Fnatic are the third team confirmed to attend DreamHack Masters Malmö at the start of October, where they will fight 15 other CS:GO esports teams for the lion’s share of a US $250,000 prize pool.
Following DreamHack events in Rio de Janeiro, Tours, Dallas, and DreamHack Open Summer in Jönköping, the event is set to skip Montreal and head directly to Malmö for the third time.
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After successful events in Malmö in 2016 and 2017, the 2018 DreamHack Masters moved to Stockholm, but Sweden’s third-largest city re-appeared on the DreamHack schedule in 2019 for what will be the best-paid DreamHack event of the year.
Just like previous instalments of the DreamHack Masters, the 2019 edition will once again host 16 teams in a group stage at MalmöMässan with eight teams progressing to the playoffs at Malmö Arena. Unlike the last last two, which were held in August and September, this year’s event will run from October 1-6.
As the tournament is still almost three months away, the list of the participating teams is nowhere near complete; however, those spots will start filling up over the coming weeks.
The first team which earned their spot at DreamHack Masters Malmö were OpTic Gaming, who won the DreamHack Open Summer 2019 in a convincing fashion, only losing one map throughout the whole tournament. Earlier this week, organisers announced Astralis as the first team invited to the tournament. A few days later, Fnatic also accepted an invitation.
DreamHack Malmö, along with the StarLadder Berlin Major, will be a great opportunity for Fnatic to get back on the horse following their disappointing run at ESL Pro League S9 and ESL One Cologne, where on both occasions they finished 9th-12th.