Cloud9 replace EG in DreamHack Masters Winter

The 'Colossus' received a last-minute invitation following the North American team's withdrawal.

Cloud9 will take Evil Geniuses' spot in DreamHack Masters Winter's European division, the tournament organiser announced on Monday. The decision was made after the North American team were forced to put their travel plans on hold due to "Covid-19 related restrictions".

Evil Geniuses had announced earlier on Monday that they would skip this week's BLAST Premier Fall Showdown, in which their spot will be filled by Heroic. This makes the IEM Global Challenge, which will be held between December 15 and 20, the only tournament that Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz's side will play until the end of the year.

Cloud9 will face Gambit in the first round

Cloud9 will replace EG in the Group A bracket, taking on Gambit in the first round of the double-elimination group stage. Prior to this tournament, the European team will play the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown, in which they will be seeking redemption following a group stage exit in Flashpoint 2.

DreamHack Masters Winter's European division will be held online from November 30 through to December 6, with $150,000 on offer. The updated groups for the tournament can be found below:

The opening match-ups are the following:

Group A

Denmark Heroic vs. Europe c0ntact
Europe FaZe vs. Russia Spirit
Europe Complexity vs. Finland ENCE
Europe Cloud9 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

Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
EG will disband cya in valorant
2020-11-23 21:00
4 replies
Clown9 disband when?
2020-11-23 21:31
3 replies
2020-11-23 23:26
2 replies
Not gonna lie, Gambit is pretty fkin good right now, so this will be a tough match, but I believe! No chance they beat Complexity though :P
2020-11-23 23:28
1 reply
Ye, gambit are no slouch and will be a tough team to beat (not just for C9)
2020-11-24 01:07
2020-11-23 21:01
United States xiquo
2020-11-23 21:01
2020-11-23 21:01
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Romania Laskof
ez for 6 mil team
2020-11-23 21:01
1 reply
2020-11-23 22:45
I feel like this is probably going to be this C9 lineups Make-or-Break tournament if they don't place well at BLAST. I guess it's slightly unreasonable to expect a brand new team to become good in less than a month but anything less than honestly doesn't justify how HenryG has talked the team up and the money C9 has spent on them
2020-11-23 21:12
17 replies
Finland H0rnPub
Nip will crush them 2-0
2020-11-23 21:11
Brazil urm@m
what an idiot statement LOL lets dash a 6m team away after 2 bad results in 2 months because their price tag was high.
2020-11-23 21:15
10 replies
I'm obviously not saying they should disband
2020-11-23 21:16
9 replies
Well then what are you saying will happen if they fail at blast?
2020-11-23 21:39
2 replies
Ride out their contracts playing t2 cs :()
2020-11-23 22:10
A roster change?
2020-11-24 06:36
Brazil urm@m
make or break is basically disband or stay.
2020-11-23 21:57
5 replies
+1, what else should happen at break?
2020-11-23 23:35
3 replies
Probably a roster change since I was talking about this exact 5 player lineup
2020-11-24 06:39
2 replies
well you would need to have a sizeable amount of brain damage to bench a player you spent a fortune on after just two tourneys
2020-11-24 14:39
1 reply
12k is not a fortune for Cloud9
2020-11-24 14:58
>this C9 lineups Make-or-Break l i n e u p s
2020-11-24 06:37
Brazil Karlogaria
Not yet. Just their second tournament if I'm mow mistaken, but it once again looks like a complete joke of a team, despite the little time together
2020-11-23 21:15
2 replies
It's the third, they start playing Blast tomorrow
2020-11-23 21:17
Brazil Karlogaria
2020-11-23 21:32
Their opening match is against gambit. If they lose that one, I give up on this team.
2020-11-23 23:08
Everyone clowned on Complexity, OG last year, and look at them now. You can't expect a new team to perform as if they're top 5 out of the blue
2020-11-24 01:55
2020-11-23 21:01
1 reply
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2020-11-24 11:31
United Kingdom Ad4mmm_
eg disband inc
2020-11-23 21:02
Finland BlasuS
Why are ENCE and c0ntact here?
2020-11-23 21:02
2 replies
c0ntact qualified. ENCE were invited
2020-11-23 21:02
1 reply
Slovakia xaboff
to add to this, ence were likely invited not because they´re good, but cuz they signed the louvre agreement
2020-11-23 21:07
colossus that didnt win even 1 match nt
2020-11-23 21:03
1 reply
Not even a map lol
2020-11-23 22:31
Germany I_car
Not deserved
2020-11-23 21:03
2 replies
Poland poyar
This is a joke, and a bad one... Team 150+ on HLTV ranking invited to event like this one. Maybe they should at least win one official match first? All others team need to play first 9999 tier 3 tournaments to get any chance to fight in tournament like this one, and C9 get 2nd chance in this month just to be smash. Shame.
2020-11-23 22:24
1 reply
This is because the players have lots of tournament points - So when they are in the same team the points adds up. This is the reason for the invite. You can argue its a stupid way. And I agree.
2020-11-24 17:02
What a bad replacement
2020-11-23 21:04
2020-11-23 21:05
2020-11-23 21:05
Bye EG
2020-11-23 21:06
EG lol
2020-11-23 21:06
North America PhantomX
2020-11-23 21:06
Gambit 2-1
2020-11-23 21:08
2 replies
Gambit 2-0
2020-11-23 21:11
1 reply
Gambit 420-69
2020-11-23 21:13
Poland lazar203
wasted spot
2020-11-23 21:13
1 reply
spotted waste
2020-11-23 21:14
Brazil Karlogaria
The future doesn't look good for EG. One year ago they looked pretty convincing and, now, they are almost irrelevant. Almost as irrelevant as this constantly-changing Clown9, a team we can't even keep up with roster rebuilds.
2020-11-23 21:13
1 reply
flag checks out
2020-11-23 22:03
wasted spot
2020-11-23 21:14
Brazil Vicmar
Why no NiP?
2020-11-23 21:16
Finland Emvi
Wasted spot.
2020-11-23 21:18
EG disband (
2020-11-23 21:19
152 in the rank getting a direct invite . NICE JOKE
2020-11-23 21:20
Instead of inviting nip,fnatic even mad lions...they invite this "hype team"...makes no sense
2020-11-23 21:21
Are they paying for this invite? That must be the only explanation.
2020-11-23 21:22
2 replies
Free invite
2020-11-23 21:23
1 reply
Says you
2020-11-23 21:24
Poland Po_Prostu
UNDESERVED they won 0000000000000 matches they just invited them for viewers
2020-11-23 21:22
Why not Nip or mibr istead of C9?
2020-11-23 21:26
BIG would've been better, guess they were not invited cause of flashpoint
2020-11-23 21:30
replace 13-16th with 13-16th wp
2020-11-23 21:35
NA shuffle inc??
2020-11-23 21:37
Germany NitczkaCS
Really unfair and not deserved. The team hasnt proved anything yet and got invites
2020-11-23 21:43
Sweden axelious
Where's NiP and Fnatic :o
2020-11-23 21:46
1 reply
Finland H0rnPub
I feel Nip got fkd over viewership and fnatic focus on FP2
2020-11-23 22:23
group A vs group B hahah
2020-11-23 21:55
im just sad eg are not coming who cares about clown9 i hope they dont disband fellow eg fans pray withe me
2020-11-23 22:05
2020-11-23 22:06
EZ gambit
2020-11-23 22:10
Poland poyar
It's such an undeserved and at the same time a cheek to all the other teams that have been playing well lately. No matter how you play, but who you play for... Shame. Teams like Endpoint, Saw, Wisla, MadLions would rape that C9 joke.
2020-11-23 22:19
Europe k1otaN
EG Disband Good news
2020-11-23 22:19
African Union mikecool
Covid still being the no.1 killjoy
2020-11-23 22:47
hmm poor EG
2020-11-23 22:56
Wow, are this not too many cs matches for ALEX
2020-11-23 23:08
Canada Btards
waste of money
2020-11-23 23:14
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Switzerland x676
2020-11-23 23:26
Group A final will be complexity or faze vs heroic Group B final will be Astralis vs G2 ez bet for those group.
2020-11-23 23:30
United Kingdom DDoubleE
Lets gooo
2020-11-23 23:30
mir | 
Russia M13F
free win for Gambit))
2020-11-23 23:38
Russia VelsVivard
Sold out for slightly more viewers than usually, it should've been someone else...
2020-11-24 01:06
2020-11-24 01:15
I don't understand how some of these organisations afford such massive contracts. The prize money remains the same but salaries keep on increasing
2020-11-24 02:05
2 replies
I think Sponsors, merchs and player live stream have more % to the team's income rather than tournament prize money since normally orgs only take 10% of the prize money. Explains why faze still operates despite their high profile player signing with subpar achievements.
2020-11-24 03:57
1 reply
But only NA players and few others like s1mple have a big following, right? Sponsors agreed, merchandise - does it bring in that much revenue? I'm just worried these orgs are all going to burn out of cash and csgo bubble is gonna burst :(
2020-11-24 17:10
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Sweden Nappev
Rip sprout XDDDDD
2020-11-24 07:13
Poland SebL
Why Cloud9? There are teams that deserve this spot more. Sad that EG can' t play, they had potential to do some damage in this tournament.
2020-11-24 07:53
What will happen to E.G???? :/ tell me mens im scared now :/
2020-11-24 07:57
Brazil real_bob
Crown9. Let's go steel!
2020-11-24 08:14
Nice group A ahahaha
2020-11-24 11:40
Europe SBC|SG_TS
wasted spot
2020-11-24 11:41
Europe WhatOta
HenryG doing the impossible to get this team into tournaments, such a wasted spot...we already know the result: 15-16th spot for clown9
2020-11-24 12:49
With those investments, Cloud9 have shown that they are here for the long run and for top spots. Should be very attractive to other players, giving them a good chance to build a great roster. Time will tell.
2020-11-28 00:13
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