Published on : Tuesday, November 28, 2017
DreamHack Masters, established in 2016 as DreamHack’s ultimate esports arena experience, will be heading to Stockholm and Ericsson Globe for 2018. Today DreamHack is proud to announce that in partnership with City of Stockholm and Stockholm Live, that the capital of Sweden will be a host city of DreamHack Masters going forward. This is the first edition to be hosted in Stockholm, and DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018 is planned to take place September 1-2, with a group stage to be held prior to the main event between August 29 – 31.
To date DreamHack Masters has hosted three editions of the tournament series, including some of the most memorable esports events of all time. Those include Ninjas in Pyjamas winning with the ultimate underdog story on home soil at DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016, as well as Virtus.pro taking home an explosive victory at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017.
Thus far all editions of DreamHack Masters have featured Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as the main title, prize pools of $250,000 or more, and 16 teams competing live for the prize. This will continue and DreamHack plans to continue to innovate and make sure that the DreamHack Masters series continues to be the most viewed independent tournaments.
Sweden and Stockholm in particular has a rich history in esports and has for many been the go to location for either getting the proper training or breaking through. The legacy dates back to the old guard and the early days of esports, today the city is home to both old and new-born stars, as well as Major champions.
“We are tremendously excited to head to Stockholm with DreamHack Masters,” said Marcus Lindmark, CEO & President of DreamHack AB, “Stockholm is the home of the DreamHack headquarters and Stockholm Live has some of the best facilities available globally, so we are going to have everything at our fingertips to produce the best esport event and experience possible, for both viewers onsite and online.”
”DreamHack, as pioneers within the esport community, is truly a great partnership for us at Stockholm Live”, says Marie Lindqvist CEO of Stockholm Live. “We are very honored to host the DreamHack Masters in Stockholm next year, and also see this as an important strategic event in our desire to develop the esport event scene even further in Sweden”.
“It feels exciting and natural that DreamHack chooses Stockholm as a host city. Stockholm is one of the world’s most important tech cities, and we have established ourselves as a prominent event city. We have a long tradition of esports that we are now building on.” says Karin Wanngård (S), Mayor of Stockholm City.
Source:- Visit Stockholm
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