DreamHack today announced three new invitations to the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö, to be held in Malmö October 4-6, 2019. The new additions are: NRG Esports, Furia and Ence. They join the previously-announced Swedish superstars Ninjas in Pyjamas; number one-ranked Team Liquid; the French team Vitality; Fnatic; Astralis; and Optic Gaming, who earned their invitation by winning the DreamHack Open at DreamHack Summer.
CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö will feature 16 of the best CS:GO teams in the world, battling it out in the hunt for a share of the $250,000 prize pool. The tournament is split into two stages: a group stage — played at Malmömässan; and the playoffs — played in front of the crowd at Malmö Arena. More invited teams will be announced, with some of the 11 remaining spots to be decided by online qualifiers.
The North American team NRG Esports is sure to be looking for redemption as the team made an early exit at CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Dallas. Currently ranked as number five in the world, NRG truly is a force to recognize. IF they were to win, that would mark two consecutive North American winners at two consecutive CORSAIR DreamHack Masters.
The Brazilian squad of Furia truly is the up-and-comer of this season, having claimed some impressive top placements, including a 3-4th finish at CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Dallas. Can this be the team to place Brazil as the top CS:GO country again?
The impressive saga of ENCE continues. The Finnish team was the runner-up at CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Dallas, followed by a surprisingly early exit at their next, big international competition before immediately bouncing back and claiming another second place finish after that. Time will tell if they’ll be able to even higher in Malmö and claim the trophy.
INVITED TEAMS — CORSAIR DREAMHACK MASTERS MALMÖ 2019
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Optic Gaming (Winners of DreamHack Open Summer)
- Team Liquid
- NRG Esports