DreamHack Open March team list finalised

Extra Salt and RBG topped the North American closed qualifier while 9z and Havan Liberty emerged victorious from the South American bracket.

The closed qualifiers for DreamHack Open March have concluded, seeing two teams advance to the main event from each region.

Extra Salt were the first to secure their berth from North America, going undefeated through the upper bracket in their debut tournament with Edgar "⁠MarKE⁠" Maldonado. Meanwhile, RBG were able to redeem themselves after being cast down to the lower bracket by Extra Salt, fighting past Recon 5 in the consolidation final to secure the final spot in the $70,000 event.

oSee averaged a 1.57 rating over six maps to help Extra Salt qualify

The four-team South America closed qualifier bracket saw both of the invited sides prevail, with 9z dropping only one map as they eased through the upper bracket. The second spot went the way of Havan Liberty as they rallied back from an opening round loss, sweeping Paquetá in a rematch to ensure their berth in the main event.

Both tournaments are set to play out from March 10-14, with the North American event notably seeing Liquid make their first appearance in a North American tournament since their elimination from IEM Beijing-Haidian in November.

The eight teams set to compete in DreamHack Open March North America are:

While the teams for the South America tournament are as follows:

Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
661
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
#1
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Finland Cucumber))
Liquid won't win
2021-02-28 05:12
14 replies
lol i hope they win, i hate to see people talking shit about them
2021-02-28 05:15
4 replies
#9
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Finland Cucumber))
i mean i'm just saying they won't win :P
2021-02-28 05:15
3 replies
I have the same feeling sadly, hope they prove me wrong
2021-02-28 05:19
2 replies
#30
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United States Evotion_
i hope g2 win pro league
2021-02-28 06:56
1 reply
its real if G2 kick PennyS
2021-02-28 11:22
Hopefully they will but look oSee stats, dude this guy is monster
2021-02-28 11:54
#58
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United States NICK788
Lol imagine talking crap about a top 5 team when u support Finnish csgo
2021-02-28 16:51
4 replies
#59
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Finland Cucumber))
cya in after the event :)
2021-02-28 16:51
#60
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Finland 5way
talking crap? he just that they wont win
2021-02-28 17:03
why shouldn't you support your local scene? NA brain
2021-02-28 18:21
#66
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Finland Cucumber))
So what did i tell ya
2021-03-14 15:37
1 reply
#63
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Finland Cucumber))
ffs
2021-03-07 16:00
go 9z
2021-02-28 05:13
#4
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United States bobbyfelps
What is EG doing? I thought they also were leaving europe?
2021-02-28 05:13
4 replies
#5
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Finland Cucumber))
EG playing EPL?
2021-02-28 05:15
3 replies
#11
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United States bobbyfelps
Just checked and so is liquid... I think liquid will miss this event and stay in EU
2021-02-28 05:15
2 replies
#14
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Finland Cucumber))
I mean maybe they know the groups in advance and Liquid knows they have time so maybe the players just wanted to go back home for a little while and play this tournament
2021-02-28 05:18
1 reply
#15
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United States bobbyfelps
Netherlands has weird covid laws so I dont think it is worth it to leave and come back for just a week
2021-02-28 05:19
Liquid back to stat-padding lol
2021-02-28 05:15
#8
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Asia Blitzer
brothers, how is liquid going to attend this with esl upcoming (mar 8th) as well? hltv.org/team/5973/liquid#tab-eventsBox
2021-02-28 05:15
2 replies
#22
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India FosFate
ESL is played on Weekly Groups basis. So I think Liquid will get 3rd Week group in EPL (last week of March). I still don't get why they'd leave to NA for couple weeks though. Doesn't that increase chances of fatigue and stuff?
2021-02-28 05:43
1 reply
#24
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Asia Blitzer
makes sense indeed and with covid and shit there would be no need to risk but who am i lol
2021-02-28 05:47
#10
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United States Cazoz
Extra Salt will either lose first round or 2-0 liquid
2021-02-28 05:15
Interesting, i wonder who will win, maybe not liquid?
2021-02-28 05:16
#13
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Russia Kalacia
liquid vs tier 5 kekw
2021-02-28 05:16
#16
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United States B0b3rT
High coast to win it all
2021-02-28 05:19
I wanna see how exit will perform vs NA
2021-02-28 05:23
2 replies
#19
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United States Bhu_Tang
you wont tho he plays in the SA division
2021-02-28 05:41
1 reply
oops, I thought the 4 SA teams had qualified for the event in NA. I didn't read the article xD sad
2021-02-28 05:43
>2 south Africa >1 Mexico >1 USA >1 CA >USA/CA mix flag ??????????
2021-02-28 05:42
2 replies
#25
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United States Bhu_Tang
the USA/CA just means North America and 3/5 are north americans
2021-02-28 05:53
yeah, im confused. -marke cus steamsnipe + mango = ez win
2021-02-28 13:09
wtf bois what are you doing at 5:44 am here. you cant sleep?
2021-02-28 05:45
No way liquid is playing this event, surely they'll bail due to being in EU atm
2021-02-28 05:54
why tf DreamHack host this for some no name NA players when there are better teams in EU is this really that beneficial?? maybe matchfixing or what i cant imagine other reasons
2021-02-28 06:27
#28
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Brazil Anarchybr
Fallen said a few days ago on his Instagram that they are going back to the US for some quick time because they’re away from home for too many days now. I’m betting they’ll play this tournament
2021-02-28 06:44
#29
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United States Makzwell
EZ 4 RBG
2021-02-28 06:48
Where DreamHack Open March 2021 EU? wtf
2021-02-28 07:17
3 replies
#32
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Kazakhstan Ayashoff
1 bruh they give dreamhack to tier4 country and forgot about tier2/3 eu teams
2021-02-28 07:42
1 reply
always enjoyed watching tier 2/3 tournaments with conditional Sprout, dignitas, Sinners and others. It's always easy to predict the winner (imho)
2021-02-28 08:01
#33
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Kazakhstan Ayashoff
zato v eu/cis est` throw sweet throw/lootbet tournaments like NA dreamhack LUL
2021-02-28 07:44
finally liquid win something
2021-02-28 09:07
2 replies
Are you sure?
2021-02-28 09:49
1 reply
Liquid going back home for some rest, do they actually care about this tournament? Will be some nice upset material
2021-02-28 09:47
wow tournament with one top team. hmmm I wonder who will win
2021-02-28 09:54
So liquid isn’t in group a confirmed?
2021-02-28 10:15
is there a mistake in the article or is lulquid back to playing tier 3 na where they belong?
2021-02-28 10:28
2 replies
They have a new IGL, its a good thing to go to such events like this one to practice as a team and try something new
2021-02-28 10:56
1 reply
will probably be more of a flex of aim with elige/naf/grim smurfing
2021-02-28 11:15
Tier 10 teams
2021-02-28 11:28
i`ll rather watch some fpl than this...
2021-02-28 11:51
#53
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Poland SebL
Extra Salt wins in NA. Sharks wins in SA. That's my prediction.
2021-02-28 12:19
EU?
2021-02-28 13:06
How liquid will play esl pro league tho
2021-02-28 13:08
well
2021-02-28 13:23
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