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DreamHack Winter 2016: Battle for the North announced
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Snivy
November 13, 2016

In the city of Jönköping, Sweden, the halls of the Elmia Exhibition and Convention Centre are empty, with whispers of trade fair events blowing in the wind. Every June and November however, something different happens. The halls are lined up with tables, exhibitors construct their booths, and stages are built to showcase the best esports players in the world competing for glory. When the doors open, thousands of people flow in, all for one event: DreamHack.

Team Fortress 2 is no stranger to DreamHack, with two events being hosted in the Swedish city: DreamHack Winter 2015 and DreamHack Summer 2016. Late November will see the return of TF2 at their upcoming event, DreamHack Winter 2016: Battle for the North.

Teams

As the name implies, the competition will see national teams from Scandinavia competing for guts and glory. The three teams are:

Team Sweden

  • Scout: sjoeberg
  • Scout: herr_p
  • Roamer: alle
  • Pocket: vani
  • Demoman: Smirre
  • Medic: ondkaja

Team Norway

  • Scout: Trimoo
  • Scout: FizzY
  • Roamer: piggy
  • Pocket: fishyard
  • Demoman: Traitor
  • Medic: KruZiiK

Team Denmark

  • Scout: Pot8o
  • Scout: Helberg
  • Roamer: zen
  • Pocket: Thalash
  • Demoman: Dr. Phil
  • Medic: F2

Format

With only three teams at DreamHack, the tournament will see a different format played in Sweden. The format will be a round robin with each team playing each other once in a best-of-three. Three points will be rewarded for a series victory. The team with the most points at the end of the round robin are the victors of the North.

There will also be an Ultiduo tournament on Saturday, where audience members can team up with pro players in a eight-team single elimination bracket.

Prize Pool

A hefty prize pool is up for grabs at the Battle of the North, with €1500 on the table courtesy of Esports United and Razer. The 1st place team will also win Kraken 7.1 Chroma headsets from Razer. The prize pool distribution is as follows:

  • 1st: €900 + 6x Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma headsets
  • 2nd: €400
  • 3rd: €200

Conclusion

It's going to be an exciting weekend of TF2. So be sure to tune in to see all the action! A special thanks to DreamHack, Esports United, Essentials.tf, Logitech, and Razer.

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PogChamp

PogChamp
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PogChamp

PogChamp
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#3
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Also
DANMARK VINDER!

Also
DANMARK VINDER!
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#4
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PogChamp

PogChamp
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#5
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LETS GO

LETS GO
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#6
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Heja Norge!

Heja Norge!
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#7
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Finally an official announcement, heared rumors for weeks but didnt want to spread factless hype :D
edit: also can a dhs scenario of matches taking to long happen again or are we save from getting kicked out this time?

Finally an official announcement, heared rumors for weeks but didnt want to spread factless hype :D
edit: also can a dhs scenario of matches taking to long happen again or are we save from getting kicked out this time?
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HELLberg of DOOM

HELLberg of DOOM
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PogChamp

PogChamp
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Why no team Finland? :(
Also vani on Scout and herr_p on Solly?

Why no team Finland? :(
Also vani on Scout and herr_p on Solly?
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#11
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Team sweden would be actually good if they all switched classes. Danmark winder

Team sweden would be actually good if they all switched classes. Danmark winder
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Razer sponsoring TF2 PogChamp

Is there going to be a broadcast of the event anywhere?

Razer sponsoring TF2 PogChamp

Is there going to be a broadcast of the event anywhere?
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shorasAlso vani on Scout and herr_p on Solly?

sweden's offclassing to make it fair, of course

[quote=shoras]Also vani on Scout and herr_p on Solly?[/quote]
sweden's offclassing to make it fair, of course
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Looking at the swedish team i noticed that they have 2 scout players, and their not playing scout.
Looking at the norwegian team i noticed that all the norwegian prem players has left the game.
Looking at the danish team i noticed that most of them are playing their main classes.
When will production be anounced?

Looking at the swedish team i noticed that they have 2 scout players, and their not playing scout.
Looking at the norwegian team i noticed that all the norwegian prem players has left the game.
Looking at the danish team i noticed that most of them are playing their main classes.
When will production be anounced?
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DuMmTmFinally an official announcement, heared rumors for weeks but didnt want to spread factless hype :D
edit: also can a dhs scenario of matches taking to long happen again or are we save from getting kicked out this time?

I think we had to leave because we were at the exhibition centre last time. If that has changed now we'll be able to play longer.

[quote=DuMmTm]Finally an official announcement, heared rumors for weeks but didnt want to spread factless hype :D
edit: also can a dhs scenario of matches taking to long happen again or are we save from getting kicked out this time?[/quote]
I think we had to leave because we were at the exhibition centre last time. If that has changed now we'll be able to play longer.
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Clearly no Suomi b/c if they came it would just be a 3 way tournament for 2nd place

Clearly no Suomi b/c if they came it would just be a 3 way tournament for 2nd place
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rip Dream Finland

e: apparently not? :thinking:

rip Dream Finland

e: apparently not? :thinking:
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norway looking strong

norway looking strong
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Sweden's roster is obviously incorrect. It's me on medic, Smirre on demo, vani and alle on soldier, Herr_P and Sjoeberg on scout.

Sweden's roster is obviously incorrect. It's me on medic, Smirre on demo, vani and alle on soldier, Herr_P and Sjoeberg on scout.
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please cut smirre and let me play demo

please cut smirre and let me play demo
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get qnx back! ç_ç

get qnx back! ç_ç
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Ond_kajaSweden's roster is obviously incorrect. It's me on medic, Smirre on demo, vani and alle on soldier, Herr_P and Sjoeberg on scout.

Shut up kaja this sets the rules, now you have to run with this roster dont care if you like it or not.

[quote=Ond_kaja]Sweden's roster is obviously incorrect. It's me on medic, Smirre on demo, vani and alle on soldier, Herr_P and Sjoeberg on scout.[/quote]

Shut up kaja this sets the rules, now you have to run with this roster dont care if you like it or not.
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norway gonna do work
my man fishyard

norway gonna do work
my man fishyard
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Smirre: Nice roster
vani: :D:D
vani: it wasnt me who gave them the roster hahahah
Smirre: Not a single correct class :D

εὕρηκα! Mia!: tell you team they have to play it like this coz now its official
εὕρηκα! Mia!: haha

I am a man of honor but is the rest of team Sweden? Find out only at Dreamhack Winter http://i.imgur.com/4ychWTh.png

Smirre: Nice roster
vani: :D:D
vani: it wasnt me who gave them the roster hahahah
Smirre: Not a single correct class :D

εὕρηκα! Mia!: tell you team they have to play it like this coz now its official
εὕρηκα! Mia!: haha

I am a man of honor but is the rest of team Sweden? Find out only at Dreamhack Winter http://i.imgur.com/4ychWTh.png
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Glad to know i'll see the last warriors of TF2, see you there bois

Glad to know i'll see the last warriors of TF2, see you there bois
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Updated the sweden roster and names spellings

Updated the sweden roster and names spellings
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why does ur shirt say pubic gamers vani ?

why does ur shirt say pubic gamers vani ?
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whitelist.tf
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bleghfarecIs there going to be a broadcast of the event anywhere?

twitch.tv/teamfortresstv

I'll be flying to Sweden to do ingame camera \o/

[quote=bleghfarec]Is there going to be a broadcast of the event anywhere?[/quote]
[url=http://twitch.tv/teamfortresstv]twitch.tv/teamfortresstv[/url]

I'll be flying to Sweden to do ingame camera \o/
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Looking forward to it!

Looking forward to it!
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:O Razer sponsoring this???

:O Razer sponsoring this???
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