DreamHack Atlanta 2018
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DreamHack Atlanta 2018 is an esports tournament that many gaming fans look forward to follow. The digital festival will take place through the weekend between 16th till 18th November 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Centre. The event will feature the top eight CS: GO teams that will compete to the best of their ability to win a share from the offered prize pool of $100K.
DreamHack is famous for the esports tournaments that are organised and held around the world in continents like Europe and North America. If you have never been to one of the world’s premier gaming events, this is the place to be to celebrate the epic moments with esports fans, who share the love for Counter-Strike and their favourite team.
Last year’s DreamHack Atlanta 2017 CSGO tournament took place in July. Esports fans witnessed all the action in the Grand Finals with Team EnVyUs outplaying Heroic, to win the title and take home the first prize of $50K. The gaming event reached a record of over 25K visitors from 25 countries around the world who cheered on during the live match in the arena.
“We’re thrilled to bring DreamHack back to the great city of Atlanta,” said Marcus Lindmark, the CEO of DreamHack. “Featuring all things gaming under one roof, this year’s festival is bigger and better than ever. From the Hi-Rez Expo to the 24-hour LAN party, professional esports, live EDM and Hip Hop music, and the celebrity-hosted Cosplay Championship — the DreamHack experience is unlike anything else.”
This year, DreamHack Open Atlanta 2018, you will find esports tournaments going on with professional players competing, giving you the chance to predict the winning team and place your CSGO bets on your mobile. Aside from matches, you can also find art, cosplay, tabletop and arcade games. On top of this, 24 hours-a-day LAN parties for PC, console or mobile gaming, screenings and the Expo. All in all, a packed weekend spanning over three days, full of fun and games as well as music concerts that you can attend with friends.
Aside from the CSGO tournament at DreamHack Atlanta 2018, there are also other esports games which will take place such as Smite World Championship, Halo Championship Series Finals, Brawlhalla World Championship. Other games will also be accessible to play such as Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter, Dragon Ball Fighter Z, Tekken 7, Hearthstone, Halo 3 and among many.
Watching live streams of the CSGO matches online in the comfort of your home has never been easier. You could tune in to this page or one of our partners that offer the online esports channels so you can never miss out on any of the action. On top of this, you can get all the insight of how teams are playing, which gives you an idea to predict which esports team has what it takes to win.
The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament organised by DreamHack has reached its eighth year. Six units that received invitations are Complexity, Ghost Gaming, Luminosity, Fragsters, Rogue and NV. While two other squads, Vitality and EUnited went through the qualifying matches.
Top Esports Teams at DreamHack Open Atlanta 2018
The European qualifier, Team Vitality have acquired a new team last October with French players NBK-, apEX, happy, RpK and ZywOo. They have played together in the minor tournament, GG. Bet Shuffle, qualifying matches of Europe Minor Championship – Katowice 2019 and DH Open Winter 2018. Their greatest accomplishment yet for Team Vitality has to be winning the first in the DreamHack Open Atlanta 2018: European Qualifier to participate in the major event. Will, the French team, beat the odds together, outplaying their opponents?
Another invited team worth a mention is NV who won DreamHack Atlanta 2017 CSGO tournament. Although Team EnVy has been on a losing streak, they recently managed to reach the Semifinals, falling to Natus Vincere placing in fourth at the CSGO Asia Championships 2018. Last September EnVy signed on the former Splyce team to hopefully win with better results. Will the squad need more time for CS practice or do they have a surprise up their sleeve?
The North American team, EUnited managed to qualify to defeat Spacestation Gaming with an incredible score of 2-0, acquiring their spot at DreamHack Atlanta 2018. Their great achievements this year was beating Cloud 9 at the IEM Chicago 2018 North American qualifier securing their place for the main event. Overall, this Counter-Strike team seem to do quite well in the qualifiers. However, eUnited had also surprised many esports fans when they finished in third at the minor tournament, MSI Gaming Arena 2018 and the major Americas Minor Championship - London 2018.
One of the North American teams invited to DreamHack Atlanta 2018 is Luminosity Gaming. The squad have been through the last roster change last June which gave them more time to practice and play together as a team to improve on CSGO strategies. The great achievement by Luminosity was reaching the finals, losing to North to finish in second place. Over the past months, the CS squad have not been as consistent in their games, and in fact, they rank between 5-8th place at NA qualifiers of DH Winter. Will Luminosity break their losing streak and achieve better results?