DreamHack & Hi-Rez Studios Brings the Next Hi-Rez Expo to Atlanta 2018
May 3, 2018
DreamHack is excited to announce today that Hi-Rez Studios, the makers of the hit free-to-play games SMITE and Paladins, will bring the next Hi-Rez Expo to DreamHack Atlanta 2018 from November 16 – 18th, at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Hi-Rez Expo is the annual gathering for the Hi-Rez Studios game community, and features the SMITE and Paladins World Championships for both PC and console, in addition to many other fan activities, new content reveals and meetups.
“This partnership with Dreamhack Atlanta is the perfect opportunity to give our fans and pro players an even better HRX experience,” said Stew Chisam, President of Hi-Rez Studios. “After selling out the past three Hi-Rez Expos months in advance, DreamHack Atlanta gives us the opportunity to add more attendees, a larger event space and more fan activities at a lower ticket cost than previous Hi-Rez Expos. In addition to providing more stage room to showcase our world-class esports, the event can now offer an area dedicated to panels and dev meetings, giving us even more ways to celebrate and interact with our community.”
DreamHack Atlanta 2018 will include a bring-your-own-computer LAN, live music, a large vendor hall, free to play areas, fan panels, meet and greets, other amateur and professional esports, a sleeping hall and more.
“We have been working with Hi Rez since 2016 and partnering up with them in Atlanta to level up DreamHack Atlanta was a natural step,” said Marcus Lindmark, CEO of DreamHack AB. “The SMITE and Paladins World Championships are huge esport events, and we are pumped to be hosting them at DreamHack Atlanta.”
The Georgia World Congress Center is in the heart of downtown Atlanta and a familiar location for esports fans and pros. It is steps from Georgia’s biggest attractions, including the World of Coke, Centennial Olympic Park,the Georgia Aquarium and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. The venue also features easy MARTA train access and plenty of dining options.
“The majority of our guests at HRX come from out of town, and we want them to get the mostout of their visit to Atlanta,” Chisam said.
Tickets will be available at dreamhack.com/atlanta May 9th, 9 am EDT.