It’s that time of year again where random ‘Redeye’ sightings start happening and this time it’s at the CS:GO Major at DreamHack Open in Cluj-Napoca. Redeye will be hosting the event at its second to last stop of the year from October 28th to November 1st at the Sala Polivalentă arena. This will be the first time there has been a DreamHack event at Cluj-Napoca, Romania and it features a plethora of star-studded teams and casters.
The broadcasting talent at this Dreamhack event is larger than usual, with a variety of new and familiar faces to eSports fans. Redeye will be joined by:
Panel host – Richard Lewis
Interviewer – Pala “Mantrousse” Gilroy Sen
Interviewer – Scott “SirScoots” Smith
Commentator – Anders Blume
Commentator – Auguste “Semmler” Massonnat
Commentator – Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett
Commentator – Henry “HenryG” Greer
Commentator – Daniel “ddk” Kapadia
Commentator – James Bardolph
Expert – Duncan “Thorin” Shields
Expert – Robin “Fifflaren” Johansson
Expert – Joona “natu” Leppänen
Expert – Jason “Moses “O’Toole
Sixteen teams will take part in the event to battle it out for a $250,000 prize pool. Eight teams will make their way to the event as sure contenders via direct invites after securing a place in the last Major. The other eight teams qualified through a series of online qualifiers, ending with one offline qualifier in Stockholm, Sweden.
Three major contenders battling it out for the top spot are Fnatic, Team EnVyUs and Team SoloMid. In terms of performance and consistency, these three teams are constantly shifting places on the world ranking between the top 3 spots and have all secured at least a top 3 finish in a major tournament in the past month or so. Fnatic has been a favourite at major tournaments for a while now but showed at ESL Dubai that they can be beaten. Team SoloMid have performed consistenly, coming close to winning several events but were unable to claim first place. Can they claim the top spot at Dreamhack? Team EnVyUs on the other hand, managed to take first place at Dreamhack London and Gfinity Champion of Champions but fell out of the Dubai invitational.
September has been an exciting month for CS:GO with Virtus.pro taking the top spot at ESL Dubai and proving they are a contender at Dreamhack. With so many teams vying for the top spot at Dreamhack, it looks to be an exciting and unpredictable event.
Tickets for the event can be purchased here.