From February 15th – 17th, Wolves eSports Counterstrike: Global Offensive team and the management attended the 2019 edition of the DreamHack Leipzig.
On the esports side of things the DreamHack offered a plethora of tournaments, including the first stop of the DreamHack Pro Circuit, the first of 4 events to take place globally, which featured 32 teams from all over the world and has been the most stacked tournament in Rocket League history. In the end, former world champions Dignitas secured themselves the lion’s share of the $100,000 prize pool.
Other tournaments, such as the WinTheWinter Hearthstone tournament with a prize pool of €9,000 and the “The WinterNational” CSGO tournament with invitees Sprout, expert eSports, Alternate aTTaX and the qualified Unicorns of Love, who battled for a total amount of €11,000, took place as well.
For the Wolves eSports CSGO team, the DreamHack tournament started on Friday evening with the groupstage. The first two matches were won 16-2 against Team Vrzz and Eraise meets EBF, followed by two 16-3 wins against GR-eSports and Alk-Bot. The final match of the groupstage ended 15-15 vs Magdeburg eSports e.V. In the end, the Wolves take first place based on better round score. In the next round against Team Abgebaut, the Wolves started with a fantastic T side and didn’t close the match as fast as it would have been possible, resulting in a 16-9 win. The next round saw us face TouchtheCrown and unfortunately falling short 9-16 to the later-on winners of the DreamHack CSGO tournament.
Apart from the esports tournaments, the DreamExpo offered quite a lot of booths from well-known companies within the gaming and esports industry such as MSI, SAMSUNG, Corsair, and Monster Energy as well as smaller, indie-oriented booths, the obligatory merchandise booths and the DCMM, the German Casemodding Championship. Our personal highlight has been the SAMSUNG booth which offered to wash your tshirts for free and giving out free to keep tshirts for the time your clothes are in the washing machine.
Now that the DreamHack Leipzig 2019 is over and everyone has arrived back home safely, we’re starting to count the days to the 2020 edition of Germany’s biggest LAN which will take place from Jan 24-26, 2019. See you then, Leipzig!