DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 will be bringing all the CS: GO action in Sweden for the first time. This event will take place at the Ericsson Globe, starting on the 29th August till 2nd September. Sixteen professional teams will be competing to win their share from a prize pool of $250K. Whoever wins the tournament takes the title and the first prize of a whopping $100K.
After the esports break, DreamHack Masters Stockholm will be a test of skill for all esports teams and professional players. So anything can happen at this stage, the tournament is a like a warm-up of what is to come preparing themselves for the next few esports matches. You can follow what is going through the live streaming channels our partners offer on their website alternatively keep this page handy while you place your CSGO bets on your favourite units.
The gaming event will feature the best Counter-Strike squads of which eight are in the top 10 teams in the world. The hopeful participants that got an invitation include Astralis, Faze Clan, Fnatic, Ninjas in Pyjamas, MIBR, Natus Vincere, Mousesports, Gambit, North and NRG Esports. Some teams acquired their spot at DH Masters Stockholm through qualifying matches from different regions such as the European qualifiers, Optic Gaming, Hellraisers and Heroic; North American team Ghost Gaming; Chinese qualifier Tyloo and Asian team Grayhound Gaming.
The esports tournament will kick off on Wednesday and go on until Sunday, where sixteen units divide into four groups competing against each other in a format of a double elimination with best-of-one matches while the decider will be in a best-of-three. From then on the top two of each group will advance to the playoffs for their chance to win the first prize and taking the trophy.
Going into the Dreamhack Masters Stockholm 2018, below are some of the favourite teams.
The Danes have recently won four CSGO events, with the most recent being Eleague Premier 2018, ECS Season 5, ESL Pro League Season 7 – Finals and DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018. Astralis have shown the gaming community how strong they are as a team and will continually strive to keep the title as the top Counter-Strike team in the world.
Their recent participation at Eleague CSGO Premier 2018 proved to be a disappointing result, where they failed to progress past the group stages, losing to Mousesports and Fnatic. DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 is their last chance to compete in the Intel Grand Slam. How will Faze Clan fare in this tournament is hard to say after the poor results in the latest events. Perhaps coming from vacation, the Counter-Strike team has had the time to practice for the upcoming tournaments with Olofmeister back for active duty.
Competing for North America is the Brazilian team, MIBR who have two chances left for to take part in the Intel Grand Slam. The first two events the squad took part in were ESL One Cologne 2018 and Eleague CSGO Premier 2018, where they were knocked out early in the group stages. However, their recent performances at the Major event, ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 proved that they still have the power and determination to win. Made in Brazil managed to reach the Finals, defeating Kinguin with an incredible score of 3-0, where the squad took the title and $200K reward. Has MIBR learnt from their past mistakes not to falter once again at DH Masters?
The Born to win team have nine occasions to win the Intel Grand Slam. Navi has kept up their great gaming skills to win events such as StarSeries & i-League Season 5, CS: GO Asia Championships 2018 and ESL One Cologne 2018. Their last match was the Eleague Premier 2018 in July, finishing in fourth place, losing to Team Liquid. Despite the loss, they are among the top ten Counter-Strike teams in the world, but will they keep up their gaming for another great triumph?
At DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018, there will be two teams who will be competing in their home country, Sweden, and these are Fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas. These two CS squads may not be the top tier, but they are the favourites in this tournament, where a lot of locals will support the Swedes. Will they make their mark in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene? Will it be a local team or a top Counter-Strike unit who will be the DH Masters of Stockholm?