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Company Information
Parent Company:
LAN and computer festival
Jönköping, Sweden Sweden
Key people:
Brad Lee
10 with ~ 600+ volunteers
Martin Öjes
Kenny Eklund
Robert Ohlén
DreamHack Summer DreamHack Winter

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.


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.


#Date 1st 2nd Third Fourth # 
Summer 20042004-06-17Sweden  MaDFroGSweden  FuRySweden  SaSeSweden  aNty4
Winter 20042004-11-25Sweden  SaSeSweden  Khator
Summer 20052005-06-16Norway  CreolophusSweden  SaSeDenmark  CiaraNorway  DominatoR83
Winter 20052005-11-24Czech Republic  GiacomoSweden  SaSeSweden  Tharkas
Summer 20062006-06-17Russia  DeadmanSweden  SaSeSouth Korea  StoRmCroatia  Zeus28
Winter 20062006-11-30Sweden  LiiLD.CSweden  ElakeDuckSweden  SunShinESweden  GLaiVe94
Summer 20072007-06-16South Korea  MoonSouth Korea  LuciferNorway  CreolophusSweden  SaSe16
Winter 20072007-11-29Netherlands  GrubbySweden  DowaQSweden  LiiLD.CCzech Republic  Giacomo60
Summer 20082008-06-14Sweden  SaSeSweden  LiiLD.CSweden  FuRySweden  DowaQ0
Winter 20082008-11-27Sweden  KnOfFSweden  LiiLD.CSweden  FuRySweden  DowaQ60
Summer 20092009-06-15Sweden  LiiLD.CSweden  ThorZaINSweden  DowaQSweden  EfFeCt16

Hall of Fame[edit]

Player 1st 2ndEarnings
Sweden  SaSe23$7,239
Sweden  LiiLD.C22$7,549
Czech Republic  Giacomo10$743
South Korea  Moon10$2,854
Russia  Deadman10$5,000
Netherlands  Grubby10$3,145
Sweden  MaDFroG10$0
Norway  Creolophus10$2,569
Sweden  KnOfF10$2,468

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