2013 DreamHack Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Championship
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|Sport||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Dates||November 28, 2013–November 30, 2013|
16 team group stage |
Eight team single-elimination playoff
|Venue||Elmia Exhibition and Convention Centre|
|1st runners-up||Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|MVP||Jesper "JW" Wecksell|
The 2013 DreamHack SteelSeries Counter Strike: Global Offensive Championship or simply DreamHack Winter 2013 was the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship to be sponsored by Valve. The competition was held during the Winter 2013 DreamHack digital festival at the Elmia Exhibition and Convention Centre in Jönköping, Sweden. Six invitees joined ten qualifiers to form the sixteen team event. Community funding helped to build the US$250,000 prizepool. The tournament had a peak 145,000 concurrent viewers on twitch.tv and the in-game viewing client.
Six teams – Astana Dragons, compLexity Gaming, VeryGames, Clan-Mystik, Fnatic, and Team iBuyPower – were automatically invited to participate in the tournament.
In addition to those six teams, ten other teams qualified through various tournaments and qualifiers. For instance, Ninjas in Pyjamas were eligible for the tournament because it won the DreamHack Summer 2013 tournament; Copenhagen Wolves qualified after it won EMS One Fall 2013; LGB eSports qualified through an online qualifier; and Reason Gaming qualified through the BYOC qualifier. All of these qualifiers made up the last ten teams for the tournament.
Teams will be split up into four groups. All group matches are best of a. The highest seed will play the lowest seed in each group and the second and third seeds will play against each other. The winner of those two matches will play to determine which team moves on to the Playoffs; the loser of that match will play another match against the winner of the two losing teams. The loser of the lower match is eliminated from the tournament. The last two teams will play each other and the winner of that match moves on to the playoffs.
The playoffs bracket consists of eight teams, two from each group. All of these matches are a best of three, single elimination format. Teams advance in the bracket until a winner is decided.
1 - 3rd-4th place at EMS One Fall 2013.
2 - DreamHack Winter 2013 Online Qualifiers winners
3 - 3rd place at TECHLABS Cup 2013 Finals
4 - 1st place at DreamHack Summer 2013
5 - 1st place at DreamHack Valencia 2013
6 - DreamHack Winter 2013 BYOC Qualifier winners
7 - 2nd place at DreamHack Bucharest 2013
The sixteen teams were divided into four groups, with the two first match winners playing off against each other to find the groups top seed for the knockout stages. The losers of the first match played off in a knockout match, with the winner facing the loser of the winner's match to find the second seed. With eight teams remaining, the competition reached the quarter final stage, with all knockout matches hereon played in a best-of-three format.
There were five maps to choose from. In the group stage, each team bans two maps so that one remains. In the playoffs, each team bans one map and chooses one map; the remaining map would be the decider map of the series.
|Group A Matches|
|Clan-Mystik||16||Dust II||14||LGB eSports|
|LGB eSports||16||Mirage||13||Natus Vincere|
|1||Ninjas in Pyjamas||2||0||32||17||+15||6|
|Group C Matches|
|Group D Matches|
|Astana Dragons||16||Inferno||11||Reason Gaming|
|Copenhagen Wolves||16||Inferno||11||SK Gaming|
|Astana Dragons||7||Nuke||16||Copenhagen Wolves|
|Reason Gaming||16||Inferno||3||SK Gaming|
|Astana Dragons||16||Nuke||13||Reason Gaming|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||2|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||2|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||1|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||14||Dust II||16||LGB eSports|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||16||Train||9||LGB eSports|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||16||Mirage||7||LGB eSports|
|Copenhagen Wolves||6||Dust II||16||VeryGames|
|Fnatic||13||Dust II||16||Recursive eSports|
|compLexity Gaming||9||Nuke||16||Astana Dragons|
|compLexity Gaming||16||Dust II||7||Astana Dragons|
|compLexity Gaming||16||Inferno||12||Astana Dragons|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||16||Dust II||13||VeryGames|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||6||Inferno||16||VeryGames|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||16||Nuke||5||VeryGames|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||14||Dust II||16||Fnatic|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||16||Inferno||6||Fnatic|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||2||Train||16||Fnatic|
|1st||Fnatic||US$100,000||EMS One Katowice 2014||Devilwalk, JW, flusha, pronax, schneider||cArn|
|2nd||Ninjas in Pyjamas||US$50,000||f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, Xizt, friberg, Fifflaren|
|3rd–4th||compLexity Gaming||US$22,000||Hiko, n0thing, swag, Sgares, Semphis|
|VeryGames||shox, SmithZz, NBK, ScreaM, Ex6TenZ|
|5–8th||LBG eSports||US$10,000||dennis, olofmeister, KRiMZ, eksem, SKYTTEN|
|Astana Dragons||ANGE1, kucher, markeloff, Dosia, AdreN|
|Recursive eSports||Uzzziii, Happy, GMX, kennyS, Maniac|
|Copenhagen Wolves||FeTiSh, dev1ce, Nico, dupreeh, Xyp9x||3k2|
|9–12th||Clan-Mystik||US$2,000||–||apEX, HaRts, KQLY, ioRek, kioShiMa|
|Universal Soldiers||TaZ, NEO, pashaBiceps, byali, Snax|
|n!faculty||karrigan, gla1ve, Pimp, cajunb, raalz|
|Reason Gaming||coloN, MSL, smF, EXR, LOMME|
|13–16th||SK Gaming||US$2,000||–||MODDII, twist, xelos, Delpan, pita|
|Xapso||ultra, centeks, cadiaN, aizy, robiin|
|Team iBUYPOWER||Skadoodle, adreN, DaZeD, anger, AZK|
|Natus Vincere||ceh9, Zeus, starix, seized, kibaken|
- DreamHack: Winter 2013 - official website
- Liquipedia tournament page
- DreamHack TV
- DreamHack CS
- DreamHack CS 2
- O'Neill, Patrick Howell (December 3, 2013). "With breakthrough tournament, 'Counter-Strike' finally returns to former glory". The Daily Dot. Retrieved November 24, 2015.