DreamHack Open Tours 2018 Format, Groups & Schedule
Posted 18th May 2018 By: Derpina    98 Views
Esports News – The DreamHack Open Tours 2018 is on its way and as promised—the stops, draws, groups, and match schedule have finally been announced. Keep yourself entertained and do not miss the action!
Format and Groups
This weekend at Parc des Expositions in Tours, eight of the best CS:GO teams will bump heads for a portion of the $100,000 prize pool. Team EnVyUs, Gambit Esports, GODSENT, HellRaisers, North, The Imperial, AGO Esports, and Tourqued are the invited participants and winners from the previous European and North American Qualifiers. The best of them will receive 50% of the total prize pool, while the 2nd and 3rd-4th placers will get $20,000 and $10,000 respectively.
The tournament will be played using Dreamhack’s trademark match format for every open tour. There will be two double-elimination (GSL) format groups composed of 4 teams each (Group A and B). Under the group stage, the opening and winner’s matches will be in best-of-one (BO1) formats and the elimination and decider matches will be in BO3 formats. The top two teams from each group will advance to the playoffs. During the playoffs, the leading teams will undertake a single-elimination bracket where all matches are in BO3.
According to DreamHack’s ranking, Gambit is the current reigning team among the eight. Together with GODSENT, AGO Esports, and Torqued, Gambit will be joining Group A.
- Kazakhstan – Gambit
- Sweden – GODSENT
- Poland – AGO Esports
- United States – Torqued
- Denmark – North
- Europe – HellRaisers
- France – EnVyUs
- Europe – Imperial
Unlike the previous stops of DreamHack Open Tours, this tournament will culminate on Saturday, May 19. The first two days are already reserved for the group stage matches, playoffs, and the grand final.
The full schedule can be found below:
Saturday, May 19th
18:00 Kazakhstan Gambit vs United States Torqued (BO1)
19:30 Denmark North vs Europe Imperial (BO1)
21:00 Sweden GODSENT vs Poland AGO (BO1)
22:30 Europe HellRaisers vs France EnVyUs (BO1)
00:00 Group A winners match (BO1)
01:30 Group B winners match (BO1)
Sunday, May 20th
16:00 Group A elimination match (BO3)
19:00 Group B elimination match (BO3)
22:00 Group A decider match (BO3)
01:00 Group B decider match (BO3)
Monday, May 21st
17:00 Semi-final #1 (BO3)
20:00 Semi-final #2 (BO3)
00:00 Grand final (BO3)