DreamHack Moves CS:GO Masters Tournament Online
The first DreamHack Masters CS:GO event of 2020 has been moved online, the tournament organizer announced today. Now renamed to DreamHack Masters Spring, the event will feature regional divisions like those used in other tournaments adapted for online play. The event’s prize pool has also been boosted from $250,000 to $300,000.
The DreamHack Masters tournament was originally set to take place in Jönköping, Sweden, in June of 2020. Like previous Masters tournaments, the event would bring sixteen of the world’s best CS:GO teams together in a fight for the lion’s share of a $250,000 prize pool. As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused the cancellations of many esports events worldwide, DreamHack has decided to adapt the tournament to an online format.
DreamHack Masters Spring will now host 32 teams in four separate regions; Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania. Sixteen teams will compete in the European division, vying for a $160,000 prize pool. Eight teams will fight for $100,000 in North America, and both the Asia and Oceania divisions will see four teams competing for $20,000. Ten participating teams are still yet to be determined, eight of which will earn their spots through open qualifiers.
DreamHack Masters Spring will still award points towards the 2020 ESL Pro Tour. This will be the last Pro Tour event before ESL One Cologne, a Masters Championship level tournament. ESL One Cologne is currently still expected to go on in early July.
DreamHack Masters Spring is set to begin on May 19th, and will run until June 14th.
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