DreamHack Masters is the next big CS:GO event, starting in just a couple of weeks on the 1st September. DH released the DreamHack Masters Stockholm Group Stages recently and we have some predictions for how they’re going to go down.
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DreamHack Masters Stockholm Predictions – Group A
Astralis will top the group here. The world’s number 1 team have only lost twice since April, once to FaZe and once to NaVi. It’s hard to imagine them having any problems with this group.
— Astralis (@astralisgg) July 30, 2018
North is the next highest-ranked team (#8) and may seem like the smart pick for 2nd. However, no one can deny TyLoo’s ability in big tournaments- they’ve upset NaVi, C9, and SK (MiBR) this year.
Either could pass groups, although, Grayhound Gaming has also beaten TyLoo multiple times in the past. There’s some good upset potential here.
DreamHack Masters Stockholm Predictions – Group B
Ninjas in Pyjamas
NaVi shouldn’t have any problem taking the top spot here. The team has been on fire recently with three significant event wins in a row. Without Team Liquid here to upset them like in ELEAGUE, they should be able to storm to the top.
NRG is the next strongest team here, but Ninjas in Pyjamas always outperform themselves at home. Expect the Swedish team to round out the top 2 with Ghost trailing in last.
DreamHack Masters Stockholm Predictions – Group C
FaZe and OpTic fans will be happy with this group- there’s a good chance the long-time ORG rivals go head-to-head!
However, this isn’t Call of Duty and FaZe CS:GO should have no problem beating anyone in this group, with the possible exception of Fnatic. Plus, they’ll be more motivated than ever with the chance to win $1,000,000.
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All teams are strong and there’s some decent upset potential here, but FaZe and Fnatic should come out ahead of the Danish teams.
DreamHack Masters Stockholm Predictions – Group D
Made in Brazil (MiBR)
This group might be the most exciting since we get to see how MiBR with Tarik and Mousesports with Snax look after a few weeks of practice.
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Despite bad recent results, those two teams should shine in this tournament and move onto the knockout stages. Hellraisers and Gambit are solid enough teams, but just not enough to challenge the Top 10.
DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 Start Date
The DreamHack Masters Stockholm Group Stages go down Aug 29th – Aug 31st, with the playoffs taking place at the Eriksson Arena from Sep 1st – Sep 2nd.
For more information and tickets, check out the DreamHack Masters Stockholm website.
The event will give us a good idea of what to expect at the 2018 Major, with most of the FACEIT CS:GO Major teams in attendance.