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DreamHack


[e][h]DreamHack AB
Company Information
Industry:
LAN and computer festival
Parent Company:
Founded:
1994
Headquarters:
Jönköping, Sweden Sweden
Key people:
Martin Öjes
Kenny Eklund
Robert Ohlén
Employees:
44[1]
~800 volunteers[2]
Events:
DreamHack Open
DreamHack Masters

Atlanta
Austin
Bucharest
Cluj-Napoca
Dallas
Denver
Invitational
LasVegas
Leipzig
London
Malmö
Marseille
Montreal
RiodeJaneiro
Rotterdam
Sevilla
Skellefteå
Stockholm
Summer
Tours
Valencia
Winter
Website:
Links


DreamHack (DH) is the world's largest computer festival,[3][4] a local area network gathering with live concerts and competitions in digital art and gaming. It is arranged twice per year at the Elmia Exhibition and Convention Centre in Jönköping, Sweden. It holds the world record (as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records and Twin Galaxies) for the world's largest LAN party and computer festival, and has held the record for the world's fastest Internet connection, and the record in most generated traffic.[5] The Internet connection record was beaten in 2012 by the second largest computer festival in the world: The Gathering in Norway.[6]


In the year 2007, the founders of DreamHack received a diploma of honor from the municipality of Jönköping for being important to business, education and society of the local community.

About[edit]

DreamHack began as a small gathering of schoolmates and friends in the basement of an elementary school in Malung in the early '90s. In 1994 it was moved to the school cafeteria and became one of the larger regional demoparties at the time. The 1994 gathering was also the first one to go by the name DreamHack. In 1997 the event took place at Arena Kupolen in Borlänge and became the largest LAN party of Sweden and the third largest party in Scandinavia at the time. Furthermore, DreamHack 2001 and the upcoming events were held at the Elmia exhibition centre in Jönköping, where it has been since.


Starting the year 2002, DreamHack became a semiannual event with DreamHack Summer, aiming for games, taking place in June and DreamHack Winter, slightly more specific for the demo scene, being held during the last weekend of November. This difference has since blurred and perhaps been completely erased. In 2007, the now fully featured corporation DreamHack AB also began arranging a third event during the late summer, in Skellefteå up the northern coast of Sweden. The Skellefteå event, though a lot smaller with a thousand seats, was sold out by a greater margin than DHW. This event has since been discontinued.


In 2011, DreamHack AB went through a corporate reform, renewing the company administration. It was announced on November 15, 2012 that DreamHack would be partnering with Major League Gaming and Electronic Sports League to help facilitate the growth and development of the North American and European eSports scene. This partnerships includes universal rankings, unified competition structures and more.

Events (A-Z)[edit]

DreamHack Atlanta
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Atlanta 2017 2017-07-21 to 2017-07-23 $100,000 Team Envy Heroic
DreamHack Atlanta 2018 2018-11-16 to 2018-11-18 $100,000 Team Vitality Luminosity Gaming
DreamHack Atlanta 2019 2019-11-15 to 2019-11-17 $100,000 TBD TBD
DreamHack Austin
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Austin 2016 2016-05-06 to 2016-05-08 $100,000 Luminosity Gaming Tempo Storm
DreamHack Austin 2017 2017-04-28 to 2017-04-30 $100,000 Gambit Esports Immortals
DreamHack Austin 2018 2018-06-01 to 2018-06-03 $100,000 Space Soldiers Rogue
DreamHack Bucharest
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Bucharest 2012 2012-10-20 to 2012-10-21 $10,000 Fnatic Anexis eSports
DreamHack Bucharest 2013 2013-09-14 to 2013-09-15 $15,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas Lemondogs
DreamHack Bucharest 2015 2015-04-24 to 2015-04-26 $75,000 Team SoloMid Fnatic
DreamHack Bucharest 2016 2016-09-16 to 2016-09-18 $100,000 Virtus.pro Cloud9
DreamHack Cluj-Napoca
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015 2015-10-28 to 2015-11-01 $250,000 Team Envy Natus Vincere
DreamHack Dallas
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Dallas 2019 2019-05-28 to 2019-06-02 $250,000 TBD TBD
DreamHack Denver
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Denver 2017 2017-10-20 to 2017-10-22 $100,000 Cloud9 BIG
DreamHack Jönköping (Summer)
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Summer 2002 2002-06-13 to 2002-06-16 Unknown Ninjas in Pyjamas Clan Divine
DreamHack Summer 2003 2003-06-16 to 2003-06-19 $644.24 HiGhland Online Pointless Destruction
DreamHack Summer 2004 2004-06-17 to 2004-06-20 $1,308 SK Gaming Gamers.nu
DreamHack Summer 2005 2005-06-16 to 2005-06-19 $3,500 wings x4team
DreamHack Summer 2006 2006-06-17 to 2006-06-20 $25,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas Fnatic
DreamHack Summer 2007 2007-06-13 to 2007-06-16 $10,516 Skillz of Borås digitalMind Gaming
DreamHack Summer 2008 2008-06-15 to 2008-06-17 $16,900 Meet Your Makers Team ROCCAT
DreamHack Summer 2009 2009-06-13 to 2009-06-16 $15,000 Lemondogs SK Gaming
DreamHack Summer 2010 2010-06-19 to 2010-06-22 $13,023.61 mTw H2k Gaming
DreamHack Summer 2011 2011-06-17 to 2011-06-20 €11,185 SK Gaming mTw
DreamHack Summer 2012 2012-06-16 to 2012-06-20 $14,150 Fnatic Natus Vincere
DreamHack Summer 2013 2013-06-15 to 2013-06-18 $30,901.45 Ninjas in Pyjamas Epsilon Esports
DreamHack Summer 2014 2014-06-14 to 2014-06-17 $30,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas Natus Vincere
DreamHack Summer 2015 2015-06-13 to 2015-06-15 $40,000 Fnatic Natus Vincere
DreamHack Summer 2016 2016-06-18 to 2016-06-21 $100,000 Immortals Ninjas in Pyjamas
DreamHack Summer 2017 2017-06-17 to 2017-06-20 $100,000 SK Gaming Fnatic
DreamHack Summer 2018 2018-06-16 to 2018-06-19 $100,000 The Imperial OpTic Gaming
DreamHack Summer 2019 2019-06-15 to 2019-06-17 $100,000 OpTic Gaming Team Ancient
DreamHack Jönköping (Winter)
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Winter 2002 2002-11-28 to 2002-12-02 Unknown xPerience.se ArchAngels
DreamHack Winter 2003 2003-11-27 to 2003-11-30 $791 Domesticus ZeroFear
DreamHack Winter 2004 2004-11-25 to 2004-11-28 $2,966 Eyeballers Knownas
DreamHack Winter 2005 2005-11-24 to 2005-11-27 $3,000 Gamers of North SpeedLink
DreamHack Winter 2006 2006-11-25 to 2006-11-29 Qualifier Ninjas in Pyjamas H2k Gaming
DreamHack Winter 2007 2007-11-29 to 2007-12-02 $29,600 mibr SK Gaming
DreamHack Winter 2008 2008-11-27 to 2008-11-29 $29,400 SK Gaming mTw
DreamHack Winter 2009 2009-11-24 to 2009-11-28 $27,000 Meet Your Makers mTw
DreamHack Winter 2010 2010-11-25 to 2010-11-27 $21,400 Natus Vincere mTw
DreamHack Winter 2011 2011-11-24 to 2011-11-27 $30,000 Fnatic Oslo Lions
DreamHack Winter 2012 2012-11-22 to 2012-11-24 $45,200 Ninjas in Pyjamas VeryGames
DreamHack Winter 2013 2013-11-28 to 2013-12-02 $250,000 Fnatic Ninjas in Pyjamas
DreamHack Winter 2014 2014-11-27 to 2014-11-29 $250,000 Team LDLC.com Ninjas in Pyjamas
DreamHack Winter 2015 2015-11-26 to 2015-11-29 $250,000 Fnatic Luminosity Gaming
DreamHack Winter 2016 2016-11-24 to 2016-11-27 $100,000 Gambit Esports Renegades
DreamHack Winter 2017 2017-11-30 to 2017-12-03 $100,000 Natus Vincere mousesports
DreamHack Winter 2018 2018-11-29 to 2018-12-02 $100,000 ENCE Bravado Gaming
DreamHack Winter 2019 2019-11-29 to 2019-12-01 $100,000 TBD TBD
DreamHack Las Vegas
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Las Vegas 2017 2017-02-15 to 2017-02-19 $450,000 Virtus.pro SK Gaming
DreamHack Leipzig
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Leipzig 2016 2016-01-22 to 2016-01-24 $100,000 Natus Vincere Luminosity Gaming
DreamHack Leipzig 2017 2017-01-13 to 2017-01-15 $100,000 FlipSid3 Tactics BIG
DreamHack London
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack London 2015 2015-09-19 to 2015-09-20 $40,000 Team Envy Team SoloMid
DreamHack Malmö
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Malmö 2016 2016-04-12 to 2016-04-17 $250,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas Natus Vincere
DreamHack Malmö 2017 2017-08-30 to 2017-09-03 $250,000 G2 Esports North
DreamHack Malmö 2019 2019-10-01 to 2019-10-16 $250,000 TBD TBD
DreamHack Marseille
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Marseille 2018 2018-04-18 to 2017-04-22 $250,000 Astralis Natus Vincere
DreamHack Montreal
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Montreal 2016 2016-08-12 to 2016-08-14 $15,000 ACE Gaming Insomnia eSports
DreamHack Montreal 2017 2017-09-08 to 2017-09-10 $100,000 North Immortals
DreamHack Montreal 2018 2018-09-07 to 2018-09-09 $100,000 Team Kinguin ENCE
DreamHack Montreal 2019 2019-09-19 to 2019-04-21 $100,000 Cancelled
DreamHack Rio de Janeiro
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Rio de Janeiro 2019 2019-04-19 to 2019-04-21 $100,000 TBD TBD
DreamHack Rotterdam
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Rotterdam 2019 2019-10-18 to 2019-10-20 $100,000 TBD TBD
DreamHack Sevilla
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Sevilla 2019 2019-12-13 to 2019-12-15 $100,000 TBD TBD
DreamHack Skellefteå
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Skellefteå I 2008-03-27 to 2008-03-29 $11,782 SK Gaming mibr
DreamHack Skellefteå II 2008-09-26 to 2008-09-28 $11,782 EvilZone SK Gaming
DreamHack Skellefteå III 2009-03-07 to 2009-03-08 $16,301 aimbat deNati
DreamHack Skellefteå IV 2009-09-23 to 2009-09-25 $5,046 Vinnarlaget 0bites
DreamHack Stockholm
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Invitational I 2014-02-21 to 2014-02-21 $10,000 Titan Ninjas in Pyjamas
DreamHack Invitational II 2014-09-25 to 2014-09-26 $30,000 Titan Team LDLC.com
DreamHack Stockholm 2015 2015-09-22 to 2015-09-26 Qualifier Cloud9
CLG
mousesports
Titan
Dignitas
FlipSid3 Tactics
Team Liquid
Vexed Gaming
DreamHack Stockholm 2018 2018-08-29 to 2018-09-02 $250,000 North Astralis
DreamHack Tours
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Tours 2015 2015-05-08 to 2015-05-10 $40,000 Fnatic Team Envy
DreamHack Tours 2016 2016-05-14 to 2016-05-16 $50,000 Dignitas HellRaisers
DreamHack Tours 2017 2017-05-06 to 2017-05-08 $100,000 G2 Esports HellRaisers
DreamHack Tours 2018 2018-05-19 to 2018-05-21 $100,000 North HellRaisers
DreamHack Tours 2019 2019-05-17 to 2019-05-19 $100,000 TBD TBD
DreamHack Valencia
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Valencia 2012 2012-09-22 to 2012-09-23 $5,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas VeryGames
DreamHack Valencia 2013 2013-06-18 to 2013-06-21 $5,000 n!faculty Clan-Mystik
DreamHack Valencia 2014 2014-07-17 to 2014-07-20 $11,374 Team LDLC.com Epsilon Esports
DreamHack Valencia 2015 2015-06-16 to 2015-06-19 $150,000 Team SoloMid Cloud9
DreamHack Valencia 2016 2016-07-14 to 2016-07-17 $8,939 Team Alientech beGenius ESC
DreamHack Valencia 2017 2017-07-13 to 2017-07-15 $100,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas Red Reserve
DreamHack Valencia 2018 2018-07-12 to 2018-07-14 $100,000 North Luminosity Gaming

Past events[edit]

The event has broken records many times, Swedish records are marked (SR) and world records are marked (WR).

Event Visitors Unique hosts in

network

Unique viewers Internet speed Total prize pool Notes
DreamHack Winter 2016
DreamHack Summer 2016
DreamHack Winter 2015 23,425[7]
DreamHack Summer 2015 23,283[8] 21,923[9] 40 Gbit/s[10]
DreamHack Winter 2014 26,672[11] 22,483[12] 40 Gbit/s This was the 20th anniversary event.
DreamHack Summer 2014 21,642[13] 17,618 (WR)[14] 40 Gbit/s
DreamHack Winter 2013 22,810 (WR) 17,403 7,776,645 40 Gbit/s 3,191,000 SEK ($478,400, €355,740, £301,224)[15]
DreamHack Summer 2013 18,361 16,932 40 Gbit/s
DreamHack Winter 2012 20,113 15,485 40 Gbit/s 2,000,000 SEK[16]
DreamHack Summer 2012 15,531 12,446 4,068,303 (WR)[17] 40 Gbit/s 1,765,000 SEK[18] Total streaming views: 12,522,319 [19]
DreamHack Winter 2011 20,984 (WR) ~ 13 010 1,673,270 120 Gbit/s (WR)[20] 1,065,500 SEK[21] First event occupying the ice hockey arena.
Total streaming views: 6,755,728[22]
DreamHack Summer 2011 ~16,000 1,740,771 (WR) 20 Gbit/s 832,508 SEK[23] First event with large outdoors activity area and esports tent.
DreamHack Winter 2010 13,608 (WR) 12 757 ~200,000 20 Gbit/s 700,000 SEK
DreamHack Summer 2010 8,000
DreamHack Winter 2009 11,500
DreamHack Summer 2009 9,000
DreamHack Winter 2008 11,000
DreamHack Summer 2008 7,500
DreamHack Winter 2007 13,000 (WR) 10 455 40 Gbit/s First time with 40 Gbit Internet.
DreamHack Summer 2007 6,000
DreamHack Winter 2006 10,638 (WR) 8 531 New World Record
DreamHack Summer 2006 5,000
DreamHack Winter 2005 7,538 This was the 10th anniversary event.
DreamHack Summer 2005 5,000
DreamHack Winter 2004 5,272 (WR) 5 852 First Official World Record.
DreamHack Summer 2004 4,500
DreamHack Winter 2003 5,000
DreamHack Summer 2003 4,000
DreamHack Winter 2002 5,000
DreamHack Summer 2002 3,000
DreamHack 01 5,000 First event in Jönköping.
DreamHack 00 3,000
DreamHack 99 3,000
DreamHack 98 1,800
DreamHack 97 750 (SR) First event in Borlänge. Swedish record in participants.
DreamHack 96 120
DreamHack 95 80 80
DreamHack 94 40 40 First event in Malung

Interviews[edit]

2017[edit]

2014[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Company Profile (Swedish)
  2. DreamHack LinkedIn Profile
  3. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2008/01/080107.aspx
  4. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/3000/largest-lan-party
  5. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw11/2011/11/30/dhw11-slar-alla-rekord/
  6. http://www.gathering.org/tg12/en/news/27/56/Fastest-in-the-universe/
  7. http://dreamhack.se/dhs16/2016/05/23/com-hem-levererar-internet-till-dreamhack-summer-och-winter-2016/
  8. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs15/2015/06/22/dreamhack-summer-2015-sets-new-visitor-records/
  9. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs15/2015/06/22/dreamhack-summer-2015-sets-new-visitor-records/
  10. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs15/2015/06/22/dreamhack-summer-2015-sets-new-visitor-records/
  11. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw14/2014/11/30/dreamhack-winter-2014/
  12. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw14/2014/11/30/dreamhack-winter-2014/
  13. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs14/2014/06/17/dreamhack-summer-2014-a-record-breaking-event/
  14. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs14/2014/06/17/dreamhack-summer-2014-a-record-breaking-event/
  15. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw13/2013/12/10/new-dreamhack-records-and-2014-dates/
  16. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw12/2012/11/20/2-000-000-sek-in-total-prize-purse-at-dreamhack-winter-2012/
  17. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs12/2012/07/11/dreamhack-summer-2012-stats/
  18. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs12/esport/
  19. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs12/esport/
  20. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw11/2011/11/22/120-gigabit-at-dhw11/
  21. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw11/esport/
  22. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw11/2011/12/06/dreamhack-and-twitch-tv-announce-record-breaking-online-viewership/
  23. http://www.dreamhack.se/DHS11/programme/esport/