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This weekend sees top Dota 2 and CS:GO tournaments taking over Jonkoping, Sweden as part of the DreamHack Winter 2017 festival.
However, it would be wrong to assume this event is just about these two esports tournaments. The level of interactivity within this festival has made it something of a winter mecca for gamers.
Although Jonkoping is unremarkable in many ways, the city has become a hotbed for esports gaming over the years. It’s as sub-culturally recognizable as Barcelona or Milan for soccer fans.
There is a total of seven different esports tournaments taking place across the weekend across the following sports:
- CS:GO – Dreamhack Astro Open (also known as DreamHack Winter 2017)
- Dota 2 – DreamLeague Season 8 Finals
- Arena of Valour – Non-Pro Tournament
- Quake Champions – Invitational
- H1Z1 – Elite Series
- Hearthstone – DreamHack Hearthstone Grand Prix
- Super Smash Bros. Melee – DreamHack Smash Championship
In addition to these seven events, the weekend’s Nordic Championship will gather all the Scandinavia-based players across different esports events.
How big are the DreamHack events?
The original DreamHack event took place in November 1994 when Kenny “K2-Ice” Eklund and Martin “DH_Admin” Ojes decided to rent a school cafeteria in the Swedish city of Malung. They invited their computer-enthusiast friends over to enjoy some coding and hacking. This original event had no internet connection, and a total of 40 people attended.
Since this inauspicious start, DreamHack has grown into the world’slargest digital festival with two held each year — DreamHack Summer and DreamHack Winter. In addition to esports, the events are home to creative competitions, musical acts, lectures from game developers, cosplay, and much more.
In 2007, the DreamHack event received an official WorldRecord certificate from Guinness for the most competitors in a Local Area Network: 10,455 devices. By the Winter 2015 event, that number had grown to 23,425 devices on the network.
In 2016, 12,000 people visited the two DreamHack events in Sweden. The events regularly attract over 100 million unique viewers via live streaming services.
What’s at DreamHack 2017 apart from esports?
Non-esports events include performances and presentations from YouTube stars and DJs. These include:
- Dada Life
- Anis Don Demina
- Dr Disrespect
- Bass Modulators
In addition to the Main Stage area, the event houses a Stream Zone and Fan Zone. Here, visitors can meet top esports gamers, software developers, YouTube stars, and others within the esports/digital gaming community.
Cosplay fans can also take part in a Winter Cosplay 2017 competition. There is a 30,000 SEK top prize for the winner.
Don’t forget the Casemod Championship, which has a 10,000 SEK top prize for the person who has modified the design of their PC Gaming case in the most creative, striking, and imaginative way. Modders will share their expertise in special open classes prior and following the contest.
The most exciting aspect of DreamHack for many visitors is the BYOC LAN. The Main Hall at the Elmia Fair will be taken over and another huge LAN. Visitors bring their own computers (BYOC = Bring Your Own Computer), plug into the network, and then participate in a huge number of games and tournaments. Will they beat the 23,425 unique devices in the largest DreamHack network ever built from 2015?
What is the cost?
Of course, organizing an event with so many different facets and tournaments costs DreamHack plenty of money. That’s recouped partly through sponsorship deals with companies but also through ticket sales. Like most festivals, DreamHack offers a range of tickets, and the prices of these are very reasonable, especially when compared to the cost of tickets for music festivals.
- Day Pass Tickets (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) – 200 Kronor – £17.72
- Eventpass Tickets (Friday to Sunday 24/7 access) – 600 Kronor – £53.13
- BYOC LAN Seat (24/7 availability) – 990 Kronor – £87.67
- Camping Ticket to stay on site – 1,200 Kronor – £106.33
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List of events in 2017 in eSports (also known as professional gaming).
Calendar of events
|January 5-8||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||ESEA S23 Global||Burbank, United States||Rogue|
|January 6-8||Dota 2||ESL One Genting 2017||Arena of Stars – Genting Highlands, Malaysia||Digital Chaos|
|January 12-15||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||WESG||Changzhou, China||Team EnvyUs|
|January 13-15||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||DreamHack Leipzig||Leipzig, Germany||FlipSid3 Tactics|
|January 20-22||Super Smash Bros. Melee|
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros.
|Genesis 4||San Jose Convention Center (January 20 and 21)|
City National Civic (January 22)
San Jose, United States
|January 22–29||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||ELEAGUE Major 2017||Fox Theater − Atlanta, United States||Astralis|
|March 10-12||Killer Instinct||Killer Instinct World Cup 2017||Tobin Center − San Antonio, United States||Sleep|
|April 27–30||Dota 2||Kiev Major||National Palace of Arts – Kiev, Ukraine||OG|
|April 28-30||Counter Strike: Global Offensive|
Street Fighter V
Super Smash Bros.
|DreamHack Austin 2017||Austin Convention Center − Austin, United States||Various|
|May 25-28||Dota 2||Manila Masters 2017||Mall of Asia Arena − Pasay, The Philippines||Evil Geniuses|
|July 14-16||Various fighting games||Mandalay Bay − Las Vegas, United States||Various|
|July 16-23||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||PGL Major 2017||Tauron Arena − Kraków, Poland||Gambit Esports|
|August 7–12||Dota 2||The International 2017||KeyArena – Seattle, United States||Team Liquid|
|September 1–3||Mobile Legends: Bang Bang||Mobile Legends Southeast Asia Cup (MSC) 2017||Jakarta, Indonesia||IDONOTSLEEP|
|September 1-October 13||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier||Turner Studios – Atlanta, United States||FaZe Clan|
|September 23—November 4||League of Legends||2017 League of Legends World Championship||Wuhan Gymnasium - Wuhan, China (group stage) |
Guangzhou Gymnasium - Guangzhou, China (quarterfinals)
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center - Shanghai, China (semifinals)
Beijing National Stadium - Beijing, China (finals)
|October 23-29||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||Epicenter: CSGO 2017||Yubileyny Sports Palace – Saint Petersburg, Russia||SK Gaming|
|October 26-29||Dota 2||ESL One Hamburg 2017||Barclaycard Arena – Hamburg, Germany||Virtus.pro|
|November 14-19||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Intel Extreme Masters Season XII – Oakland||Oracle Arena – Oakland, United States||Ninjas in Pyjamas (CS:GO)|
*aAa* Gaming (PUBG)
|November 25-26||F1 2017||2017 FIA Formula One eSports Series||Yas Marina Circuit – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Brendon Leigh (BAM Leigh)|
|December 1-4||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
Super Smash Bros. Melee
|DreamHack Winter 2017||Elmia Fair – Jönköping, Sweden||Natus Vincere (CS:GO)|
Team Secret (Dota 2)
Impact Gaming (H1Z1)
|December 8-10||Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite||Battle for the Stones Finals||Hilton Anaheim (December 8)|
Anaheim Convention Center (December 10)
Anaheim, United States
|December 9-10||Street Fighter V||Capcom Cup 2017||Hilton Anaheim (December 9)|
Anaheim Convention Center (December 10)
Anaheim, United States
Dreamhack Winter 2013
- Esports Industry Awards 2017
Dreamhack Winter 2017 H1z1 Games
- The King's Avatar (donghua)
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- ^'MSC Grand Champion Winner'.
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- ^'Esports Anime - The King's Avatar Coming 2017'. Akshon Esports. Retrieved 2018-06-06.