forZe, HellRaisers qualify for DreamHack Open January Europe

The participants' list for the $70,000 main event has been finalised following the conclusion of the closed qualifier.

forZe and HellRaisers, the two invited teams in the closed qualifier, came out on top of the double-elimination bracket over Polish duo Anonymo and StylDunow.

forZe fielded Volodymyr "⁠Woro2k⁠" Veletniuk and Eugene "⁠Aunkere⁠" Karyat as stand-ins in place of Bogdan "⁠xsepower⁠" Chernikov and Dmitriy "⁠facecrack⁠" Alekseyev, who both missed the qualifier for personal reasons. The Russian squad fought through the upper bracket without dropping a single map, achieving 2-0 victories over Anonymo and HellRaisers despite being pushed to overtime in both series.

The consolidation final saw HellRaisers take on StylDunow in a rematch of their upper bracket encounter. The series went the same way, though, as Nikolaj "⁠kalinka⁠" Rysakov's troops earned another 2-1 victory over Paweł "⁠byali⁠" Bieliński's Polish mix on the same maps.

forZe qualified with two stand-ins, Woro2k and Aunkere

forZe and HellRaisers join Sprout as the final qualified sides for the main event, with the German team defeating BIG in the ESL Meisterschaft grand final to secure their spot. However, Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz's squad later received a direct invitation to the tournament through the ESL World Ranking.

DreamHack Open January Europe is set to take place from January 27-31 and feature a $70,000 prize pool. The eight participants for the online event can be found below:

Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1608
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Lithuania Nikolaj 'kalinka' Rysakov
Nikolaj 'kalinka' Rysakov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
723
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1713
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Ukraine Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
41
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1528
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
964
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
Russia Eugene 'Aunkere' Karyat
Eugene 'Aunkere' Karyat
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
211
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
VERY NICE BUT BIG WILL WIN
2021-01-23 21:24
4 replies
very curious to see Spirit with degster!
2021-01-23 21:25
1 reply
free tournament for Gambit
2021-01-24 05:25
#14
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Japan Yuukek
Nt Gambit is unstoppable against tier-2 teams
2021-01-23 21:33
1 reply
Too bad most of these are t3 teams
2021-01-23 21:59
SINNERS SHOULD BE HERE WTF
2021-01-23 21:24
4 replies
#9
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Slovakia xaboff
+1
2021-01-23 21:27
shock had 300ping during qualification, so they played 5v4 :(
2021-01-23 22:01
2 replies
#29
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United Kingdom novaseer
shit, MM simulator
2021-01-23 22:18
ik ik i watched that game almost comeback at he end :)
2021-01-23 22:27
#3
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Poland Hanse
SadFrog.png
2021-01-23 21:25
ez4ana
2021-01-23 21:25
congrats
2021-01-23 21:25
#6
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Slovakia xaboff
Both undeserved, but HR much more undeserved
2021-01-23 21:27
f anonymo
2021-01-23 21:26
#10
Lack1 | 
Russia bult0
ez4spirit
2021-01-23 21:27
#11
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Slovakia xaboff
ForZe carried by stand-in lmao
2021-01-23 21:28
4 replies
#13
Dosia | 
Poland iOFF
+1 they will be destroyed in group stage
2021-01-23 21:32
3 replies
#20
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Russia Kurok4
They got carried only in 1st match
2021-01-23 21:44
2 replies
#24
Dosia | 
Poland iOFF
they still will get f***** xd
2021-01-23 22:00
1 reply
#42
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Denmark ghostan11
Literally everything checks out
2021-01-24 06:39
#12
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Poland Amirek
rip poland
2021-01-23 21:30
#15
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Greece RedWinter
HR will get ripped apart by Gambit
2021-01-23 21:36
FINALLY HR QUALIFY SOMEWHERE
2021-01-23 21:39
go go HR!!!
2021-01-23 21:39
#18
JD | 
Poland xVKRx
Sadge
2021-01-23 21:40
#19
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
Hahaahhaaha polish scene
2021-01-23 21:44
2 replies
#31
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Poland RulikSon
Switzerland doesn't even have a team which would represent you ;)
2021-01-23 22:22
1 reply
#40
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
hahahahahahaha polish scene
2021-01-24 00:57
Polish scene giving poles false hope =[
2021-01-23 21:48
#23
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World Notb8ing
sad to see these polish bots somehow made it here just to lose low teams
2021-01-23 21:59
#27
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Brazil hugoooo
Too much Russia
2021-01-23 22:02
#28
Bymas | 
Lithuania a2kas
Hr will take it
2021-01-23 22:15
who cares? tier 3 event
2021-01-23 22:21
#32
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Hungary szia
Go Germans! also, hurry the fuck up and announce signing ex godsent fpx
2021-01-23 22:24
"klątwa taza"
2021-01-23 22:27
#35
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Ukraine z3m4
Ez 4 Cis
2021-01-23 23:06
#36
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
TaZ pls sell mercedes :((
2021-01-23 23:10
#37
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
Nice, 4 teams.
2021-01-23 23:12
HR = EU lol
2021-01-23 23:12
nice
2021-01-23 23:32
maybe after this tournament we`ll see new roster from cis
2021-01-24 08:57
#44
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Sweden SavageSven
FPX should have signed former Chaos roster
2021-01-24 09:07
#45
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Poland SebL
forZe is showing a little bit of life left in them, the core of FL1T, xsepower and Jerry could build a TOP 15 team together. HellRaisers is showing some potential, with small changes they could be a TOP 30 team.
2021-01-24 11:39
Gambit will win
2021-01-24 13:47
#47
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Portugal MCDOUG
These qualifiers were ridiculous.
2021-01-24 16:07
GL to all teams, interesting event
2021-01-25 02:00
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