Crash bugs plague DreamHack Winter

The group stage winners game between NiP and compLexity has been marred by a recurring bug that causes the game to crash. This forced a map restart on Eichenwalde (map 1) and a number of map restarts on the second map, Hollywood. The game has taken up four hours of the schedule as of writing, with the second map still to be played along with a third if required.

Blizzard developers on the scene are reportedly in contact with their colleagues in North America to solve the issue, and are in active contact with the casters and organisers of the event in an attempt to mitigate the damage to the tournament.

The bug was originally thought to be linked to compLexity’s use of Sombra, as it was the first major use of the hero at DreamHack. In their most recent replay of Hollywood however, the teams reportedly played with Sombra banned in an attempt to isolate the issue; this did not have a noticeable impact and the game crashed yet again.

The working hypothesis from some players and coaches present is that this is a bug with Mei, though this has not been commented on by Blizzard developers publicly. It is not known why the bug has manifest itself in this match so extensively when prior games both at DreamHack Winter and at OGN APEX Season 1 were bug-free.

It has been alleged that DreamHack Winter Championship tournament is not being played on a LAN client, though these claims cannot be verified currently.

An extended break has now been taken as Blizzard attempt to quash the bug, which risks ruining the tournament completely if it is not fixed. It also has ramifications for future events such as the finals of APEX or MSI MGA if the bug cannot be isolated.

According to a team manager present, the tournament organisers have discussed running upcoming games off-stream in order to get back on schedule. As of writing, the tournament is two hours behind even if the current game is resolved immediately.

Surprisingly though, there are still more than 50 spectators present in the crowd watching a timer repetitively tick down to 5 minutes and then bounce back up to 45.

#1
7 Frags +

the guys must be so tilted

the guys must be so tilted
#2
9 Frags +

Just as I posted this, the casters told me that Blizzard said they found the issue and it's fixed. Theyre confident.

Just as I posted this, the casters told me that Blizzard said they found the issue and it's fixed. Theyre confident.
#3
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SideshowJust as I posted this, the casters told me that Blizzard said they found the issue and it's fixed. Theyre confident.

It amazes me how fast blizzard can be in fixing issues sometimes

[quote=Sideshow]Just as I posted this, the casters told me that Blizzard said they found the issue and it's fixed. Theyre confident.[/quote]
It amazes me how fast blizzard can be in fixing issues sometimes
#4
1 Frags +

Hopefully things get resolved soon, this has been a nightmare for everyone involved so far. Poor NiP/coL :(

Hopefully things get resolved soon, this has been a nightmare for everyone involved so far. Poor NiP/coL :(
#5
2 Frags +

The stream has concluded, they have officially stated that some games have been either pushed to tomorrow, or will be played off stream. I believe the Group B winners/losers match will be on the docket for tomorrow.

The stream has concluded, they have officially stated that some games have been either pushed to tomorrow, or will be played off stream. I believe the Group B winners/losers match will be on the docket for tomorrow.
#6
2 Frags +

I'm fairly certain there is no LAN client since I could see Dennia in a Custom Game on BNet when PENTA was playing Unwanted.

I'm fairly certain there is no LAN client since I could see Dennia in a Custom Game on BNet when PENTA was playing Unwanted.
#7
1 Frags +

Games will start 2 hours earlier tomorrow. Broadcast goes live at 10:50 CET. Will update ticker when we hear the results from backstage.

Games will start 2 hours earlier tomorrow. Broadcast goes live at 10:50 CET. Will update ticker when we hear the results from backstage.
#8
0 Frags +

https://twitter.com/DreamHack/status/802238801389228032

https://twitter.com/DreamHack/status/802238801389228032
#9
3 Frags +

gg

gg
#10
1 Frags +

Lots of rumours, zero to no official communication. Blizzard taking the Valve approach to this event I see.

Lots of rumours, zero to no official communication. Blizzard taking the Valve approach to this event I see.
#11
0 Frags +

Will anyone remember this if the remaining games are sick? :D

Will anyone remember this if the remaining games are sick? :D
#12
2 Frags +

I wonder why they decided to play some matches off stream. To avoid further embarrassment or to gain some time by avoiding delays from arranging casting? Communication is terrific, not even mention if there are going to be VODs (which is a basic info to tell viewers in such cases, but I guess they will do VODs. If not, this tourny gunna be unforgettable :D)

I wonder why they decided to play some matches off stream. To avoid further embarrassment or to gain some time by avoiding delays from arranging casting? Communication is terrific, not even mention if there are going to be VODs (which is a basic info to tell viewers in such cases, but I guess they will do VODs. If not, this tourny gunna be unforgettable :D)
#13
3 Frags +

This was actually a bug with Mei and Lucio, if you go watch all the replays, ALL of the games crashes when a Lucio ults in the middle of a blizzard.

This was actually a bug with Mei and Lucio, if you go watch all the replays, ALL of the games crashes when a Lucio ults in the middle of a blizzard.
#14
1 Frags +

Almost no Mei was played in the APEX tournament, hence why it happened so much here. Which was strange since that match saw perma-Dva.

Almost no Mei was played in the APEX tournament, hence why it happened so much here. Which was strange since that match saw perma-Dva.
#15
6 Frags +

Anyone who actually guesses the correct bug will have their comment deleted.
Sorry, orders from Blizzard ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Anyone who actually guesses the correct bug will have their comment deleted.
Sorry, orders from Blizzard ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
#16
1 Frags +

dreamHACK , Sombra and crashes same time? Confidence? I dont think so.

dreamHACK , Sombra and crashes same time? Confidence? I dont think so.
#17
0 Frags +

honestly surprised they didnt just call hollywood a tie after the second crash

honestly surprised they didnt just call hollywood a tie after the second crash
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