DreamHack Masters Winter Europe playoff bracket drawn
The playoff matchups have been decided ahead of the final games of the group stage, with underdogs Gambit confirmed to have a tough task ahead.
Heroic, mousesports, Gambit, and FURIA are the first four teams confirmed for the eight-team, single-elimination playoffs of DreamHack Masters Winter Europe. With the tournament coming down to just twelve teams, the bracket for the playoffs has been decided.
The aforementioned squads, which made it through the group stage with back-to-back victories, won't face each other in the opening matches, as their opponents will come from the lower bracket squads.
Fighting for the playoffs are G2 and Astralis, with Gambit set to face the winner of that matchup. Heroic looks to have an easier task, taking on the winner of GODSENT - North, while Chris "chrisJ" de Jong will play against his former teammate Özgür "woxic" Eker if Cloud9 manage to take down Spirit. Finally, FURIA will lock horns with either Complexity or FaZe for a spot in the semis.
The quarter-final matches will kick off on Friday, December 4, and culminate with a BO5 grand final on Sunday, December 6, when the winner of the $150,000 tournament will be decided.
The DreamHack Masters Winter Europe playoff bracket is as follows: