DreamHack is tackling 2019 with a revised slate of events that will include visits to ten cities in Europe and North America, along with a new stop in South America. In 2019, DreamHack will host three-day, non-stop festivals in 10 major cities, including debuts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Rotterdam, Netherlands; and Dallas, TX, USA. Additional locations include Leipzig, Germany; Tours, France, Valencia and Sevilla, Spain; Montreal, Canada; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; and DreamHack Summer and Winter in Jönköping, Sweden.
“DreamHack’s 2019 calendar continues our strategy to grow our festival globally, while also continuing to celebrate the roots of our beginnings through ‘DreamHack Day’ each year on the 9th of December. It’s also a day to celebrate all who visit our events all over the world, and to thank the thousands of people who make these events safe and fun for all,” said DreamHack CEO Marcus Lindmark. “DreamHack looks back at 2018 with great pride, but we’re even more thrilled about the upcoming year as we go stronger into current markets, expand to new markets and continue to create the most engaging gaming festival in the world.”
The action begins from Feb. 15-17 with DreamHack Leipzig, Germany, followed by DreamHack Rio from April 19-21. North America stops will include DreamHack Dallas from May 31-June 2, DreamHack Montreal from Sept. 6-8, and DreamHack Atlanta from Nov. 15-17.
In 2018, DreamHack welcomed more than 290,000 visitors to its live events, and its online esports broadcasts received more than 375 million views. The collective prize pool for all DreamHack events during this past year exceeded $5.3 million.