DreamHack

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About[edit]

DreamHack (DH) is a LAN party, a local area network gathering with demo competitions, gaming competitions and more. It's arranged twice annually at the Elmia exhibition centre in Jönköping, Sweden and also twice a year at Expolaris Congresscenter, Skellefteå, Sweden and 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.

Dreamhack hosts a large E-sport tournament at each of their LANs, which include: Starcraft 2, Counter Strike 1.6, Heroes of Newerth among others. As well as organizing the LAN event, Dreamhack is also responsible for arranging various Starcraft 2 invitational tournaments. The first one was held in Stockholm 12th of April 2011, which generated a great amount of interest from the Swedish media, especially the largest newspaper in Sweden, Aftonbladet, which streamed the event live.

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

In September 2011 it was revealed that Dreamhack would be hosting the Swedish Championship in E-sports, alongside the gaming-café company Inferno Online. The championship will consist of 9 different tournaments throughout Sweden, with the finals being held at Dreamhack Summer 2012. The championship will include Starcraft 2, Heroes of Newerth, Counter Strike 1.6, Super Street Fighter IV and FIFA 13.

Events[edit]

2010-2011[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
DreamHack Winter 2010 2010 (2010-11-25 – 2010-11-27) Finland Terran Naama Poland Protoss MaNa [R&S]
DreamHack Stockholm Invitational 2011 (2011-04-12 – 2011-04-12) South Korea Protoss MC Ukraine Protoss White-Ra [R&S]
DreamHack Summer 2011 2011 (2011-06-18 – 2011-06-21) Canada Protoss HuK South Korea Zerg Moon TL writeup
DreamHack Valencia Invitational 2011 (2011-09-17) South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu Sweden Terran ThorZaIN TL writeup
DreamHack Winter 2011 2011 (2011-11-24 – 2011-11-27) South Korea Protoss HerO South Korea Terran PuMa [R&S]

2012[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
DreamHack Open: Stockholm 2012 (2012-04-21 – 2012-04-22) Sweden Terran ThorZaIN South Korea Terran Polt [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Summer 2012 (2012-06-16 – 2012-06-19) Poland Protoss MaNa Ukraine Zerg DIMAGA [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Valencia 2012 (2012-09-22 – 2012-09-23) South Korea Terran TaeJa South Korea Terran ForGG [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Bucharest 2012 (2012-10-20 – 2012-10-21) Poland Zerg Nerchio Ukraine Zerg Bly [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Winter 2012 (2012-11-22 – 2012-11-25) South Korea Protoss HerO South Korea Terran TaeJa [R&S]

2013[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
DreamHack Open: Stockholm 2013 (2013-04-26 – 2013-04-27) South Korea Zerg Leenock Sweden Protoss NaNiwa [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Summer 2013 (2013-06-15 – 2013-06-17) South Korea Protoss StarDust South Korea Zerg Jaedong [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Valencia 2013 (2013-07-19 – 2013-07-20) South Korea Zerg HyuN South Korea Zerg Jaedong [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Bucharest 2013 (2013-09-14 – 2013-09-15) South Korea Terran TaeJa South Korea Terran INnoVation [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Winter 2013 (2013-11-28 – 2013-11-30) South Korea Terran TaeJa South Korea Zerg Life [R&S]

2014[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
DreamHack Open: Kick Off 2014 (2014-01-24) South Korea Terran TaeJa Sweden Terran ThorZaIN [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Bucharest 2014 (2014-04-26 - 2014-04-27) South Korea Zerg Life South Korea Zerg Impact [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Summer 2014 (2014-06-14 - 2014-06-16) South Korea Terran TaeJa South Korea Protoss HerO [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Valencia 2014 (2014-07-18 - 2014-07-19) South Korea Zerg Sacsri South Korea Protoss MC [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Moscow 2014 (2014-09-13 - 2014-09-14) South Korea Terran MMA South Korea Terran jjakji TL writeup
DreamHack Open: Stockholm 2014 (2014-09-26 - 2014-09-27) South Korea Zerg Solar South Korea Zerg soO [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Winter 2014 (2014-11-27 - 2014-11-29) South Korea Terran ForGG South Korea Zerg Life [R&S]

2015[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
DreamHack Open: Tours 2015 (2015-05-08 - 2015-05-09) South Korea Protoss PartinG South Korea Terran GuMiho [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Valencia 2015 (2015-07-16 - 2015-07-17) South Korea Zerg Curious South Korea Zerg TRUE [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Stockholm 2015 (2015-09-24 - 2015-09-25) South Korea Zerg Solar South Korea Zerg HyuN [R&S]
DreamHack Winter 2015 2015 (2015-11-26 - 2015-11-28) South Korea Zerg Solar South Korea Protoss PartinG TL writeup

2016[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
DreamHack Open: Leipzig 2016 (2016-01-22 - 2016-01-24) France Protoss PtitDrogo Ukraine Zerg Bly [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Austin 2016 (2016-05-06 - 2016-05-08) South Korea Zerg Hydra USA Protoss Neeb [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Tours 2016 (2016-05-14 - 2016-05-16) Germany Protoss ShoWTimE Poland Zerg Nerchio [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Valencia 2016 (2016-07-14 – 2016-07-16) Poland Zerg Nerchio France Terran MarineLorD [R&S]
DreamHack Open: Montreal 2016 (2016-08-12 – 2016-08-14) South Korea Zerg TRUE South Korea Terran Polt [R&S]

2017[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
WCS Austin 2017 (2017-04-28 - 2017-04-30) TBD TBD [R&S]
WCS Jönköping 2017 (2017-06-17 - 2017-06-20) TBD TBD [R&S]
WCS Valencia 2017 (2017-07-13 - 2017-07-15) TBD TBD [R&S]
WCS Montreal 2017 (2017-09-08 – 2017-09-10) TBD TBD [R&S]

Trivia[edit]

Medals won per Race[edit]

Race Total
Zerg 11 13 22 46
Terran 9 8 19 36
Protoss 9 7 14 30

Medals won per Player[edit]

Gold[edit]

South Korea Terran TaeJa
South Korea Zerg Solar
South Korea Protoss HerO  -  Poland Zerg Nerchio
Finland Terran Naama  -  South Korea Protoss MC  -  Canada Protoss HuK  -  South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu  -  Sweden Terran ThorZaIN  -  Poland Protoss MaNa  -  South Korea Zerg Leenock  -  South Korea Protoss StarDust  -  South Korea Zerg HyuN  -  South Korea Zerg Life  -  South Korea Zerg Sacsri  -  South Korea Terran MMA
South Korea Terran ForGG  -  South Korea Protoss PartinG  -  South Korea Zerg Curious  -  France Protoss PtitDrogo  -  South Korea Zerg Hydra  -  Germany Protoss ShoWTimE

Silver[edit]

South Korea Zerg Jaedong  -  South Korea Zerg Life  -  Ukraine Zerg Bly
Poland Protoss MaNa  -  Ukraine Protoss White-Ra  -  South Korea Zerg Moon  -  Sweden Terran ThorZaIN  -  South Korea Terran PuMa  -  South Korea Terran Polt  -  Ukraine Zerg DIMAGA  -  South Korea Terran ForGG  -  South Korea Terran TaeJa  -  Sweden Protoss NaNiwa  -  South Korea Terran INnoVation  -  South Korea Zerg Impact
South Korea Protoss HerO  -  South Korea Protoss MC  -  South Korea Terran jjakji  -  South Korea Zerg soO  -  South Korea Terran GuMiho  -  South Korea Zerg TRUE  -  South Korea Zerg HyuN  -  South Korea Protoss PartinG  -  USA Protoss Neeb  -  Poland Zerg Nerchio  -  France Terran MarineLorD

Bronze[edit]

Peru Terran Fenix  -  South Korea Terran Bomber  -  South Korea Protoss Patience  -  South Korea Terran TaeJa  -  France Zerg FireCake

Semifinals[edit]

South Korea Zerg Jaedong  -  Norway Zerg Snute
Netherlands Zerg Ret  -  Sweden Terran SjoW  -  South Korea Terran INnoVation  -  South Korea Protoss StarDust  -  South Korea Zerg TRUE  -  South Korea Zerg HyuN  -  Canada Terran MaSa
South Korea Terran TOP  -  USA Zerg IdrA  -  South Korea Zerg July  -  South Korea Terran Rain  -  Romania Protoss NightEnD  -  South Korea Zerg Monster  -  France Zerg Stephano  -  Ukraine Protoss fraer  -  South Korea Terran TheStC  -  Norway Zerg TargA  -  Poland Protoss MaNa  -  Sweden Protoss StarNaN
Poland Zerg Nerchio  -  Austria Protoss monchi  -  South Korea Protoss HerO  -  South Korea Terran TaeJa  -  USA Zerg Goswser  -  South Korea Zerg Life  -  South Korea Terran MMA  -  South Korea Protoss San  -  South Korea Zerg Leenock  -  South Korea Terran ForGG  -  South Korea Protoss herO  -  South Korea Terran jjakji
South Korea Protoss Patience  -  South Korea Terran Reality  -  South Korea Protoss sOs  -  Germany Protoss ShoWTimE  -  Netherlands Terran uThermal  -  South Korea Zerg viOLet  -  Sweden Zerg SortOf

By country[edit]

By team[edit]

(1) Until April 28, 2015, SBENU was known as StarTale.[1]

See also[edit]

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