DreamHack has announced the return of its Masters competition, this time taking the event to Las Vegas.
DreamHack Masters Las Vegas will take place at the MGM Grand in February 2017. The group stage will take place on the casino floor between February 15th and 17th, with the knockout stage taking place at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Feb 18th and 19th.
Sixteen of the best CS:GO teams in the world will head to Vegas to compete for a share of the $450,000 prize pool. The winning team will walk away with $200,000.
“It was a big discussion and constant debate of where to bring the second installment of DreamHack Masters to,” said Marcus Lindmark, President & CEO of DreamHack AB. “Las Vegas is a hugely exciting destination, and we’re excited to in partnership with MGM Grand to make a huge splash. Visitors can expect the best atmosphere possible, and we’ll be sure to capture all of this for the viewers online. CS:GO is best played live and on-stage, and that’s the experience we’re looking to focus on!”
“We have hosted a number of esports events over the course of the last year and the DreamHack Masters at MGM Grand gives us another opportunity to host a championship event at one of our venues," said Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of booking and development for MGM Resorts International. "The esports industry is quickly becoming one of the most popular worldwide and is a great complement to our goal of delivering a variety of sports and entertainment options to our local community and Las Vegas visitors.”