The best Counter-Strike returns to DreamHack with Masters Winter
Sixteen of the world’s best teams started the European side of the DreamHack tournament throughout the week. Follow the grand final live. The last quarter of the year is being especially in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and one of the most exciting tournaments that will be played is the DreamHack Masters Winter, which in its European aspect will have the best teams in the world and will give away 150 000 dollars in prizes, as well as an important amount of points for the ESL Pro Tour.
The last quarter of the year is being especially in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and one of the most exciting tournaments that will be played is the DreamHack Masters Winter, which in its European aspect will have the best teams in the world and will distribute 150 000 dollars in prizes, besides an important amount of points for the ESL Pro Tour.
The list of participants is unbeatable and, as it has happened with other end of year competitions, the best thing is that it will have outstanding teams from North America that have moved to Europe to compete at the highest level due to the restrictions on face-to-face tournaments because of the coronavirus.
The tournament has four partner teams: Astralis, Complexity, G2 Esports and Team Liquid. Along with them there is a long list of invited teams: Cloud9, ENCE, FaZe Clan, FURIA Esports, GODSENT, Heroic, Mousesports, North, Team Spirit and Nemiga Gaming, being represented, therefore, three regions: Europe, CIS and North America. Finally, C0ntact and Gambit complete the list of participants after arriving from the closed qualifier.
The 16 participants were placed in two groups of eight teams each. A double elimination draw was played and only the top four advanced to the playoffs. We are already in the grand final, where Mousesports and Astralis will seek to win the competition.
All these playoffs were played to the best of three and the format has been the GSL-style classic: teams needed to win two games to advance and those who lost two were eliminated. There is also a curiosity: the groups did not have a first and a second, but there were two first in each group and two ‘third’.
On December 4, the playoffs began with the quarterfinals. Two series were played simultaneously at 13:00 (Spanish peninsular time) and another two at 16:30. From there the semi-finalists, who played yesterday, December 5, emerged.
So far everything went to the best of three, but history changes in the grand final. It will be the best of five maps and will be played from 16:00. The winner will achieve an important victory not only for the economic amount, but also for the prestige.