:26
1 reply
+1
2020-11-19 15:01
finally Navi and Vita can rest now
2020-11-19 14:26
3 replies
Finally navi can rest after those grueling not-playoffs when they lost in groupstage
2020-11-19 14:48
2 replies
well, esl pro league final was really painful for them
2020-11-19 14:50
#50
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Europe mAngOnice
isnt last time navi didnt make playoffs was cologne?
2020-11-19 15:33
Online event so nobody cars DreamHack:Sweden?What is Sweden?LAN?!NO!We should secure cOVERRATEDronavirus pandemic!!!!
2020-11-19 14:26
No NiP :(
2020-11-19 14:26
2 replies
#61
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Latvia YungPan666
why would they play in this trash?
2020-11-19 17:05
1 reply
So i can watch more matches
2020-11-19 17:37
#11
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Europe Steamy_Boi
EG vs Gambit is a very interesting matchup. Will be fun to watch mens))
2020-11-19 14:28
online cs omg
2020-11-19 14:29
Online ca omg
2020-11-19 14:30
lmao why is Ence invited?
2020-11-19 14:31
10 replies
mad cause OG not invited?
2020-11-19 14:35
3 replies
OG is playing in flashpoint lmao they didnt want to play in this tournaument
2020-11-19 17:04
2 replies
They will lose againts geng and then they would have time to attend t1 tournament
2020-11-19 22:35
1 reply
nt ile fan :P
2020-11-20 15:16
for fun
2020-11-19 14:39
#22
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United States 1nsaneMe
Flag doesnt check out
2020-11-19 14:44
1 reply
#43
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Flair does.
2020-11-19 15:01
#68
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Finland Pitsa31
Imagine being mad to complitly different Ence still. Even aleksi said that he isnt even bad and dont care really about Ence since the team is basically different
2020-11-19 17:55
2 replies
lmao why is Ence invited?
2020-11-19 20:05
1 reply
#76
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Finland Pitsa31
'Cuz it brings finnish audience which is rich and big finnish companies that buy prodcasting rights Maybe use your brain
2020-11-19 20:19
#17
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Brazil setsz
ez 4 furia
2020-11-19 14:36
#19
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Poland Spanksss
asia and oceania looking better than NA XD
2020-11-19 14:42
Nice should be fun
2020-11-19 14:43
#23
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United States 1nsaneMe
Group B is stacked. Damn
2020-11-19 14:44
why no big clan in here? what did i miss?
2020-11-19 14:45
1 reply
flashpoint 2
2020-11-19 14:47
Group A is total ass... how can you have Astralis, G2 and Liquid in one group then Faze, Spirit, Contact, Ence, Gambit in another LOL
2020-11-19 14:48
3 replies
Liquid<<<ence contact gambit faze spirit
2020-11-19 14:50
2 replies
nt
2020-11-19 14:50
+1
2020-11-19 15:02
#29
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Serbia LtN))
no NaVi, no BIG, no t1 tour
2020-11-19 14:49
no mibr wtf
2020-11-19 14:50
only 3 t1 teams lol
2020-11-19 14:50
nice
2020-11-19 14:50
Where NaVi, wtf ?
2020-11-19 14:54
3 replies
NaVi would destroy all these teams. DreamHack making sure other teams can win something as well.
2020-11-19 14:56
2 replies
sam2k is that u ?
2020-11-19 14:57
1 reply
Yes its him
2020-11-19 17:08
Irrelevant tier 2 event
2020-11-19 14:55
#40
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Poland SebL
Astralis wins in EU. Chaos wins in NA. Renegades wins in Oceania. TYLOO wins in Asia. That's my prediction.
2020-11-19 14:58
#41
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Portugal BraZGod
ak 47's mac-11 glocks and 9's i got murder on my mind
2020-11-19 14:59
hypee
2020-11-19 14:59
No top 1 team = irrevelant event
2020-11-19 15:08
2 replies
G2-0 gonna win this tournament
2020-11-19 18:28
1 reply
Yup because Vitality = top 1 So g2 is top 2
2020-11-20 02:08
Another fake blast series to let Astralis win the tournament. Where are top4 and top5 teams big and na’vi?
2020-11-19 15:10
liquid vs astralis hype
2020-11-19 15:25
Astralis Liquid PogU
2020-11-19 15:34
#53
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Brazil 3nzow
WHY BRAZILIANS ALWAYS FALL IN THE SAME GROUP ???? STOP BRAZILFOBIA!
2020-11-19 16:16
2 replies
it's getting ridiculous what they do with the Brazilian teams. The whole year like that
2020-11-19 16:23
1 reply
Maybe because they want to give br cs a chance on big stage as br can win only against them
2020-11-19 18:28
lets go chaos and avant woooo
2020-11-19 16:25
#57
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Russia Rapu
wtf so ez group for Spirit and Gambit :)
2020-11-19 16:38
1 reply
#78
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Europe toxagen
Not ez but pretty possible
2020-11-20 00:06
#58
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Netherlands Sem0733
What a fucking joke this is.
2020-11-19 16:45
#59
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Sweden RSKcsgo
no nip or fnatic in swedish event nice men
2020-11-19 16:46
1 reply
Swedish cs bad cs
2020-11-19 18:26
imagine inviting n♿rth and sprout but not inviting nip,fnatic or mibr edit:even ence lmfao
2020-11-19 17:26
2 replies
mibr lul
2020-11-19 17:42
1 reply
mibr rn is playing very well and have a great fanbase so i don't see why they shouldn't invite them
2020-11-19 17:43
#69
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United States B0b3rT
Go whalers baby
2020-11-19 18:08
#70
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Denmark twinseN
Lol group A so weak
2020-11-19 18:19
Sorry dycha and snatchie but better gonna win G2-0 We are the army We are the G2 Army
2020-11-19 18:26
NO OG BUT ENCE HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2020-11-21 21:59
1 reply
Og is playing flashpoint
2020-11-23 07:50
no one cars about trashhack
2020-11-23 07:57
This will be a boring event. ENCE will steamroll through all these trash teams.
2020-11-23 08:06
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