No. 10 Cloud9 has been revealed as the latest team to be attending DreamHack Austin. Prior to the addition of Cloud9, G2 Esports was the only team revealed.
The event is set to kick off on April 28 and run through the weekend until April 30 with top teams from around the world competing in the iconic esports tournament. The event will feature a $100,000 prize pool as the previous iterations of the Open series from DreamHack have with the Masters being the updated and more competitive events that boast a larger reward at $450,000 from the tournament organizer.
Cloud9 returned to the WWG CSGO Team Rankings top ten this week thanks in part to playing a higher ranked Immortals squad and taking a map win. Add in two more online wins against an unranked opponent and you get a little bump thanks to a tightly contested area around ranks 8-12.
Cloud9's most recent international appearance saw the boys in blue go out in the group stage. Intel Extreme Masters Katowice wasn't the squads worst showing, however, it once again proved Jake "Stewie2k" Yip and co. have ways to go. The squad did bring in Soham "valens
Joining a G2 squad that has had interesting results thus far in its online matches. Losing to its French rival Team EnVyUs as well as other unexpected teams. Although things are still fresh, a poor showing in Austin will have people wondering if this promising lineup will ever meet anywhere close to the expectations set when players like kennyS and Shox unite under one roof.
Statement from Cloud:
"Cloud9 is super excited to return to Austin in 2017. The venue as well as DreamHack competitions were great last year and we expect them to be even better this time around." - Cloud9 General Manager
Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert
Mike "shroud" Grzesiek
Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham
Jake "Stewie2k" Yip
Timothy "autimatic" Ta
(C) Soham "valens" Chowdhury