DreamHack Open Atlanta 2019 Preview and Predictions
DreamHack Open Atlanta is an upcoming A-tier DreamHack tournament scheduled to take place in the United States between November 15th – 17th. The tournament brings together eight good teams and provides numerous CSGO betting opportunities for those who want to bet on CS:GO.
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DreamHack Open Atlanta Format
DreamHack Open Atlanta takes place in two stages. For the Group Stage, the teams will be divided into two groups of four. Each group will be played in a GSL or double-elimination format. Opening and Winners’ matches will be Bo1. The other group matches will be Bo3. In the end, the top two teams from each group move on to the next stage.
The Playoffs consist of just three matches: Semifinals and Grand Final. All of these matches will be Bo3.
DreamHack Open Atlanta Prizes
DreamHack Open Atlanta offers $100.000 in prizes. The money will be distributed among the eight participants in the following way:
- 1st place: $50.000
- 2nd place: $20.000
- 3rd – 4th place: $10.000
- 5th – 6th place: $3.000
- 7th – 8th place: $2.000
DreamHack Open Atlanta Teams
DreamHack Open Atlanta features eight teams of varying strength. Seven of them are already known. Initially, all of them were known but Cloud9 withdrew on November 4th and their replacement is yet to be announced.
- Illuminar Gaming
- INTZ eSports
- The Quest
Among these teams, CR4ZY and Heroic are definitely much stronger than the rest and should be expected to qualify for the Playoffs.
DreamHack Open Atlanta Team Analysis
DreamHack Open Atlanta will almost certainly be won by one of the two teams mentioned above. Here’s a brief analysis of each of them.
CR4ZY is currently sitting at number 18 in the global rankings and has had a fabulous rise over the last 12 months. They started at around 80th place and have climbed more the 60 positions at the top of the professional scene. Along away, they got multiple notable results. Among them, I would mention the following: 1st place at United Masters League Season 1, 5th – 8th place at WESG 2018, 3rd – 4th place at DreamHack Rio de Janeiro 2019, 2nd place at DreamHack Open Tours 2019, 9th – 11th place at StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 and 1st place at DreamHack Open Rotterdam 2019.
Overall, CR4ZY is a very strong team right now and I fully expect them to play in the Grand Final at DreamHack Open Atlanta.
Heroic is another favorite to win the tournament. They’re sitting at number 17 in the global rankings, which is the highest placement of any of the participants at DreamHack Open Atlanta. In recent months, Heroic had only one notable result: 2nd place at DreamHack Open Rotterdam 2019, where they lost against CR4ZY in the Grand Final.
Going into DreamHack Open Atlanta, I expect Heroic to finish 2nd or 3rd again. They definitely have the potential to play in the Grand Final, but it’s hard to believe that they will succeed at that level when they have to face an adversary such as CR4ZY or perhaps Virtus.pro.