DreamHack to Make San Diego Debut with Monumental Gaming Lifestyle Festival in April 2023

STOCKHOLM / NEW YORK — DreamHack, an ESL FACEIT Group brand, today announced it will make the San Diego debut of its highly-popular gaming lifestyle festivals by launching DreamHack San Diego. The monumental event will be a three-day, immersive festival offering an extraordinary experience where the gaming community comes to life April 7-9, 2023, at the San Diego Convention Center. 

“We are incredibly excited to launch DreamHack San Diego. With so many partners, publishers and gaming organizations in California, this event is poised to be our most significant U.S. festival to date,” said Shahin Zarrabi, VP of Strategy & Growth for DreamHack. “San Diego continues to grow its reputation as a host city for major industry conventions — DreamHack will add to that by creating an arena where you can come to connect, explore, win, play a part, and be yourself through a gaming lifestyle experience.” 

Offering everything gaming under one roof means a wide array of activities and experiences are available to all who attend the three-day festival. These include professional, grassroots and collegiate gaming competitions, a three-day LAN party, cosplay, panels, expo, art, screenings, live music, and much more. The specific details for DreamHack San Diego will be announced in the coming months. 

DreamHack’s complete 2023 global tour will be announced on DreamHack Day, December 9 — San Diego will be one of three U.S. stops. In 2022, DreamHack’s global tour included a total of 10 festivals in seven countries.


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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