DreamHack Masters, established in 2016 as DreamHack’s ultimate esports arena experience, will be heading to Stockholm and Ericsson Globe for 2018. Today DreamHack is proud to announce that in partnership with City of Stockholm and Stockholm Live, that the capital of Sweden will be a host city of DreamHack Masters going forward. This is the first edition to be hosted in Stockholm, and DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 is planned to take place September 1-2, with a group stage to be held prior to the main event between August 29 – 31.
To date DreamHack Masters has hosted three editions of the tournament series, including some of the most memorable esports events of all time. Those include Ninjas in Pyjamas winning with the ultimate underdog story on home soil at DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016, as well as Virtus.pro taking home an explosive victory at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017.
Thus far all editions of DreamHack Masters have featured Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as the main title, prize pools of $250,000 or more, and 16 teams competing live for the prize. This will continue and DreamHack plans to continue to innovate and make sure that the DreamHack Masters series continues to be the most viewed independent tournaments.
Sweden and Stockholm in particular has a rich history in esports and has for many been the go to location for either getting the proper training or breaking through. The legacy dates back to the old guard and the early days of esports, today the city is home to both old and new-born stars, as well as Major champions.
“We are tremendously excited to head to Stockholm with DreamHack Masters,” said Marcus Lindmark, CEO & President of DreamHack AB, “Stockholm is the home of the DreamHack headquarters and Stockholm Live has some of the best facilities available globally, so we are going to have everything at our fingertips to produce the best esport event and experience possible, for both viewers onsite and online.”
”DreamHack, as pioneers within the esport community, is truly a great partnership for us at Stockholm Live”, says Marie Lindqvist CEO of Stockholm Live. “We are very honored to host the DreamHack Masters in Stockholm next year, and also see this as an important strategic event in our desire to develop the esport event scene even further in Sweden”.
"It feels exciting and natural that DreamHack chooses Stockholm as a host city. Stockholm is one of the world's most important tech cities, and we have established ourselves as a prominent event city. We have a long tradition of esports that we are now building on." says Karin Wanngård (S), Mayor of Stockholm City.
Tickets to DreamHack Masters Stockholm will go on sale the 28th of February 2018, 10am CET. More news about DreamHack Masters Stockholm will follow in the coming weeks. Be sure to stay tuned to www.dreamhack.com/masters/stockholm and sign up to our newsletter for the earliest heads up about coming announcements, as well as follow DreamHack on Twitter and Facebook. Partnership inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and game culture, cosplay, the fair DreamExpo and 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 company.dreamhack.com. DreamHack is a part of the leading international digital entertainment group MTG. More information is available on www.mtg.com
ABOUT STOCKHOLM LIVE
Stockholm Live runs the most visited venues in the Nordics which are the Ericsson Globe, Hovet, Annexet, Tele 2 Arena, the SkyView attraction/experience in Johanneshov and Friends Arena located in Solna. Every year roughly three million people visits the Stockholm Live venues and the 330 sports and entertainment event they host. Stockholm Live is a part of AEG, Anschutz Entertainment Group, a globally spearheading company within sports and entertainment events. To learn more, visit www.stockholmlive.com and www.aegworldwide.com
ABOUT CITY OF STOCKHOLM
Stockholm Business Region, with its subsidiaries Invest Stockholm and Visit Stockholm, is the official investment and tourism promotion agency for the Stockholm region. Stockholm is one of Europe’s most dynamic sustainable regions. Stockholm Business Region is fully owned by the City of Stockholm. Our common brand is Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia.
About Visit Stockholm
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the international marketing and development of Stockholm as a travel destination under the brand Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia. Visit Stockholm is a subsidiary of Stockholm Business Region, owned by the city of Stockholm.
Visit Stockholm is the official tourism promotion agency of Stockholm. We work with the international marketing and development of Stockholm as a travel destination under the brand Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia. Visit Stockholm is a subsidiary of Stockholm Business Region, owned by the city of Stockholm. www.visitstockholm.com www.investstockholm.com www.stockholmbusinessregion.com