DreamHack Masters Reveals Invited Teams for NA Qualifier

by Steven Cropley

(Photo: DreamHack)

The final three spots for DreamHack Masters Las Vegas are up for grabs Saturday, January 14 through Sunday, January 15. The North America Qualifier will be taking place and the top three teams will move on to the $450,000 event.

Dreamhack revealed the eight teams invited to the closed qualifier where they will mix with the top eight teams from the open qualifier. The open qualifier takes place on January 14 and is open to up to 512 teams.

Of the eight teams invited to the closed qualifier, three are in the WWG CSGO Team Rankings. Renegades, Team Liquid, and Immortals sit at No. 17, 21, and 8 respectively in the rankings, while the remaining five teams have either never been a member or have since moved out. Counter Logic Gaming, NRG Esports, Luminosity, compLexity, and Team SoloMid will fill out the remaining five invites for the closed qualifier.

The event will be the debut for several new rosters as NRG, CLG, and TSM have all made several changes to their lineups.

Schedule for Sunday, January 15:
12:00AM CST – Round of 16
03:00PM CST – Quarter-Finals
06:00PM CST – Semi-Finals (Winners of these matches will qualify for DreamHack Masters Las Vegas)
09:00PM CST – Third place (Winner of this match will qualify for DreamHack Masters Las Vegas)

Invited teams:

No. 8 Immortals No. 17 Renegades
No. 21 Team Liquid Counter Logic Gaming
NRG Esorts compLexity
Team SoloMid Luminosity