DreamHack and SPORT1 continue successful cooperation over 2020 by broadcasting two Dota 2 events

eSPORTS1 to broadcast DreamLeague Season 13 – The Leipzig Major live from DreamHack Leipzig, Friday, January 24 to Sunday, January 26.

 

eSPORTS1 will also broadcast DreamLeague Season 14 which will be announced during Spring 2020.

STOCKHOLM/ISMANING — DreamHack, the premier gaming lifestyle festival, and SPORT1 continue their successful cooperation as SPORT1 will broadcast two premium DreamHack Dota 2 tournaments live on pay-TV channel eSPORTS1 next year. The first event from Friday, January 24, to Sunday, January 26, is the Dota 2 major ”DreamLeague Season 13 – The Leipzig Major”, which will be held at DreamHack Leipzig. The second event, DreamLeague Season 14, is yet to be announced with additional details to be presented during Spring 2020.

In addition to the live broadcast on eSPORTS1, highlights of the two competitions will also be shown in the magazine ”bwin Inside eSports” on eSPORTS1 and on free-TV. SPORT1 will also be the media partner of DreamHack Leipzig for the third year in a row and will report live from the event.

“We’re proud that SPORT1 has chosen to continue working with DreamHack and to broadcast our content to their many viewers in 2020,” said Marcus Lindmark, Co-CEO of DreamHack. “The broadcast of DreamLeague Season 13, the first Dota 2 DPC Major of 2020, on eSPORTS1 will make it accessible for all German Dota 2 fans that can’t attend the event and help further increase the hype around the tournament.”

“We have been working with DreamHack this year and continue our successful partnership in 2020 – with DreamHack on board as an experienced content partner at eSPORTS1,” said Daniel von Busse, COO TV and Member of the Board of Sport1 GmbH. “The Dota 2 Major in Leipzig will be a highlight with a prize pool of one million dollars starting on Friday, January 24th – a special date as our esports channel eSPORTS1 celebrates its first anniversary on this day. In addition, we were also able to extend our media partnership with DreamHack Leipzig and will again report on one of the largest national gaming festivals in 2020.”

The premium tournament series DreamLeague enters its 13th season and hosts the first Dota Pro Circuit (DCP) Major of the new year in Leipzig from Friday, January 24, to Sunday, January 26: DreamLeague Season 13 – The Leipzig Major. The field includes 16 of the world’s best Dota 2 teams, including Team Secret, Team Liquid, Alliance, Virtus.pro and Evil Geniuses. The winner will receive 4850 DCP points, which are important for qualifying for the World Championship; The International, as well as prize money of $300,000. The total prize pool is $1 million.
 

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DreamHack and SPORT1 continue their successful cooperation as SPORT1 will broadcast two premium DreamHack Dota 2 tournaments live on pay-TV channel eSPORTS1 next year. The first event from Friday, January 24, to Sunday, January 26, is the Dota 2 major ”DreamLeague Season 13 – The Leipzig Major”, which will be held at DreamHack Leipzig.
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The broadcast of DreamLeague Season 13, the first Dota 2 DPC Major of 2020, on eSPORTS1 will make it accessible for all German Dota 2 fans that can’t attend the event and help further increase the hype around the tournament.
Marcus Lindmark, co-CEO, DreamHack