If you did not know, Dreamhack is, by far, the largest digital festival that gathers tech people from all around the world. Besides live concerts, digital art, cosplay competitions and similar stuff, one of the key aspects of every Dreamhack are eSports competitions. The teams are top tier and the stakes are high… What more do you need for a proper eSports spectacle? This year, many games will be featured, but the one we are interested the most about is surely Counter
This year, many games will be featured, but the one we are interested the most about is surely Counter Srike: Global Offensive. Unfortunately, as you can see in the TEAMS section down below, many of the best teams have not been invited to the main tournament, but despite that – DreamHack has a certain “gaming glamour” to it, which is why I am sure it is going to be an real gaming spectacle.
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DreamHack Bucharest 2016 | Facts
- Location: Bucharest, Romania
- Organizer: DreamHack
- Date: 09/16/ – 09/18/2016
- Game: Counter Strike: Global Offensive
- Venue: Polyvalent Hall
- Format: Group Stage (Bo1 + Bo3). The top 4 teams will be playing in the Playoffs in a Single-Elimination Bracket (Bo3)
- Prize Pool: $100,000
- Map pool: Cache, Cobblestone, Dust2, Nuke, Mirage, Train, Overpass
As with every other DreamHack stop, Bucharest also has a total prize pool of $100,000. This amount is going to be divided to the top placed teams in the following fashion:
|3. – 4.||$10,000||Team Dignitas|
|5. – 6.||$3,000||Heroic|
|7. – 8.||$2,000||Gambit Gaming|
Group and Standings
|Schedule / Results|
|Schedule / Results|
Teams and Players
A total of 8 teams will be participating in the main event. 6 of them were invited directly to this competition while the remaining 2 earned their spot in the closed qualifications. Below you can find the list of teams sorted by the way they got to the main tournament.
- Cloud9: n0thing, shroud, Skadoodle, Stewie2k, automatic
- Team Dignitas: MSL, k0nfig, RUBINO, cajunb, Magiskb0Y
- Team EnVyUs: Happy, NBK, apEX, kennyS, DEVIL
- FaZe Clan: rain, jkaem, aizy, kioShiMa, allu
- FlipSid3 Tactics: B1ad3, markeloff, WorldEdit, Shara, wayLander
- Virtus.pro: TaZ, neo, paszabiceps, Snax, byali
- Heroic: Friis, MODDII, gla1ve, valde, Snappi
- Gambit Gaming: hooch, Dosia, AdreN, mou, spaze
Betting Odds Comparison
At the time of writing this article, there is still a lot of time ahead of us before the DreamHack Bucharest 2016 starts. Because of this, it is not surprising that there are no bets currently available at any online esports betting sites. This part of the article is going to be updated when esports betting sites begin adding matches of this tournament in their markets.
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Schedule and Results
Dreamhack Bucharest ZOWIE Open 2016 is yet another stop of Dreamhack world series. As you already may know, it starts on Friday the 16th of September. Its respective end will be after the grand finals match on Sunday the 18th of September. During these 3 days, top class teams will be competing against each other to win the grand prize of $100,000.
Let's take a look at the official format of the tournament to see how will the teams match up against each other:
Group stage matches
- A total of 8 teams will be competing, divided in 2 groups – Group A and B.
- Double elimination matches throughout the entire group stage will be played in a best of 1 fashion while the group finals will be played in a best of 3 fashion.
- Only the top two teams from each of the groups will advance to the playoffs.
- Playoffs matches (both semifinals and grand finals) will be played in the great Polyvalent Hall that is located in Bucharest, the capital of Romania.
- We are set for a fantastic eSport even with lots of quality matches, but surely with a couple of real surprises here and there.
Match #1: VP vs. Gambit 1 : 0 (16/12)
Start Time: September 16th, 05:00 AM PDT / 08:00 AM EDT / 14:00 CEST
Match #2: Heroic vs. nV 1 : 0 (34/31)
Start Time: September 16th, 08:00 AM PDT / 11:30 AM EDT / 17:00 CEST
Match #3: VP vs. Heroic 1 : 0 (16/6)
Start Time: September 16th, 11:00 AM PDT / 02:00 PM EDT / 20:00 CEST
Match #4: Gambit vs. nV 0 : 2 (14/16) | (7/16)
Start Time: September 17th, 12:20 AM PDT / 03:20 AM EDT / 09:00 CEST
Match #5: Heroic vs. nV 1 : 2 (8/16) | (16/13) | (9/16)
Start Time: September 17th, 06:20 AM PDT / 09:20 AM EDT / 15:20 CEST
Match #1: C9 vs. F3 1 : 0 (16/4)
Start Time: September 16th, 06:30 AM PDT / 09:30 AM EDT / 15:30 CEST
Match #2: Dig vs. FaZe 0 : 1 (11/16)
Start Time: September 16th, 09:30 PM PDT / 12:30 PM EDT / 18:30 CEST
Match #3: C9 vs. FaZe 1 : 0 (16/8)
Start Time: September 16th, 12:30 PM PDT / 03:30 PM EDT / 21:30 CEST
Match #4: F3 vs. Dig 1 : 2 (7/16) | (16/9) | (6/16)
Start Time: September 17th, 09:20 AM PDT / 12:20 PM EDT / 18:20 CEST
Match #5: FaZe vs. Dig 0 : 2 (7/16) | (6/16)
Start Time: September 17th, 08:30 PM PDT / 11:30 PM EDT / 05:30 CEST
Semi-finals #1: C9 vs. nV 2 : 1 (16/9) | (10/16) | (16/10)
Start Time: September 18th, 12:30 AM PDT / 03:30 AM EDT / 08:30 CEST
Semi-finals #2: VP vs. Dig 2 : 1 (16/4) | (14/16) | (16/13)
Start Time: September 18th, 04:00 AM PDT / 07:00 AM EDT / 13:00 CEST
Grand Finals: C9 vs. VP 0 : 2 (9/16) | (9/16)
Start Time: September 18th, 08:30 AM PDT / 11:30 AM EDT / 17:30 CEST
As always, DreamHack events are going to have full live coverage across video streaming services. The most popular video streaming service for gamers, Twitch.tv, is going to do live broadcasts of the entire DreamHack Bucharest event.