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DreamHack (DH) 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.

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 12th of 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.

In September 2011 it was revealed that Dreamhack would be hosting the Swedish Championship in E-sports, alongside the gaming-café company Inferno Online. The championship will consist of 9 different tournaments throughout Sweden, with the finals being held at Dreamhack Summer 2012. The championship will include Starcraft 2, Heroes of Newerth, Counter Strike 1.6, Super Street Fighter IV and FIFA 13.



Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
DreamHack Winter 2010 2010-11-25 – 2010-11-27 Finland  Naama Poland  MaNa [R&S]
DreamHack Stockholm Invitational 2011-04-12 – 2011-04-12 South Korea  MC Ukraine  White-Ra [R&S]
DreamHack Summer 2011 2011-06-18 – 2011-06-21 Canada  HuK South Korea  Moon TL writeup
DreamHack Valencia Invitational 2011-09-17 South Korea  DongRaeGu Sweden  ThorZaIN TL writeup
DreamHack Winter 2011 2011-11-24 – 2011-11-27 South Korea  HerO South Korea  PuMa [R&S]


Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
DreamHack Open: Stockholm 2012-04-21 – 2012-04-22 Sweden  ThorZaIN South Korea  Polt [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Summer 2012-06-16 – 2012-06-19 Poland  MaNa Ukraine  DIMAGA [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Valencia 2012-09-22 – 2012-09-23 South Korea  TaeJa South Korea  ForGG [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Bucharest 2012-10-20 – 2012-10-21 Poland  Nerchio Ukraine  Bly [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Winter 2012-11-22 – 2012-11-25 South Korea  HerO South Korea  TaeJa [R&S]


Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
DreamHack Open: Stockholm 2013-04-26 – 2013-04-27 South Korea  Leenock Sweden  NaNiwa [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Summer 2013-06-15 – 2013-06-17 South Korea  StarDust South Korea  Jaedong [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Valencia 2013-07-19 – 2013-07-20 South Korea  HyuN South Korea  Jaedong [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Bucharest 2013-09-14 – 2013-09-15 South Korea  TaeJa South Korea  INnoVation [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Winter 2013-11-28 – 2013-11-30 South Korea  TaeJa South Korea  Life [R&S]


Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
DreamHack Open: Kick Off 2014-01-24 South Korea  TaeJa Sweden  ThorZaIN [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Bucharest 2014-04-26 - 2014-04-27 South Korea  Life South Korea  Impact [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Summer 2014-06-14 - 2014-06-16 South Korea  TaeJa South Korea  HerO [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Valencia 2014-07-18 - 2014-07-19 South Korea  Sacsri South Korea  MC [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Moscow 2014-09-13 - 2014-09-14 South Korea  MMA South Korea  jjakji TL writeup
DreamHack Open: Stockholm 2014-09-26 - 2014-09-27 South Korea  Solar South Korea  soO [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Winter 2014-11-27 - 2014-11-29 South Korea  ForGG South Korea  Life [R&S]


Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
DreamHack Open: Tours 2015-05-08 - 2015-05-09 South Korea  PartinG South Korea  GuMiho [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Valencia 2015-07-16 - 2015-07-17 South Korea  Curious South Korea  TRUE [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Stockholm 2015-09-24 - 2015-09-25 South Korea  Solar South Korea  HyuN [R&S]
DreamHack Winter 2015 2015-11-26 - 2015-11-28 South Korea  Solar South Korea  PartinG TL writeup


Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
DreamHack Open: Leipzig 2016-01-22 - 2016-01-24 France  PtitDrogo Ukraine  Bly [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Austin 2016-05-06 - 2016-05-08 South Korea  Hydra United States  Neeb [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Tours 2016-05-14 - 2016-05-16 Germany  ShoWTimE Poland  Nerchio [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Valencia 2016-07-14 – 2016-07-16 Poland  Nerchio France  MarineLorD [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Montreal 2016-08-12 – 2016-08-14 South Korea  TRUE South Korea  Polt [R&S]


Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
WCS Austin 2017-04-28 - 2017-04-30 United States  Neeb Poland  Nerchio [R&S]
WCS Jönköping 2017-06-17 - 2017-06-19 United States  Neeb Finland  Serral [R&S]
WCS Valencia 2017-07-13 - 2017-07-15 Poland  Elazer Norway  Snute [R&S]
WCS Montreal 2017-09-08 – 2017-09-10 United States  Neeb Norway  Snute TL writeup


Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
WCS Leipzig 2018-01-26 – 2018-01-28 Finland  Serral Germany  ShoWTimE TL Writeup
WCS Austin 2018-06-01 – 2018-06-03 Finland  Serral Poland  MaNa TL Writeup
WCS Valencia 2018-07-12 – 2018-07-14 Finland  Serral Taiwan  Has [R&S]
WCS Montreal 2018-09-07 – 2018-09-09 Finland  Serral Italy  Reynor [R&S]


Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
WCS Fall 2019-09-06 – 2019-09-08 Finland  Serral Italy  Reynor [R&S]


Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
Masters Summer 2020-07-16 - 2020-07-19 Finland  Serral South Korea  Trap R&S
Masters Fall 2020-09-15 - 2020-09-20 Italy  Reynor South Korea  Trap [R&S]
Masters Winter 2020-11-10 - 2020-11-15 TBD TBD [R&S]
Masters Last Chance 2021-01-12 - 2021-01-17 TBD TBD [R&S]


Medals won per Race[edit]

Race Total
Zerg 18 17 28 63
Protoss 12 10 16 38
Terran 9 10 26 45

Medals won per Player[edit]


South Korea  TaeJa
Finland  Serral
South Korea  Solar  -  United States  Neeb
South Korea  HerO  -  Poland  Nerchio
Finland  Naama  -  South Korea  MC  -  Canada  HuK  -  South Korea  DongRaeGu  -  Sweden  ThorZaIN  -  Poland  MaNa  -  South Korea  Leenock  -  South Korea  StarDust  -  South Korea  HyuN  -  South Korea  Life  -  South Korea  Sacsri  -  South Korea  MMA
South Korea  ForGG  -  South Korea  PartinG  -  South Korea  Curious  -  France  PtitDrogo  -  South Korea  Hydra  -  Germany  ShoWTimE  -  South Korea  True  -  Poland  Elazer


Sweden  ThorZaIN  -  South Korea  Jaedong  -  South Korea  Life  -  Ukraine  Bly  -  Poland  MaNa  -  Norway  Snute
Ukraine  White-Ra  -  South Korea  Moon  -  South Korea  PuMa  -  South Korea  Polt  -  Ukraine  DIMAGA  -  South Korea  ForGG  -  South Korea  TaeJa  -  Sweden  NaNiwa  -  South Korea  INnoVation  -  South Korea  Impact
South Korea  HerO  -  South Korea  MC  -  South Korea  jjakji  -  South Korea  soO  -  South Korea  GuMiho  -  South Korea  TRUE  -  South Korea  HyuN  -  South Korea  PartinG  -  United States  Neeb  -  Poland  Nerchio  -  France  MarineLorD
 -  Germany  ShoWTimE  -  Finland  Serral  -  Taiwan  Has  -  Italy  Reynor


Peru  Fenix  -  South Korea  Bomber  -  South Korea  Patience  -  South Korea  TaeJa  -  France  FireCake


South Korea  TRUE
Mexico  SpeCial
South Korea  Jaedong  -  Norway  Snute
Netherlands  Ret  -  Sweden  SjoW  -  South Korea  INnoVation  -  South Korea  StarDust  -  South Korea  HyuN  -  Canada  MaSa  -  Poland  Elazer  -  Germany  ShoWTimE  -  Germany  HeRoMaRinE  -  Germany  Lambo
South Korea  TOP  -  United States  IdrA  -  South Korea  July  -  South Korea  Rain  -  Romania  NightEnD  -  South Korea  Monster  -  France  Stephano  -  Ukraine  fraer  -  South Korea  TheStC  -  Norway  TargA  -  Poland  MaNa  -  Sweden  StarNaN
Poland  Nerchio  -  Austria  monchi  -  South Korea  HerO  -  South Korea  TaeJa  -  United States  Goswser  -  South Korea  Life  -  South Korea  MMA  -  South Korea  San  -  South Korea  Leenock  -  South Korea  ForGG  -  South Korea  herO  -  South Korea  jjakji
South Korea  Patience  -  South Korea  Reality  -  South Korea  sOs  -  Netherlands  uThermal  -  South Korea  viOLet  -  Sweden  SortOf  -  United States  Neeb  -  Brazil  Kelazhur  -  China  TIME

By country[edit]

By team[edit]

(1) Until April 28, 2015, SBENU was known as StarTale.[1]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]