A while ago, DreamHack announced some new for this years StarCraft 2 tournaments also called DreamHack EIZO OPEN 2012. This year DreamHack put a lot of focus on StarCraft 2 with bigger and more events, more prize money and more players. DreamHack has decided to have 6 events over the year and finish it with the Grand finals at DreamHack Winter 2012.
DreamHack Open: Stockholm – April 21-22 (Prize purse: SEK 150 000)
DreamHack Open: Summer – June 16-19 (Prize purse: SEK 200 000)
DreamHack Open: Valencia – September 21-23 (Prize purse: SEK 150 000)
DreamHack Open: Bucharest – October 27-28 (Prize purse: SEK 150 000)
DreamHack Open: Winter Grand Final – November 22-25 (Prize purse: SEK 550 000)
It’s also a new system to how the tournaments should be. You will be able to sign up for the events for a tournament fee. It will start off with a group stage that will lead in to single elimination playoffs. Then the quarter-finals, semi-finals and the Grand final, which will be played on a stage before a huge audience.
All minor events will help players qualified for the Grand Final at DreamHack Winter 2012. Top 2 from each event will be directly qualified to the finals, 12 players will come through the points that they earned out on the other events. There will be one last chance to qualify on DreamHack Winter when 4 players will have a place in the final player pool for the big Finals