Written by Austyn W.
100Thieves and Cloud9 will face each other in the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: Europe tournament. The DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: Europe is a sixteen team online CS:GO tournament. The event has a prize pool of $160,000 for the European segment. With the best CS:GO teams in the region, the European section of the tournament is bound to throw up some exciting possibilities and plays for CS:GO viewers.
The sixteen teams are divided into four groups of four teams each. The teams will play best-of-three matches against each other and the group’s winners will move to the upper bracket of the playoffs. The second and third-placed teams in each group move to the lower bracket of the tournament. The playoffs feature a double elimination bracket with the grand finals being a best-of-five affair.
100Thieves and Cloud9 have won their inaugural group stage match of the tournament. While 100Thieves took down Gen.G in their opening match, Cloud9’s surprise victory against Evil Geniuses was a pleasant watch for the team’s fans.
100Thieves is ranked 11th in the HLTV world CS:GO rankings and features an Australian lineup which has been on the rise in recent weeks. The team has a limited map pool, and they strive to be strong on their map picks. Vertigo, Train and Nuke are three of the best maps for 100Thieves. However, they will go up against Cloud9’s CS:GO roster
Cloud9’s roster features three North American players and two players from South Africa. The roster created waves when it was on ATK, and Cloud9 quickly picked it up to represent them in North America. Over the past few weeks, Cloud9 has shown tremendous improvements in its rankings and has climbed up the ladder.