DreamHack and Twitch Celebrate 10-Year Partnership with New Multi-Year Deal
March 22, 2018
STOCKHOLM, Sweden and SAN FRANCISCO, USA
DreamHack, the world’s largest digital festival, and Twitch, the world’s leading social video service and community for gamers, have renewed their partnership as part of a multi-year deal. The partnership dates back to Twitch’s previous incarnation as Justin.tv with this ongoing relationship marking DreamHack and Twitch’s 10-year anniversary.
As one of the first tournament organizations to team up with Twitch to live broadcast its popular professional esports tournaments, this partnership represents the long term commitments of both brands to the esports community.
Esports fans will be able to tune into Twitch to watch all of DreamHack’s premium esports content live, including DreamHack Open, CORSAIR DreamLeague, CORSAIR DreamHack Masters and DreamHack Fighting Game Championships. The content agreement also includes live coverage in 13 languages, including English, German, French and Russian.
In addition, Twitch will be the Head Partner for four of DreamHack’s festivals: DreamHack Tours, DreamHack Austin, DreamHack Montreal and DreamHack Atlanta. Twitch will also continue to host the popular Twitch Player lounge and the Twitch After-Party at DreamHack events each year.
“DreamHack and Twitch share many things in common, including a love and commitment to our collective esports community. This is what makes this partnership exciting every time we renew it,” said Marcus Lindmark, CEO of DreamHack. “The last 10 years have been amazing, but the coming years are even more exciting as esports continues to grow at a rapid pace.”
“Over the last decade, DreamHack has hosted numerous massive events that have played an important role in growing the competitive gaming scene,” said Justin Dellario, Head of Esports Programs, Twitch. “By letting Twitch shine our global spotlight on these amazing competitions and festivals, it has helped accelerate the industry’s growth even more to the delight of our fans around the world.”
DreamHack will be hosting 11 major events throughout 2018, with the DreamHack Masters Marseilles coming up next, April 18th-22nd, live from France.
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.
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