One of the biggest events in esports, the Dreamhack Winter 2017 is taking the year-end spotlight as it lands off at Jönköping, Sweden from December 1-4.
As every digital festival, Dreamhack hosts a variety of events for all esports and tech enthusiasts to feast upon, from streaming personalities, to esports tournaments available. Razer is back at the event with their booth, where people can experience all the tech company’s latest stuff, including the Razer smartphone and the streamer set imbued with the Kiyo camera and new Seiren X microphone. GIGABYTE also makes its comeback in partnership with gaming brand AORUS. A gaming arena, called AORUSLAND, is built to showcase the specs of the gaming hardware with various games such as PUBG, VR Racing, CS:GO and Overwatch among others, with the provision of playing to earn points and redeem them for goodies from the partnership.
Aside from the Razer booth and the AORUSLAND at Hall B, Quake Champions will also host the Quake Champions Invitational with $350,000 prize pool with competitions in the Dual and Sacrifice mode. ROG makes its comeback with the DotA 2 major tournament, Dreamhack ROG 2017, with $1,000,000 prize money. Steep is also available for its open beta in the event.
Players will, like past Dreamhack events, have the chance to sit and play with fellow players of the same game preference, meet new friends, form squads and share gaming experiences. Listed are the seat rows for every game title showcased.
– Counter Strike: Global Offensive – Row D1-D2
– Call of Duty: WWII – Row D3
– Overwatch – Row D4-D5
– Battlefield 1 – Row D6
– H1Z1: King of the Hill – Row D7-D8
– Rocket League – Row D9
– Grand Theft Auto V – Row D21
– Minecraft – Row D23
– League of Legends – Row D24
– World of Warcraft – Row D26
– PLAYERUNKNOWN’S Battlegrounds – Row D27-D29
– Destiny 2 – Row D30
– DotA 2 – Row D61
While Hall D stores all players in an interactive zone with their fellow players, Hall C is home to streamers. Attendees can watch and interact with their favorite streamers at this hall, with specific times allotted to each streamer.
Participants of Dreamhack 2017 must be aware of these times:
Doors open: 08:00 CET, Friday 1st December
Opening ceremony: 16:00 CET, Friday 1st December at the Main Stage
The network goes down: 08:00 CET, Monday 4th December
The electricity goes down: 08:40, CET, Monday 4th December
All participants must be out of the Elmia Fair: 10:00 CET, Monday 4th December
Dreamhack is open 24/7 during the event’s duration.