We are now less than two days away from the start of the final major of the 2015 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive season, DreamHack Cluj-Napoca. This event will feature 16 of the top teams; 8 qualifier teams, and 8 challenger teams that have been through thick and thin to qualify for this event, and also prove their worth on the big stage.
This event will also be the third Valve supported, $250,000 of the 2015 season.
The sixteen competing teams were divided up into four groups, Group A to Group D. The tournament kicks off with a double elimination group stage played in a best-of-one series until we reach the decider matches on Day 3 where we will play in a best-of-three series. Once all of the spaces in the playoffs have been taken, the single elimination bracket will begin and also be played in a best-of-three series format.
- Luminosity Gaming
- Team SoloMid
- FlipSid3 Tactics
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Team Liquid Pro
- Team EnVyUs
- Natus Vincere
- Counter Logic Gaming
- Team dignitas
The Prize Pool
The tournament showcases a staggering $250,000 prize pool, which matches that of previous majors and some of the biggest events before it.
As of now, we understand that the DreamHack Cluj-Napoca champions will take home $100,000.
Stay tuned for further details in regards to how the rest of the prize pool will be divided up.
The Talent Team
DreamHack Cluj-Napoca will feature a 14-man talent teams that will be providing you, the viewer, with some of the best commentary, analysis and interviews.
You can find a full list of the talent team below:
- Scott “SirScoots” Smith – Interviewer
- Pala “Mantrousse” Gilroy – Interviewer
- Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner – Stage Host
- Richard Lewis – Panel Host
- Anders Blume – Commentator
- Auguste “Semmler” Massonnat – Commentator
- Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett – Commentator
- Henry “HenryG” Greer – Commentator
- Daniel “ddk” Kapadia – Commentator
- James Bardolph – Commentator
- Duncan “Thorin” Shields – Expert
- Robin “Fifflaren” Johansson – Expert
- Joona “natu” Leppänen – Expert
- Jason “moses” O’Toole – Expert
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