DreamHack Open March 2021
DreamHack Open kicks off today, with a massive $100k prize pool and two separate competing regions – North America and South America. The event will last for four days, starting from March 10th until March 14th, making it a perfect opportunity to enjoy some quality CS:GO and place a few bets. The matches will be played online and broadcasted directly from the Monster Energy DreamHack Studio in Stockholm.
DreamHack Open – Tournament information
The North American region features 8 teams split into two groups, six of those being direct invites and the remaining two coming from the Closed Qualifiers.
The Group Stage is a Double-Elimination format with Bo3 matches – the top two teams from each group move into the Playoffs.
Playoffs is a Single-Elimination bracket with Bo3 matches, except the Grand Final which is Bo5.
Prize pool distribution:
- 1st Place – $35,000
- 2nd Place – $15,000
- 3rd Place – $6,000
- 5th-6th – $2,500
- 7th-8th – $1,500
The South American region features only 4 teams in a Double-Elimination Playoff bracket. Two of the teams received direct invites, while the other two came from Closed Qualifiers.
Prize pool distribution:
- 1st Place – $16,000
- 2nd Place – $8,000
- 3rd Place – $4,000
- 4th Place – $2,000
DreamHack Open – who to bet on?
The North American region looks much more appealing, with a $70,000 prize on the line and a larger number of teams competing for it. Team Liquid, who are currently ranking at a high nr.6 spot on the ESL World Ranking list, are the clear favorites here. If we take into account their most recent performance in the Intel Extreme Masters Season XV, where they reached the Semifinals, they’re looking like a safe bet. The opening Group A match between Team Liquid and RBG Esports goes in Liquid’s favor. We expect them to take a clean 2:0 sweep and secure a solid head start into the tournament.
Extra Salt is another team you should pay close attention to. This young esports organisation jumped into CS:GO just last year, and already they are making great strides. Out of three tournaments they participated in this year, they’ve won two, and claimed the 3rd spot in DreamHack Open January 2021: North America. The crew is currently on a 14-match win streak and they are showing no signs of stopping. Extra Salt is scheduled to face Pain Gaming in their first match in Group B, and we’re confident they’ll take the win here.
The South American side boasts a $30,000 prize, which is a considerable sum given how there’s just four teams competing for it. If we look at the stats, 9z Team comes up on top as the highest-ranked team, with Havan Liberty Gaming and Sharks trailing close behind. They have a great record with mostly Tier-C tournament participations. However, if you’re planning on betting on the South Americans, just be safe and place smaller wagers as this tournament is very unpredictable. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a place to test your luck and roll the dice – this is it.