Astralis and Fnatic invited to CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019

Danish Fan-Favorite Astralis to Compete in First DreamHack Masters in More Than a Year

Swedish Team Fnatic Will Battle To Win Title on Home Turf

STOCKHOLM — DreamHack today announced Danish superstars Astralis and the Swedes of Fnatic as the first two teams set to compete in CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019. The last time Astralis participated in the tournament was during CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Stockholm in August 2018 — they finished as the runner-up behind their fellow Danes, Astralis, in North. The prior tournament, CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Marseille, saw the Danish super team secure its first-ever CORSAIR DreamHack Masters title.

The Swedish team, Fnatic, has yet to win its first CORSAIR DreamHack Masters title although they have competed in five out the six previous tournaments — their best result was 3rd-4th place at CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Marseille.

Both Astralis and Fnatic have a long history and are two of the most beloved teams in the Nordic region. This means CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö will be the perfect opportunity for fans of the teams to come and experience this competition live.

CORSAIR DreamHack Masters features 16 of the best CS:GO teams in the world, battling out in the hunt for the big share of the $250,000 prize pool. The tournament is split into two stages, a group stage — played at Malmömässan;  and the playoffs — played in front of the crowd at Malmö Arena.

More invited teams will be announced in the future, with some of the 14 remaining spots being decided by online qualifiers. 

MALMÖ GAME WEEK

Malmö, home to several successful game developers, is determined to become one of the leading gaming hubs in Europe. As part of this aspiration, the city has created Malmö Game Week to connect the industry, the game developers and the community through different events including esports, board game championships, BYOC LAN, cosplay, expos, conferences, workshops. One esports event to be featured during Malmö Game Week is the Esports School Championship —  an activity sure to engage both youth audiences and parents alike.

“One of the initial goals with Malmö Game Week was to bring back a big arena event, something that has one been fulfilled as CORSAIR DreamHack Masters returns to the city,” said Paul Petterson-Rebelo, Project Manager at Malmö stad.

MALMÖ LAN

Premiered  in 2018, MalmöLAN is now a BYOC LAN event in Malmö that, last year, had 500 seats in its LAN area. Now MalmöLAN returns for a second edition as part of Malmö Game Week, September 27-29. Last year’s event featured BYOC tournaments, expo, cosplay and much more. More information will be released regarding the 2019 edition soon.

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Danish powerhouse Astralis and legendary Swedish CS:GO team Fnatic have both been invited to CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö in October, 2019. CORSAIR DreamHack Masters features 16 of the best CS:GO teams in the world, battling out in the hunt for the big share of the $250,000 prize pool. The tournament is split into two stages, a group stage — played at Malmömässan;  and the playoffs — played in front of the crowd at Malmö Arena.
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