DreamHack

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[e][h]DreamHack AB
Company Information
Parent Company:
Industry:
LAN and computer festival
Founded:
1994
Headquarters:
Jönköping, Sweden Sweden
Key people:
Martin Öjes
Kenny Eklund
Robert Ohlén
Employees:
116
~600 volunteers[1]
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
Website:
Links


DreamHack (DH) is the world's largest computer festival,[2][3] 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.[4] The Internet connection record was beaten in 2012 by the second largest computer festival in the world: The Gathering in Norway.[5]


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 xPerience.se ArchAngels
DreamHack Winter 2003 2003-11-27 to 2003-11-30 $791 Domesticus ZeroFear
DreamHack Winter 2004 2004-11-25 to 2004-11-28 $2,966 Eyeballers Knownas
DreamHack Winter 2005 2005-11-24 to 2005-11-27 $3,000 Gamers of North SpeedLink
DreamHack Winter 2006 2006-11-25 to 2006-11-29 Qualifier Ninjas in Pyjamas H2k Gaming
DreamHack Winter 2007 2007-11-29 to 2007-12-02 $29,600 mibr SK Gaming
DreamHack Winter 2008 2008-11-27 to 2008-11-29 $29,400 SK Gaming mTw
DreamHack Winter 2009 2009-11-24 to 2009-11-28 $27,000 Meet Your Makers mTw
DreamHack Winter 2010 2010-11-25 to 2010-11-27 $21,400 Natus Vincere mTw
DreamHack Winter 2011 2011-11-24 to 2011-11-27 $30,000 Fnatic Oslo Lions
DreamHack Winter 2012 2012-11-22 to 2012-11-24 $45,200 Ninjas in Pyjamas VeryGames
DreamHack Winter 2013 2013-11-28 to 2013-12-02 $250,000 Fnatic Ninjas in Pyjamas
DreamHack Winter 2014 2014-11-27 to 2014-11-29 $250,000 Team LDLC.com Ninjas in Pyjamas
DreamHack Winter 2015 2015-11-26 to 2015-11-29 $250,000 Fnatic Luminosity Gaming
DreamHack Winter 2016 2016-11-24 to 2016-11-27 $100,000 Gambit Esports Renegades
DreamHack Winter 2017 2017-11-30 to 2017-12-03 $100,000 TBD TBD
DreamHack Winter 2018 2018-11-29 to 2018-12-02 TBA TBD TBD
DreamHack Summer
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Summer 2002 2002-06-13 to 2002-06-16 Unknown Ninjas in Pyjamas Clan Divine
DreamHack Summer 2003 2003-06-16 to 2003-06-19 $644.24 HiGhland Online Pointless Destruction
DreamHack Summer 2004 2004-06-17 to 2004-06-20 $1,308 SK Gaming Gamers.nu
DreamHack Summer 2005 2005-06-16 to 2005-06-19 $3,500 wings x4team
DreamHack Summer 2006 2006-06-17 to 2006-06-20 $25,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas Fnatic
DreamHack Summer 2007 2007-06-13 to 2007-06-16 $10,516 Skillz of Borås digitalMind Gaming
DreamHack Summer 2008 2008-06-15 to 2008-06-17 $16,900 Meet Your Makers Team ROCCAT
DreamHack Summer 2009 2009-06-13 to 2009-06-16 $15,000 Lemondogs SK Gaming
DreamHack Summer 2010 2010-06-19 to 2010-06-22 $13,023.61 mTw H2k Gaming
DreamHack Summer 2011 2011-06-17 to 2011-06-20 €11,185 SK Gaming mTw
DreamHack Summer 2012 2012-06-16 to 2012-06-20 $14,150 Fnatic Natus Vincere
DreamHack Summer 2013 2013-06-15 to 2013-06-18 $30,901.45 Ninjas in Pyjamas Epsilon eSports
DreamHack Summer 2014 2014-06-14 to 2014-06-17 $30,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas Natus Vincere
DreamHack Summer 2015 2015-06-13 to 2015-06-15 $40,000 Fnatic Natus Vincere
DreamHack Summer 2016 2016-06-18 to 2016-06-21 $100,000 Immortals Ninjas in Pyjamas
DreamHack Summer 2017 2017-06-17 to 2017-06-20 $100,000 SK Gaming Fnatic
DreamHack Summer 2018 2018-06-16 to 2018-06-19 TBA TBD TBD
DreamHack Skellefteå
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Skellefteå I 2008-03-27 to 2008-03-29 $11,782 SK Gaming mibr
DreamHack Skellefteå II 2008-09-26 to 2008-09-28 $11,782 EvilZone SK Gaming
DreamHack Skellefteå III 2009-03-07 to 2009-03-08 $16,301 aimbat deNati
DreamHack Skellefteå IV 2009-09-23 to 2009-09-25 $5,046 Vinnarlaget 0bites
DreamHack Bucharest
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Bucharest 2012 2012-10-20 to 2012-10-21 $10,000 Fnatic Anexis eSports
DreamHack Bucharest 2013 2013-09-14 to 2013-09-15 $15,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas Lemondogs
DreamHack Bucharest 2015 2015-04-24 to 2015-04-26 $75,000 Team SoloMid Fnatic
DreamHack Bucharest 2016 2016-09-16 to 2016-09-18 $100,000 Virtus.pro Cloud9
DreamHack Valencia
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Valencia 2012 2012-09-22 to 2012-09-23 $5,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas VeryGames
DreamHack Valencia 2013 2013-06-18 to 2013-06-21 $5,000 n!faculty Clan-Mystik
DreamHack Valencia 2014 2014-07-17 to 2014-07-20 $11,374 Team LDLC.com Epsilon eSports
DreamHack Valencia 2015 2015-06-16 to 2015-06-19 $150,000 Team SoloMid Cloud9
DreamHack Valencia 2016 2016-07-14 to 2016-07-17 $8,939 Team Alientech beGenius ESC
DreamHack Valencia 2017 2017-07-13 to 2017-07-15 $100,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas Red Reserve
DreamHack Invitational
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Invitational I 2014-02-21 to 2014-02-21 $10,000 Titan Ninjas in Pyjamas
DreamHack Invitational II 2014-09-25 to 2014-09-26 $30,000 Titan 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 Team EnVyUs
DreamHack Tours 2016 2016-05-14 to 2016-05-16 $50,000 Team Dignitas HellRaisers
DreamHack Tours 2017 2017-05-06 to 2017-05-08 $100,000 G2 Esports HellRaisers
DreamHack Cluj-Napoca
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015 2015-10-28 to 2015-11-01 $250,000 Team EnVyUs Natus Vincere
DreamHack London
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack London 2015 2015-09-19 to 2015-09-20 $40,000 Team EnVyUs Team SoloMid
DreamHack Stockholm
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Stockholm 2015 2015-09-22 to 2015-09-26 Qualifier Cloud9
Counter Logic Gaming
mousesports
Titan
Team Dignitas
FlipSid3 Tactics
Team Liquid
Vexed Gaming
DreamHack Leipzig
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Leipzig 2016 2016-01-22 to 2016-01-24 $100,000 Natus Vincere Luminosity Gaming
DreamHack Leipzig 2017 2017-01-13 to 2017-01-15 $100,000 FlipSid3 Tactics BIG
DreamHack Leipzig 2018 2018-01-26 to 2018-01-28 TBA ZZZZZ ZZZZZ
DreamHack Masters Malmö
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Malmö 2016 2016-04-12 to 2016-04-17 $250,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas Natus Vincere
DreamHack Malmö 2017 2017-08-30 to 2017-09-03 $250,000 G2 Esports North
DreamHack Masters Las Vegas
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Las Vegas 2017 2017-02-15 to 2017-02-19 $450,000 Virtus.pro SK Gaming
DreamHack Masters Stockholm
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Stockholm 2018 2018-08-29 to 2018-09-02 $250,000 TBD TBD
DreamHack Austin
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Austin 2016 2016-05-06 to 2016-05-08 $100,000 Luminosity Gaming Tempo Storm
DreamHack Austin 2017 2017-04-28 to 2017-04-30 $100,000 Gambit Esports Immortals
DreamHack Atlanta
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Atlanta 2017 2017-07-21 to 2017-07-23 $100,000 Team EnVyUs Heroic
DreamHack Denver
Event Date Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
DreamHack Denver 2017 2017-10-20 to 2017-10-22 $100,000 TBD TBD


Selected Statistics[edit]

CS:GO

Medals won per Country[edit]

# Country 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 Total
1. Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas 6 4 1 11
2. Sweden Fnatic 4 1 2 7
3. Ukraine Natus Vincere 1 4 2 7
4. France Team EnVyUs 2 1 2 5
5. Ukraine HellRaisers 0 2 3 5
6. Poland Virtus.pro 2 0 2 4
7. France Team LDLC.com 2 1 1 4
8. Denmark Team Dignitas 1 0 3 4
9. Brazil Luminosity Gaming 1 2 0 3
10. France VeryGames 0 2 1 3
11. Denmark Astralis 0 0 3 3
12. France Titan 2 0 0 2
13. Brazil Immortals 1 1 0 2
14. Brazil SK Gaming 1 1 0 2
15. Sweden Lemondogs 0 1 1 2
16. France Epsilon eSports 0 1 1 2
17. Sweden n!faculty 1 0 0 1
18. Sweden Epsilon eSports 0 1 0 1
19. France Clan-Mystik 0 1 0 1
20. Portugal k1ck eSports Club 0 0 3 3
21. United States compLexity Gaming 0 0 1 1
21. Russia Virtus.pro 0 0 1 1
21. United Kingdom mousesports 0 0 1 1
21. Ukraine Astana Dragons 0 0 1 1
21. Spain Wizards e-Sports Club 0 0 1 1
21. Spain x6tence 0 0 1 1
21. Finland 3DMAX 0 0 1 1

Counter-Strike

Medals won per Country[edit]

# Country Total
1 Brazil Brazil 1 1 1 3

Medals won per Team[edit]

Rank Team Total
1. Brazil 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[6]
DHS15 23,283[7] 21,923[8] 40 Gbit/s[9]
DHW14 26,672[10] 22,483[11] 40 Gbit/s This was the 20th anniversary event.
DHS14 21,642[12] 17,618 (WR)[13] 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)[14]
DHS13 18,361 16,932 40 Gbit/s
DHW12 20,113 15,485 40 Gbit/s 2,000,000 SEK[15]
DHS12 15,531 12,446 4,068,303 (WR)[16] 40 Gbit/s 1,765,000 SEK[17] Total streaming views: 12,522,319 [18]
DHW11 20,984 (WR) ~ 13 010 1,673,270 120 Gbit/s (WR)[19] 1,065,500 SEK[20] First event occupying the ice hockey arena.
Total streaming views: 6,755,728[21]
DHS11 ~16,000 1,740,771 (WR) 20 Gbit/s 832,508 SEK[22] 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

Interviews[edit]

2017[edit]

2014[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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