DREAMHACK PARTNERS WITH HI-REZ EXPO, RETURNS TO ATLANTA
NOVEMBER 15-17, 2019
TICKETS AVAILABLE BEGINNING TODAY, MARCH 27, 2019
MARCH 27, 2019
Premier gaming and digital lifestyle festival DreamHack will return to Atlanta for three days Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17, 2019, at the Georgia World Congress Center. For the second year in a row, DreamHack will host Hi-Rez Expo, welcoming more fans than ever before to experience the SMITE and Paladins World Championships in person, with event production and live broadcast by Skillshot Media.
The 24 hour-a-day festival weekend features all things gaming under one roof. Tickets will be available HERE beginning Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 10 am EDT. Day passes will be $35; 3-day weekend passes start at $79. All passes include access to Hi-Rez Expo.
“We’re thrilled to bring DreamHack back to the great city of Atlanta,” said DreamHack CEO Marcus Lindmark. “Featuring all things gaming under one roof, this year’s festival is bigger and better than ever. We are thrilled to again offer the Hi-Rez Expo to our attendees, along with the 24-hour LAN party, professional esports, live music, the celebrity-hosted Cosplay Championship, and more — the DreamHack experience is unlike anything else.”
Native to Atlanta, Hi-Rez Expo is a three-day event that celebrates the communities, professional esports teams, cosplayers and fans who make Hi-Rez Studios’ games great. SMITE, the world’s number one action multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, has a thriving community and a competitive esports scene — as does Paladins, an objective-based multiplayer hero shooter game. In addition to panels, meet and greets, playable stations, and a cosplay contest, Hi-Rez Expo gives attendees the opportunity to watch some of the best competitive SMITE and Paladins esports teams compete on the main stage for the World Champion title.
Hi-Rez Expo at DreamHack Atlanta will be the culmination of 26 weeks of competitive play in the SMITE and Paladins esports circuits. After climbing the ranks throughout the 2019 season, the top PC and console teams for SMITE and Paladins will attend this pinnacle event for a shot at earning a World Championship title. Both the SMITE and Paladins Pro Leagues kick off their 2019 seasons on March 28, streamed live on Mixer.
“We’re excited to once again partner with DreamHack, bring premier esports World Championship events to Atlanta, and host the Smite and Paladins community from all over the world within the biggest venue to date,” said Hi-Rez COO and President of Skillshot Media Todd Harris. “It looks like this year’s regular season for both Smite and Paladins will be the most competitive ever, and we are excited to have it culminate in epic fashion at DreamHack Atlanta.”
DreamHack is a gaming lifestyle festival where communities from all walks of gaming life come together for a three-day weekend celebrating digital culture IRL (in real life). DreamHack Atlanta will feature a 24-hour-a-day Local Area Network (LAN) party; esports gaming competitions; university matches; stream studio; console, PC and arcade games; tabletop games; expo; Cosplay Championship; art gallery; indie game zone; main stage with live music; panel discussions, workshops and keynote speakers; and a host of other activities. Gamers can participate or watch professionals compete in esports tournaments with hundreds of thousands of prize dollars on the line.
DreamHack is all about entertainment for the digital generation. Founded in 1994 as a BYOC LAN party, DreamHack grew over 20 years to a global phenomenon as the digital festival for today’s youth, hosted throughout Europe and North America. DreamHack festivals feature multiple esports competitions, live music, exhibitions, creative competitions, LAN party, cosplay and much more. DreamHack helped pioneer esports and continues to be one of the largest global producers of esports content. Millions of viewers tune in from all over the world to watch DreamHack broadcasts every year. DreamHack events welcomed over 310,000 visitors in 2018.
More information is available at dreamhack.com. DreamHack is part of leading international digital entertainment group MTG. More information at mtg.com.
ABOUT HI-REZ STUDIOS
Based in Alpharetta, Georgia, Hi-Rez Studios is an industry leading video game publisher and developer at the forefront of the free-to-play, games-as-a-service industry. Hi-Rez’s games have been played by more than 70 million people worldwide, across PC, Xbox One®, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch™, iOS and Android. With three games regularly among the Top 10 free-to-play games on Steam, Hi-Rez is one of the few Western developers to have successfully launched multiple, multi-platform games as a service titles to a large audience. Having won multiple awards and accolades for innovation and technology, Hi-Rez has also been recognised for its company culture, leadership and diversity as an employer. Additional information about Hi-Rez Studios can be found at hirez.com.
ABOUT SKILLSHOT MEDIA
Based in Alpharetta, Georgia, Skillshot Media provides a turnkey esports solution for leading competitive titles, including online and offline tournament organization, industry-leading esports production and active community management. Skillshot has more than five years of esports experience in hosting thousands of global competitors, paying out millions in tournament prizing and serving more than one billion esports views to date. Learn more at skillshot.com.
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