DreamHack Summer returns to Sweden In June 2023

Three-Day Gaming Lifestyle Festival Returns June 16-18

– BYOC ticket-holders gear up to compete in $250,000 Fortnite tournament
– Watch the best battle it out at the ESL Starcraft® II Masters Final, with a $200,000 total prize pool
– Swedish “Elitserien”, the most significant domestic league in CS:GO, returns at DreamHack Summer 2023
– The Cosplay Championship will take place on Saturday, June 17 at 17:00 CEST, with the winners taking home a share of the 25,000 SEK prize pool
– Join the party at the legendary LAN of DreamHack Summer including meeting your favourite creators at our new and improved Creator HubExpo activities and activations including Tabletop tournaments, Lego speed-building competitions, live music & more! 

STOCKHOLM / NEW YORKDreamHack, an ESL FACEIT Group brand, today announced DreamHack Summer will return in June 2023. Taking place on June 16-18 (LAN June 16-19), 2023, at the Elmia Congress Center in Jönköping, Sweden, DreamHack Summer will be a three-day, immersive festival offering an extraordinary experience where the gaming community comes to life.

DreamHack Summer is the fourth of ten DreamHack festivals taking place across seven countries this year. Tickets start at 169 SEK for a single day and 449 SEK for three-day access, with more information available at https://dreamhack.com/summer/tickets.

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, art, screenings, live music, and much more. 

Take part in our legendary LAN Competitions

The legendary LAN of DreamHack Summer returns! Our LAN is a Bring Your Own Computer (or Console) area of the event and is the core of a DreamHack festival. Each LAN ticket gets you a reserved seat, a port on our LAN, power outlets for your gear, and a chair. You can even bring your own chair! 

Gear up to compete in our $250,000 Fortnite tournament

DreamHack Open Featuring Fortnite, a Zero Build Duos competition that debuted at DreamHack San Diego, is bringing its third and final installation to DreamHack Summer. Available to all BYOC ticket holders, the three-day competition provides an opportunity for attendees of all skill levels to test their mettle and clash for $250,000 in prize money. The top 10 duos will also qualify for Gamers8 Featuring Fortnite, a $2 million event taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from July 28-31.

Watch the ESL Starcraft® II Masters

Following the Online Regionals on May 2-21, the ESL Starcraft® II Masters Finals take place live at DreamHack Summer in Jönköping, Sweden, on June 16-18, 2023, featuring a prize pool of $200,000.

Participation in the ESL Masters competition can be achieved through two routes: Qualify through the regional competitions and secure a paid trip and seeding into the deep stages of the competition; or register for the 32 slots available in the early stages of the competition. To keep the highest level of competition, the open slots will be filled by ESL Pro Tour points order. The first deadline for all the participants to display interest in joining us in Jönköping is May 25th. More information can be found here: https://dreamhack.com/summer/sc2/ 

Experience the Svenska Elitserien Finals

Swedish “Elitserien”, the most significant domestic league in CS:GO, returns at DreamHack Summer 2023. See the established and aspiring teams of Swedish CS:GO compete live at our LAN Stage across the weekend.

Meet your favourite creators at our Creator Hub

This year we are taking the concept to the next level and are offering creators an opportunity to further interact with their community, create unique content, and much more in our new Creator Hub. From meet & greets to gameshows, make sure to stop by and say hi to some of your favourite content creators. 

DreamHack Summer will feature dozens of popular creators, including:

In-Arena Gameshows:

  • DreamHack Summer will feature a Counter Strike 2 Creator Showmatch, set to demonstrate the skills of some of the world’s top esports players, on LAN Tournament stage on Friday
  • DreamHack Cakeoff will take over the LAN Stage on Friday, with some of the biggest creators in Sweden showing off their baking skills 
  • DreamhackCreator Showdown will also return, raising money for Save The Children

Check out our Ready-to-Play Area

No PC? No problem! We will have a plethora of games to play in the Ready to Play area on both PC and Consoles! Compete in challenges and tournaments all weekend long across a list of titles, including the upcoming and highly anticipated Counter-Strike 2.

Learn the art of Magic: The Gathering, or flex your skills at our Tabletop Area

A world of fun and competition awaits you at DreamHack Summer! Whether you’re looking to learn a new game or hone your skills in a familiar favourite, our Tabletop Arena is the perfect destination for anyone who loves tabletop gaming. From casual tournaments to Magic: The Gathering events and giveaways, our experienced staff is on hand to guide newcomers through the rules and strategies of different games, while seasoned gamers can connect with like-minded players and compete in friendly matches. 

Live your Lego dreams at our Builders Zone

Builders Zone is the ultimate destination for Lego fans of all ages! Featuring a variety of exciting activities and events, this area is perfect for families looking for a fun and creative way to spend their day. With our Lego ocean, speed-building competitions, and a chance to meet Lego Master stars and learn from the best in the business, there’s never a dull moment in Builders Zone. Whether you’re a seasoned builder or a newcomer to the world of Lego, there’s something for everyone here.

Witness the crowning of a Cosplay Champion

Our Cosplay Championship will take place on Saturday, June 17 at 17:00 CEST, with the winners taking home a share of the 25,000 SEK prize pool. Alongside our usual DreamHack Cosplay Championship and Parade, we also hope to host panels, workshops, and other fun things for our cosplayers to enjoy. More information to come!

Get the party started with Live Music

There’s no party without live music. When the expo closes, let the party commence at the Main Stage! Acts include: 

Explore the Battle Zone

Looking to have a blast with your friends or family? Look no further than our Battle Zone! Our arena is the perfect place to let loose and have some fun with Nerf guns. 

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