DreamHack Stockholm 2018
Reload those weapons gentlemen. We are going to war.
The Nordic will be holding DreamHack’s finest and yet most important flagship tournament during this 2018 as, by the means of the name, it will take place in Stockholm, Sweden: But the really question would be, why wouldn’t it be celebrated there?
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Let’s take it from the top. DreamHack is a Swedish “production company”, as noted on their Wikipedia page which has somehow developed within the field of eSports, with tournaments, gaming conventions and their whereabouts.
The so-called world’s “largest digital festival” has been around for 24 years (yes, since 1994) and obtained some great titles such as the largest LAN party with the fastest internet connection in all history.
Nowadays, their focus is completely on eSports, and why not? Paired up with Corsair, GG.BET, H4X, ASUS ROG, Fortum and Monster Energy, this company promises to bring the greatest series, such as the DreamHack Masters and the Intel Grand Slam, creating huge experiences at the same time.
What started as a small reunion of schoolmates ended up in big festivals, gaming competitions, digital arts competitions, expos and live concerts, working along 800 volunteers which develop as “Crew Teams”, and organizing the sickest championships such as the DreamHack Summer and DreamHack Winter.
But, what’s all about the biggest CS:GO tournament? Keep on the reading.
“According to DreamHack”, Stockholm promises to offer a good approach to nature while we can still enjoy the concrete jungle and, of course, some medieval buildings. Stockholm has it all, and over the years it has become a good venue for art, films and videogames.
Like we said at the beginning of this article, DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 is the most important tournament in Stockholm that they put part in, in which we are going to be able the best shooters in the world facing themselves to gain that juicy prize pool.
Now, as for the venue itself, the event will take place on Ericsson Globe, previously known as the Stockholm Globe Arena: an indoor arena that, as many others, has “joined” this eSports phenomenon and muted from the classical sports place to a more “electronic-era one”.
The place has a capacity of 16,000 people when concerts are celebrated, and 13,850 in case of ice hockey tournaments, so we can make ourselves an idea of how much fanatics will be inside of this sports arena. Here you have some interesting photos of it:
Over 16 teams will be participating in clashes through August and September. Hence, we will get a chance to see the best of the bests of Counter Strike, as the following list dictates (and their rosters too):
Gambit Esports (Invited)
|The Russian eSports organization has had presence in many titles before, being LoL their mainly approach. However, they do have quite a participation on CS:GO, representing the CIS region. They haven’t won any contest lately, but their total earnings are about $1,156,827.
Check out their official alignment:
· Mikahil “osia” Stolyarov
· Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubaev
· Rustem “mou” Telepov
· Abay “Hobbit” Khassenov
· Nikolay “mir” Bityukov
· Andrey “B1ad3” Gorodenskiy, its coach
|Fnatic represents the European region, and is one of the most recognized organizations of all time and, as well as Gambit, has had a wide expansion throughout the eSports scene. They stand with $4,399,220 on total earnings and won both the Intel Extreme Masters XII – World Championship with a total prize pool of $250,000 and the World Electronic Sport Games 2017 with a total prize pool of $800,000.
These are the player we will get to see live on stage:
· Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson
· Jesper “JW” Wecksell
· Robin “flusha” Rönnquist
· Richar “Xizt” Landström
· William “draken” Sundin
· Jimmy “Jumpy” Berndtsson, its coach
|Representing the European region, Astralis is a Danish team with a gross of $2,989,634. They have previously who DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 against Na’Vi with a prize pool of $100,000, and both the ESL Pro League Season 7 – Fnals and Esports Championship Series Sason 5 – Finals against Team Liquid, with a total prize pool of $250,000 and $250,000 respectively.
Their roster will be constituted as follows:
· Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz
· Peter “dupreeh” Rothmann
· Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth
· Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander
· Emil “Magisk” Reif
· Danny “onic” Sørensen, its coach
|Made in Brazil has people from all over Brazil as well as the United States: Surprisingly, they represent North America rather than LATAM. With total earnings of $47,500, they are quite a new team, so expect more from those big guys in this awesome tournament.
Get the list:
· Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo
· Fernando “fer” Alvarenga
· Marcelo “coldzera” David
· Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip
· Tarik “tarik” Celik
· Ricardo “dead” Sinigaglia, its coach
FaZe Clan (Invited)
|Once again representing the European region, FaZe Clan is an American professional team with total earnings of $2,507,347 and sponsored by G FUEL. They got the first place on Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Sydney with a prize pool of $100,000 and ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018 with a prize pool of $100,000.
Here’s the squad:
· Håvard “rain” Nygaard
· Finn “karrigan” Andersen
· Nikola “NiKo” Kovač
· Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács
· Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer
· Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström, its coach
|Once again, the European country is represented by a member, this time from Germany: mouz. They formed in 2002 and have been together since then, having a gross of $1,829,391 and winning the StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 with a total prize pool of $130,000 and the V4 Future Sports Festival – Budapest 2018 with a total prize pool of $247,161.
As for their players:
· Chris “chrisJ” de Jong
· Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný
· Robin “ropz” Kool
· Miikka “sunny” Kemppi
· Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski
· Sergey “Imbt” Bezhanov, its coach
Natus Vincere (Invited)
|North is a Dannish time, affiliated with F.C Copenhagen. They have short earnings of $670,250 but have won either DreamHack Open Tours 2018 with a total prize pool of $25,000 and DreamHack Open Valencia 2018 with a total prize pool of $50,000.
Have a look at the players:
· Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen
· Philip “aizy” Aistrup
· Valdemar “valde” Bjørn
· Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjærbye
· Alexander “ave” Holdt, its coach
|The biggest eSports organization from Ukraine continues its path down the Counter Strike whole. They come from the CIS region and have a total amount of earnings of $2,489,990. As for 2018, they have won three tournaments, including StarSeries & iLeague CS:GO Season 5, CS:GO Asia Championships 2018 and the ESL One: Cologne 2018.
As for the fighters:
· Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev
· Egor “flamie” Vasilyev
· Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostylie
· Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko
· Denis “electronic” Sharipov
· Mykhailo “kane” Blagin, its coach
Ninjas in Pyjamas (Invited)
NRG Esports (Invited)
|The Ninjas are back! Once again, a Swedish organization that had not been in the scene for a while makes its return. They have a total gross of $2,255,427 and haven’t participated in a tournament so far in this year.
We will see:
· Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg
· Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund
· Fredrik “REZ” Sterner
· Dennis “dennis” Edman
· Jonas “Lekr0” Olofson
· Faruk “pita” Pita, its coach
|Another one representing the North American region. NRG Sports has short earnings of $419,150 and has only won IBUYPOWER Invitational – Spring 2018 with a total prize pool of $10,000.
Their active squad will be:
· Jacob “FugLy” Medina
· Damian “daps” Steele
· Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte
· Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov
· Ethan “nahtE” Arnold
· Chet “ImAPet” Singh, its coach
Just like many other traditional formats, this tournament will hold clashes between the best teams, both joined from direct invitations or having classified on their regional qualifiers. Check out the list:
- OpTic Gaming, from the European Qualifier
- HellRaisers, from the European Qualifier
- Heroic, from the European Qualifier
- Ghost Gaming, from the North American Qualifier
- TyLoo, from the Chinese qualifier
There’s still one spot to be filled, which pertains to the Asian Qualifier.
Format and Dates
DreamHack’s Stockholm will be celebrated with the following formats and dates:
- From August the 29th to August the 31st of 2018 a Group Stage constituted of four double-elimination will be celebrated in groups of 4 teams each. Opening matches will be Bo1 and the following will be Bo3.
- As for the Playoffs, these will be held from September the 1st to the 2nd in a single-elimination bracket, Bo3.
Oh, yes! DreamHack has never been recognized as a major growth event, but more like a tournament every single CS:GO player wants to attend. For that, this year’s prize pool will be worth $250,000 USD. That does not sound bad at all, does it?
We expect to see some official broadcast talent anytime soon, but nothing has been confirmed so far. However, here are the stream channels for you to enjoy:
- Dreamhack Stockholm English stream.
- Dreamhack Stockholm Brazil stream.
- Dreamhack Stockholm Germany stream.
- Dreamhack Stockholm Russian stream.
DreamHack Stockholm will feature:
- Dust II
So far, this is all we know about DreamHack’s latest tournament. Be sure to check eSportsOdds in order to keep yourself updated with the latest news. Talk to you then, buddy!