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DreamHack Winter 2016: Battle for the North viewer's guide
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Snivy
November 25, 2016

In less than 24 hours, players from all across Scandinavia will gather in Jönköping, Sweden for DreamHack Winter 2016: Battle for the North. With so much action coming up, we've complied a viewer's guide to help you through the hectic weekend.

The battle horns will blast across the land (picture by [yttrium](http://www.teamfortress.tv/user/yttrium)) The battle horns will blast across the land (picture by yttrium)

Teams

Four teams have been invited to compete at DreamHack, with each of them hailing from the Nordic countries. The 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

Team Finland

  • Scout: Puoskari
  • Scout: Hems
  • Roamer: AMS
  • Pocket: murje
  • Demoman: Setlet
  • Medic: Snape

Format

The tournament will start with a round robin group stage, where each team will play each other once in best of one matches, with maps randomly drawn for each matchup. Two points will be awarded for a win, and one point each for a draw. After that, the teams will head to the playoffs, where they'll be seeded onto a single elimination bracket based on the group stage results. All matches in the playoffs are best of threes.

The rules for the maps will be based off of the ETF2L ruleset. 5CP maps will have a 30 minute time limit and a mercy rule if a team reaches a 5-round difference. There will also be no golden caps in the group stage. KOTH maps will have a first to three rounds rule. The tournament will also use the global whitelist.

The map pool for the tournament is a slightly modified version of the ETF2L map pool. An important thing to note is that koth_coalplant_b7 will not be played in the group stage, though it will be available in the playoff stage. The map pool is:

  • cp_badlands
  • cp_granary_pro_rc4
  • cp_gullywash_final1
  • cp_process_final
  • cp_snakewater_final1
  • koth_product_rc8
  • koth_coalplant_b7

Schedule

The tournament will kick off with the group stage on November 25th, and end on November 26th with the grand finals. The schedule is as follows (all times are in CET):

Group Stage

Friday

  • 17:15 | Team Sweden vs. Team Finland (Bo1)
  • 18:15 | Team Sweden vs. Team Denmark (Bo1)
  • 19:15 | Team Sweden vs. Team Norway (Bo1)
  • 20:15 | Team Norway vs. Team Finland (Bo1)

Saturday

  • 11:00 | Team Denmark vs. Team Finland (Bo1)
  • 12:00 | Team Denmark vs. Team Norway (Bo1)

Playoffs

Saturday

  • 13:00 | Semi Final #1 - 1st seed vs. 4th seed (Bo3)
  • 15:30 | Semi Final #2 - 2nd seed vs. 3rd seed (Bo3)
  • 18:00 | Grand Finals (Bo3)

Coverage

teamfortress.tv will be bringing you all of the action from DreamHack on Twitch, courtesy of Essentials.TF. Our talented roster of casters and producers will also be onsite to cover the entire event, making sure you don't miss a single frag, meatshot, and airshot (accompanied by a lot of shouting). Our broadcast crew is:

  • Beater - caster
  • Bren - caster
  • TurboTabs - caster
  • Wolf Machina - producer
  • niceAsh - producer
  • BlackOutJon - producer
  • Wiethoofd - observer

Prize Pool

A total of €1500 is up for grabs in the Battle for the North, courtesy of Esport United and Razer, along with six Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma headsets for the champions of the North. The spoils of war will be distributed as followed:

  • 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 catch all the action! A special thanks to Esport United, Razer, and Essentials.TF.

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#1
-4 Frags +

Why is coalplant played ?

Why is coalplant played ?
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#2
-15 Frags +

All teams but "Coverage" have a roster of one flag only, way to go and ruin the nationalism of the tournament "coverage"

All teams but "Coverage" have a roster of one flag only, way to go and ruin the nationalism of the tournament "coverage"
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#3
2 Frags +

PogChamp

PogChamp
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#4
12 Frags +

when are we startin?

when are we startin?
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#5
10 Frags +

system message hype

system message hype
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#6
1 Frags +

-natural
+pot80
and thalash on pocket. rip
wonder who will win in the finals, finland or sweden

-natural
+pot80
and thalash on pocket. rip
wonder who will win in the finals, finland or sweden
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#7
7 Frags +

um where is stream

um where is stream
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#8
6 Frags +

Tfw only 800 viewers :(

Tfw only 800 viewers :(
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#9
4 Frags +

I blame Bren...

Edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9EDDCECt3Y

I blame Bren...

Edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9EDDCECt3Y
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#10
-22 Frags +

im sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeean

im sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeeanim sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeean
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#11
0 Frags +

I have found some memes bashing those Finn's for tomorrows game VS Norway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkJf0md1kG8

I have found some memes bashing those Finn's for tomorrows game VS Norway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkJf0md1kG8
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#12
0 Frags +

https://clips.twitch.tv/teamfortresstv/SplendidSharkKappaWealth

https://clips.twitch.tv/teamfortresstv/SplendidSharkKappaWealth
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#13
10 Frags +

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usgo3OzjQBI&feature=youtu.be

someone put up a vlog of the finnish team traveling to lan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usgo3OzjQBI&feature=youtu.be

someone put up a vlog of the finnish team traveling to lan
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