DreamHack will mark its 24th anniversary as the world’s premier gaming lifestyle festival with a return to Atlanta in 2019. 2019 also marks “DreamHack Day” — the yearly celebration of the festival’s beginnings in 1994. What started as a gathering of friends and their computers in a school cafeteria — with no online access — has grown into a beacon of internet culture and a gathering place for gamers worldwide featuring everything gaming under one roof.
“DreamHack Day” offers a time to reflect on the company’s past, present and future, and to officially announce the 2019 world tour schedule. In 2019, DreamHack will host three-day, non-stop festivals in 10 major cities, including debuts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Rotterdam, Netherlands; and Dallas, TX, USA. Additional locations include Leipzig, Germany; Tours, France, Valencia and Sevilla, Spain; Montreal, Canada; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; and DreamHack Summer and Winter in Jönköping, Sweden.
“DreamHack’s 2019 calendar continues our strategy to grow our festival globally, while also continuing to celebrate the roots of our beginnings through ‘DreamHack Day’ each year on the 9th of December. It’s also a day to celebrate all who visit our events all over the world, and to thank the thousands of people who make these events safe and fun for all,” said DreamHack CEO Marcus Lindmark. “DreamHack looks back at 2018 with great pride, but we’re even more thrilled about the upcoming year as we go stronger into current markets, expand to new markets and continue to create the most engaging gaming festival in the world.”
2018 was a tremendous year of growth for DreamHack, including its first-ever ever event in Asia, DreamHack Mumbai. DreamHack also introduced an array of new festival experiences while also solidifying its position as the market leader in multi-titled esports competitions. The festival experience will continue to innovate and improve the experience for both attendees and fans alike.
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DreamHack 2019 Schedule
Date City Ticket Information
Feb 15-17, 2019 DreamHack Leipzig, Germany Tickets on sale now
Apr 19 – 21, 2019 DEBUT: DreamHack Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Tickets on sale: Sat, Jan 5, 2019
May 17-19, 2019 DreamHack Tours, France Tickets on sale Tue, Dec 18, 2018, 3 p.m. CET
May 31–Jun 2, 2019 DEBUT: DreamHack Dallas, Texas, USA Early Bird Tickets on sale Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 9 a.m. CST
Jun 15–17, 2019 DreamHack Summer
Jönköping, Sweden Early Bird Tickets on sale: Wed, Dec 19, 2018, 3 p.m. CET
Jul 4-7, 2019 DreamHack Valencia, Spain Tickets on sale: Sat, Dec 22, 2018, 6 p.m. CET
Sep 6-8, 2019 DreamHack Montreal, Canada Early Bird Tickets on sale: Thu, Mar 21, 2019, 5 p.m EST
Oct 18-20, 2019 DEBUT: DreamHack Rotterdam, Netherlands Tickets on sale now
Nov 15-17, 2019 DreamHack Atlanta, Georgia, USA Early Bird Tickets on sale: Wed, May 8, 2019, 9 a.m. EST
Nov 29–Dec 1, 2019 DreamHack Winter Jönköping, Sweden Early Bird Tickets on sale: Wed, Jun 26, 2019, 3 p.m. CET
Dec 12–15, 2019 DreamHack Sevilla, Spain Tickets on sale: Sat, Dec 22, 2018, 6 p.m. CET
Read more about the events at dreamhack.com.
Year In Review
Since its humble beginnings, DreamHack has grown into a global esports and digital gaming phenomenon. In 2018, DreamHack welcomed more than 290,000 visitors to its live events, and its online esports broadcasts received more than 375 million views. The collective prize pool for all DreamHack events during this past year exceeded 5.3 million dollars. And what’s more is DreamHack saw an impressive growth in total visitors for several of its festivals, including DreamHack Leipzig (+23%), DreamHack Valencia (+44%) and DreamHack Atlanta (+40%).
With esports viewership rapidly accelerating, and esports industry revenue expected to more than double in 2020, DreamHack continues to both support and be part of the growth of the industry. Stay tuned as new developments are released throughout 2019.
DreamHack is all about entertainment for the digital generation. Founded in 1994 as a BYOC LAN party, DreamHack grew over 20 years to a global phenomenon as the digital festival for today’s youth, hosted throughout Europe and North America. DreamHack festivals feature multiple esports competitions, live music, exhibitions, creative competitions, LAN party, cosplay and much more. DreamHack helped pioneer esports and continues to be one of the largest global producers of esports content. DreamHack esports broadcasts reached over 375 million views and DreamHack events welcomed over 250,000 visitors in 2017.
More information is available at dreamhack.com. DreamHack is part of leading international digital entertainment group MTG.
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