DreamHack Winter viewer's guide

With DreamHack Winter 2012's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament and the on-site BYOC qualifier kicking off tomorrow, here is the viewer's guide for the event.

The BYOC qualifier will be held tomorrow simultaneously with the first two groups, A and B, of the 300,000 SEK (~$45,000) main CS:GO tournament. Fourteen teams have already been invited or qualified, and last two will be determined tomorrow.

As mentioned, groups A and B will be completed tomorrow, while C and D will be played out on Friday. First two quarter-finals will also take place on Friday evening, while the rest of the tournament will wrap up on Saturday.

Thursday, November 22:

Group A

Time Match  
10:00 Sweden NiP vs. Denmark fnatic
10:00 Poland ESC Gaming vs. United Kingdom mousesports
11:00 Sweden NiP vs. United Kingdom mousesports
11:00 Denmark fnatic vs. Poland ESC Gaming
12:00 Sweden NiP vs. Poland ESC Gaming
12:00 United Kingdom mousesports vs. Denmark fnatic

Group B

Time Match  
14:00 Denmark Copenhagen Wolves vs. Brazil ProGaming.TD - SBG
14:00 United States Curse vs. Sweden gosu
15:00 Denmark Copenhagen Wolves vs. Sweden gosu
15:00 Brazil ProGaming.TD - SBG vs. United States Curse
16:00 Denmark Copenhagen Wolves vs. United States Curse
16:00 Sweden gosu vs. Brazil ProGaming.TD - SBG


Friday, November 23:

Group C

Time Match
10:00 France VeryGames vs. Europe BYOC #1
10:00 Denmark 3DMAX vs. Finland Hawks
11:00 France VeryGames vs. Finland Hawks
11:00 Denmark 3DMAX vs. Europe BYOC #1
12:00 France VeryGames vs. Denmark 3DMAX
12:00 Finland Hawks vs. Europe BYOC #1

Group D

Time Match
14:00 Denmark Anexis vs. Europe BYOC #2
14:00 Germany n!faculty vs. United States Dynamic
15:00 Denmark Anexis vs. United States Dynamic
15:00 Europe BYOC #2 vs. Germany n!faculty
16:00 Denmark Anexis vs. Germany n!faculty
16:00 United States Dynamic vs. Europe BYOC #2


Time Match
20:00 Quarter-final #1
20:00 Quarter-final #2


Saturday, November 24


Time Match
10:00 Quarter-final #3
10:00 Quarter-final #4
13:00 Semi-final #1
13:00 Semi-final #2
16:00 First map of the grand final in tournament area
18:00 Rest of the grand final in DreamArena Extreme

HLTV.org staff is currently on its way to Jönköping, Sweden where DreamHack Winter 2012 will take place in the coming days. Remember to sign up for our Dreamteam game here, and look out for the upcoming previews of the event.

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gl navi
2012-11-21 12:01
6 replies
win :D
2012-11-21 12:04
hahaha :D
2012-11-21 12:30
i'm dragadan, i eat stupiding in the morning.
2012-11-21 12:49
3 replies
what do you eat for breakfast in russia? vodka?
2012-11-21 15:49
2 replies
Look who is talking! Escargot eater...
2012-11-21 19:23
1 reply
2012-11-21 19:33
wtf is with group A? :)
2012-11-21 12:01
6 replies
group of death
2012-11-21 12:27
2 replies
I actually think it's going to be really boring.
2012-11-21 12:50
what exacly is the "group of death" ahaha the fight actually for the second place will be mouz/esc but im sure that esc will pass
2012-11-21 14:16
1 good team in group a
2012-11-21 15:54
1 reply
yep, but according to their 1.6 past it looks for me like group of death
2012-11-21 16:51
group for f0rest up his KDR in hltv.org stats :)
2012-11-21 22:33
GL VeryGames!
2012-11-21 12:01
will watch only NiP vs. fnatic
2012-11-21 12:04
4 replies
Nobody cares
2012-11-21 12:50
3 replies
you do
2012-11-21 15:12
2 replies
1 reply
you too
2012-11-22 05:38
hey lurppis any predictions ?
2012-11-21 12:05
11 replies
United States lurppis
predictions for groups a+b will come out in a few hours when i have time to write them
2012-11-21 12:07
10 replies
ok ty :)
2012-11-21 12:09
Netherlands JUNG13
Can you tell me if quarter finals on day TWO will be played between groups A-B, C-D, or will it be a random seed? ty in advance))
2012-11-21 12:26
4 replies
United States lurppis
i am not sure, sorry
2012-11-21 12:34
3 replies
United States criimson
lurppis im sorry i didn't quite understand or even read the news about it, why is the reason for A51 not being invited to this event??
2012-11-21 13:42
2 replies
United States lurppis
they would have been invited had they applied for an invitation, but since they don't have money to attend they didn't even bother trying to get an invitation. it's time for the americans to sponsor the best team, not the 2nd or 3rd best one.
2012-11-21 13:44
1 reply
United States criimson
Meaning that A51 is currently without a major sponsor to be sent out to these events? Damn i just realized of two very disturbing things: 1)I've been living under a brick for the last 2 months 2)American e-Sports organizations aren't very bright at all... Sad face all along
2012-11-21 13:48
I tell you one prediction, NiP will lose max. 12 rounds in all 3 matches.
2012-11-21 14:15
transfer market opens before quarter finals? because as it is now its not fair if you are unlucky to get players that play at friday that you would have changed. and thoose who have players that play saturday can change as they want.
2012-11-22 19:37
2 replies
United States lurppis
yes. it's not luck, it's strategy ^^
2012-11-22 20:45
1 reply
i think i played it safe :D 1 outsider in Swag and hopefully VG or Nip will play quarterfinal at saturday. :D
2012-11-22 21:10
Best match in Group A is the first thing in the morning, oh damn I have to wake up early >.<
2012-11-21 12:14
5 replies
WHo are incharge of this tournament from Hltv.org?
2012-11-21 13:31
4 replies
As far as I know Tgwr1s (spelling?) and MIRAA will be there to cover the event. Lurppis will be here for writing articles in between casting, I will try to help when I can. Everyone has their part really if they're available.
2012-11-21 13:58
3 replies
where is nixon?
2012-11-21 14:56
1 reply
He's currently busy in real life with other duties so he's a bit inactive at the moment. Don't worry he's not gone from HLTV.org and surely he'll pop in when he needs to.
2012-11-21 14:59
Tgwri1s* ;)
2012-11-21 15:16
i'm guessing local teams Absolute Legends and Western Wolves will attend BYOC
2012-11-21 12:15
3 replies
hope for Absolute Legends
2012-11-21 12:31
1 reply
dreamhack.binarybeast.com/xCSGO1208130#p.. looks like both aL and WW have signed up. Also CPLAY is in the list too.
2012-11-21 15:34
hope for Absolute Legends and Western Wolves
2012-11-22 01:16
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United Kingdom dv-_-
Miss all the bloody groups due to having a 9-5 weekday job :( GL Fnatic && ESC
2012-11-21 12:26
1 reply
haha i'm lucky to be free at thursday, have to work on friday, saturday and sunday though so I will miss the grand final :S
2012-11-21 13:22
Greece her-1g
GRP A NiP/mousesports.uk GRP B CpH Wolves/PROgaming.TD GRP C VeryGames/3DMAX GRP D Anexis/Dynamic
2012-11-21 12:30
For me the hardest group is group C by far, i don t understand why people keep saying group A is the death group, i ll explain. Group A has only one team that prove that she can actually play GO and it s NIP the other 3 didn t prove anything. So far ESC are one of the worst GO team in term of results, fnatic it s their first tournament, and mousesports uk aren t really good either. Group C has 3D max that plays in actually one of the best country in terms of team quality and still qualify and gets results , verygames are good too id we look at the results so far and hawks played some really good games in GO and in my opinion any of the 2 BYOC that will qualify will be better than mouse, esc an fnatic actually. Ps: i m a long time 1.6 player so don t tell me that i say that cause i m a source player. Fnatic and esc were good in 1.6 but it s time to open your eyes and see the reality that actually ESC is really bad in GO and fnatic hasn t prove anything yet. I hope that i'm wrong but i think ESC will fail once again, they can pass the group stage in that poor group but nothing more i think.
2012-11-21 12:41
5 replies
history tells that you can never count out ESC Gaming. And about fnatic.. well.. who knows?
2012-11-21 14:23
just to say. ESC won yesterday against hawks 16-9 15-15 CPH Games (best denmark team) stop talking shit.
2012-11-21 16:11
3 replies
CPH isn't the best dane team lol And i tell you ESC will once again fail.
2012-11-21 16:56
2 replies
CPH won the dane qualify brah i think they won't fail
2012-11-21 17:09
1 reply
Hi, want to start the discussion again?:) ESC are sooooo bbaaaddd in GO, i told you.
2012-11-22 13:10
this looks like a great tournament ;) bring it on
2012-11-21 12:38
gl Gawnyboy!
2012-11-21 12:55
It seems odd that they would split up the Grand Final like that. Seems awesome other than that though.
2012-11-21 13:01
Seriously considering pulling a sicky so I can watch these lol
2012-11-21 13:02
3 replies
vacation ftw
2012-11-21 13:10
that's a bit too keen dekker! haha :)
2012-11-21 15:21
did that for wcg09, good times lol.. haven't regreted it. ^.^
2012-11-21 16:03
DH starts with a BOOOM! ;)
2012-11-21 13:07
epic thursday!
2012-11-21 13:15
Sweden foddieboy
GL Fnatic
2012-11-21 13:32
am hopin for big delays so i can get home to watch some matches in group A
2012-11-21 13:34
2 replies
Considering the average 1.6 event back in the day, rarely matches are on schedule especially when they're 1 hour apart (overtimes, delays to start, half time breaks, preparing for the next match etc). Though in the case that everything goes on schedule, I'm sure there will be VOD's and demos available.
2012-11-21 14:03
Dreamhack probably got it on point but its a New game, some delays Will it maybe be
2012-11-21 14:14
A = NiP fnatic B = Progaming TD Curse C = Verygames Hawks D = Dynamic TBA
2012-11-21 13:36
Someone can tell me about Curse. They're good or really weak, and where they from (Source, 1.6)? That's to my dreamteam :D
2012-11-21 13:56
6 replies
Google.com :)
2012-11-21 14:12
1 reply
Oh shut up little estonia fatboy.
2012-11-21 14:20
Dey are Ex-COD players!!
2012-11-21 14:19
1 reply
Sounds not good.
2012-11-21 14:20
2012-11-22 06:48
North America druz
Curse is a top 3 American team, I'll just say tied for 2nd as A51 is #1 in the US, how good that means they are is up to you
2012-11-22 07:19
Any info on byoc teams confirmed?
2012-11-21 14:15
I'm so excited, I just can't hide it!
2012-11-21 14:19
2 replies
Poland metal_cs
I'm about to lose control and I think I like it I'm so excited and I just can't hide it And I know I know I know I know I know I want you (DreamHack)
2012-11-21 14:38
so lets comment ;)
2012-11-21 20:52
What BYOS means?
2012-11-21 14:38
3 replies
Poland metal_cs
Bring Your Own Shovel source: acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/BYOS
2012-11-21 14:40
1 reply
2012-11-21 15:00
it is BYOC, not byos Bring Your Own Computer there will be LAN area for people to play on their PC all day and night and best 2 teams from CS:GO BYOC tourney will play main DH tourney
2012-11-21 15:04
2012-11-21 14:44
5 replies
What can you tell me about them? I don't know them, and i have them in my dreamteam. That's good or bad idea?
2012-11-21 14:46
4 replies
many people said they can make some serious damage (especially americans)
2012-11-21 14:57
they've placed 1st in last ESEA regular season with only 1 loss.
2012-11-21 15:09
2 replies
Link? I have tried to search after Curse, but no result about theirs matches.
2012-11-21 16:04
1 reply
We definitely try to get information out about the team as much as we can. Maybe HLTV is interested in doing a background story on the team after DreamHack to let you all know about them? :). Also the team has a twitter (@CurseCS)
2012-11-22 06:57
easy win for NiP or Gosu ;))))
2012-11-21 15:06
What about the schedule for the BYOC qualification? Any gotv available?
2012-11-21 15:25
should be a sweep for CPH wolves in B. fck knows who will get second
2012-11-21 15:27
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand NiP win
2012-11-21 15:30
gl hf everyone Group 1 seems the best though :D
2012-11-21 19:10
Does anyone know who play BYOC qualification?
2012-11-21 19:50
I wonder how mad people will be if the COD team wins lol
2012-11-21 19:53
NiP got this
2012-11-22 15:08
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