Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament organizers DreamHack has confirmed the DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 event, with the 16-team tournament set to take place this April.
The Swedish organizers DreamHack released information on their first $250,000 event of the year, which is also part of the Intel Grand Slam Season 1 season.
While there had been a number of details relating to the event has been leaked before the official announcement, most of it has now been verified in DremHack’s official press release.
DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018 will be held at the Le Deme de Marseille — which can accommodate a total of 8,500 people — from April 18-22, with 16 teams attending the $250,000 tournament.
As is tradition to DreamHack Masters events, the first two days of the competition will be played behind closed doors as the 16 teams face off in four groups with four teams in each at the group stages. Each match is played in a double elimination group format (GSL) in either Best-of-1 and Best-of-3 rounds, with only the top two from each group moving on to the playoffs.
On the other hand, the main-event playoffs on April 21-22 will be played in front of the fans within a Single-Elimination Bracket consisting of Best-of-3 matches
The event in Marseille will be the biggest CS:GO tournament to be held in France to this date.
Although the teams that will attend are not known at this moment, but it is expected that G2, who won the last edition of DreamHack Masters in Malmo, will be fighting to defend the title on home soil.