DreamHack Masters Winter 2020 To Go Online In EU, Asia, Oceania
DreamHack finally reveals the list of invited teams for DreamHack Masters Winter Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The teams compete online in a $250,000 event from November 30 to December 6.
DreamHack Masters Winter 2020 was originally postponed to 2021 due to the global pandemic. However, the organizer decided to finally host an online event across three regions. It also permitted some North American teams to compete in Europe to minimize travel frequency.
The shift to an online format will ultimately allow DreamHack to fulfill its promise of bringing the best CS:GO action in 2020 despite the challenges the esports community faces. In addition, those who enjoy checking out CS:GO Bitcoin betting odds will be pleased to know that more quality matches to bet on are coming their way.
“Following the success of our online DreamHack Masters Spring, we’re very excited to bring our fans the DreamHack Masters Winter…We’ve developed a structure to support teams, players, and fans around the world with this format, and are looking forward to a great competition. All of us at DreamHack are proud to show the world of esports continues to grow and move forward, even as we continue adapting and finding solutions for this new normal,” said DreamHack Chief Product Officer Michael Van Driel in a press release.
Here’s the complete list of teams competing in the three regions:
Europe ($150,000 for Europe; $70,000 for North America)
Team Liquid (North America)*
FURIA Esports (North America)*
EU qualifier winner
Evil Geniuses (North America)*
EU qualifier winner
*The European division will feature three teams from North America: Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses, and FURIA. NA asked some of its representatives to finish their remaining 2020 events in Europe due to the global pandemic. NA transferred three of its slots to Europe. DreamHack will announce more teams invited to the North American division, in which Yeah and TeamOne have secured spots via the closed qualifier, at a later date.
DreamHack Masters Winter 2020 is part of the ESL Pro Tour. It would be the final Masters-tier tournament awarding points towards the next Masters Championship, IEM Katowice in 2021.