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DreamHack

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[e][h]DreamHack
Company Information
Parent Company:
Industry:
LAN and computer festival
Partners:
Founded:
1994
Headquarters:
Sweden Jönköping
Total Prize Pools:
$6,941,361
Links

DreamHack is a LAN party, a local area network gathering with demo competitions, gaming competitions and more. It's arranged twice annually at the Elmia exhibition centre in Jönköping, Sweden and also twice a year at Expolaris Congresscenter, Skellefteå, Sweden and 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.[1][2]

Dreamhack hosts a large E-sport tournament at each of their LANs, which include: Starcraft 2, Counter Strike 1.6, Heroes of Newerth among others. As well as organizing the LAN event, Dreamhack is also responsible for arranging various Starcraft 2 invitational tournaments. The first one was held in Stockholm 12 April 2011, which generated a great amount of interest from the Swedish media, especially the largest newspaper in Sweden, Aftonbladet, which streamed the event live.

In the year 2007 the founders of DreamHack received a diploma of honor from the municipality of Jönköping for being so 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 (MLG) and Electronic Sports League (ESL) 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.[3]

In November 2015 Modern Times Group bought 100% of DreamHack for an enterprise value of SEK 244 million.[4] At the Winter 2015 event, commentator Richard Lewis and Alliance Dota 2 player Jonathan "Loda" Berg had a physical altercation,[5][6][7] which resulted in Lewis's permanent ban from future DreamHack events.[8]

Tournaments[edit]

Dota 2[edit]

DreamLeague[edit]

 S    Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Jun 07 - Jul 14, 2022
$205,000
8 teams
Europe Europe
Jan 18 - 26, 2020
$1,000,000
16 teams
Germany Leipzig, Germany
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
Oct 18 - 20, 2019
$250,000
6 teams
Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands
 AllianceAlliance [A]
 Demon SlayersDemon Slayers DS
Mar 14 - 24, 2019
$1,000,000
16 teams
Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
 Vici GamingVici Gaming VG
 Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
Oct 29 - Nov 04, 2018
$300,000
8 teams
Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Mar 21 - 25, 2018
$300,000
8 teams
Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Dec 01 - 03, 2017
$1,000,000
8 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
Jul 21 - 22, 2017
$175,000
4 teams
United States Atlanta, United States
 Planet OddPlanet Odd ODD
May 30 - 31, 2017
$12,000
4 teams
North America North America
 Planet OddPlanet Odd ODD
 Team FreedomTeam Freedom TF
May 04 - 21, 2017
$56,000
8 teams
Europe Europe
Nov 25 - 26, 2016
$185,000
4 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
 Escape GamingEscape Gaming ESC
May 21 - 22, 2016
$100,000
4 teams
Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
 OGOG OG
Sep 29 - Nov 28, 2015
$150,000
8 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
 OGOG OG
May 04 - Jun 15, 2015
$149,582
8 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
 Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
Oct 06 - Nov 29, 2014
$115,560
16 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
 Cloud9Cloud9 C9
Mar 03 - Jun 16, 2014
$265,257
12 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
 AllianceAlliance [A]
 Cloud9Cloud9 C9
Nov 04 - 30, 2013
$50,000
6 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden

DreamHack[edit]

 S    Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Dec 21 - 23, 2018
$35,761
4 teams
India Mumbai, India
 MineskiMineski Mski
 Neon EsportsNeon Esports Neon
Apr 26 - 27, 2014
$25,000
4 teams
Romania Bucharest, Romania
 AllianceAlliance [A]
 Cloud9Cloud9 C9
Jun 15 - 17, 2013
$46,635
16 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
 AllianceAlliance [A]
Mar 14 - Apr 18, 2013
$6,000
8 teams
Europe Europe
 AllianceAlliance [A]
Nov 22 - 25, 2012
$30,198
16 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
 No TidehunterNo Tidehunter nth
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
Sep 21 - 23, 2012
$5,190
4 teams
Spain Valencia, Spain
 ASES e-Sports ClubASES e-Sports Club ASES
Jun 16 - 18, 2012
$28,746
16 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
 Mortal TeamworkMortal Teamwork mTw
Nov 24 - 26, 2011
$14,398
8 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
 Wild Honey BadgersWild Honey Badgers WHB
Nov 29 - Dec 02, 2007
$8,175
 
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
 Meet Your MakersMeet Your Makers MYM
 SK GamingSK Gaming SK

DreamHack Weekly[edit]

 S    Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Oct 06, 2019
$2,194
8 teams
Europe Europe
 CyberDogsCyberDogs CD

DotA Allstars[edit]

DreamHack
Tournament Date Winner Runner-Up Score
 DreamHack Winter 2006 2006 (2006.11.30-2006.12.03) Meet Your MakersMeet Your Makers Meet Your Makers cZar 2-0
 DreamHack Summer 2007 2007 (2007.06.16-2007.06.17) Meet Your MakersMeet Your Makers Meet Your Makers Team_Team 2-0
 DreamHack Winter 2007 2007 (2007.11.29-2007.12.02) Meet Your MakersMeet Your Makers Meet Your Makers SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming 2-1
 DreamHack Summer 2008 2008 (2008.06.14-2008.06.17) SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 2-1
 DreamHack Winter 2008 2008 (2008.11.27-2008.11.30) Meet Your MakersMeet Your Makers Meet Your Makers SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming 2-1
 DreamHack Summer 2009 2009 (2009.06.13-2009.06.15) The Last Try Roskilde Ravens 2-0
 DreamHack Winter 2009 2009 (2009.11.26-2009.11.29) Tribal Gaming Unique eSports 2-0

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