DREAMHACK AND TWITCH EXTEND PARTNERSHIP FOR 2017
March 22, 2017
DreamHack is happy to announce today that DreamHack, the World’s Largest digital festival, and Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, have renewed their partnership for 2017! DreamHack was one of the streaming platform’s earliest partners when it partnered in 2009 with Justin.tv, Twitch’s former parent company.
The renewal of the partnership represents both company’s interests and long term commitments to the esports community, as the partnership is entering its 9th year. Fans of esports will be able to tune into Twitch to watch all of DreamHack’s premium esports content live, including DreamHack ASTRO Open, DreamLeague, DreamHack Masters and the DreamHack Hearthstone Grand Prix circuit.
“It’s not everyday in this space you renew a partnership entering its 9th year,” said Marcus Lindmark, CEO of DreamHack. “We are proud to continue to partner with Twitch, knowing they are as committed to the development of esports and gaming as DreamHack.”
“DreamHack is not only one of our longest running partners, they are immensely popular among the Twitch community,” said Stuart Saw, Director of Esports Strategy, Twitch. “As the esports industry continues to evolve, DreamHack has been at the forefront of the movement with our partnership enabling them to reach a global audience. We look forward to another year of sharing their incredible content with the passionate esports fanbase on Twitch.”
DreamHack will be hosting 11 major events throughout 2017, with the DreamHack Austin coming up next, live from Austin Convention Center on April 28th-30th. DreamHack Austin will feature DreamHack ASTRO Open, WCS Austin, DreamHack Hearthstone Grand Prix, DreamHack Smash Championship, Capcom Tour, and more. Viewers will be able to tune in for all the matches being livestreamed in HD on Twitch for free.
Following DreamHack Austin, much more is on the way including the DreamLeague S07 and DreamLeague S08 in Dota 2 planned for 2017, a whopping 7 stops in the DreamHack Hearthstone Grand Prix circuit, and an additional 8 stops in the DreamHack ASTRO Open CS:GO circuit. In total, well over $2,000,000 USD will be awarded to top esport competitors throughout the year in these properties alone.
Fans of all these titles will be able to catch all the best games live on Twitch. In addition, 2017 DreamHack will be partnering with Twitch on Russian coverage, so fans from more regions than ever will look to Twitch as their exclusive source for DreamHack esports content.
Be sure to tune in this upcoming DreamHack Austin event! Tickets for all upcoming DreamHack events are available at http://tickets.dreamhack.com/.
DreamHack is the world’s largest computer festival. DreamHack’s core, and origin is the LAN party, with the two major festivals in Sweden, DreamHack Summer in June and DreamHack Winter in November. DreamHack also arranges festivals, events and competitions in several locations in Europe and North America.
The events are a platform for esport, knowledge and creative competitions, music acts, lectures by game developers, Internet & game culture, cosplay, the fair DreamExpo and much much more. DreamHack is also a production company with a focus on gaming, esports, music and arena productions for both traditional TV and the Internet.
During 2016 DreamHack had 233,000 visitors to its events and more than 135 million viewers who followed the live broadcast online. More information is available on www.dreamhack.com. DreamHack is a part of the leading international digital entertainment group MTG. More information is available on www.mtg.com.
Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each day, millions of community members gather to watch, talk, and chat about shared interests. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for all types of content, including the entire video game ecosystem, the creative arts, vlogging (IRL), and more. Twitch also runs TwitchCon, the annual convention for celebrating the Twitch community. For more information about Twitch, visit our Press Center, Twitter feed (#Twitch), and Blog.