The CS:GO player break is set to end in August, meaning that all the best players and teams will be returning to competition. The first event with some of the elite teams begins on August 8, with DreamHack running an open event in both Europe and North America.
Who’s playing at DreamHack Open Summer Europe?
Eight elite European teams battle it out at DreamHack Open Summer Europe, including current world No. 1 BIG. The teams will compete in a short group stage before playing in a single-elimination playoff, all running from August 8 to August 16.
You can check out the full list of teams and their odds to win it below:
Odds as of August 4 at Sportsbook
The BIGgest favorites
It comes as no surprise that the team many believe to currently be the best in the world enters the event as the favorite. However, BIG comes in at +275 at Sportsbook which may be somewhat higher than expected.
Realistically, the German favorites have the best shot at winning this DreamHack Open and should be doing it in style, although there are a few factors that have to be considered. First off, BIG will be rusty after the player break, which introduces an element of the unknown. Have they improved or have they taken the time off and lost their edge? No one really knows. Of course, the same applies for the other teams.
Another thing to think about is the fact that BIG is ranked No. 1 at the moment, according to HLTV. This means all eyes are on them, and everyone at the event will have looked for a way to take them down. A whole month of research has no doubt provided some teams with a few special tactics specifically for BIG.
Regardless, BIG will want to keep their crown, and their stars Florian “syrsoN” Rische, Johannes “tabseN” Wodarz and İsmailcan “XANTARES” Dörtkardeş looked absolutely unstoppable before the break. If they continue their form, then BIG should have no problems.
Is Complexity a juggernaut?
The current Complexity squad was built with one thing in mind – become a juggernaut and dominate the CS:GO world.
Things haven’t gone incredibly well for the team just yet, but they were looking up at the end of June. The team managed to win BLAST Premier Spring, taking down the likes of Natus Vincere, FaZe Clan and Vitality. If there was ever a time for them to really earn the juggernaut nickname, now would be it.
They’ve shown they have what it takes to beat the best, now all they have to do is add some consistency to their gameplay. This event will be a big test for them and they’ll be doing all they can to win it.
Has OG finally figured it out?
Ever since the creation of the OG roster in December 2019, the team has been incredibly up and down. One week they could defeat anyone and the next lose to a team outside the top 50.
Things finally looked somewhat stable toward the end of June, as the team claimed a third place at CS_Summit 6, as well as an easy qualification to this DreamHack event. However, many fans are still unsure of the team – was this just another one of their upswings before the eventual crash, or have they finally got it all together?
It’s difficult to say and the odds somewhat reflect this as they come in at +550 to win the event. They have what it takes to do it, but the real question is whether OG has finally figured out how to stay consistent and win.
You can also find the betting odds for DreamHack Open Summer North America on Odds Shark.