DreamHack Masters Spring closed qualifier invites announced

The tournament organiser has revealed the invited teams for the qualifiers in Europe and North America.

Four European teams and two North American sides have received invitations to the regional closed qualifiers for DreamHack Masters Spring, scheduled for March 6-7. Both tournaments will feature double-elimination, best-of-three brackets to determine four of the 16 teams that will be taking part in the $250,000 main event.

Heroic, Complexity, Cloud9 and OG have been invited to the European closed qualifier, in which they will be joined by the four sides that survive the extensive open bracket, which is already underway and features teams like fnatic, Sprout and MIBR.

Complexity (world No.11) are the highest-ranked team in attendance

The tournament could mark the debut of Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen for OG, who are locked in talks with Heroic over the 22-year-old rifler as they look to replace Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt. The Danish team will be making their first appearance with Rasmus "⁠sjuush⁠" Beck and Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali after signing the pair from MAD Lions last week.

With three spots on the line, the European closed qualifier will feature the following teams:

Denmark Heroic
Europe Complexity
Europe Open qualifier
Europe Open qualifier
Europe Cloud9
Europe OG
Europe Open qualifier
Europe Open qualifier

In North America, Bad News Bears and Extra Salt will take on two participants from the region's open qualifier for a spot in the main event. The team list for the tournament looks as follows:

United States Bad News Bears
North America Open qualifier
North America Extra Salt
North America Open qualifier
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1919
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Rasmus 'sjuush' Beck
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
767
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1080
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
ok
2021-03-04 18:58
1 reply
#8
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United States ShawnM
lets go complexity and bad news bears! really hope we get to see jonji and the boys vs EU
2021-03-04 19:00
Ez 4 col
2021-03-04 18:58
#3
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Portugal blaksmil
where is saw?
2021-03-04 18:58
4 replies
#10
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Brazil rehbobina
losing to Nemiga :(
2021-03-04 19:02
2 replies
why you bully me((
2021-03-04 19:24
1 reply
lmao
2021-03-04 19:52
They are playing on open qualifier, go check their games
2021-03-04 20:01
Nice
2021-03-04 18:58
ok
2021-03-04 18:59
rip nbk
2021-03-04 18:59
lul c9
2021-03-04 19:00
#9
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Europe YankeeM
Finally, a tournament where C9 can go out of groups possibly.
2021-03-04 19:00
2 replies
#31
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Poland poyar
Wast spot in cquals IMO :(
2021-03-04 20:59
Got rid of woxic, it’s their fault they’re bad.
2021-03-05 00:12
#11
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Canada Juicemoose
Nice, I thought bad news bears had to go through the open qualifier
2021-03-04 19:02
C9 INVITED? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA NOT EVEN TOP20
2021-03-04 19:03
4 replies
They are 20th in rankings, dude. You are fake news.
2021-03-04 19:05
3 replies
#32
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Poland poyar
They are top20 only coz They get free invites to every tournament. Basicly free points for tier4 team. Most overreated lineup in whole top30 history... Zero results behind that standing
2021-03-04 21:06
2 replies
There's not exactly any teams below them that deserve to be top 20 either.
2021-03-04 21:12
1 reply
Nvm
2021-03-05 06:13
why they invite c9 XDD there are much better teams than overhyped9
2021-03-04 19:03
OG and C9 invited while fnatic is in the open qualy, congratz lel
2021-03-04 19:04
5 replies
+999
2021-03-04 19:05
#20
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Slovakia xaboff
its based on esl rankings, but fnatic have been looking terrible lately
2021-03-04 19:24
#21
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Finland OGx
Wdym fnatic has been as dog shit as OG & C9 but even more
2021-03-04 19:26
2 replies
#37
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb
natic reached summit finals and flashpoint semis. og is decent but what does c9 ever did
2021-03-04 21:36
1 reply
#39
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Finland OGx
Srsly fnatic has been shit lately but i agree with Clown9 they are just wasting tourney spots
2021-03-04 22:48
Jesus Christ NA looks dead. Aw well... LETS GO NA!!
2021-03-04 19:06
money talks folks
2021-03-04 19:11
#22
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Croatia nAmeless69
fnatic playing open bracket lmao
2021-03-04 19:27
CLOUD9 dont deserve the invite
2021-03-04 19:31
invited CLOWN9 but not fnatic xddd
2021-03-04 19:38
#25
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Poland SebL
Heroic, Cloud9 and OG make it through in EU. BND make it through in NA.
2021-03-04 19:47
og so bad,1 year together 0 results and on iem lose 2 times 0-2 ,nice invites
2021-03-04 19:50
fnatic in open but clown9 and 0g in closed ok dreamhack
2021-03-04 19:56
#30
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United States B0b3rT
Hopefully high coast makes it in na
2021-03-04 20:50
So 12 teams recieve direct invites and Heroic & coL aren't included as they are ranked 13 & 14 by ESL. This means all teams ranked above will recieve invites, should be stacked.
2021-03-04 21:22
#35
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Poland poyar
Lul mibr... PullingHoneyFromTheHraloop 2 stron 😁
2021-03-04 21:29
The open qualifier NA spots are probably going to be PaiN and Triumph or PaiN and Rebirth
2021-03-04 21:33
Why Extra Salt have a american flag? They are international.
2021-03-04 21:45
Clown9 and Heroic LOL so easy for coL
2021-03-05 01:05
> Bad New Bears tier 515262 event nice
2021-03-05 02:19
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