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DreamHack reveals 2020 tournament schedule for CSGO ESL Pro Tour

by Andrew Amos
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DreamHack has announced their full schedule for 2020, with the tournament organiser announcing earlier in 2019 they would be joining forces with ESL for the CSGO Pro Tour, as well as continuing with major events in other games.

DreamHack is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2020 in style, with the biggest circuit they’ve ever undertaken. The veteran LAN and tournament organiser has hosted some of the biggest tournaments in esports history, and they are looking at expanding the operation in the new year.

With more CS:GO, Dota 2, Fortnite, and Rocket League major events planned, each DreamHack will have something for every esports fan to enjoy.

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DreamHack will host 11 events across 10 cities in 2020, from India to America. They will be returning to their homebase in Jönköping, Sweden, twice across the year for their major Summer and Winter LANs.

  • Leipzig: January 24 to 26
  • Anaheim: February 21 to 23
  • Dallas: May 22 to 24
  • Summer (Jönköping, Sweden): June 12 to 14
  • Valencia: July 3 to 5
  • Montreal: September 11 to 13
  • Rotterdam: October 16 to 18
  • Hyderabad: October 30 to November 1
  • Atlanta: November 13 to 15
  • Winter (Jönköping, Sweden): November 27 to 29
  • Sevilla: December 11 to 13

DreamHack also announced earlier in 2019 they would be joining forces with ESL to host CS:GO Pro Tour tournaments at their events in 2020.

The ESL and DreamHack Pro Tour events will operate across two tiers, with players aiming to take a share of the massive $5 million prize purse.

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DreamHack Open events will be part of the Challenger-tier, and most DreamHacks will play host to these Open events. Leipzig, Anaheim, Valencia, Montreal, Rotterdam, Hyderabad, Winter, and Sevilla will be on the Open tournament schedule for 2020.

Teams can qualify for Masters-tier events by performing well in the Challenger-tier events. These Masters-tier events include DreamHack Masters, which took place in Dallas and Malmö in 2019. 

Dallas, Summer, and Atlanta won’t have Open events, which make them prime candidates for Masters tournaments. More details about the Masters tournament schedule will be released in the new year.

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The organiser also mentioned they would be bringing a $250,000 Fortnite tournament to the Anaheim event, and the Dota 2 DreamLeague Major to Leipzig.

The Rocket League Pro Circuit is also expected to return, after appearing in Leipzig, Dallas, Valencia, and Montreal in 2019.