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The European and North American qualifiers for DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 came to an end yesterday with Heroic, MAD Lions, and Cloud9 qualifying for the main event through their respective qualifiers.
With this, all the teams for the first DreamHack Open tournament of the year have now been locked down. The 8 teams consist of 4 direct invites and 4 teams making it through various qualifiers, here is the complete team list,
Both Heroic and MAD Lions had a tough opener against Team Secret and SKADE respectively, following which they scored a ‘2-0’ victory in the finals to secure themselves a slot in the main event.
MAD Lions seem to be shifting gears pretty quickly, qualifying for IEM Katowice 2020 and now also making their way to Leipzig. In the Katowice qualifier, they gave G2 Esports a tough time, while making quick work of ENCE. Expectations are now high from this side going against into the main event where they will be up against two other Danish sides, Heroic and North.
Cloud9 with their new African - American roster seem to have found quite a rhythm, qualifying for IEM Katowice 2020 where they were up against powerhouses like MIBR, FURIA, and Gen.G Esports.
Now once again, they have struck gold as they make their way to Leipzig, going undefeated through the qualifier as they won 6 maps in a row. If they continue to perform like this at the main event, it will certainly spell trouble for other big teams participating in the tournament.
Leipzig with $100,000 on the line is going to be an important tournament not because of the mediocre prize pool it has to offer, but because of the direct slot, the winning team earns to DreamHack Masters Jonkoping 2020. Let’s see which team can fight through the competition to earn this spot.