DreamHack claims the Malmö Arena again this fall, as the third edition of Masters will be held in the Swedish south in the end of August and the beginning of September. Almost a year has passed since DreamHack's first Masters event was held in Malmö, where NiP Gaming were crowned champions in front of a live audience consisting of more than ten thousand people.
"Sweden is the home of Counter-Strike, and in 2016 our event in Malmö exceeded all of our expectations. We’re hugely excited to return to Malmö Arena and continue to host the largest CS:GO event in the Nordics", said Marcus Lindmark, CEO of DreamHack.
The previous Malmö event is widely considered being one of last year's best, and is also claimed to be the most viewed CS:GO tournament aside from the two Valve approved Majors that were held during 2016. This year's edition will be held from the 30th of Augusti to the 3rd of September, where the three first days is meant for a group stage behind closed doors, while the two finishing days will have an audience in Malmö Arena.
The tournament should attract 16 of the best teams in the world, half of which via invites and the other half via qualifiers, should DreamHack use the same format as previous editions. The prize pool for the fall tournament consists of 250 000 dollars, which is the very same amount as the previous Malmö edition, but distinctively lower than the 450 000 dollars that are offered at next week's DreamHack Masters Las Vegas.