US$30,000 DreamHack Open 45 Asia Announced; Registrations Goes Live

by Juandi

DreamHack has released the details for DreamHack Open 45, with a spot at IEM Fall 2021 on the line.

DreamHack Open 45 Asia will run from June 10 to July 3 in an online environment and award teams with ESL Pro Tour Points and a spot at IEM Fall 2021, which will be held in September at an as-yet-undisclosed location. The competition will also grant a total of $100,000, divided between North America (US$70,000) and Asia (US$30,000).

The qualifying process will begin with two open qualifiers leading to a closed qualifier. The open qualifiers will consist of a best-of-one (BO1) single-elimination bracket for all of the matches, followed by a best-of-three (BO3) grand-final to determine the qualifying teams.

Two qualifying winners will then advance to the closed qualifier, which will also include two invited teams. All closed qualification matches, up to and including the grand final, will be played in a best-of-three (BO3) double-elimination bracket format.

All of DreamHack Open 45’s matches will be played on the ESEA platform.

Two closed qualifier winners will then advance and compete against the top two ESL World Ranking standings for a total prize pool of US$30,000 at the playoffs stage. The playoffs will start from June 29-July 3, with the winner to take a spot at IEM Fall 2021 and 60 ESL Pro Tour Points.

DreamHack has returned to Asia after a six-month break from their latest Asian tournament held in December last year, DreamHack Masters Winter 2020 Asia, which was won by ViCi Gaming. According to the schedule, this will be Asia’s last DreamHack tournament in 2021. Therefore, DreamHack Open 45 will provide a big opportunity for an Asian team to compete in the highest level of the CS:GO competition, hosted by ESL and Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) this year.

The dates and registration links for the DreamHack Open 45 qualifiers are as follows:

Open Qualifier #1: June 10-June 11 (Signup)
Open Qualifier #2: June 12-13 (Signup)
Closed Qualifier: June 19-20

The prize pool distribution is as follows:

1. US$16,000 + 60 ESL Pro Tour Points
2. US$8,000 + 40 ESL Pro Tour Points
3. US$4,000 + 20 ESL Pro Tour Points
4. US$2,000

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Cover photo courtesy of DreamHack

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