CS:GO Dreamhack Masters Malmö 2016 Playoffs
The Dreamhack Masters Malmö will conclude at the Malmö Arena in Sweden this weekend. Round one of the playoffs is set for April 16 and the semi-finals and grand final will take place on April 17.
An impressive $250,000 in prize money is up for grabs, and $100,000 of that money will go to the team that wins Sunday’s grand final. Several well-known CS:GO teams have emerged from this week’s matches to find themselves in the playoffs, which will kick off on Saturday with an 11:00 CEST match between Na’Vi and TyLoo.
Tune in at 10:15 CEST on Saturday for the pre-game show, which will be followed by four matches dispersed over the course of the day. Coverage on Sunday begins with an 11:15 CEST pre-game show and will be followed by the two semi-final matches. The grand final match is set for 19:00 CEST on Sunday.
A complete match schedule in UTC will be available in the sidebar on the right of this page, and that schedule will be updated as the tournament progresses.
Eight top CS:GO teams will enter the playoffs, but just one will walk away with the $100,000 first-place prize and the 2016 Dreamhack Masters title.
CS:GO Major Championship: Columbus OH
A significant event both in terms of size and prizepool, CS:GO Columbus marks a few milestones for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and for eSports in general.
The obvious headline: the $1 million dollar prize pool, which sets the tone for what is expected to be the largest CS:GO tournament on a number of levels. The previous prize pool record was $250,000 – not a bad score, but it just doesn’t have the ring of a million dollar pool.
Another note on size: the tournament is taking place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus. That’s a pro sports arena that seats around 20,000, give or take, continuing the trend of major eSports events fitting quite nicely into the arenas designed for stick-and-ball sports.
The Columbus event will see sixteen teams battle it out for the top spot, a lineup that spans three continents and includes representatives from a broad array of countries that includes France, Sweden, the Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and North America.