DreamHack

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[e][h]DreamHack
Company Information
Parent Company:
Industry:
LAN and computer festival
Founded:
1994
Headquarters:
Jönköping, Sweden Sweden
Key people:
Brad Lee
Employees:
10 with ~ 600+ volunteers
Products:
Martin Öjes
Kenny Eklund
Robert Ohlén
Events:
DreamHack Summer DreamHack Winter
Website:


DreamHack (DH) is the world's largest computer festival,[1][2] 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.[3] The Internet connection record was beaten in 2012 by the second largest computer festival in the world: The Gathering in Norway.[4]


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.

Results[edit]

# Date Tier 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
DreamHack Summer 2004 2004-06-17 A3Tier 3 Sweden  MaDFroG Sweden  FuRy Sweden  SaSe Sweden  aNty
DreamHack Winter 2004 2004-11-25 A3Tier 3 Sweden  SaSe Sweden  Khator
DreamHack Summer 2005 2005-06-16 A3Tier 3 Norway  Creolophus Sweden  SaSe Denmark  Ciara Norway  DominatoR
DreamHack Winter 2005 2005-11-24 A3Tier 3 Czech Republic  Giacomo Sweden  SaSe Sweden  Tharkas
DreamHack Summer 2006 2006-06-17 A2Tier 2 Russia  Deadman Sweden  SaSe South Korea  StoRm Croatia  Zeus
DreamHack Summer 2007 2007-06-16 A2Tier 2 South Korea  Moon South Korea  Lucifer Norway  Creolophus Sweden  SaSe
DreamHack Winter 2007 2007-11-29 A2Tier 2 Netherlands  Grubby Sweden  DowaQ Sweden  LiiLD.C Czech Republic  Giacomo
DreamHack Summer 2008 2008-06-14 A2Tier 2 Sweden  SaSe Sweden  LiiLD.C Sweden  FuRy Sweden  DowaQ
DreamHack Winter 2008 2008-11-27 A2Tier 2 Sweden  KnOfF Sweden  LiiLD.C Sweden  FuRy Sweden  DowaQ
DreamHack Summer 2009 2009-06-15 A2Tier 2 Sweden  LiiLD.C Sweden  ThorZaIN Sweden  DowaQ Sweden  EfFeCt
DreamHack Open - 2020 - Anaheim - Group stage 1 2020-02-21 A1Tier 1

Hall of Fame[edit]

Player 1st 2nd Earnings
Sweden  SaSe 2 3 $7,227
Sweden  LiiLD.C 2 2 $5,786
South Korea  Moon 2 0 $2,846
Sweden  MaDFroG 1 0 $0
Norway  Creolophus 1 0 $2,546
Sweden  KnOfF 1 0 $2,470
Czech Republic  Giacomo 1 0 $746
Russia  Deadman 1 0 $5,000
Netherlands  Grubby 1 0 $3,150
Sweden  ElakeDuck 0 1 $0

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