DreamHack Masters Jönköping announced

DreamHack has announced a change to its normal DreamHack Open Summer CS:GO event as it’s been upgraded to DreamHack Masters Jönköping.

The popular event in Sweden will have $250,000 up for grabs for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition. Jönköping was the home of the very first CS:GO Major in 2013 and will be the third Swedish city to welcome a DreamHack Masters event. DreamHack Summer typically houses an Open event, but will be replaced by the Masters event this go around.

The playoffs will be held at the Kinnarps Arena that seats up to 7,000 attendees.

Sixteen teams will descend on the city having earned their spot via invitation, qualifiers, or the DreamHack Open events leading up to it. These events will be held in Leipzig and Anaheim from January 24-26 and February 21-23 respectively.

The event will count towards the Intel Grand Slam 3 which gives teams a chance to earn an extra $1 million in prize money and already has several with one point. Five different teams have won the first five events in the circuit.

In addition to the Intel Grand Slam, even if a team doesn’t win they can earn points for the ESL Pro Tour in order to gain a spot in ESL’s Cologne event slotted for July.

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