Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid, and Vitality invited to CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019
Joins already invited teams Fnatic, Astralis and qualified team Optic Gaming
STOCKHOLM — DreamHack today announced three new invites to the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö, held in Malmö in October 2019. The new additions; Swedish superstars Ninjas in Pyjamas, number one ranked Team Liquid, and French team Vitality, join the already invited teams Fnatic and Astralis, as well as Optic Gaming, who earned their invitation by winning the DreamHack Open stop at DreamHack Summer.
Ninjas in Pyjamas has been around for a very long time and were among the first teams to transition into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive when the game launched in 2012. Since then, the Swedish squad has reached a legendary status within the CS:GO community, featuring some truly legendary players over the years. Winners of the first CORSAIR DreamHack Masters, which took place in Malmö. Sweden, in 2016, can they claim the title once again when back on home turf?
Team Liquid is, without a doubt, the team to beat right now. Reigning CORSAIR DreamHack Masters champions following their win at CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Dallas in May/June, Liquid and their seemingly unbeatable squad North American squad will be hunted by a bunch title-hungry teams.
France-based team Vitality is also awarded an invite. The team, comprised of players with great experience and some raw young talent, has quickly become a challenger to the very best. Last time CORSAIR DreamHack Masters was held in Malmö back in 2017, two of the team's players ended up claiming the title and lifting the trophy in front of the Swedish crowd at Malmö Arena.
INVITED TEAM - CORSAIR DREAMHACK MASTERS MALMÖ 2019
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Optic Gaming (Winners of DreamHack Open Summer)
- Team Liquid
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 11 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.
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.