Virtus.Pro are crowned Champions
DreamHack Masters is a touring esports event that was first hosted in Malmo, Sweden in 2016. The organisers, DreamHack will be hosting another event of its calibre in Las Vegas featuring CS:GO matches which will take place between the 15th until 19th February 2017.
DreamHack Masters will be organised annually touring different cities around the world, inviting esports fans to watch their favourite esports squads and top players compete is such prestigious matches.
Sixteen of the best CS:GO squads will be competing in Las Vegas for the prize pool of $450,000, taking away the title from last year’s DreamHack Masters Champions, Ninjas in Pyjamas. Eight CS:GO teams will be invited while the other eight will have to qualify to earn their spot at this esport event. The qualifying units will be split into three – three LAN spots for North America, four LAN spots for Europe and one LAN spot for Asia.
The Masters event in Malmo 2016 proved to be a success where esports fans travelled across the world just to attend. This year’s DreamHack Masters will be offering a larger reward and more participating teams will compete in large arenas, in front of a massive audience.
Two rising squads, Astralis and Virtus Pro have reached new heights in CS:GO especially in the latest CS:GO Tournament, Eleague Major.
According to HLTV.org, the world’s top CS:GO team is Astralis due to their performance in the Eleague. A Danish squad that has strived to be the best beating several units like Team Liquid, G2 and Optic Gaming to reach the playoffs. In the quarterfinals, Natus Vincere lost against Astralis with the end result of 1:2 that boosted their morale. Moving on to the Semi Finals, the Danish players never did falter winning over Fnatic. The pressure was at its highest, reaching the grand finals but being prepared helped the the Danes focus and win over Virtus.Pro, 2:1. Astralis are on a winning streak but how will they fare in DreamHack Masters Vegas?
Ranking in the fourth place according to HLTV.org, Virtus.Pro is known to perform consistently at big events. VP has not changed much in their CS:GO roster and have played together since 2014. In their most recent event, the Eleague Major, VP has beaten Optic, Gambit Gaming, North and SK Gaming, a good performance from the polish CS:GO veterans. Reaching the finals is an accomplishment having worked hard to get to where they are today, VP’s performance in the grand finals against Astralis was a close second place. Will they still keep up their winning streak in the DreamHack Masters Vegas?
You have yet to see what will happen on the 15th till 19th February. Who will be the DreamHack Master champions 2017?