DreamHack Open Winter is an upcoming CSGO event scheduled to take place in Sweden between November 29th – December 1st. On the surface, this is a lower tier tournament that features only several strong teams. However, DreamHack Open Winter does provide the right mixture of favorites and underdogs that usually leads to excellent esports betting opportunities for those who want to bet on CSGO.
At Vulkanbet, we provide full coverage of the tournament and give you excellent DreamHack Open Winter betting odds.
These are the DreamHack Open outright betting odds available:
These are the odds for the first four matches of the event:
DreamHack Open Winter takes place in two stages. The first of these stages consists of two groups of four teams. Each of these groups will be played in a double-elimination format (GSL). The top two teams advance to the Semifinals. The bottom two teams are eliminated. In the Playoffs, the format used is single-elimination and the matches are Bo3.
DreamHack Open Winter offers a prize pool of $100,000. The money will be distributed among the participants in the following way:
|3rd – 4th place:||$10.000|
|5th – 6th place:||$3.000|
|7th – 8th place:||$2.000|
DreamHack Open Winter brings together 8 teams. Some of them are strong, others are completely unknown at this point.
Realistically, the battle will take place between CR4ZY, FURIA, GODSENT and Heroic. These four teams are vastly better than the others. However, three of them got placed in the same group. And that will lead to a slightly different outcome than the one indicated by statistics.
The battle in group A will take place between forZe, FURIA and Tricked. FURIA and forZe are probably the strongest, but Tricked might just produce an upset and steal someone’s seat in the Semifinals.
In Group B, GODSENT, Heroic and CR4ZY are very close to each other in terms of skill, but we still think that GODSENT and Heroic will probably advance to the Semifinals, as they’re both in great shape.
Here’s a brief analysis of the most important competitors at DreamHack Open Winter.
CR4ZY is currently sitting at 17 in the global rankings. Several months ago they were actually ranked even higher (12th), but since then they’ve made three roster changes for some reason and the team now has to relearn how to compete as a cohesive unit. This is especially true because one of the new players, emi, is now the IGL, while another member of the team, NeiL_M, is the new coach. So in terms of strategy and tactics, CR4ZY is now a very different competitor compared to the version from three months ago. Apart from a core made up of 3 solid players (LETN1, EspiranTo and ottoNd), everything has changed. Some say it’s for the best but so far, the results have been slightly worse than before.
In 2019, CR4ZY finished 5th – 8th at WESG, 1st at United Masters League Season 1, 3rd – 4th at DreamHack Open Rio de Janeiro, 2nd at DreamHack Open Tours, 5th – 6th at DreamHack Open Summer, 9th – 11th at StarLadder Berlin Major, 2nd at Arctic Invitational, 1st at DreamHack Open Rotterdam and 3rd – 4th at DreamHack Open Atlanta. From these results, we can quickly see that CR4ZY is a DreamHack specialist and a fairly strong team when it comes to lower tier events.
Going into DreamHack Open Winter, we expect CR4ZY to get a top 4 result.
forZe is a Russian team that hit a nice peak just two months ago. They’re currently sitting at number 18 in the global rankings but at their peak they were 12th. Unlike CR4ZY, which is in a similar position, forZe hasn’t made any significant roster changes in the last few months. They did change their coach at the end of August, but that’s it. The rest of the team has been playing together more 1-2 years, which is a considerable amount of time in esports.
In 2019, forZe finished 1st at Copenhagen Games, 1st at CIS Minor Championship Berlin, 2nd at BLAST Pro Series: Moscow and 3rd – 4th at DreamHack Open Rotterdam.
At the upcoming DreamHack Open Winter, forZe has an excellent chance to make it out of the groups and finish 3rd – 4th. They might get an even better result, but with teams like Heroic and GODSENT around, it will be difficult.
FURIA Esports is probably the team with the highest potential on this list. At their peak, back in June, they were sitting at number 5 in the global rankings. Now they’re 11th but have clearly not lost their will to succeed.
In 2019, FURIA was present at both Major (IEM Katowice and StarLadder Berlin) and got numerous other top placements and prizes: 2nd place at DreamHack Open Rio de Janeiro, 3rd – 4th place at DreamHack Masters Dallas, 2nd place at ECS Season 7 Finals, 1st place at EMF CSGO World Invitational, 1st place at Arctic Invitational and 3rd place at StarSeries & i-League CSGO Season 8, among others.
At DreamHack Open Winter, FURIA is one of the 3-4 teams that have a real chance to win the tournament.
GODSENT will be a very interesting to watch at DreamHack Open Winter. They’re currently sitting at 22nd in the global rankings but they’ve been on the rise in recent months, climbing more than 50 positions. And now that they have a entirely new roster. On November 14th, the whole team was changed and the latest version of GODSENT has already won a title at WePlay! Forge of Masters Season 2. With players like Maikelele, STYKO and maden, GODSENT is now a very strong competitor with excellent chances of getting a top 4 finish at a tournament like DreamHack Open Winter.
Heroic lost friberg back in August but since then, they’ve played in the Grand Final of two A-tier events: DreamHack Open Rotterdam (2nd) and DreamHack Open Atlanta (1st). Based on these results, we can clearly assess that Heroic has an excellent chance to play in the Grand Final of DreamHack Open Winter too.
Right now, Heroic is sitting at number 16 in the global rankings, being, at least in theory, the second best team at this event.
Tricked is currently sitting at number 21 in the global rankings, being a fairly strong team that has managed to climb over 50 positions this year. One thing that makes us see them as one of the main contender at DreamHack Open Winter is the fact that all the players are Danish. And you know what Danes can do in CSGO. Another indicator of Tricked’s strength is their recent 2nd place result at WePlay! Forge of Masters Season 2, where they lost to GODSENT in the Grand Final.
*Odds are subject to change.