Champions of Valencia’s “DreamHack Showdown”
All-Women CS:GO Tournament
To Be Invited to DreamHack Open in Rotterdam, October 18-20
Champions of DreamHack Open Summer To Be Invited to
CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö, October 1-6

JUNE 16, 2019

DreamHack, the premier gaming and digital lifestyle festival, has long been dedicated to the growth of professional gaming — not just for the very best players, but for those aspiring to become them. For the renowned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), the festival hosts the DreamHack Open — a tournament circuit noted as the number one place for teams to prove themselves as world-class, while further developing the strength of CS:GO as a global sport. DreamHack Open brings focus to rising-stars, allowing them a platform to compete in front of a live audience, earn prize money and be seen by both fans and the greater esports/video gaming community and industry.
We want to improve the continuity of our tournaments, for both players and viewers by building a bigger connection between our events,” said DreamHack Co-CEO Marcus Lindmark. “Most recently, we announced that we’ll be hosting an all women’s CS:GO championship in Valencia, Spain with a prize pool of $100,000 USD, entitled ‘DreamHack Showdown.’ Today, we are taking things to the next level — by inviting the champions of DreamHack Showdown to our next DreamHack Open stop in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In addition, the DreamHack Open Summer champions will receive a direct invite to CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö happening in October later this year.
This is the first step in the continuous development DreamHack competitions, and intentions going forward is for a team that proves themselves in DreamHack Open will also be directly awarded a slot to further prove themselves on a bigger stage. More details will be announced soon.
Looking ahead to 2020, we are excited to continue to create a better story for fans to follow, and an easier path for aspiring pro players to follow,” Lindmark continued. “Today, we celebrate our rising stars so they can run with the world’s best, or even possibly become the best. That is the true spirit of DreamHack.

DreamHack will debut its inaugural DreamHack Rotterdam October 18-20, 2019. Among DreamHack’s offerings of everything gaming under one roof will be the DreamHack Open, featuring the champions of the DreamHack Showdown — the inaugural all women Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament featuring a $100,000 prize pool — which will take place at DreamHack Valencia in July. The champions of this inaugural DreamHack Showdown tournament will be invited to compete at the DreamHack Open in Rotterdam during the debut of DreamHack Rotterdam in October.
CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Malmö will feature 16 of the best CS:GO teams in the world, battling out in the hunt for a share of the $250,000 prize pool, October 1-6, 2019. The tournament is split into two stages: a group stage, played at Malmömässan (October 1-3, 2019); and open to the public, with the playoffs being played in front of the crowd in Malmö Arena (October 4-6, 2019). In addition, the DreamHack Open Summer champions will receive a direct invite to this Masters, furthering the opportunity for these rising stars to compete against the world’s best, and possibly become the best.
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.


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