It’s that time of the year again; the weather is getting colder, while houses and streets are getting filled with Christmas decorations. Well, that’s how most people would describe December, but for gamers there’s only one thing in mind; making sure that their energy drinks don’t run out while having their time of their life at the world’s largest LAN-event.
These days DreamHack is an event that is taking place many times a year, in several parts of the world, with thousands of participants and the world’s best eSport teams competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars. It was however not always like this. The first ever DreamHack event took place in 1994 in a local school cafeteria with only 40 people attending. After five years and five successful events, the number of participants had reached a stunning 3000 people. This is however nothing compared to these days 25,000 gamers battling it out during the year’s two major DreamHack events.
The major events take place during the summer and winter in the Swedish town Jönköping. To no surprise many of the participants are Swedish themselves, but you also have several people travelling from all around the world to attend to this exciting LAN. This year’s winter event will take place between the 1st and 4th of December. For a lot of people who are bringing their computers, this means nonstop gaming. DreamHack is however more than just 24/7 of headshot practicing in CS:GO, strategic drafting in Dota 2 and staying alive in PUBG.
DreamHack also features music performances, giveaways and cosplay competitions, which means that you’ll actually have the chance to hit on that sexy in game character in real life. You’ll also find some of the largest and innovative companies showcasing their latest hardware, gaming gear, games
and gadgets, which usually includes some really fun activities.
Last but not least, DreamHack has several professional eSport competitions taking place in a wide range of eSport games. This means that you can meet your fans and enjoy the action packed matches live. Those who would like to take the experience to the next level will also be able to do some DreamHack betting on the matches and if skilled enough make an extra buck while the professional teams battle it out.
This year’s winter event will feature two professional CS:GO tournaments with a $100,000.00 and $20,000.00 prize pool; one Dota 2 tournament with a stunning $1,000,000.00 up for grabs and one Quake Champions tournament where teams will battle it out for $350,000.00.
It’s not only the pros that have a chance to make some big money, but if you’re skilled in H1Z1, Hearthstone, Starcraft 2, Rainbow Six or Super Smash Bros Melee, this is the time to shine. Everyone will be able to qualify for a $150,000.00 team tournament and a $100,000.00 solo tournament in H1Z1. In Hearthstone it’s $25,000.00 up for grabs with a $1500.00 side event. With Rainbow Six and Super Smash Bros Melee you’ll find tournaments with $10,000.00 dollar prize pools and for Starcraft 2 there’s $5000.00 to be won.
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