The DreamHack Masters Las Vegas kicks off in a short while, running from today until Sunday, which sees 16 teams lock horns for their share of the $450,000 prize pool.
The event itself is taking place at the prestigious MGM Grand Las Vegas, the first 3 days which consist of the group stage will be on the Casino Floor, and then the playoffs which are at the weekend will be happening at the MGM Grand Garden Arena which has showcased some truly historic boxing matches and UFC events in it’s time!
The groups are as follows:
Astralis, North, OpTic, compLexity
Virtus.pro, fnatic, Gambit, Misfits
SK-Gaming, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Cloud9, TyLoo
FaZe, Natus Vincere, mousesports, Renegades
The action all kicks off at 19:00 CET, with Astralis taking on compLexity, the Ninjas play their first game against North American side Cloud9 at 02:05 CET.
The groups are double elimination, so the winner of the first game will go on to face the winner of the other group match in the winner's match, for a place in the Quarter-finals, whilst the two defeated sides will meet in an elimination game, both on Thursday.
On the Friday we will see the groups BO3 decider matches taking place to determine which team will join the group winner in the Quarters, and the losers will be heading home.
Saturday will host the Quarter-finals, with the first game taking place at 19:00 CET, and finally Sunday will see both the Semi-finals taking place, at 20:00 CET and 23:00 CET, with the Grand Final happening at 03:00 CET.