DreamHack have announced two $250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments for 2016 under the name DreamHack Masters.
The events will join the Swedish Modern Times Group-owned company’s five other Open events throughout the year, and bring the total prizepool for CS:GO at DreamHack events in 2016 up to $1m.
The first DreamHack Masters event will take place April 16-17 in the 15,500-seater Malmö Arena, close to the bridged border between Sweden and Denmark, featuring 16 of the world’s top teams.
“We are extremely proud to introduce DreamHack Masters in Malmö, to offer both Swedish and Danish fans the first dedicated stadium experience for CS:GO,” said Tomas Lyckedal, Business Development Director at Dreamhack. “We’re looking to beat the production quality of DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca, which was our most successful CS:GO event ever.”
More than 25m people watched the final DreamHack Open event of last year, in the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca, where French team EnVyUs triumphed over Natus Vincere.