Eight teams will travel to Brazil as DreamHack Open comes to Rio de Janeiro for the first time since it’s inception
Eight teams will travel to Brazil as DreamHack Open comes to Rio de Janeiro for the first time since it’s inception. Keep reading as we break down all you need to know about the tournament.
DreamHack Open is a series of tournaments geared towards lower tier teams hoping to prove themselves and climb the world rankings. This will be the first stop of 2019, as the tournament makes its way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Eight teams will be competing for the $100,000 prize pool, $50,000 of which will go towards the winner. The tournament is set to begin on April 19 and the winner will be crowned April 21. The format used for most DreamHack Open events is GSL system, and this one will be no exception. There will be two groups of four, with the opening and winners matches being best-of-one. The elimination and decider matches will be best-of-three. All matches in the playoffs will be best-of-three — including the final.
This will be the first time that DreamHack Open will be played in Rio de Janeiro, however, DreamHack Open was played with the same format five times last year in other countries. Luminosity, who were amongst the first teams to be invited to DreamHack Open Rio de Janeiro, played three of these tournaments. They had a fair amount of success as they reached the finals both in Atlanta and Valencia, but they had to settle for a second-place finish as they lost to Vitality and North. Still, a decent showing considering the competition that they were up against. Other teams that had success at DreamHack Open events in 2018 include ENCE, North and Imperial (Valiance). All of these teams have a win on their resumé and have never failed to make the playoffs.
Coming soon… (5/8 teams announced)