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DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018: Preview

The world of CS:GO Esports doesn’t stop whirling with exciting events. Now, famous teams and their fans are preparing for the next DreamHack Masters tournament, which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, from August 29 till September 2.

This will be the last big CS:GO tournament before an even bigger one starts on September 3 – sponsored by Valve, FACEIT Major: London 2018.

Participating Teams

It’s always interesting to know who will fight it out for the Esports glory and the prize money. Who will you support this time?

16 teams will participate in DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018. Here is the full list and the latest significant achievements of the teams in 2018:

  • Astralis – the winner of ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier;
  • FaZe Clan – the winner of ESL One: Belo Horizonte;
  • Fnatic – the winner of the World Electronic Sports Games;
  • Gambit Esports – 3rd-4th place in DreamHack Masters Marseille;
  • MIBR – 5-6th in ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier;
  • Mousesports – 3rd-4th in ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier;
  • Natus Vincere – first place in ESL One: Cologne;
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas– winner of Europe Minor Championships – London 2018;
  • North – winner of DreamHack Open Valencia;
  • NRG Esports – 1st place in Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Shanghai;
  • OpTic Gaming (after European Qualifier);
  • HellRaisers (after European Qualifier) – winner of CIS Minor Championship – London 2018;
  • Heroic (after European Qualifier) – 2nd in Copenhagen Games;
  • Ghost Gaming (after North American Qualifier) – 7-8th in ESL One: Belo Horizonte;
  • TyLoo (after Chinese Qualifier) – 2nd in Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Shanghai;
  • Grayhound Gaming (after Asian Qualifier) – 7-8th in Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Shanghai.

DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 Teams The biggest event for Dota 2 Esports is The International – read our preview of this tournament here.

The Tournament Schedule

For the Group Stage, all the teams will be divided into four groups. Matches will be of the GSL format (double-elimination) – the two best teams in each group will proceed to the Playoff. Starting games are Bo1, and all the following are Bo3.

Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and the Grand Final are planned for September 1-2. They will be Bo3.

Watch Live Streams of DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 through this official page

Who do you expect to see get through the Group Stage? What will be the best Grand Final match-up for you? Let us know in the comments below!

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Eugene Bozhenko is an enthusiastic gamer and professional gaming journalist with 14 years of writing experience. Since 2007 he has been a member of the Ukrainian National Union of Journalists. Eugene has experience writing about culture, sports, modern technology and politics but gaming remains his long-term favorite topic.
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