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DreamHack SteelSeries CS:GO Championship

DreamHack and SteelSeries proudly presents DreamHack SteelSeries CS:GO Championship at DreamHack Summer 2013 15-18 June. This official tournament in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be a 16-team tournament with 200 000 SEK in prizes and where the ultimate champions will be crowned at DreamArena Extreme in front of thousands in the audience.

DreamHack have already announced the Grand Finals of ESPORT SM 12/13(Swedish Championship) being held at DreamHack Summer 2013 where 8 of Sweden’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams will fight to become the first Swedish Champions in Global Offensive. Today DreamHack present the international tournament, with a 16 team main tournament and another 200 000 SEK in prizes, supported by the global leader in professional gaming products – SteelSeries.

“SteelSeries has always been a huge supporter of eSports at DreamHack. As many people know, our roots comes from FPS gaming and Counter-Strike. So therefore we are very proud to partner up with DreamHack and give the community an amazing CS:GO tournament.” said Henning Christiansson at SteelSeries.

“DreamHack is very proud to have SteelSeries on-board and supporting our upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament at DreamHack Summer 2013. SteelSeries isn’t only a long term partner to us, but also one of the most important of sponsors and supports of eSports in general.” said Tomas Hermansson at DreamHack.

New group-system

The big difference from earlier editions is that we’ll use double elimination BO1 groups (widely known as “GSL Groups” in the eSports community) to reduce the possibility to be knocked out on round difference and other similar tie-breaker rules. DreamHack will divide the 16 teams into 4 groups with 4 teams, where the top 2 teams advance to the Single Elimination BO3 Playoff bracket.

System explained below – DreamHack group system
Match #1: Team 1 vs. Team 4
Match #2: Team 2 vs. Team 3
Match #3: Winner Match #1 vs. Winner Match #2 – Winner advance to Playoffs with Seed #1
Match #4: Looser Match #1 vs. Looser Match #2
Match #5: Winner Match #4 vs. Looser Match #3 – Winner advance to Playoffs with Seed #2

Livestream & Coverage at Twitch.TV

DreamHack SteelSeries CS:GO Championship will be livestreamed at DreamHack.TV powered by Twitch.TV in 720p for free. TwitchTV is the world’s largest video game 
broadcasting and chat community.
 More information about our media production and casters will be announced in a later stage.

Main tournament

Tournament: DreamHack SteelSeries CS:GO Championship
Head Sponsor: SteelSeries
Sponsor: Benq & Intel
Location: DreamHack Summer 2013, Tournament Area in Hall B, Elmia, Jönköping, Sweden
Date: 15-17 June 2013
No of teams: 16
Tournament format: Group stage 4 teams in 4 groups Double Elimination BO1 play. Top-2 advance. Single elimination BO3 playoffs.
Platform: PC, Latest available patch
Rules: TBA
Prize Purse: Total – 200 000 SEK
1. 70 000 SEK
2. 40 000 SEK
3-4. 25 000 SEK
3-4. 25 000 SEK
5-8. 10 000 SEK
5-8. 10 000 SEK
5-8. 10 000 SEK
5-8. 10 000 SEK
Schedule in short:
Saturday 15th of June – BYOC Qualifier + Group A/B
Sunday 16th of June – Group C/D
Monday 17th of june – Playoffs RO8 + RO4 + Grand Finals

Teams – Slots

1. NiP-Gaming – Invited, DreamHack Winter 2012 Champions
2. TBA – Invited
3. TBA – Invited
4. TBA – Invited
5. TBA – Invited
6. TBA – Invited
7. TBA – Invited
8. Online Qualifier – TBA
9. Online Qualifier – TBA
10. Online Qualifier – TBA
11. Online Qualifier – TBA
12. Qualifier TBA – TBA
13. Qualifier Belarus – Techlab Cup Minsk (LAN)
14. Qualifier Sweden – Inferno Online Stockholm (LAN/Online)
15. BYOC-Qualifier – Register your team here!
16. BYOC-Qualifier – Register your team here!

Tickets / Competitor fee: All BYOC competitors need to have a computer seat BYOC ticket (929 SEK) to be able to participate in this tournament. Buy tickets at bokning.dreamhack.se.

DreamHack will announce more information and registration about each qualifier in the upcoming weeks. If you’re a team that we might consider to invite, please send us a e-mail to esport [at] dreamhack.se including Full contact details (Name, E-mail, Skype, Phone no.) and all Offline Achievements listed.


From day one, SteelSeries has been focused on making professional gaming gear that provide meaningful benefits to gamers of all skill-level, with the most demanding being those gamers whose lively hood depends on the performance of our products. We believe, as most gamers do, in winning, not trying!
What originally began as a small two-person operation in Copenhagen back in 2001 has become a global leader in professional gaming products. SteelSeries recognized the need for superior, high-quality professional gaming gear that would give players a competitive edge.

More information can be found at www.steelseries.com

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