DreamHack Delhi 2019 all set to take place from 6th-9th December at NSIC Exhibition Ground - Okhla, has locked down all the teams for the DreamHack Delhi CS:GO Invitational 2019, with HellRaisers and Pro100 being the last two direct invites, followed by Orgless5 from India who has qualified for the event through ESL India Premiership - Fall 2019.
With the first three slots being booked by YaLLa Esports, Goliath Gaming, and Lucid Dreams, the final three slots have also been booked, as the competition has exponentially grown with the presence of two Ukranian teams along with the home favourites.
HellRaisers who are on a road to recovery since a disastrous outing at the Berlin Major 2019, which witnessed the organization bench the entire roster. The 63rd ranked team in the world has accepted the invite to play in Delhi, as it goes up against teams who have never played at the top level of the international circuit.
This will be a good starting point for the team who has a whole new line-up which has not been performing all that well at the local circuit. A win here might give them a good confidence boost, but the way they have been playing it doesn’t instil total confidence in them as the clear winners.
Pro100 is another team from Ukraine who do quite well in the local circuit. Similar to HellRaisers, even they have been facing a rough year with regular roster shuffles throughout the season. With three very new players in the roster, this is a great chance for the team to play out of their local circuit and see how good this line-up really is.
They are currently ranked 47th according to the HLTV global rankings, so by the numbers they seem to be the best team present at the tournament, but as these teams have very less experience playing against each other the outcome can be very different from what the stats have to say.
Orgless5 with their recent victory at ESL India Premiership - Fall 2019 has secured their position as the Indian representatives. They have had a phenomenal run through the fall season, not losing a single map across the group stage and the playoffs, resulting in a clean sheet on their route to lifting the trophy.
They are hands down one of the best teams from India but with the high level of competition heading their way, they have to put their best foot forward and be in top shape the whole time. The pressure to perform well will certainly be on them as Signify CS:GO had finished as the runners-up last time around during DreamHack Mumbai CS:GO Invitational 2018.
With this, all the six teams for the CS:GO Invitational are ready to brawl it out for a lions share of the $54,000 prize pool. Let’s see how the two Asian teams stand up to these international invites.