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Game On: All-Day DreamHack Gaming Festival Returns to Atlanta With Over $2M in eSports Prizes

by Angela King

One of the most epic events the gaming community has to offer

Thousands of gamers will flock to the Georgia World Congress Center on November 16-18 for the return of DreamHack, the world’s premier gaming and digital festival. The 24-hour-a-day festival weekend features all things gaming under one roof.

DreamHack, based out of Europe, is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest LAN party and computer festival with the world’s fastest Internet connection and the most generated traffic. It first came to Atlanta last year, drawing nearly 25,000 visitors from 48 states and 25 countries.

The event is jam-packed with nearly $2 million of prizes in professional eSports tournaments, collegiate and high school matches, a LAN party, cosplay championship, panels, art, activities, expo, films, live music and more.

DreamHack will also coincide with Esports Week Atlanta, a gathering focused on highlighting and celebrating the emerging world of eSports.

What to expect

Participants can attend workshops highlighting a wide variety of subjects to help gamers develop their skills or learn new ones. The festival will include interactive panel discussions with industry leaders and a showcase highlighting student projects.

The festival will also feature the Game Pitch Championship, a pitch competition that helps gaming entrepreneurs build the skills needed to successfully present a project to publishers and investors. If you’re a game developer looking for funding, this is the event for you.

Go hard or go home

Yes, it’s all up for grabs: video games, consoles, tabletop games, mobile devices and cutting-edge VR equipment will be open for attendees to play.  Last year, hip hop artist Waka Flocka brought his A-game and joined fellow gamers in the mix.

If you want to play with (or just watch!) the world’s top gamers, you’ll want to be at DreamHack.

Register here!

Featured image via Rikard Söderberg via DreamHack

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