DreamHack (DH) is one of the CSGO’s prestigious tournaments, a local area network (LAN) gathering of the known teams around the globe. It’s arranged twice per year at the Elmia Exhibition Centre in Jönköping, Sweden and it also holds the record as the world’s largest LAN party and computer competition festival. In my opinion, this incoming DreamHack Summer 2016 will be very exciting especially for those underdog teams to out shine the other teams who have been in the competitive scene for a long period. A total prize pool of $100,000 will be given and will be spread among the teams according to their place at the end of the said tournament; everyone is expecting for the outstanding performances that we will see from different teams as they face each other in the Elmia Exhibition Centre.
DreamHack Summer 2016 Facts
- Date: 06/18/2016 – 06/21/2016
- Location: Elmia Centre, Jönköping, Sweden
- Prize Pool: Total of $ 100,000
- 8 Teams
- Format: Group Stage (Bo1 + Bo3), Single-Elimination Bracket (Bo3)
- Valve Major: No
- Ticket information can be found here.
Groups and Standings
|GROUP A | Standings
|Match Schedule / Results|
|GROUP B | Standings
|2.||Ninjas in Pyjamas||2-1|
|Match Schedule / Results|
Schedule and Results
Match #1: Astralis vs. ENCE 1 : 0 (16/6)
Start Time: June 18th, 6:00 AM PDT / 09:00 AM EDT / 15:00 CEST
Match#2: Immortals vs. SK Gaming 1 : 0 (13/16)
Start Time: June 18th, 09:00 AM PDT / 12:00 PM EDT / 18:00 CEST
Winners Match: Astralis vs. SK Gaming 1 : 0 (16/12)
Start Time: June 18th, 12:00 PM PDT / 03:00 PM EDT / 21:00 CEST
Elimination Match: ENCE vs. Immortals 0 : 2 (14/16) | (7/16)
Start Time: June 19th, 03:00 AM PDT / 06:00 AM EDT / 12:00 CEST
Decider Match: SK Gaming vs. Immortals 1 : 2 (16/6) | (9/16) | (8/16)
Start Time: June 19th, 09:00 AM PDT / 12:00 PM EDT / 18:00 CEST
Match #1: NiP vs. Epsilon 1 : 0 (16/9)
Start Time: June 18th, 7:30 AM PDT / 09:30 AM EDT / 16:30 CEST
Match #2: HellRaisers vs. GODSENT 0 : 1 (7/16)
Start Time: June 18th, 10:30 AM PDT / 01:30 PM EDT / 19:30 CEST
Winners Match: NiP vs. GODSENT 0 : 1 (8/16)
Start Time: June 18th, 1:30 PM PDT / 04:30 PM EDT / 22:30 CEST
Elimination Match: Epsilon vs. HellRaisers 2 : 0 (16/10) | (16/13)
Start Time: June 19th, 6:00 AM PDT / 09:00 AM EDT / 15:00 CEST
Decider Match: NiP vs. Epsilon 2 : 0 (16/13) | (16/14)
Start Time: June 19th, 12:00 PM PDT / 03:00 PM EDT / 21:00 CEST
Semi Final #1: Astralis vs. NiP 1 : 2 (12/16) | (16/10) | (14/16)
Start Time: June 20th, 02:00 AM PDT / 05:00 AM EDT / 11:00 CEST
Semi Final #2: GODSENT vs. Immortals 1 : 2 (11/16) | (16/12) | (8/16)
Start Time: June 20th, 05:30 AM PDT / 08:30 AM EDT / 14:30 CEST
Grand Final: NiP vs. Immortals 0 : 2 (10/16) | (13/16)
Start Time: June 20th, 10:00 AM PDT / 01:00 PM EDT / 19:00 CEST
DH Summer 2016 – Team Preview
Ninjas in Pyjamas
The Ninjas in Pyjamas also known as NIP has been fantastic lately and they have their great performances to back it up. Every single member of the said team was performing well based on their roles. They’ve been winning a lot against teams like OpTic Gaming, Faze and Mousesports.CS. They also won two Bo1 games against G2 Esports with very satisfying scores: (16-9 and 16-3). NIP dominated almost every team they came across with and remained to be undefeated for the past four games that they’ve had.
HellRaisers is also a team to be feared of. The said team was the winner of ESEA Season 21: Premier Division – Europe Finals where they won $10,000 and placed 1st in the recent ESEA Dreamhack Tours 2016 (they got themselves a place in the ESL One Cologne ’16 Qualifier because of this). HR is a well-rounded team, they have a very spectacular awp-er in the name of oskar, and good riflers like bondik, ANGE1, Zero and STYKO. Their awp-er, oskar, has been phenomenal and a complete nuisance against their opponents as he hits his shots in in both eco and crucial rounds in every game. Overall, oskar as an awp-er is a go-to player. Every one of them complements each other weaknesses and that makes them compete in the same stadium with a high caliber team like NIP and Astralis.
The #1 Danish team, Astralis. In the back of their Ace Awp-er, Device and their respectable in-game leader, Karrigan. Astralis stayed in the same spot as the #1 Danish team for a long period but unfortunately, they’ve been inconsistent since the switch happened between Cajunb and Kjaerbye (Astralis and Dignitas). But they still do perform well in their desired maps against opposing teams as long as Karrigan’s giving the right call for plays.
And of course, the last but not the least is the recently branded as Tempo Storm and now called by the name “Immortals”. This squad is one of the best underdogs in every tournaments that they’ve joined. Their lineup consists of HEN1, LUCAS1, SHOOWTiME, Felps and boltz. Their awp-er, HEN1, is known to be one of the best awp-er that’s currently present in the CSGO scene. LUCAS1, HEN1’s twin, also plays well with his chosen rifles. SHOOWTiME as a secondary awp-er when their team decides to do a double awp set-up. Boltz and Felps are outstanding riflers if they hit the right tempo. Together this team have eliminated a lot of TIER 1 teams like Cloud9, Liquid, Virtus.Pro, Dignitas and etc. They’ve proven their worth and their addition to this tournament’s participants will surely make this very interesting.
DreamHack Summer 2016 – Predictions
Day 1 Predictions
Astralis vs. ENCE
It’s the top Danish CSGO Squad against Ence Sports. This will be a great battle between outstanding awp-ers, Device and Allu ( also known for being one of the best awp-ers during his prime ). ENCE is a well-rounded team but they wouldn’t stand a chance against Astralis who have the greater experience and been with each other for a long time. Astralis beats ENCE in every aspect.
Astralis (80%) vs. ENCE Sports (20%)
Bet: Astralis – Medium
NiP vs. Epsilon eSports
NiP being the #2 in the world ranking and #1 in EU west ranking, and having a 4 game winning streak at the back of that; it would be a landslide win for the Ninjas (NIP). NiP have destroyed their recent opponents with overwhelming round scores; whether they were TIER 1, TIER 2 or TIER 3 teams. They just keep on wrecking teams that stands in their way.
NiP (90%) vs. Epsilon eSports (10%)
Bet: Nip – Medium
Immortals vs. SK Gaming
The last time that these two teams have faced each other was last May 1, 2016 during the CEVO Gfinity Professional Season 9 Finals in a Bo5 where Immortals ( recently called as Tempo Storm ) won with the score of 3-1. They were basically even until HEN1 heated up, came online, and landed inhumane shots with his AWP in the half of Game 1. SK Gaming will surely want their revenge against this squad. SK Gaming have defeated Astralis in a devastating way and ended up with a score of 16-6. Immortals will have the upper hand; Immortal’s advantage is in their individual skills specially HEN1, SHOOWTiME and Boltz. SK Gaming’s advantage will be on their site set-ups (both on CT and T sides) and their team plays.
Immortals (70%) vs. SK Gaming (30%)
Bet: Immortals – Low ( Depending on the rates; if rates are high for Immortals, then go)
HellRaisers vs. GODSENT
With HellRaisers performing very well in their recent matches, it will be a challenge for GODSENT to win this game with the HR Squad with their one of a kind awp-er, oskar and good riflers like Zero and Bondik, who were also very consistent. However, let’s not forget that GODSENT also has Pronax and his beast-like performances with his former team, Fnatic. GODSENT also scored good points and performed well against the NaVi squad in their recent games despite of the difference in skills and experience. For me this will be a win for HR but tides might turn depending on their condition and heat check.
HellRaisers (60%) vs. GODSENT (40%)
$100,000 (USD) are spread among the teams as seen below:
|5th-6th||$3,000|| SK Gaming