South African CS:GO players to compete at DreamHack Open 2021 NA

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South African CS:GO players to compete at DreamHack Open 2021 NA

We’ve been following the story of the ex-Cloud9 CS:GO players all the way. In December 2020, we reported Johnny “JT⁠” Theodosiou, Aran “⁠Sonic⁠” Groesbeek and South African coach Tiaan “⁠T.c⁠” Coertzen were picked up by esports organization Extra Salt, alongside their international teammates.

With the fifth player, Justin “⁠FaNg⁠” Coakley, recently signed to the roster, it is now time for their first tournament to test their mettle.

DreamHack Open 2021 North America

Extra Salt qualified for DreamHack Open 2021 North America by making their way through the Closed Qualifiers. Today, on 27 January 2021, DreamHack Open North America will begin. The tournament will run until 31 January 2021.

There’s a prize pool of $30,000 up for grabs. At the current Dollar to Rand exchange rate, that’s roughly R450,000. There’s also ESL Pro Tour points up for grabs, but the biggest thing for Extra Salt right now is to show they have what it takes.

The teams competing are:
  • Extra Salt
  • paiN Gaming
  • Triumph
  • Rebirth Esports
The Extra Salt roster is:
  • Johnny “⁠JT⁠” Theodosiou
  • Aran “⁠Sonic⁠” Groesbeek
  • Ian “⁠motm⁠” Hardy
  • Josh “⁠oSee⁠” Ohm
  • Justin “⁠FaNg⁠” Coakley
  • Tiaan “⁠T.c⁠” Coertzen (coach)

The tournament will be a double-elimination bracket. Matches are best-of-three, with the grand final being best-of-five. The team coming from the upper bracket gains a one-map advantage in the grand final.

Extra Salt is playing their first match against Rebirth Esports at 23:00 SAST. While it is a bit late, watching these players compete might just be worth it.

We are excited to see how Extra Salt does at DreamHack Open 2021 North America. You can watch all the action on the DreamHackCS channel.

Header image via DreamHack.

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  • Kold Cold

    Kold Cold (19th February 2021)

    cool man will check it out thanks#
  • Zombie_Dredd

    Zombie_Dredd (12th February 2021)

    Hi there. I would suggest using one of the SA Facebook groups dedicated to your preferred title to...#
  • Kold Cold

    Kold Cold (11th February 2021)

    hey guys can anyone get me in touch with a local clan to compete with (westerncape) koldcold17@gmail#
  • Sillicur

    Sillicur (7th January 2021)

    Sadly still no word but hopefully something will happen in 2021!#
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    Jean Roelofse (6th January 2021)

    I really hope we get the servers quick because not all of us can stand the unfair lagging its quite...#