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Fnatic complete Cinderella run at DreamHack Masters Malmö – Final Placements

Published: 6/Oct/2019 16:45 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 14:34

by Daniel Cleary


Malmö was host to yet another CS:GO teams compete for their share of the $250,000 prize pool.

DreamHack have returned for their third year to the Swedish city of Malmö with more high-level Counter-Strike action for the fans to enjoy.

Following Evil Geniuses’ impressive CS:GO debut at ESL One New York, taking home the trophy in impressive fashion against the Danish giants Astralis, many expected them to continue their streak in Malmö and were considered one of the favorites leading into the tournament.

dreamhackDreamHack Masters have returned to Malmö for a third year.

Unfortunately for the North American side they struggled in the group stage, falling to Grayhound and mousesports, resulting in a last-place finish for the previous champions.

However, the early stages of the tournament saw former Major champions Fnatic make a resurgence in front of their home crowd, as they managed to make it all the way to the grand-finals with impressive victories over G2 Esports, NiP, and Astralis along the way.

The French side of Vitality also managed to make their way to the grand final, setting up a much-anticipated series against the rising Swedish roster.

An incredibly close game one of the finals saw Vitality deny Fnatic in the final round on Dust 2, managing to secure a 16-14 win on their own map pick.

Game 2 went the way of Fnatic in a thrilling overtime 19-16 victory on Inferno sending the grand finals to a game 3 on Mirage.

In the third and final map of the finals, Fnatic pulled ahead and secured the championship win with a score of 16-13.

DreamHack Master Malmö Final Placements

Place Team Prize
1 Fnatic $100,000
2 Team Vitality $50,000
3/4 Astralis $22,000
3/4 Natus Vincere $22,000
5/6 Ninjas in Pyjamas $10,000
5/6 mouseports $10,000
7/8 FURIA $6,000
7/8 Grayhound $6,000
9/12 ENCE $4,000
9/12 G2 Esports $4,000
9/12 Team Liquid $4,000
9/12 OpTic Gaming $4,000
13/16 Team Envy $3,000
13/16 TYLOO $3,000
13/16 North $3,000
13/16 Evil Geniuses $3,000

Report: Valve cancel upcoming 2021 CSGO Major

Published: 5/Dec/2020 11:20

by Calum Patterson


CS:GO publishers Valve have scrapped plans for the game’s next Major tournament, which was set for May 2021, according to an email sent out to organizers.

According to a report from HLTV, the Major that was due to take place May 10-23 will no longer go ahead, presumably due to the global health crisis and travel restrictions, with Valve expecting impacts to still be felt in six months.

This was also why the previous Major, ESL One Rio 2020, which was meant to have taken place in September, was canceled. In the announcement from ESL, they stated “While Valve is currently not able to say when and how Majors will return, as soon as they do we’ll work to bring the Major to Rio.”

In the email to organizers, Valve explained their plans in more detail, including confirming a Major to be held in Europe later in 2021 has been agreed with a partner and venue.

Rio Major logo
The ESL One Rio major was canceled in 2020.

CSGO Major in 2021

“We are still disentangling our prior commitments,” Valve said, “and currently have both a partner and an EU venue designated for a Major later in 2021.

“Assuming it makes sense to proceed, the event will take place October 25-November 7 with a potential play-in event October 23-24.”

The last Major was StarLadder Berlin, which concluded with Astralis’ victory in September 2019. That means that it could be a full two years since the previous Major before we see another. With plans for it to take place in Europe, it means that all of the last four Majors will have been held in the continent.

In the email sent to tournament organizers and obtained by HLTV, Valve added that it “doesn’t have any new information about the Regional Major Ranking (RMR)” system, but welcomed feedback from the recipients.

At least in the meantime, while there are no Majors, CS:GO just launched it’s new Operation, Broken Fang, after much anticipation, adding a wealth of new content and features.