Nemiga swaps Sprout at DreamHack Masters Winter 2020
Nemiga line-up will take the place of Sprout at DreamHack Masters Winter 2020 Europe. The tournament operator explained on Twitter that the German team refused to perform due to the illness of two players.
Due to two instances of illness, @sproutgg won't be able to participate in #DHMasters Winter and have withdrawn.— DreamHack Counter-Strike (@DreamHackCSGO) November 29, 2020
Filling the void in Group B will be @nemigagg, who based on their World Ranking enters the tournament. Their first match will be on Tuesday vs @G2esports at 13:00CET. pic.twitter.com/fGz7tunPZt
DreamHack Masters Winter 2020 will be the first tournament in a month for the in-game leader of Nemiga Igor "lollipop21k" Solodkov, who did not play due to a hand injury. Hard Legion player Igor "Forester" Bezotecheckskiyp performed as a stand-in for the team during his absence.
The invitation of Nemiga instead of Sprout is the second change of the teams after Heroic replaced Evil Geniuses. The North American team was unable to fly to Europe due to the limitations associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.
Recall that the European part of DreamHack Masters Winter 2020 will be held from November 30 to December 6. Sixteen teams will play the prize fund of $150,000.