DreamHack has unveiled its first matches and groups for the multiple regions taking part in this years tournament.
The 32 teams will go to war between November 30th, and December 6th. The teams are split 16 in Europe, 8 in North America, with 4 in Oceania & 4 in Asia. Between all regions, the total prize money is a whopping $250,000.
For Europe, here's the group split as announced;
- Evil Geniuses
The first announced matches in Europe are;
Complexity vs ENCE
Evil Geniuses vs Gambit
Heroic vs c0ntact
FaZe vs Spirit
GODSENT vs Astralis
Mousesports vs Liquid
FURIA vs North
Sprout vs G2
For North America, the groups are;
- New England Whalers
The first announced matches for all teams in North America;
Rugratz vs Chaos
Triumph vs Rebirth
New England Whalers vs Mythic
Yeah vs TeamOne
Working to a shorter schedule, between December 1st to December 6th, the Asia & Oceania regions are represented by;
First matches are arranged for;
TYLOO vs TIGER
ViCi vs Invictus
First matches scheduled for Oceania are;
Renegades vs Rooster
AVANT vs ORDER
In Oceania, the obvious favourites Renegades are sporting a mightily impressive 100% win rate since the online era of Counter Strike started due to the pandemic. Over the oceans towards Asia, and TYLOO will easily be favourites, with a hot 80% win rate in the past 3 months of online tournaments. But during this odd time of online events, things can change in a snap, so perhaps an underdog can rise up.
In Europe however, the fields are much more even between teams, with nearly all of them winning the unexpected but also dropping the obvious at alarming rates in the past few events.
Source used for this article were multiple tweets on the official DreamHack Twitter
Update as of 23/11/2020:
Due to COVID restrictions, Evil Geniuses will be replaced by Cloud9. The group information remains accurate, with the only amendment being Cloud9 in the Europe Group A bracket. This is due to travel restrictions in place on the Evil Geniuses roster due to pandemic limitations.