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DreamHack after announcing the dates for all Open tournaments taking place next year has gone ahead and announced the first Masters event of 2020 as well. DreamHack Masters Jönköping is scheduled to take place next year in the month of June with a total prize pool of $250,000 on the line.
The tournament scheduled to take place from 9th - 14th June will be a part of the DreamHack Summer Festival, which will be hosting a Masters event instead of an Open. The tournament will be held at the Kinnarps Arena, which has a seating capacity of 7,000 people.
DreamHack Masters Jönköping is a part of the ESL Pro Tour, which is built around DreamHack and ESL CS:GO tournaments. This particular event is a Masters level tournament, the sixteen teams which will be participating in it will be decided via a combination of direct invites, regional qualifiers and through the DreamHack Open tournaments.
For this Masters tournament, teams from DreamHack Leipzig (24th - 26th January) and DreamHack Anaheim (21st - 23rd February) will be considered. Whereas teams competing at Jönköping will earn points based on their placement, which will help them secure a slot for ESL One Cologne 2020, a Masters Championship level tournament taking place in Cologne, Germany, in July.
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Jönköping has a deep history with counter-strike, with the first-ever Valve sanctioned CS:GO Major taking place in the city, as part of DreamHack Winter 2013. The tournament turned out to be a great setting for the home crowd, as everyone witnessed a derby match-up in the finale, with the two Swedish giants, Fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas going up against each other, and Fnatic securing the title.
Marcus Lindmark, Co-CEO DreamHack, had a few words to say,
“Esports fans can expect an amazing experience as we feature matches across three days at Kinnarps Arena, in addition to the array of offerings being planned as part of DreamHack Summer. This will be special.”
The announcement which comes just a day after ESL One Rio 2020 was announced, seems to be the next big tournament following the first CS:GO Major of 2020. Let’s see how this upgrade offered to DreamHack Summer Festival works out, and how does it all playout for the ESL Pro Tour.