DreamHack Summer Open 2020: CSGO tournament preview

Published: Jul 23, 2020

Despite the cancelations of live esports events around the world, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) fans can still look forward to this year’s DreamHack Open. The DreamHack Summer Open 2020 will still be hosted this year and you can expect a great lineup of matches featuring amazing CS:GO pro players. Aspiring teams have used the DreamHack circuit to prove their talent, so you might just witness the next big CS:GO stars this year.

While some major esports tournaments have been completely canceled, CS:GO fans are lucky to still have the DreamHack Summer Open 2020. Even though fans will be watching from home they can still expect to have a blast watching all the intense matches.

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Featured CSGO teams

The Summer Open 2020 will feature a total of 16 teams from both Europe and North America. Team lists for each region are listed below so you can know which teams will be competing and the players making up each of them.

DreamHack Summer Open Europe

  • BIG (tabseN, tiziaN, XANTARES, syrosN, k1to, tow b)
  • MAD Lions (AcilioN, acoR, sjuush, Bubzkji, roeJ, peacemaker)
  • Complexity Gaming (blameF, oBo, RUSH, K0nfig, poizon, keita)
  • HEROIC (cadiaN, stavn, b0RUP, TeSeS, niko, HUNDEN)
  • Team Spirit (chopper, iDISBALANCE, mir, magixx, somedieyoung, Certus)
  • forZe (facecrack, Jerry, almazer, xsepower, FL1T, LiTTle)
  • OG (NBK-, Aleksib, valde, ISSAA, mantuu, ruggah)
  • Endpoint (Surreal, CRUC1AL, Thomas, robin, MIGHTYMAX, RossR)

DreamHack Summer Open NA

  • Team Liquid (nitr0, EliGE, Twistzz, NAF, Stewie2K, adreN)
  • 100 Thieves (AZR, jks, jkaem, Liazz, Gratisfaction, ImAPet)
  • Furia Esports (arT, yuurih, VINI, KSCERATO, HEN1, guerri)
  • Gen.G Esports (daps, autimatic, koosta, s0m, BnTeT, Elmapuddy)
  • Evil Geniuses (stanislaw, Brehze, Ethan, CeRq, tarik, zews)
  • Cloud9 (JT, motm, oSee, floppy, Sonic, T.c)
  • Ze Pug Godz (Cooper-, MarKE, ANDROID, Zellsis, Infinite)
  • Triumph (Spongey, Shakezullah, Grim, curry, Junior)

All teams will be competing in regional categories at the DreamHack open and there will be 6 invited teams and 2 qualified teams. The qualified teams will compete during stage 2 of the DreamHack tournament, which will happen Aug 8 – 16. Fans will be able to watch all matches from the DreamHack summer open 2020 on their official Twitch channel.

DreamHack open tournament format

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all matches for the DreamHack 2020 summer open will feature teams competing remotely. Despite having to go remote, fans can still expect to see plenty of CS:GO action featuring great talent and large prize pools.

Each tournament will feature a prize pool of $100,000 that teams from each region will compete for. There will even be an additional day of matches to make sure that each match is played in a best-of-three format.

Be sure to check out the tournament formats for both the European and North American regions so you’ll know when each stage will be played. This event will certainly be one that is truly unforgettable, so be sure to watch DreamHack’s news section and stay tuned for future updates.

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Daniel Wise

Since: June 5, 2020

Daniel Wise works hard to see the esports scene grow in popularity with all sorts of people who loved gaming all their lives. Daniel is based in New York and has experience in content creation, social media, and SEO.

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