Four European teams and two North American sides have received invitations to the regional closed qualifiers for DreamHack Masters Spring, scheduled for March 6-7. Both tournaments will feature double-elimination, best-of-three brackets to determine four of the 16 teams that will be taking part in the $250,000 main event.
Heroic, Complexity, Cloud9 and OG have been invited to the European closed qualifier, in which they will be joined by the four sides that survive the extensive open bracket, which is already underway and features teams like fnatic, Sprout and MIBR.
The tournament could mark the debut of Nikolaj “niko” Kristensen for OG, who are locked in talks with Heroic over the 22-year-old rifler as they look to replace Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt. The Danish team will be making their first appearance with Rasmus “sjuush” Beck and Ismail “refrezh” Ali after signing the pair from MAD Lions last week.
With three spots on the line, the European closed qualifier will feature the following teams: