DreamHack Masters Malmö qualifier details announced
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DreamHack has revealed new details regarding the open and closed qualifiers for its upcoming Masters event.
DreamHack Masters Malmö will have three regional qualifiers representing Europe, North America/Latin America and Oceania, with each offering a single slot to the main event. Each group will consist of four invited teams and four admitted through the open qualifier, making a total of eight. Here are the groups and the teams invited to them:
European closed qualifiers
- Tricked Esports
North America/Latin America closed qualifier
- Complexity Gaming
- Team Envy
Oceania closed qualifier
- Avant Gaming
- Chiefs Esports Club
- Grayhound Gaming
The open qualifiers will be held from September 9-10, featuring a best-of-one, single-elimination bracket. The top four teams will then progress to the closed qualifiers which will run from September 11-16 and will feature a best-of-three, double-elimination bracket.
Here's the schedule for the closed qualifiers:
Wednesday, September 11
- 15:00 - Upper bracket, round-of-eight | Bo3
- 18:00 - Upper bracket, round-of-four | Bo3
- 21:00 - Group A lower bracket, round-of-four | Bo3
Thursday, September 12
- 15:00 - Group B lower bracket, round-of-four | Bo3
- 18:00 - Upper bracket, round-of-two | Bo3
- 21:00 - Group A lower bracket, round-of-two | Bo3
Monday, September 16
- 18:00 - Group B lower bracket, round-of-two | Bo3
- 21:00 - Grand final | Bo5
All the times above apply to each region's local time zone (CEST, ET and AEST, respectively).
The main event features a $250,000 prize pool and will be held from October 1-6 at MalmöMässan for the group stage and Malmö Arena for the playoffs.