DreamHack Announces 2022 World Tour Schedule

The Immersive, Gaming Lifestyle Experience Slated to Visit 9 Cities in Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania as In-Person Festivals Return

DreamHack Dallas to Feature Intel® Extreme Masters

DreamHack Returns to Anaheim, Dallas, Jönköping, Valencia, Rotterdam, Hyderabad, and Atlanta

DreamHack to Make Australian Debut in Melbourne and to Host First-Ever Festival in Madrid, Spain

STOCKHOLM — DreamHack has announced the 2022 world tour schedule today as part of its annual “DreamHack Day”, a celebration of the festival’s past and early beginnings in 1994, as well as its present and future. 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. 2022 Announcement Video Here

In 2022, DreamHack will host 10 festivals in 9 major cities, including a return to Anaheim, CA, USA; Dallas, TX, USA; Valencia, Spain; Rotterdam, NetherlandsHyderabad, India; and Atlanta, Georgia, USA; and DreamHack Summer and Winter in Jönköping, Sweden. In addition, DreamHack will make its debut “down under” in Melbourne, Australia; and will host its first-ever festival in Madrid, Spain. (Complete schedule below.)

2022 Festival Highlights:

  • DreamHack Dallas will feature Intel® Extreme Masters Dallas (CS:GO) 
  • DreamHack Valencia will feature ESL Challenger (CS:GO), and Halo: HCS Regional EU
  • DreamHack Melbourne will include ESL Challenger (CS:GO), League of Legends Circuit Oceania Finals, and Halo: HCS Regional ANZ
  • DreamHack Rotterdam will include ESL Challenger (CS:GO)
  • DreamHack Atlanta will feature and Fighting Games Championship
  • DreamHack Summer and DreamHack Winter will feature ESL Pro League Conference (CS:GO).

“Gaming brought, and kept, us together during these challenging times all around the world, so I cannot begin to share how excited we are to be back in person with our community,” said Krzysztof Pikiewicz, SVP of Festivals, ESL Gaming. “DreamHack creates a space for our community to connect, explore, win, play, and be themselves through an interactive, gaming lifestyle experience — and while we are offering DreamHack winter as a LAN-only event, bringing our full festivals back to life next year is going to make for some very special experiences for our community of fans.”

DreamHack has introduced an array of new festival experiences over the years 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. 

As part of the DreamHack Day celebration, our dedicated DreamHack community are offered ticket discounts, discounts on DreamHack merch at the official ESL Shop and the opportunity to participate in dedicated DreamHack tournaments on ESEA. We will also be giving away subs to local streamers to support the gaming community.

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DreamHack 2022 Schedule

DateCityTicket Information
Feb 11-13, 2022DreamHack Anaheim, California, USATickets on sale now
Jun 3-5, 2022DreamHack Dallas, Texas, USADecember 10, 2021
Jun 18-21, 2022DreamHack SummerJönköping, SwedenDecember 10, 2021
Jul 1-3, 2022DreamHack Valencia, SpainJanuary 22, 2022
Sep 2-4, 2022DreamHack Melbourne, AustraliaFebruary 2022
Oct 14-16, 2022DreamHack Rotterdam, NetherlandsTo Be Announced
Oct 29-31, 2022DreamHack Hyderabad, IndiaTo Be Announced
Nov 18-20, 2022DreamHack Atlanta, Georgia, USATo Be Announced
Nov 26–28, 2022DreamHack WinterJönköping, SwedenTo Be Announced
Dec 9–11, 2022DreamHack Madrid, SpainTo Be Announced


Read more about the events at dreamhack.com 

Attendees can be assured knowing Covid protocols will be in effect to make all DreamHack events as safe as possible. Management will continue to follow the recommended guidelines of health officials, including proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test to attend. More details will be available closer to each event.

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About DreamHack

DreamHack is an immersive, gaming lifestyle experience where the community comes to life. Millions of fans tune in to DreamHack broadcasts each year, and the 24 hour-a-day festival weekends feature everything gaming under one roof. Attendees experience professional esports tournaments, amateur and varsity gaming tournaments, world-famous bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party, cosplay championship, panels, art, activities, expo, screenings, live music and more. The DreamHack brand is a part of ESL Gaming, the world’s leading esports company. 

ESL Gaming is part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. More information is available at dreamhack.com and eslfaceitgroup.com.

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