The days of the DreamHack Zowie Open are over. ASTRO Gaming has taken over as the leader sponsor of DreamHack's nine planned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive events of 2017.
The nine ASTRO Open events in CS:GO will boast a total of $900,000 in prize money and take place across six countries. Eight top teams will compete at each event and it is sure to see a majority of the teams in our WWG CSGO Team Rankings getting a shot at the $100,000 prize pools.
In reference to partnering with ASTRO Gaming, Chief Product Officer at DreamHack AB, Michael Van Driel talked about the gained support. "Thanks to ASTRO’s support we’ll be able to continue to level up our livestream production and experience onsite for visitors and competitors. We are tremendously excited for what 2017 holds for us!" he said. "DreamHack Open is DreamHack’s longest running esports property. In 2017 it will be our biggest year ever, with 9 live events, all featuring CS:GO and four of which in North America."
From the announcement by DreamHack, ASTRO Gaming expressed its drive and goal in partnering with the event. "After having worked with DreamHack on a smaller scale for the past few years, we are very proud to be growing with them and supporting the CS:GO community as the title sponsor for the DreamHack Open. Supporting gaming teams and communities along with the organizations that allow those communities a platform to compete is a cornerstone of the ASTRO brand story," said Walter Duccini, Director of International Marketing for ASTRO Gaming. "With a continued commitment to supporting global esports, we are extremely excited to be a part of the 2017 DreamHack family."
Full list of DreamHack ASTRO Open events in 2017:
DreamHack Leipzig, Germany - January 13-15th
DreamHack Austin, USA - April 28-30th
DreamHack Tours, France - May 6-8th
DreamHack Summer, Jönköping, Sweden - June 17-19th
DreamHack Valencia, Spain - July 14-16th
DreamHack Atlanta, USA - July 21-23rd
DreamHack Montreal, Canada - September 8-10th
DreamHack Denver, USA - October 20-22nd
DreamHack Winter, Jönköping, Sweden - November 30 - December 2nd
The first event kicks off this weekend with DreamHack Leipzig taking place from January 13-15 and feature two teams from the WWG CSGO Team Rankings in Heroic and ROGUE, who sit at No. 16 and 25 respectively.