G2 Esports, North, Natus Vincere Awarded Last Three Invites To Corsair Dreamhack Masters Malmö 2019
Teams Join Previously Invited Fnatic, Astralis, Optic Gaming, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid, Vitality, NRG Esports, Furia, and ENCE
STOCKHOLM — DreamHack today announced the last three invited teams to the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö, to be held in Malmö October 1-6, 2019. The new additions are: G2 Esports, North and Natus Vincere. They join the previously-announced Swedish superstars Ninjas in Pyjamas; number one-ranked Team Liquid; the French team Vitality; Fnatic; Astralis; and Optic Gaming, who earned their invitation by winning the DreamHack Open at DreamHack Summer, among others.
CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö will feature 16 of the best CS:GO teams in the world, battling it out in the hunt for a 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, with some of the 11 remaining spots to be decided by online qualifiers.
The French team of G2 Esports has a good track-record in Malmö, seeing as they won the last installation of CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö back in 2017. The question is; will they be able to claim another victory on the southern shores of Sweden?
With two teams from Denmark previously on the starting list there sure will be a Danish invasion coming to Malmö in October as a third is now joining them. No other than the winners of CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Stockholm, North, has been awarded an invite to another CORSAIR DreamHack Masters.
The very last invite to CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019 has been awarded to Natus Vincere. The legendary eastern European team has had a rough year, with the only tournament win secured back in April. Will Malmö be where it happens, where they will bounce back and claim another great victory? We’ll just have to wait and see.
ALL INVITED TEAMS — CORSAIR DREAMHACK MASTERS MALMÖ 2019
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Optic Gaming (Winners of DreamHack Open Summer)
- Team Liquid
- NRG Esports
- G2 Esports
- Natus Vincere
Another four teams will join the invited teams as CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö starts in October. These teams will be selected through a qualification process. Additional information regarding the qualifiers will be posted on dreamhack.com/masters/malmo at a later date.
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.
Premiered in 2018, MalmöLAN is now a BYOC LAN event in Malmö that, in 2018, had 500 seats in its LAN area. Now MalmöLAN returns for a second edition as part of Malmö Game Week, September 27-29, 2019. Last year’s event featured BYOC tournaments, expo, cosplay and much more. More information will be released regarding the 2019 edition soon.