With its $100,000 prize pool, the fourth DreamHack Open event of 2018 is about to begin in Valencia, Spain. Valencia 2018 is one of seven DH Open events announced for Counter-Strike, and the previous was played just over a month ago. Eight teams will be battling it out between July 12th and July 14th.
The participants include G2 Esports, who looked pretty capable at ESL One: Cologne last week, where they placed fifth alongside Fnatic. Another team to keep an eye on is North, who won this year’s first DreamHack Open in Tours, France. A month ago at the previous DH Open event they came third, losing only to The Imperial, who won the whole tournament. This time North’s roster has changed as well. Earlier this week the team announced that they’ll be trying out G2’s previous stand-in, Oscar “mixwell” Canellas in place of Daniel ”mertz” Mertz. Canellas will play with the Danish at least in Spain and is the team’s first step away from an all-Danish squad. The 22-year-old tries out as their AWPer.
— North (@TheNorthIsHere) July 9, 2018
Another Danish team, Heroic announced yesterday that they’ve replaced Ruben ”RUBINO” Villarroel with Asger ”AcillioN” Larsen. Larsen has played as a stand-in for Villarroel’s since late June this year.
The eight teams have been divided into two groups that are as follows:
|DH Open Valencia groups|
|Group A||Group B|
Tres ”stunna” Saranthus will host the event, while the analysts are Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill ja Sudhen “Bleh” Wahengbam. Schedule is available on the event’s website. Live stream for the tournament can be found here.
Bring your sun cream guys, it’s gonna be 🔥 in Spain!
— DreamHack Counter-Strike (@DreamHackCSGO) July 9, 2018