DreamHack in partnership with Monster Energy and CORSAIR is thrilled to announce the return of DreamHack Open for its 8th year running. For 2019, DreamHack Open will be featured across seven DreamHack digital festivals throughout Europe, North America and for the first time ever South America.
Each DreamHack Open stop in 2019 will feature eight professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams competing live on-stage for their share of a $100,000 prize pool. DreamHack Open will return to familiar locations, as well as two new locations, including a stop in Europe, in The Netherlands, at the inaugural DreamHack Rotterdam event, and for the first time ever a stop in South America, in Rio De Janeiro, for DreamHack Rio. DreamHack Rio will be the first stop of the year, taking place April 19-21st, 2019.
DreamHack Open will continue to play a key role within the CS:GO competitive landscape, as each competition will feature a combination of teams directly invited to the competition, as well as the opportunity for every aspiring CS:GO professional player to qualify through online competition. In 2019 as DreamHack expands to South America, the goal of DreamHack Open will be to continue to develop the circuit to be the number one place for teams to prove themselves as world-class teams, and further develop the strength of CS:GO as a global sport.
“DreamHack Open entering its 8th year is an exciting step for DreamHack, few esport circuits have run that long,” said Michael Van Driel, Chief Product Officer at DreamHack AB, “Visiting new locations is always our goal, and with new stops in Brazil and The Netherlands we are sure this will be a year to remember.”
Each tournament will be broadcast online through DreamHack’s Twitch.tv channels as well as additional digital and traditional broadcast partners, so fans will be able to tune in worldwide to catch all the action. Tickets for all DreamHack festivals will begin to go on sale shortly, so any fans hoping to catch the action live should stay tuned.
2019 DREAMHACK OPEN STOPS
DreamHack Rio, Brazil – Apr 19 – Apr 21, 2019
DreamHack Tours, France – May 17 – May 19, 2019
DreamHack Summer, Jönköping, Sweden – Jun 15 – Jun 17, 2019
DreamHack Montreal, Canada – Sep 6 – Sep 8, 2019
DreamHack Rotterdam, Netherlands – Oct 18 – Oct 20, 2019
DreamHack Atlanta, Georgia, USA – Nov 15- Nov 17, 2019
DreamHack Winter, Jönköping, Sweden, Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2019
For all the latest news on DreamHack’s CS:GO activities, fans should stay tuned to DreamHack’s CS:GO Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as the portal for all DreamHack Open news will be updated soon on http://open.dreamhack.com.
ABOUT DREAMHACK OPEN
Launched in 2012, DreamHack Open is DreamHack’s premiere esports circuit featuring 7 live LAN tour stops across three continents in 2019. The official title featured in DreamHack Open is Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
DreamHack is all about entertainment for the digital generation. Founded in 1994 as a BYOC LAN party, DreamHack grew over 20 years to a global phenomenon as the digital festival for today’s youth, hosted throughout Europe and North America. DreamHack festivals feature multiple esports competitions, live music, exhibitions, creative competitions, LAN party, cosplay and much more. DreamHack helped pioneer esports and continues to be one of the largest global producers of esports content. DreamHack esports broadcasts reached over 375 million views and DreamHack events welcomed over 250,000 visitors in 2017.