DreamHack Open 2014 will feature the same core format that fans and players have come to know and love in the 2013 year; including completely open sign-ups as well as the much praised final eight players show. With a newly added stop in Moscow, each DreamHack Open stop will qualify four players to the tour-ending Grand Finals hosted at DreamHack Winter.
To make it to the final championship at DreamHack Winter, every single player will need to prove themselves at a live tour stop. More information on the format can be seen on the infographic below.
“DreamHack Open had an explosive ending in 2013 with Team Liquid’s TaeJa concluding a year of domination with a victory over StarTale’s Life. We are very excited to see how the stories will unfold in 2014.” says DreamHack CEO, Robert Ohlén.
“Of course none of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors, so we are thrilled to welcome back EIZO and HyperX, as well as welcome Razer and thank them for making 2014 the biggest year for DreamHack Open yet.”
The full list of dates, tournament format, and broadcast details can be found below. DreamHack Bucharest signups have already begun.
26-27 April, Sala Polivalenta, Bucharest, Romania
DreamHack Summer 2014
14-16 June, Elmia, Jönköping, Sweden
18-19 July, Feria de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
13-14 September, Stadium Live, Moscow, Russia
26-27 September, Stockholm Globe Arenas, Stockholm, Sweden
DreamHack Winter 2014
27-29 November, Elmia, Jönköping, Sweden
For 2014, DreamHack Open will feature a very similar circuit format to 2013. Each Open tour stop will feature sign-up for open participation of up to 96 players, a mixture of professionals as well as amateurs. All competitors will compete in 3 group stages to narrow down to 16 players, and from here the competition will become single elimination best of 3, with a best of 5 grand finals.
Total Prize Money : $200,000
DreamHack Open Tour Stops
Bucharest – Summer – Valencia – Stockholm – Moscow
Total: $25,000 and 4,000 WCS Points, top 4 qualify to DreamHack Winter Grand Finals
1st place: $10,000
DreamHack Open Grand Finals at DreamHack Winter
1st place: $30,000