DH Open Tours: Get updates on all the CS:GO action

DH Open Tours: Get updates on all the CS:GO action
Gambit winning PGL Major Krakow.

The DreamHack Open Tours 2018 will take place this weekend, with eight teams traveling to Tours, France to fight it out for a share of the $100,000 prize pool in the CS:GO tournament. The teams hail from both Europe and North America, with many instantly recognisable names – like North, Gambit, and HellRaisers – invited directly to the tournament. There are also two teams that sealed their place by winning their respective regions' online qualifiers: Torqued and AGO.

Gambit and HellRaisers expected to make deep runs

We’ve seen the CIS giants Gambit win out at the PGL Major in Krakow, and finish inside of the Top Four at both DreamHack Malmo and DreamHack Marseille, albeit with slightly different rosters. This current edition has certainly endured rocky periods at times, but still come into this event as one of the favourites. HellRaisers are another team tipped for success. The European outfit has bundles of talent but are perhaps a little too raw to consistently show it on the big stage. Which makes Tours the perfect opportunity for them to prove their skills and hone their craft for the coming months. From the electrifying AWPing of woxic to the wise leadership of ANGE1, this team certainly has the required pieces to become a top ten team. That journey could start this weekend.

It’s now or never for North

The Danish outfit North has struggled significantly since late 2017, and five months into 2018 the rot is yet to stop. Many would’ve hoped after exchanging cajunB and k0nfig for mertz and Kjaerbye the turbulent times would stop, but the team has continued its downwards spiral and have struggled for form recently. Poor displays at Copenhagen Games and Bets.Net Masters illustrate this trend. Is time running out for MSL’s latest experiment, or will Tours be an opportunity for North to reverse their fortunes?

The format

The teams will compete in DreamHacks’ standard format for their Open tournaments which consisting of two GSL-style groups with initial and winners matches being BO1 whilst elimination, decider and playoff matches are BO3. Two teams will emerge from each of these groups to compete in the single elimination playoffs of the event. [table id=10 /] [table id=11 /]

How to watch

Follow the tournament on the official DreamhackCS Twitch stream: You can also refresh this page for updated standings as they come in!