DreamHack Open March closed qualifier invites revealed

Six teams, four in North America and two in South America, have been invited to the closed qualifiers for the tournaments in the two regions.

DreamHack Open March is taking place on March 11-14 in two regions, North America and South America, with $100,000 split among both tournaments, $70,000 for the former and $30,000 for the latter, as well as ESL Pro Tour points in play.

The North American event will have eight teams, of which six will be invited directly and two will come from the closed qualifier, while the South American tournament will feature four teams, two invited and two coming from qualifiers.

Sonic and JT's Extra Salt will be competing in the closed qualifier

The North American closed qualifier will feature four teams hailing from two different open qualifiers and the four invited teams, which are Extra Salt, Third Impact, Mythic and Secret Club. The qualifier will be a double-elimination best-of-three bracket played on February 25-27, with the top two teams going through.

The North America closed qualifier invites are:

North America Extra Salt
United States Third Impact
North America Open qualifier #1
North America Open qualifier #2
United States Mythic
United States Secret Club
North America Open qualifier #1
North America Open qualifier #2

The two South American teams that have been to invited to the closed qualifier on February 25-26 are the Argentine-Uruguayan-Brazilian team 9z and the Brazilian quintet of Havan Liberty, who will be fighting two teams from the open qualifier in the best-of-three bracket for two spots at the main event.

The South America closed qualifier invites are:

South America 9z
South America Open qualifier #1
Brazil Havan Liberty
South America Open qualifier #2
Canada _penguins
Osee will be farming
2021-02-19 19:27
1 reply
2021-02-19 21:29
Mythic: no Keiti no win
2021-02-19 19:28
2021-02-19 19:29
Bruh how is Extra Salt only in the qualifier? Especially with so many of the best NA teams in Europe, there's no way there's 6 NA teams better than them.
2021-02-19 19:29
6 replies
Slovakia xaboff
I was wondering the same thing
2021-02-19 19:50
Slovakia xaboff
Oh I know why now. According to ESL Rankings, there's 5 better teams in NA: Rebirth, BNB, paiN, Triumph and High Coast. The 6th spot might be reserved for the DH Showdown Champ, such as in DHO EU Decemeber, or for the higher ranked SA teams, that might've moved to NA (O PLANO, Imperial or MIBR)
2021-02-19 20:15
4 replies
only teams that should be getting invited over them would be triumph, high coast and pain even that would be questionable
2021-02-19 21:28
3 replies
Slovakia xaboff
Well that's the joke of (a) ESL World Rankings for you
2021-02-19 21:39
2 replies
United States BGS
But if there is never any sort of structure how will we ever be sure teams have a fair shot of getting in? The rank decay obviously has hurt BnB (as it should) because of the complete roster overhaul but these other teams shouldn't be penalized because of something out of their control. There are times where the top ranked golfer/tennis player would be ranked extremely low because of rank decay/injuries. But it's a part of a needed structure. The thing is that these 2 sports do take into consideration things like this. They know there are outside factors that made their rank drop and are obviously healthy enough to compete. Thus they have spots that are invites for people who qualify due to rank and save some spots for invites due to special circumstances and if there are none the spot/s would go back to the people hoping to get in through an open qualifier. But of course there is a clause in there stating it so it again goes back to structure. Maybe these tournament organizers could do something along these lines as BnB has obviously shown they belong with the invitees.
2021-02-20 02:22
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Slovakia xaboff
I'm pretty sure they will be invited to the main event tho
2021-02-20 09:52
mythic robbing BnB
2021-02-19 19:30
2021-02-19 19:33
NA scene exists?
2021-02-19 19:33
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
NA is t4 but SA is like tier 58
2021-02-19 19:34
Germany Zackst3rz
2021-02-19 19:34
Go 9z
2021-02-19 19:37
2021-02-19 19:41
who cares about tier5 na cs
2021-02-19 19:47
bruh if extra salt are in the closed qualifier who tf will even be in the main event?
2021-02-19 19:49
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Portugal dracø
+1 lol
2021-02-19 20:17
Exxtra salt 100% doesnt deserve be #31 ranked in world, there is so many better teams
2021-02-19 19:50
Where's horny homies for the na region though:(
2021-02-19 19:52
who cars about tier6 na sa cs
2021-02-19 19:53
Brazil uezu
Ez for eva team.trumbeling down
2021-02-19 20:15
no Jony_Boy, not watching
2021-02-19 20:21
who cars eu teams when
2021-02-19 20:23
tier 9999
2021-02-19 20:31
lul na cs
2021-02-19 20:58
SA tournament will be way more interesting than NA
2021-02-19 21:15
Pain ?????????? wtf
2021-02-19 21:26
Where is Rebirth?
2021-02-19 22:26
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