The groups for DreamHack Montreal were revealed Wednesday in a tweet published by the DreamHack Counter-Strike Global account.


Group A will include Ence eSports, Team Kinguin, Red Reserve and eUnited, while Group B will feature the Imperial, Heroic, Luminosity Gaming and AGO Esports. All eight ​Counter-Strike teams were invited, eschewing the tournament typical series format of six invited teams and two teams qualifying through previous tournaments ​because of scheduling conflicts.

Each group will play out a double elimination bracket where opening and winners matches are best-of-one while elimination and decision matches are best-of-three. The top two teams from each group will advance to the playoffs, a single elimination, best-of-three bracket.


The prize pool totals $100,000, with $50,000 going to first place. The rest of the teams will split the remaining money according to their placements in the tournament. The tournament is scheduled to begin Sept. 7 and conclude Sept. 9.


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