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.
Roster: dexter, Gratisfaction, malta, Dickstacy, fejtZ
Roster: Mo, DD, BnTeT, somebody, xccurate
Roster: ANGE1, bondik, woxic, DeadFox, ISSAA
Roster: es3tag, friberg, MODDII, mertz, AciLioN
Roster: Snappi, JUGi, k0nfig, cajunb, gade
Roster: Magisk, Xyp9x, gla1ve, device, dupreeh
Roster: karrigan, NiKo, olofmeister, GuardiaN, rain
Roster: Dosia, AdreN, mir, Hobbit, mou
Roster: Stewie2K, tarik, FalleN, coldzera, fer
Roster: nahtE, CeRq, daps, Brehze, FugLy
Roster: s1mple, electronic, flamie, Zeus, Edward
Roster: dennis, GeT_RiGhT, f0rest, Lekr0, REZ
Roster: niko, MSL, aizy, Kjaerbye, valde
Roster: Xizt, draken, flusha, JW, KRIMZ
Roster: Snax, chrisJ, ropz, suNny, oskar
Roster: steel, WARDELL, koosta, Subroza, kRYSTAL
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
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.
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