ESports CSGO: Which European Team will be Crowned Kings of Dreamhack Summer?

Adam Boothe

Friday, June 14, 2019 7:00 PM UTC

Friday, Jun. 14, 2019 7:00 PM UTC

After the large-scale tournaments of Dreamhack Dallas and ECS London over the past two weeks we return to another small-ish LAN featuring some of the challengers to keep an eye on in 2019.

<p>Dreamhack Summer features a field of teams that have yet to truly make a name for themselves on the international stage. Certain players and cores here have had some success in small patches, but none of them have proven they are worth a consistent top10 spot or direct invitations to the biggest fans. The talent gap and experience between best and worst here is really not so great. Just about every team attending Jonkoping has beat every other team. They all compete in the same qualifiers consistently, as well as MDL and FPL. During the recent qualifiers for Cologne and Berlin, we've been able to get a great look at the form and map pool of most of these teams.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Here is the Survival Guide for &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/DHOpen?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#DHOpen&lt;/a&gt; at &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/DHS19?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#DHS19&lt;/a&gt;! What team are you going to be cheering for?! 🤔&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;🔗 &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/q6oYLnDcaw\"&gt;https://t.co/q6oYLnDcaw&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— DreamHack Counter-Strike (@DreamHackCSGO) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/DreamHackCSGO/status/1139230873931386880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;June 13, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</div><p>Group A Winner: Tricked @ 6.0 [<a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Bet365</a>]</p><p>Group B Winner: Ancient @ 9.0 [<a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Bet365</a>]</p><p>Tricked and Ancient are two that looked much improved this past week. Heading into a LAN of teams they're familiar with only adds to the value here. These prices are so far above where they should be that if either one wins their opener I will likely look for a hedge on their opponent depending on the odds we get offered. Another team I am keen to look for some potential upsets is Aristocracy. Although they were eliminated from the recent Berlin Qualifier, they also did some pretty good things. The Poles are a squad that have had a decent map pool for some time now, just a matter of keeping on the same page once the match starts. To be frank, only every team besides Winstrike and Chaos have a legitimate shot to win Dreamhack Summer. I won't write either off completely, but it would take some far superior play than what we've seen the past month.</p>
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