Esports Tournaments Added to Three-Day Festival Include $100,000 DreamHack Featuring Fortnite Competition and $100,000 Starcraft 2 Masters, Plus Over $35,000 in BYOC Tournaments, and More than $25,000 Across Nine Fighting Games Tournaments
COLOGNE / STOCKHOLM / NEW YORK — DreamHack Atlanta, the three-day, immersive, gaming lifestyle festival, has esports competitions this ultimate weekend experience November 18-20, 2022, at the Georgia World Congress Center. Featuring everything gaming under one roof, the event has now added several esports tournaments which offer everyone the opportunity to compete and win — from amateurs to pros. This includes: a $100,000 Fortnite Competition; a $100,000 Starcraft II Masters; a prize pool of more than $35,000 for Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) tournaments; and a prize pool of more than $25,000 across nine Fighting Games tournaments. Additional content will be announced soon.
“DreamHack loves Atlanta, and we are thrilled to be back! This pandemic has been so hard for so many — but gaming has always had a special way of bringing communities together both online and in person,” said Shahin Zarrabi, VP Strategy & Growth at DreamHack. “We always strive to not only create not only a world where our community comes to life, but also one where everybody can be somebody. This array of esports competitions will offer that opportunity to all, so we can’t wait to once again share our festival with the people of Atlanta.”
DreamHack’s 2022 global tour includes a total of 10 festivals in seven countries. DreamHack’s first event since the pandemic was DreamHack Dallas in June — DreamHack has not been to Atlanta since before the pandemic in November 2019.
Prices start at $31 for a one-day pass, and $85 for a three-day experience. More details are available at dreamhack.com/atlanta/tickets.
DreamHack Featuring Fortnite — $100,000 Prize Pool
The DreamHack Featuring Fortnite competition will run all three days of DreamHack Atlanta, beginning on Friday, Nov. 18 and finishing Sunday, Nov. 20 on-site in the BYOC LAN area. Anyone with a BYOC ticket will have the opportunity to compete and begin their journey to become the next DreamHack Featuring Fortnite Champion.
DreamHack Starcraft 2 Masters — Over $100,000 to be won
Participation can be achieved through two routes: 1) Qualify through the regional competitions and secure yourself a paid trip and seeding into the deep stages of the competition, or 2) Register for the 63 slots available in the early stages of the competition.
Fighting Games — More than $25,000 Prize Pool Up For Grabs
DreamHack Atlanta will feature Fighting Game Championships (FGC) including:
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Singles — $10,000 Prize Pool
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Doubles — $1000 Prize Pool
- Super Smash Bros. Melee, Singles — $1000 Prize Pool
- Super Smash Bros. Melee, Doubles — $1000 Prize Pool
- Guilty Gear Strive — $5000 Prize Pool
- Tekken 7 — $2,500 Prize Pool
- DNF: Duel — $1,500 Prize Pool
- Street Fighter V — $1,000 Prize Pool
- The King of Fighters XV — $1,000 Prize Pool
BYOC Tournaments — More than $35,000 Prize Pool Available
The LAN is a “Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) or console area and is the core of a DreamHack festival. Each BYOC ticket guarantees a reserved seat, a port on the LAN, power outlets for gear, and a chair (but feel free to bring your own!). BYOC LAN ticket or a 3-Day Pass is required to enter. The Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) tournaments encourage participants to grab friends and competefor well-deserved cash prizes, including:
- Rocket League — $10,000 Prize Pool
- Team Fortress 2 — $10,000 Prize Pool
- Teamfight Tactics — $5,000 Prize Pool
- Counter Strike: Global Offensive — $2,500 Prize Pool
- League of Legends — $2,500 Prize Pool
- Starcraft 2 — $2,500 Prize Pool
- Age of Empires IV — $2,500 Prize Pool
- Legends of Runeterra — $1,500 Prize Pool
In addition, the annual Esport Summit will take place ahead of DreamHack Atlanta, punctuating the thriving esports industry in Georgia and beyond. Esports Summit provides global business leaders and educators a comprehensive view of the entire esports ecosystem, including networking opportunities, presentations from industry leaders, and workshops with some of the largest names in the esports and scholastic esports industry.
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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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