COUNTER-STRIKE: GLOBAL OFFENSIVE AT AUSTIN
For the 6th consecutive year, DreamHack ASTRO Open will continue in 2017. DreamHack Open was launched in 2012 and has given away over $2.3 million USD to hundreds of the World’s most talented professional gamers. In 2017 the circuit will feature CS:GO across 9 different DreamHack festivals in six countries and two continents. Each tournament will feature a similar structure to the pro-am format in 2016, and $100,000 in prize money per stop, for a total of $900,000 to be awarded in 2017.
In 2016 DreamHack established the first ever DreamHack events in North America and Germany, and will return to these key regions. As well in 2017 bringing CS:GO to DreamHack Montreal, DreamHack Tours and DreamHack Valencia, which did not feature DreamHack Open CS:GO in 2016. Every DreamHack ASTRO Open stop will feature international teams being directly invited to participate.
DreamHack ASTRO Open will continue with a big focus on the amateur scene and open qualification, so that up and coming gamers will be able to earn their chance to play against the World’s best on stage.
10:40 AM: Pre-show
11:00 AM: Group A – Match #1 – BO1 – HellRaisers vs Luminosity
12:30 AM: Group B – Match #1 – BO1 – Immortals vs Team Liquid
14:00 PM: Group A – Match #2 – BO1 – Gambit vs Heroic
15:30 PM: Group B – Match #2 – BO1 – G2 Esports vs Cloud9
17:00 PM: Group A – Winners Match – BO1 – TBD vs TBD
18:30 PM: Group B – Winners Match – BO1 – TBD vs TBD
09:40 AM: Pre-show
10:00 AM: Group A – Elimination Match – BO3
13:00 PM: Group B – Elimination Match – BO3
16:00 PM: Group A – Decider Match – BO3
19:00 PM: Group B – Decider Match – BO3
09:30 AM: Pre-show
10:00 AM: Semi-final #1 – BO3
13:00 PM: Semi-final #2 – BO3
17:00 PM: Grand Final – BO3
Each event will consist of six direct invites, issued to teams based on merits through ranking and results. Teams will have the chance to qualify for the events via online qualifiers, each event will feature one qualifier for the European region and one covering North America. For selected events, five direct invites will be issued, one spot for each of qualifiers in Europe and North America, the last spot will be handed to a wildcard team in a region not covered by a qualifier.
The tournament will span across three days and have the eight teams split into groups of four, playing double elimination bracket to determine the two teams advancing to the playoffs. Initial and Winner’s matches will be played best-of-one map, while the remainder of the group stage will be played best-of-three maps. The four teams advancing to the playoffs will compete in a single elimination bracket playing best-of-three maps.
Passes for visitors who wish to compete or spectate onsite are still available for each day of the event on our ticket page. Viewers from around the world who aren’t able to make it out to Austin will be able to catch all the best games streamed online at twitch.tv/dreamhackcs. Stay tuned to @DreamHackCSGO for more information, including the full tournament schedule, broadcast talent, and the list of competitors.
Official Open Title Sponsor
ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment and lifestyle products for professional gamers, content creators, leagues and enthusiasts. ASTRO Gaming was spun-off from design powerhouse ASTRO Studios, known in the gaming world for designing the Xbox 360®, along with Alienware™ and HP® Gaming PCs. ASTRO Gaming produces a line of gamer-centric “tech-life” products that support this rapidly growing community. All ASTRO Gaming products are available at www.astrogaming.com, www.astrogaming.co.uk, www.astrogaming.de, and www.astrogaming.fr.
Official Monitor Sponsor
Introduced in late 2008, ZOWIE is a brand dedicated to the development of the best competitive gaming gears available that compliment eSports athletes’ combating performance. From 2015 on, ZOWIE brand was acquired by BenQ Corp to represent the company’s eSports product line that delivers truly competitive experience and enjoyment.
Official Energy Drink Sponsor
Based in Corona, California, Monster Beverage Corporation is the leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages. Refusing to acknowledge the traditional, Monster Beverage Corporation supports the scene and sport. Whether motocross, off-road, NASCAR, BMX, surf, snowboard, ski, skateboard, or the rock and roll lifestyle, Monster is a brand that believes in authenticity and the core of what its sports, athletes and musicians represent. More than a drink, it’s the way of life lived by athletes, sports, bands, believers and fans. See more about Monster Beverage Corporation including all of its drinks at www.monsterenergy.com.