DreamHack Masters Winter 2020: Europe – Format, Schedule, How to Watch

The DreamHack Masters Winter 2020: Europe is about to get underway as part of the ESL Pro Tour and feature 16 teams vying for a total of $150,000, and 450 points for the first place. The event is sponsored by an array of companies, including CORSAIR, Monster Energy, Intel, AT&T and Betway. DreamHack Europe kicks off on November 30 and will continue through December 6.

More importantly, the Counter-Strike community will see a number of established squads have their shot at the grand prize. A total of 14 teams were invited while c0ntact Gaming and Gambit Esports managed to enter the event through Closed Qualifier.

The invited teams include squads such as Astralis, Team Liquid, G2 Esports, FURIA Esports, Cloud9 and other Counter-Strike household names.

DreamHack Masters Winter 2020: Europe Overview

  • Group stage: Nov 30 – Dec 3
  • Participating teams: 16
  • Playoffs: Dec 4 – Dec 6
  • Rounds: Bo3
  • Grand Final: Bo5

Event Format, Groups and Playoffs

All 16 teams will be split into double-elimination format (GSL) Groups, with 8 teams in each Group and all matches played in a Best of 3 (Bo3). This means that we will see 2 Upper Bracket and Lower Bracket rounds before 4 teams are qualified from each Group.

This puts the number of competing teams in the Playoffs to 8 total squads. The Playoffs kick off with the Quarterfinals round and then progress to the Semifinals, before finally meeting at the Grand Final.

The format will be a single elimination bracket, with all games played in a Bo3 and the Grand Final stretching up to Bo5.

Participating Teams & Groups

Group A

  • Heroic
  • c0ntact Gaming
  • Faze Clan
  • Team Spirit
  • Complexity
  • ENCE
  • Cloud9
  • Gambit Esports

Group B

  • Astralis
  • GODSENT
  • Team Liquid
  • mousesports
  • G2 Esports
  • Sprout
  • FURIA Esports
  • North

Schedule and Game Times

So far, DreamHack has revealed the times for Monday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 1. You may follow the full schedule on the official website.

Monday, Nov. 30

6 am CT

  • Heroic vs. c0ntact
  • FaZe vs. Spirit

9:30 am CT

  • Astralis vs. GODSENT
  • Liquid vs. mousesports

1:00 pm CT

  • Complexity vs. ENCE
  • Cloud9 vs. Gambit

Tuesday, Dec 1

6:00 am CT

  • G2 vs. Sprout
  • FURIA vs. North

Where to Watch and Casting Talent

The DreamHack Masters Winter 2020: Europe will be broadcast on the organization’s official Twitch channel and hosted by James Banks. Viewers would have the pleasure to enjoy the company of a number of established commentators, including Vince Hill, Tom Bissmire, Mohan Govindasamy, Adam Hawthorne, and others.

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