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Betting Preview for the DreamHack Open November 2021

| November 4, 2021 10:28 am PDT

Another big CSGO tournament starts next week. Eight teams that failed to leave a mark in the latest Major will have the chance to bounce back immediately at the DreamHack Open November 2021.

The prize pool is decent and the competition awards points for the ESL Pro Tour as well, so there are enough reasons to play hard.

In this DreamHack Open November 2021 betting preview, I explore the latest odds, the format of the competition, and the main favorites.

DreamHack Open November 2021 Format and Teams

The upcoming DreamHack Open November 2021 will be played online because of the global health crisis. The tournament starts on November 10 and ends on November 14.

Eight teams will fight for a prize pool of $100,000.

There will be two stages, starting with a group phase. We already know how the participants have been distributed, so let’s take a closer look at both groups and how the double-elimination format will work for them.

Group A
Team Method of Qualification
BIG Invited
MOUZ Invited
MAD Lions Closed Qualifier
Team GamerLegion Closed Qualifier

BIG faces Team GamerLegion in the opening round, while MOUZ will meet MAD Lions. The winners proceed to a Winners Match and the team that ends up on top progresses to the knockouts.

The other squad waits for the winner of an Elimination Match that features the teams that lost in round one.

The two organizations left play a Decider Match and the winner progresses to the knockouts.

If the system looks complicated, let me simplify it real quick. Any team that wins two matches goes through and losing two leads to an elimination, whatever happens first.

Group B
Team Method of Qualification
ENCE Invited
Team Spirit Invited
Fnatic Closed Qualifier
forZe Closed Qualifier

The system here works the same way. The opening matches are ENCE vs. forZe and Fnatic vs. Team Spirit.

All fixtures from the DreamHack Open November 2021 group stage are in the best-of-three format.

Once we know which teams qualify for the next stage, it’s time for the Playoffs. They include a single-elimination bracket with semifinals and a Grand Final. The latter is in the best-of-five format, while the first round of knockouts includes best-of-three encounters.

Here’s how the prize pool is distributed when it’s all said and done.

Position Cash Award ESL Pro Tour Points
1st $50,000 100
2nd $20,000 80
3rd-4th $10,000 40
5-6th $3,000 20
7-8th $2,000

The winner of the tournament also gets a seed for the ESL Pro League Conference Season 15.

That sums up the format and key facts, so let’s move on to the betting sections of my DreamHack Open November 2021 preview.

DreamHack Open November 2021 Betting Odds

The DreamHack Open November 2021 odds are out, at least when it comes to the winner of the tournament.

Here’s what you can find at SportsBetting.ag, one of the leading betting sites for CSGO competitions.

Team Spirit+600
MAD Lions+1800

It’s clear that the sportsbook expects the champion to come from the group of the teams that were invited to the tournament. That’s only natural because they have the more talented and established squads.

The others will be happy to reach the knockouts and everything on top of that would be considered a huge shock. With that in mind, let’s take a deeper look at the DreamHack Open November 2021 main contenders.

DreamHack Open November 2021 Top Contenders

I believe that we have three teams that can realistically challenge for the DreamHack Open November 2021 title: ENCE, MOUZ, and BIG.

All of them just had a disappointing attempt to qualify for the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 New Champions Stage, so they will be eager to return to winning ways.

MOUZ was the team that did the best from that group, while both BIG and ENCE were very disappointing. The squad also managed to beat both opponents when they met in eliminations matches.

The victory against ENCE in the New Legends Stage was especially impressive.

It didn’t help MOUZ qualify for the next phase, but it certainly shows that ENCE can be beaten. The problem is that the team is in the stronger group and that means the road to the final is tougher.

As for BIG, I’m not sure that we can expect much from the team. The recent performances have been far from convincing and I don’t think that the DreamHack Open is big enough to draw a response.

BIG should still reach the knockouts, but I don’t expect it to go all the way considering the team’s current form.

The Underdogs

I don’t think that any of the other teams involved have a significant chance to win the DreamHack Open November 2021. Spirit is obviously the most talented squad outside of the favorites, but the roster will be released after this tournament.

I don’t expect wonders under the circumstances and I won’t be shocked if Spirit underperforms massively.

Fnatic and MAD Lions are the other two squads that at least deserve a mention. They will be hoping to reach the playoffs, but that’s pretty much their ceiling. They will need multiple wins against stronger opponents to go all the way and that’s a hard task.

As for Team GamerLegion, qualifying for the tournament is already a success. The organization is at least a tier below everyone else, so even a single win would be a surprise.

Betting on the DreamHack Open November 2021

If you plan on betting on the upcoming DreamHack, I have a couple of suggestions for you.

The first one would be to take a look at my post with CSGO betting tips. It features gambling advice that can be used for any tournament.

You should also use the top-rated CSGO betting sites on the internet. They will most certainly cover the DreamHack Open November 2021 and the odds are usually higher than the industry average.

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