100 Thieves won’t be competing at the DreamHack Winter 2019 being held in Jönköping, Sweden next month. A replacement team is expected to be announced soon. The Australians will no longer participate in the DreamHack Open Winter, which is set to be played from November 29th to December 1st and will feature 8 of the best pro CS:GO teams around.

100 Thieves, considered the fifth best CS:GO team out there, have had to pull out of the DreamHack Winter 2019 in Jönköping, Sweden, it was announced today. The Australians who according to HLTV’s rankings are the fifth-best CS:GO team in the world were the highest-ranked team participating at the DreamHack Open Winter. The tournament organisers are yet to reveal a replacement.

100 Thieves has not yet revealed why it was necessary for the team to pull out of the tournament, though a tightly packed schedule is the most probable explanation. The DreamHack Open Winter is set to finish just two days before the start of the ESL Pro League season 10 finals being held in Odense, Denmark. 

It is an unfortunate announcement for CSGO fans. DreamHack will have a tough time finding such a highly ranked replacement on such short notice. The best CS:GO teams are competing at the ESL Pro League, but some of them will also play at the ECS season eight finals, which will take place at the same time as DreamHack Winter 2019.

Because Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut and crew won’t be playing at the ESL Pro League season 10 finals or ECS season eight finals, Team Vitality may potentially be a good option for DreamHack. Ranked the sixth best team in the world, according to HLTV’s rankings, TV could bring the same or even more exposure that 100 Thieves would have.

With the news that 100 Thieves will be out of the DreamHack Winter 2019, the team list for the competition is looking like this: FURIA, Heroic, CR4ZY, forZe, ex-Tricked, SJ, and Marskalk.

The competition features a total prize-pool of $100,000 USD, the winner set to walk away with a whopping $50,000 in first-prize. For a full review of the DreamHack Open Winter, keep your eyes peeled here at esportsnow.bet, the only place to go for all the latest in esports news. Thanks for reading.