With the newly announced DreamHack ZOWIE Open, we are today pleased to present you with what we have in store for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive this season.
Following a very successful 2015 with CS:GO, the world's best first-person shooter will be a part of DreamHack ZOWIE Open. As apart of the 2016 season, CS:GO will feature a $500,000 prize pool, spanning across five worldwide stops, including the first DreamHack event in North America.
To enligthen you in what we have planned for the year, we invite you to take a look by hitting play on the video below.
STOPS FOR CS:GO
The below stops will feature CS:GO, as well as other game titles.
DreamHack Leipzig - January 22-24th, Leipzig Trade Fair, Leipzig, Germany DreamHack Austin - May 6-8th, Austin Convention Center, Austin, USA DreamHack Summer - June 18-21st, Elmia Convention Center, Jönköping, Sweden To Be Announced - Dates and location to be announced in near future! DreamHack Winter - November 24-27th, Elmia Convention Center, Jönköping, Sweden
The below stops will be apart of DreamHack ZOWIE Open but will feature other game titles.
DreamHack Tours - May 14-16th, Vinci Congres Center, Tours, France DreamHack Valencia - July 14-17th, Feria De Valencia, Valencia, Spain To Be Announced - Dates and location to be announced in near future!
CS:GO TOURNAMENT FORMAT
Each stop will feature the same format and structure, schedule may vary from event to event.
Teams: 8 Qualification: 6 teams through direct invitation, 2 teams via online qualification Tournament Structure: Teams will be matched in 2 groups of 4, teams will compete in BO1/BO3 group stage (double-elimination format) matches with the top 2 moving on to the playoffs. Playoffs will be played BO3 in a single-elimination bracket Prize Pool Breakdown:
1st - $50,000
2nd - $20,000
3-4th - $10,000
5-6th - $3,000
7-8th - $2,000
Want to experience one of the DreamHack ZOWIE Open stops yourself? We have already no put up tickets for several of the events at ticket.dreamhack.com and will continue to add more in very near future.