DreamHack

[e][h]DreamHack AB
Company Information
Parent Company:
Industry:
LAN and computer festival
Founded:
1994
Headquarters:
Jönköping, Sweden Sweden
Key people:
Martin Öjes
Kenny Eklund
Robert Ohlén
Employees:
116
~600 volunteers[1]
Events:
DreamHack Austin
DreamHack Montreal
DreamHack Rio de Janeiro
DreamHack Tours
DreamHack Valencia
DreamHack Winter
Nordic Championship
Links


DreamHack is a LAN party, a local area network gathering with demo competitions, gaming competitions and more. It was initially arranged twice a year 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.

DreamHack hosts large esport tournaments at each of their events featuring franchises such as Starcraft 2 or Counter-Strike among others. As well as organizing the LAN event, DreamHack is also responsible for arranging many invitational tournaments. The first one was held in Stockholm 12th of April 2011 on Starcraft 2, 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 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.

Main Events[edit]

G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Sep 6 - 8, 2019
$75,000
 teams
Canada Montreal, Canada
  TSM
  Liquid
Jul 5 - 7, 2019
$75,000
16 teams
Spain Valencia, Spain
  Rogue
  LFO
Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2018
$50,000
15 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
  G2
  PENTA
Sep 7 - 9, 2018
$50,000
16 teams
Canada Montreal, Canada
  C9
  Rogue
Jul 12 - 14, 2018
$50,000
16 teams
Spain Valencia, Spain
  idk
Jun 1 - 3, 2018
$50,000
16 teams
United States Austin, United States
  -M-
  EG

Minor Events[edit]

G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
May 17 - 19, 2019
€ 5,000 EUR
8 teams
France Tours, France
  TBD
  TBD
Apr 20 - 21, 2019
R$ 50,000 BRL
8 teams
Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  TBD
  TBD
May 14 - 15, 2016
$5,653.26
8 teams
France Tours, fr
  Aera

Nordic Championship[edit]

G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Dec 1, 2017
$10,160.40
2 teams
Sweden Jönköping, Sweden
  BK
  ENCE
Aug 5, 2017
$10,426.82
2 teams
Finland Helsinki, Finland
  ENCE

Team Performances[edit]

Team Performances from DreamHack main events.

Best Placings[edit]

First Place[edit]

Cloud9
G2 Esports
i don't know
Millenium
Rogue

Second Place[edit]

Evil Geniuses
Looking For Org
Team Vitality
Rogue
PENTA Sports

Third Place[edit]

Team Empire
FaZe Clan
Millenium
PENTA Sports
Rogue

Fourth Place[edit]

Chaos Esports Club
Disrupt Gaming
ENCE eSports
SK Gaming
Spacestation Gaming

Performance by Region[edit]

Team performances by region
Region North America Europe Latin America Asia Pacific
Medals
Medals
Total
2 2 1 3 3 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2018





N/A
2019

Player Performances[edit]

Player Performances from DreamHack main events.

Best Placings[edit]

First Place[edit]

Denmark Pengu  -  Finland jNSzki  -  Spain Goga  -  Sweden Fabian  -  Finland Kantoraketti  -  France Renshiro  -  France Liven
France Hicks  -  Belgium risze
United Kingdom meepeY  -  United Kingdom Lacky  -  United Kingdom LeonGids  -  France sTiZze  -  France Elemzje  -  United States Goddess  -  Canada FoxA
United States Retro  -  United States LaXInG  -  United States MarkTheShark  -  France Joghurtzz

Second Place[edit]

United States Ecl9pse  -  United States Slashug  -  United States Easilyy
Canada Canadian  -  United States Necrox  -  United States nvK  -  United States BC  -  United States Yung  -  France ZephiR  -  France BiBoo
France RaFaLe  -  France Spark  -  France BriD  -  Switzerland Panix  -  France ENEMY  -  France RevaN  -  Germany Hungry
Hungary SirBoss  -  United States supr  -  United States Shuttle

Third Place[edit]

Canada Bryan  -  United States Ranger  -  Germany AceeZ  -  Russia Shockwave  -  Russia ShepparD  -  Russia JoyStiCK  -  Estonia karzheka
Russia Scyther

Fourth Place[edit]

USA Skittlz  -  United States GhxsT  -  Greece Hyper  -  USA Yoggah  -  USA Dot  -  Finland Willkey  -  Finland Bounssi
Finland UUNO  -  Belgium Gomfi  -  Hungary blas  -  United States Mint  -  Canada Pojoman  -  United States Hotancold  -  Canada Jarvis
United States Nyx  -  United States ThinkingNade  -  United States Chala  -  United States Redeemer  -  United States Rampy  -  United States Bosco

Performancy by Country[edit]

Player performances by country
Country Total Players in
Top 4
France France 6 7 3 0 16 13
USA United States 4 9 4 12 29 26
United Kingdom Great Britain 3 0 0 0 3 3
Finland Finland 2 0 2 3 8 5
Canada Canada 1 1 1 1 4 4
Sweden Sweden 1 0 1 0 2 1
Denmark Denmark 1 0 1 0 2 1
Spain Spain 1 0 1 0 2 1
Belgium Belgium 1 0 1 1 3 2
Germany Germany 0 1 1 0 2 2
Hungary Hungary 0 1 0 1 2 2
Russia Russia 0 0 4 0 4 4
Estonia Estonia 0 0 1 0 1 1
Greece Greece 0 0 0 1 1 1

External links[edit]

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