The World’s Best Women CS:GO Players to Battle for the Title at DreamHack Winter

DreamHack Winter Returns to Jönköping, Sweden in Full Force November 24-27, 2022

The Biggest DreamHack Festival of the Year Will Feature Everything Gaming Under One Roof at the Elmia Congress Center

STOCKHOLM — DreamHack Winter is back! The immersive, gaming lifestyle festival will return to Jönköping, Sweden, with a full-fledged festival experience packed with content. DreamHack Winter will take place November 24-27, 2022, at the Elmia Congress Center, offering everything gaming under one roof. Tickets are available now at

DreamHack creates an arena where the community can come to connect, explore, win, play a part, and be yourself through the gaming lifestyle experience. Whether festival-goers are admiring cosplay costumes, participating in tournaments, watching pros compete, learning to stream, or testing technology at the expo, DreamHack offers an unforgettable experience.

The doors will open for LAN participants on November 24. Doors open for the general public the next day, on November 25. Please note it is not necessary to bring you own computer to enjoy the DreamHack experience — the festival offers an array of activities for all visitors, including a freeplay area where you can test a number of popular PC games. 

“It’s always exciting to bring DreamHack back home to where it all started in Sweden,” said Chrostoffer Melin, Director of DreamHack Festivals. “The DreamHack experience truly has no equal and is open for all, regardless if you want to bring your own computer or not. We can’t wait to once again share this experience with our Nordic community.”

DreamHack Winter 2022 will also host the Season 2 Global Finals of ESL Impact, the unique, all-women Counter-Strike:Global Offensive (CS:GO) circuit launched earlier this year. ESL Impact helps to boost women in the CS:GO scene by providing a platform for new stars to be born and existing players to develop, all in a sustainable ecosystem. ESL Impact is the first initiative launched under the #GGFORALL program, which powers progress through esports and gaming. The ESL Impact Season 2 Global Finals will feature the top eight all-women teams in the world competing for a prize pool of USD $123,000.

“We’re proud to bring ESL Impact, which is a part of our GGFORALL program, to Sweden and DreamHack Winter this year,” said Charlie Sirc, ESL Impact Product Manager at ESL FACEIT Group. “We truly believe that ‘it’s not Good Game until it’s Good Game for all’ focuses on pushing the boundaries to ultimately make gaming and esports an inclusive, respectful and all-empowering space. To watch the tremendously talented women competing in ESL Impact will be an amazing experience for all attending DreamHack Winter.”

For visitors who want to compete themselves, the LAN area offers competitions in CS:GO,  Rocket League, and other games. Furthermore, there are plenty of competitions open for all visitors where they get the chance to take home some really nice prizes such as gaming hardware.

Meet and Learn from Favorite Creators at the Creators Hub

Creatorhub is an activity area where the creators are in focus. Over 200 creators are expected to be part of the creator hub with experiences including: Join your favorite streamer and compete against other streamer-led teams in Versus; watch creators stream from the stream studio; fun IRL activities with creators inside the creator Arena; autographs; talk with creators at the Meet and Greet stage. 

DreamHack Winter will be the biggest DreamHack festival of the year, following an impressive 2022 tour which includes stops in Dallas (June 2022), Melbourne (September 2022), Valencia (October 2022), and Atlanta (November 2022) to name a few. More DreamHack Winter content will be released soon. Watch the official website and/or follow DreamHack on Twitter and other social media platforms.

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About DreamHack

DreamHack creates a world where the gaming community comes to life. The festivals, featuring everything gaming under one roof, create an arena where you can come to connect, explore, win, play a part, and be yourself through a gaming lifestyle experience. Attendees meet their favorite creators, experience professional esports tournaments, amateur and varsity gaming tournaments, world-famous bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party, cosplay championships, panels, art, activities, expo, screenings, live music, and more. DreamHack is part of ESL FACEIT Group, the leading competitive games and esports company.

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DreamHack / ESL FACEIT Group media contacts: 

Per Sjölin, Senior Communications Manager

+46 730 25 31 99 |

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