DreamHack has announced a $250,000 CS:GO event in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2018.
DreamHack Masters Stockholm will take place from August 29th – September 2nd and feature 16 of the world’s best Counter-Strike teams.
As with previous Masters tournaments, the event will feature CS:GO as the main game with a $250,000 prize pool.
Sweden has historically been the most successful nation in Counter-Strike, with teams like SK, NiP, and Fnatic all playing house to CS dynasties dating back to the early 2000s.
The popularity of CS:GO and the top Swedish teams in their home nation has been on display every time that DreamHack has descended upon Malmö and this will surely be mirrored in the country’s capital city.
The last Masters event took place in Malmö and was won by G2. Prior to that was Las Vegas in February which was the last premier level tournament that Virtus.Pro won.
Marcus Lindmark, CEO & President of DreamHack AB, said:
We are tremendously excited to head to Stockholm with DreamHack Masters […] Stockholm is the home of the DreamHack headquarters and Stockholm Live has some of the best facilities available globally, so we are going to have everything at our fingertips to produce the best esport event and experience possible, for both viewers onsite and online.
Karin Wanngård (S), Mayor of Stockholm City, said:
It feels exciting and natural that DreamHack chooses Stockholm as a host city. Stockholm is one of the world’s most important tech cities, and we have established ourselves as a prominent event city. We have a long tradition of esports that we are now building on.
DreamHack Masters Stockholm will be run “in partnership with City of Stockholm and Stockholm Live” and mark the tournament organizers return to the Ericsson Globe.
The last time that the 16,000 capacity arena was used by DreamHack was back in 2014 when they hosted a $30,000 invitational event which was won by Titan.
Ticket sales will begin on February 28th and DreamHack states that more information about the tournament “will follow in the coming weeks”.
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