A new year of DreamHack Open is soon upon us, with DreamHack Leipzig on January 26-28th approaching with hasty steps, we are delighted to announce that the first stop of the 2018 season will feature Psyonix’s popular vehicular soccer game Rocket League with a $50,000 prize pool.
DreamHack Open is returning to Leipzig, Germany for the third year running, when the Leipzig Trade Fair opens its doors on January 26-28th next year. For the first event of the year, we will be bringing Rocket League to the DreamHack Open stage, with teams competing onstage for a full three days throughout the event. Rocket League fans can expect the best experience yet as DreamHack continues to expand our initiatives within the title.
“The Rocket League esports community has continued to grow, and after we hosted two championships at DreamHack Summer and Atlanta, we are very excited to continue to support Rocket League,” Said Michael Van Driel, Chief Product Officer at DreamHack. “We want to thank the Rocket League community for their warm reception of us, and hope everyone tunes in January 26 – 28th to catch all the best games.”
Details surrounding the upcoming 2018 DreamHack event calendar and DreamHack Open 2018 circuit will come in the near future, but we are anticipate to return with a similar roadmap as we featured in 2017.
Following their placements at the recently concluded Rocket League Championship Series Season 4 – World Championship, as well as other recent Rocket League events, four teams will receive direct invites to compete live in Leipzig.
Online qualifiers will be hosted in both North America and Europe. Each of the qualifiers will be set to qualify two teams who will be making their way to Leipzig in January. More information regarding the qualifiers will be announced shortly.
While 8 teams will be making their way to Leipzig via either direct invites or online qualifiers, 24 spots will be available via open sign ups. The open sign ups will begin very soon, so be sure to stay tuned to the website or follow us on social media.
All matches will be played 3vs3 on PC, with DreamHack providing all of the hardware, just don’t forget to bring your controller!
January 26th – Friday: 32 team double elimination groups, top 16 advance, BO3
January 27th – Saturday: 16 team double elimination groups, top 8 advance, BO5
January 28th – Sunday: Single elimination top 8 players, BO5 RO8 and BO7 top 4
Teams attending via the open sign ups are required to have all team members hold an event pass. Event passes can be obtained by going here.
Looking to attend the event and experience Rocket League first hand? Join us in Leipzig and make sure to pick up your tickets today by going to the DreamHack Leipzig ticketing website.
If you can’t make it to Leipzig, then be sure to catch all of the action online on multiple platforms and languages, all centralized at DreamHack.TV.