DreamHack Open January dates and qualifiers announced

The tournament will be played online, with a $100,000 prize pool split between Europe and North America.

DreamHack's staple Open tournaments will return in 2021, the organizer has confirmed, with the first event of the year set to take place on January 27-31.

The DreamHack Open January action will be split between two regions and played online, with the European part of the event featuring more teams and a bigger chunk of the prize pool, $70,000.

DreamHack returns with an Open event in January

The event will feature a mixture of invited and qualified teams in both regions. In Europe, eight teams will be in the competition, while half of that will fight for the $30,000 in North America.

For the European side of things, five spots will be decided by the ESL world ranking, two will be reserved for teams that make it through the qualifiers, and the last spot will go to the winner of the German ESL Championship - which would usually award a place at DreamHack Open Leipzig.

With only four teams in North America, two qualified and two invited squads will compete at the event. The North American event will also be played with a different format, a double-elimination BO3 bracket, while the tried-and-tested DreamHack Open format will be used in Europe, with a GSL group stage preceding single-elimination playoffs.

Before the official start of the tournament, open and closed qualifiers will take place, starting on January 20. Dates and signup links are available below:

Open Qualifiers: January 20-21
Closed Qualifiers: January 22-23
Tournament: January 27-31

Sign-up and information: Link

DreamHack Open January is also confirmed as a part of the ESL Pro Tour (EPT) circuit, meaning that teams will be rewarded for their placings with Pro Tour points, helping them qualify for EPT Masters Championship tournaments such as ESL One Cologne.

Very nice.
2020-12-19 12:02
Real nice.
2020-12-19 12:03
Lans pls Thank you
2020-12-19 12:04
5 replies
Sorry my friend but there'll be no LANs in 2021
2020-12-19 12:47
4 replies
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United States Burger_man
i would say at least the next 5 years maybe 2025 looks like it could happen
2020-12-19 13:00
3 replies
5 years? no lans before 2040, trust me
2020-12-19 13:08
2 replies
#26
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Finland JooonsMO
No lans before 2077 is fixed
2020-12-19 16:02
1 reply
You got wrong info - it's 2073.
2020-12-19 17:51
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Turkey elizeN
Nice
2020-12-19 12:04
niceee
2020-12-19 12:05
who cares
2020-12-19 12:08
1 reply
#30
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Portugal TimiKS
who cars*
2020-12-19 18:53
Lan pls
2020-12-19 12:08
2020 is nearly to end why online event Gj dh nobody cars about online
2020-12-19 12:08
2 replies
Because a LAN event isnt possible now, hello??
2020-12-19 17:42
1 reply
Funspark ulti and IEM Kato doesn't agree with that
2020-12-19 17:55
wow another esl/dreamhack event who cares
2020-12-19 12:09
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Albania HLTV_God
EASY FOR DIGNITAS
2020-12-19 12:16
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Germany L1lK1M
RIP NA 4 teams
2020-12-19 12:30
FARM MONEY FOR GAMBIT LULW
2020-12-19 12:50
pls don't invite T3 teams like in November
2020-12-19 13:00
#16
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Latvia YungPan666
EZ4VP
2020-12-19 13:05
1 reply
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Kazakhstan Dosss
+1
2020-12-19 19:05
Nice, If they hire good talent.
2020-12-19 13:27
Nice
2020-12-19 13:38
NA 30K axaxaxa
2020-12-19 13:44
#21
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Portugal PurTu
EZ4sAw
2020-12-19 13:50
too easy for HAVU
2020-12-19 14:01
#23
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Poland SebL
There are some interesting teams in those DH Opens tournaments. I'm looking forward.
2020-12-19 15:54
#24
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Lebanon Dogman69
too many tournaments, stop milking the online era
2020-12-19 15:56
#25
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Russia M13F
ez4Gambit or VP
2020-12-19 15:58
#32
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Hungary szia
Mythic is gonna be invited and win NA because the region is dead
2020-12-19 20:54
Very good prize money and a great start to 2021. I need to finish my essay sooner along with masterpapers.com/ and get ready for the battle. This service always helps me get everything done in the best way and quickly.
2020-12-25 18:46
expected
2020-12-28 17:36
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Russia h0w666
0383dejebj
2021-01-07 01:15
#36
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Russia h0w666
Wtf?
2021-01-07 01:15
#37
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Russia h0w666
+1
2021-01-07 01:15
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