DreamHack Stockholm is the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament after the player break, and it will serve as a great way to see which teams are in top form right before the FACEIT London Major.

The upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament will be the biggest since the start of the player break and has many intriguing storylines and these are the most important facts about the event.

When does it start and end?

DreamHack Stockholm beings tomorrow, Aug. 29, and concludes on Sept. 2. 

When do matches begin?

The first matches begin at noon in Stockholm, or 6 a.m. ET

Who are the teams in attendance?

Astralis, FaZe Clan, Gambit Esports, Made in Brazil, NRG, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, North, Fnatic, Mousesports, Ghost Gaming, OpTic Gaming, Heroic, HellRaisers, TYLOO, and  Greyhound Gaming.

Where does it take place?

The tournament is taking place at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, a venue with a 16,000 capacity.

What are the groups? 

Where can it be watched?

DreamHack's ​official Twitch stream will host the tournament, and for the group stage, there will be two concurrent DreamHack channels showing the matches. 

What are the biggest storylines to watch?

FaZe Clan needs to win this event to win the Intel Grand Slam Series and the $1,000,000 that comes with it. Most teams are competing at the event for the first time since the player break and this is the last tournament before the Major, so this event is a strong indication of who will be in top form heading into the biggest tournament of the year.

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