DreamHack Winter 2018
- 1. $50,000
- 2. $20,000
- 3 - 4. $10,000
- 5 - 6. $3,000
- 7 - 8. $2,000
DreamHack Winter 2018 is a CS: GO tournament that will be organised bringing all the action to Sweden. The major gaming festival will be taking place between the 30th November until 2nd December 2018 at the Elmia Convention Center in Jonkoping. Eight professional esports teams will battle it out to hopefully win a share from a prize pool $100K.
DH Winter 2016 had taken place between 24 till 26 November that revealed the crowned winners, Gambit Esports. The Russian Counter-Strike team managed to defeat Renegades in the finals winning a remarkable record 2-0 to take the Championship title, taking home a prize of $50K.
DreamHack Winter 2017 saw Natus Vincere beat Mousesports with an unbeatable score of 2-0 in the Grand Final. The Ukrainians were quite a scary team to win six consecutive rounds. Every time Mousesports made an impressive move, Navi were quick to bury their opponents, winning them the match. The Most Valuable Player award of DH Winter went to Alexander ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev for his highest rating of 1.52, 52 opening kills and six clutches.
This year, DreamHack Winter 2018 will be another epic gaming festival. Aside from the CSGO tournament, there will also be matches like Quake Champions, Rainbow Six: Winter Siege, Hearthstone DH HCT Grand Prix and the BYOC tournaments. This year at DreamHack, there will also be music concerts featuring Altego, Costera and Darren Styles. Did you know that DreamHack has Got Talent? For all those gaming fans who have a unique talent, this is your chance to show off your best Fortnite dance moves perhaps or any other particular set of skills.
The DreamHack Open Winter 2018 tournament format will feature top Counter-Strike teams like Bravado Gaming, Complexity, Ence, G2 Esports, Heroic, Optic and X6tence Galaxy. The eight units will divide into two groups of four where the leading two units of both groups A and B will advance to the Semi-finals in a Single-Elimination bracket. The best two teams of the CSGO event will battle it out in the Grand Finals to hopefully win the first prize of $50K.
Top CSGO Teams Participating at DreamHack Winter 2018
A Swedish CS: GO squad will be representing the Spanish esports organisation, x6tence that formed in September 2018. The unit is made up of professional players Andre ‘BarBarr’ Moller, Gustav ‘Zinken’ Bjork, Linus ‘Bååten’ Andersson, Nicolas ‘Plopski’ Gonzales and the new player Tim ‘nawwk’ Jonasson. Under the new esports club, the team have not participated in any prestigious tournaments which makes the DreamHack Open Winter 2018 their first major match. The team made their presence felt at the European qualifiers to acquire their spot in the Counter-Strike tournament. Will x6tence Galaxy team impress and surprise the CSGO fans in this tournament?
The South African esports team, Bravado Gaming have had quite a few good results since they moved to the United States. They have made a presence in the qualifier stages of many Counter-Strike tournaments but have participated in one premier match, the World Electronic Sports Games 2017. Over the past year, the squad have gained much more competitive experience that earned them their spot at DreamHack, finishing first in the North American qualifiers.
Over the past few months, the Finnish CSGO team, Ence Esports have made a name for themselves, winning the recent premier title of the StarSeries & i-League CSGO Season 6. Their best performance so far has to be at Dreamhack Open Montreal 2018 where Ence managed to reach the finals but lost to Team Kinguin to finish in second place. Will Ence Esports step up their fighting spirit to reach the finals once again?
Since the roster change back in February, the Danish CSGO team, Optic Gaming have had a few accomplishments, finishing second at DreamHack Summer 2018 and Europe Minor Championship - London 2018. The latest achievement for Optic has to be the CS Summit 3 where they managed to reach the grand finals but lost to NRG Esports to finish second. Will Optic go all the way to the finals to win DreamHack Winter 2018?