While the DreamHack Summer and Dallas events were rescheduled last month, we can still look forward to a tonne of CS:GO esports action from DreamHack, in the form of the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 online tournaments.
We will get to see a total of 32 teams participating in the event from 19th May to 7th June, in four online tournaments for DreamHack Masters Spring 2020. Here's everything you need to know about the CS:GO tournaments starting next month.
About DreamHack Masters Spring 2020
DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 will be held in four regions, Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania. All four tournaments will be played entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tournaments feature top teams from each region, with a combined total of 32 teams spread across the four regions. Europe is the biggest region, with 16 teams after some great qualifier matches recently took place.
Not all of the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 tournaments will take place on the same dates, with Asia, as well as Oceania, kicking off after the completion of the Europe and North America group stages.
The final two invited teams (Picture: DreamHack)
DreamHack Masters prize pool
Since DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 is split into four tournaments, there will be four prize pools. The total prize pool is $300,000, with each region getting a slice of the pie. The prize pools depend on how many teams participate, which is why Europe gets the lion's share of the total prize pool, $160,000.
- Europe - $160,000
- North America - $100.000
- Asia - $20,000
- Oceania - $20,000
The exact prize distribution is currently unknown.
DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 format
The DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 tournament format is a bit different depending on the region. Europe and North America follow the same format, while Asia and Oceania won't have a group stage, but instead, go straight into the playoffs, due to a small number of teams competing.
Europe and North America format:
The group stage for both Europe, and North America tournaments, will follow a round-robin format. All matches in the group stages are best-of-three, with the winning team of each group advancing to the upper bracket of the playoffs. The second and third-place teams advance to the lower-bracket of the playoffs, while the bottom team in each group gets eliminated.
The playoffs in Europe, as well as North America, will follow a double-elimination bracket. All matches are best-of-three, except for the grand final, which is best-of-five. A one map advantage will be given to the team which made their way through the upper bracket.
Asia and Oceania format:
For the Asia and Oceania tournaments, there will only be a double-elimination bracket. All matches are best-of-three, with the exception of the grand final, which is best-of-five. In the grand final, there will be a one map advantage to the team who made it through the upper bracket.
DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 schedule
With DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 running from 19th May to 14th June, there's a lot of CS:GO esports action to look forward to. Not all tournaments start at the same time. Instead, the four tournaments will take place between the following dates:
- Europe - Group stage from 19th to 30th May / Playoffs from 8th to 14th June
- America - Group stage from 19th to 30th May / Playoffs from 8th to 14th June
- Asia - Playoffs from 2nd to 5th June
- Oceania - Playoffs from 3rd to 7th June
At the time of writing, specific start times for the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 regional tournaments have not been revealed.
First round of DreamHack Masters matchups
DreamHack has shared the first round of matches in the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 regional tournaments, which you can view below.
Europe Group A & B:
Finally the initial matchups for tje EU groups A and B for #DHMasters Spring— DreamHack Counter-Strike (@DreamHackCSGO) April 22, 2020
📆 May 19
🇩🇰 @astralisgg 🆚 🇩🇰 @heroicgg
🇫🇷 @G2esports 🆚 🇩🇰 @TheNorthIsHere
📆 May 22
🇪🇺 @mousesports 🆚 🇪🇺 @Complexity
🇩🇰 @MADLions_CSEN 🆚 🇩🇪 @BIGCLANgg
Europe Group C & D:
For NA we have these as our first match ups for each team— DreamHack Counter-Strike (@DreamHackCSGO) April 22, 2020
📆 May 19
🇺🇸 @TeamLiquid 🆚 🇺🇸 Bad News Bears
📆 May 20
🇧🇷 @mibr 🆚 🇧🇷 @furiagg
📆 May 25
🇺🇸 @EvilGeniuses 🆚 🇺🇸 @Cloud9
📆 May 26
🇦🇺 @100Thieves 🆚 🇺🇸 @GenG
Asia and Oceania:
Let's take a look at the initial matchups, and lets begin with Asia and OCE!— DreamHack Counter-Strike (@DreamHackCSGO) April 22, 2020
📆 Jun 2
🇨🇳 @tyloogaming 🆚 🇹🇭 @beyondesportsth
🇨🇳 @VICI 🆚 🇹🇭 @TeamLucid_Dream
📆 Jun 3
🇦🇺 @ORDER_army 🆚 🇦🇺 @AvantGaming
🇦🇺 @Renegades 🆚 🇦🇺 @ChiefsESC
DreamHack Masters - How to watch
You can watch all the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 action on the official DreamHackCS Twitch.tv channel. There will be both English and Russian speaking streams available, with more likely to be announced closer to the tournaments.