DreamHack CS:GO Championship

CS:GO MAJOR TOURNEY AT DREAMHACK WINTER 2014

Marks Fourth Consecutive $250K CS:GO Major

October 3, 2014 — Valve today announced a $250,000 prize pool for the DreamHack CS:GO Championship at DreamHack Winter 2014.

Taking place in Jönköping, Sweden from November 27-29, the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament will feature eight quarter-finalists from ESL One Cologne 2014. They will be joined by eight teams to be decided by regional qualifiers. All the action from the Finals will be streamed live via continuous high-quality coverage provided by DreamHack.

For the first time, the DreamHack CS:GO Championship will feature a special boot camp – all teams are invited to Stockholm to train before the tournament, with support for accommodations provided by DreamHack and Valve.

The upcoming event will be the fourth $250,000 CS:GO Major tournament, pushing the total prize pool to $1 million awarded since last year’s  DreamHack SteelSeries CS:GO Championship.

In addition, the past season of Major tournaments generated record-breaking viewing audiences, with 3 million unique viewers “tuning in” for the last Major tournament, ESL One Cologne held in August of this year. Also in the past year, CS:GO’s player numbers for have grown by more than 250%, and content contributors have grossed more than $3.5 million dollars selling their items and maps for the game.

Valve is the creator of game technologies (Source, Steam) and numerous best-selling game franchises (Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Half-Life, Portal, and Team Fortress).

Hosted in Jönköping, Sweden, DreamHack is to date the world’s largest digital festival, and holds the official world record as the world’s largest LAN party in the Guinness Book of Records.

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