DREAMHACK ANNOUNCES 2018 WORLD TOUR SCHEDULE
December 9, 2017
World’s largest digital festival to visit eight cities in Europe and North America
Leipzig, Germany; Tours, France; Austin, Texas, USA; Valencia, Spain; Montreal, Canada; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Sevilla, Spain; and Jönköping, Sweden
STOCKHOLM — Today, Saturday, Dec. 9, marks the 23rd anniversary of DreamHack, the world’s largest digital festival. Today also marks the beginning of a new tradition, the yearly celebration of “DreamHack Day” – when it all began back in 1994 at the first DreamHack Winter. What started as a gathering of friends and their computers in a school cafeteria with no online access has grown to become a beacon of Internet culture and a gathering place for gamers from around the world. DreamHack Day is a time to reflect on the past year and look to what the future has in store with an official announcement of next year’s world tour schedule.
“We’re excited to announce our 2018 calendar, but also the start of a new tradition with the establishment of DreamHack day every year on the 9th of December” said Marcus Lindmark, CEO of DreamHack AB. “DreamHack looks back at 2017 with great pride, but we’re even more thrilled about the upcoming year as we go stronger into current markets and continue to heavily develop our festivals.”
DreamHack will host three-day, non-stop festivals in eight major cities next year. 2017 was a huge year for DreamHack with the expansion into new markets in North America, introducing new festival experiences, and the addition of over 50 new partnerships, setting the stage for an exciting 2018. DreamHack will continue to innovate and improve the festival experience – both for attendees and fans tuning in from home. Also keep an eye out for enhancements to fighting games (FGC), mobile gaming, college esports, and new esports titles.
|Jan 26–28, 2018||DreamHack Leipzig, Germany||Tickets on sale now|
|May 19–21, 2018||DreamHack Tours, France||Tickets on sale now|
|Jun 1–3, 2018||DreamHack Austin, Texas, USA||Early Bird Tickets on sale: Fri, Dec 15, 2017, 9 a.m. CST|
|Jun 16–19, 2018||DreamHack Summer Jönköping, Sweden||Early Bird Tickets on sale: Tue, Dec 19, 2017, 9 a.m. CET|
|Jul 12–15, 2018||DreamHack Valencia, Spain||Tickets on sale: Fri, Dec 22, 2017, 11 a.m. CET|
|Sep 7–9, 2018||DreamHack Montreal, Canada||Early Bird Tickets on sale: Wed, Mar 7, 2018, 9 a.m. EST|
|Nov 16–18, 2018||DreamHack Atlanta, Georgia, USA||Early Bird Tickets on sale: Wed, May 9, 2018, 9 a.m. EST|
|Nov 30–Dec 3, 2018||DreamHack Winter, Jönköping, Sweden||To Be Announced|
|Dec 14–16, 2018||DreamHack Sevilla, Spain||Tickets on sale Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 11 a.m. CET|
DreamHack Year in Review – 2017
Since its humble beginnings, DreamHack has grown into a global esports and digital gaming phenomenon. In 2017, DreamHack welcomed more than 250,000 visitors to its live events, and its online, esports broadcasts received more than 375 million views. As each event and location has been unique in its own way, many memorable moments has been created through this 12 month journey – and you can review it.
With esports viewership rapidly accelerating and esports industry revenue expected to more than double by 2020, DreamHack continues to both support and be a part of the growth of the industry. Stay tuned as new developments are released throughout 2018.
DreamHack is the world’s largest digital festival, a meeting place for gamers with major events hosted each year in Europe and North America. Founded in 1994, DreamHack’s core has always been the LAN party where attendees bring their computer from home and set up for 3 straight days of gaming. DreamHack’s festivals have grown organically over time, becoming a platform for esports, internet and gaming culture, intellectual and creative competitions, live music acts, lectures by industry experts, celebrity streamers, cosplayers, the DreamExpo Hall and much more. DreamHack is also a production company, producing content focused on gaming, esports, music and arena events, for both traditional Television and digital content networks. In 2017, DreamHack welcomed more than 250,000 visitors to its live events and its online esports broadcasts received more than 300 million views. More information is available at www.dreamhack.com. DreamHack is a part of the leading international digital entertainment group MTG. More information on mtg.com.