EVIL GENIUSES, G2, LIQUID & COMPLEXITY AMONG THE TEAMS CONFIRMED FOR MASTERS WINTER
DreamHack is trying to shake off the bad taste of its latest coaching bug scandal by officially announcing the dates for the last major ESL Pro Tour event of the year. According to DreamHack’s direct tweet, posted earlier on Tuesday, the 4 Region Tournament will be played between the days of Nov 30th and Dec 6th, 2020.
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4 Regions, Some Bigger than Others
DreamHack Masters Winter will be held online, as most other events have due to the Covid-19 regulations and it comes with a total $250,000 prize pool, divided pretty unevenly between the 4 existing regions. Check out summaries with the most-recently known facts for each region below:
8 Teams Only / Teams Confirmed: Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid; two teams will enter through qualifiers and the last 4 will be selected by direct invitations.
*Will make use of the GSL group stage format with a single playoff bracket.
16 Teams Total / Teams Confirmed: G2, Astralis, Natus Vincere and Complexity; the remaining twelve will receive direct invitations (unknown).
*Will make use of double-elimination group stage to start (8 mini groups) followed by a playoff bracket.
Oceania & Asia
4 Teams Only; two will enter via qualifiers and the remaining two will receive direct invitation (unknown).
Meanwhile, the prize pool will be split in the following fashion: Europe being the largest region receives $150,000 USD, while the North America regions will get $70,000. Asia and Oceania will have to split the remaining $30,000 pot between the two.
The Masters Winter closes the 2020 season until the IEM Katowice’s start early in 2021.
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