Refreshed – Preview Of DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018

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Teams such as FaZe and Astralis will be desperate for a head-start going into the FACEIT Major.

Starting August 29th 2018, 16 teams will battle in Stockholm to determine who will take the mantle of DreamHack Masters Champion. Will Astralis will continue their domination? With the player break happening so recently many would argue that this tournament is the most up-for-grabs tournament in a while.

The Teams

Grayhound

Roster: dexter, Gratisfaction, malta, Dickstacy, fejtZ

TYLOO

Roster: Mo, DD, BnTeT, somebody, xccurate

HellRaisers

Roster: ANGE1, bondik, woxic, DeadFox, ISSAA

Heroic

Roster: es3tag, friberg, MODDII, mertz, AciLioN

OpTic

Roster: Snappi, JUGi, k0nfig, cajunb, gade

Astralis

Roster: Magisk, Xyp9x, gla1ve, device, dupreeh

FaZe

Roster: karrigan, NiKo, olofmeister, GuardiaN, rain

Gambit

Roster: Dosia, AdreN, mir, Hobbit, mou

MIBR

Roster: Stewie2K, tarik, FalleN, coldzera, fer

NRG

Roster: nahtE, CeRq, daps, Brehze, FugLy

NaVi

Roster: s1mple, electronic, flamie, Zeus, Edward

NiP

Roster: dennis, GeT_RiGhT, f0rest, Lekr0, REZ

North

Roster: niko, MSL, aizy, Kjaerbye, valde

fnatic

Roster: Xizt, draken, flusha, JW, KRIMZ

mousesports

Roster: Snax, chrisJ, ropz, suNny, oskar

Ghost

Roster: steel, WARDELL, koosta, Subroza, kRYSTAL

The Groups

Group Predictions

Group A: Astralis and TYLOO to advance.

Group B: NaVi and NiP to advance.

Group C: FaZe and fnatic to advance.

Group D: mousesports and MIBR to advance.

Opening Match Predictions

Group A: Astralis > Grayhound | North > TYLOO

Group B: NaVi > Ghost |NRG Heroic |fnatic Gambit | MIBR > HellRaisers

Final Predictions

Astralis should win this event because after the player break they will be refreshed and had time to prepare new strategies before the major and had some time to work out any kinks they might have had. I think this tournament will be a statement before the Major in September. We shall see a completely refreshed, dominant Astralis.

Closing Words

Thank you for reading the article. We hope you enjoyed it. If you want more ESN, we have a Discord server and a Twitter account, along with other articles, such as the most recent installment of Dom Discusses, where I talk about the rumoured new French team. This article was written by Dom “d0m^” Phillips and edited by Jacob “GodPancakes” Doraty.

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