DreamHack Melbourne Adds $35,000 Prize Pool to BYOC LAN Tournaments

Iconic DreamHack LAN Moved to Rod Laver Arena, Australia’s Most Well-Known Sporting Arena

Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday March 14th – Today DreamHack, an ESL FACEIT Group brand, announced a huge $35,000 prize pool for the four main Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN tournaments at DreamHack Melbourne, with the four events being played across games including VALORANT, Fortnite, Rocket League and Call of Duty. In addition, the BYOC LAN is now confirmed to be held in Rod Laver Arena, giving attendees the chance to bring their PC setup into Australia’s most well-known sporting arena for the first time. 

Prize Pool Breakdown:

GamePrize PoolFormat
Rocket League$5,0001v1
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2$10,0004v4

Registrations for the above tournaments will open on Monday, March 20, with any 3-Day BYOC Festival Pass ticket holder able to enter for free. Registrations will take place on the DreamHack Melbourne BYOC LAN website here.

In addition to the games listed above, many smaller tournaments will take place across a broad range of game genres, including FPS, Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, Real-Time Strategy and more. For the full details and upcoming tournament announcements, fans can visit the DreamHack Melbourne website at https://dreamhack.com/melbourne 

Quote attributed to Liz Mead, BYOC LAN Project Manager at ESL Australia:

“DreamHack festivals are all about community, no matter where they’re hosted across the world. After introducing fans with a grass-roots LAN experience at DreamHack Melbourne last year, we’re now ready to take the next step and level up our LAN, bringing it to a level comparable to other DreamHack festivals around the world. With an increased prizepool, and a new location in the heart of Australia’s iconic Rod Laver Arena, there’s every reason to get your mates together and come down for a weekend of community, competition, and fun this April.”

Quote attributed to Ben Green, Head of Product at ESL Australia:

“Approaching this year’s DreamHack festival, we’ve sat down and brainstormed how we can improve on our first iteration. Today’s announcement is a direct result of that – we’re committed to delivering a world-class DreamHack BYOC LAN experience in Melbourne, and turning DreamHack into the go-to destination for any Aussie who wants to compete at an amateur & semi-pro level level, by providing some of the largest LAN prizepools in ANZ for some of the world’s most popular competitive video games.”

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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 favourite 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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