DreamHack Day: DreamHack announces 2019 world tour schedule
WORLD’S PREMIER GAMING LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL TO VISIT 10 CITIES IN EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA AND SOUTH AMERICA
STOCKHOLM – Today, Sunday, December 9, 2018, DreamHack marks its 24th anniversary as the world’s premier gaming lifestyle festival. The date also marks “DreamHack Day” — the yearly celebration of the festival’s beginnings in 1994. What started as a gathering of friends and their computers in a school cafeteria — with no online access — has grown into a beacon of internet culture and a gathering place for gamers worldwide featuring everything gaming under one roof.
“DreamHack Day” offers a time to reflect on the company’s past, present and future, and to officially announce the 2019 world tour schedule. 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.”
2018 was a tremendous year of growth for DreamHack, including its first-ever ever event in Asia, DreamHack Mumbai. DreamHack also introduced an array of new festival experiences while also solidifying its position as the market leader in multi-titled esports competitions. The festival experience will continue to innovate and improve the experience for both attendees and fans alike.
DREAMHACK 2019 SCHEDULE
|Feb 15–17, 2019||DreamHack Leipzig, Germany||Tickets on sale now|
|Apr 19-21, 2019||DEBUT: DreamHack Rio, Brazil||Early Bird Tickets on sale: Sat, Jan 5, 2019|
|May 17–19, 2019||DreamHack Tours, France||Early Bird Tickets on sale: Tue, Dec 18, 2018, 3 p.m. CET|
|May 31–Jun 2, 2019||DEBUT: DreamHack Dallas, Texas, USA||Early Bird Tickets on sale: Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 9 a.m. CST|
|Jun 15–17, 2019||DreamHack Summer Jönköping, Sweden||Early Bird Tickets on sale: Wed, Dec 19, 2018, 3 p.m. CET|
|Jul 4–7, 2019||DreamHack Valencia, Spain||Tickets on sale: Fri, Dec 22, 2018, 6 p.m. CET|
|Sep 6–8, 2019||DreamHack Montreal, Canada||Early Bird Tickets on sale: Thu, Mar 21, 2019, 5 p.m. EST|
|Oct 18–20, 2019||DEBUT: DreamHack Rotterdam, Netherlands||Tickets on sale now|
|Nov 15–17, 2019||DreamHack Atlanta, Georgia, USA||Early Bird Tickets on sale: Wed, May 8, 2019, 9 a.m. EST|
|Nov 29–Dec 1, 2019||DreamHack Winter, Jönköping, Sweden||Early Bird Tickets on sale: Wed, Jun 26, 2019, 3 p.m. CET|
|Dec 12–15, 2019||DreamHack Sevilla, Spain||Tickets on sale Sat, Dec 22, 2018, 6 p.m. CET|
Read more about the events at dreamhack.com
DREAMHACK YEAR IN REVIEW – 2018
Since its humble beginnings, DreamHack has grown into a global esports and digital gaming phenomenon. 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 dollars. And what’s more is that we saw an impressive growth in total visitors for several of our festivals like DreamHack Leipzig (+23%), DreamHack Valencia (+44%) and DreamHack Atlanta (+40%).
With esports viewership rapidly accelerating, and esports industry revenue expected to more than double by 2020, DreamHack continues to both support and be part of the growth of the industry. Stay tuned as new developments are released throughout 2019.