DreamHack in partnership with Monster Energy and CORSAIR is thrilled to announce the return of DreamHack Open for its 8th year running. For 2019, DreamHack Open will be featured across seven DreamHack digital festivals throughout Europe, North America, and for the first time ever South America.
Each DreamHack Open stop in 2019 will feature eight professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams competing live on-stage for their share of a $100,000 prize pool. DreamHack Open will return to familiar locations, as well as two new locations: a stop in Europe, Netherlands, at the inaugural DreamHack Rotterdam event, and for the first time ever a stop in South America, Rio De Janeiro, for DreamHack Rio. DreamHack Rio will be the first stop of the year, taking place 19-21 April 2019.
DreamHack Open will continue to play a key role within the CS:GO competitive landscape, as each competition will feature a combination of teams directly invited to the competition, as well as the opportunity for every aspiring CS:GO professional player to qualify through online competition.
In 2019 as DreamHack expands to South America, the goal of DreamHack Open will be to continue to develop the circuit to be the number one place for teams to prove themselves as world-class teams, and further develop the strength of CS:GO as a global sport.
“DreamHack Open entering its 8th year is an exciting step for DreamHack, few esport circuits have run that long,” said Michael Van Driel, Chief Product Officer at DreamHack AB. “Visiting new locations is always our goal and with new stops in Brazil and The Netherlands we are sure this will be a year to remember.”
Each tournament will be broadcast online through DreamHack’s Twitch.tv channels as well as additional digital and traditional broadcast partners, so fans will be able to tune in worldwide to catch all the action. Tickets for all DreamHack festivals will begin to go on sale shortly, so any fans hoping to catch the live action should stay tuned.
Launched in 2012, DreamHack Open is DreamHack’s premiere esports circuit featuring 7 live LAN tour stops across three continents in 2019. The official title featured in DreamHack Open is Counter Strike: Global Offensive.