DreamHack

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[e][h]DreamHack AB
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Company Information
Parent Company:
Industry:
LAN and computer festival
Founded:
1994
Headquarters:
Jönköping, Sweden Sweden
Key people:
Martin Öjes
Kenny Eklund
Robert Ohlén
Employees:
28 (2015)
~600 volunteers
Events:
DreamHack Summer
DreamHack Winter
DreamHack Malmö Masters
DreamHack Valencia
DreamHack Bucharest
DreamHack Tours
DreamHack Cluj-Napoca
DreamHack Moscow
DreamHack London
DreamHack Austin
DreamHack Atlanta
DreamHack Denver
DreamHack Leipzig
DreamHack Stockholm
DreamHack Invitational
Links


DreamHack (DH) is the world's largest computer festival,[1][2] a local area network gathering with live concerts and competitions in digital art and gaming. It is arranged twice per year at the Elmia Exhibition and Convention Centre in Jönköping, Sweden. It holds the world record (as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records and Twin Galaxies) for the world's largest LAN party and computer festival, and has held the record for the world's fastest Internet connection, and the record in most generated traffic.[3] The Internet connection record was beaten in 2012 by the second largest computer festival in the world: The Gathering in Norway.[4]


In the year 2007, the founders of DreamHack received a diploma of honor from the municipality of Jönköping for being important to business, education and society of the local community.

About[edit]

DreamHack began as a small gathering of schoolmates and friends in the basement of an elementary school in Malung in the early '90s. In 1994 it was moved to the school cafeteria and became one of the larger regional demoparties at the time. The 1994 gathering was also the first one to go by the name DreamHack. In 1997 the event took place at Arena Kupolen in Borlänge and became the largest LAN party of Sweden and the third largest party in Scandinavia at the time. Furthermore, DreamHack 2001 and the upcoming events were held at the Elmia exhibition centre in Jönköping, where it has been since.


Starting the year 2002, DreamHack became a semiannual event with DreamHack Summer, aiming for games, taking place in June and DreamHack Winter, slightly more specific for the demo scene, being held during the last weekend of November. This difference has since blurred and perhaps been completely erased. In 2007, the now fully featured corporation DreamHack AB also began arranging a third event during the late summer, in Skellefteå up the northern coast of Sweden. The Skellefteå event, though a lot smaller with a thousand seats, was sold out by a greater margin than DHW. This event has since been discontinued.


In 2011, DreamHack AB went through a corporate reform, renewing the company administration. It was announced on November 15, 2012 that DreamHack would be partnering with Major League Gaming and Electronic Sports League to help facilitate the growth and development of the North American and European eSports scene. This partnerships includes universal rankings, unified competition structures and more.

Events[edit]

DreamHack Winter
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Winter 2002 2002-11-28 to 2002-12-02 Unknown Cstrikelogo std.png xPerience.se Cstrikelogo std.png ArchAngels
DreamHack Winter 2003 2003-11-27 to 2003-11-30 $791 Cstrikelogo std.png Domesticus Cstrikelogo std.png ZeroFear
DreamHack Winter 2004 2004-11-25 to 2004-11-28 $2,966 Eyeballerslogo std.png Eyeballers Cstrikelogo std.png Knownas
DreamHack Winter 2005 2005-11-24 to 2005-11-27 $3,000 Cstrikelogo std.png Gamers of North Speedlinklogo std.png SpeedLink
DreamHack Winter 2006 2006-11-25 to 2006-11-29 Qualifier Ninjas in Pyjamas originallogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas H2kgaming2016logo std.png H2k Gaming
DreamHack Winter 2007 2007-11-29 to 2007-12-02 $29,600 Mibrlogo std.png mibr Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
DreamHack Winter 2008 2008-11-27 to 2008-11-29 $29,400 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming Mtwlogo std.png mTw
DreamHack Winter 2009 2009-11-24 to 2009-11-28 $27,000 Mymlogo std.png Meet Your Makers Mtwlogo std.png mTw
DreamHack Winter 2010 2010-11-25 to 2010-11-27 $21,400 Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere Mtwlogo std.png mTw
DreamHack Winter 2011 2011-11-24 to 2011-11-27 $30,000 Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic Oslo Lions 2016logo std.svg Oslo Lions
DreamHack Winter 2012 2012-11-22 to 2012-11-24 $45,200 Niplogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas Verygameslogo std.png VeryGames
DreamHack Winter 2013 2013-11-28 to 2013-12-02 $250,000 Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic Niplogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas
DreamHack Winter 2014 2014-11-27 to 2014-11-29 $250,000 Ldlc2012logo std.png Team LDLC.com Niplogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas
DreamHack Winter 2015 2015-11-26 to 2015-11-29 $250,000 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic Luminositylogo std.png Luminosity Gaming
DreamHack Winter 2016 2016-11-24 to 2016-11-27 $100,000 Gambit newlogo std.png Gambit Esports Renegadeslogo std.png Renegades
DreamHack Winter 2017 2017-11-30 to 2017-12-03 $100,000 Logo filler std.png TBD Logo filler std.png TBD
DreamHack Winter 2018 2018-11-29 to 2018-12-02 TBA Logo filler std.png TBD Logo filler std.png TBD
DreamHack Summer
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Summer 2002 2002-06-13 to 2002-06-16 Unknown Ninjas in Pyjamas originallogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas Cstrikelogo std.png Clan Divine
DreamHack Summer 2003 2003-06-16 to 2003-06-19 $644.24 HLO logo std.png HiGhland Online Cstrikelogo std.png Pointless Destruction
DreamHack Summer 2004 2004-06-17 to 2004-06-20 $1,308 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming Cstrikelogo std.png Gamers.nu
DreamHack Summer 2005 2005-06-16 to 2005-06-19 $3,500 Cstrikelogo std.png wings X4teamlogo std.png x4team
DreamHack Summer 2006 2006-06-17 to 2006-06-20 $25,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas originallogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic
DreamHack Summer 2007 2007-06-13 to 2007-06-16 $10,516 Cstrikelogo std.png Skillz of Borås Digitalmindgaminglogo std.png digitalMind Gaming
DreamHack Summer 2008 2008-06-15 to 2008-06-17 $16,900 Mymlogo std.png Meet Your Makers Roccatlogo std.png Team ROCCAT
DreamHack Summer 2009 2009-06-13 to 2009-06-16 $15,000 Lemondogslogo std.png Lemondogs Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
DreamHack Summer 2010 2010-06-19 to 2010-06-22 $13,023.61 Mtwlogo std.png mTw H2kgaming2016logo std.png H2k Gaming
DreamHack Summer 2011 2011-06-17 to 2011-06-20 €11,185 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming Mtwlogo std.png mTw
DreamHack Summer 2012 2012-06-16 to 2012-06-20 $14,150 Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
DreamHack Summer 2013 2013-06-15 to 2013-06-18 $30,901.45 Niplogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas Epsilonlogo std.png Epsilon eSports
DreamHack Summer 2014 2014-06-14 to 2014-06-17 $30,000 Niplogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
DreamHack Summer 2015 2015-06-13 to 2015-06-15 $40,000 Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
DreamHack Summer 2016 2016-06-18 to 2016-06-21 $100,000 Immortalslogo std.png Immortals Niplogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas
DreamHack Summer 2017 2017-06-17 to 2017-06-20 $100,000 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
DreamHack Summer 2018 2018-06-16 to 2018-06-19 TBA Logo filler std.png TBD Logo filler std.png TBD
DreamHack Skellefteå
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Skellefteå I 2008-03-27 to 2008-03-29 $11,782 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming Mibrlogo std.png mibr
DreamHack Skellefteå II 2008-09-26 to 2008-09-28 $11,782 Cstrikelogo std.png EvilZone Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
DreamHack Skellefteå III 2009-03-07 to 2009-03-08 $16,301 Csgologo std.png aimbat Csgologo std.png deNati
DreamHack Skellefteå IV 2009-09-23 to 2009-09-25 $5,046 Csgologo std.png Vinnarlaget Cstrikelogo std.png 0bites
DreamHack Bucharest
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Bucharest 2012 2012-10-20 to 2012-10-21 $10,000 Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic Anexislogo std.png Anexis eSports
DreamHack Bucharest 2013 2013-09-14 to 2013-09-15 $15,000 Niplogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas Lemondogslogo std.png Lemondogs
DreamHack Bucharest 2015 2015-04-24 to 2015-04-26 $75,000 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic
DreamHack Bucharest 2016 2016-09-16 to 2016-09-18 $100,000 Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro C9logo std.png Cloud9
DreamHack Bucharest 2017 2017-04-21 to 2017-04-23 TBA Logo filler std.png TBD Logo filler std.png TBD
DreamHack Valencia
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Valencia 2012 2012-09-22 to 2012-09-23 $5,000 Niplogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas Verygameslogo std.png VeryGames
DreamHack Valencia 2013 2013-06-18 to 2013-06-21 $5,000 Nfacultylogo std.png n!faculty Mystiklogo std.png Clan-Mystik
DreamHack Valencia 2014 2014-07-17 to 2014-07-20 $11,374 Ldlc2012logo std.png Team LDLC.com Epsilonlogo std.png Epsilon eSports
DreamHack Valencia 2015 2015-06-16 to 2015-06-19 $150,000 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid C9logo std.png Cloud9
DreamHack Valencia 2016 2016-07-14 to 2016-07-17 $8,939 Alientechlogo std.png Team Alientech Begeniusesclogo std.png beGenius ESC
DreamHack Valencia 2017 2017-07-13 to 2017-07-15 $100,000 NiP-StarLogo 2017-Black std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas Red Reservelogo std.png Red Reserve
DreamHack Invitational
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Invitational I 2014-02-21 to 2014-02-21 $10,000 Titanlogo std.png Titan Niplogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas
DreamHack Invitational II 2014-09-25 to 2014-09-26 $30,000 Titanlogo std.png Titan Ldlc2012logo std.png Team LDLC.com
DreamHack Tours
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Tours 2015 2015-05-08 to 2015-05-10 $40,000 Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic Envyuslogo std.png Team EnVyUs
DreamHack Tours 2016 2016-05-14 to 2016-05-16 $50,000 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas Hellraiserslogo std.png HellRaisers
DreamHack Tours 2017 2017-05-06 to 2017-05-08 $100,000 G2esplogo std.png G2 Esports Hellraiserslogo std.png HellRaisers
DreamHack Cluj-Napoca
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015 2015-10-28 to 2015-11-01 $250,000 Envyuslogo std.png Team EnVyUs Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2017 2017-10-06 to 2017-10-08 TBA Logo filler std.png TBD Logo filler std.png TBD
DreamHack London
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack London 2015 2015-09-19 to 2015-09-20 $40,000 Envyuslogo std.png Team EnVyUs Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
DreamHack Stockholm
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Stockholm 2015 2015-09-22 to 2015-09-26 Qualifier C9logo std.png Cloud9
CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
Mousesportslogo std.png mousesports
Titanlogo std.png Titan
Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
Flipsid3logo std.png FlipSid3 Tactics
Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
Vexedlogo std.png Vexed Gaming
DreamHack Leipzig
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Leipzig 2016 2016-01-22 to 2016-01-24 $100,000 Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere Luminositylogo std.png Luminosity Gaming
DreamHack Leipzig 2017 2017-01-13 to 2017-01-15 $100,000 Flipsid3logo std.png FlipSid3 Tactics BIG logo std.png BIG
DreamHack Masters Malmö
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Malmö 2016 2016-04-12 to 2016-04-17 $250,000 Niplogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
DreamHack Malmö 2017 2017-08-30 to 2017-09-03 $250,000 Logo filler std.png TBD Logo filler std.png TBD
DreamHack Masters Las Vegas
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Las Vegas 2017 2017-02-15 to 2017-02-19 $450,000 Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
DreamHack Austin
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Austin 2016 2016-05-06 to 2016-05-08 $100,000 Luminositylogo std.png Luminosity Gaming Tempo Stormlogo std.png Tempo Storm
DreamHack Austin 2017 2017-04-28 to 2017-04-30 $100,000 Gambit newlogo std.png Gambit Esports Immortalslogo std.png Immortals
DreamHack Atlanta
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Atlanta 2017 2017-07-21 to 2017-07-23 $100,000 Envyuslogo std.png Team EnVyUs Heroic 2017logo std.png Heroic
DreamHack Denver
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Denver 2017 2017-10-20 to 2017-10-22 $100,000 Logo filler std.png TBD Logo filler std.png TBD


Selected Statistics[edit]

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Medals won per Country[edit]

# Country Gold.png Silver.png SF.png Total
1 Sweden Sweden 11 5 2 18
2 France France 4 5 3 12
3 Brazil Brazil 3 3 1 10
4 United States United States 1 2 1 4
5 Ukraine Ukraine 0 1 5 6
6 Portugal Portugal 0 0 3 3
7 Spain Spain 0 0 2 2
8 United Kingdom United Kingdom 0 0 1 1
9 Russia Russia 0 0 1 1
10 Finland Finland 0 0 1 1
11 Poland Poland 0 0 1 1

Medals won per Team[edit]

Rank Team Gold.png Silver.png SF.png Total
1. Sweden NiP-StarLogo 2017-Black std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas 6 4 1 11
2. Sweden Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic 4 1 2 7
3. Ukraine Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere 1 4 2 7
4. France Envyuslogo std.png Team EnVyUs 2 1 2 5
5. Ukraine Hellraiserslogo std.png HellRaisers 0 2 3 5
6. Poland Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro 2 0 2 4
7. France Ldlclogo std.png Team LDLC.com 2 1 1 4
8. Denmark Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas 1 0 3 4
9. Brazil Luminositylogo std.png Luminosity Gaming 1 2 0 3
10. France Verygameslogo std.png VeryGames 0 2 1 3
11. Denmark Astralislogo std.png Astralis 0 0 3 3
12. France Titanlogo std.png Titan 2 0 0 2
13. Brazil Immortalslogo std.png Immortals 1 1 0 2
14. Brazil Sklogo std.png SK Gaming 1 1 0 2
15. Sweden Lemondogslogo std.png Lemondogs 0 1 1 2
16. France Epsilonlogo std.png Epsilon eSports 0 1 1 2
17. Sweden Nfacultylogo std.png n!faculty 1 0 0 1
18. Sweden Epsilonlogo std.png Epsilon eSports 0 1 0 1
19. France Mystiklogo std.png Clan-Mystik 0 1 0 1
20. Portugal K1cklogo std.png k1ck eSports Club 0 0 3 3
21. United States Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming 0 0 1 1
21. Russia Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro 0 0 1 1
21. United Kingdom Mousesportslogo std.png mousesports 0 0 1 1
21. Ukraine Astanalogo std.png Astana Dragons 0 0 1 1
21. Spain Wizards 2016-2logo std.png Wizards e-Sports Club 0 0 1 1
21. Spain X6tencelogo std.png x6tence 0 0 1 1
21. Finland 3dmaxlogo std.png 3DMAX 0 0 1 1

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Medals won per Country[edit]

# Country Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png Total
1 Brazil Brazil 1 1 1 3

Medals won per Team[edit]

Rank Team Gold.png Silver.png SF.png Total
1. Brazil Mibrlogo std.png mibr 1 1 0 2

Past events[edit]

The event has broken records many times, Swedish records are marked (SR) and world records are marked (WR).

Event Visitors Unique hosts in

network

Unique viewers Internet speed Total prize pool Notes
DHW16
DHS16
DHW15 23,425[5]
DHS15 23,283[6] 21,923[7] 40 Gbit/s[8]
DHW14 26,672[9] 22,483[10] 40 Gbit/s This was the 20th anniversary event.
DHS14 21,642[11] 17,618 (WR)[12] 40 Gbit/s
DHW13 22,810 (WR) 17,403 7,776,645 40 Gbit/s 3,191,000 SEK ($478,400, €355,740, £301,224)[13]
DHS13 18,361 16,932 40 Gbit/s
DHW12 20,113 15,485 40 Gbit/s 2,000,000 SEK[14]
DHS12 15,531 12,446 4,068,303 (WR)[15] 40 Gbit/s 1,765,000 SEK[16] Total streaming views: 12,522,319 [17]
DHW11 20,984 (WR) ~ 13 010 1,673,270 120 Gbit/s (WR)[18] 1,065,500 SEK[19] First event occupying the ice hockey arena.
Total streaming views: 6,755,728[20]
DHS11 ~16,000 1,740,771 (WR) 20 Gbit/s 832,508 SEK[21] First event with large outdoors activity area and esports tent.
DHW10 13,608 (WR) 12 757 ~200,000 20 Gbit/s 700,000 SEK
DHS10 8,000
DHW09 11,500
DHS09 9,000
DHW08 11,000
DHS08 7,500
DHW07 13,000 (WR) 10 455 40 Gbit/s First time with 40 Gbit Internet.
DHS07 6,000
DHW06 10,638 (WR) 8 531 New World Record
DHS06 5,000
DHW05 7,538 This was the 10th anniversary event.
DHS05 5,000
DHW04 5,272 (WR) 5 852 First Official World Record.
DHS04 4,500
DHW03 5,000
DHS03 4,000
DHW02 5,000
DHS02 3,000
DreamHack 01 5,000 First event in Jönköping.
DreamHack 00 3,000
DreamHack 99 3,000
DreamHack 98 1,800
DreamHack 97 750 (SR) First event in Borlänge. Swedish record in participants.
DreamHack 96 120
DreamHack 95 80 80
DreamHack 94 40 40 First event in Malung

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2008/01/080107.aspx
  2. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/3000/largest-lan-party
  3. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw11/2011/11/30/dhw11-slar-alla-rekord/
  4. http://www.gathering.org/tg12/en/news/27/56/Fastest-in-the-universe/
  5. http://dreamhack.se/dhs16/2016/05/23/com-hem-levererar-internet-till-dreamhack-summer-och-winter-2016/
  6. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs15/2015/06/22/dreamhack-summer-2015-sets-new-visitor-records/
  7. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs15/2015/06/22/dreamhack-summer-2015-sets-new-visitor-records/
  8. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs15/2015/06/22/dreamhack-summer-2015-sets-new-visitor-records/
  9. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw14/2014/11/30/dreamhack-winter-2014/
  10. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw14/2014/11/30/dreamhack-winter-2014/
  11. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs14/2014/06/17/dreamhack-summer-2014-a-record-breaking-event/
  12. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs14/2014/06/17/dreamhack-summer-2014-a-record-breaking-event/
  13. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw13/2013/12/10/new-dreamhack-records-and-2014-dates/
  14. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw12/2012/11/20/2-000-000-sek-in-total-prize-purse-at-dreamhack-winter-2012/
  15. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs12/2012/07/11/dreamhack-summer-2012-stats/
  16. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs12/esport/
  17. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs12/esport/
  18. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw11/2011/11/22/120-gigabit-at-dhw11/
  19. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw11/esport/
  20. http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw11/2011/12/06/dreamhack-and-twitch-tv-announce-record-breaking-online-viewership/
  21. http://www.dreamhack.se/DHS11/programme/esport/